WSR 08-12-018

PERMANENT RULES

BOARD OF

PILOTAGE COMMISSIONERS

[ Filed May 28, 2008, 12:15 p.m. , effective July 1, 2008 ]


Effective Date of Rule: July 1, 2008.

Purpose: To establish an annual tariff for pilotage services in the Puget Sound pilotage district.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 363-116-300.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 88.16.035.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 08-08-069 on March 31, 2008.

Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: The proposed rule reflects a tariff adjustment in a range between a decrease of 10.3% and an increase of 9.2% across-the-board with the noted exceptions being the Transportation and Training Surcharge categories. The adopted rule reflects a tariff increase of 4% across-the-board with the above-noted exceptions.

The proposed new category called British Columbia Direct Transit Charge consisting of a breakdown of six charges was adopted but not with the range of adjustments as proposed. The adopted rule reflects a 4% increase to all but the two transportation charges to which a 3.9% CPI increase was applied.

None of the proposed amendatory language describing the LOA Rate Schedule was adopted.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: May 27, 2008.

Peggy Larson

Administrator

OTS-1417.3


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 07-12-028, filed 5/30/07, effective 7/1/07)

WAC 363-116-300   Pilotage rates for the Puget Sound pilotage district.   Effective 0001 hours July 1, ((2007)) 2008, through 2400 hours June 30, ((2008)) 2009.


CLASSIFICATION RATE
Ship length overall (LOA)
Charges:
Per LOA rate schedule in this section.
Boarding ((fee)) charge: (($45.00)) $47.00
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
Towing charge - Dead ship: Double LOA Zone
LOA of tug + LOA of tow + beam of tow

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.


Compass Adjustment (($326.00)) $339.00
Radio Direction Finder Calibration (($326.00)) $339.00
Launching Vessels (($489.00)) $509.00
Trial Trips, 6 hours or less (minimum (($918.00)) $954.00) (($153.00)) $159.00 per hour
Trial Trips, over 6 hours (two pilots) (($306.00)) $318.00 per hour
Shilshole Bay Salmon Bay (($191.00)) $199.00
Salmon Bay Lake Union (($148.00)) $154.00
Lake Union Lake Washington (plus LOA zone from Webster Point) (($191.00)) $199.00
Cancellation Charge LOA Zone I
Cancellation Charge Port Angeles: LOA Zone II
(When a pilot is ordered and vessel proceeds to a port outside the Puget Sound pilotage district without stopping for a pilot or when a pilot order is canceled less than twelve hours prior to the original ETA.)

Waterway and Bridge Charges:

Ships up to 90' beam:

A charge of (($240.00)) $250.00 shall be in addition to bridge ((fees)) charges 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 (($114.00)) $119.00 per bridge.


Ships 90' beam and/or over:

A charge of (($327.00)) $340.00 shall be in addition to bridge ((fees)) charges 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 (($228.00)) $237.00 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.


Docking Delay After Anchoring:

Applicable harbor shift rate to apply, plus (($248.00)) $258.00 per hour standby. No charge if delay is 60 minutes or less. If the delay is more than 60 minutes, charge is (($248.00)) $258.00 for every hour or fraction thereof.


Sailing Delay:

No charge if delay is 60 minutes or less. If the delay is more than 60 minutes, charge is (($248.00)) $258.00 for every hour or fraction thereof. The assessment of the standby ((fee)) charge shall not exceed a period of twelve hours in any twenty-four-hour period.


Slowdown:

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 (($248.00)) $258.00 per hour, and each fraction thereof, will be assessed for the resultant difference in arrival time.


Delayed Arrival Port Angeles:

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 (($248.00)) $258.00 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.


Tonnage Charges:

0 to 20,000 gross tons:

Additional charge to LOA zone mileage of (($0.0077)) $0.0080 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 (($0.0789)) $0.0821 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 (($0.0945)) $0.0983 per gross ton.


