49 CFR 1002.2 - Filing fees.

§ 1002.2 Filing fees.
(a) Manner of payment.
(1) Except as specified in this section, all filing fees will be payable at the time and place the application, petition, notice, tariff, contract summary, or other document is tendered for filing. Filing fees for tariffs, including schedules, and contract summaries, including supplements (Item 78), and filing fees for documents submitted for recording (Item 83) may be charged to accounts established by the Board in accordance with paragraph (a)(2) of this section.
(2) Billing account procedure. Form STB-1032 must be submitted to the Board's Section of Financial Services to establish STB billing accounts for filing fees for tariffs and for documents submitted for recording.
(3) Fees will be payable to the Surface Transportation Board, by check payable in United States currency drawn upon funds deposited in a United States or foreign bank or other financial institution, money order payable in United States currency, or by credit card.
(b) Any filing that is not accompanied by the appropriate filing fee, payment via credit card or STB billing account, or a request for waiver of the fee, is deficient. However, the Board may find that a tariff which is submitted without the appropriate filing fee is deficient and reject the tariff filing, if the filer repeatedly fails to submit the appropriate filing fee after the Board has advised the filer of the proper filing fee and tariff filing procedures.
(c) Fees not refundable. Fees will be assessed for every filing in the type of proceeding listed in the schedule of fees contained in paragraph (f) of this section, subject to the exceptions contained in paragraphs (d) and (e) of this section. After the application, petition, notice, tariff, contract, or other document has been accepted for filing by the Board, the filing fee will not be refunded, regardless of whether the application, petition, notice, tariff, contract, or other document is granted or approved, denied, rejected before docketing, dismissed, or withdrawn. If an individual exemption proceeding becomes a matter of general applicability and is handled through the rulemaking process, the Board will refund the filing fee.
(d) Related or consolidated proceedings.
(1)
(i) Except as provided for in paragraph (d)(1)(ii) of this section, separate fees need not be paid for related applications filed by the same applicant that would be the subject of one proceeding.
(ii) In proceedings filed under the rail consolidation procedures at 49 CFR part 1180, the applicable filing fee must be paid for each proceeding submitted concurrently with the primary application. The fee for each type of proceeding is set forth in the fee schedule contained in paragraph (f) of this section.
(2) A separate fee will be assessed for the filing of an application for temporary authority to operate a motor carrier of passengers as provided for in paragraph (f)(5) of this section regardless of whether such application is related to a corresponding transfer proceeding as provided for in paragraph (f)(2) of this section.
(3) The Board may reject concurrently filed applications, petitions, notices, contracts, or other documents asserted to be related and refund the filing fee if, in its judgment, they embrace two or more severable matters which should be the subject of separate proceedings.
(e) Waiver or reduction of filing fees. It is the general policy of the Board not to waive or reduce filing fees except as described below:
(1) Filing fees are waived for an application or other proceeding which is filed by a federal government agency, or a state or local government entity. For purposes of this section the phrases “federal government agency” or “government entity” do not include a quasi-governmental corporation or government subsidized transportation company.
(2) In extraordinary situations the Board will accept requests for waivers or fee reductions in accordance with the following procedure:
(i) When to request. At the time that a filing is submitted to the Board the applicant may request a waiver or reduction of the fee prescribed in this part. Such request should be addressed to the Chief, Section of Administration, Office of Proceedings, Surface Transportation Board.
(ii) Basis. The applicant must show the waiver or reduction of the fee is in the best interest of the public, or that payment of the fee would impose an undue hardship upon the requestor.
(iii) Board action. The Chief, Section of Administration, Office of Proceedings, Surface Transportation Board will notify the applicant of the decision to grant or deny the request for waiver or reduction.
(f) Schedule of filing fees.
