Rules and Regulations for the Use of the Port of Davisville
880-RICR-00-00-2 INACTIVE RULE
|Quonset Development Corporation
|Rules and Regulations for the Use of the Port of Davisville
|Type of Filing
|07/01/2015 to 11/27/2017
Purpose and Reason:
The objective of this document is to make public the Rules and Regulations for the Use of the Port of Davisville terminals. Terminal Tariffs are a requirement for any marine terminal operator by federal law. The Port of Davisville is operated by the Quonset Development Corporation (QDC), a quasi-public corporation of the State of Rhode Island. The intent of these rules and regulations is to specify a protocol for roles, responsibilities and communication between all stakeholders requiring access to the Port of Davisville. These rules and regulations will assist to promote accountability and to provide a good working relationship among authorized parties using or accessing the marine terminals and related properties. For the purposes of this document (Rules and Regulations), the Port of Davisville and Davisville Port Authority are trade names used by the Quonset Development Corporation (QDC) and shall refer to the QDC for business and legal matters. A terminal tariff has been in force at the Port of Davisville since 1985 and is required by federal law and the Federal Maritime Commission. Additionally, the rules and regulations of the Port of Davisville are further governed by the Maritime Transportation Security Act (33 CFR Parts 101, 103, ET AL). The Port of Davisville is a Foreign Trade Zone (#105) and is subject to rules and regulations of U.S. Customs & Border Protection. The net benefit of this regulation is a de minimus change to procedures governing the Port of Davisville. In accordance with the Administrative Procedures Act, Section 42-35-3(a)(1) of the General Laws of Rhode Island, following is a concise summary of proposed non-technical amendments: 1. The Terminal Schedule No. 017 will be replaced with 2 new documents: Port Rules and Regulations and Tariff Fee Schedule or Terminal Tariff Schedule. This summary will outline the major changes specific to the Rules and Regulations of the Port of Davisville. 2. For the purpose of this document, the Port of Davisville and Davisville Port Authority are trade names used by the Quonset Development Corporation (QDC) and shall refer to the QDC for business and legal matters. 3. Introduces www.portofdavisville.com and [email protected] as main portals of communication with the Port and QDC for port users. 4. New Section 16.2 (Permit for Vessel Maintenance) – The Corporation will now require a permit to be used by QDC on all hot work and other maintenance on vessels at QDC berths, including interior work. No contractor shall be granted access to the Port until a valid maintenance permit has been issued for the associated work. 5. New Section 19.5 (Safety) – The QDC reserves the right to shut down crane operations and associated cargo handling for any safety violations or if conditions are deemed unsafe.