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PDFWAC 317-31-110

Advance notice of entry.

(1) A cargo or passenger vessel owner or operator shall submit a notice of entry to the office by telefax or telephone at least twenty-four hours before the vessel enters state waters. An owner or operator of a vessel in intrastate operation is exempt from this provision if in compliance with WAC 317-31-120.
(2) The advance notice of entry must provide:
(a) The vessel's name, country of registry, gross tonnage, call sign, and official number of the vessel;
(b) The name and telephone number of the vessel's local representative or agent;
(c) The estimated date, time, and point of entry into state waters by the vessel;
(d) Intended berths or anchorages in Washington;
(e) Last and next port of call;
(f) The amount and type of bunkers, if any, that will be transferred;
(g) The type of cargo, if any, that will be transferred;
(h) A safety report if required under WAC 317-31-130; and
(i) Identification of the contingency plan covering the vessel under Washington law and chapter 317-10 WAC.
(3) In addition to providing the information in subsection (2) of this section, an owner or operator of a cargo or passenger vessel carrying dangerous cargo in bulk, defined in 33 C.F.R. section 160.203, shall submit with its notice of entry the following information:
(a) The name and quantity of the dangerous cargo carried in bulk;
(b) The location of the vessel at the time the report is submitted; and
(c) The stowage location of the dangerous cargo.
(4) If an owner or operator is unable to provide notice at least twenty-four hours prior to arrival as required by subsection (1) of this section, the owner or operator shall give notice to the office as soon as practicable and shall include an explanation for the delay in notifying the office.
(5) Vessels that submit an advance notice of arrival containing all the information required under subsections (2) and (3) of this section to the U.S. Coast Guard, directly or through the Canada/United States Cooperative Vessel Traffic Service (CVTS), need not provide the notice to the office otherwise required by subsection (1) of this section. However, safety reports required by WAC 317-31-130 or 317-31-140 must be submitted to the office.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 88.46.050 and 43.21I.030. WSR 96-12-077, ยง 317-31-110, filed 6/5/96, effective 7/6/96.]
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