FMC Considers Various Changes to User Fees
The Federal Maritime Commission will accept public input by April 18 on a proposal to amend its user fees in various ways, as outlined below.
- increase the fees for filing complaints and certain petitions; records searches, document copying and admissions to practice; paper filing of ocean transportation intermediary applications; filing applications for special permission; and filing agreements
- decrease the fees for reviewing Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests; revising clerical errors on service contracts; revising clerical errors on non-vessel-operating common carrier service agreements; and FMC services to passenger vessel operators
- repeal four existing fees for adding interested parties to a specific docket mailing list; the Regulated Persons Index database; database reports on Effective Carrier Agreements; and filing petitions for rulemaking
- add a new fee for requests for expedited review of an agreement filing