WSR 03-08-009



(Cemetery Board)

[ Filed March 21, 2003, 2:07 p.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 03-04-077.

Title of Rule: Fees.

Purpose: To amend WAC 98-70-010 to bring Cemetery Board revenues into line with expenditures by increasing fees and making the renewal "per burial" for cemeteries and "per cremation" fees for crematories the same.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 68.05.105.

Statute Being Implemented: Title 68 RCW.

Summary: This amendment will permit the Cemetery Board to change its fees as allowed by the legislature in order to bring its revenues 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) 664-1555.

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, renewal, and miscellaneous fees in connection with the licensing of the cemetery industry. This amendment provides for changing all fees, including making identical the fees for licenses that are similar to licenses issued by the Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers. Cremation application and renewal fees will be the same for both boards.

Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: Changes all application and renewal fees.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. These fee changes are permitted by the legislature and should not adversely affect small businesses.

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

Hearing Location: Department of Licensing, Conference Room #102, 405 Black Lake Boulevard, Olympia, WA 98504, on May 7, 2003, at 10:30 a.m.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Jon Donnellan by telephone TDD (360) 664-8885 or (360) 664-1555.

Submit Written Comments to: Jon Donnellan, Administrator, Funeral and Cemetery Unit, P.O. Box 9012, Olympia, WA 98507-9012, (360) 664-1555, fax (360) 586-4414.

Date of Intended Adoption: May 7, 2003.

March 12, 2003

Jon Donnellan



AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 99-16-079, filed 8/3/99, effective 9/3/99)

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

Title of Fee Fee
Certificate of authority
Application (($279.86)) $300.00
Renewal ((4.19))


Charge per each interment,

entombment and inurnment

during preceding calendar


Crematory license/endorsement
Application ((111.95)) 140.00

dollars and ninety-seven cents

plus fifty-six

cents)) $3.20 per cremation

performed during the preceding

calendar year

Prearrangement sales license
Application ((111.95)) 140.00
Renewal ((55.97)) 70.00
Exemption from prearrangement sales license
Application ((55.97)) 70.00
Renewal ((27.99)) 35.00
Cremated remains disposition permit or endorsement
Application ((55.97)) 70.00
Renewal ((27.99)) 35.00

[Statutory Authority: RCW 68.05.205, 68.05.225 and 43.24.086. 99-16-079, 98-70-010, filed 8/3/99, effective 9/3/99; 98-19-053, 98-70-010, filed 9/15/98, effective 10/16/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 68.05.105. 97-23-010, 98-70-010, filed 11/7/97, effective 12/8/97. 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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