PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: New geology WAC chapters. New WAC chapters to implement the new geologist licensing program.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.220.050.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: ESSB 6455, codified as chapter 18.220 RCW, requires the department to develop and administer a new statewide licensing program for geologists. The rules are needed to implement the RCW.
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 Geologist Technical Advisory Committee study.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Margaret Epting, Department of Licensing, Business and Professions Division, Geologist Licensing Board, P.O. Box 9045, Olympia, WA 98507-9045, fax (360) 664-2551.
January 11, 2001