1/18/2018: Great Lakes Pilotage Rates-2018 annual review and revisions to methodology

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The Coast Guard posted a Federal Register Notice proposing new base pilotage rates and surcharges for the 2018 shipping season, in accordance with the Great Lakes Pilotage Act of 1960. 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;
• Certain editorial changes

Table 1—Current and Proposed Pilotage Rates on the Great Lakes

Comments and related material must be submitted to the online docket via https://www.regulations.gov, or reach the Docket Management Facility, on or before Feb. 20, 2018.

For information about this document, call or email Mr. Michael Moyers, Great Lakes Pilotage, Commandant (CG-WWM-2), Coast Guard; telephone 202-372-1553, email Michael.S.Moyers@uscg.mil, or fax 202-372-1914.

View the Federal Register Notice for full details.

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