WSR 11-23-176

PERMANENT RULES

BOARD OF

PILOTAGE COMMISSIONERS

[ Filed November 23, 2011, 9:45 a.m. , effective January 1, 2012 ]


Effective Date of Rule: January 1, 2012.

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 11-20-117 on October 5, 2011.

Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: The only proposed change that was adopted was the change in the effective dates.

All other proposed changes to the tariff rates and language were not 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Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.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: November 10, 2011.

Peggy Larson

Executive Director

OTS-4343.3


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 11-10-051, filed 4/29/11, effective 5/30/11)

WAC 363-116-300   Pilotage rates for the Puget Sound pilotage district.   Effective 0001 hours ((July 1, 2010)) January 1, 2012, through 2400 hours December 31, ((2011)) 2012.


CLASSIFICATION RATE
Ship length overall (LOA)
Charges:
Per LOA rate schedule in this section.
Boarding charge: $48.00
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 $349.00
Radio Direction Finder Calibration $349.00
Launching Vessels $524.00
Trial Trips, 6 hours or less (minimum $984.00) $164.00 per hour
Trial Trips, over 6 hours (two pilots) $328.00 per hour
Shilshole Bay Salmon Bay $205.00
Salmon Bay Lake Union $159.00
Lake Union Lake Washington (plus LOA zone from Webster Point) $205.00
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 $258.00 shall be in addition to bridge 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 $123.00 per bridge.


Ships 90' beam and/or over:

A charge of $350.00 shall be in addition to bridge 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 $244.00 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 $266.00 per hour standby. No charge if delay is 60 minutes or less. If the delay is more than 60 minutes, charge is $266.00 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 $266.00 for every hour or fraction thereof. The assessment of the standby 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 $266.00 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 $266.00 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 $0.0082 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 $0.0846 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 $0.1012 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 $195.00
Bangor 190.00
Bellingham 225.00
Bremerton 167.50
Cherry Point 260.00
Dupont 120.00
Edmonds 42.50
Everett 72.50
Ferndale 247.50
Manchester 162.50
Mukilteo 65.00
Olympia 155.00
Point Wells 42.50
Port Gamble 230.00
Port Townsend (Indian Island) 277.50
Seattle 18.75
Tacoma 87.50

(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 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 $2,107.00
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. $283.00 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. $283.00 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. $525.00
Transportation Charge Vancouver Area. Vessels departing or arriving at ports in the Vancouver-Victoria-New Westminster Range of British Columbia. $499.00
Transportation Charge Outports. Vessels departing or arriving at British Columbia ports other than those in the Vancouver-Victoria-New Westminster Range. $630.00

Training Surcharge:

On January 1, 2011, a surcharge of $15.00 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
(Length Overall) Intra Harbor 0-30 Miles 31-50 Miles 51-75 Miles 76-100 Miles 101 Miles

