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Great Lakes Pilotage Advisory Committee – meeting on 12 September

The Great Lakes Pilotage Advisory Committee will meet in Port Huron, Michigan, to discuss Committee matters relating to Great Lakes pilotage, including review of proposed Great Lakes pilotage regulations and policies. The Committee will meet on Thursday, September 12, 2019, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. EDT. The meeting will be held at the Great Lakes Maritime Center, 51 Court Street, Port Huron, MI 48060.

Pre-registration Information: Preregistration is not required for access. All attendees will be required to provide a government-issued picture identification card in order to gain admittance to the building. The meeting will be open to the public.

The agenda will review, discuss, deliberate and formulate recommendations, as appropriate, on the following topics:

  1. Status of GLPAC Member Terms & Appointments
  2. Rulemaking Update
  3. SeaPro Demonstration
  4. Rulemaking Methodology
    1. Traffic Projections & Methodology
    2. Separate Rates for voluntary pilotage
    3. Use of Financial Information in Rate-setting
    4. Current Pilot Workforce Levels
    5. Transparency Improvements
    6. Training expenditures/investments
  5. Dispatch Procedures
    1. Current
    2. Cruise Ship Impact and Tanker Proposal
  6. Pilot Association Projects and Updates
  7. Stakeholder Engagement
  8. GAO Report Update
  9. Cost Control and Efficiency Study
  10. Coast Guard Maritime Safety Risk Study
  11. Amending Designated Waters
  12. Canadian Pilotage Reform Legislation
  13. Legal Fees
  14. Public Comments

To download the Stakeholders’ Views on Issues and Options for Managing the Great Lake Pilotage Program released by the USCG in June 2019 click here.

Go to 84 Fed. Reg. 42937 (8/19/19) [

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