In consultation with our agency, the Board of Pilotage Commissioners must adopt rules implementing tug escorts in Puget Sound for oil tankers, articulated tug-barges (ATBs), and towed vessels or barges. The rulemaking applies to waters east of Discovery Island light, south to New Dungeness light, and all points in the Puget Sound area. We will lead the rulemaking process and outreach efforts for BPC, and conduct regulatory analyses required by the Administrative Procedures Act, State Environmental Policy Act, and the Regulatory Fairness Act. This rulemaking must be completed by December 2025. For more information, visit the rulemaking website.