WSR 07-12-028

PERMANENT RULES

BOARD OF

PILOTAGE COMMISSIONERS

[ Filed May 30, 2007, 12:10 p.m. , effective July 1, 2007 ]


Effective Date of Rule: July 1, 2007.

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 07-09-006 on April 5, 2007.

Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: The proposed rule reflects a tariff increase in a range of 0% to 8% across-the-board with the noted exceptions being the Transportation and Training Surcharge categories.

The adopted rule reflects a tariff increase of 5% across-the-board with the noted exceptions being the Transportation and Training Surcharge categories.

The proposed new category called Pension Charge was not adopted which is the equivalent of an additional 6% across-the-board increase.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.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: May 23, 2007.

Peggy Larson

Administrator

OTS-9672.3


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 07-01-084, filed 12/19/06, effective 1/20/07)

WAC 363-116-300   Pilotage rates for the Puget Sound pilotage district.   Effective 0001 hours ((January 20)) July 1, 2007, through 2400 hours June 30, ((2007)) 2008.


CLASSIFICATION RATE
Ship length overall (LOA)
Charges:
Per LOA rate schedule in this section.
Boarding fee: (($43.00)) $45.00
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 (($310.00)) $326.00
Radio Direction Finder Calibration (($310.00)) $326.00
Launching Vessels (($466.00)) $489.00
Trial Trips, 6 hours or less (minimum (($876.00)) $918.00) (($146.00)) $153.00 per hour
Trial Trips, over 6 hours (two pilots) (($291.00)) $306.00 per hour
Shilshole Bay Salmon Bay (($182.00)) $191.00
Salmon Bay Lake Union (($141.00)) $148.00
Lake Union Lake Washington (plus LOA zone from Webster Point) (($182.00)) $191.00
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 (($229.00)) $240.00 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 (($109.00)) $114.00 per bridge.


Ships 90' beam and/or over:

A charge of (($311.00)) $327.00 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 (($217.00)) $228.00 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 (($236.00)) $248.00 per hour standby. No charge if delay is 60 minutes or less. If the delay is more than 60 minutes, charge is (($236.00)) $248.00 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 (($236.00)) $248.00 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:

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 (($236.00)) $248.00 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 (($236.00)) $248.00 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 (($0.0073)) $0.0077 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 (($0.0751)) $0.0789 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 (($0.0900)) $0.0945 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 $157.00
Bangor 153.00
Bellingham 181.00
Bremerton 135.00
Cherry Point 209.00
Dupont 97.00
Edmonds 35.00
Everett 59.00
Ferndale 199.00
Manchester 131.00
Mukilteo 53.00
Olympia 125.00
Point Wells 35.00
Port Gamble 185.00
Port Townsend (Indian Island) 223.00
Seattle 15.00
Tacoma 71.00

(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 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 ((45)) 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 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.


Training Surcharge:

