WSR 13-04-078



[ Filed February 5, 2013, 10:20 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 12-21-085.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Chapter 196-26A WAC, Registered professional engineers and land surveyors fees.

Hearing Location(s): Department of Licensing, Business and Professions Division, 405 Black Lake Boulevard, Room 2105, Olympia, WA 98502, on March 14, 2013, at 9:00 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: April 4, 2013.

Submit Written Comments to: George A. Twiss, PLS, Executive Director, Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors, P.O. Box 9025, Olympia, WA 98507-9025, e-mail, fax (360) 664-2551, by March 13, 2013.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Cassandra Fewell, executive assistant, by March 13, 2013, TTY (360) 664-8885 or (360) 664-1564.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Amendments to chapter 196-26A WAC are necessary to make a reduction in renewal 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.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: This proposal will reduce the renewal fees that professional engineers and land surveyors pay the state thus making their access to state services less burdensome and their cost to do business lower. The limited suspension (two years) will enable the department and the program to more quickly respond to changing economic impacts.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 18.43.080, 43.24.086.

Statute Being Implemented: Chapter 18.43 RCW.

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

Name of Proponent: Board of registration for professional engineer[s] and land surveyors, governmental.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: George Twiss, 405 Black Lake Boulevard, Olympia, WA 98502, (360) 664-1565.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. There is no negative economic impact to the licensees.

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. There is no negative economic impact to the licensees.

February 5, 2013

Damon Monroe

Rules Coordinator


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 10-13-171, filed 6/23/10, effective 8/1/10)

WAC 196-26A-110   Suspended fees.   Effective ((August 1, 2010)) July 1, 2013, the following fees will have the listed portions suspended from collection until ((July 31, 2012)) August 31, 2015.

Fee categories Current




Temporary Fees

License Renewals:
Engineer $116 $((40)) 56 $((76)) 60
Engineer late

renewal penalty

$174 $((60)) 84 $((114)) 90
Surveyor $116 $((40)) 56 $((76)) 60
Surveyor late

renewal penalty

$174 $((60)) 84 $((114)) 90

[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.43.080 and 43.24.086. 10-13-171, 196-26A-110, filed 6/23/10, effective 8/1/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.24.086, 18.43.035, and 18.210.050. 06-06-019, 196-26A-110, filed 2/21/06, effective 3/24/06.]



     The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 196-26A-100 Suspended fees.