WSR 04-08-008

PROPOSED RULES

BOARD OF

PILOTAGE COMMISSIONERS

[ Filed March 25, 2004, 10:32 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 363-116-300.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 88.16.035.

Statute Being Implemented: Chapter 88.16 RCW.

Summary: The proposed rule reflects a 15.5% decrease in all categories except transportation to be charged for pilotage services in the Puget Sound pilotage district for the 2004-2005 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: Board of Pilotage Commissioners, 2911 2nd Avenue, Suite 100, Seattle, WA 98121, (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, 2004. 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 decrease the tariff for pilotage services in the Puget Sound pilotage district by 15.5% from the present tariff in all categories except transportation.

Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: The proposed rule is a 15.5% decrease from the existing tariff in all categories except transportation.

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.

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 Washington State Board of Pilotage Commissioners concludes that implementation of this new rule imposes no impact on businesses in the shipping industry and, therefore, a small business economic impact statement is not required according to RCW 19.85.030 (1)(a).

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).

Hearing Location: 2911 2nd Avenue, Level B Conference Room, Seattle, WA 98121, on May 13, 2004, at 9:30 a.m.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Peggy Larson by May 10, 2004.

Submit Written Comments to: Captain Harry Dudley, Chairman, 2911 2nd Avenue, Suite 100, Seattle, WA 98121, fax (206) 515-3906, by May 6, 2004.

Date of Intended Adoption: May 13, 2004.

March 24, 2004

Peggy Larson

Administrator

OTS-7047.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 03-12-019, filed 5/28/03, effective 7/1/03)

WAC 363-116-300   Pilotage rates for the Puget Sound pilotage district.   Effective 0001 hours July 1, ((2003)) 2004, through 2400 hours June 30, ((2004)) 2005.


CLASSIFICATION
RATE
Ship length overall (LOA)
Charges: per LOA rate schedule in this section
Boarding fee: $((40.00))

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 $((211.00)) 178.00 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 $((101.00)) 85.00 per bridge.

Ships 90' beam and/or over:

A charge of $((286.00)) 242.00 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 $((200.00)) 169.00 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 $((285.00))

241.00

Radio direction finder calibration $((285.00))

241.00

Launching vessels $((428.00))

362.00

Trial trips, 6 hours or less (Minimum $((804.00)) 678.00) $((134.00))

113.00

per hr.

Trial trips, over 6 hours (two pilots) $((268.00))

226.00

per hr.

Shilshole Bay Salmon Bay $((167.00))

141.00

Salmon Bay Lake Union $((131.00))

111.00

Lake Union Lake Washington (plus LOA zone from Webster Point) $((167.00))

141.00

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: $((134.00)) 113.00

per hr.

Applicable harbor shift rate to apply, plus $((134.00)) 113.00 per hour standby. No charge if delay is 60 minutes or less. If the delay is more than 60 minutes, charge is $((134.00)) 113.00 for every hour or fraction thereof.


Sailing delay: $((134.00)) 113.00

per hour

No charge if delay is 60 minutes or less. If the delay is more than 60 minutes, charge is $((134.00)) 113.00 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: $((134.00)) 113.00

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 $((134.00)) 113.00 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 $((0.0067)) 0.0057 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 $((0.0690)) 0.0583 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 $((0.0827)) 0.0699 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: $((134.00)) 113.00

