PREPROPOSAL STATEMENT OF INQUIRY
[Filed December 16, 2022, 11:38 a.m.]
Subject of Possible Rule Making: WAC 363-116-360 Exempt vessels.
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 of pilotage commissioners (board) will be reviewing the current fee schedule and overall language to adjust as needed to align with current and preferred practices.
Process for Developing New Rule: Discussion regarding proposed revisions will occur at regular vessel exemption commission (VEC) and board meetings. Upon committee review and consensus, and consultation with the board's assistant attorney general, a recommendation will be presented to the board. Tribal and stakeholder comments are encouraged throughout the process. 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 Jaimie C. Bever, Executive Director, 2901 3rd Avenue, Suite 500, Seattle, WA 98121, phone 206-515-3887, fax 206-515-3906, email BeverJ@wsdot.wa.gov, website www.pilotage.wa.gov.
December 16, 2022
Jaimie C. Bever