Oregon Public Utility Commission, Oregon Board of Maritime Pilots

Rule Rule 856-030-0002
Pre-Petition Notice and Dispute Resolution Process


(1)

Any party intending to request a change in pilotage rates must, at least 90 days prior to petitioning the Board, file a notice of intent to petition with the Board, with a copy served on each pilot association, any association representing the interests of vessel owners or operators and any other party that participated in the most recent past rate proceedings. The notice shall contain an explanation of the proposed change, including a description of each new cost item not previously approved by the Board in a rate proceeding, any increase in a cost item previously approved by the Board where the increase is greater than five (5) percent over the amount expended during the prior calendar year, and any requested change in pilot compensation and benefits.

(2)

Within 20 days after receipt of the first-filed notice of intent to petition, any other pilot association, any association representing the interests of vessel owners or operators, any other party that participated in the most recent past rate proceedings, shall file their response to the notice, including a description of any intended opposition, or notice of intent to petition for a change on another pilotage ground.

(3)

Upon receipt of a notice of intent to petition pursuant to paragraph (1) above, the Board’s members representing the public shall be formed as a rate subcommittee.

(4)

The Board’s rate subcommittee shall, within 45 days of the first filing of a notice of intent to petition, hold a meeting with the party filing the notice and with all respondents thereto. The purpose of the meeting shall be to clarify the issues and begin exploration of possible means of narrowing and simplifying the issues. The rate subcommittee shall encourage the interested parties to utilize mediation or other alternative dispute resolution processes to narrow and simplify issues as much as possible.

(5)

Prior to filing of a petition, the rate subcommittee may convene or participate in such additional meetings with interested parties as it deems in the best interests of the Board and the public. The rate subcommittee may, if requested by the interested parties, participate in any mediation or other alternative dispute resolution process that is arranged by the interested parties.

(6)

The Board may, in its discretion, waive any or all of the provisions of this rule.
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