WSR 00-10-074

PROPOSED RULES

BOARD OF

PILOTAGE COMMISSIONERS

[ Filed May 1, 2000, 9:54 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Exempt from preproposal statement of inquiry under RCW 34.05.310(4).

Title of Rule: Tariffs and pilotage rates for the Grays Harbor pilotage district.

Purpose: To establish a Grays Harbor pilotage district annual tariff.

Other Identifying Information: WAC 363-116-185.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 88.16.035.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 88.16.035.

Summary: The proposed rule contains no changes from the existing rule other than to establish a new effective period.

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, 2911 2nd Avenue, Seattle, WA, (206) 515-3904.

Name of Proponent: Grays Harbor Pilots Association, private.

Agency Comments or Recommendations, if any, as to Statutory Language, Implementation, Enforcement, and Fiscal Matters: Current rates for the Grays Harbor pilotage district expire on July 31, 2000. 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 sets the tariff for pilotage services in the Grays Harbor pilotage district for the period from August 1, 2000, through July 31, 2001.

Proposal does not change existing rules. 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 contains no changes from the previous rule.

RCW 34.05.328 does not apply to this rule adoption.

Hearing Location: 2911 2nd Avenue, Level B Conference Room, Seattle, WA 98121, on June 8, 2000, at 9:00 a.m.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Peggy Larson by June 5, 2000, (206) 515-3904.

Submit Written Comments to: Harry Dudley, Chairman, fax (206) 515-3969, by June 1, 2000.

Date of Intended Adoption: June 8, 2000.

April 28, 2000

Peggy Larson

Administrator

OTS-4019.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 99-16-027, filed 7/27/99, effective 8/1/99)

WAC 363-116-185
Tariffs, and pilotage rates for the Grays Harbor pilotage district.

Effective 0001 hours on ((8-1-99)) 8-1-00 through 2400 hours ((7-31-00)) 7-31-01.

CLASSIFICATION OF PILOTAGE SERVICE RATE



Piloting of vessels in the inland waters and tributaries of Grays Harbor:


Each vessel shall be charged according to its draft and tonnage. The draft charges shall be $70.43 per meter (or $21.43 per foot) and the tonnage charge shall be $0.2246 per net registered ton. The minimum net registered tonnage charge is $785.90. The charge for an extra vessel (in case of tow) is $449.11.


Boarding fee:


Per each boarding/deboarding from a

boat . . . . . . . . . . . .

$338.84


Harbor shifts:


For each shift from dock to dock, dock to anchorage, anchorage to dock, or anchorage to anchorage . . . . . . . . . . . .

$563.37

Delays per hour . . . . . . . . . . . . $134.34
Cancellation charge (pilot only) . . . . . . . . . . . . $224.54
Cancellation charge (pilot boat

only) . . . . . . . . . . . .

$673.64


Travel allowance:


Transportation fee per assignment . . . . . . . . . . . . $55.00
Pilot when traveling to an outlying port to join a vessel or returning through an outlying port from a vessel which has been piloted to sea shall be paid $785.93 for each day or fraction thereof, and the travel expense incurred . . . . . . . . . . . .

$785.93


Bridge transit:


Charge for each bridge transited . . . . . . . . . . . . $246.62
Additional surcharge for each bridge transited for vessels in excess of 27.5 meters in beam . . . . . . . . . . . . $682.80

Miscellaneous:

The balance of amounts due for pilotage rates not paid within 30 days of invoice will be assessed at 1 1/2% per month late charge.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 88.16.035. 99-16-027, 363-116-185, filed 7/27/99, effective 8/1/99; 98-19-036, 363-116-185, filed 9/11/98, effective 9/15/98; 97-15-120, 363-116-185, filed 7/23/97, effective 8/1/97. Recodified as 363-116-185. 97-08-042, filed 3/28/97, effective 3/28/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 88.16.035. 96-14-062, 296-116-185, filed 6/28/96, effective 8/1/96; 95-13-054, 296-116-185, filed 6/16/95, effective 8/1/95; 94-05-006, 296-116-185, filed 2/3/94, effective 3/6/94; 93-13-055, 296-116-185, filed 6/16/93, effective 7/17/93; 93-03-080, 296-116-185, filed 1/19/93, effective 2/19/93; 92-14-069, 296-116-185, filed 6/26/92, effective 7/27/92; 91-08-008, 296-116-185, filed 3/26/91, effective 4/26/91; 90-09-013, 296-116-185, filed 4/6/90, effective 5/7/90; 89-08-042 (Order 89-3, Resolution No. 89-3), 296-116-185, filed 3/31/89; 88-05-043 (Order 88-2, Resolution No. 88-2), 296-116-185, filed 2/17/88, effective 3/21/88. Statutory Authority: RCW 88.16.035(4). 87-01-081 (Orders 86-9 and 86-10, Resolution Nos. 86-9 and 86-10), 296-116-185, filed 12/19/86; 85-02-048 (Order 84-5, Resolution No. 84-5), 296-116-185, filed 12/31/84; 83-15-012 (Order 83-3, Resolution No. 83-3), 296-116-185, filed 7/12/83; 82-08-016 (Order 82-1, Resolution No. 82-1), 296-116-185, filed 3/29/82; 81-07-009 (Order 81-1, Resolution No. 81-1), 296-116-185, filed 3/6/81; 80-03-081 (Order 79-6, Resolution No. 79-6), 296-116-185, filed 3/4/80; Order 2-68, 296-116-185, filed 11/1/68.]

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