PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 196-26A WAC, Registered professional engineers and land surveyors fees.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.43.080 and 43.24.086.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Amendments to chapter 196-26A WAC are necessary to make a reduction in fees charged to licensees. These adjustments are being made to assure revenue collections are consistent with expenditures and do not result in an over-collection.
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.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting George A. Twiss, Executive Director, Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors, P.O. Box 9025, Olympia, WA 98507-9025, phone (360) 664-1565, fax (360) 664-2551. Comments may be submitted through regular mail, fax or e-mail. Draft language of rule amendments will be distributed to the board's list of interested persons (listserv).
December 22, 2009