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FMC RIN: 3072-AC86 Publication ID: Fall 2022 
Title: Carrier Automated Tariffs 

The Federal Maritime Commission (Commission) has identified inconsistencies in the manner in which different carriers are interpreting and applying certain aspects of the Commission’s rules. This Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) will facilitate a fuller understanding of these issues prior to the Commission potentially proposing regulatory changes to its tariff regulations. The Commission observes that carriers are charging widely varying fees and imposing varying minimum requirements for access to common carrier tariffs. The Commission seeks information regarding the impact of such fees and minimum requirements on public access to common carrier rules, rates, practices and charges in published tariffs and whether existing fees or requirements are unreasonable. Additionally, certain non-vessel-operating common carriers (NVOCCs) are applying what are commonly known as pass-through charges inconsistently under common carrier tariffs, and the Commission seeks to gain a broader understanding and information from industry stakeholders, including NVOCCs and vessel-operating common carriers (VOCCs).

Agency: Federal Maritime Commission(FMC)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 46 CFR 520   
Legal Authority: 46 U.S.C. 40101 to 41309   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
ANPRM  04/08/2021  86 FR 18240   
NPRM  05/10/2022  87 FR 27971   
NPRM Comment Period End  06/09/2022 
Final Action Effective  12/00/2022 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: None 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
William Cody
Federal Maritime Commission
800 North Capitol Street NW,
Washington, DC 20573
Phone:202 523-5725