WSR 17-09-013
[Filed April 7, 2017, 10:56 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 308-15 WAC, Geologist licensing services.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.220.040, 18.220.050, and 43.24.086.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Proposed rules (1) identify alternative credentialed vocations outside of geology to perform certain services currently performed only by licensed geologists; (2) broaden the methods for applicants to meet licensing educational requirements; and (3) codify in rule policies put into place by the board since rule development over the last twelve years.
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 18.220 RCW. Details will be posted on our web site and distributed through the geologist board listserv.
To receive information by email, please sign up on the geologist board listserv at
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Julie Konnersman, Washington State Geologist Licensing Board, Department of Licensing, P.O. Box 9012, Olympia, WA 98507-9012, phone (360) 902-3607, fax (360) 570-7098, email Additional information will be posted on the geologist board web site as it becomes available at
April 7, 2017
Damon Monroe
Rules Coordinator