WSR 22-01-197
[Filed December 21, 2021, 8:34 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, and 88.04.330.
Reasons Why Rules on this Subject may be Needed and What They Might Accomplish: The division of occupational safety and health (DOSH) is initiating this rule making to better align chapter 296-115 WAC, Safety requirements for charter boats, with chapter 88.04 RCW, the Charter Boat Safety Act; chapter 49.17 RCW, the Washington Industrial Safety and Health Act; and United States Coast Guard requirements under 46 C.F.R. In addition, this rule making will address items from an audit of the charter boat program.
Other Federal and State Agencies that Regulate this Subject and the Process Coordinating the Rule with These Agencies: Not applicable.
Process for Developing New Rule: Parties interested in the formulation of these rules may contact the individual 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 Cathy Coates, Administrative Regulations Analyst, Labor and Industries, DOSH, P.O. Box 44620, Olympia, WA 98504-4620, phone 360-902-5432, fax 360-902-5619, email, website
December 21, 2021
Joel Sacks