46 CFR 280.9 - Special rules for last year of ODS agreement.
(a) Reduction in payment of ODS. ODS payable during the last year of any ODS agreement shall be reduced, as provided in paragraph (b) of this section, if on a cumulative basis for each quarter of the calendar year:
(1) Less than 50 percent of the inbound gross freight revenue earned on the inbound leg of a service, or
(2) Less than 50 percent of the outbound gross freight revenue earned on the outbound leg of a service, is earned from the carriage of competitive cargo. Any reduction required by this paragraph is in addition to any reduction in ODS payable for the preceding calendar year as required by paragraph (b) (3) of § 280.4.
(1) Quarterly voucher. As required by paragraph (a) of this section, the amount payable on the ODS voucher for the last month of any quarter of the last calendar year is to be reduced by an amount determined by applying the table in paragraph (b)(3) of § 280.4 to the cumulative ODS payable.
(i) Vouchers for subsequent months. If the total amount of reduction required to be made pursuant to (b)(3) of § 280.4 or paragraph (b)(1) of this section or both, is greater than the amount of ODS payable on the ODS vouchers for the last month of the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd quarter of the last calendar year, the operator shall carry an amount equal to this excess forward to one or more of the months subsequent to such quarter of the last calendar year as a reduction in the ODS payable on the ODS voucher for any such subsequent months.
(ii) Voucher in the final quarter. If the amount of reduction required by paragraph (b)(1) of this section is greater than the amount of ODS payable on the ODS voucher for the last month of the final quarter of the last calendar year, the Maritime Administrator may apply an amount equal to this excess as a reduction of any outstanding ODS payable to the operator for the last calendar year or any preceding years.
(c) Reporting requirements. During the last year of the ODS agreement, the operator shall submit a report to the Secretary (two copies) and to the Region Director (one copy) for each quarter of the calendar year, providing for each such quarter on a cumulative basis for the calendar year, the information required by paragraph (a) of § 280.7. The reports required by this paragraph shall be submitted concurrently with the operator's vouchers for the 3rd, 6th, 9th and 12th months of the calendar year. Each report submitted pursuant to this paragraph is also subject to the other applicable requirements of § 280.7.
(d) Cumulative quarterly accounting. The calculations required under this section shall be made on the basis of the cumulative voyages terminated from the beginning of the calendar year through the reported quarterly period.
(e) Special procedures. Whenever the Maritime Administrator, Department of Transportation determines that the provisions of this section may fail at any time to protect the interests of the Maritime Administration, the Maritime Administrator may take any measures necessary to ensure against an overpayment of ODS or to ensure the prompt repayment of any such overpayment.
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