Type of proceeding Fee
PART I: Non-Rail Applications or Proceedings to Enter Upon a Particular Financial Transaction or Joint Arrangement:
(1) An application for the pooling or division of traffic $4,500
(2) (i) An application involving the purchase, lease, consolidation, merger, or acquisition of control of a motor carrier of passengers under 49 U.S.C. 14303 2,100
(ii) A petition for exemption under 49 U.S.C. 13541 (other than a rulemaking) filed by a non-rail carrier not otherwise covered 3,300
(iii) A petition to revoke an exemption filed under 49 U.S.C. 13541(d) 2,700
(3) An application for approval of a non-rail rate association agreement. 49 U.S.C. 13703 28,400
(4) An application for approval of an amendment to a non-rail rate association agreement:
(i) Significant amendment 4,700
(ii) Minor amendment 100
(5) An application for temporary authority to operate a motor carrier of passengers. 49 U.S.C. 14303(i) 500
(6) A notice of exemption for transaction within a motor passenger corporate family that does not result in adverse changes in service levels, significant operational changes, or a change in the competitive balance with motor passenger carriers outside the corporate family 1,700
(7)-(10) [Reserved]
PART II: Rail Licensing Proceedings other than Abandonment or Discontinuance Proceedings:
(11) (i) An application for a certificate authorizing the extension, acquisition, or operation of lines of railroad. 49 U.S.C. 10901 7,400
(ii) Notice of exemption under 49 CFR 115031-115035 1,800
(iii) Petition for exemption under 49 U.S.C. 10502 12,900
(12) (i) An application involving the construction of a rail line 76,700
(ii) A notice of exemption involving construction of a rail line under 49 CFR 115036 1,800
(iii) A petition for exemption under 49 U.S.C. 10502 involving construction of a rail line 76,700
(iv) A request for determination of a dispute involving a rail construction that crosses the line of another carrier under 49 U.S.C. 10902(d) 250
(13) A Feeder Line Development Program application filed under 49 U.S.C. 10907(b)(1)(A)(i) or 10907(b)(1)(A)(ii) 2,600
(14) (i) An application of a class II or class III carrier to acquire an extended or additional rail line under 49 U.S.C. 10902. 6,300
(ii) Notice of exemption under 49 CFR 115041-115045 1,800
(iii) Petition for exemption under 49 U.S.C. 10502 relating to an exemption from the provisions of 49 U.S.C. 10902 6,800
(15) A notice of a modified certificate of public convenience and necessity under 49 CFR 115021-115024 1,700
(16) An application for a land-use-exemption permit for a facility existing as of October 16, 2008 under 49 U.S.C. 10909 6,200
(17) An application for a land-use-exemption permit for a facility not existing as of October 16, 2008 under 49 U.S.C. 10909 21,700
(18)-(20) [Reserved]
PART III: Rail Abandonment or Discontinuance of Transportation Services Proceedings:
(21) (i) An application for authority to abandon all or a portion of a line of railroad or discontinue operation thereof filed by a railroad (except applications filed by Consolidated Rail Corporation pursuant to the Northeast Rail Service Act [Subtitle E of Title XI of Pub. L. 97-35], bankrupt railroads, or exempt abandonments) 22,800
(ii) Notice of an exempt abandonment or discontinuance under 49 CFR 1152.50 3,700
(iii) A petition for exemption under 49 U.S.C. 10502 6,500
(22) An application for authority to abandon all or a portion of a line of a railroad or operation thereof filed by Consolidated Rail Corporation pursuant to Northeast Rail Service Act. 450
(23) Abandonments filed by bankrupt railroads 1,900
(24) A request for waiver of filing requirements for abandonment application proceedings 1,800
(25) An offer of financial assistance under 49 U.S.C. 10904 relating to the purchase of or subsidy for a rail line proposed for abandonment 1,600
(26) A request to set terms and conditions for the sale of or subsidy for a rail line proposed to be abandoned 23,300
(27) (i) A request for a trail use condition in an abandonment proceeding under 16 U.S.C.1247(d) 250
(ii) A request to extend the period to negotiate a trail use agreement 450
(28)-(35) [Reserved]
PART IV: Rail Applications to Enter Upon a Particular Financial Transaction or Joint Arrangement:
(36) An application for use of terminal facilities or other applications under 49 U.S.C. 11102 19,400
(37) An application for the pooling or division of traffic. 49 U.S.C. 11322 10,500
(38) An application for two or more carriers to consolidate or merge their properties or franchises (or a part thereof) into one corporation for ownership, management, and operation of the properties previously in separate ownership. 49 U.S.C. 11324:
(i) Major transaction 1,533,500
(ii) Significant transaction 306,700
(iii) Minor transaction 7,600
(iv) Notice of an exempt transaction under 49 CFR 11802(d) 1,700
(v) Responsive application 7,600
(vi) Petition for exemption under 49 U.S.C. 10502 9,600
(vii) A request for waiver or clarification of regulations filed in a major financial proceeding as defined at 49 CFR 11802(a) 5,600