& Over

UP to 449 255 396 675 1,006 1,354 1,757
450 - 459 266 403 679 1,021 1,376 1,766
460 - 469 268 407 690 1,038 1,395 1,774
470 - 479 277 419 698 1,059 1,399 1,777
480 - 489 285 426 701 1,078 1,408 1,785
490 - 499 289 432 712 1,098 1,424 1,794
500 - 509 304 440 722 1,110 1,436 1,805
510 - 519 306 448 729 1,127 1,451 1,812
520 - 529 310 464 740 1,132 1,464 1,826
530 - 539 319 470 749 1,145 1,487 1,847
540 - 549 324 476 766 1,157 1,510 1,864
550 - 559 331 492 771 1,174 1,522 1,882
560 - 569 343 512 786 1,185 1,536 1,899
570 - 579 350 516 789 1,190 1,552 1,912
580 - 589 365 524 808 1,199 1,561 1,931
590 - 599 382 536 813 1,205 1,584 1,954
600 - 609 396 552 824 1,209 1,604 1,963
610 - 619 418 557 838 1,214 1,619 1,981
620 - 629 434 564 846 1,229 1,638 2,004
630 - 639 454 574 855 1,232 1,652 2,021
640 - 649 472 587 864 1,234 1,666 2,036
650 - 659 505 597 880 1,244 1,686 2,057
660 - 669 515 605 887 1,251 1,705 2,073
670 - 679 534 620 896 1,274 1,724 2,086
680 - 689 541 630 908 1,284 1,739 2,106
690 - 699 557 640 922 1,307 1,757 2,150
700 - 719 582 661 939 1,324 1,791 2,174
720 - 739 616 679 963 1,342 1,826 2,210
740 - 759 640 712 982 1,354 1,864 2,250
760 - 779 665 734 1,006 1,376 1,899 2,279
780 - 799 698 767 1,021 1,395 1,931 2,320
800 - 819 726 789 1,041 1,402 1,963 2,355
820 - 839 749 818 1,065 1,424 2,004 2,382
840 - 859 781 851 1,086 1,441 2,034 2,423
860 - 879 810 880 1,105 1,478 2,073 2,458
880 - 899 838 905 1,127 1,512 2,106 2,494
900 - 919 863 935 1,146 1,551 2,150 2,528
920 - 939 890 963 1,174 1,584 2,172 2,563
940 - 959 922 988 1,191 1,619 2,210 2,594
960 - 979 943 1,017 1,212 1,652 2,250 2,633
980 - 999 974 1,041 1,233 1,686 2,279 2,667
1000 - 1019 1,034 1,108 1,288 1,776 2,387 2,782
1020 - 1039 1,062 1,141 1,328 1,826 2,459 2,863
1040 - 1059 1,094 1,169 1,367 1,882 2,529 2,948
1060 - 1079 1,127 1,210 1,407 1,938 2,608 3,035
1080 - 1099 1,161 1,244 1,448 1,994 2,684 3,127
1100 - 1119 1,194 1,282 1,492 2,056 2,765 3,221
1120 - 1139 1,231 1,323 1,538 2,116 2,848 3,317
1140 - 1159 1,266 1,360 1,582 2,179 2,934 3,418
1160 - 1179 1,304 1,399 1,632 2,245 3,021 3,518
1180 - 1199 1,344 1,442 1,679 2,312 3,113 3,625
1200 - 1219 1,385 1,485 1,728 2,382 3,206 3,732
1220 - 1239 1,424 1,530 1,779 2,453 3,300 3,844
1240 - 1259 1,467 1,575 1,831 2,526 3,400 3,958
1260 - 1279 1,510 1,621 1,887 2,602 3,503 4,077
1280 - 1299 1,555 1,671 1,945 2,680 3,605 4,200
1300 - 1319 1,603 1,718 2,001 2,759 3,714 4,324
1320 - 1339 1,651 1,771 2,063 2,842 3,824 4,455
1340 - 1359 1,698 1,824 2,124 2,926 3,939 4,589
1360 - 1379 1,750 1,877 2,187 3,016 4,055 4,724
1380 - 1399 1,801 1,933 2,254 3,104 4,178 4,868
1400 - 1419 1,856 1,992 2,319 3,196 4,302 5,013
1420 - 1439 1,911 2,052 2,389 3,293 4,433 5,163
1440 - 1459 1,970 2,114 2,462 3,391 4,565 5,317
1460 - 1479 2,025 2,175 2,534 3,492 4,702 5,474
1480 - 1499 2,087 2,240 2,609 3,596 4,841 5,639
1500 Over 2,150 2,308 2,686 3,706 4,985 5,807

[Statutory Authority: RCW 88.16.035. 11-10-051, 363-116-300, filed 4/29/11, effective 5/30/11. Statutory Authority: Chapter 88.16 RCW. 10-24-085, 363-116-300, filed 11/30/10, effective 12/31/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 88.16.035. 10-12-059, 363-116-300, filed 5/27/10, effective 7/1/10; 09-12-072, 363-116-300, filed 5/29/09, effective 7/1/09; 08-12-018, 363-116-300, filed 5/28/08, effective 7/1/08; 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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