WSR 97-08-041

PROPOSED RULES

BOARD OF

PILOTAGE COMMISSIONERS

[Filed March 28, 1997, 8:25 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 296-116-300 (recodified as WAC 363-116-300).

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 88.16.035.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 88.16.035.

Summary: The proposed rule reflects a 2.58% increase in all categories except transportation to be charged for pilotage services in the Puget Sound 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: 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, 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 by the Puget Sound pilots would increase the tariff for pilotage services in the Puget Sound pilotage district by 2.58% over the present tariff in all categories except transportation.

Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: The proposed rule is a 2.58% increase over the existing tariff in all categories except transportation.

The board may adopt a rule that varies from the proposed rule upon consideration of oral and written testimony 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 2.58% 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 May 8, 1997, at 9:00 a.m.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Peggy Larson by May 5, 1997, (206) 515-3904.

Submit Written Comments to: Mr. Larry Vognild, Chairman, FAX (206) 515-3969, by May 1, 1997.

Date of Intended Adoption: May 8, 1997.

March 27, 1997

Peggy Larson

Administrator

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 96-12-017, filed 5/29/96, effective 7/1/96)

WAC 296-116-300 Pilotage rates for the Puget Sound pilotage district. Effective 0001 hours July 1, ((1996)) 1997, through 2400 hours June 30, ((1997)) 1998.

CLASSIFICATION RATE

Ship length overall (LOA)

Charges: per LOA rate

schedule in

this section

Boarding fee: (($ 35.00)) $ 36.00

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 LOA Zone I

Seattle Port)

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 (($187.00)) $192.00 shall be in addition to bridge fees for any vessel movements both inbound and outbound required to transit south of Spokane Street Bridge in Seattle, south of Eleventh Street Bridge 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 (($89.00)) $91.00 per bridge.

Ships 90' beam and/or over:

A charge of (($251.00)) $257.00 shall be in addition to bridge fees for any vessel movements both inbound and outbound required to transit south of Spokane Street Bridge in Seattle and south of Eleventh Street Bridge in any of the Tacoma waterways. Any vessel movements required to transit through bridges shall have an additional charge of (($176.00)) $181.00 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 (($250.00)) $256.00

Radio direction finder calibration (($250.00)) $256.00

Launching vessels ((377.00)) $387.00

Trial trips, 6 hours or less

(Minimum (($708.00)) $726.00) (($118.00)) $121.00

per hr.

Trial trips, over 6 hours (two pilots) (($236.00)) $242.00

per hr.

Shilshole Bay -- Salmon Bay (($147.00)) $151.00

Salmon Bay -- Lake Union (($115.00)) $118.00

Lake Union -- Lake Washington (plus LOA zone from

Webster Point) (($147.00)) $151.00

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: (($118.00)) $121.00

per hr.

Applicable harbor shift rate to apply, plus (($118.00)) $121.00 per hour standby. No charge if delay is 60 minutes or less. If the delay is more than 60 minutes, charge is (($118.00)) $121.00 for every hour or fraction thereof.

Sailing delay: (($118.00)) $121.00

per hour

No charge if delay is 60 minutes or less. If the delay is more than 60 minutes, charge is (($118.00)) $121.00 for every hour or fraction thereof.

Slowdown: (($118.00)) $121.00

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 (($118.00)) $121.00 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 (($0.0060)) $0.0062 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 (($0.0608)) $0.0624 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 (($0.0727)) $0.0746 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: (($118.00)) $121.00

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 (($118.00)) $121.00 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.

