WSR 97-10-062

PROPOSED RULES

BOARD OF

PILOTAGE COMMISSIONERS

[Filed May 2, 1997, 10:53 a.m.]

Original Notice.

Exempt from preproposal statement of inquiry under RCW 34.05.310(4).

Title of Rule: Tariffs and pilotage rates for the Grays Harbor pilotage district.

Purpose: To establish a Grays Harbor pilotage district annual tariff.

Other Identifying Information: WAC 363-116-185 (formerly WAC 296-116-185).

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 88.16.035.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 88.16.035.

Summary: The proposed rule reflects a 12.2% increase in all tariff categories to be charged for pilotage services in the Grays Harbor pilotage district for the 1997-98 tariff year.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: RCW 88.16.035 requires that a tariff be set annually.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Pilotage Commission, 1008 Western Avenue, Seattle, WA, (206) 515-3904.

Name of Proponent: Grays Harbor Bar Pilots, Inc., private.

Agency Comments or Recommendations, if any, as to Statutory Language, Implementation, Enforcement, and Fiscal Matters: Current rates for the Grays Harbor pilotage district expire on July 31, 1997. New rates must be set annually.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: The rule as proposed would increase the tariff for pilotage services in the Grays Harbor pilotage district by 12.2% over the present tariff in all categories.

Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: The proposed rule is a 12.2% increase over the existing tariff in all categories.

The board may adopt a rule that varies from the proposed rule upon consideration of presentations and written comments from other interested parties and the public.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. The proposed rule is being considered in the context of the required annual revision to the rates charged for pilotage services. The application of the 12.2% increase is clear in the proposed tariff shown below and represents a minor economic impact on shipping costs.

Section 201, chapter 403, Laws of 1995, does not apply to this rule adoption.

Hearing Location: Marine Exchange Conference Center, 2701 1st Avenue, Suite 110, Seattle, WA 98121, on June 12, 1997, at 9:00 a.m.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Peggy Larson by June 9, 1997, (206) 515-3904.

Submit Written Comments to: Mr. Larry Vognild, Chairman, FAX (206) 515-3969, by June 5, 1997.

Date of Intended Adoption: June 12, 1997.

May 1, 1997

Peggy Larson

Administrator

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 97-08-042, filed 3/28/97, effective 3/28/97)

WAC 363-116-185 Tariffs, and pilotage rates for the Grays Harbor pilotage district. Effective 0001 hours on 8-1-97 through 2400 hours 7-31-98.

classification of pilotage service rate

Piloting of vessels in the inland waters and tributaries of Grays Harbor:

Each vessel shall be charged according to its draft and tonnage. The draft charges shall be $((55.95)) 62.78 per meter (or $((17.02)) 19.10 per foot) and the tonnage charge shall be $((0.1784)) 0.2002 per net registered ton. The minimum net registered tonnage charge is $((624.27)) 700.43. The charge for an extra vessel (in case of tow) is $((356.74)) 400.26.

Boarding fee:

Per each boarding/deboarding from a

boat $((269.15))

301.99

Harbor shifts:

For each shift from dock to dock, dock to anchorage, anchorage to dock, or anchorage to anchorage $((447.50))

502.10

Delays per hour $((106.71))

119.73

Cancellation charge (pilot only) $((178.36))

200.12

Cancellation charge (pilot boat

only) $((535.09))

600.37

Travel allowance:

Boarding or deboarding a vessel off Grays Harbor entrance $((82.82))

92.92

Pilot when traveling to an outlying port to join a vessel or returning through an outlying port from a vessel which has been piloted to sea shall be paid $((624.28)) 700.44 for each day or fraction thereof, and the travel expense incurred $((624.28))

700.44

Bridge transit:

Charge for each bridge transited $((195.90))

219.80

Miscellaneous:

The balance of amounts due for pilotage rates not paid within 30 days of invoice will be assessed at 1 1/2% per month late charge.

((Adopted 6-20-96

Filed 6-28-96

Effective 0001 Hours 8-1-96 through 2400 Hours 7-31-97))

[Recodified as 363-116-185. 97-08-042, filed 3/28/97, effective 3/28/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 88.16.035. 96-14-062, 296-116-185, filed 6/28/96, effective 8/1/96; 95-13-054, 296-116-185, filed 6/16/95, effective 8/1/95; 94-05-006, 296-116-185, filed 2/3/94, effective 3/6/94; 93-13-055, 296-116-185, filed 6/16/93, effective 7/17/93; 93-03-080, 296-116-185, filed 1/19/93, effective 2/19/93; 92-14-069, 296-116-185, filed 6/26/92, effective 7/27/92; 91-08-008, 296-116-185, filed 3/26/91, effective 4/26/91; 90-09-013, 296-116-185, filed 4/6/90, effective 5/7/90; 89-08-042 (Order 89-3, Resolution No. 89-3), 296-116-185, filed 3/31/89; 88-05-043 (Order 88-2, Resolution No. 88-2), 296-116-185, filed 2/17/88, effective 3/21/88. Statutory Authority: RCW 88.16.035(4). 87-01-081 (Orders 86-9 and 86-10, Resolution Nos. 86-9 and 86-10), 296-116-185, filed 12/19/86; 85-02-048 (Order 84-5, Resolution No. 84-5), 296-116-185, filed 12/31/84; 83-15-012 (Order 83-3, Resolution No. 83-3), 296-116-185, filed 7/12/83; 82-08-016 (Order 82-1, Resolution No. 82-1), 296-116-185, filed 3/29/82; 81-07-009 (Order 81-1, Resolution No. 81-1), 296-116-185, filed 3/6/81; 80-03-081 (Order 79-6, Resolution No. 79-6), 296-116-185, filed 3/4/80; Order 2-68, 296-116-185, filed 11/1/68.]

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