WSR 05-08-063

PROPOSED RULES

BOARD OF

PILOTAGE COMMISSIONERS

[ Filed March 31, 2005, 8:56 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

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

Title of Rule and Other Identifying Information: WAC 363-116-300 Pilotage rates for the Puget Sound pilotage district.

Hearing Location(s): 2911 Second Avenue, Level B Conference Room, Seattle, WA 98121, on May 12, 2005, at 9:30 a.m.

Date of Intended Adoption: May 12, 2005.

Submit Written Comments to: Captain Harry Dudley, Chairman, 2911 Second Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121, e-mail larsonp@wsdot.wa.go, fax (206) 515-3906, by May 5, 2005.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Judy Bell by May 9, 2005, (206) 515-3647.

Purpose of the Proposal and Its Anticipated Effects, Including Any Changes in Existing Rules: The purpose of the proposal is to establish a Puget Sound pilotage district annual tariff.

The proposed rule reflects a 4% increase in all categories except transportation to be charged for pilotage services in the Puget Sound pilotage district for the 2005-2006 tariff year.

The proposed rule reflects changes in the "Transportation to Vessels on Puget Sound" category which represent new taxi rates of $2.50 per drop and $2.00 per mile.

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

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 88.16.035.

Statute Being Implemented: Chapter 88.16 RCW.

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

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, 2005. New rates must be set annually.

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.

Name of Proponent: Puget Sound Pilots, Pacific Merchant Shipping Association, and Polar Tankers, Inc. N.W., private.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Board of Pilotage Commissioners, 2901 Third Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121, (206) 515-3904.

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 and the application of the 4% increase and the transportation charge increase is clear in the attached proposed tariff.

A cost-benefit analysis is not required under RCW 34.05.328. 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).

March 29, 2005

Peggy Larson

Administrator

OTS-7978.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 04-12-014, filed 5/24/04, effective 7/1/04)

WAC 363-116-300   Pilotage rates for the Puget Sound pilotage district.   Effective 0001 hours July 1, ((2004)) 2005, through 2400 hours June 30, ((2005)) 2006.


CLASSIFICATION
RATE
Ship length overall (LOA)
Charges: per LOA rate schedule in this section
Boarding fee: $ ((33.00))

34.00

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 $((176.00)) 183.00 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 $((84.00)) 87.00 per bridge.

Ships 90' beam and/or over:

A charge of $((239.00)) 249.00 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 $((167.00)) 174.00 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 $ ((238.00))

248.00

Radio direction finder calibration $ ((238.00))

248.00

Launching vessels $ ((358.00))

372.00

Trial trips, 6 hours or less (Minimum $ ((672.00)) 696.00) $ ((112.00))

116.00

per hr.

Trial trips, over 6 hours (two pilots) $ ((224.00))

233.00

per hr.

Shilshole Bay Salmon Bay $ ((140.00))

146.00

Salmon Bay Lake Union $ ((109.00))

113.00

Lake Union Lake Washington (plus LOA zone from Webster Point) $ ((140.00))

146.00

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: $((112.00))

116.00

per hr.

Applicable harbor shift rate to apply, plus $ ((112.00)) 116.00 per hour standby. No charge if delay is 60 minutes or less. If the delay is more than 60 minutes, charge is $ ((112.00)) 116.00 for every hour or fraction thereof.


Sailing delay: $((112.00))

116.00

per hour

No charge if delay is 60 minutes or less. If the delay is more than 60 minutes, charge is $((112.00)) 116.00 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: $((112.00))

116.00

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 $((112.00)) 116.00 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 $((0.0056)) 0.0058 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 $((0.0577)) 0.0600 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 $((0.0691)) 0.0719 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: $((112.00))

116.00

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 $((112.00)) 116.00 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))

157.00

Bangor ((84.00))

153.00

Bellingham ((158.00))

181.00

Bremerton ((44.00))

135.00

Cherry Point ((175.00))

209.00

Dupont ((85.00))

97.00

Edmonds ((27.00))

35.00

Everett ((52.00))

59.00

Ferndale ((173.00))

199.00

Manchester ((66.00))

131.00

Mukilteo ((52.00))

53.00

Olympia ((108.00))

125.00

Point Wells ((27.00))

35.00

Port Gamble ((77.00))

185.00

Port Townsend (Indian Island) ((109.00))

223.00

Seattle 15.00
((Semiahmoo (Blaine) 196.00))
Tacoma ((56.00))

