WSR 02-05-079

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING


[ Filed February 20, 2002, 10:02 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Amend WAC 308-15-040 What are the minimum requirements to be eligible for a geologist or specialty license? Create a new WAC chapter to implement the rules of professional conduct for geologists licensed in Washington.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.220.040, 18.220.050.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Clarify and simplify the language for the minimum requirements to be eligible for licensure as a professional geologist or specialist.

Add a new section, WAC 308-15-140 What are the rules of professional conduct?

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, review of all rules pursuant to the Governor's Executive Order 97-02.

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, (360) 664-1386, fax (360) 664-2551.

February 20, 2002

Margaret Epting

Administrator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office