Alaska Department of Commerce, Community & Economic Development

06/21/2024 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 06/21/2024 02:00

NOTICE OF PROPOSED CHANGES IN THE REGULATIONS OF THE ALASKA BOARD OF MARINE PILOTS RELATING TO APPLICATIONS, EXAMINATIONS, AND DEPUTY MARINE PILOT RENEWAL REQUIREMENTS Brief[...]

NOTICE OF PROPOSED CHANGES IN THE REGULATIONS OF THE ALASKA BOARD OF MARINE PILOTS RELATING TO APPLICATIONS, EXAMINATIONS, AND DEPUTY MARINE PILOT RENEWAL REQUIREMENTS

Brief Description: The Board of Marine Pilots (Board) proposes to adopt regulation changes in Title 12, Chapter 56 of the Alaska Administrative Code, dealing with updating regulations regarding application requirements, examination requirements, and license renewal requirements for deputy marine pilots, including the following.

  1. 12 AAC 56.025. Applications, is proposed to amend requirements to allow applicants additional time to submit and complete applications and the application requirements. This will allow for faster processing times.
  2. 12 AAC 56.070. Examinations, is proposed to remove an outdated examination reference, and remove the requirement of examinations to be offered at a meeting of the board.
  3. 12 AAC 56.080. Biennial license renewal, is proposed to amend the license renewal requirements relating to the number of days a deputy marine pilot must have spent piloting vessels.

You may comment on the proposed regulation changes, including the potential costs to private persons of complying with the proposed changes, by submitting written comments to Stefanie Davis, Regulations Specialist, Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing, P.O. Box 110806, Juneau, AK 99811-0806. Additionally, the Board will accept comments by facsimile at (907) 465-2974 and by electronic mail at [email protected]. Comments may also be submitted through the Alaska Online Public Notice System by accessing this notice on the system at http://notice.alaska.gov/215807, and using the comment link. The comments must be received not later than 4:30 p.m. on July 22, 2024.

You may submit written questions relevant to the proposed action to Stefanie Davis, Regulations Specialist, Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing, P.O. Box 110806, Juneau, AK 99811-0806 or by e-mail at [email protected]. The questions must be received at least 10 days before the end of the public comment period. The Board will aggregate its response to substantially similar questions and make the questions and responses available on the Alaska Online Public Notice System and on the Board's website at https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/cbpl/ProfessionalLicensing/BoardofMarinePilots.aspx.

If you are a person with a disability who needs a special accommodation in order to participate in this process, please contact Stefanie Davis at (907) 465-2537 or [email protected] not later than July 15, 2024 to ensure that any necessary accommodation can be provided.

A copy of the proposed regulation changes is available on the Alaska Online Public Notice System and by contacting Stefanie Davis at (907) 465-2537, [email protected], or at https://www.commerce.alaska.gov/web/portals/5/pub/MAR-0923.pdf.

After the public comment period ends, the Board will either adopt the proposed regulation changes or other provisions dealing with the same subject, without further notice, or decide to take no action. The language of the final regulation may be different from that of the proposed regulation. You should comment during the time allowed if your interests could be affected.

Statutory Authority: AS 08.62.040; AS 08.62.050; AS 08.62.100; AS 08.62.120

Statutes Being Implemented, Interpreted, or Made Specific: AS 08.62.040; AS 08.62.100; AS 08.62.120

Fiscal Information: The proposed regulation changes are not expected to require an increased appropriation.

For each occupation regulated under the Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing, the Division keeps a list of individuals or organizations who are interested in the regulations of that occupation. The Division automatically sends a Notice of Proposed Regulations to the parties on the appropriate list each time there is a proposed change in an occupation's regulations in Title 12 of the Alaska Administrative Code. If you would like your address added to or removed from such a list, send your request to the Division at the address above, giving your name, either your e-mail address or mailing address (as you prefer for receiving notices), and the occupational area in which you are interested.

DATE: 6/21/2024
Stefanie Davis, Regulations Specialist
Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing

ADDITIONAL REGULATION NOTICE INFORMATION
(AS 44.62.190(d))

1. Adopting agency: Board of Marine Pilots - Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development, Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing.

2. General subject of regulation: Application requirements; examination requirements; biennial license renewal requirements for deputy marine pilots.

3. Citation of regulation: 12 AAC 56.025; 12 AAC 56.070; 12 AAC 56.080.

4. Department of Law file number: 2024200017.

5. Reason for the proposed action: Update and clarification of current regulations; compliance with state statutes.

6. Appropriation/Allocation: Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing - #2360.

7. Estimated annual cost to comply with the proposed action to:
A private person: None known.
Another state agency: None known.
A municipality: None known.

8. Cost of implementation to the state agency and available funding (in thousands of dollars): No costs are expected in FY 2024 or in subsequent years.

9. The name of the contact person for the regulation:
Thomas Bay, Marine Pilot Coordinator
Board of Marine Pilots
Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing
Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development
Telephone: (907) 465-2543
E-mail: [email protected]

10.The origin of the proposed action: Staff of state agency.

11.Date: 6/21/2024
Prepared by: Stefanie Davis, Regulations Specialist

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