71.00

((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)) 2.00 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 449 175 269 461 687 925 1,200
450 - 459 181 275 464 697 940 1,206
460 - 469 183 278 471 709 953 1,211
470 - 479 190 286 477 723 955 1,214
480 - 489 195 292 479 736 961 1,219
490 - 499 197 295 486 750 974 1,224
500 - 509 207 300 493 759 980 1,233
510 - 519 209 306 498 770 990 1,236
520 - 529 211 316 505 773 999 1,248
530 - 539 218 320 512 781 1,015 1,261
540 - 549 221 324 523 791 1,031 1,272
550 - 559 226 336 527 802 1,039 1,285
560 - 569 234 349 537 808 1,050 1,297
570 - 579 239 353 539 812 1,060 1,306
580 - 589 248 359 552 819 1,066 1,319
590 - 599 261 365 555 822 1,082 1,334
600 - 609 269 376 562 826 1,095 1,341
610 - 619 285 380 573 830 1,106 1,352
620 - 629 296 385 578 839 1,118 1,368
630 - 639 310 391 584 841 1,128 1,380
640 - 649 322 401 591 843 1,138 1,391
650 - 659 345 408 601 850 1,152 1,405
660 - 669 352 412 606 854 1,163 1,416
670 - 679 364 423 613 869 1,177 1,424
680 - 689 369 430 621 878 1,188 1,438
690 - 699 380 437 629 893 1,200 1,468
700 - 719 397 451 641 903 1,223 1,484
720 - 739 421 464 657 916 1,248 1,509
740 - 759 437 486 669 925 1,272 1,536
760 - 779 455 502 686 940 1,297 1,557
780 - 799 477 524 697 953 1,319 1,584
800 - 819 496 539 711 958 1,341 1,608
820 - 839 512 558 728 974 1,368 1,626
840 - 859 533 581 741 984 1,390 1,654
860 - 879 553 601 756 1,010 1,416 1,678
880 - 899 573 618 770 1,033 1,438 1,703
900 - 919 589 638 783 1,059 1,468 1,727
920 - 939 608 657 802 1,082 1,483 1,749
940 - 959 629 674 813 1,106 1,509 1,772
960 - 979 644 695 827 1,128 1,536 1,798
980 - 999 666 711 842 1,152 1,557 1,820
1000 - 1019 705 757 879 1,212 1,630 1,899
1020 - 1039 725 779 907 1,248 1,679 1,955
1040 - 1059 746 798 934 1,285 1,728 2,013
1060 - 1079 770 827 960 1,324 1,781 2,074
1080 - 1099 792 850 990 1,362 1,834 2,135
1100 - 1119 815 875 1,019 1,404 1,888 2,200
1120 - 1139 840 903 1,051 1,445 1,945 2,265
1140 - 1159 865 929 1,081 1,489 2,003 2,334
1160 - 1179 890 955 1,113 1,534 2,063 2,403
1180 - 1199 918 985 1,146 1,579 2,125 2,475
1200 - 1219 945 1,015 1,180 1,626 2,188 2,548
1220 - 1239 974 1,045 1,215 1,675 2,253 2,624
1240 - 1259 1,002 1,075 1,251 1,710 2,322 2,703
1260 - 1279 1,031 1,107 1,289 1,776 2,391 2,784
1280 - 1299 1,061 1,141 1,327 1,830 2,462 2,868
1300 - 1319 1,094 1,173 1,367 1,884 2,537 2,953
1320 - 1339 1,127 1,209 1,408 1,941 2,612 3,042
1340 - 1359 1,160 1,245 1,450 1,998 2,690 3,133
1360 - 1379 1,195 1,282 1,494 2,059 2,770 3,226
1380 - 1399 1,230 1,320 1,539 2,120 2,853 3,324
1400 - 1419 1,268 1,360 1,583 2,183 2,938 3,423
1420 - 1439 1,305 1,401 1,631 2,248 3,026 3,525
1440 - 1459 1,345 1,443 1,681 2,315 3,117 3,631
1460 - 1479 1,383 1,486 1,729 2,385 3,210 3,739
1480 - 1499 1,425 1,530 1,782 2,456 3,306 3,851
1500 Over 1,468 1,576 1,835 2,531 3,404 3,966))

