S.C. Code Regs. 136-035 - Fees

A. Pilot Registration Fees shall be set by the Commissioners, and collected annually, sufficient to maintain funds for administration, travel, and operational and investigative duties of the Commissioners. Annual Pilot Registration Fees shall not exceed one quarter of the sum of the inbound and outbound pilotage charge for a vessel of average tonnage and average draft for the previous year.
B. The following issuance fees shall be set by the Commissioners annually, and remitted to the Commissioners of Pilotage for the Lower Coastal Area for each of the respective licenses issued by the Commissioners:
(1) First short branch license, following apprenticeship, valid for a period of not less than six (6) months; not to exceed 25% of the annual pilot registration fee set according to paragraph (A) above.
(2) Second short branch license, valid for a period of not less than six (6) months; not to exceed 25% of the annual registration fee set according to paragraph (A) above.
(3) Third short branch license, valid for a period of not less than one (1) year; not to exceed 50% of the annual registration fee set according to paragraph (A) above.
(4) Fourth short branch license, valid for a period of not less than one (1) year, not to exceed 50% of the annual registration fee set according to paragraph (A) above.
(5) Full branch license, not to exceed the annual registration fee set according to paragraph (A) above.
(6) Certificate of Apprenticeship, not to exceed 10% of annual registration fee according to paragraph (A) above.
C. Apprentice Application Fee. Every applicant for apprenticeship shall remit to the Commissioners of Pilotage for the Lower Coastal Area a non-refundable fee of $50, which will cover the period for which the application is maintained current by the applicant. Should an application expire, this fee must accompany a new application.
D. The Commissioners shall remit to each member of a board of examiners a sum determined annually by the Commissioners, as compensation for each license examination. The fee established for each examiner should not exceed the fee paid to the Commissioners for issuance of the license for which the examinee is being evaluated, as set out in subparagraphs (B)(1) through (B)(5) above.

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S.C. Code Regs. 136-035
Added by State Register Volume 16, Issue No. 7, eff July 24, 1992. Amended by State Register Volume 20, Issue No. 6, Part 1, eff June 28, 1996; State Register Volume 32, Issue No. 5, eff May 23, 2008; State Register Volume 47, Issue No. 05, eff. 5/26/2023.

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