PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
[Filed September 17, 2018, 8:31 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 363-116-078 Training program and 363-116-080 Licensing of pilots.
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: The board will be considering amendments to these rules in anticipation of training program commencement for the 2018 exam class. The purpose of modifying these rules is to incorporate established board statements of policy, modernize the training program rules to better align with current practices and recent changes, improve the alignment of WAC 363-116-078 and 363-116-080, and moderate housekeeping for clarity.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: Discussions regarding proposed amendments to these rules will occur at regular session board meetings as well as trainee evaluation committee and WAC/legislative committee meetings. Upon committee review, the board's assistant attorney general will review the proposed language. Stakeholder comments are welcome. Upon review and consideration of recommended revisions, a public hearing will be scheduled 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 Jaimie C. Bever, Executive Director, 2901 Third Avenue, Suite 500, Seattle, WA 98121, phone 206-515-3887, fax 206-515-3904, email BeverJ@wsdot.wa.gov, web site www.pilotage.wa.gov.
September 17, 2018
Jaimie C. Bever