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PDFWAC 480-51-100

Annual reports—Regulatory fees.

(1) Each person operating a commercial ferry shall after the close of each year file with the commission reports covering its operations during the preceding calendar year containing the information required by the commission. The annual report must be prepared on forms furnished by the commission and must be filed, along with the regulatory fee, not later than May 1st of each year.
(2) The commercial ferry regulatory fee is set by statute at two-fifths of one percent of gross intrastate operating revenue.
(a) The maximum regulatory fee is assessed each year, unless the commission issues an order establishing the regulatory fee at an amount less than the statutory maximum.
(b) The minimum regulatory fee that a commercial ferry must pay is twenty dollars.
(c) The twenty dollar minimum regulatory fee is waived for any commercial ferry with less than five thousand dollars in gross intrastate operating revenue.
(d) The commission does not grant extensions for payment of regulatory fees.
(e) If a company does not pay its regulatory fee by May 1, the commission will assess an automatic late fee of two percent of the amount due, plus one percent interest for each month the fee remains unpaid.
(f) The commission may take action to suspend or cancel a certificate, if a company fails to pay its regulatory fee.
(3) When a certificate is transferred or cancelled or for any reason a certificate holder ceases its operation under a certificate, an annual report must be filed with the commission within fifteen days after the certificate operator ceases operation and must cover the period from the first day of the year to the date operations ceased.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 80.01.040, 80.04.160, 81.04.160, and 2003 c 296. WSR 04-05-031 (Docket No. A-031232, General Order No. R-512), § 480-51-100, filed 2/11/04, effective 3/13/04. Statutory Authority: RCW 81.84.070, 1993 c 427, 1995 c 361 and RCW 80.01.040(4). WSR 95-22-001 (Order R-435, Docket No. TS-941485), § 480-51-100, filed 10/18/95, effective 11/18/95.]
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