(23) Yearly fee.— (A) In general .— With respect to each loan approved under this subsection, the Administration shall assess, collect, and retain a fee, not to exceed 0.55 percent per year of the outstanding balance of the deferred participation share of the loan, in an amount established once annually by the Administration in the Administration’s annual budget request to Congress, as necessary to reduce to zero the cost to the Administration of making guarantees under this subsection. As used in this paragraph, the term “cost” has the meaning given that term in section 661a of title 2 . (B) Payer .— The yearly fee assessed under subparagraph (A) shall be payable by the participating lender and shall not be charged to the borrower. (C) Lowering of borrower fees .— If the Administration determines that fees paid by lenders and by small business borrowers for guarantees under this subsection may be reduced, consistent with reducing to zero the cost to the Administration of making such guarantees— (i) the Administration shall first consider reducing fees paid by small business borrowers under clauses (i) through (iii) of paragraph (18)(A), to the maximum extent possible; and (ii) fees paid by small business borrowers shall not be increased above the levels in effect on December 8, 2004 .


15 USC § 636(b)(23)

Scoping language

As used in this paragraph
Is this correct? or