(1) A local health officer may notify the department that a vessel has been:
(a) Declared unfit and prohibited from use as authorized in chapter 64.44 RCW if the
vessel has become contaminated as defined in RCW 64.44.010;
(b) Satisfactorily decontaminated and the vessel has been retested according to the
written work plan approved by the local health officer.
(2) The department shall brand vessel records and certificates of title when it receives
the notification from a local health officer as provided in subsection (1) of this
(3) A person is guilty of a gross misdemeanor if he or she advertises for sale or
sells a vessel that has been declared unfit and prohibited from use by a local health
(a) The person has knowledge that the local health officer has issued an order declaring
the vessel unfit and prohibiting its use; or
(b) A notification has been placed on the certificate of title under subsection (2)
of this section that the vessel has been declared unfit and prohibited from use.
(4) A person may advertise or sell a vessel if a release for reuse document has been
issued by a local health officer under chapter 64.44 RCW or a notification has been
placed on the certificate of title under subsection (2) of this section that the vessel
has been decontaminated and released for reuse.
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