WSR 13-20-011
[Filed September 20, 2013, 11:13 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 196-29 WAC, Professional practices.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.43.035.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Rules defining the scope of practice for land surveying are being adopted into [the Washington] Administrative Code to help clarify terminology that has become unclear since the Engineer's Registration Act (RCW 18.43.020(9)) was first adopted in 1947. The clarifications are needed to bring contemporary definitions to the traditional terminology.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: Negotiated rule making.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting George A. Twiss, Executive Director, Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors, P.O. Box 9025, Olympia, WA 98507-9025, phone (360) 664-1565, fax (360) 664-2551. Comments may be submitted through regular mail, fax or e-mail. Draft language of rule amendments will be distributed to the board's list of interested persons (listserv).
September 20, 2013
Damon Monroe
Rules Coordinator