WSR 03-08-058

PROPOSED RULES

BOARD OF

PILOTAGE COMMISSIONERS

[ Filed March 31, 2003, 10:40 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

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

Title of Rule: Pilotage rates for the Puget Sound pilotage district.

Purpose: To establish a Puget Sound pilotage district annual tariff.

Other Identifying Information: WAC 363-116-300.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 88.16.035.

Statute Being Implemented: Chapter 88.16 RCW.

Summary: The proposed rule reflects a 1.66% decrease in all categories except transportation to be charged for pilotage services in the Puget Sound pilotage district for the 2003-2004 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: Board of Pilotage Commissioners, 2911 2nd Avenue, Suite 100, Seattle, WA 98121, (206) 515-3904.

Name of Proponent: Puget Sound Pilots, private.

Agency Comments or Recommendations, if any, as to Statutory Language, Implementation, Enforcement, and Fiscal Matters: Current rates for the Puget Sound pilotage district expire on June 30, 2003. 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 by the Puget Sound pilots would decrease the tariff for pilotage services in the Puget Sound pilotage district by 1.66% from the present tariff in all categories except transportation.

Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: The proposed rule is a 1.66% decrease from the existing tariff in all categories except transportation.

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.

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. The Washington State Board of Pilotage Commissioners concludes that implementation of this new rule does not impose a more than minor cost on businesses in the shipping industry and, therefore, a small business economic impact statement is not required according to RCW 19.85.030 (1)(a).

RCW 34.05.328 does not apply to this rule adoption. The Washington State Board of Pilotage Commissioners is not a listed agency in RCW 34.05.328 (5)(a)(i).

Hearing Location: 2911 2nd Avenue, Level B Conference Room, Seattle, WA 98121, on May 8, 2003, at 9:30 a.m.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Peggy Larson by May 5, 2003.

Submit Written Comments to: Captain Harry Dudley, Chairman, 2911 2nd Avenue, Suite 100, Seattle, WA 98121, fax (206) 515-3969, by May 1, 2003.

Date of Intended Adoption: May 8, 2003.

March 27, 2003

Peggy Larson

Administrator

OTS-6288.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 02-12-008, filed 5/23/02, effective 7/1/02)

WAC 363-116-300   Pilotage rates for the Puget Sound pilotage district.   Effective 0001 hours July 1, ((2002)) 2003, through 2400 hours June 30, ((2003)) 2004.


CLASSIFICATION
RATE
Ship length overall (LOA)
Charges: per LOA rate schedule in this section
Boarding fee: (($41.00))

$40.00

Per each boarding/deboarding at the Port Angeles pilot station.
Harbor shift - Live ship (Seattle Port) LOA Zone I
Harbor shift - Live ship (other than Seattle Port) LOA Zone I
Harbor shift Dead ship Double LOA

Zone I

Dead ship towing charge: Double LOA
LOA of tug + LOA of tow + beam of tow Zone
Any tow exceeding seven hours, two pilots are mandatory. Harbor shifts shall constitute and be limited to those services in moving vessels from dock to dock, from anchorage to dock, from dock to anchorage, or from anchorage to anchorage in the same port after all other applicable tariff charges for pilotage services have been recognized as payable.

Waterway and bridge charges:

Ships up to 90' beam:

A charge of (($216.00)) $212.00 shall be in addition to bridge fees for any vessel movements both inbound and outbound required to transit south of Spokane Street in Seattle, south of Eleventh Street in any of the Tacoma waterways, in Port Gamble, or in the Snohomish River. Any vessel movements required to transit through bridges shall have an additional charge of (($103.00)) $101.00 per bridge.

Ships 90' beam and/or over:

A charge of (($292.00)) $287.00 shall be in addition to bridge fees for any vessel movements both inbound and outbound required to transit south of Spokane Street in Seattle and south of Eleventh Street in any of the Tacoma waterways. Any vessel movements required to transit through bridges shall have an additional charge of (($205.00)) $202.00 per bridge.

(The above charges shall not apply to transit of vessels

from Shilshole Bay to the limits of Lake Washington.)

Two or three pilots required:

In a case where two or three pilots are employed for a single vessel waterway or bridge transit, the second and/or third pilot charge shall include the bridge and waterway charge in addition to the harbor shift rate.

Compass adjustment (($291.00)) $286.00
Radio direction finder calibration (($291.00)) $286.00
Launching vessels (($438.00)) $431.00
Trial trips, 6 hours or less (Minimum (($822.00)) $810.00) (($137.00)) $135.00

per hr.

