§ 381.103 Filings.
(a)Submittal of fees. Except as provided in §§ 274.201(e) and 381.106, a fee in the amount set forth in this part shall accompany each filing for which a fee has been established.
(1) Any filing that is not accompanied by either the fee established for that filing or a petition for waiver in accordance with § 381.106(b) is deficient.
(2) The Secretary will inform any person submitting a deficient filing that:
(i) Such filing will be rejected unless the appropriate fee is submitted within a time specified by the Secretary;
(ii) The Commission will not process any filing that is deficient under this paragraph; and
(iii) The date of filing is the date on which the Commission receives the appropriate fee.
(3) This provision does not preclude a determination that a filing is deficient for any other reason.
(c)Choice of two or more fees. If a filing for one service or benefit may be considered as falling within two or more categories or services for which a fee is established, that filing must be accompanied by the higher or highest of the applicable fees.