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 $((134.00)) 113.00 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 449 209 322 552 822 1,107 1,436
450 - 459 216 329 555 834 1,125 1,443
460 - 469 219 333 563 848 1,140 1,449
470 - 479 227 342 571 865 1,143 1,452
480 - 489 233 349 573 881 1,150 1,459
490 - 499 236 353 581 897 1,165 1,465
500 - 509 248 359 590 908 1,173 1,475
510 - 519 250 366 596 921 1,185 1,479
520 - 529 253 378 604 925 1,195 1,493
530 - 539 261 383 612 935 1,215 1,509
540 - 549 265 388 626 946 1,234 1,522
550 - 559 270 402 630 959 1,243 1,537
560 - 569 280 418 643 967 1,256 1,552
570 - 579 286 422 645 972 1,268 1,562
580 - 589 297 429 660 980 1,276 1,578
590 - 599 312 437 664 984 1,294 1,596
600 - 609 322 450 672 988 1,310 1,604
610 - 619 341 455 686 993 1,323 1,618
620 - 629 354 461 691 1,004 1,338 1,637
630 - 639 371 468 699 1,006 1,350 1,651
640 - 649 385 480 707 1,009 1,361 1,664
650 - 659 413 488 719 1,017 1,378 1,681
660 - 669 421 493 725 1,022 1,392 1,694
670 - 679 435 506 733 1,040 1,408 1,704
680 - 689 442 515 743 1,050 1,421 1,721
690 - 699 455 523 753 1,068 1,436 1,756
700 - 719 475 540 767 1,081 1,463 1,776
720 - 739 504 555 786 1,096 1,493 1,806
740 - 759 523 581 801 1,107 1,522 1,838
760 - 779 544 601 821 1,125 1,552 1,863
780 - 799 571 627 834 1,140 1,578 1,895
800 - 819 594 645 851 1,146 1,604 1,924
820 - 839 612 668 871 1,165 1,637 1,946
840 - 859 638 695 886 1,177 1,663 1,979
860 - 879 662 719 904 1,208 1,694 2,008
880 - 899 686 740 921 1,236 1,721 2,037
900 - 919 705 763 937 1,267 1,756 2,066
920 - 939 727 786 959 1,294 1,774 2,093
940 - 959 753 807 973 1,323 1,806 2,120
960 - 979 771 831 990 1,350 1,838 2,151
980 - 999 797 851 1,007 1,378 1,863 2,177
1000 - 1019 844 906 1,052 1,450 1,950 2,272
1020 - 1039 867 932 1,085 1,493 2,009 2,339
1040 - 1059 893 955 1,117 1,537 2,067 2,409
1060 - 1079 921 989 1,149 1,584 2,131 2,481
1080 - 1099 948 1,017 1,184 1,630 2,194 2,555
1100 - 1119 975 1,047 1,219 1,680 2,259 2,632
1120 - 1139 1,005 1,080 1,257 1,729 2,327 2,710
1140 - 1159 1,035 1,111 1,293 1,781 2,397 2,792
1160 - 1179 1,065 1,143 1,332 1,835 2,468 2,875
1180 - 1199 1,098 1,178 1,371 1,889 2,543 2,961
1200 - 1219 1,131 1,214 1,412 1,946 2,618 3,049
1220 - 1239 1,165 1,250 1,454 2,004 2,696 3,140
1240 - 1259 1,199 1,286 1,497 2,064 2,778 3,234
1260 - 1279 1,234 1,324 1,542 2,125 2,861 3,331
1280 - 1299 1,270 1,365 1,588 2,190 2,946 3,431
1300 - 1319 1,309 1,404 1,635 2,254 3,035 3,533
1320 - 1339 1,349 1,446 1,685 2,322 3,125 3,640
1340 - 1359 1,388 1,490 1,735 2,391 3,218 3,749
1360 - 1379 1,430 1,534 1,787 2,463 3,314 3,860
1380 - 1399 1,472 1,579 1,841 2,536 3,413 3,977
1400 - 1419 1,517 1,627 1,894 2,612 3,515 4,095
1420 - 1439 1,561 1,676 1,952 2,690 3,621 4,218
1440 - 1459 1,609 1,726 2,011 2,770 3,729 4,344
1460 - 1479 1,655 1,778 2,069 2,853 3,841 4,474
1480 - 1499 1,705 1,830 2,132 2,938 3,955 4,607
1500 Over 1,756 1,886 2,196 3,028 4,073 4,745))