Trial trips, over 6 hours (two pilots) (($274.00)) $270.00

per hr.

Shilshole Bay Salmon Bay (($171.00)) $168.00
Salmon Bay Lake Union (($134.00)) $132.00
Lake Union Lake Washington (plus LOA zone from Webster Point) (($171.00)) $168.00
Cancellation charge LOA Zone I
Cancellation charge -- Port Angeles (when a pilot is ordered and vessel proceeds to a port outside the Puget Sound pilotage district without stopping for pilot or when a pilot order is cancelled less than twelve hours prior to the original ETA.)

LOA Zone II

Docking delay after anchoring: (($137.00)) $135.00

per hr.

Applicable harbor shift rate to apply, plus (($137.00)) $135.00 per hour standby. No charge if delay is 60 minutes or less. If the delay is more than 60 minutes, charge is (($137.00)) $135.00 for every hour or fraction thereof.


Sailing delay: (($137.00)) $135.00

per hour

No charge if delay is 60 minutes or less. If the delay is more than 60 minutes, charge is (($137.00)) $135.00 for every hour or fraction thereof. The assessment of the standby fee shall not exceed a period of twelve hours in any twenty-four hour period.

Slowdown: (($137.00)) $135.00

per hour

When a vessel chooses not to maintain its normal speed capabilities for reasons determined by the vessel and not the pilot, and when the difference in arrival time is one hour, or greater, from the predicted arrival time had the vessel maintained its normal speed capabilities, a charge of (($137.00)) $135.00 per hour, and each fraction thereof, will be assessed for the resultant difference in arrival time.

Tonnage charges:
0 to 20,000 gross tons:

Additional charge to LOA zone mileage of (($0.0069)) $0.0068 a gross ton for all gross tonnage up to 20,000 gross tons.

20,000 to 50,000 gross tons:

Additional charge to LOA zone mileage of (($0.0706)) $0.0694 a gross ton for all gross tonnage in excess of 20,000 gross tons up to 50,000 gross tons.

50,000 gross tons and up:

In excess of 50,000 gross tons, the charge shall be (($0.0846)) $0.0832 per gross ton.

For vessels where a certificate of international gross tonnage is required, the appropriate international gross tonnage shall apply.

Delayed arrival-Port Angeles: (($137.00)) $135.00

per hour

When a pilot is ordered for an arriving inbound vessel at Port Angeles and the vessel does not arrive within two hours of its ETA, or its ETA is amended less than six hours prior to the original ETA, a charge of (($137.00)) $135.00 for each hour delay, or fraction thereof, shall be assessed in addition to all other appropriate charges.

When a pilot is ordered for an arriving inbound vessel at Port Angeles and the ETA is delayed to six hours or more beyond the original ETA, a cancellation charge shall be assessed, in addition to all other appropriate charges, if the ETA was not amended at least twelve hours prior to the original ETA.

Transportation to vessels on Puget Sound:

March Point or Anacortes $ 144.00
Bangor 84.00
Bellingham 158.00
Bremerton 44.00
Cherry Point 175.00
Dupont 85.00
Edmonds 27.00
Everett 52.00
Ferndale 173.00
Manchester 66.00
Mukilteo 52.00
Olympia 108.00
Point Wells 27.00
Port Gamble 77.00
Port Townsend (Indian Island) 109.00
Seattle 15.00
Semiahmoo (Blaine) 196.00
Tacoma 56.00
Tacoma Smelter 66.00
Winslow 42.00

(a) Intraharbor transportation for the Port Angeles port area -transportation between Port Angeles pilot station and Port Angeles harbor docks - $15.00.

(b) Interport shifts: Transportation paid to and from both points.

(c) Intraharbor shifts: Transportation to be paid both ways. If intraharbor shift is cancelled on or before scheduled reporting time, transportation paid one way only.

(d) Cancellation: Transportation both ways unless notice of cancellation is received prior to scheduled reporting time in which case transportation need only be paid one way.

(e) Any new facilities or other seldom used terminals, not covered above, shall be based on mileage x $1.80 per mile. Delinquent payment charge: 1 1/2% per month after 45 days from first billing.

Delinquent payment charge: 1 1/2% per month after 45 days from first billing.

