WSR 10-09-036

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING


[ Filed April 14, 2010, 12:49 p.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 10-01-149.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Chapter 196-26A WAC, Registered professional engineers and land surveyor fees.

Hearing Location(s): Comfort Inn & Suites, 19333 International Boulevard, Room 243, SeaTac, WA 98188, on May 27, 2010, at 6:00 p.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: June 10, 2010.

Submit Written Comments to: George A. Twiss, PLS, Executive Director, Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors, P.O. Box 9025, Olympia, WA 98507-9025, e-mail engineers@dol.wa.gov, fax (360) 664-2551, by May 25, 2010.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Kim King, administrative assistant, by May 24, 2010, TTY (360) 664-8885 or (360) 664-1564.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Amendments to chapter 196-26A WAC are necessary to make a reduction in renewal fees charged to licensees. These adjustments are being made to assure revenue collections are consistent with expenditures and do not result in an over collection.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: This proposal will reduce the renewal fees that individuals pay the state thus making their access to state services less burdensome and their cost to do business lower. The limited suspension (two years) will enable the department and the program to more quickly respond to changing economic impacts.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 18.43.080.

Statute Being Implemented: Chapter 18.43 RCW.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Name of Proponent: Board of registration for professional engineers and land surveyors, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: George Twiss, 405 Black Lake Boulevard, Olympia, WA 98502, (360) 664-1565.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. There is no negative economic impact to licensees.

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. There is no negative economic impact to licensees.

April 14, 2010

Walt Fahrer

Rules Coordinator

OTS-3182.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 06-06-019, filed 2/21/06, effective 3/24/06)

WAC 196-26A-110   Suspended fees.   Effective ((July 1, 2006)) August 1, 2010, the following fees will have the listed portions suspended from collection until July ((1, 2008)) 31, 2012.


Fee categories Current

Fees

Portion

Suspended

Temporary Fees

License Renewals:
Engineer $116 $((16))

40

$((100))

76

Engineer late

renewal penalty

$174 $((24))

60

$((150))

114

Surveyor $116 $((16))

40

$((100))

76

Surveyor late

renewal penalty

$174 $((24))

60

$((150))

114

[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.24.086, 18.43.035, and 18.210.050. 06-06-019, 196-26A-110, filed 2/21/06, effective 3/24/06.]

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