WSR 17-22-005
[Filed October 18, 2017, 3:49 p.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 196-12 WAC, Registered professional engineers.
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: Editing this chapter has multiple parts: (1) It would allow out-of-state applicants who have passed the national board exam that are not licensed in another state to apply for initial licensure in Washington; (2) there are policies put in place by the board that need to be codified in rule; and (3) it would identify experience requirements for licensure as a structural engineer and have them outlined in rule.
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; and will be posted on our web site and distributed through the board of registration for professional engineers and land surveyors and board staff. Interested parties may contact the individual listed below and the public may also participate by commenting after amendments are proposed by providing written comments or giving oral testimony during the public hearing process.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Julie Konnersman, P.O. Box 9025, phone 360-664-1507, fax 360-570-7098, TTY 711, email, web site
October 18, 2017
Damon Monroe
Rules Coordinator