WSR 07-08-074

POLICY STATEMENT

BOARD OF

PILOTAGE COMMISSIONERS

[ Filed March 30, 2007, 11:15 a.m. ]

In accordance with RCW 34.05.230, the following is a policy statement issued by the Board of Pilotage Commissioners, 2901 Third Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121.

The Interpretation of the Term "Deadweight Tons" as Used in RCW 88.16.190: The final proviso of RCW 88.16.190 exempts vessels under 40,000 deadweight tons from the provisions of RCW 88.16.070 through 88.16.190.

It is the policy of the board that for all voyages henceforth, deadweight tons referred to in this proviso means deadweight as measured in metric tons (one metric ton equals 1,000 kilograms). This new policy was issued on March 21, 2007.

Contact person: Peggy Larson, (206) 515-3904.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office