[Filed June 23, 2022, 8:56 a.m., effective July 24, 2022]
Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.
Purpose: This rule making amends the types of pilotage assignments subject to the requirement for 10 hours rest with the opportunity for eight hours of sleep after completion of an assignment. Puget Sound Pilots (PSP) recently approved several measures to increase dispatching efficiency and pilot availability while observing state mandated rest rules. One of those measures is to allow a pilot to be dispatched to multiple assignments, as long as the combined duration of the assignments does not exceed 13 hours. The board adopted these changes via emergency rule at the March 17, 2022, regular monthly meeting. This rule-making initiative is to consider and codify that change.
Citation of Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 363-116-081.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 88.16
RCW, Pilotage Act.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 22-09-077 on April 20, 2022.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at the Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.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: June 21, 2022.
Jaimie C. Bever
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 21-07-088, filed 3/19/21, effective 4/19/21)
WAC 363-116-081Rest period.
(1) Pilots shall observe rest period requirements as set out in RCW 88.16.103
as now or hereafter amended. Pilots shall have a mandatory rest period of at least ((ten
hours with an opportunity for eight hours of uninterrupted sleep after completion of an assignment((; excluding
multiple assignments ((within a harbor area, provided the combined total duration of assignment time does not exceed thirteen hours
(2) An assignment is a billable pilotage service, including cancellations and ship movements, regardless of duration.
(3) An assignment begins at call time and ends at check-in time and includes preparation time and travel time to and from the ship in addition to bridge time. Call time allows one to two hours of preparation before the start of travel time to the ship. Check-in time occurs when travel time from the ship is completed. In the Puget Sound Pilotage district travel times are documented in the Puget Sound pilots operating rules and may be reviewed by the board from time to time.
(4) When there are multiple assignments ((within a harbor area (multiple harbor shifts), call time is before the first harbor shift and check-in time occurs when the travel time has been completed after the final harbor shift. Harbor area geographic definitions outlined by the utilities and transportation commission are used to distinguish harbor shifts from other ship moves.
(5) Pilots shall not complete more than three consecutive night assignments, a night assignment being one in which)), the combined total duration of the assignments shall not exceed 13 hours. The total duration of multiple assignments shall be measured from the call time before the first assignment to check-in time after the final assignment.
(5) An assignment is a night assignment if any part occurs between 0100 and 0459 hours. After three consecutive nights with night assignments, pilots shall have a mandatory rest period of at least ((twelve))12 hours, including at least one period between 2000 and 0800 hours.