WSR 08-09-153

PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY

DEPARTMENT OF

LABOR AND INDUSTRIES

[ Filed April 23, 2008, 11:28 a.m. ]

Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 296-115 WAC, Safety requirements for charter boats.

Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060, chapter 88.04 RCW.

Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The purpose of this rule making is to make the requirements in chapter 296-115 WAC, Safety requirements for charter boats, more closely match the intent of chapter 88.04 RCW, the Charter Boat Safety Act and chapter 49.17 RCW penalty and appeal provisions. The penalty language is being reviewed for possible changes and the department will be making housekeeping changes to correct reference and typographical mistakes.

Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The United States Coast Guard regulates this subject under 46 C.F.R. Parts K and T.

Process for Developing New Rule: Parties interested in formulation of these rules for proposal may contact the individuals listed below. The public may also participate by commenting after amendments are proposed by providing written comments or giving oral testimony during the public hearing process.

Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Jill Saibel, Administrative Regulations Analyst, Department of Labor and Industries, Division of Occupational Safety and Health, P.O. Box 44620, Olympia, WA 98504-4620, phone (360) 902-4519, fax (360) 902-5619, e-mail saij235@lni.wa.gov.

April 22, 2008

Judy Schurke

Director

Washington State Code Reviser's Office