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Title 478 WAC – University of Washington


Chapter 478–138 WAC: Use of University Stadium Boat Moorage Facilities

WAC 478–138–030: Use of university stadium boat moorage facilities — Stadium boat moorage facilities — Area defined.


(1) (a) The stadium boat moorage facilities shall consist of those docks and floats located on Lake Washington in Union Bay which provide water access to the University of Washington shoreline on home football game days, or for other special events as determined by the university.

  (b) The stadium boat moorage facilities shall also include such other specified areas along or adjacent to the university shoreline, as designated by the senior vice-president for finance and facilities, that provide access to the university shoreline on home football game days, or for other special events as determined by the university. The activities for which these additional stadium boat moorage facilities may be used include, but are not limited to: Moorage of water related vessels; and loading, unloading, or transporting passengers to and from water related vessels. All other uses of the university shoreline shall be under the authority of the senior vice-president for finance and facilities.

  (c) Use of the university shoreline and moorage facilities for waterfront activities not designated for that area, or otherwise not in compliance with this chapter will subject the violators to arrest under provisions of RCW 9A.52.080 (Criminal trespass in the second degree), City of Seattle 12A.08.040 (Criminal trespass), or other applicable law.

(2) In the event the university permits a non-university vessel use of the stadium boat moorage facilities for moorage, loading and unloading passengers, shuttling passengers to and from anchored vessels, or other related activities, the university does not assume responsibility for nor guarantee the expertise or training of the vessels' pilots or that such vessels are maintained in a safe condition or are adequately equipped with life vests and other safety devices as required by the United States Coast Guard and the Washington state utilities and transportation commission.

The senior vice-president for finance and facilities shall have the authority to establish such conditions as are necessary or appropriate to protect the university from liability in connection with the use of the stadium boat moorage facilities.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.20.130 and University of Washington Board of Regents Standing Orders, Chapter 1, Section 2. 10-23-039, § 478-138-030, filed 11/10/10, effective 12/11/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.20.130. 92-14-060, § 478-138-030, filed 6/26/92, effective 7/27/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.10.300. 88-19-042 (Order 88-02), § 478-138-030, filed 9/14/88; Order, § 478-138-030, filed 7/2/73 and 7/27/73.]