WSR 03-08-062



[ Filed March 31, 2003, 3:41 p.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 03-04-056.

Title of Rule: WAC 308-13-150 Landscape architect fees.

Purpose: This rule is needed to increase the charge that candidates pay for the landscape architect registration examination (LARE) and the department collects on the vendor's behalf.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 18.96.080 Applications -- Contents -- Fees.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 43.24.086 Fee policy for professions, occupations and businesses, requires fees to be at a sufficient level to defray the costs of administering the program.

Summary: This is a national driven fee increase and not the request of the department.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: The cost of the examinations are charged directly to the candidates for registration.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Joan Robinson, 405 Black Lake Boulevard, Olympia, WA, (360) 664-1387; Implementation and Enforcement: Margaret Epting, 405 Black Lake Boulevard, Olympia, WA, (360) 664-1386.

Name of Proponent: Board of Registration for Landscape Architects, Department of Licensing, governmental.

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

Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: The examination vendor has increased the examination charges. This rule is needed to increase the examination charges that candidates pay for the examination, to a sufficient level to meet the cost of purchasing the examinations for the candidates.

Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: It increases the charges that are collected from candidates for the examinations ordered from the test vendor. The charges recovered by the department shall be refunded to the vendor for the cost of the examinations.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. This increase in charges is to individual applicants not business enterprises. The vendor will provide the tests only at these prices. The costs are not negotiable.

Without these increases in examination charges the refund account would be a deficit with the first examination session.

RCW 34.05.328 does not apply to this rule adoption. This section of regulations is not a "significant legislative rule" as defined by RCW 34.05.328 (5)(c)(iii) and is exempt under the provisions of RCW 34.05.328 (5)(b)(vi).

Hearing Location: Department of Licensing, Business and Professions Division, 405 Black Lake Boulevard, Olympia, WA 98502, on May 19, 2003, at 10:30 a.m.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Joan Robinson by May 14, 2003, TTY (360) 664-8885 or call (360) 664-1387.

Submit Written Comments to: Margaret Epting, Board of Registration for Landscape Architects, P.O. Box 9045, Olympia, WA 98507, fax (360) 664-2551, by May 14, 2003.

Date of Intended Adoption: May 20, 2003.

March 31, 2003

Margaret Epting



AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 02-16-018, filed 7/26/02, effective 8/26/02)

WAC 308-13-150   Landscape architect fees and charges.   The following fees will be collected from the candidates:

Title of Fee Fee
Application fee $150.00
Reexamination administration fee 50.00
Exam proctor 100.00
Renewal (2 years) 300.00
Late renewal penalty 100.00
Duplicate license 25.00
Initial registration (2 years) 300.00
Reciprocity application fee 200.00
Certification 45.00
Replacement wall certificate 20.00

Those charges collected from candidates for the costs of the examinations shall be paid to CLARB.

Examination and Sections Charges
Entire examination (($720.00)) $770.00
Examination sections:
Section A: Legal and administrative
aspects of practice ((60.00)) 65.00
Section B: Analytical
aspects of practice ((100.00)) 105.00
Section C:
Planning and site design ((200.00)) 215.00
Section D:
Structural considerations and materials and methods of construction

((160.00)) 170.00

Section E:
Grading, drainage and stormwater management

((200.00)) 215.00

[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.96.080 and 43.24.086. 02-16-018, 308-13-150, filed 7/26/02, effective 8/26/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.96.060 and 43.24.086. 01-15-034, 308-13-150, filed 7/12/01, effective 8/12/01; 01-04-002, 308-13-150, filed 1/25/01, effective 2/25/01; 99-23-025, 308-13-150, filed 11/9/99, effective 11/9/99. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.96.080 and 43.24.086. 96-11-132, 308-13-150, filed 5/22/96, effective 6/22/96; 95-20-026, 308-13-150, filed 9/27/95, effective 10/28/95. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.24.086. 94-23-031, 308-13-150, filed 11/8/94, effective 12/9/94. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.96.080. 94-04-044, 308-13-150, filed 1/27/94, effective 2/27/94. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.24.086 and 18.96.080. 91-23-021, 308-13-150, filed 11/8/91, effective 12/9/91; 90-15-039, 308-13-150, filed 7/13/90, effective 8/13/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.24.086. 90-03-031, 308-13-150, filed 1/12/90, effective 2/12/90; 88-04-027 (Order PM 702), 308-13-150, filed 1/26/88. Statutory Authority: 1983 c 168 12. 83-17-031 (Order PL 442), 308-13-150, filed 8/10/83. Formerly WAC 308-13-120.]

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