MSHA - Code of Federal Regulations - 30 CFR 5.10
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MSHA - Title 30 CFR
30 CFR § 5.10
Purpose and scope.

a) This part establishes a system under which MSHA charges a fee for services provided under this subchapter. This part includes the management and calculation of these fees.

(b) The services for which fees are charged are--

(1) Application processing by engineers, technicians and other specialists (investigators), including administrative review of applications, analysis of drawings, technical evaluation, testing, test set up and tear down, consultation on applications and investigator travel, where necessary to process the application;

(2) Clerical services, computer tracking and status reporting, records control and security and document preparation directly supporting application processing;

(3) A proportionate share of management, administration and operation of the Approval and Certification Center which is in support of application processing; and

(4) Amortization of facility improvements and depreciation of buildings and equipment used for testing and evaluation or otherwise directly associated with application processing.

(c) Fees are not charged for:

(1) Technical assistance not related to processing an approval application;

(2) Technical programs including development of new technology programs;

(3) Participation in research conducted by other government agencies or private organizations;

(4) Regulatory review activities, including participation in the development of health and safety standards, regulations and legislation; and

(5) Post-approval product audits.