The Great Lakes Pilotage Program is a very specialized and unique program that manages the processes and procedures for the United States registered pilots on the Great Lakes. The program ensures that qualified, trained, and experienced pilots are employed to meet the pilotage demands at a cost that facilitates the safe and efficient waterborne foreign trade in and out of the Great Lakes.
These reviews are conducted by an independent auditor under contract to the USCG and are for the purposes of producing an annual rate.
These reviews are conducted by an independent auditor under contract to the USCG and are for the purposes of reviewing the effectiveness of the ratemaking methodology and billing scheme.
These reports are provided by the pilot associations for the purposes of tracking annual surcharges authorized by USCG. This data is also reviewed independently during the annual reviews of the pilot association financials by USCG.
These financial statements are provided by the pilot associations and represent their own financial positions, as reported by accounting firms under contract to the pilot associations.
The Great Lakes Pilotage Advisory Committee was established under the authority of 46 U.S.C. 9307, and advises the Secretary of Homeland Security and the Coast Guard on Great Lakes pilot registration, operating requirements, training policies, and pilotage rates and other matters relating to Great Lakes pilotage.
The next meeting will be held on August 5th, 2015, in Washington, DC. A copy of the Federal Register Notice is located here.
More information on the advisory committee is available through the public Federal Advisory Committee Database. Users can use the search function to locate current or historical meeting records under the committee number 9488.
To reach the Great Lakes Pilotage Division by e-mail, please email GreatLakesPilotage@uscg.mil.
To reach the Great Lakes Pilotage Division by mail, please send correspondence to this address:
ATTN: GREAT LAKES PILOTAGE
US COAST GUARD STOP 7509
2703 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR AVE SE
WASHINGTON, DC 20593-7509