WSR 05-06-061



[ Filed March 1, 2005, 11:23 a.m. ]


(March 24, March 31 and April 7, 2005, at 1:00 p.m.)


(March 24, 2005)

Re: Rule making chapter 363-116 WAC, Pilotage rules.

TO INTERESTED PERSONS: On January 13, 2005, the Washington State Board of Pilotage Commissioners created a committee to review existing regulations and propose any appropriate amendments to or additions to existing regulations regarding pilot licensing qualifications and procedures. The membership is to be Charles M. Davis (chairman) with remaining members to be appointed by Commissioner Davis at the first meeting of the committee and membership to be selected from a representative of the public (not on the board), two pilot representatives (only one from the board), two industry representatives (only one from the board), one Department of Ecology representative, and three pilot aspirants (one each from aspirants with experience primarily on (1) ferries, (2) towing vessels, and (3) deep-draft vessels), the times, dates and places of meetings to be determined by Commissioner Davis.

On February 2, 2005, a preproposal statement of inquiry (CR-101) was filed with the code reviser to initiate rule making to consider revisions to chapter 363-116 WAC.

STAKEHOLDER WORKSHOP. Commissioner Davis has scheduled three workshops to be followed by meetings of the Pilot Licensing Qualifications and Procedures Committee on each of three successive Thursdays, March 24, 31 and April 7, 2005, at 1:00 p.m., in the 4th Floor Rainier Conference Room, at 2911 Second Avenue, Seattle, WA.

The purpose of the workshops will be to discuss and review the board's rules for pilot licensing qualifications and procedures. The purpose of the committee meetings will be to adopt proposals as to amendments to and additions to chapter 363-116 WAC as it deems appropriate relative to pilot licensing qualifications and procedures.

If you need additional information, please call Charles Davis at (360) 766-3223 or e-mail him at <>.

Written comments may be submitted to the committee by filing with the board administrator either by electronic transmission at or by physical delivery to 2911 Second Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121.

Washington State Code Reviser's Office