Public Comment Sought Concerning Proposed Revisions to Section 9 of the Pilot Rules Regarding Pilotage Charges

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HOUSTON, June 27, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 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: www.houstonpilotboard.com

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.

CONTACT: Mike Usher PBIRC Compliance Coordinator Port of Houston Authority P.O. Box 2562 Houston, Texas 77252-2562 office 713.670.2542 musher@poha.com

Source:Port of Houston Authority