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 0-30 31-50 51-75 76-100 101 Miles

Harbor Miles Miles Miles Miles & Over



((Up to 449 176 275 478 715 966 1256

450 - 459 182 282 481 726 981 1262

460 - 469 186 285 488 738 996 1266

470 - 479 191 293 494 753 999 1269

480 - 489 196 299 496 768 1005 1275

490 - 499 199 302 502 781 1016 1281

500 - 509 209 307 511 791 1024 1290

510 - 519 212 314 516 802 1035 1294

520 - 529 215 325 524 806 1044 1306

530 - 539 223 330 531 815 1061 1319

540 - 549 226 335 542 824 1078 1331

550 - 559 230 345 546 837 1085 1344

560 - 569 238 359 556 844 1097 1358

570 - 579 244 363 560 847 1108 1366

580 - 589 255 370 573 854 1115 1381

590 - 599 266 377 576 858 1131 1396

600 - 609 275 388 584 861 1144 1403

610 - 619 292 392 594 865 1157 1416

620 - 629 303 397 601 875 1169 1432

630 - 639 319 405 608 877 1178 1445

640 - 649 332 414 614 880 1191 1456

650 - 659 355 422 625 887 1205 1470

660 - 669 362 426 630 891 1217 1482

670 - 679 375 437 637 906 1231 1490

680 - 689 381 446 645 917 1242 1506

690 - 699 392 453 654 933 1256 1536

700 - 719 410 467 667 942 1279 1554

720 - 739 435 481 684 956 1306 1581

740 - 759 453 502 698 966 1331 1609

760 - 779 471 521 713 981 1358 1630

780 - 799 494 543 726 996 1381 1659

800 - 819 514 560 741 1001 1403 1683

820 - 839 531 579 758 1016 1432 1704

840 - 859 554 604 772 1028 1456 1734

860 - 879 574 625 787 1056 1482 1757

880 - 899 594 644 802 1080 1506 1783

900 - 919 612 663 816 1106 1536 1810

920 - 939 631 684 837 1131 1554 1832

940 - 959 654 702 848 1157 1581 1856

960 - 979 670 723 863 1178 1609 1883

980 - 999 694 741 878 1205 1630 1907

1000 & over 713 766 893 1231 1659 1933))

Up to 449 181 282 490 733 991 1288

450 - 459 187 289 493 745 1006 1295

460 - 469 191 292 501 757 1022 1299

470 - 479 196 301 507 772 1025 1302

480 - 489 201 307 509 788 1031 1308

490 - 499 204 310 515 801 1042 1314

500 - 509 214 315 524 811 1050 1323

510 - 519 217 322 529 823 1062 1327

520 - 529 221 333 538 827 1071 1340

530 - 539 229 339 545 836 1088 1353

540 - 549 232 344 556 845 1106 1365

550 - 559 236 354 560 859 1113 1379

560 - 569 244 368 570 866 1125 1393

570 - 579 250 372 574 869 1137 1401

580 - 589 262 380 588 876 1144 1417

590 - 599 273 387 591 880 1160 1432

600 - 609 282 398 599 883 1174 1439

610 - 619 300 402 609 887 1187 1453

620 - 629 311 407 617 898 1199 1469

630 - 639 327 415 624 900 1208 1482

640 - 649 341 425 630 903 1222 1494

650 - 659 364 433 641 910 1236 1508

660 - 669 371 437 646 914 1248 1520

670 - 679 385 448 653 929 1263 1528

680 - 689 391 458 662 941 1274 1545

690 - 699 402 465 671 957 1288 1576

700 - 719 421 479 684 966 1312 1594

720 - 739 446 493 702 981 1340 1622

740 - 759 465 515 716 991 1365 1651

760 - 779 483 534 731 1006 1393 1672

780 - 799 507 557 745 1022 1417 1702

800 - 819 527 574 760 1027 1439 1726

820 - 839 545 594 778 1042 1469 1748

840 - 859 568 620 792 1055 1494 1779

860 - 879 589 641 807 1083 1520 1802

880 - 899 609 661 823 1108 1545 1829

900 - 919 628 680 837 1135 1576 1857

920 - 939 647 702 859 1160 1594 1879

940 - 959 671 720 870 1187 1622 1904

960 - 979 687 742 885 1208 1651 1932

980 - 999 712 760 901 1236 1672 1956

1000 & over 731 786 916 1263 1702 2044



[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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