WSR 08-22-061


[ Filed November 3, 2008, 2:56 p.m. ]

State seeking comments on proposal to adjust proportion of fuel tax revenue dedicated to recreational boating needs.

OLYMPIA - The state department of licensing (DOL) will hold a public hearing to provide information and receive testimony on a proposal to adjust the amount of fuel tax revenue the state dedicates to funding recreational boating needs in our state.

The hearing is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 9, in Room 413 of the Highways-Licenses Building, 1125 Washington Street S.E., Olympia.

The proposed adjustment of the marine fuel transfer rate, from 0.90% to 1.00%, effective July 1, 2009, is the result of a marine fuel study conducted by DOL every four years to determine how much motor fuel sold each year is used to run recreational boats. State law requires the taxes paid on fuel used in boats and other watercraft to be set aside and used to construct and maintain recreational boating facilities across the state.

The public may offer written comments at the hearing or by sending them to the Washington State Department of Licensing, Attn: Jean Du, Office of Budget and Economic Analysis, P.O. Box 9020, Olympia, WA 98507-9020. Comments submitted by mail must be received by December 4, 2008.

For more information, please contact Jean Du at (360) 902-3641 or

Washington State Code Reviser's Office