WSR 07-08-072

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

BOARD OF

PILOTAGE COMMISSIONERS

[ Filed March 30, 2007, 10:50 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 363-116-070 Collection of fees.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 88.16.090.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: An increase in the pilot license fee is being sought in order to generate sufficient operating revenue for the board during the 2007-2009 biennium.

This increase could also apply to the reduced fee for inactive pilots.

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 be considering amendments to this rule and will be discussing it in regular session board meetings. Stakeholder comments are welcome. Upon further review and consideration of recommended revisions, a public hearing will be scheduled to consider the proposed new rule pursuant to formal notice requirements.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting 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.

March 29, 2007

Peggy Larson

Administrator

Washington State Code Reviser's Office