Event Details

Safety Requirements for Charter Boats

Public Hearing on Proposed Rules
Tuesday, February 21, 2023
11 a.m.


To join on your computer or mobile app (Microsoft Teams):

To join by phone (audio only):
Meeting ID: 261 081 208 477
Passcode: vtWzWa

The hearing will start at 11:00 a.m. and continue until all oral comments are received.

L&I encourages the submittal of written comments, due by 5:00 p.m. on March 3, 2023.

Public hearings held virtually have proven effective in allowing greater public access, eliminating the burden of physical travel, and maintaining public safety. Accordingly, this public hearing will not be held in person.


The purpose of this rulemaking is to better align chapter 296-115 WAC, Safety requirements for charter boats, with chapter 88.04 RCW, the Charter Boat Safety Act; U.S. Coast Guard requirements under title 46 CFR; and chapter 49.17 RCW, the Washington Industrial Safety and Health Act. The adopted amendments also address items from an audit of the Charter Boat Program. Additionally, this rulemaking incorporated housekeeping, formatting changes, and a fee increase effective June 1, 2023.