Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
This notice announces fees for vessel sanitation inspections for fiscal year 2008 (October 1, 2007, through September 30, 2008).
Effective Date: October 1, 2007.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Jaret Ames, Chief, Vessel Sanitation Program, National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 4770 Buford Highway, NE., Mailstop F-23, Atlanta, Georgia 30341-3724, telephone (770) 488-3139, E-mail: Dforney@cdc.gov.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
Purpose and Background
The fee schedule for sanitation inspections of passenger cruise ships inspected under the Vessel Sanitation Program (VSP) was first published in the Federal Register on November 24, 1987 (52 FR 45019), and CDC began collecting fees on March 1, 1988. Since then, CDC has published the fee schedule annually. This notice announces fees effective October 1, 2007.
The formula used to determine the fees is as follows:
The average cost per inspection is multiplied by a size/cost factor to determine the fee for vessels in each size category. The size/cost factor was established in the proposed fee schedule published in the Federal Register on July 17, 1987 (52 FR 27060), and revised twice and published in the Federal Register on November 28, 1989 (54 FR 48942) and November 21, 2005 (70 FR 70078). The revised size/cost factor is presented in Appendix A.
The fee schedule (Appendix A) will be effective October 1, 2007, through September 30, 2008. If travel expenses continue to increase, the fees may need adjustment before September 30, 2008, because travel constitutes a sizable portion of VSP's costs. If an adjustment is necessary, a notice will be published in the Federal Register 30 days before the effective date.
The fees will apply to all passenger cruise vessels for which inspections are conducted as part of CDC's VSP.Start Signature
Dated: September 26, 2007.
James D. Seligman,
Chief Information Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
|Vessel Size||GRT 1||Approximate cost ($US) per GRT|
|Extra Small||< 3,001||0.25|
|Mega *||> 120,001||3.00|
|Vessel Size||GRT 1||Fee ($US)|
|Extra Small||< 3,000||1,300|
|1 Gross register tonnage in cubic feet, as shown in Lloyd's Register of Shipping.|
|* New Vessel Size Category.|
Inspections and reinspections involve the same procedure, require the same amount of time, and are therefore charged at the same rate.End Supplemental Information
[FR Doc. E7-19609 Filed 10-3-07; 8:45 am]
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