WSR 18-17-010
[Filed August 2, 2018, 7:36 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: Chapter 352-66 WAC, rule changes will establish a system of aids to navigation including regulatory markers compatible with the United States Aids to Navigation System.
Statutes Authorizing the Agency to Adopt Rules on this Subject: RCW 79A.60.500 Uniform waterway marking system.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: 33 C.F.R. Subpart 66.10 expired on December 31, 2003, at which time the lateral system of buoyage became the United States Aids to Navigation System which replaced the old Uniform Waterway Marking System. This update is needed to ensure our state and private aids to navigation are referencing and compatible with 33 C.F.R. Subpart 66.10. The update is also needed to ensure state and local marine law enforcement officers and our citizens better understand the federal, state, local and private aids to navigation within Washington state.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: The United States Coast Guard (USCG) is the federal agency tasked with regulating the waterway marking system within the country through 33 C.F.R. Subpart 66.10. Coordination is done through the USCG District 13 Recreational Boating Safety Specialist.
Process for Developing New Rule: Agency study.
Interested parties can participate in the decision to adopt the new rule and formulation of the proposed rule before publication by contacting Hoyle Hodges, 1111 Israel Road S.W., phone 360-902-8835, fax 360-586-6603, TTY 800-833-6388, email, web site
August 2, 2018
Valeria Veasley
Management Analyst