PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
BOARD OF REGISTRATION
FOR PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS
AND LAND SURVEYORS
[Filed December 19, 2022, 2:19 p.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on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: Amendments to WAC 196-29-110 are needed to remove the outdated reference to chapter 196-16 WAC, and to clarify existing language in subsections (3) and (4).
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Department of natural resources (DNR). Board staff will work with DNR staff on any proposed language so that there is no conflicting language with chapter 332-130 WAC.
Process for Developing New Rule: Notice will be made to stakeholders and active licensees via the board's contact lists and will be posted on our website and distributed through the board 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 Shanan Gillespie, P.O. Box 9025, Olympia, WA 98507-9025, phone 360-664-1570, TTY 711, email firstname.lastname@example.org, website https://brpels.wa.gov/about-us/laws-and-rules/rulemaking-activity.
December 19, 2022