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Title 33: Navigation and Navigable Waters
PART 242—FLOOD PLAIN MANAGEMENT SERVICES PROGRAM ESTABLISHMENT OF FEES FOR COST RECOVERY
§242.6 Fee schedule.
Authority: Section 321 of Pub. L. 101-640, 74 Stat. 500 (33 U.S.C. 709a).
Source: 56 FR 54712, Oct. 22, 1991, unless otherwise noted.
This part gives general instructions on the implementation of section 321 of Public Law 101-640, 74 Stat. 500 (33 U.S.C. 709a) as it applies to the use of a Fee Schedule for recovering the cost of providing Flood Plain Management Services to Federal agencies and private persons.
This part applies to all HQUSACE elements, Major Subordinate Commands, and District Commands of the Corps of Engineers having Civil Works responsibilities.
The references in paragraphs (b) and (c) of this section may be obtained from USACE Pub. Depot, CEIM-SP-D, 2803 52d Avenue, Hyattsville, MD 20781-1102.
(a) Section 321, Public Law 101-640, 74 Stat. 500 (33 U.S.C. 709a).
(b) Corps of Engineers Engineering Regulation 1105-2-100, Planning Guidance Notebook.
(c) Corps of Engineers Engineering Pamphlet 37-1-4, Cost of Doing Business.
As used in this part:
Private persons means all entities in the private sector, including but not limited to individuals, private institutions, sole proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations.
Total cost means total labor charges which include adjustments for benefits, administrative overhead, and technical indirect costs. These terms are described in the reference in §242.3 (c).
(a) The Corps of Engineers Flood Plain Management Services Program provides a wide range of flood plain and related assistance upon request. Depending on the complexity of the request, either a nonnegotiated Fee Schedule or a negotiated agreement will be used to recover the cost of services provided to Federal agencies and private persons. This part involves only the nonnegotiated Fee Schedule.
(b) State, regional, or local governments or other non-Federal public agencies will be provided Flood Plain Management Services without charge.
§242.6 Fee schedule.
(a) General. The Fee Schedule described in this section will be used to recover the cost for Flood Plain Management Services requiring more than ten minutes and up to one work day to provide. The Fee Schedule has been designed to minimize administrative costs and to allow the flexibility needed to recover the approximate total costs for services provided to Federal agencies and private persons.
(b) Level of effort. For establishing charges, services covered by the Fee Schedule have been divided into five levels as follows:
(1) Level 1 includes the provision of basic information from readily available data that does not require technical evaluation or documentation and is transmitted by form letter to the customer.
(2) Level 2 includes the provision of information from readily available data that requires minimal technical evaluation and is transmitted by form letter to the customer.
(3) Level 3 includes the provision of information that requires some file search, a brief technical evaluation, and documentation of results by a form letter or brief composed letter to the customer.
(4) Level 4 includes the provision of information and assistance that requires moderate file search, a brief technical evaluation, and documentation of results in a composed letter to the customer.
(5) Level 5 includes the provision of information and assistance that requires significant file search or retrieval of archived data, a moderate technical evaluation, and documentation of results in a brief letter report to the customer.
(c) Charge determination. The Fee Schedule will be used Corps-wide. As requests are received, the responding office will select the appropriate level on the Fee Schedule to determine the charge for providing the service.
(d) Provision of services. The services will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis after payment has been received.
(e) Fees. The Fee Schedule, including a brief description of the services in each of the five levels and the related charges, is shown in Table 1 to this section. The fee for each level is based on a Corps-wide average of estimated current costs for providing that level of service.
(f) Review and revision of fees. The fees shown in the Fee Schedule will be reviewed each fiscal year using the most current cost data available. If necessary, the Fee Schedule will be revised after public notice and comment.
Table 1 to §242.6—Fee Schedule; Standard Corps-Wide Charges for FPMS Tasks Requiring More Than Ten Minutes and Up to One Day