WSR 06-17-039



[ Filed August 8, 2006, 10:23 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 06-07-153.

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: Chapter 308-93 WAC, Vessel registration and certificates of title, specifically WAC 308-93-146 Vessel carbon monoxide warning sticker.

Hearing Location(s): Department of Licensing, Conference Room 108, 1125 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, WA 98507, on September 27, 2006, at 1:30 p.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: October 24, 2006.

Submit Written Comments to: Dale R. Brown, P.O. Box 2957, Mailstop 48200, 1125 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, WA 98507-2957, e-mail, fax (360) 902-0140, by September 26, 2006.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Dale R. Brown by September 26, 2006, TTY (360) 664-8885.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: Rule making is required to establish where to obtain warning stickers, how to display them, and the criteria for a vessel manufacturer's warning label must have to meet the requirements described in SB 6364 passed by the 59th legislature, 2006 regular session.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: SB 6364.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 88.02 RCW.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Name of Proponent:

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting: Dale Brown, 1125 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, WA, (360) 902-4020; Implementation and Enforcement: Toni Wilson, 1125 Washington Street S.E., Olympia, WA, (360) 902-3811.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. A small business economic impact statement is not required pursuant to RCW 19.85.030 (1)(a). The proposed rule making does not impose more than a minor cost on businesses in the industry.

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. The contents of the proposed rules are explicitly and specifically dictated by statute.

August 8, 2006

Julie Knittle, Administrator

Title and Registration Services


WAC 308-93-146   Vessel carbon monoxide warning decal.   (1) What is a carbon monoxide warning decal? A carbon monoxide warning decal is displayed on a vessel to warn people of the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning.

(2) What vessels are required to have a carbon monoxide warning decal? Any vessel with an engine that produces carbon monoxide by burning a carbon based fuel such as: Gas, propane, oil, diesel, or charcoal. A personal watercraft (Jet Ski type) is exempt from this rule.

(3) How do I get a carbon monoxide warning decal? You will receive the carbon monoxide warning decal from your vessel dealer, or vehicle/vessel licensing offices when you:

(a) Purchase a vessel from a dealer; or

(b) Renew your vessel registration; or

(c) Transfer a vessel into your name from a private sale; or

(d) Transfer a vessel from outside the state or country with a certificate of ownership or registration to a Washington certificate of ownership or registration; or

(e) Request one through your local vehicle/vessel licensing office; or

(f) Receive one that has been approved by the Coast Guard from a boating safety organization.

(4) Where do I attach the carbon monoxide warning decal to my boat or vessel? You must attach it on the interior of the vessel so it is clearly visible to a person and where they may be exposed to carbon monoxide.

(5) Is there a charge for the carbon monoxide warning decal? No.

(6) Will I ever have to replace my vessel carbon monoxide warning decal? Yes, when the decal becomes faded, damaged, or is no longer readable you can request a replacement at no cost.

(7) Will a carbon monoxide warning label installed by the manufacturer or issued by another state meet the requirements of this rule? The department will accept any decal approved by the United States Coast Guard for similar uses in other states when transferring certificate of ownership or registration from another state.


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