PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 308-12-205 Architect fees.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.08.340 and 43.24.086.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The proposed rule change continues suspended fee amounts, at rates that were effective July 1, 2011, through July 1, 2013. This program is required to be self-supporting and operates out of a dedicated fund. Revenue currently being generated to cover the cost of the program is sufficient with the fee suspension in place. This trend is expected to continue over the next couple of years. The suspended fees would have a positive impact on new applicants and existing licensees. This proposed rule amendment is supported by industry and meets exemption criteria outlined in Executive Order 10-06.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: Direct notice will be made to stakeholders and all active licensees under chapter 18.08 RCW. Details will be posted on our web site and distributed through the architect board listserv.
To receive information by e-mail, please sign up on the architect board listserv at http://listserv.wa.gov/cgi-bin/wa?A0=ARCHITECT-BOARD.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by mail to Autumn Dryden, Washington State Board for Architects, Department of Licensing, P.O. Box 9045, Olympia, WA 98507, phone (360) 664-1388, fax (360) 570-7098, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Interested parties may send comments by mail, phone, fax or e-mail. Additional information will be posted on the architect board web site as it becomes available at http://www.dol.wa.gov/business/architects/.
March 29, 2013