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United States Regulations
46 CFR PART 325—PROCEDURE TO BE FOLLOWED BY GENERAL AGENTS IN PREPARATION OF INVOICES AND PAYMENT OF COMPENSATION PURSUANT TO PROVISIONS OF NSA ORDER NO. 47
Title 46: Shipping
PART 325—PROCEDURE TO BE FOLLOWED BY GENERAL AGENTS IN PREPARATION OF INVOICES AND PAYMENT OF COMPENSATION PURSUANT TO PROVISIONS OF NSA ORDER NO. 47
Authority: Sec. 204, 49 Stat. 1987, as amended; 46 U.S.C. 1114.
Source: FIS–2, 16 FR 10026, Oct. 2, 1951, unless otherwise noted. Redesignated at 45 FR 44587, July 1, 1980.
Section 1 What this order does.
This order prescribes procedures for the preparation of invoices for, and payment and the accounting for, compensation payable to General Agents of the National Shipping Authority for services rendered in connection with the husbanding and conduct of the business of dry cargo vessels assigned to General Agents under the standard form of Service Agreement GAA, March 19, 1951, as prescribed in NSA Order No. 47. (AGE–4 of this chapter).
Sec. 2 Terms.
The terms employed in this order shall have the same meaning as those contained in NSA Order No. 47.
Sec. 3 Preparation of invoices.
(a) Pursuant to Article 4 of the Service Agreement, the General Agent shall prepare monthly invoices for compensation earned during the preceding month under the applicable provisions of NSA Order No. 47.
(1) Invoices shall be prepared so as to show separately husbanding services and other services in conducting the business of the vessels.
(2) Husbanding services shall be stated to indicate the names of all vessels delivered to the General Agent during the month involved, the number of days each vessel was serviced or operated by the General Agent during the month, rate of compensation per day, and the amount produced by the calculation.
(3) Services in conducting the business of the vessels shall be stated to indicate the name of the vessel, the voyage number, the amount of revenue, the rate of compensation, and the amount produced by the calculation; and, in the instance of vessels employed in MSTS service, the number of days the vessels were so employed, the rate of compensation per day, and the amount produced by the calculation.
(b) Invoices shall be certified by a duly authorized officer of the General Agent as follows:
I certify that this invoice is correct and just, that it is a correct statement of the compensation calculated in accordance with the provisions of NSA Order No. 47 due the undersigned General Agent for the month of _____ under Service Agreement No. ___ made as of ___ with the National Shipping Authority, and that payment thereof has not been received.
Name of General Agent ____________________
Sec. 4 Method of payment.
The General Agent shall prepare check drawn on the NSA Special bank account for countersignature by an authorized representative of the Owner. All such payments to the General Agent shall be considered as payments on account and are subject to post-audit by the Owner.
Sec. 5 Accounting.
The General Agent shall record the amounts of compensation paid from the NSA Special bank account in its agency books, in the following designated accounts:
Account 887—Husbanding Compensation.
Account 888—All Other Compensation.
This account shall be maintained to show separately compensation paid under sections 3(a), 3(b), 3(c), and 3(d) of NSA Order No. 47.
Note: Invoices and account books referred to in the above order, shall be retained until the completion of the audit by the General Accounting Office, at which time the Maritime Administration will take custody of the records.
[16 FR 2885, Apr. 3, 1951, as amended at 21 FR 8105, Oct. 23, 1956. Redesignated at 45 FR 44587, July 1, 1980]