WSR 13-15-168
[Filed July 24, 2013, 8:45 a.m.]
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: The national examinations for fundamentals of engineering and land surveying will change to a computer based format on January 4, 2014. Part of that transition involves simplified online registrations that will enable our program to greatly reduce our workload on application processing. The program does not feel there is a need to collect processing fees from the exam applicants and is requesting suspension of the examinations fees effective November 1, 2013.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: Draft language of the rule amendments will be distributed to the board's list of interested persons (listserv).
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. Interested parties may send in their comments 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, e-mail, fax (360) 664-2551. Additional information will be posted on the engineers, land surveyors, and on-site web site as it becomes available at [].
July 24, 2013
Damon Monroe
Rules Coordinator