Coast Guard January 18, 2018 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Great Lakes Pilotage Rates-2018 Annual Review and Revisions to Methodology
Document Number: 2018-00781
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-01-18
Agency: Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
In accordance with the Great Lakes Pilotage Act of 1960, the Coast Guard proposes new base pilotage rates and surcharges for the 2018 shipping season. Additionally, the Coast Guard is proposing several changes to the Great Lakes pilotage ratemaking methodology. These additional proposed changes include creating clear delineation between the Coast Guard's annual rate adjustments and the Coast Guard's requirement to conduct a full ratemaking every five years; the adoption of a revised compensation benchmark; reorganization of the text regarding the staffing model for calculating the number of pilots needed; and certain editorial changes.