Nonuse of pilots: Ships taking and discharging pilots without using their services through all Puget Sound and adjacent inland waters shall pay full pilotage fees on the LOA zone mileage basis from Port Angeles to destination, from place of departure to Port Angeles, or for entire distance between two ports on Puget Sound and adjacent inland waters.

LOA rate schedule

The following rate schedule is based upon distances furnished by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, computed to the nearest half-mile and includes retirement fund contributions.

((LOA ZONE ZONE ZONE ZONE ZONE ZONE
I II III IV V VI
Intra Harbor 0-30 Miles 31-50 Miles 51-75 Miles 76-100 Miles 101 Miles

Over

Up to 449 214 329 564 841 1,132 1,468
450 - 459 221 336 567 853 1,150 1,475
460 - 469 224 341 576 867 1,166 1,482
470 - 479 232 350 584 884 1,169 1,485
480 - 489 238 357 586 901 1,176 1,492
490 - 499 241 361 594 917 1,191 1,498
500 - 509 254 367 603 928 1,199 1,508
510 - 519 256 374 609 942 1,212 1,512
520 - 529 259 386 618 946 1,222 1,527
530 - 539 267 392 626 956 1,242 1,543
540 - 549 271 397 640 967 1,262 1,556
550 - 559 276 411 644 981 1,271 1,572
560 - 569 286 427 657 989 1,284 1,587
570 - 579 292 431 660 994 1,297 1,597
580 - 589 304 439 675 1,002 1,305 1,613
590 - 599 319 447 679 1,006 1,323 1,632
600 - 609 329 460 687 1,010 1,339 1,640
610 - 619 349 465 701 1,015 1,353 1,654
620 - 629 362 471 707 1,027 1,368 1,674
630 - 639 379 479 715 1,029 1,380 1,688
640 - 649 394 491 723 1,032 1,392 1,701
650 - 659 422 499 735 1,040 1,409 1,719
660 - 669 430 504 741 1,045 1,423 1,732
670 - 679 445 517 749 1,063 1,440 1,742
680 - 689 452 527 760 1,074 1,453 1,760
690 - 699 465 535 770 1,092 1,468 1,795
700 - 719 486 552 784 1,105 1,496 1,816
720 - 739 515 567 804 1,121 1,527 1,847
740 - 759 535 594 819 1,132 1,556 1,879
760 - 779 556 615 839 1,150 1,587 1,905
780 - 799 584 641 853 1,166 1,613 1,938
800 - 819 607 660 870 1,172 1,640 1,967
820 - 839 626 683 891 1,191 1,674 1,990
840 - 859 652 711 906 1,203 1,700 2,024
860 - 879 677 735 924 1,235 1,732 2,053
880 - 899 701 757 942 1,264 1,760 2,083
900 - 919 721 780 958 1,295 1,795 2,112
920 - 939 743 804 981 1,323 1,814 2,140
940 - 959 770 825 995 1,353 1,847 2,168
960 - 979 788 850 1,012 1,380 1,879 2,199
980 - 999 815 870 1,030 1,409 1,905 2,226
1000 - 1019 863 926 1,076 1,483 1,994 2,323
1020 - 1039 887 953 1,109 1,527 2,054 2,392
1040 - 1059 913 976 1,142 1,572 2,114 2,463
1060 - 1079 942 1,011 1,175 1,620 2,179 2,537
1080 - 1099 969 1,040 1,211 1,667 2,243 2,612
1100 - 1119 997 1,071 1,246 1,718 2,310 2,691
1120 - 1139 1,028 1,104 1,285 1,768 2,379 2,771
1140 - 1159 1,058 1,136 1,322 1,821 2,451 2,855
1160 - 1179 1,089 1,169 1,362 1,876 2,524 2,940
1180 - 1199 1,123 1,205 1,402 1,932 2,600 3,028
1200 - 1219 1,156 1,241 1,444 1,990 2,677 3,118
1220 - 1239 1,191 1,278 1,487 2,049 2,757 3,211
1240 - 1259 1,226 1,315 1,531 2,110 2,840 3,307
1260 - 1279 1,262 1,354 1,577 2,173 2,925 3,406
1280 - 1299 1,299 1,396 1,624 2,239 3,012 3,508
1300 - 1319 1,338 1,436 1,672 2,305 3,103 3,612
1320 - 1339 1,379 1,479 1,723 2,374 3,195 3,722
1340 - 1359 1,419 1,524 1,774 2,445 3,290 3,833
1360 - 1379 1,462 1,569 1,827 2,518 3,389 3,947
1380 - 1399 1,505 1,615 1,882 2,593 3,490 4,066
1400 - 1419 1,551 1,664 1,937 2,671 3,594 4,187
1420 - 1439 1,596 1,714 1,996 2,751 3,702 4,313
1440 - 1459 1,645 1,765 2,056 2,832 3,813 4,442
1460 - 1479 1,692 1,818 2,116 2,917 3,927 4,575
1480 - 1499 1,743 1,871 2,180 3,004 4,044 4,711
1500 Over 1,796 1,928 2,245 3,096 4,165 4,852))

