221.7 Applications and fees.§ 221.7 Applications and fees.
(a) Applications. Whenever written approval of the Maritime Administrator is required for transfers to Noncitizens or to foreign registry or Operation Under Authority of a Foreign Country, or pursuant to a Maritime Administration contract or Order, an application on Maritime Administration Form MA-29 or MA-29B giving full particulars of the proposed transaction shall be filed with the Vessel Transfer Officer.
(b) Fees. Applications for written approval of any of the following transactions shall be accompanied by the specified fee:
(1) Transactions requiring approval for:
|(i) Sale and delivery by a Citizen of the United States to a Noncitizen, or Transfer to foreign registry or Operation Under Authority of a Foreign Country, of a Documented Vessel, per vessel -|
|(A) Of 1,000 gross tons and over||$325|
|(B) Of less than 1,000 gross tons||170|
|(ii) Transfer of any interest in, or control of, a Documented Vessel owned by a Citizen of the United States to a Noncitizen, per vessel||250|
|(iii) Charter of a Documented Vessel owned by a Citizen of the United States to a Noncitizen, per vessel||250|
|(iv) Sale or Transfer of an interest in or the control of an interest in an entity that is a Citizen of the United States and owns, or is the direct or indirect parent of an entity that owns, any Documented Vessel, if by such sale or Transfer the Controlling Interest in such entity is vested in, or held for the benefit of, any Noncitizen||325|
(2) Transactions requiring written approval pursuant to a Maritime Administration contract or Order:
|(i) Transfer of ownership or registry, or, both, of the vessel, per vessel||$260|
|(ii) Sale or Transfer of any interest in the owner of the vessel, if by such sale or Transfer the Controlling Interest in the owner is vested in, or held for the benefit of, a Noncitizen, per vessel||235|
|(iii) Charter of the vessel to a Noncitizen, per vessel||240|
(c) Modification of applications or approvals. An application for modification of any pending application or prior approval, or of an outstanding Maritime Administration contract or Order, shall be accompanied by the fee established for the original application.
(d) Reduction or waiver of fees. The Maritime Administrator, in appropriate circumstances, and upon a written finding, may reduce any fee imposed by paragraph (b) or (c) of this section, or may waive the fee entirely in extenuating circumstances where the interest of the United States Government would be served.[57 FR 23478, June 3, 1992, as amended at 63 FR 6880, Feb. 11, 1998]