Houston pilot commissioners seek comments on rate-change procedures

The following is the text of a press release issued by the Houston Pilots Association:

(HOUSTON) — The Board of Pilot
Commissioners for Harris County Ports is requesting public comments on
proposed revisions to Section 9 Pilotage Charges of the Rules and
Regulations Governing Pilots and Pilotage on the Houston Ship Channel
between the Galveston Bar and Turning Basin. The proposed revisions
concern procedures for the establishment of pilotage rates.

The revisions set forth more detailed procedural rules regarding Pilot
Board action on pilotage charges to better achieve transparency,
fairness and independence during the process. The public has the
opportunity to provide comments through July 5, 2013.

The final rules will be posted at the Port of Houston Authority
Executive Office Building for public inspection July 12, 2013, and the
Pilot Board is expected to consider action on the proposed revisions at
its July 23, 2013, meeting.

Interested parties may access the proposed revision at:

The public may submit comments via email to
publiccomments@houstonpilotboard.com, by fax to Public Comments at
713.670.2611, by mail addressed to Houston Pilot Board Secretary c/o
Mike Usher, P.O. Box 2562, Houston, Tx 77252-2562, or in person
addressed to Houston Pilot Board Secretary c/o Mike Usher, 111 East
Loop North, Houston, Tx.

By Professional Mariner Staff