WSR 97-20-058



(Cemetery Board)

[Filed September 25, 1997, 10:42 a.m.]

Original Notice.

Exempt from preproposal statement of inquiry under RCW 34.05.310(4).

Title of Rule: Fees.

Purpose: To amend WAC 98-70-010 to bring Cemetery Board revenues into line with expenditures.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 68.05.105.

Statute Being Implemented: Title 68 RCW.

Summary: This amendment will allow the Cemetery Board to raise its application and renewal fees by the four percent allowed by statute in order to bring its revenues more closely into line with its expenditures.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Jon Donnellan, Department of Licensing, 405 Black Lake Boulevard, Olympia, (360) 586-4905.

Name of Proponent: Cemetery Board, governmental.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: WAC 98-70-010 provides for application and renewal fees for the certificate of authority to operate a cemetery, crematory license or endorsement, prearrangement sales license, exemption from prearrangement sales license, and the cremated remains disposition permit or endorsement. The fees have not been changed since 1994. Expenses incurred in operating the Cemetery Board and its support unit have increased. This amendment will provide a four percent increase in all fees as allowed for fiscal year 1998 under Initiative 601.

Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: See Explanation of Rule above.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. These fee increases are permitted by Initiative 601.

RCW 34.05.328 does not apply to this rule adoption. TheDepartment of Licensing is exempt from this statute.

Hearing Location: Department of Licensing (Conference Room #1), 405 Black Lake Boulevard, Olympia, WA 98504, on November 5, 1997, at 9:00 a.m.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Jon Donnellan by telephone TDD (360) 586-2788, or (360) 586-4905.

Submit Written Comments to: Jon Donnellan, Administrator, Funeral and Cemetery Unit, P.O. Box 9012, Olympia, WA 98507-9012, (360) 586-4905.

Date of Intended Adoption: November 5, 1997.

September 24, 1997

Jon Donnellan


AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 94-01-117, filed 12/17/93, effective 1/17/94)

WAC 98-70-010 Fees. The following fees shall be charged by the department of licensing:

Title of Fee Fee

Certificate of authority

Application (($250.00))


Renewal ((3.75))


Charge per each interment,

entombment and inurnment

during preceding calendar


Crematory license/endorsement

Application ((100.00))



Fifty-two dollars plus

fifty-two cents per cremation

performed during the preceding

calendar year

Prearrangement sales license

Application ((100.00))


Renewal ((50.00))


Exemption from prearrangement sales license

Application ((50.00))


Renewal ((25.00))


Cremated remains disposition permit or endorsement

Application ((50.00))


Renewal ((25.00))


[Statutory Authority: RCW 68.05.100. 94-01-117, 98-70-010, filed 12/17/93, effective 1/17/94; 93-07-041, 98-70-010, filed 3/12/93, effective 4/12/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 68.05.215. 89-06-074 (Order PM 816), 98-70-010, filed 3/1/89. Statutory Authority: RCW 68.05.100 as amended by 1985 c 402 8. 85-19-012 (Order 108), 98-70-010, filed 9/6/85. Statutory Authority: RCW 68.05.100 and 68.05.230. 83-24-010 (Order 107), 98-70-010, filed 11/29/83. Statutory Authority: RCW 68.05.100, 68.05.230 and 68.46.180. 81-24-026 (Order 105), 98-70-010, filed 11/24/81.]

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