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


Transportation to Vessels on Puget Sound:


March Point or Anacortes $157.00
Bangor 153.00
Bellingham 181.00
Bremerton 135.00
Cherry Point 209.00
Dupont 97.00
Edmonds 35.00
Everett 59.00
Ferndale 199.00
Manchester 131.00
Mukilteo 53.00
Olympia 125.00
Point Wells 35.00
Port Gamble 185.00
Port Townsend (Indian Island) 223.00
Seattle 15.00
Tacoma 71.00

(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 canceled 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 $2.00 per mile.


Delinquent Payment Charge:

1 1/2% per month after 30 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)) charges 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.


British Columbia Direct Transit Charge:

In the event that a pilot consents to board or deboard a vessel at a British Columbia port, which consent shall not unreasonably be withheld, the following additional charges shall apply in addition to the normal LOA, tonnage and other charges provided in this tariff that apply to the portion of the transit in U.S. waters:


Direct Transit Charge $2,046.00
Sailing Delay Charge. Shall be levied for each hour or fraction thereof that the vessel departure is delayed beyond its scheduled departure from a British Columbia port, provided that no charge will be levied for delays of one hour or less and further provided that the charge shall not exceed a period of 12 hours in any 24 hour period. $275.00 per hour
Slow Down Charge. Shall be levied for each hour or fraction thereof that a vessel's arrival at a U.S. or BC port is delayed when a vessel chooses not to maintain its normal safe 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 arrival time had the vessel maintained its normal safe speed capabilities. $275.00 per hour
Cancellation Charge. Shall be levied when a pilot arrives at a vessel for departure from a British Columbia port and the job is canceled. The charge is in addition to the applicable direct transit charge, standby, transportation and expenses. $510.00
Transportation Charge Vancouver Area. Vessels departing or arriving at ports in the Vancouver-Victoria-New Westminster Range of British Columbia. $476.00
Transportation Charge Outports. Vessels departing or arriving at British Columbia ports other than those in the Vancouver-Victoria-New Westminster Range. $602.00

Training Surcharge:

((Effective January 20, 2007,)) A surcharge of (($5.00)) $10.00 for each pilot trainee then receiving a stipend pursuant to the training program provided in WAC 363-116-078 shall be added to each pilotage assignment.


