- Domestic Vessels

9/4/2014: Great Lakes pilotage rates- 2015 annual review and adjustment

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The Coast Guard proposes rate adjustments for pilotage services on the Great Lakes , last amended in March 2014. The proposed adjustments would establish new base rates made in accordance with a full ratemaking procedure.

Additionally, the Coast Guard proposes an upward adjustment to match the rate increase of the Canadian Great Lakes Pilotage Authority as well as temporary surcharges to accelerate recoupment of necessary and reasonable training costs for the pilot associations.

The vessels affected by this notice to proposed rulemaking are those engaged in foreign trade upon the U.S. waters of the Great Lakes. United States and Canadian “lakers,”2 which account for most commercial shipping on the Great Lakes, are not affected 46 U.S.C. 9302.

View the full proposed rule on the Federal Register for details.

Comments and related material must either be submitted on or before November 3, 2014.

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