WSR 11-23-141

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF

LABOR AND INDUSTRIES

[ Filed November 22, 2011, 9:05 a.m. , effective December 31, 2011 ]


Effective Date of Rule: December 31, 2011.

Purpose: The plumber certification program was given the authority by 2ESHB 1087, which passed the 2011 legislature, to increase fees to cover the program's expenditures. The plumber certification program's budget and projected revenue indicate a fee increase is necessary to help cover the cost of ongoing services of the program. Due to a projected revenue shortfall of $60,000, the program will need to increase fees 8.6 percent.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 296-400A-045.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 18.106 RCW and 2011 2ESHB 1087.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 11-19-085 on September 20, 2011.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: November 22, 2011.

Judy Schurke

Director

OTS-4186.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 10-06-051, filed 2/24/10, effective 4/1/10)

WAC 296-400A-045   What fees will I have to pay?   The following are the department's plumbers nonrefundable fees: Fees related to journeyman and specialty plumber certification:


Type of Fee Period Covered by Fee Dollar Amount of Fee
Examination application Per examination $((139.90)) 151.90
Domestic pump specialty application fee******* Per application $((139.90)) 151.90
Reciprocity application* Per application $((139.90)) 151.90
Trainee certificate** One year or when hours are updated $((41.70)) 45.20
Temporary permit (not applicable for

backflow assembly maintenance and

repair specialty)

120 days $((69.50)) 75.40
Journeyman or residential specialty

certificate renewal or 1st card***

Two years $((112.00)) 121.60
Domestic pump specialty plumber certificate renewal or 1st card*** Three years $((168.10)) 182.50
Backflow assembly maintenance and

repair specialty certificate renewal or

1st card***

Two years $((77.30)) 83.90
Medical gas endorsement

application

Per application $((51.50)) 55.90
Medical gas endorsement renewal or

1st card***

Two years $((77.00)) 83.60
Medical gas endorsement examination fee**** See note below.
Medical gas endorsement training course fee***** See note below.
Domestic pump specialty examination fee**** See note below.
Reinstatement fee for residential and journeyman certificates $((224.60)) 243.90
Reinstatement fee for backflow assembly maintenance and repair specialty certificates $((129.20)) 140.30
Reinstatement fee for domestic pump $((336.30)) 365.20
Replacement fee for all certificates $((18.90)) 20.50
Refund processing fee $((30.10)) 32.60
Unsupervised trainee endorsement $((30.10)) 32.60
Inactive status fee $((30.10)) 32.60
Honorary plumbing certification $((120.00)) 130.30
Certified letter fee/verification of licensure $((30.10)) 32.60
Documents copied from a plumber's file $2.00 per page maximum copy charge $30.00
Continuing education new course fee****** $((181.90)) 197.50
Continuing education renewal course fee****** $((90.80)) 98.60
Continuing education classes provided by the department $12 per continuing education training hour
$8 per continuing education training hour for correspondence and internet courses


* Reciprocity application is only allowed for applicants that are applying work experience toward certification that was obtained in state(s) with which the department has a reciprocity agreement. The reciprocity application is valid for one year.
** The trainee certificate shall expire one year from the date of issuance and must be renewed on or before the date of expiration. Trainee update fee required when hours are submitted outside of renewal period.
*** This fee applies to either the original issuance or a renewal of a certificate. If you have passed the plumbers certificate of competency examination or the medical gas piping installer endorsement examination and paid the certificate fee, you will be issued a plumber certificate of competency or a medical gas endorsement that will expire on your birth date.
The two-year renewal of a Medical Gas Piping Installer Endorsement shall include a continuity affidavit verifying that brazing work has been performed every six months during the renewal cycle.
**** This fee is paid directly to a nationally recognized testing agency under contract with the department. It covers the cost of preparing and administering the written competency examination and the materials necessary to conduct the practical competency examination required for the medical gas piping system installers endorsement or the domestic pump or pump and irrigation examination. This fee is not paid to the department.
***** This fee is paid directly to a training course provider approved by the department, in consultation with the state advisory board of plumbers. It covers the cost of providing training courses required for the medical gas piping system installer endorsement. This fee is not paid to the department.
****** This fee is for a three-year period or code cycle.
******* The domestic pump specialty application is valid for one year.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.106.040 and 18.106.140. 10-06-051, 296-400A-045, filed 2/24/10, effective 4/1/10; 09-10-080, 296-400A-045, filed 5/5/09, effective 6/5/09. Statutory Authority: Chapters 18.106, 43.22 RCW, 2008 c 285 and c 329. 08-12-042, 296-400A-045, filed 5/30/08, effective 6/30/08. Statutory Authority: Chapters 18.27, 18.106, 43.22, and 70.87 RCW. 07-11-128, 296-400A-045, filed 5/22/07, effective 6/30/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.106.040, 18.106.140. 06-24-040, 296-400A-045, filed 11/30/06, effective 12/31/06. Statutory Authority: Chapters 18.106, 43.22, and 70.87 RCW. 06-10-066, 296-400A-045, filed 5/2/06, effective 6/30/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 19.103.040, 18.106.140, and chapter 18.106 RCW. 05-11-061, 296-400A-045, filed 5/17/05, effective 6/30/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.106.040, 18.106.140, 2002 c 82, and 2003 c 399. 04-12-046, 296-400A-045, filed 5/28/04, effective 6/30/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.22.350, 43.22.434, 43.22.480, 43.22.500, 70.87.030, 18.106.070, 18.106.125, 2001 c 7, and chapters 18.106, 43.22, and 70.87 RCW. 03-12-045, 296-400A-045, filed 5/30/03, effective 6/30/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.106.040, 18.106.140, 2001 c 281, and chapter 18.106 RCW. 02-14-074, 296-400A-045, filed 6/28/02, effective 7/1/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.106.125. 99-07-101, 296-400A-045, filed 3/23/99, effective 4/23/99. Statutory Authority: Chapter 18.106 RCW. 98-13-126, 296-400A-045, filed 6/17/98, effective 7/20/98. Statutory Authority: Chapters 18.106, 18.27 and 43.22 RCW. 98-12-041, 296-400A-045, filed 5/29/98, effective 6/30/98. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.106.050, [18.106.]070, [18.106.]110, [18.106.]125, [18.106.]140 and [18.106.]270. 97-11-052, 296-400A-045, filed 5/20/97, effective 6/30/97.]

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