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 449 238 369 630 939 1,264 1,640
450 - 459 248 376 634 953 1,285 1,649
460 - 469 250 380 644 969 1,302 1,656
470 - 479 259 391 652 988 1,306 1,659
480 - 489 266 398 655 1,007 1,314 1,666
490 - 499 270 403 664 1,025 1,330 1,675
500 - 509 284 411 674 1,037 1,340 1,685
510 - 519 286 418 681 1,052 1,355 1,691
520 - 529 289 433 690 1,057 1,366 1,705
530 - 539 298 438 699 1,069 1,388 1,724
540 - 549 303 444 715 1,080 1,410 1,740
550 - 559 309 460 720 1,096 1,421 1,757
560 - 569 320 478 734 1,106 1,434 1,773
570 - 579 327 482 737 1,111 1,449 1,785
580 - 589 340 489 754 1,119 1,458 1,803
590 - 599 357 500 759 1,125 1,479 1,824
600 - 609 369 515 769 1,129 1,497 1,833
610 - 619 390 520 783 1,134 1,512 1,849
620 - 629 405 527 789 1,147 1,529 1,871
630 - 639 424 536 798 1,150 1,542 1,887
640 - 649 440 548 807 1,152 1,555 1,901
650 - 659 471 558 821 1,162 1,574 1,920
660 - 669 481 564 828 1,168 1,591 1,936
670 - 679 498 579 837 1,189 1,610 1,947
680 - 689 505 588 848 1,199 1,623 1,966
690 - 699 520 597 861 1,220 1,640 2,007
700 - 719 543 617 877 1,236 1,672 2,030
720 - 739 575 634 899 1,253 1,705 2,063
740 - 759 597 664 916 1,264 1,740 2,100
760 - 779 621 686 939 1,285 1,773 2,128
780 - 799 652 716 953 1,302 1,803 2,165
800 - 819 678 737 972 1,309 1,833 2,198
820 - 839 699 763 994 1,330 1,871 2,224
840 - 859 729 794 1,013 1,345 1,899 2,262
860 - 879 756 821 1,032 1,380 1,936 2,294
880 - 899 783 845 1,052 1,412 1,966 2,328
900 - 919 806 873 1,070 1,448 2,007 2,360
920 - 939 831 899 1,096 1,479 2,028 2,392
940 - 959 861 922 1,112 1,512 2,063 2,421
960 - 979 881 949 1,132 1,542 2,100 2,458
980 - 999 910 972 1,151 1,574 2,128 2,489
1000 - 1019 965 1,035 1,202 1,658 2,228 2,597
1020 - 1039 991 1,065 1,239 1,705 2,295 2,673
1040 - 1059 1,021 1,091 1,276 1,757 2,361 2,752
1060 - 1079 1,052 1,130 1,313 1,810 2,435 2,834
1080 - 1099 1,084 1,162 1,352 1,862 2,506 2,919
1100 - 1119 1,114 1,197 1,393 1,919 2,581 3,007
1120 - 1139 1,149 1,235 1,436 1,975 2,659 3,096
1140 - 1159 1,182 1,269 1,477 2,035 2,739 3,190
1160 - 1179 1,217 1,306 1,523 2,096 2,820 3,285
1180 - 1199 1,255 1,346 1,567 2,159 2,906 3,384
1200 - 1219 1,293 1,387 1,613 2,224 2,993 3,484
1220 - 1239 1,330 1,428 1,661 2,290 3,081 3,588
1240 - 1259 1,369 1,470 1,710 2,358 3,174 3,695
1260 - 1279 1,410 1,513 1,762 2,429 3,270 3,806
1280 - 1299 1,452 1,560 1,815 2,502 3,365 3,921
1300 - 1319 1,496 1,604 1,868 2,576 3,467 4,037
1320 - 1339 1,541 1,653 1,926 2,653 3,570 4,159
1340 - 1359 1,586 1,703 1,983 2,732 3,677 4,284
1360 - 1379 1,634 1,752 2,041 2,815 3,786 4,410
1380 - 1399 1,682 1,805 2,104 2,898 3,900 4,544
1400 - 1419 1,733 1,860 2,164 2,984 4,016 4,680
1420 - 1439 1,784 1,915 2,230 3,074 4,138 4,820
1440 - 1459 1,839 1,973 2,298 3,165 4,262 4,963
1460 - 1479 1,890 2,031 2,365 3,260 4,389 5,111
1480 - 1499 1,948 2,091 2,436 3,357 4,519 5,264
1500 Over 2,007 2,155 2,508 3,460 4,654 5,421))