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 449 177 272 466 695 935 1,213
450 - 459 183 278 469 705 951 1,219
460 - 469 185 281 476 717 963 1,224
470 - 479 192 289 482 731 966 1,227
480 - 489 197 295 484 744 972 1,233
490 - 499 199 298 491 758 984 1,238
500 - 509 210 303 499 767 991 1,246
510 - 519 211 309 504 778 1,001 1,250
520 - 529 214 319 510 782 1,010 1,262
530 - 539 221 324 517 790 1,027 1,275
540 - 549 224 328 529 799 1,043 1,286
550 - 559 228 340 532 810 1,050 1,299
560 - 569 237 353 543 817 1,061 1,311
570 - 579 242 357 545 821 1,071 1,320
580 - 589 251 363 558 828 1,078 1,333
590 - 599 264 369 561 831 1,093 1,349
600 - 609 272 380 568 835 1,107 1,355
610 - 619 288 384 580 839 1,118 1,367
620 - 629 299 390 584 848 1,131 1,383
630 - 639 313 395 591 850 1,141 1,395
640 - 649 325 406 597 853 1,150 1,406
650 - 659 349 412 608 859 1,164 1,420
660 - 669 356 417 613 864 1,176 1,431
670 - 679 368 428 619 879 1,190 1,440
680 - 689 373 435 628 887 1,201 1,454
690 - 699 384 442 636 902 1,213 1,484
700 - 719 401 456 648 913 1,236 1,501
720 - 739 426 469 664 926 1,262 1,526
740 - 759 442 491 677 935 1,286 1,553
760 - 779 460 508 694 951 1,311 1,574
780 - 799 482 530 705 963 1,333 1,601
800 - 819 502 545 719 968 1,355 1,626
820 - 839 517 564 736 984 1,383 1,644
840 - 859 539 587 749 995 1,405 1,672
860 - 879 559 608 764 1,021 1,431 1,697
880 - 899 580 625 778 1,044 1,454 1,721
900 - 919 596 645 792 1,071 1,484 1,746
920 - 939 614 664 810 1,093 1,499 1,769
940 - 959 636 682 822 1,118 1,526 1,791
960 - 979 651 702 837 1,141 1,553 1,818
980 - 999 673 719 851 1,164 1,574 1,840
1000 - 1019 713 766 889 1,225 1,648 1,920
1020 - 1039 733 788 917 1,262 1,698 1,976
1040 - 1059 755 807 944 1,299 1,747 2,036
1060 - 1079 778 836 971 1,338 1,801 2,096
1080 - 1099 801 859 1,000 1,377 1,854 2,159
1100 - 1119 824 885 1,030 1,420 1,909 2,224
1120 - 1139 849 913 1,062 1,461 1,966 2,290
1140 - 1159 875 939 1,093 1,505 2,025 2,359
1160 - 1179 900 966 1,126 1,551 2,085 2,429
1180 - 1199 928 995 1,158 1,596 2,149 2,502
1200 - 1219 956 1,026 1,193 1,644 2,212 2,576
1220 - 1239 984 1,056 1,229 1,693 2,278 2,653
1240 - 1259 1,013 1,087 1,265 1,729 2,347 2,733
1260 - 1279 1,043 1,119 1,303 1,796 2,418 2,815
1280 - 1299 1,073 1,153 1,342 1,851 2,489 2,899
1300 - 1319 1,106 1,186 1,382 1,905 2,565 2,985
1320 - 1339 1,140 1,222 1,424 1,962 2,641 3,076
1340 - 1359 1,173 1,259 1,466 2,020 2,719 3,168
1360 - 1379 1,208 1,296 1,510 2,081 2,800 3,262
1380 - 1399 1,244 1,334 1,556 2,143 2,884 3,361
1400 - 1419 1,282 1,375 1,600 2,207 2,970 3,460
1420 - 1439 1,319 1,416 1,649 2,273 3,060 3,564
1440 - 1459 1,360 1,458 1,699 2,341 3,151 3,671
1460 - 1479 1,398 1,502 1,748 2,411 3,246 3,781
1480 - 1499 1,441 1,546 1,802 2,483 3,342 3,893
1500 Over 1,484 1,594 1,856 2,559 3,442 4,010

[Statutory Authority: RCW 88.16.035. 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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