PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 363-116-078 Training program.
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: Modifications to this rule have been filed under emergency provisions. Rule making will proceed to consider permanent adoption.
The emergency provision reflects an alternative funding mechanism which is necessary to pay trainee stipends to Grays Harbor pilotage district (GHPD) pilot trainees. The sole source of training stipend revenue was through the GHPD tariff.
Other provisions in the rule will be reviewed, including but not limited to, stipend payment provisions, housekeeping modifications, etc.
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. 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 Peggy Larson, Executive Director, Board of Pilotage Commissioners, 2901 Third Avenue, Suite 500, Seattle, WA 98121, phone (206) 515-3904, fax (206) 515-3906, LarsonP@wsdot.wa.gov, www.pilotage.wa.gov.
December 18, 2012