WSR 12-02-002

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING


[ Filed December 21, 2011, 3:06 p.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 11-14-070.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Chapter 196-30 WAC, Fees for on-site wastewater treatment designers and inspectors.

Hearing Location(s): Department of Licensing, Business and Professions Division, 405 Black Lake Boulevard, Room 2209, Olympia, WA 98502, on February 7, 2012, at 1:00 p.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: March 6, 2012.

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 February 6, 2012.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Kim King, executive assistant, by February 6, 2012, TTY (360) 664-8885 or (360) 664-1564.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: This existing rule needs to be revised to reflect passage of HB 1061, signed by the governor on May 5, 2011. The adoption of this rule will lower the existing renewal fees from $325 a year to $116 for a two-year renewal.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: This fee change reduces the renewal fee for on-site designers and inspectors.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 18.43.035, 43.24.086, and 18.210.050.

Statute Being Implemented: Chapter 18.210 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. A small business economic impact statement was not prepared as this does not have a negative impact on the licensees. Renewal fees are being lowered from $325 per year for designers and $150 per year for inspectors to $116 for a two-year renewal.

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. There is not a negative economic impact to licensees.

December 21, 2011

Damon G. Monroe

Rules Coordinator

OTS-4536.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 07-10-126, filed 5/2/07, effective 6/2/07)

WAC 196-30-020   On-site wastewater treatment designer and inspector fees.   The business and professions division of the department of licensing shall assess the following fees:


Title of Fee Amount ($)
Designer license application (([))200.00((]))
Designer license application (comity) (([))75.00((]))
Designer license renewal (([325.00]))

116.00

Designer license re-examination (([))140.00((]))
Late renewal penalty (([100.00]))

58.00

Certificate of competency (inspector)
Application (([))175.00((]))
Certificate of competency renewal (([150.00]))

116.00

Late renewal penalty 58.00
Certificate of competency re-examination (([))140.00((]))

[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.24.086 and chapter 18.210 RCW. 07-10-126, 196-30-020, filed 5/2/07, effective 6/2/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.24.086 and 18.210.050. 99-24-022, 196-30-020, filed 11/23/99, effective 12/24/99.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 07-10-126, filed 5/2/07, effective 6/2/07)

WAC 196-30-030   License renewals.   (1) Licenses and certificates of competency that expire on or after March 1, 2012, shall be for a two-year period due on the individual's birth date.

(2) The initial designer license and certificate of competency will expire on the licensee's or certificate holder's next birth date. However, if the licensee's or certificate holder's next birth date is within three months of the initial date of issuing the license or certificate, the original license or certificate will expire on his or her second birthday following issuance of the original license or certificate. All subsequent renewals shall be for a ((one-year)) two-year period due on the ((individuals)) individual's birth date. No refunds will be made, or payments accepted for a partial year.

(((2))) (3) It shall be the licensee's or certificate holder's responsibility to pay the prescribed renewal fee to the department of licensing on or before the date of expiration.

(((3))) (4) Licensees who fail to pay the prescribed renewal fee within ninety days of the license expiration date will be subject to a late penalty fee ((of $100.00)) equivalent to the fee for a one-year renewal. However, the license or certificate is invalid the date of expiration (if not renewed) even though an additional ninety days is granted to pay the renewal fee without penalty. After ninety days, the base renewal fee plus the penalty fee must be paid before the license or certificate can be renewed to a valid status.

(((4))) (5) Any designer license that remains expired for more ((that)) than two years would be canceled. After cancellation, a new application must be made in accordance with chapter 18.210 RCW to obtain another license.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 43.24.086 and chapter 18.210 RCW. 07-10-126, 196-30-030, filed 5/2/07, effective 6/2/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.24.086 and 18.210.050. 99-24-022, 196-30-030, filed 11/23/99, effective 12/24/99.]

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