(39) An application of a non-carrier to acquire control of two or more carriers through ownership of stock or otherwise. 49 U.S.C. 11324:
(i) Major transaction 1,533,500
(ii) Significant transaction 306,700
(iii) Minor transaction 7,600
(iv) A notice of an exempt transaction under 49 CFR 11802(d) 1,300
(v) Responsive application 7,600
(vi) Petition for exemption under 49 U.S.C. 10502 9,600
(vii) A request for waiver or clarification of regulations filed in a major financial proceeding as defined at 49 CFR 11802(a) 5,600
(40) An application to acquire trackage rights over, joint ownership in, or joint use of any railroad lines owned and operated by any other carrier and terminals incidental thereto. 49 U.S.C. 11324:
(i) Major transaction 1,533,500
(ii) Significant transaction 306,700
(iii) Minor transaction 7,600
(iv) Notice of an exempt transaction under 49 CFR 11802(d) 1,200
(v) Responsive application 7,600
(vi) Petition for exemption under 49 U.S.C. 10502 9,600
(vii) A request for waiver or clarification of regulations filed in a major financial proceeding as defined at 49 CFR 11802(a) 5,600
(41) An application of a carrier or carriers to purchase, lease, or contract to operate the properties of another, or to acquire control of another by purchase of stock or otherwise. 49 U.S.C. 11324:
(i) Major transaction 1,533,500
(ii) Significant transaction 306,700
(iii) Minor transaction 7,600
(iv) Notice of an exempt transaction under 49 CFR 11802(d) 1,400
(v) Responsive application 7,600
(vi) Petition for exemption under 49 U.S.C. 10502 6,800
(vii) A request for waiver or clarification of regulations filed in a major financial proceeding as defined at 49 CFR 11802(a) 5,600
(42) Notice of a joint project involving relocation of a rail line under 49 CFR 11802(d)(5) 2,400
(43) An application for approval of a rail rate association agreement. 49 U.S.C. 10706 71,800
(44) An application for approval of an amendment to a rail rate association agreement. 49 U.S.C. 10706:
(i) Significant amendment 13,300
(ii) Minor amendment 100
(45) An application for authority to hold a position as officer or director under 49 U.S.C. 11328 800
(46) A petition for exemption under 49 U.S.C. 10502 (other than a rulemaking) filed by rail carrier not otherwise covered 8,200
(47) National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) conveyance proceeding under 45 U.S.C. 562 250
(48) National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) compensation proceeding under Section 402(a) of the Rail Passenger Service Act 250
(49)-(55) [Reserved]
PART V: Formal Proceedings:
(56) A formal complaint alleging unlawful rates or practices of carriers:
(i) A formal complaint filed under the coal rate guidelines (Stand-Alone Cost Methodology) alleging unlawful rates and/or practices of rail carriers under 49 U.S.C. 10704(c)(1) 350
(ii) A formal complaint involving rail maximum rates filed under the Simplified-SAC methodology 350
(iii) A formal complaint involving rail maximum rates filed under the Three Benchmark methodology 150
(iv) All other formal complaints (except competitive access complaints) 350
(v) Competitive access complaints 150
(vi) A request for an order compelling a rail carrier to establish a common carrier rate 250
(57) A complaint seeking or a petition requesting institution of an investigation seeking the prescription or division of joint rates or charges. 49 U.S.C. 10705 9,100
(58) A petition for declaratory order:
(i) A petition for declaratory order involving a dispute over an existing rate or practice which is comparable to a complaint proceeding 1,000
(ii) All other petitions for declaratory order 1,400
(59) An application for shipper antitrust immunity. 49 U.S.C. 10706(a)(5)(A) 7,200
(60) Labor arbitration proceedings 250
(61) (i) An appeal of a Surface Transportation Board decision on the merits or petition to revoke an exemption pursuant to 49 U.S.C. 10502(d) 250
(ii) An appeal of a Surface Transportation Board decision on procedural matters except discovery rulings 350
(62) Motor carrier undercharge proceedings 250
(63) (i) Expedited relief for service inadequacies: A request for expedited relief under 49 U.S.C. 11123 and 49 CFR part 1146 for service emergency 250
(ii) Expedited relief for service inadequacies: A request for temporary relief under 49 U.S.C. 10705 and 11102, and 49 CFR part 1147 for service inadequacy 250
(64) A request for waiver or clarification of regulations except one filed in an abandonment or discontinuance proceeding, or in a major financial proceeding as defined at 49 CFR 11802(a) 600
(65)-(75) [Reserved]
PART VI: Informal Proceedings:
(76) An application for authority to establish released value rates or ratings for motor carriers and freight forwarders of household goods under 49 U.S.C. 14706 1,200
(77) An application for special permission for short notice or the waiver of other tariff publishing requirements 100
(78) The filing of tariffs, including supplements, or contract summaries 1 per page. (25 min. charge.)
