Rhode Island State Pilotage Commission Rules and Regulations


250-RICR-80-00-9 PROPOSED RULE

Title 250 Department of Environmental Management
Chapter 80 Law Enforcement
Subchapter 00 N/A
Part 9 Rhode Island State Pilotage Commission Rules and Regulations
Type of Filing Amendment
Regulation Status Proposed View Active Rule
Filing Notice Date 04/12/2019
Filing Hearing Date(s) 05/02/2019
Public Comment Dates 04/12/2019 to 05/12/2019

Regulation Authority :

RIGL 46-9 and 46-9.1
R.I. Gen. Laws § 42-35

Purpose and Reason :

The purpose of this regulation is to provide maximum safety from the dangers of navigation for vessels entering or leaving the waters of this state; to maintain a state pilotage system devoted to the preservation and protection of lives, property, and vessels entering or leaving waters of this state at the highest standard of efficiency; and, to insure an adequate supply of pilots well qualified for the discharge of their duties. The purpose of this amendment to correct typo’s and internal references within the regulations, and set the pilot rate for the five year period from 2020 through 2024.  A summary of changes between current and proposed regulation by section is as follows:

  • Section 9.9(C)(1) replaced Master Oceans Any Gross Tons with USCG Master.  The promulgation of Master Oceans Any Gross Tons was in error.

  • Sections 9.9(D)(5); 9.9(H)(1)(f); 9.9(H)(1)(h); 9.9(H)(1)(i), change citation to reference the correct section of the regulations.

  • Section 9.9(H)(2)(e) clarified section by deleting “. . . this rule § 9.9(G)(2)(e) of this Part . . .” and replacing with “below”.

  • Section 9.9(K)(2) changed citation to reference the correct section of the regulations.

  • Section 9.9(L)(1)(b) changed citation to reference the correct section of the regulations.

  • Section 9/15(L), removed reference to pilot rates for 2014 and 2015, added pilot rates for the years 2020-2024.

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