WSR 15-08-005
[Filed March 20, 2015, 10:12 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 308-12-205 Architect fees.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 18.08.340 and 43.24.086.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The proposed rule change will extend suspension of fees in an effort to maintain a balanced budget for the architect licensing program.
The current temporary suspension expires on July 1, 2015.
The proposed rule change will allow the program to collect fees that are appropriate to the program's budget needs. Collecting full fees would result in over collection of revenue and cause the fund balance to increase at an unreasonable rate.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: Direct notice will be made to stakeholders and all active licensees under chapter 18.08 RCW. Details will be posted on our web site and distributed through the architect board listserv.
To receive information by e-mail, please sign up on the architect board listserv at
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. Interested parties may send comments by mail, phone, fax or e-mail to Autumn Dryden, Washington State Board for Architects, Department of Licensing, P.O. Box 9012, Olympia, WA 98507, phone (360) 664-1388, fax (360) 570-7098, e-mail Additional information will be posted on the architect board web site as it becomes available at
March 20, 2015
Damon Monroe
Rules Coordinator