04 NCAC 17 .0205 RATES: FEES AND PENALTIES
(a) Dockage will be computed on the basis of overall length of vessel.
(b) An annual fee of two dollars and fifty cents ($2.50) per lineal foot or fractional part thereof shall be charged all commercial fishing vessels using the Wanchese Seafood Industrial Park docks, tie‑up space alongside the concrete dock and for second or third boat abreast mooring.
(c) A annual fee of five dollars and fifty cents ($5.50) per lineal foot or fractional part thereof shall be charged all vessels or other water craft other than commercial fishing vessels using the Wanchese Seafood Industrial Park docks, tie‑up space alongside the concrete dock and for second or third boat abreast mooring.
(d) The fee shall be paid, in advance, on an annual or semiannual basis for docking privileges.
(e) Checks should be made payable to the NC Seafood Industrial Park Authority and mailed to: Administrator, Wanchese Seafood Industrial Park, P.O. Box 549, Wanchese, N.C. 27981, or payment may be delivered to the Office of Administration, Wanchese Seafood Industrial Park, Harbor Road, Wanchese, N.C.
(f) A permit will be issued upon payment of annual or semiannual dockage fees, and a decal will be provided which must be displayed on the vessel so as to be seen from the dock.
(g) Payment of annual or semiannual fees shall entitle a vessel to docking privileges for normal turnaround time between trips, using any available dock space under the jurisdiction of the park authority on a first come, first served basis. Normal turnaround time shall mean not more than 14 days between trips.
(h) Any extra time beyond 14 days must be specifically authorized by Dock Security or the park administrator and will be assessed at a per diem rate of twenty‑five cents ($0.25) per linear foot for commercial fishing vessels and fifty cents ($0.50) per linear foot for recreational vessels and all other water craft.
(i) A commercial fishing vessel without an annual or semiannual permit desiring to dock for any portion of a 24‑hour period, or on a daily basis, will be assessed at a daily rate of twenty‑five cents ($0.25) per foot (LOA). The daily rate for all other vessels meeting authorization criteria for dockage will be fifty cents ($0.50) per foot (LOA). Daily fees must be paid in advance upon tieing up or at the earliest time that park staff is on hand to collect payment.
(j) During periods of storm in the area or offshore, the docks may be used as a harbor of refuge. In this event, all vessels requiring refuge from the elements may dock at the facility on a first come, first served basis and no fee will be charged any vessel during such period. When the necessity for the use of the facilities as a harbor of refuge no longer exists, vessels must leave the premises within 24 hours or be subject to the normal fee provisions contained in this Section in Rule .0202.
(k) A fee in the amount of twenty‑five dollars ($25.00) will be assessed against any vessel leaving refuse on the dock. In addition, a fine of up to fifty dollars ($50.00) may be assessed against any vessel departing the premises and leaving behind trash, debris, equipment, or other material requiring cleanup by the park administrator.
(l) A service fee of twenty‑five dollars ($25.00) will be charged any vessel taking on water by means of a metered fire hydrant along with charges for actual water usage according to the water rate schedule established by the authority for all users within the Seafood Park.
(m) A fine of up to fifty dollars ($50.00) shall be assessed against any vessel whose crew is found to have thrown trash, debris, or fish into the harbor while berthed at the authority dock.
(n) Dockage fees shall not include payment for water, electricity or other ancillary services.
History Note: Authority G.S. 113‑315.29(8),(9),(10); 113‑315.34;
ARRC Objection Lodged January 19, 1989;
Eff. July 1, 1989.