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PDFWAC 480-51-022

Exempt vessels and operations.

The rules of this chapter do not apply to the following vessels or operations:
(1) Charter services;
(2) Passenger-carrying vessels that depart and return to the point of origin without stopping at another location within the state where passengers leave the vessel;
(3) Vessels operated by not-for-profit or governmental entities that are replicas of historical vessels or that are recognized by the United States Department of the Interior as national historical landmarks;
(4) Excursion services that:
(a) Originate and primarily operate at least six months per year in San Juan County waters and use vessels less than sixty-five feet in length with a United States Coast Guard certificate that limits them to forty-nine passengers or less;
(b) Do not depart from the point of origin on a regular published schedule;
(c) Do not operate between the same point of origin and the same intermediate stop more than four times in any month or more than fifteen times during any twelve-month period;
(d) Use vessels that do not return to the point of origin on the day of departure; or
(e) Operate vessels upon the waters of the Pend Oreille River, Pend Oreille County, Washington.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 81.84.070, 1993 c 427, 1995 c 361 and RCW 80.01.040(4). WSR 95-22-001 (Order R-435, Docket No. TS-941485), ยง 480-51-022, filed 10/18/95, effective 11/18/95.]
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