WSR 14-13-114
[Filed June 18, 2014, 11:08 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 363-116 WAC, Pilotage rules.
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: The board is undergoing a complete review of chapter 363-116 WAC, Pilotage rules, in order to create or amend language that will be more concise, clear and current.
Below is a partial list of some of the specific WAC sections that are being reviewed by the board for possible change. The board is not limited to consideration of just those sections listed below.
The board of pilotage commissioners is considering possible changes to chapter 363-116 WAC to include, but not limited to, the following sections:
The provisions of WAC 363–116-010 Time and place of meeting, relating to the scheduling of monthly board meetings;
The provisions of WAC 363-116-078 Training program, relating to the clarification of stipend language, conning quiz passing scores, and other necessary updates and housekeeping provisions;
The provisions of WAC 363-116-080 Licensing of pilots, relating to strengthening the language referring to federal license requirements for pilots and pilot trainees;
The provisions of WAC 363-116-082 Limitations on new pilots, relating to license restrictions on new Grays Harbor pilots;
The provisions of WAC 363-116-084 Simulator evaluation review and appeal procedures, relating to the clarification and modification of the simulator evaluation review and appeal procedures;
The provisions of WAC 363-116-110 Details and requirements of annual license fee payment, physical examination report and reinstatement application for license pilots, relating to strengthening the language referring to federal license requirements for pilots and pilot trainees;
The repeal of WAC 363-116-140 Limitations;
The provisions of WAC 363-116-200 Duties of pilots, relating to the clarification of certain duties.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: None.
Process for Developing New Rule: The board will be considering amendments to these rules and will be discussing them in regular session board meetings. Stakeholder comments are welcome. Upon further review and consideration of recommended revisions, public hearings will be scheduled to consider the proposed new rules 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,,
June 16, 2014
Peggy Larson
Executive Director