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PDFWAC 352-70-020

What words and phrases are used in the state boating accident reporting program?

Unless the context clearly indicates otherwise, the definitions in this section apply throughout this chapter.
(1) "Commission" means the Washington state parks and recreation commission.
(2) "Operator" means an individual who steers, directs, or otherwise has control of a vessel that is underway or exercises actual authority to control the person at the helm.
(3) "Owner" means a person who has a lawful right to possession of a vessel by purchase, exchange, gift, lease, inheritance, or legal action whether or not the vessel is subject to a security interest.
(4) "Use" means operate, navigate, or employ.
(5) "Vessel" means every watercraft used or capable of being used as a means of transportation on the water, other than a seaplane. However, it does not include inner tubes, air mattresses, and small rafts or flotation devices or toys customarily used by swimmers.
(6) "Waters of Washington state" means any waters within the territorial limits of Washington state.
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 79A.05 RCW, RCW 79A.05.030, 79A.05.070 and chapter 79A.60 RCW. WSR 08-24-004, § 352-70-020, filed 11/20/08, effective 12/21/08. Statutory Authority: RCW 79A.05.310(4). WSR 01-02-021, § 352-70-020, filed 12/21/00, effective 1/21/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 43.51.400. WSR 93-20-018, § 352-70-020, filed 9/24/93, effective 10/24/93; WSR 84-01-060 (Order 73), § 352-70-020, filed 12/19/83.]
Reviser's note: The permanent filing 08-24-004 contained no amendments to this section.
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