LOA ZONE ZONE ZONE ZONE ZONE ZONE
I II III IV V VI
Intra Harbor 0-30 Miles 31-50 Miles 51-75 Miles 76-100 Miles 101 Miles

Over

Up to 449 210 324 555 827 1,113 1,444
450 - 459 217 330 558 839 1,131 1,451
460 - 469 220 335 566 853 1,147 1,457
170 - 479 228 344 574 869 1,150 1,460
480 - 489 234 351 576 886 1,156 1,467
490 - 499 237 355 584 902 1,171 1,473
500 - 509 250 361 593 913 1,179 1,483
510 - 519 252 368 599 926 1,192 1,487
520 - 529 255 380 608 930 1,202 1,502
530 - 539 263 385 616 940 1,221 1,517
540 - 549 267 390 629 951 1,241 1,530
550 - 559 271 404 633 965 1,250 1,546
560 - 569 281 420 646 973 1,263 1,561
570 - 579 287 424 649 977 1,275 1,570
580 - 589 299 432 664 985 1,283 1,586
590 - 599 314 440 668 989 1,301 1,605
600 - 609 324 452 676 993 1,317 1,613
610 - 619 343 457 689 998 1,331 1,627
620 - 629 356 463 695 1,010 1,345 1,646
630 - 639 373 471 703 1,012 1,357 1,660
640 - 649 387 483 711 1,015 1,369 1,673
650 - 659 415 491 723 1,023 1,386 1,690
660 - 669 423 496 729 1,028 1,399 1,703
670 - 679 438 508 737 1,045 1,416 1,713
680 - 689 444 518 747 1,056 1,429 1,731
690 - 699 457 526 757 1,074 1,444 1,765
700 - 719 478 543 771 1,087 1,471 1,786
720 - 739 506 558 791 1,102 1,502 1,816
740 - 759 526 584 805 1,113 1,530 1,848
760 - 779 547 605 825 1,131 1,561 1,873
780 - 799 574 630 839 1,147 1,586 1,906
800 - 819 597 649 856 1,153 1,613 1,934
820 - 839 616 672 876 1,171 1,646 1,957
840 - 859 641 699 891 1,183 1,672 1,990
860 - 879 666 723 909 1,214 1,703 2,019
880 - 899 689 744 926 1,243 1,731 2,048
900 - 919 709 767 942 1,274 1,765 2,077
920 - 939 731 791 965 1,301 1,784 2,104
940 - 959 757 811 978 1,331 1,816 2,132
960 - 979 775 836 995 1,357 1,848 2,162
980 - 999 801 856 1,013 1,386 1,873 2,189
1000 - 1019 849 911 1,058 1,458 1,961 2,284
1020 - 1039 872 937 1,091 1,502 2,020 2,352
1040 - 1059 898 960 1,123 1,546 2,079 2,422
1060 - 1079 926 994 1,155 1,593 2,143 2,495
1080 - 1099 953 1,023 1,191 1,639 2,206 2,569
1100 - 1119 980 1,053 1,225 1,689 2,272 2,646
1120 - 1139 1,011 1,086 1,264 1,739 2,340 2,725
1140 - 1159 1,040 1,117 1,300 1,791 2,410 2,808
1160 - 1179 1,071 1,150 1,339 1,845 2,482 2,891
1180 - 1199 1,104 1,185 1,379 1,900 2,557 2,978
1200 - 1219 1,137 1,220 1,420 1,957 2,633 3,066
1220 - 1239 1,171 1,257 1,462 2,015 2,711 3,158
1240 - 1259 1,206 1,293 1,506 2,075 2,793 3,252
1260 - 1279 1,241 1,332 1,551 2,137 2,876 3,349
1280 - 1299 1,277 1,373 1,597 2,202 2,962 3,450
1300 - 1319 1,316 1,412 1,644 2,267 3,051 3,552
1320 - 1339 1,356 1,454 1,694 2,335 3,142 3,660
1340 - 1359 1,395 1,499 1,745 2,404 3,235 3,769
1360 - 1379 1,438 1,543 1,797 2,476 3,333 3,881
1380 - 1399 1,480 1,588 1,851 2,550 3,432 3,999
1400 - 1419 1,525 1,636 1,905 2,627 3,534 4,117
1420 - 1439 1,570 1,686 1,963 2,705 3,641 4,241
1440 - 1459 1,618 1,736 2,022 2,785 3,750 4,368
1460 - 1479 1,664 1,788 2,081 2,869 3,862 4,499
1480 - 1499 1,714 1,840 2,144 2,954 3,977 4,633
1500 Over 1,766 1,896 2,208 3,045 4,096 4,771

