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RCW 88.16.103

Mandatory rest periods for pilots and pilot trainees—Rules—Assignment refusal—Penalty.

(1) Pilots and pilot trainees, after completion of an assignment or assignments which are seven hours or longer in duration, shall receive a mandatory rest period of seven hours.
(2) A pilot or pilot trainee shall refuse a pilotage assignment if the pilot or pilot trainee is physically or mentally fatigued or if the pilot or pilot trainee has a reasonable belief that the assignment cannot be carried out in a competent and safe manner. Upon refusing an assignment under this subsection, a pilot or pilot trainee shall submit a written explanation to the board within forty-eight hours. If the board finds that the pilot's or pilot trainee's written explanation is without merit, or reasonable cause did not exist for the assignment refusal, such pilot or pilot trainee may be subject to the provisions of RCW 88.16.100.
(3) The board shall quarterly review the dispatch records of pilot organizations or pilot's quarterly reports to ensure the provisions of this section are enforced. The board may prescribe rules for rest periods pursuant to chapter 34.05 RCW.
Severability1977 ex.s. c 337: See note following RCW 88.16.005.
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