H. R. 1067
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
February 15, 2021
Mr. Palmer introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned
To streamline the process for consideration of applications for the placement of communications facilities on certain buildings and other property owned by the Federal Government, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Standard Fees to Expedite Evaluation and Streamlining Act or the
Standard FEES Act.
Establishment of common Federal fee schedule
Section 6409 of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 (47 U.S.C. 1455) is amended—
by redesignating subsection (d) as subsection (e); and
by inserting after subsection (c) the following:
Common fee schedule
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Administrator of General Services shall establish a common fee schedule for the processing of applications under subsections (b)(1) and (c).
The application fees established under paragraph (1) shall be—
based on direct and actual cost recovery; and
competitively neutral with regard to other users of the building or other property owned by the Federal Government.
The Administrator of General Services may establish competitively neutral exceptions to the fee amounts established under paragraph (1)—
in consideration of the public benefit provided by a grant of an easement, right-of-way, or lease; and
in the interest of expanding wireless and broadband coverage.
Use of fees collected
Any fee collected by an executive agency under this section shall only be available to the extent, and in such amounts, as are provided in advance in appropriation Acts, to the agency to cover the costs of granting the easement, right-of-way, or lease.
The Administrator of General Services shall establish the fee schedule required under section 6409(d) of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 (47 U.S.C. 1455(d)), as added by subsection (a), not later than 30 days after the date of enactment of this Act.