Public comment open on proposed state rule for selling older vessels

Peninsula Daily News

OLYMPIA — The state Department of Natural Resources is taking public comment until March 28 on a proposed new rule for selling boats that are more than 65 feet long and more than 40 years old.

Under the proposal, which would come into effect in July, owners of such vessels must get a vessel inspection prior to sale and provide a copy to the new owner and to DNR.

Owners who comply will avoid secondary liability if the vessel is later abandoned by the transferee or becomes derelict before a ownership transfer.

It requires public input.

Three public hearings are set, none on the North Olympic Peninsula.

The hearings are set in Mount Vernon, Vancouver and Seattle. All are at 6 p.m.

The Mount Vernon hearing is March 25, in the Mount Vernon City Council chambers, 1805 Continental Place.

On March 26, a hearing is set at the Vancouver Community Library, 901 C St.

On March 27, a hearing will be at the Beacon Hill branch of the Seattle Public Library, 2821 Beacon Ave. S.

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Written comments can be sent to Lisa Randlette, DVRP Rules Coordinator, Washington State Department of Natural Resources, MS 47027, Olympia, WA 98504-7027; emailed to; or faxed to 360-902-1786.

Last modified: March 13. 2014 8:17PM
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