WSR 00-21-061

AGENDA

DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING


[ Filed October 16, 2000, 1:28 p.m. ]

Shown below is the 2000 Regulatory Review Progress Report for the Department of Licensing (DOL).

The first part of the report is a statement of WAC sections repealed, amended and reviewed along with the number of WAC pages eliminated. The second part is a summary of activities and accomplishments.

REPORT ON THE PROGRESS MADE ON REGULATORY REVIEW


DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING


OCTOBER, 2000


1. A summary of the number of rule sections reviewed, amended, and repealed and the number of pages eliminated in the Washington Administrative Code since the effective date of the Executive Order:

Rules Reviewed 1354
Rules Amended 503
Rules Repealed 323
WAC Pages Eliminated 47
Percent Rules Reviewed 95
2. A summary of DOL's actions in response to petitions under RCW 34.05.330: The agency has received no petitions.

3. A summary of the results of DOL's review of policy and interpretive statements and similar documents:

Policy Statements Reviewed 42
Policy Statements Amended 14
Policy Statements Deleted 27
4. A summary of DOL's review of reporting requirements imposed on businesses: None of the rules and policy statements reviewed contained reporting requirements.

5. Recommendations for statutory or administrative changes resulting from the regulatory reviews: The review has identified inconsistencies between the license renewal process used by the Business and Professions Division and the language in the RCW regarding engineer renewals. The engineer program is proposing legislation to bring the law into conformance with agency practices.

Several necessary updates noted in the limousine carrier businesses, such as references to session law that is now codified.

6. Accomplishments resulting from DOL's regulatory review and improvement program: The question and answer format has been adopted for rule writing in the Vehicle Services Division to facilitate clarity and usefulness of rules.

DOL continues to expand access to agency forms through the agency homepage.

There has been one administrative change to a renewal period and one administrative change to codify reinstatement practices in the architects program.

New rules have been adopted for approval of distance education delivery methods for real estate education courses.

Fred Stephens

Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office