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Laurentian Pilotage Tariff Regulations (SOR/2001-84)

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Laurentian Pilotage Tariff Regulations

SOR/2001-84

PILOTAGE ACT

Registration 2001-02-15

Laurentian Pilotage Tariff Regulations

P.C. 2001-251 2001-02-15

Whereas the Laurentian Pilotage Authority, pursuant to subsection 34(1)Footnote a of the Pilotage Act, published in the Canada Gazette, Part I, on September 16, 2000, a copy of the proposed Laurentian Pilotage Tariff Regulations, substantially in the form set out in the annexed Regulations;

And whereas four notices of objection to the proposed Regulations were filed with the Canadian Transportation Agency pursuant to subsection 34(2)Footnote b of the Pilotage Act, and the Agency will make an investigation of the proposed charges in order to make its recommendation to the Laurentian Pilotage Authority pursuant to subsection 35(1)Footnote c of that Act;

Therefore, Her Excellency the Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of Transport, pursuant to subsection 33(1) of the Pilotage Act, hereby approves the annexed Laurentian Pilotage Tariff Regulations, made on December 22, 2000, by the Laurentian Pilotage Authority.

Interpretation

 The definitions in this section apply in these Regulations.

Authority

Authority means the Laurentian Pilotage Authority. (Administration)

berth

berth means a wharf, pier, anchorage or mooring buoy, and includes a berthed ship or a ship at anchor. (poste)

breadth

breadth, in respect of a ship, means the number of metres, measured to the second decimal place, that represents the maximum distance between the outside edges of the shell platings of the ship. (largeur)

composite unit

composite unit means a ship consisting of a tug rigidly connected to the stern of a barge. (unité composite)

Corporation

Corporation means a body corporate with which the Authority contracts pursuant to subsection 15(2) of the Pilotage Act for the services of licensed pilots in District No. 2. (Corporation)

dead ship

dead ship[Repealed, SOR/2014-52, s. 1]

deck watch officer

deck watch officer means a person who has the immediate charge of the navigation and safety of a ship, but does not include a pilot. (officier de quart à la passerelle)

depth

depth, in respect of a ship, means the number of metres, measured to the second decimal place, that represents the vertical distance at amidships from the top of the keel plate to the uppermost continuous deck that extends fore and aft and to the sides of the ship, with the continuity of the deck not being considered to be interrupted by a tonnage opening, engine space or a step in the deck. (creux)

District

District means District No. 1, District No. 1-1 or District No. 2. (circonscription)

District No. 1

District No. 1 means all waters between the northern entrance to Saint-Lambert Lock and a line running across the St. Lawrence River at longitude 71°08′ W. (circonscription no 1)

District No. 1-1

District No. 1-1 means all waters between the northern entrance to Saint-Lambert Lock and a line running from east to west across the St. Lawrence River at the northernmost tip of Sainte-Thérèse Island. (circonscription no 1-1)

District No. 2

District No. 2 means all waters between a line running across the St. Lawrence River at longitude 71°20′ W and a line running across the St. Lawrence River bearing 121° (True) at latitude 48°20′48″ N and longitude 69°23′24″ W, including the Saguenay River. (circonscription no 2)

draught

draught, in respect of a ship, means the number of metres, measured to the second decimal place, that represents the greatest vertical distance, at the time pilotage services are performed, from the water surface to the most submerged part of a ship. (tirant d’eau)

length

length, in respect of a ship, means the number of metres, measured to the second decimal place, that represents the distance from the foremost to the aftermost point of the hull of a ship, excluding the bowsprit. (longueur)

movage

movage means the movement of a ship within the geographical limits of a harbour set out in Schedule 1, whether the ship is moved from one berth to another or is returned to the same berth, but does not include

  • (a) the manoeuvring of a ship that is leaving the wait wall at Saint-Lambert Lock to enter the lock or is leaving the lock to go to the wait wall, unless a pilot boards the ship for the purpose of carrying out the manoeuvre; or

