Exempt from preproposal statement of inquiry under RCW 34.05.310(4).
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 308-15-150 Geologist fees.
Hearing Location(s): Department of Licensing, 405 Black Lake Boulevard, Conference Room 2209, Olympia, WA 98502, on March 24, 2011, at 9 a.m.
Date of Intended Adoption: March 31, 2011.
Submit Written Comments to: Kezia Prater, P.O. Box 9045, Olympia, WA 98507, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, fax (360) 570-7098, by March 24, 2011.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Erica Hansen by March 23, 2011, TTY (360) 664-0116 or (360) 664-1597.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The proposed rule change will extend suspension of partial renewal fees in an effort to maintain a balanced budget for the geologist licensing program. The current temporary suspension expires on July 1, 2011.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: The proposed rule change will allow the program to collect renewal fees that are appropriate to the program's budget needs. Collecting full renewal fees would result in over collection of revenue and cause the fund balance to increase at an unreasonable rate.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 18.220.040.
Statute Being Implemented: RCW 43.24.086.
Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.
Name of Proponent: Department of licensing (DOL), governmental.
Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting and Implementation: Lorin Doyle, Olympia, (360) 664-1387; and Enforcement: Joe Vincent Jr., Olympia, (360) 664-1386.
No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. DOL is exempt from this requirement.
A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. DOL is not one of the named agencies to which this rule applies. Agencies that are not named can apply this rule to themselves voluntarily. DOL has chosen not to do this.
February 11, 2011
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 08-12-039, filed 5/30/08, effective 7/1/08)
WAC 308-15-150 Fees. (1) Suspension of fees. Effective July 1, ((
2008)) 2011, the listed fees shown in subsection (2)
of this section are suspended and replaced with the following:
|Annual renewal fee for geologist||$((
|Annual renewal for each specialty||$((
|Annual renewal for geologist, with late fee (if paid ninety days or more after due date)||$((
|Annual renewal fee for each specialty, with late fee (if paid ninety days or more after due date)||$((
|Type of Fee||Amount|
|Application fees - includes initial license|
|Application fee for geologist (applying by examination)||$100.00|
|Application fee for each specialty (applying by examination)||$100.00|
|Application fee for geologist (applying by reciprocity)||$200.00|
|Application fee for each specialty (applying by reciprocity)||$150.00|
|Fees for the fundamentals of geology and practice of geology examinations are submitted directly to ASBOG|
|Administration fee for reexamination||$65.00|
|Specialty examination (hydrogeologist or engineering geologist exam)||$300.00|
|Annual renewal fee for geologist||$100.00|
|Annual renewal fee for each specialty||$85.00|
|Annual renewal for geologist, with late fee (if paid ninety days or more after due date)||$200.00|
|Annual renewal for each specialty, with late fee (if paid ninety days or more after due date)||$170.00|
|Duplicate license or wall certificate . . . . . . . . . . . .||$25.00|
|Certification of license records to other jurisdictions . . . . . . . . . . . .||$45.00|
|Proctor examination for another jurisdiction . . . . . . . . . . . .||$100.00|
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.220.040. 08-12-039, § 308-15-150, filed 5/30/08, effective 7/1/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.220.040, 18.220.050. 06-04-022, § 308-15-150, filed 1/23/06, effective 2/23/06; 05-01-174, § 308-15-150, filed 12/21/04, effective 1/21/05. Statutory Authority: Chapter 18.220 RCW. 01-12-022, § 308-15-150, filed 5/25/01, effective 6/25/01.]