42 U.S. Code § 7178 - Federal Energy Regulatory Commission fees and annual charges
The fees or annual charges assessed shall be computed on the basis of methods that the Commission determines, by rule, to be fair and equitable.
The Commission may assess fees and charges under this section by making estimates based on data available to the Commission at the time of assessment.
The Commission shall provide that the fees and charges assessed under this section shall be paid by the end of the fiscal year for which they were assessed.
The Commission shall, after the completion of a fiscal year, make such adjustments in the assessments for such fiscal year as may be necessary to eliminate any overrecovery or underrecovery of its total costs, and any overcharging or undercharging of any person.
All moneys received under this section shall be credited to the general fund of the Treasury.
The Commission may waive all or part of any fee or annual charge assessed under this section for good cause shown.
Section was enacted as part of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1986, and not as part of the Department of Energy Organization Act which comprises this chapter.