WSR 12-06-064

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING


[ Filed March 6, 2012, 8:21 a.m. , effective April 6, 2012 ]


Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

Purpose: The existing rule needed to be revised to reflect passage of HB 1061, signed by the governor on May 5, 2011. The adoption of this rule lowers the existing renewal fees for designers from $325 a year to $116 for a two-year renewal, and inspectors renewals are lowered from $150 a year to $116 for a two-year renewal.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 196-30-020 and 196-30-030.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 43.24.086.

Other Authority: Chapter 18.210 RCW.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 12-02-002 on December 21, 2011.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 2, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 2, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: March 6, 2012.

Damon G. Monroe

Rules Coordinator

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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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