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Final Rule: Great Lakes pilotage rates-2022 annual review and revisions to methodology

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The Coast Guard announced in the Federal Register the establishment of new base pilotage rates for the 2022 shipping season. This rule will adjust the pilotage rates to account for changes in district operating expenses, an increase in the number of pilots, and anticipated inflation.

In addition, this rule will make a policy change to round up in the staffing model. The Coast Guard is also making methodology changes to factor in an apprentice pilot’s compensation benchmark for the estimated number of apprentice pilots. The Coast Guard estimates that this rule will result in a 7-percent increase in pilotage operating costs compared to the 2021 season.

Based on the ratemaking model discussed in this rule, we are establishing the rates shown in table 1.

For more information view the Final Rule on the Federal Register under Docket Number USCG-2021-0431, call or email Mr. Brian Rogers, Commandant, Office of Waterways and Ocean Policy—Great Lakes Pilotage Division (CG-WWM-2), Coast Guard; telephone 202-372-1535, email Brian.Rogers@uscg.mil, or fax 202-372-1914.

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