WSR 06-12-044

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

BOARD OF

PILOTAGE COMMISSIONERS

[ Filed June 1, 2006, 9:17 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 363-116-078 Training program.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: Chapter 88.16 RCW, Pilotage Act.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: In order to clarify the criteria for a pilot trainee to earn a training stipend, the board finds it necessary to review this section of the Washington Administrative Code which deals with the training program.

The objective of this analysis is to set the qualification criteria the board intends for determining the eligibility and processing of training stipends.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.

Process for Developing New Rule: The board will begin considering written and oral comments from persons who may be interested in amending the rule as described above. Stakeholder comments are welcome. Thereafter, the board will proceed with rule making.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication. Written and oral comments are currently being accepted and will be discussed beginning at the June 8, 2006, regular session board meeting. A public hearing will be scheduled to consider the proposed new rule pursuant to formal notice requirements.

Contact Peggy Larson, Administrator, Board of Pilotage Commissioners, 2901 Third Avenue, Suite 500, Seattle, WA 98121, phone (206) 515-3904, fax (206) 515-3906, LarsonP@wsdot.wa.gov, www.pilotage.wa.gov.

May 23, 2006

Peggy Larson

Administrator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office