PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
[Filed October 25, 2018, 9:36 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 363-116-082 Limitations on new 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: Due to increased vessel sizes, the tonnage categories for each license level will be reviewed to determine if adjustments are needed in both the Puget Sound and Grays Harbor pilotage districts. Language will also be reviewed and adjusted for clarity, as needed.
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 this rule will occur at regular session board meetings as well as trainee evaluation committee and legislative/WAC committee meetings. 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 Bever, Executive Director, 2901 Third Avenue, Suite 500, Seattle, WA 98121, phone 206-515-3887, fax 206-515-3906, email BeverJ@wsdot.wa.gov, web site www.pilotage.wa.gov.
October 25, 2018