(79) Special docket applications from rail and water carriers:
(i) Applications involving $25,000 or less 75
(ii) Applications involving over $25,000 150
(80) Informal complaint about rail rate applications 600
(81) Tariff reconciliation petitions from motor common carriers:
(i) Petitions involving $25,000 or less 75
(ii) Petitions involving over $25,000 150
(82) Request for a determination of the applicability or reasonableness of motor carrier rates under 49 U.S.C. 13710(a)(2) and (3) 250
(83) Filing of documents for recordation. 49 U.S.C. 11301 and 49 CFR 1177.3(c). $42 per document.
(84) Informal opinions about rate applications (all modes) 250
(85) A railroad accounting interpretation 1,100
(86) (i) A request for an informal opinion not otherwise covered 1,500
(ii) A proposal to use on a voting trust agreement pursuant to 49 CFR part 1013 and 49 CFR 11804(b)(4)(iv) in connection with a major control proceeding as defined at 49 CFR 11802(a) 5,200
(iii) A request for an informal opinion on a voting trust agreement pursuant to 49 CFR 1013.3(a) not otherwise covered 500
(87) Arbitration of Certain Disputes Subject to the Statutory Jurisdiction of the Surface Transportation Board under 49 CFR part 1108:
(i) Complaint 75
(ii) Answer (per defendant), Unless Declining to Submit to Any Arbitration 75
(iii) Third Party Complaint 75
(iv) Third Party Answer (per defendant), Unless Declining to Submit to Any Arbitration 75
(v) Appeals of Arbitration Decisions or Petitions to Modify or Vacate an Arbitration Award 150
(88) Basic fee for STB adjudicatory services not otherwise covered 250
(89)-(95) [Reserved]
PART VII: Services:
(96) Messenger delivery of decision to a railroad carrier's Washington, DC, agent 33 per delivery.
(97) Request for service or pleading list for proceedings 25 per list.
(98) Processing the paperwork related to a request for the Carload Waybill Sample to be used in a Surface Transportation Board or State proceeding that:
(i) Does not require a Federal Register notice:
(a) Set cost portion 150
(b) Sliding cost portion $48 per party.
(ii) Does require a Federal Register notice:
(a) Set cost portion 400
(b) Sliding cost portion $48 per party.
(99) (i) Application fee for the Surface Transportation Board's Practitioners' Exam 150
(ii) Practitioners' Exam Information Package 25
(100) Carload Waybill Sample data:
(i) Requests for Public Use File for all years prior to the most current year Carload Waybill Sample data available, provided on CD-R $250 per year.
(ii) Specialized programming for Waybill requests to the Board $112 per hour.
(g) Returned check policy.
(1) If a check submitted to the Board for a filing or service fee is dishonored by a bank or financial institution on which it is drawn, the Board will notify the person who submitted the check that:
(i) All work will be suspended on the filing or proceeding, other than a tariff filing, until the check is made good;
(ii) A returned check charge of $20.00 and any bank charges incurred by the Board as a result of the dishonored check must be submitted with the filing fee which is outstanding; and
(iii) If payment is not made within the time specified by the Board, the proceeding will be dismissed or the filing may be rejected.
(2) If a person repeatedly submits dishonored checks to the Board for filing fees, the Board may notify the person that all future filing fees must be submitted in the form of a certified or cashier's check or a money order.
[49 FR 18492, May 1, 1984]
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