Notice of Change/Withdrawal

Board of Pilot Commissioners
61G14-12.0015: License and Certificate Retention Eligibility
Notice is hereby given that the following changes have been made to the proposed rule in accordance with subparagraph 120.54(3)(d)1., F.S., published in Vol. 32 No. 21, May 26, 2006 issue of the Florida Administrative Weekly.

The change is in response to written comments submitted by the staff of the Joint Administrative Procedures Committee. The proposed rule which has been substantially reworded shall now read as follows:

61G14-12.0015 License and Certificate Retention Eligibility.

Licensees and Certificate holders, without regard to the status of their license or certificate, must reestablish their qualifications to hold the license or certificate by January 31 of each odd numbered year, in order to retain the license or certificate, through submission to the Board office of each of the following:

(1) Documentary evidence that the license or certificate holder remains in “active service” as required by Section 310.081(3)(e), Florida Statutes;

(a) Active service by a pilot shall be established by submitting documentation of the identity of and the number of vessels piloted during the prior biennial period. A pilot who regularly takes a turn on duty is in “active service.” Exceptions will be made from the “active service” definition for illness or injury not preventing performance as a pilot for more than twelve (12) consecutive months.

(b) Active service by a deputy pilot shall be established by submitting a certification, from the licensed state pilots at the port being served during the prior beinnial period, of availability and satisfactory training in accordance with the approved training plan.

(2) The biennial fee required by Section 310.121(2), Florida Statutes, and specified in Rule 61G14-14.004, F.A.C.;

(3) Annual documentary evidence of continued good physical and mental health required by Sections 310.073, and 310.081, Florida Statutes and Rule 61G14-20.001, F.A.C.; and

(4) Certificate of successful completion of a Board-approved course in professional skills including certification in the proper and efficient use of radar.

Specific Authority 310.081(3) FS. Law Implemented 310.073, 310.081(3), 310.091(3), 310.121(2) FS. History–New_______.


THE PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE PROPOSED RULE IS: Robyn Barineau, Executive Director, Board of Pilot Commissioners, 1940 North Monroe Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0783.