GAO conducted a review to determine whether opportunities exist for the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) to recover more of the costs of special services such as licensing and regulatory functions, approving operating authority applications, motor vehicle rental contracts, and tariff and rate schedules for regulated carriers.
Recommendations for Executive Action
|Interstate Commerce Commission||1. The Chairman, ICC, should require the Managing Director to review and revise ICC user fees consistent with 31 U.S.C. 9701, court decisions, Office of Management and Budget Circular A-25, and the Comptroller General's decision.|
|Interstate Commerce Commission||2. The Managing Director, ICC, should identify all services ICC performs which provide a special benefit to an identifiable beneficiary.|
|Interstate Commerce Commission||3. The Managing Director, ICC, should determine for which services a fee should be established by: (1) ascertaining the costs to ICC of providing the service, using or modifying the existing system as needed; and (2) ensuring that the cost of collecting the fee does not exceed projected revenues and that the collection is administratively feasible.|
|Interstate Commerce Commission||4. The Managing Director, ICC, should establish user fees which are justified by the above analyses, and periodically update the fees.|
|Interstate Commerce Commission||5. The Managing Director, ICC, should justify any charges for services at less than full cost, and periodically reevaluate the justification.|