(1) When must the tribe notify the department of a vessel registration?
Each tribe must forward the proper forms and documentation to the department within five working days after approval of the registration. The mailing address is:
Department of Licensing
Title and Registration Services
Post Office Box 9909
Olympia, Washington 98507-9909
The department will store the registration data in a computer system, with twenty-four-hour availability, and have procedures that will limit access to civil or criminal law enforcement entities seeking information for law enforcement purposes.
(2) Shall the tribe notify the department if they find information that is not correct or is incomplete on a tribal vessel registration?
Yes, if a tribe becomes aware that information regarding a vessel authorized by that tribe to participate in the treaty fishery, and contained in the department vessel identification system, or the vessel identification system of another tribe, may be erroneous or incomplete and should be corrected, the tribe will promptly notify the department or the tribe which operates the identification system. The notice to the department and the other tribe must state the reasons why it is believed the system information is incorrect or incomplete. The notifying tribe must also identify the correct or additional information the tribe believes should be entered into the system. The department will respond promptly to each notice regarding inaccurate or incomplete information, explaining what, if any, changes or corrections have been made.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 88.02.100. 02-05-058, § 308-93-760, filed 2/15/02, effective 3/18/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 88.02.100 and United States v Washington, Subproceeding No. 88-1. 96-16-038, § 308-93-760, filed 8/1/96, effective 9/1/96.]