  • (b) the warping of a ship from one berth to another solely by means of mooring lines attached to a wharf if the warping is over a distance less than the length of the ship and the wharf between the two berths is straight, unless the services of a pilot are used. (déplacement)

pilot boarding station

pilot boarding station means a place where a pilot embarks or disembarks from a ship at Les Escoumins, Saguenay (La Baie, Quai Lepage and Port-Alfred), Saguenay (Chicoutimi and Grande-Anse), Québec, Trois-Rivières, Sorel-Tracy, Lanoraie or Montréal. (station d’embarquement de pilotes)

tariff length

tariff length, in respect of a ship, means the lesser of

  • (a) the length, and

  • (b) the breadth multiplied by 7.5. (longueur tarifaire)

time factor

time factor means the result obtained by multiplying the draught of a ship by the number of hours, or parts of an hour, during which the ship is underway under the conduct of a pilot, but does not include any period during which charges are payable in accordance with item 6 or 9 of Schedule 2. (facteur temps)

trip

trip means the piloting of a ship from one point to another within the region of the Authority, but does not include a movage, a docking or an undocking. (voyage)

unit

unit[Repealed, SOR/2018-52, s. 1]

  • SOR/2002-83, s. 1(F)
  • SOR/2003-9, s. 4
  • SOR/2014-52, s. 1
  • SOR/2018-52, s. 1

Pilotage Charges Generally

  •  (1) A pilotage charge payable to the Authority for a pilotage service set out in column 1 of Schedule 2 that is provided in a district set out in column 2 of that Schedule is calculated based on the information provided on the pilotage service form under subsection 7(1) and is equal to the sum of the following:

    • (a) the basic charge set out in column 3,

    • (b) the charge per unit set out in column 4,

    • (c) the charge per time factor set out in column 5, and

    • (d) the number of chargeable hours of service multiplied by the charge per hour or part of an hour set out in column 6.

  • (1.1) The units of a ship is the number obtained by multiplying the tariff length of the ship by its breadth and depth, dividing by 850 and rounding to the second decimal place.

  • (2) The pilotage charge is subject to the minimum charge set out in column 7 of Schedule 2 and the maximum charge in column 8.

  • (3) Subject to subsections (4) to (6) and section 4, a pilotage charge is multiplied by the number of pilots assigned to perform the pilotage service.

  • (4) A pilotage charge is determined on the basis of the services of a single pilot in respect of the following pilotage services:

    • (a) an anchoring;

    • (b) a movage;

    • (c) a docking;

    • (d) an undocking; and

    • (e) a compass adjustment.

  • (5) A pilotage charge is determined on the basis of the services of a single pilot if a second pilot is assigned for the sole purpose of responding to one of the following circumstances:

    • (a) it is likely that, between the time the pilots embark and the time they disembark, the ship will be underway in District No. 1 for more than either 10 consecutive hours for trips starting between 05:00 and 19:59, or 8 consecutive hours for trips starting between 20:00 and 04:59;

    • (b) it is likely that the ship will be underway for more than 11 consecutive hours in District No. 2; and

    • (c) the ship is underway in winter navigation conditions at any time during the period that starts on March 16 and ends on December 31.

  • (6) A pilotage charge is determined on the basis of the services of a single pilot if

    • (a) a second pilot is assigned for the sole reason that the ship will likely be underway for more than 10 consecutive hours in District No. 2; and

    • (b) the second pilot is assigned to board the ship at any time during the period that starts at 19:00 and ends at 00:59.

  • SOR/2003-9, ss. 2, 4
  • SOR/2003-360, s. 1
  • SOR/2007-253, s. 1
  • SOR/2009-169, s. 1
  • SOR/2017-203, s. 1
  • SOR/2018-52, s. 2

 A charge of $39.64 is payable for each pilot assignment for the administration of the Pilotage Act.

  • SOR/2020-85, s. 1

 A pilotage charge is adjusted in accordance with subsection 7(4) if there is a discrepancy between the information provided on a pilotage service form and the information contained in the documents listed in that subsection.

 
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