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Title 49Subtitle BChapter XSubchapter C → Part 1253


Title 49: Transportation


PART 1253—RATE-MAKING ORGANIZATION; RECORDS AND REPORTS


Contents
§1253.10   Accounts.
§1253.20   Other records.
§1253.30   Retention of records.

Authority: 49 U.S.C. 1321, 10706, 13703, 11144, and 11145.

Note: The report forms prescribed by part 1253 are available upon request from the Office of Economics, Surface Transportation Board, Washington, DC.

§1253.10   Accounts.

Accounts shall be kept by each conference, bureau, committee, or other organization subject to sections 5a or 5b to record all receipts and expenditures of moneys. Such accounts shall be kept with sufficient particularity to show the facts pertaining to all transactions reflected in the entries made in the accounts. All receipts shall be supported by records, including records showing the basis for charges to members. All disbursements shall be supported by vouchers, payrolls, canceled checks, and other evidences of expenditures, including the basis for any apportionment of expense items to members.

[32 FR 20474, Dec. 20, 1967]

§1253.20   Other records.

Each such organization subject to sections 5a or 5b shall maintain:

(a)(1) A file for each proposal relating to rates, fares, classifications, divisions, allowances, or charges (including charges between carriers and compensation paid or received for the use of facilities and equipment), or rules and regulations pertaining thereto, which shall contain the complete proposal, all procedural documents issued, protests, memoranda, amendments, reports, etc., submitted and any other correspondence respecting the matter proposed. Also reports or minutes of all proceedings at any oral, committee or public hearing held thereon and the determination relating thereto;

(2) a file covering each petition or protest filed by the organization against tariff publications of a member for suspension of rates or other matters published for such member carrier;

(3) a file covering each instruction or request for publication by independent action.

(b) All accounts and other records covered by this part shall be filed in such manner as to be readily accessible for examination by representatives of the Board.

(c) All rate bureaus are required to:

(1) Advise the Board of any change in legal address by notifying the Chief, Section of Administration, Office of Proceedings; and

(2) Submit information to the Board when requested.

(49 U.S.C. 10706, 11145; 5 U.S.C. 553)

[32 FR 20474, Dec. 20, 1967, as amended at 47 FR 37904, Aug. 27, 1982; 74 FR 52912, Oct. 15, 2009]

§1253.30   Retention of records.

Each organization subject to sections 5a or 5b shall retain records or documents relating to its transactions or activities in accordance with part 1220, Preservation of Records, of this chapter.

[40 FR 50389, Oct. 29, 1975]

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