WSR 13-20-012
[Filed September 20, 2013, 11:15 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 196-29 WAC, Professional practices.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.43.035.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Historically the scope of engineering practice was interpreted by the board to include some minor amounts of land surveying provided the surveying work was for the engineer's professional use. To clarify this, in 2007, the board adopted a policy statement pertaining to when and under what circumstances a professional engineer could engage in practice that might be seen as within the scope of land surveying.
The policy has been in effect since then and the board now believes the content of the policy should be adopted as an amendment to Title 196 WAC.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: Negotiated rule making.
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).
September 20, 2013
Damon Monroe
Rules Coordinator