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

& Over

UP to 449 248 384 655 977 1,315 1,706
450 - 459 258 391 659 991 1,336 1,715
460 - 469 260 395 670 1,008 1,354 1,722
470 - 479 269 407 678 1,028 1,358 1,725
480 - 489 277 414 681 1,047 1,367 1,733
490 - 499 281 419 691 1,066 1,383 1,742
500 - 509 295 427 701 1,078 1,394 1,752
510 - 519 297 435 708 1,094 1,409 1,759
520 - 529 301 450 718 1,099 1,421 1,773
530 - 539 310 456 727 1,112 1,444 1,793
540 - 549 315 462 744 1,123 1,466 1,810
550 - 559 321 478 749 1,140 1,478 1,827
560 - 569 333 497 763 1,150 1,491 1,844
570 - 579 340 501 766 1,155 1,507 1,856
580 - 589 354 509 784 1,164 1,516 1,875
590 - 599 371 520 789 1,170 1,538 1,897
600 - 609 384 536 800 1,174 1,557 1,906
610 - 619 406 541 814 1,179 1,572 1,923
620 - 629 421 548 821 1,193 1,590 1,946
630 - 639 441 557 830 1,196 1,604 1,962
640 - 649 458 570 839 1,198 1,617 1,977
650 - 659 490 580 854 1,208 1,637 1,997
660 - 669 500 587 861 1,215 1,655 2,013
670 - 679 518 602 870 1,237 1,674 2,025
680 - 689 525 612 882 1,247 1,688 2,045
690 - 699 541 621 895 1,269 1,706 2,087
700 - 719 565 642 912 1,285 1,739 2,111
720 - 739 598 659 935 1,303 1,773 2,146
740 - 759 621 691 953 1,315 1,810 2,184
760 - 779 646 713 977 1,336 1,844 2,213
780 - 799 678 745 991 1,354 1,875 2,252
800 - 819 705 766 1,011 1,361 1,906 2,286
820 - 839 727 794 1,034 1,383 1,946 2,313
840 - 859 758 826 1,054 1,399 1,975 2,352
860 - 879 786 854 1,073 1,435 2,013 2,386
880 - 899 814 879 1,094 1,468 2,045 2,421
900 - 919 838 908 1,113 1,506 2,087 2,454
920 - 939 864 935 1,140 1,538 2,109 2,488
940 - 959 895 959 1,156 1,572 2,146 2,518
960 - 979 916 987 1,177 1,604 2,184 2,556
980 - 999 946 1,011 1,197 1,637 2,213 2,589
1000 - 1019 1,004 1,076 1,250 1,724 2,317 2,701
1020 - 1039 1,031 1,108 1,289 1,773 2,387 2,780
1040 - 1059 1,062 1,135 1,327 1,827 2,455 2,862
1060 - 1079 1,094 1,175 1,366 1,882 2,532 2,947
1080 - 1099 1,127 1,208 1,406 1,936 2,606 3,036
1100 - 1119 1,159 1,245 1,449 1,996 2,684 3,127
1120 - 1139 1,195 1,284 1,493 2,054 2,765 3,220
1140 - 1159 1,229 1,320 1,536 2,116 2,849 3,318
1160 - 1179 1,266 1,358 1,584 2,180 2,933 3,416
1180 - 1199 1,305 1,400 1,630 2,245 3,022 3,519
1200 - 1219 1,345 1,442 1,678 2,313 3,113 3,623
1220 - 1239 1,383 1,485 1,727 2,382 3,204 3,732
1240 - 1259 1,424 1,529 1,778 2,452 3,301 3,843
1260 - 1279 1,466 1,574 1,832 2,526 3,401 3,958
1280 - 1299 1,510 1,622 1,888 2,602 3,500 4,078
1300 - 1319 1,556 1,668 1,943 2,679 3,606 4,198
1320 - 1339 1,603 1,719 2,003 2,759 3,713 4,325
1340 - 1359 1,649 1,771 2,062 2,841 3,824 4,455
1360 - 1379 1,699 1,822 2,123 2,928 3,937 4,586
1380 - 1399 1,749 1,877 2,188 3,014 4,056 4,726
1400 - 1419 1,802 1,934 2,251 3,103 4,177 4,867
1420 - 1439 1,855 1,992 2,319 3,197 4,304 5,013
1440 - 1459 1,913 2,052 2,390 3,292 4,432 5,162
1460 - 1479 1,966 2,112 2,460 3,390 4,565 5,315
1480 - 1499 2,026 2,175 2,533 3,491 4,700 5,475
1500 Over 2,087 2,241 2,608 3,598 4,840 5,638

[Statutory Authority: RCW 88.16.035. 07-12-028, 363-116-300, filed 5/30/07, effective 7/1/07; 07-01-084, 363-116-300, filed 12/19/06, effective 1/20/07; 06-12-009, 363-116-300, filed 5/26/06, effective 7/1/06. Statutory Authority: Chapter 88.16 RCW and 2005 c 26. 05-18-021, 363-116-300, filed 8/29/05, effective 10/1/05. Statutory Authority: RCW 88.16.035. 05-12-055, 363-116-300, filed 5/26/05, effective 7/1/05; 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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