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FMC Announces Batch Filing Certification Session

April 5, 1999

FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION

BATCH FILING CERTIFICATION

Washington, D.C. 20573

NR 99-9


CONTACT GEORGE D. BOWERS at (202) 523-5834

FOR RELEASE APRIL 5, 1999

On April 22-23, 1999, the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) will conduct a session for certification and re-certification for service contract filing under option 2 ("dial-up") of the Commission's final interim rules for the filing of service contracts on or after May 1, 1999. The option 2 filing system will be available to receive filings on May 1, 1999. Parties who wish to register for batch filing certification under the new dial-up system will be charged the user fee consistent with the Commission's interim regulations, 46 CFR ยง 530.11(c)(5).

Scheduling of certification or recertification appointments for the batch filing capability should be made through FMC, Office of Information Resources Management, Ms. Pat N. Gorski, (202) 523-5835. The registration cutoff date for this period is April 20, 1999.