[Statutory Authority: RCW 88.16.035. 02-12-008, 363-116-300, filed 5/23/02, effective 7/1/02; 01-18-050, 363-116-300, filed 8/30/01, effective 9/30/01; 01-12-032, 363-116-300, filed 5/29/01, effective 7/1/01; 00-11-119, 363-116-300, filed 5/22/00, effective 7/1/00; 99-12-027, 363-116-300, filed 5/25/99, effective 7/1/99; 98-12-008, 363-116-300, filed 5/22/98, effective 7/1/98; 97-12-017, 363-116-300, filed 5/28/97, effective 7/1/97. Recodified as 363-116-300. 97-08-042, filed 3/28/97, effective 3/28/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 88.16.035. 96-12-017, 296-116-300, filed 5/29/96, effective 7/1/96; 95-12-018, 296-116-300, filed 5/30/95, effective 7/1/95; 94-12-044, 296-116-300, filed 5/27/94, effective 7/1/94; 93-12-133, 296-116-300, filed 6/2/93, effective 7/3/93; 92-14-007, 296-116-300, filed 6/19/92, effective 7/20/92; 91-11-074, 296-116-300, filed 5/20/91, effective 6/20/91; 90-20-116, 296-116-300, filed 10/2/90, effective 11/2/90; 90-08-095, 296-116-300, filed 4/4/90, effective 5/5/90; 89-08-041 (Order 89-2, Resolution No. 89-2), 296-116-300, filed 3/31/89. Statutory Authority: RCW 88.16.050. 88-05-039 (Order 88-1, Resolution No. 88-1), 296-116-300, filed 2/16/88, effective 3/18/88. Statutory Authority: RCW 88.16.035(4). 87-01-081 (Orders 86-9 and 86-10, Resolution Nos. 86-9 and 86-10), 296-116-300, filed 12/19/86; 86-19-066 (Order 86-6, Resolution No. 86-6), 296-116-300, filed 9/16/86; 86-02-035 (Order 86-1, Resolution No. 86-1), 296-116-300, filed 12/30/85; 85-02-048 (Order 84-5, Resolution No. 84-5), 296-116-300, filed 12/31/84; 84-04-006 (Order 84-1, Resolution No. 84-1), 296-116-300, filed 1/20/84; 83-17-055 (Order 83-6, Resolution No. 83-6), 296-116-300, filed 8/17/83; 82-13-065 (Order 82-4, Resolution No. 82-4), 296-116-300, filed 6/16/82. Statutory Authority: RCW 88.16.035. 81-12-017 (Order 81-2, Resolution No. 81-2), 296-116-300, filed 5/29/81; 80-06-084 (Order 80-1, Resolution No. 80-1), 296-116-300, filed 5/28/80. Statutory Authority: RCW 88.16.035(4). 79-07-033 (Order 79-4, Resolution No. 79-4), 296-116-300, filed 6/19/79. Statutory Authority: Chapter 88.16 RCW and 1977 ex. sess. c 337, 1 and 4. 78-02-008 (Order 78-1), 296-116-300, filed 1/6/78, effective 2/10/78; Order 77-18, 296-116-300, filed 9/20/77, effective 11/1/77; Order 76-24, 296-116-300, filed 7/22/76; Order 75-3, 296-116-300, filed 2/10/75; Order 74-2, 296-116-300, filed 1/8/74; Order 73-8, 296-116-300, filed 6/20/73 and Emergency Order 73-10, filed 7/19/73, effective 8/14/73; Order 70-7, 296-116-300, filed 7/16/70; 7/25/67; 2/18/64; 10/29/62; 12/28/60; 3/23/60.]

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