WSR 04-04-050



(Geologist Licensing Board)

[ Filed January 29, 2004, 2:37 p.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 308-15 WAC, Geologist licensing services.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.220.040 and 18.235.030.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The board will consider changes to the minimum education and experience requirements, requirements to take Part I of the national Association of State Boards of Geology exam, types of stamps (seals), frequency of offering specialty examinations, types of meetings, references to "grandparenting," other substantive and clarifying amendments identified through public input and/or board action.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: There are no other agencies that regulate the licensure of geologists in Washington state.

Process for Developing New Rule: Agency study, the department will distribute draft rules to individuals on the geologist mailing lists, and will post information on the department's geologist website at

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Leslie Saeger, Program Manager, Geologist Licensing Board, P.O. Box 9045, Olympia, WA 98507-9045, phone (360) 664-1497, TTY (360) 664-8885, e-mail

January 28, 2004

George A. Twiss

Acting Administrator

Legislature Code Reviser 


Washington State Code Reviser's Office