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Scope Statements
Architects, Professional Engineers, Designers,
and Land Surveyors
Subject
The rules affect ch. A-E 2, relating to the use of certificates when submitting plans, specifications and calculations for public documents.
Objective of the Rule
Section A-E 2.02 (8) (b) provides that if the registered architect or professional engineer who is submitting the plans, specifications and calculations is not the registered architect or professional engineer who originally prepared those documents, then the certificate shall specify why they are not submitting the documents for approval. The board would like to provide further clarification as to the circumstances in which an individual other than the registered architect or professional engineer who prepared the plans, specifications and calculations for public documents can submit those documents for approval.
Policy Analysis
Existing rules, s. A-E 2.02 (8) (b), provide that if the registered architect or professional engineer who is submitting the plans, specifications and calculations is not the registered architect or professional engineer who originally prepared those documents then the certificate shall specify why they are not submitting the documents for approval.
Statutory Authority
Sections 15.08 (5) (b) and 227.11 (2), Stats.
Entities Affected by the Rule
Architect and Professional Engineer licensees.
Comparison with Federal Regulations
This is not an area which is regulated by federal law or is subject to any proposed federal legislation. The standards for state licensure are regulated by each state.
Estimate of Time Needed to Develop the Rule
150 hours.
Architects, Professional Engineers, Designers,
and Land Surveyors
Subject
The rules affect ch. A-E 8, creating discipline for licensees who do not respond to information requests from the Examining Board of Architects, Landscape Architects, Professional Engineers, Designers and Land Surveyors, the Sections of the Examining Board, or the Department of Regulation and Licensing.
Objective of the Rule
The objective is to allow the Sections of the Examining Board the authority to impose discipline for failure of a licensee to respond to the Examining Board of Architects, Landscape Architects, Professional Engineers, Designers and Land Surveyors, the Sections of the Examining Board, or the Department of Regulation and Licensing so as to encourage the submission of requested information.
Policy Analysis
Existing rules relating to the professional conduct of architect, landscape architect, professional engineer, designer and land surveyor licensees can be found in Chapter A-E 8. The ability to impose discipline for failure to cooperate does not currently exist.
Statutory Authority
Sections 15.08 (5) (b) and 227.11 (2), Stats.
Entities Affected by the Rule
Architect, Landscape Architect, Professional Engineer, Designer and Land Surveyor licensees.
Comparison with Federal Regulations
There is no existing or proposed federal regulation that is intended to address the activities to be regulated by the rule.
Estimate of Time Needed to Develop the Rule
100 hours
Commerce
Subject
The rules affect ch. Comm 4, relating to grants for construction career academies.
Objective of the Rule
The objective is to create rules by which the Department would administer the award of grants for the operation of construction career academies as mandated by 2007 Wisconsin Act 20.
Policy Analysis
The administration of a grant program for construction career academies is a new initiative, mandated by the law, to be administered by the Safety and Buildings Division.
The alternative of not developing the rule would be contrary to statutory direction.
Statutory Authority
Section 101.31 (6), Stats., as created by 2007 Wisconsin Act 20.
Entities Affected by the Rule
The rule will affect any entity, private or public that funds or proposes to fund a construction career academy.
Comparison with Federal Regulations
An internet search on federal grants for construction career academies in the U.S. federal regulations and U.S. federal register yielded no results.
Estimate of Time Needed to Develop the Rule
The department estimates approximately 100 hours will be needed to develop the rules. This time includes drafting the rules and processing the rules through public hearing, legislative review, and adoption. The department will assign existing staff to develop the rules, and no other resources will be needed.
Commerce
Subject
The rules affect chs. Comm 2 and 5, relating to fees.
Objective of the Rule
The objective of the rule is to update the provisions of the Department's administrative rules relating to the fees charged by the Safety and Buildings Division. The update is intended to provide a sufficient revenue stream to cover the operational costs of the division for four years.
Policy Analysis
Section 101.19, Stats., requires the Department to fix and collect fees by rule which shall, as closely a possible, equal the cost of providing services such as plan examination, inspections, and permits to operate. The fees for these services provided by the Safety and Buildings Division are contained in chapter Comm 2. The fees involved in the issuance of licenses, certifications and registrations are contained in chapter Comm 5. The current fees were last revised in 2000. The alternative of not updating the fees would result in revenues that would not be sufficient to support continuation of existing division operations.
Statutory Authority
Sections 101.19, 145.02 (3) (g), and 145.26 (3), Stats.
Entities Affected by the Rule
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