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§2.10-105 Prepayment of annual vessel inspection fees.
(a) Vessel owners may prepay the annual vessel inspection fee for any period of not less than three years, and not more than the design life or remaining expected service life of the vessel.
(b) To prepay the annual vessel inspection fee for a period of three or more years, the owner must submit a written request to Commandant (CG-DCO-83) specifying the vessel identification number and the period for which prepayment is to be made.
(c) The total of the annual fees for the requested prepayment period will be discounted to its net present value using the following formula:View or download PDF
PV is the Present Value of the series of annual user fees to be prepaid (the net amount to be prepaid)
RO is the published user fee of the vessel
i is the interest rate for 10-year Treasury notes at the time of prepayment calculation
π is the rate of inflation (based on projected military personnel costs at the time of prepayment calculation)
n is the total number of years to be prepaid
t is the number of years after prepayment of the fee, for each annual increment (t=0, 1, 2, 3 ... n)
(d) When the annual vessel inspection fee has been prepaid, the entitlement to inspection services for the prepayment period attaches to the vessel and remains with the vessel if it is sold. The entitlement to inspection services may not be transferred to any other vessel.
(e) If a vessel is removed from Coast Guard certification and the vessel owner surrenders the vessel's Certificate of Inspection, the owner may request a refund of the remaining prepayment amount. The annual vessel inspection fee will not be refunded for the year in which the Certificate of Inspection is surrendered. The request for refund must be submitted to the Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection to whom the Certificate of Inspection is surrendered. The Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection will endorse and forward the request to Commandant (CG-DCO-83) for decision.
[CGD 91-030, 60 FR 13563, Mar. 13, 1995, as amended by CGD 95-072, 60 FR 50459, Sept. 29, 1995; CGD 96-041, 61 FR 50725, Sept. 27, 1996; USCG-1999-6216, 64 FR 53223, Oct. 1, 1999; USCG-2010-0759, 75 FR 60001, Sept. 29, 2010]