Section 145.02 (4) (a), Stats., provides that “[t]he department shall prescribe rules as to the qualifications, examination and licensing of master and journeyman plumbers …” Section 145.045 (1), Stats., provides “[t]he department shall by rule establish an examining program for the certification of soil testers, setting such standards as the department finds necessary to accomplish the purposes of this chapter. Such standards shall include formal written examinations for all applicants.” Section 145.07 (2), Stats., provides that “[a]pplication for a master or journeyman plumber’s examination, temporary permit or license shall be made to the department with fees. Unless the applicant is entitled to a renewal of license, a license shall be issued only after the applicant passes a satisfactory examination showing fitness.”
5. Estimate of amount of time that state employees will spend developing the rule and of other resources necessary to develop the rule:
6. List with description of all entities that may be affected by the proposed rule:
Individuals who are required to complete the second part of a multi-part examination in order to obtain a credential as a soil tester, master plumber, journeyman plumber, or commercial plumbing inspector.
7. Summary and preliminary comparison with any existing or proposed federal regulation that is intended to address the activities to be regulated by the proposed rule:
8. Anticipated economic impact of implementing the rule (note if the rule is likely to have a significant economic impact on small businesses):
The proposed rule will have minimal to no economic impact on small businesses and the state’s economy as a whole.
Approved for publication: Approved for implementation:
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