The Washington State Board of Pilotage Commissioners has formed a committee to look into the pilot licensing standards for prospective Washington state pilots. The committee has developed and proposed amendments to portions of the Pilotage Act (chapter 88.16 RCW) which relate to the requirements established therein that must be met in order to qualify for a license as a Washington state pilot. By board action taken in regular session on August 12, 2004, the board has adopted the committee's proposal as agency request legislation. The board will be taking written and oral comments concerning the proposed legislation for consideration at its next regular meeting.
The next meeting of the Board of Pilotage Commissioners will be on September 9, 2004, commencing at 9:30 a.m. in the Level B Conference Room at 2911 Second Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121. The meeting will be open to the public and an opportunity will be provided for anyone to present oral testimony. If you desire to submit written comments, contact me at the above address or fax no later than September 8, 2004.
If anyone desires more information or a copy of the proposed legislation, please contact the board office at 2911 Second Avenue, Suite 100, Seattle, WA 98121, (206) 515-3904, fax (206) 515-3906.
Captain Harry Dudley