WSR 15-04-111
[Filed February 3, 2015, 9:47 a.m.]
Original Notice.
Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 14-23-023.
Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Chapter 196-12 WAC, Registered professional engineers.
Hearing Location(s): The Davenport Hotel, Cutter Room, 10 South Post Street, Spokane, WA 99201, on March 10, 2015, at 6:30 p.m.; and at the Radisson Hotel, Boardroom, 18118 International Boulevard, SeaTac, WA 98188, on March 18, 2015, at 6:30 p.m.
Date of Intended Adoption: March 19, 2015.
Submit Written Comments to: George A. Twiss, PLS, Executive Director, Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors, P.O. Box 9025, Olympia, WA 98507-9025, e-mail, fax (360) 664-2551, by March 18, 2015.
Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Cassandra Fewell, executive assistant, by March 9, 2015, TTY (360) 664-0116 or (360) 664-1564.
Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: An amendment to WAC 196-12-010 is needed to delete language regarding a waiver of the fundamentals-of-engineering examination.
Repeal of WAC 196-12-050 is needed, as the authority to grant a waiver of the fundamentals-of-engineering examination does not exist in law.
Reasons Supporting Proposal: The authority to grant a waiver of the fundamentals-of-engineering examination no longer exists in statute.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 18.43 RCW.
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 engineers 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. No economic impact to applicants or licensees.
A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. No economic impact to applicants or licensees.
February 3, 2015
Damon G. Monroe
Rules Coordinator
AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 14-07-106, filed 3/19/14, effective 4/19/14)
WAC 196-12-010 Registration requirements.
The requirements to become licensed as a professional engineer are:
(1) Eight years of experience in engineering work of a character satisfactory to the board.
(a) These eight years must be of broad based, progressive experience to include gaining knowledge and comprehension of engineering subjects and applying engineering principles.
(b) The eight years of experience may be a combination of education and practical work experience. Under selected circumstances a maximum of five years of education (baccalaureate and masters degrees) can be granted toward the eight-year requirement.
(2) Obtaining a passing score on the fundamentals-of-engineering (FE) examination ((or be granted a waiver of the examination));
(3) Obtaining a passing score on the principles and practice of engineering examination;
(4) Obtaining a passing score on the board's law ((and ethics examination)) review;
(5) Be of good character and reputation; and
(6) Payment of applicable fees.
The following section of the Washington Administrative Code is repealed:
WAC 196-12-050
Waiving the fundamentals-of-engineering examination.