WSR 98-12-008

PERMANENT RULES

BOARD OF

PILOTAGE COMMISSIONERS

[Filed May 22, 1998, 3:25 p.m., effective July 1, 1998]



Date of Adoption: May 14, 1998.

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

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 98-08-071 on March 31, 1998.

Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: The adopted tariff is a decrease of .417% more than was proposed, resulting in a decrease of 3.027% in all tariff categories except transportation.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, amended 1, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, amended 1, repealed 0.

Effective Date of Rule: July 1, 1998.

May 22, 1998

Peggy Larson

Administrator

OTS-2252.1

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 97-12-017, filed 5/28/97, effective 7/1/97)



WAC 363-116-300  Pilotage rates for the Puget Sound pilotage district. Effective 0001 hours July 1, ((1997)) 1998, through 2400 hours June 30, ((1998)) 1999.



classification rate
Ship length overall (LOA)
Charges: per LOA rate schedule in this section
Boarding fee: (($ 36.00)) $35.00
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 (($191.00)) $185.00 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 (($91.00)) $88.00 per bridge.



Ships 90' beam and/or over:

A charge of (($256.00)) $248.00 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 (($179.00)) $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 (($255.00)) $247.00
Radio direction finder calibration (($255.00)) $247.00
Launching vessels (($384.00)) $372.00
Trial trips, 6 hours of less (Minimum (($720.00)) $696.00)

(($120.00)) $116.00

per hr.

Trial trips, over 6 hours (two pilots)



(($240.00)) $233.00

per hr.

Shilshole Bay - Salmon Bay (($150.00)) $145.00
Salmon Bay - Lake Union (($117.00)) $113.00
Lake Union - Lake Washington (plus LOA zone from Webster Point) (($150.00)) $145.00
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: (($120.00)) $116.00 per hr.

Applicable harbor shift rate to apply, plus (($120.00)) $116.00 per hour standby. No charge if delay is 60 minutes or less. If the delay is more than 60 minutes, charge is (($120.00)) $116.00 for every hour or fraction thereof.



Sailing delay: (($120.00)) $116.00 per hour

No charge if delay is 60 minutes or less. If the delay is more than 60 minutes, charge is (($120.00)) $116.00 for every hour or fraction thereof.



Slowdown: (($120.00)) $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 (($120.00)) $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 (($0.0061)) $0.0059 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 (($0.0620)) $0.0601 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 (($0.0741)) $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: (($120.00)) $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 (($120.00)) $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
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


179


280


487


729


985


1280
450 - 459 186 287 490 740 1000 1286
460 - 469 190 291 497 752 1015 1291
470 - 479 195 299 504 768 1018 1294
480 - 489 200 305 506 783 1024 1300
490 - 499 203 308 512 796 1036 1306
500 - 509 213 313 521 806 1044 1315
510 - 519 216 320 526 818 1055 1319
520 - 529 219 331 534 822 1064 1331
530 - 539 227 336 541 831 1082 1345
540 - 549 230 341 553 840 1099 1357
550 - 559 234 352 557 853 1106 1370
560 - 569 243 366 567 860 1118 1384
570 - 579 249 370 571 863 1129 1393
580 - 589 260 377 584 871 1137 1408
590 - 599 271 384 587 875 1153 1423
600 - 609 280 396 595 878 1166 1430
610 - 619 298 400 606 882 1179 1443
620 - 629 309 405 613 892 1192 1460
630 - 639 325 413 620 894 1201 1473
640 - 649 338 422 626 897 1214 1484
650 - 659 362 430 637 904 1228 1499
660 - 669 369 434 642 908 1241 1511
670 - 679 382 445 649 924 1255 1519
680 - 689 388 455 658 935 1266 1535
690 - 699 400 462 667 951 1280 1566
700 - 719 418 476 680 960 1304 1584
720 - 739 443 490 697 975 1331 1612
740 - 759 462 512 712 985 1357 1640
760 - 779 480 531 727 1000 1384 1662
780 - 799 504 554 740 1015 1408 1691
800 - 819 524 571 755 1020 1430 1716
820 - 839 541 590 773 1036 1460 1737
840 - 859 565 616 787 1048 1484 1768
860 - 879 585 637 802 1076 1511 1791
880 - 899 606 656 818 1101 1535 1818
900 - 919 624 676 832 1127 1566 1845
920 - 939 643 697 853 1153 1584 1868
940 - 959 667 716 864 1179 1612 1892
960 - 979 683 737 880 1201 1640 1920
980 - 999 707 755 895 1228 1662 1944
1000 & over 727 781 910 1255 1691 1971))

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


174


272


472


707


955


1241
450 - 459 180 278 475 718 970 1247
460 - 469 184 282 482 729 984 1252
470 - 479 189 290 489 745 987 1255
480 - 489 194 296 491 759 993 1261
490 - 499 197 299 497 772 1005 1266
500 - 509 207 304 505 782 1012 1275
510 - 519 209 310 510 793 1023 1279
520 - 529 212 321 518 797 1032 1291
530 - 539 220 326 525 806 1049 1304
540 - 549 223 331 536 815 1066 1316
550 - 559 227 341 540 827 1073 1329
560 - 569 236 355 550 834 1084 1342
570 - 579 241 359 554 837 1095 1351
580 - 589 252 366 566 845 1103 1365
590 - 599 263 372 569 849 1118 1380
600 - 609 272 384 577 851 1131 1387
610 - 619 289 388 588 855 1143 1399
620 - 629 300 393 594 865 1156 1416
630 - 639 315 400 601 867 1165 1428
640 - 649 328 409 607 870 1177 1439
650 - 659 351 417 618 877 1191 1454
660 - 669 358 421 623 881 1203 1465
670 - 679 370 432 629 896 1217 1473
680 - 689 376 441 638 907 1228 1489
690 - 699 388 448 647 922 1241 1519
700 - 719 405 462 659 931 1265 1536
720 - 739 430 475 676 945 1291 1563
740 - 759 448 497 690 955 1316 1590
760 - 779 465 515 705 970 1342 1612
780 - 799 489 537 718 984 1365 1640
800 - 819 508 554 732 989 1387 1664
820 - 839 525 572 750 1005 1416 1684
840 - 859 548 597 763 1016 1439 1714
860 - 879 567 618 778 1043 1465 1737
880 - 899 588 636 793 1068 1489 1763
900 - 919 605 656 807 1093 1519 1789
920 - 939 624 676 827 1118 1536 1811
940 - 959 647 694 838 1143 1563 1835
960 - 979 662 715 853 1165 1590 1862
980 - 999 686 732 868 1191 1612 1885
1000 & over 705 757 882 1217 1640 1911



[Statutory Authority: RCW 88.16.035. 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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