WSR 97-19-038

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING

(Board of Registration for Professional

Engineers and Land Surveyors)

[Filed September 9, 1997, 3:38 p.m.]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Repeal of administrative procedure rules currently codified in chapter 196-08 WAC. Said rules would be replaced with new rules in a new proposed chapter 196-09 WAC. Said new rules would correspond to the procedures set forth in the Administrative Procedure Act, chapter 34.05 RCW and chapter 10-08 WAC as well as applicable court rules.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.43.035, 34.05.250.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The current rules covering board practices and procedures were adopted in 1960 and for the most part have not been significantly amended since adoption. The repeal of these rules and adoption of new rules to replace them is consistent with the legislative intent for the Administrative Procedure Act and the model rules adopted in chapter 10-08 WAC.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The rules being proposed for repeal and the subsequent replacements define the administrative practice and procedures the board uses in adjudicative proceedings. These rules are for the specific use by the board.

Process for Developing New Rule: Agency study; and the process will include requests for public written comment and public hearing.

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, PLS, Program Director, Investigation and Enforcement, Board of Registration, P.O. Box 9649, Olympia, WA 98507-9649, (360) 586-3363, FAX (360) 664-2552, e-mail gtwiss@dol.wa.gov. A mailing list will be developed to notify interested parties of proposed rules and/or public hearing.

September 8, 1997

Alan E. Rathbun, P.E.

Executive Director

Legislature Code Reviser

Register

Washington State Code Reviser's Office