WSR 97-03-029

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING

(Board of Registration for

Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors)

[Filed January 9, 1997, 10:28 a.m.]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Requirements relating to application, qualification and examinations for licensure as a professional engineer including WAC 196-12-010, 196-12-020, 196-12-030, 196-12-050, 196-12-060, 196-24-030, 196-24-040, 196-24-050, 196-24-085, 196-24-100, and 196-24-105.

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Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Many sections of these rules are outdated. They will be rewritten and formatted to facilitate improved understanding of the requirements for engineering examination and licensure. The engineering exams offered have changed, requiring amendment. Current provisions permitting waiver of the fundamentals of engineering (EIT) exam will also be reviewed.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: Agency study; and an advisory committee will be used to help draft new rule language. Anyone expressing interest may attend meetings of this advisory committee.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Rick Notestine, c/o Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors, P.O. Box 9649, Olympia, WA 98507-9649, (360) 753-3634, FAX (360) 664-2551. Interested parties will be placed on the mailing list for this rule adoption process. Said parties may also participate with the advisory committee in drafting these rules.

January 9, 1997

Alan E. Rathbun

Executive Director

Legislature Code Reviser

Register

Washington State Code Reviser's Office