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 449 182 280 480 715 962 1,248
450 - 459 188 286 482 725 978 1,254
460 - 469 190 289 489 737 991 1,260
470 - 479 197 297 496 752 994 1,262
480 - 489 203 303 498 766 1,000 1,268
490 - 499 205 307 505 780 1,013 1,273
500 - 509 216 312 513 789 1,020 1,282
510 - 519 217 318 518 801 1,030 1,286
520 - 529 220 329 525 804 1,039 1,298
530 - 539 227 333 532 813 1,056 1,312
540 - 549 230 337 544 822 1,073 1,323
550 - 559 235 349 548 834 1,080 1,336
560 - 569 243 363 559 841 1,092 1,349
570 - 579 249 367 561 845 1,102 1,358
580 - 589 258 373 574 852 1,109 1,372
590 - 599 271 380 577 855 1,125 1,387
600 - 609 280 391 584 859 1,139 1,394
610 - 619 296 396 596 863 1,150 1,406
620 - 629 308 401 601 873 1,163 1,423
630 - 639 322 407 608 874 1,173 1,435
640 - 649 335 417 615 877 1,183 1,446
650 - 659 359 424 625 884 1,198 1,461
660 - 669 366 429 630 888 1,210 1,472
670 - 679 378 440 637 904 1,224 1,481
680 - 689 384 448 646 913 1,235 1,496
690 - 699 396 455 655 928 1,248 1,526
700 - 719 413 469 667 940 1,272 1,544
720 - 739 438 482 683 953 1,298 1,570
740 - 759 455 505 696 962 1,323 1,598
760 - 779 473 522 714 978 1,349 1,619
780 - 799 496 545 725 991 1,372 1,647
800 - 819 516 561 740 996 1,394 1,672
820 - 839 532 581 757 1,013 1,423 1,692
840 - 859 555 604 770 1,023 1,446 1,720
860 - 879 575 625 786 1,050 1,472 1,745
880 - 899 596 643 801 1,074 1,496 1,771
900 - 919 613 663 814 1,101 1,526 1,796
920 - 939 632 683 834 1,125 1,542 1,819
940 - 959 655 701 846 1,150 1,570 1,843
960 - 979 670 722 861 1,173 1,598 1,870
980 - 999 693 740 875 1,198 1,619 1,892
1000 - 1019 734 788 914 1,260 1,695 1,975
1020 - 1039 754 810 943 1,298 1,746 2,033
1040 - 1059 776 830 971 1,336 1,797 2,094
1060 - 1079 801 860 999 1,377 1,852 2,157
1080 - 1099 824 884 1,029 1,417 1,907 2,221
1100 - 1119 848 910 1,060 1,460 1,964 2,288
1120 - 1139 874 939 1,093 1,503 2,023 2,356
1140 - 1159 900 966 1,124 1,548 2,084 2,427
1160 - 1179 926 994 1,158 1,595 2,145 2,499
1180 - 1199 954 1,024 1,192 1,642 2,210 2,574
1200 - 1219 983 1,055 1,227 1,692 2,276 2,650
1220 - 1239 1,013 1,087 1,264 1,742 2,343 2,729
1240 - 1259 1,042 1,118 1,301 1,794 2,415 2,811
1260 - 1279 1,073 1,151 1,340 1,847 2,487 2,895
1280 - 1299 1,104 1,187 1,380 1,904 2,561 2,982
1300 - 1319 1,138 1,220 1,421 1,959 2,638 3,071
1320 - 1339 1,173 1,257 1,465 2,018 2,716 3,164
1340 - 1359 1,206 1,295 1,508 2,078 2,797 3,259
1360 - 1379 1,243 1,333 1,553 2,141 2,881 3,355
1380 - 1399 1,280 1,373 1,600 2,204 2,967 3,457
1400 - 1419 1,319 1,414 1,646 2,270 3,055 3,560
1420 - 1439 1,357 1,457 1,697 2,338 3,147 3,666
1440 - 1459 1,399 1,500 1,748 2,408 3,241 3,776
1460 - 1479 1,439 1,545 1,798 2,480 3,339 3,889
1480 - 1499 1,482 1,591 1,853 2,554 3,438 4,005
1500 Over 1,526 1,639 1,909 2,632 3,540 4,125

[Statutory Authority: RCW 88.16.035. 04-12-014, 363-116-300, filed 5/24/04, effective 7/1/04; 03-12-019, 363-116-300, filed 5/28/03, effective 7/1/03; 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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