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Chapter 308-312 WAC

Last Update: 1/16/98

WHITEWATER RIVER OUTFITTERS

WAC Sections

HTMLPDF308-312-010Definitions.
HTMLPDF308-312-020Whitewater river outfitter license administration office.
HTMLPDF308-312-030Applying for a whitewater river outfitter license.
HTMLPDF308-312-040Renewing a whitewater river outfitter license.
HTMLPDF308-312-050Proof of liability insurance.
HTMLPDF308-312-060Fees.
HTMLPDF308-312-080Appeals of license suspensions.
HTMLPDF308-312-100Proof of having a license.


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Definitions.

The following definitions apply to use of these terms in this chapter.
(1) "Business location" means a business office of a whitewater river outfitter. This is a fixed location where business may be conducted with the public and that must post a master license showing "tax registration." It does not mean where river trips take place.
(2) "Master application" means the combined license application form and any addenda provided by the master license service.
(3) "Master license" means the combined license document issued by the master license service.
(4) "Master license service" means the office within the department of licensing operating the master license program, and handling the whitewater river outfitter license.
(5) "Outfitter" means the same as whitewater river outfitter.
(6) "Proof of liability insurance" means the certificate of insurance or other written proof supplied by an insurance provider. The proof lists and guarantees the type and amount of insurance coverage provided and the period of time the coverage is in force.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 88.12.276 and 1997 c 391 § 9. WSR 98-03-055, § 308-312-010, filed 1/16/98, effective 2/16/98.]



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Whitewater river outfitter license administration office.

The master license service of the department of licensing handles the whitewater river outfitter license. The office is located at 405 Black Lake Blvd. S.W., Olympia, Washington. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding state holidays. The office can be contacted by mail or phone at:
Department of Licensing
Master License Service
Post Office Box 9034
Olympia WA 98507-9034
(360) 664-1400
fax (360) 753-9668
TDD (360) 586-2788
[Statutory Authority: RCW 88.12.276 and 1997 c 391 § 9. WSR 98-03-055, § 308-312-020, filed 1/16/98, effective 2/16/98.]



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Applying for a whitewater river outfitter license.

(1) To apply for a license a person must request and file a master application with the master license service. The completed master application must include the information, proof of insurance and certifications listed in RCW  88.12.275 and the fee listed in WAC  308-312-060.
(2) A master license with "whitewater river outfitter" printed on it will be issued after the application has been reviewed and approved. The license application will not be approved and no license will be issued if all the requirements are not met.
(3) Each business location where whitewater river outfitter business is conducted must be licensed even if owned by the same business owner. A separate application must be completed and filed for each business location. Each business location will receive its own master license.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 88.12.276 and 1997 c 391 § 9. WSR 98-03-055, § 308-312-030, filed 1/16/98, effective 2/16/98.]



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Renewing a whitewater river outfitter license.

(1) The whitewater river outfitter license must be renewed each year by the expiration date. The master license does not allow conducting business as a whitewater river outfitter after the expiration date shown on the license. A renewal must be filed for each business location.
(2) The master license service will mail a renewal notice to each business location at least 30 days before the license expiration date. The licensee must submit the completed renewal application by the expiration date or the late renewal fee listed in RCW 19.02.085 may be charged.
(3) The completed renewal application must include the information and certifications listed in RCW  88.12.275, and the fee listed in WAC  308-312-060. The whitewater river outfitter license will not be renewed if all the requirements are not met.
(4) If a license renewal has not been filed by at least 4 months after the expiration date the license will be considered to have been abandoned and the license status will be terminated. A licensee whose outfitter license has been terminated because of nonrenewal must file a new application as described in WAC 308-312-030 in order to conduct business as a whitewater river outfitter.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 88.12.276 and 1997 c 391 § 9. WSR 98-03-055, § 308-312-040, filed 1/16/98, effective 2/16/98.]



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Proof of liability insurance.

(1) Applicants and licensees must provide proof of having liability insurance coverage to the master license service. The proof of insurance must show the applicant or licensee as the insured, and list the master license service as the certificate holder to be notified of changes. Changes to be reported include cancellation, termination, nonrenewal, and renewal of a policy. Cancellation, termination, or nonrenewal of a policy must be reported to the master license service at least 30 days before the effective date.
(2) The liability insurance policy may cover outfitter business activities at all locations within the state of Washington. A separate copy of the proof of current liability insurance must accompany each new application for a whitewater river outfitter license.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 88.12.276 and 1997 c 391 § 9. WSR 98-03-055, § 308-312-050, filed 1/16/98, effective 2/16/98.]



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Fees.

(1) The following fees apply to the whitewater river outfitter license
(a) New application, $25.00 per business location.
(b) Annual renewal, $25.00 per business location.
(2) New and renewal applications are charged the application handling fee listed in RCW 19.02.075.
Delinquent renewal applications may be charged the delinquency fee listed in RCW 19.02.085.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 88.12.276 and 1997 c 391 § 9. WSR 98-03-055, § 308-312-060, filed 1/16/98, effective 2/16/98.]



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Appeals of license suspensions.

A whitewater river outfitter licensee may appeal a license suspension by submitting a written notice of appeal to the department of licensing. The notice of appeal must be received by the department of licensing within twenty days after the date the suspension is issued or the right to appeal is waived. If the notice is mailed the United States post office postmark date will be accepted as the date received by the department of licensing. The department of licensing will take action on the notice as directed by the Administrative Procedure Act found in chapter 34.05 RCW.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 88.12.276 and 1997 c 391 § 9. WSR 98-03-055, § 308-312-080, filed 1/16/98, effective 2/16/98.]



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Proof of having a license.

Persons conducting a whitewater river trip must be able to show proof of operating with a valid outfitter license to law enforcement officials. Proof of having a license must be available at the site where vessels are put into the river, or at the site where vessels are taken out of the river. The proof of having a license is not required to be carried on vessels during a river trip. A photocopy of the original master license that was issued with "whitewater river outfitter" printed on it will be accepted as proof of having a license.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 88.12.276 and 1997 c 391 § 9. WSR 98-03-055, § 308-312-100, filed 1/16/98, effective 2/16/98.]