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Delaware General AssemblyDelaware RegulationsMonthly Register of RegulationsJanuary 2018

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1000 Board of Pilot Commissioners
24 DE Admin. Code 1000
The Delaware Board of River Pilot Commissioners pursuant to 23 Del.C. §102(1), proposed to create Regulation 13. The proposed creation of Regulation 13 establishes the process to be followed for accepting applications for licensure.
Following publication in the Delaware Register of Regulations on July 1, 2017 a public hearing was held on August 18, 2017. Written comment periods were held open for thirty days before the public hearing, and an additional fifteen days following the public hearing pursuant to 29 Del.C. §10118(a). At the hearing, the Board accepted as evidence and marked as the Board's Exhibit 1 documentation of publication of the notice of the public hearing in the News Journal and the Delaware State News. During the written public comment periods, no public comment was received. No public comment was received by the Board during the public hearing on August 18, 2017.
IT IS SO ORDERED this 17th day of November, 2017 by the Delaware Board of Pilot Commissioners.
6.0 Pilots must pass a designated physical examination every year before their date of license renewal. Results of the examination shall be reported on the form approved by the Board. Examinations may also be ordered by the Board for any Pilot at any time for any cause. In addition, each Pilot shall report to the Commission concerning the Pilot’s request for a waiver from the United States Coast Guard for any medical condition, as permitted by Federal regulation, as well as the results of any such waiver request. The initial report to the Commission shall be made at the same time that the waiver request is made to the Coast Guard, and a copy of the Coast Guard’s decision on the waiver request shall be provided to the Commission within five business days of the Pilot’s receipt of the waiver decision.
Under the provisions of 23 Del.C. §113(b), no person shall be eligible for licensure as a first class pilot by this Board, until that person has served at least one year in each of the lower classes.
12.1 Under 23 Del.C. §113(b), a licensed pilot must serve at least one year in each of the previous lower pilot license classifications before the pilot is entitled to a first class license, permitting the pilot to provide pilotage services for “ships or vessels of any practical draft of water.” 23 Del.C. §112(1). Using the plain meaning rule of legislative interpretation, the term “serve” as used in Section 113(b) means to actively engage in the pilot profession during a full one-year term, and not merely to hold a current license for twelve months.
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