Effective January 20, 2007, a surcharge of $5.00 for each pilot trainee then receiving a stipend pursuant to the training program provided in WAC 363-116-078 shall be added to each ((vessel)) 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
Intra Harbor 0-30 Miles 31-50 Miles 51-75 Miles 76-100 Miles 101 Miles Over
Up to 449 227 351 600 894 1,204 1,562
450 - 459 236 358 604 908 1,224 1,570
460 - 469 238 362 613 923 1,240 1,577
470 - 479 247 372 621 941 1,244 1,580
480 - 489 253 379 624 959 1,251 1,587
490 - 499 257 384 632 976 1,267 1,595
500 - 509 270 391 642 988 1,276 1,605
510 - 519 272 398 649 1,002 1,290 1,610
520 - 529 275 412 657 1,007 1,301 1,624
530 - 539 284 417 666 1,018 1,322 1,642
540 - 549 289 423 681 1,029 1,343 1,657
550 - 559 294 438 686 1,044 1,353 1,673
560 - 569 305 455 699 1,053 1,366 1,689
570 - 579 311 459 702 1,058 1,380 1,700
580 - 589 324 466 718 1,066 1,389 1,717
590 - 599 340 476 723 1,071 1,409 1,737
600 - 609 351 490 732 1,075 1,426 1,746
610 - 619 371 495 746 1,080 1,440 1,761
620 - 629 386 502 751 1,092 1,456 1,782
630 - 639 404 510 760 1,095 1,469 1,797
640 - 649 419 522 769 1,097 1,481 1,810
650 - 659 449 531 782 1,107 1,499 1,829
660 - 669 458 537 789 1,112 1,515 1,844
670 - 679 474 551 797 1,132 1,533 1,854
680 - 689 481 560 808 1,142 1,546 1,872
690 - 699 495 569 820 1,162 1,562 1,911
700 - 719 517 588 835 1,177 1,592 1,933
720 - 739 548 604 856 1,193 1,624 1,965
740 - 759 569 632 872 1,204 1,657 2,000
760 - 779 591 653 894 1,224 1,689 2,027
780 - 799 621 682 908 1,240 1,717 2,062
800 - 819 646 702 926 1,247 1,746 2,093
820 - 839 666 727 947 1,267 1,782 2,118
840 - 859 694 756 965 1,281 1,809 2,154
860 - 879 720 782 983 1,314 1,844 2,185
880 - 899 746 805 1,002 1,345 1,872 2,217
900 - 919 768 831 1,019 1,379 1,911 2,248
920 - 939 791 856 1,044 1,409 1,931 2,278
940 - 959 820 878 1,059 1,440 1,965 2,306
960 - 979 839 904 1,078 1,469 2,000 2,341
980 - 999 867 926 1,096 1,499 2,027 2,370
1000 - 1019 919 986 1,145 1,579 2,122 2,473
1020 - 1039 944 1,014 1,180 1,624 2,186 2,546
1040 - 1059 972 1,039 1,215 1,673 2,249 2,621
1060 - 1079 1,002 1,076 1,250 1,724 2,319 2,699
1080 - 1099 1,032 1,107 1,288 1,773 2,387 2,780
1100 - 1119 1,061 1,140 1,327 1,828 2,458 2,864
1120 - 1139 1,094 1,176 1,368 1,881 2,532 2,949
1140 - 1159 1,126 1,209 1,407 1,938 2,609 3,038
1160 - 1179 1,159 1,244 1,450 1,996 2,686 3,129
1180 - 1199 1,195 1,282 1,492 2,056 2,768 3,223
1200 - 1219 1,231 1,321 1,536 2,118 2,850 3,318
1220 - 1239 1,267 1,360 1,582 2,181 2,934 3,417
1240 - 1259 1,304 1,400 1,629 2,246 3,023 3,519
1260 - 1279 1,343 1,441 1,678 2,313 3,114 3,625
1280 - 1299 1,383 1,486 1,729 2,383 3,205 3,734
1300 - 1319 1,425 1,528 1,779 2,453 3,302 3,845
1320 - 1339 1,468 1,574 1,834 2,527 3,400 3,961
1340 - 1359 1,510 1,622 1,889 2,602 3,502 4,080
1360 - 1379 1,556 1,669 1,944 2,681 3,606 4,200
1380 - 1399 1,602 1,719 2,004 2,760 3,714 4,328
1400 - 1419 1,650 1,771 2,061 2,842 3,825 4,457
1420 - 1439 1,699 1,824 2,124 2,928 3,941 4,590
1440 - 1459 1,751 1,879 2,189 3,014 4,059 4,727
1460 - 1479 1,800 1,934 2,252 3,105 4,180 4,868
1480 - 1499 1,855 1,991 2,320 3,197 4,304 5,013
1500 Over 1,911 2,052 2,389 3,295 4,432 5,163))

