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NOTICE OF PROPOSED CHANGES TO OCCUPATIONAL LICENSING FEES FOR PROFESSIONS REGULATED BY THE BOARD OF MASSAGE THERAPISTS IN THE REGULATIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, COMMUNITY, AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Brief Description: The Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development proposes to add massage therapy establishment renewal fee and massage therapy establishment change of location fee.

The Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development (Department) proposes to adopt regulation changes in Title 12, Chapter 02 of the Alaska Administrative Code including the following:

12 AAC 02.396. Board of Massage Therapists, is proposed to be amended by adding massage therapy establishment biennial registration renewal fee and massage therapy establishment change of location fee.

Under AS 08.01.065, the Department must establish fee levels so that the total amount of fees collected for an occupation approximately equals the actual regulatory costs for the occupation. The Department has reviewed the income and expenses for the occupational licensing program for the Board of Massage Therapists and proposes fee changes that reflect, to the extent possible, the actual costs of the activities related to the program.

You may comment on the proposed regulation changes, including the potential costs to private persons of complying with the proposed changes, by submitting written comments to Jun Maiquis, Regulations Specialist, Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing, P.O. Box 110806, Juneau, AK  99811-0806. Additionally, the Department will accept comments by facsimile at (907) 465-2974 and by electronic mail at RegulationsAndPublicComment@alaska.gov. Comments may also be submitted through the Alaska Online Public Notice System by accessing this notice on the system at http://notice.alaska.gov/201352, and using the comment link. The comments must be received not later than 4:30 p.m. on March 12, 2021. Comments received after this deadline will not be considered by the Department.

You may submit written questions relevant to the proposed action to Jun Maiquis, Regulations Specialist, Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing, P.O. Box 110806, Juneau, AK  99811-0806 or by e-mail at RegulationsAndPublicComment@alaska.gov. The questions must be received at least 10 days before the end of the public comment period. The Department will aggregate its response to substantially similar questions and make the questions and responses available on the Alaska Online Public Notice System and on the Board’s website at https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/cbpl/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardofMassageTherapists.aspx. The Department may, but is not required to, answer written questions received after the 10-day cut-off date and before the end of the comment period.

If you are a person with a disability who needs a special accommodation in order to participate in this process, please contact Jun Maiquis at (907) 465-2537 or RegulationsAndPublicComment@alaska.gov not later than March 5, 2021 to ensure that any necessary accommodation can be provided.

A copy of the proposed regulation changes is available on the Alaska Online Public Notice System and by contacting Jun Maiquis at (907) 465-2537 or RegulationsAndPublicComment@alaska.gov, or go to https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/portals/5/pub/MAS-Fees-0121.pdf.

After the public comment period ends, the Department will either adopt the proposed regulation changes or other provisions dealing with the same subject, without further notice, or decide to take no action.  The language of the final regulation may be different from that of the proposed regulation. You should comment during the time allowed if your interests could be affected. Written comments and questions received are public records and are subject to public inspection.

Statutory Authority:  AS 08.01.010; AS 08.01.065; AS 08.61.090
Statutes Being Implemented, Interpreted, or Made Specific:  AS 08.01.010; AS 08.01.065; AS 08.61.090

Fiscal Information: The proposed regulation changes are not expected to require an increased appropriation.

DATE: 2/8/2021
Jun Maiquis, Regulations Specialist                                                                                                            
Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing

For each occupation regulated under the Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing, the Division keeps a list of individuals or organizations who are interested in the regulations of that occupation.  The Division automatically sends a Notice of Proposed Regulations to the parties on the appropriate list each time there is a proposed change in an occupation's regulations in Title 12 of the Alaska Administrative Code.  If you would like your address added to or removed from such a list, send your request to the Division at the address above, giving your name, either your e-mail address or mailing address (as you prefer for receiving notices), and the occupational area in which you are interested.

ADDITIONAL REGULATION NOTICE INFORMATION
(AS 44.62.190(d))

1.   Adopting agency: Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development, Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing. 

2.   General subject of regulation: Occupational licensing fees.

3.   Citation of regulation: 12 AAC 02.396.

4.   Department of Law file number: To be assigned.

5.   Reason for the proposed action: Update and compliance with state statute.

6.   Appropriation/Allocation: Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing – #2360.

7.   Estimated annual cost to comply with the proposed action to:
      A private person: $300 massage therapy establishment biennial registration renewal fee; $65 massage therapy establishment change of location fee.
      Another state agency: None known.
      A municipality: None known.

8.   Cost of implementation to the state agency and available funding (in thousands of dollars):
 
      No costs are expected in FY 2021 or in subsequent years.

9.   The name of the contact person for the regulation:
        Cynthia Spencer, Licensing Supervisor
        Alaska Board of Massage Therapists
        Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing
        Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development
        Telephone: (907) 465-6246
        E-mail: cynthia.spencer@alaska.gov

10.   The origin of the proposed action: Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing.

11.   Date: 2/8/2021
        Prepared by: Jun Maiquis
                             Regulations Specialist

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Department: Commerce, Community and Economic Development
Category: Regulations
Sub-Category: Notice of Proposed Regulations
Location(s): Statewide
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Publish Date: 2/8/2021
Archive Date: 3/13/2021
 
Events/Deadlines:
  • Comments Deadline
    3/12/2021 4:30pm