296-115-110 - Appeal of decisions

296-115-110. Appeal of decisions

(1) Within fifteen working days after receipt of the decision, a person may request a hearing with the assistant director regarding denial of a certificate of inspection or license, or a decision on the maximum passengers, crew, or total capacity of a charter boat.

(a) At the hearing the department must give the opportunity to produce witnesses and give testimony.

(b) The hearing will be held at the department's headquarters office or at another location designated by the assistant director and presided over by an authorized representative of the assistant director.

(c) Following the informal hearing the department will issue a final decision.

(d) A final decision may be appealed to the superior court for the state of Washington in either the county in which the certificate holder resides or in Thurston County within thirty days after the suspension or revocation order is entered.

(e) The action being appealed will remain in effect until the applicant presents proof that the specified requirements are met, or until the appeal is otherwise resolved.

(2) For all other citations, follow the appeal process in chapter 49.17 RCW.

Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060, 49.17.210, and 88.04.005. 08-20-123, ยง 296-115-110, filed 10/1/08, effective 11/1/08.

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