(a) A fee will be assessed each quota year for each license to defray the Department's costs of administering the licensing system. To the extent practicable, the fee will be announced by the Licensing Authority in a notice published in the Federal Register no later than August 31 of the year preceding the quota year for which the fee is assessed.
(b) The license fee for each license issued is due and payable in full by mail or electronic submission, postmarked or electronically submitted in accordance with § 6.36(b), no later than May 1 of the year for which the license is issued. The fee for any license issued after May 1 of any quota year is due and payable in full by mail or electronic submission, postmarked or electronically submitted in accordance with § 6.36(b), no later than 30 days from the date of issuance of the license. Fee payments, if made by mail, shall be made by certified check or money order payable to the Treasurer of the United States. Fee payments, if made electronically, shall be made utilizing the electronic software designated for the purpose by the Licensing Authority.
(c) If the license fee is not paid by the final payment date, a hold will be placed on the use of the license and no articles will be permitted entry under that license. The Licensing Authority shall send a warning letter by certified mail, return receipt requested, advising the licensee that if payment is not mailed in accordance with § 6.36(b) or received within 21 days from the date of the letter, that the license will be revoked. Where the license at issue is a historical license, this will result, pursuant to § 6.23(b), in the person's loss of historical eligibility for such license.
(d) Licensees may elect not to accept certain licenses issued to them; however, the Licensing Authority must be so notified by mail or electronic e-mail, postmarked or electronically submitted in accordance with § 6.36(b) no later than May 1 of the year for which the license is issued.