This chapter is applicable for emergency activities as outlined in chapter 47.68
RCW, Washington state emergency management comprehensive plan, state and regional disaster airlift plan, or other official state of Washington or political subdivision emergency plans for:
(1) Multijurisdictional or major emergencies, disasters, and related incidents that are determined by appropriate state or local authorities to require the use of aircraft, airships, and crews at the disposal of and trained by the aviation division or its designees and the emergency workers required to crew and support such air operations. Nothing shall preclude local authorities from utilizing local resources to meet local emergencies. At the request of local authorities, even for localized emergencies, the aviation division will coordinate and acquire aviation resources as needed.
(2) Search and rescue missions for aircraft in distress, missing, or presumed down that are conducted under the authority of chapter 47.68
RCW. This does not include air operations conducted for search and rescue purposes under the authority of chapter 38.52
(3) Training events authorized by the department of transportation, aviation division.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 47.68
RCW. WSR 96-02-067 (Order 160), § 468-200-040, filed 1/3/96, effective 2/3/96.]