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8/12/2014: Amendment of vessel documentation renewal fees

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The Coast Guard published a final rule amending its regulations to separately list an annual fee for renewals of endorsements upon the Certificate of Documentation. The Coast Guard is required to establish user fees for services related to the documentation of vessels.

This final rule will separately list a fee of $26 to cover the current costs of the vessel documentation services provided by the Coast Guard.

The Coast Guard last promulgated user fees for vessel documentation services on November 15, 1993. Since then, renewal costs have increased and existing fees do not cover the operating and overhead costs associated with vessel documentation and recording activities.

This final rule is effective November 10, 2014.

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