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WAC 480-30-076

Regulatory fees.

A regulatory fee is an annual assessment paid by each company to cover the costs of regulation.
(1) Auto transportation company regulatory fees. The maximum auto transportation company regulatory fee is set by statute at two-fifths of one percent of gross intrastate operating revenue.
(a) The maximum regulatory fee is assessed each year, unless the commission issues an order establishing the regulatory fee at an amount less than the statutory maximum.
(b) The minimum fee that an auto transportation company must pay is twenty dollars.
(c) The twenty dollar minimum regulatory fee is waived for any auto transportation company with less than five thousand dollars in gross intrastate operating revenue.
(d) Each auto transportation company must pay its regulatory fee by May 1st of each year.
(2) Charter and excursion carrier regulatory fees. The charter and excursion carrier regulatory fee is established by commission order.
(a) The minimum fee a charter and excursion carrier must pay is the amount established for a single vehicle.
(b) Each charter and excursion carrier must pay its regulatory fee on or before May 1st of each year.
(3) Extension of time to pay regulatory fees. The commission cannot grant extensions for payment of regulatory fees.
(4) Penalties for late fees. If a company does not pay its regulatory fee by the due date established in this rule, the commission will assess an automatic late fee of two percent of the amount due, plus one percent interest for each month the fee remains unpaid.
(5) The commission may take action to suspend or cancel a certificate, if a company fails to pay its regulatory fee.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 80.01.040, 80.04.160, 80.54.020, and 80.54.060. WSR 16-02-076 (Docket TE-151080, General Order R-583), § 480-30-076, filed 1/4/16, effective 2/4/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 80.01.040, 81.04.160, 81.12.050, 81.68.030, and 81.70.270. WSR 06-13-006 (General Order No. R-533, Docket No. TC-020497), § 480-30-076, filed 6/8/06, effective 7/9/06.]
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