Public Hearing on VIPA Marine Tariff Set for March 21


Virgin Islands Port Authority

A public hearing is scheduled for 5:30 p.m., Thursday, March 21, to discuss proposed amendments to the Virgin Islands Port Authority’s (VIPA) Marine Tariff. The hearing will be held in the Crown Bay Center conference room at the Austin “Babe” Monsanto Marine Terminal, 161-A Sub Base, St. Thomas, and via teleconference in VIPA’s conference room on the second floor of the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport Terminal on St. Croix.

The VIPA Board of Governors, at its Jan. 31 meeting, authorized the executive director to amend Section J of the VIPA’s Marine Tariff as follows:
· Amend free cargo storage time from five days to two days on St. Croix;
· Amend free cargo storage time at the Crown Bay Sandfill on St. Thomas to 12 hours for inbound cargo and no free time for outbound cargo;
· Added the restriction of hazardous material storage in compliance with the U.S. Coast Guard’s Part 33 Code and Federal Regulations (CFR) 154 – “Facilities Transferring Oil or Hazardous Material in Bulk;” and
· Require that an agent or person in charge is identified for all cargo stored on VIPA property.

For more information, contact VIPA’s Public Information Officer Monifa Brathwaite at 774-1629 or