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 449 238 369 630 939 1,264 1,640
450 - 459 248 376 634 953 1,285 1,649
460 - 469 250 380 644 969 1,302 1,656
470 - 479 259 391 652 988 1,306 1,659
480 - 489 266 398 655 1,007 1,314 1,666
490 - 499 270 403 664 1,025 1,330 1,675
500 - 509 284 411 674 1,037 1,340 1,685
510 - 519 286 418 681 1,052 1,355 1,691
520 - 529 289 433 690 1,057 1,366 1,705
530 - 539 298 438 699 1,069 1,388 1,724
540 - 549 303 444 715 1,080 1,410 1,740
550 - 559 309 460 720 1,096 1,421 1,757
560 - 569 320 478 734 1,106 1,434 1,773
570 - 579 327 482 737 1,111 1,449 1,785
580 - 589 340 489 754 1,119 1,458 1,803
590 - 599 357 500 759 1,125 1,479 1,824
600 - 609 369 515 769 1,129 1,497 1,833
610 - 619 390 520 783 1,134 1,512 1,849
620 - 629 405 527 789 1,147 1,529 1,871
630 - 639 424 536 798 1,150 1,542 1,887
640 - 649 440 548 807 1,152 1,555 1,901
650 - 659 471 558 821 1,162 1,574 1,920
660 - 669 481 564 828 1,168 1,591 1,936
670 - 679 498 579 837 1,189 1,610 1,947
680 - 689 505 588 848 1,199 1,623 1,966
690 - 699 520 597 861 1,220 1,640 2,007
700 - 719 543 617 877 1,236 1,672 2,030
720 - 739 575 634 899 1,253 1,705 2,063
740 - 759 597 664 916 1,264 1,740 2,100
760 - 779 621 686 939 1,285 1,773 2,128
780 - 799 652 716 953 1,302 1,803 2,165
800 - 819 678 737 972 1,309 1,833 2,198
820 - 839 699 763 994 1,330 1,871 2,224
840 - 859 729 794 1,013 1,345 1,899 2,262
860 - 879 756 821 1,032 1,380 1,936 2,294
880 - 899 783 845 1,052 1,412 1,966 2,328
900 - 919 806 873 1,070 1,448 2,007 2,360
920 - 939 831 899 1,096 1,479 2,028 2,392
940 - 959 861 922 1,112 1,512 2,063 2,421
960 - 979 881 949 1,132 1,542 2,100 2,458
980 - 999 910 972 1,151 1,574 2,128 2,489
1000 - 1019 965 1,035 1,202 1,658 2,228 2,597
1020 - 1039 991 1,065 1,239 1,705 2,295 2,673
1040 - 1059 1,021 1,091 1,276 1,757 2,361 2,752
1060 - 1079 1,052 1,130 1,313 1,810 2,435 2,834
1080 - 1099 1,084 1,162 1,352 1,862 2,506 2,919
1100 - 1119 1,114 1,197 1,393 1,919 2,581 3,007
1120 - 1139 1,149 1,235 1,436 1,975 2,659 3,096
1140 - 1159 1,182 1,269 1,477 2,035 2,739 3,190
1160 - 1179 1,217 1,306 1,523 2,096 2,820 3,285
1180 - 1199 1,255 1,346 1,567 2,159 2,906 3,384
1200 - 1219 1,293 1,387 1,613 2,224 2,993 3,484
1220 - 1239 1,330 1,428 1,661 2,290 3,081 3,588
1240 - 1259 1,369 1,470 1,710 2,358 3,174 3,695
1260 - 1279 1,410 1,513 1,762 2,429 3,270 3,806
1280 - 1299 1,452 1,560 1,815 2,502 3,365 3,921
1300 - 1319 1,496 1,604 1,868 2,576 3,467 4,037
1320 - 1339 1,541 1,653 1,926 2,653 3,570 4,159
1340 - 1359 1,586 1,703 1,983 2,732 3,677 4,284
1360 - 1379 1,634 1,752 2,041 2,815 3,786 4,410
1380 - 1399 1,682 1,805 2,104 2,898 3,900 4,544
1400 - 1419 1,733 1,860 2,164 2,984 4,016 4,680
1420 - 1439 1,784 1,915 2,230 3,074 4,138 4,820
1440 - 1459 1,839 1,973 2,298 3,165 4,262 4,963
1460 - 1479 1,890 2,031 2,365 3,260 4,389 5,111
1480 - 1499 1,948 2,091 2,436 3,357 4,519 5,264
1500 Over 2,007 2,155 2,508 3,460 4,654 5,421

[Statutory Authority: RCW 88.16.035. 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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