The Federal Maritime Commission Newsroom

News

FMC Issues Final Rule in Docket No. 04-11 Updating Existing and Adding New Filing Fees

February 25, 2005

NR 05-03

CONTACT: Bryant L. VanBrakle, Secretary (202) 523-5725

The Federal Maritime Commission has updated existing filing fees and added a new filing fee that will become effective April 4, 2005. In adopting the updated schedule of fees, the Commission noted that current fees have been effective since 2002, and are no longer representative of the Commission's actual costs for providing such services. The Commission is establishing a separate fee for the filing of terminal exempt agreements. Currently, the Commission maintains the same filing fee for carrier and terminal exempt agreements, however terminal exempt agreements generally require less processing time; consequently, the Commission established a separate filing fee for terminal exempt agreements.

A summary of the updated fee schedule is attached.


*    *    *    *    *

Federal Maritime Commission
Summary of Fees
Effective April 4, 2005

 

 

CFR REFERENCE

 

APPLICATION OR SERVICE

 

CURRENT FEE

PART 502

Rules of Practice and Procedure

 

502.51(a)

502.68(a)(3)

502.69(b)

Petitions

Declaratory Orders

Petitions

241.00

502.271(d)(5)

Special Dockets

77.00

502.62(g)

502.182

Formal Complaints

221.00

502.304(b)

Informal Procedures

 67.00

PART 503

Public Administration

 

503.43(c)(1),(2),(3)

Search, review and copying of documents

5 cents per page with min. $4.75

$19/hour clerical/administrative personnel

$48/hour for professional/executive personnel

$79/hour FOIA review

$19/minimum charge for record search

Various

503.43(c)(4)

503.69(b)(1)(2)

Validation of Documents

94.00

503.43(d)

Mailing List

9.00

503.43(e)

Non-Attorney Admission to Practice

104.00

PART 515

Licensing, Financial Responsibility Requirements, and General Duties for Ocean Transportation Intermediaries

 

515.5(b)(1)

Application for License

825.00

515.5(b)(3)

Supplementary Investigation

225.00

515.5(b)(2)

Application for Status Change or License Transfer

525.00

515.34

Sale to Public of RPI

108.00

PART 520

Carrier Automated Tariffs

 

520.14(c)(1)

Application for Special Permission

195.00

PART 530

Service Contracts

 

530.10(c)

Clerical Errors on Service Contracts

315.00

 

 

 

PART 535

Agreements by Ocean Common Carriers and Other Persons Subject to the Shipping Act of 1984

 

535.401(g)

New Agreement Requiring Commission Review

1,780.00

535.401(g)

Agreement Amendments Requiring Commission Review

851.00

535.401(g)

Agreement Filing Review under Delegated Authority

397.00

535.401(g)

Carrier Exempt Agreement Filings

138.00

535.401(g)

Terminal Exempt Agreement Filings

75.00

535.401(h)

Database Report on Effective Carrier Agreements

6.00

PART 540

Passenger Vessel Financial Responsibility

 

540.4(b)

Passenger Vessel Certificate (Performance)

Addition or substitution of vessel

2,767.00

1,382.00

540.23(b)

Passenger Vessel Certificate (Casualty)

Addition or substitution of vessel

1,206.00

605.00

PART 550

Regulations to Adjust or Meet Conditions Unfavorable to Shipping in the Foreign Trade of the United States

 

550.402

Petitions

241.00

PART 555

Actions to Address Adverse Conditions Affecting U.S.-Flag Carriers that do not Exist for Foreign Carriers in the United States

 

555.4(a)

Petitions

241.00

PART 560

Actions to Address Conditions Unduly Impairing Access of U.S.-Flag Vessels to Ocean Trade Between Foreign Ports

 

560.3(a)(2)

Petitions

241.00