CHAPTER 453 -- FEES                                
      Sec.                                                                     
      45301.  Authority to impose fees.                                        
      45302.  Fees involving aircraft not providing air transportation.        
              45303.  Maximum fees for private person services.                
                                                                               
      Sec. 45301. Authority to impose fees                                     
            (a) General Authority. -- The Secretary of Transportation          
      may impose a fee for an approval, test, authorization,                   
      certificate, permit, registration, transfer, or rating related to        
      aviation that has not been approved by Congress only when the            
      fee --                                                                   
                (1)(A) was in effect on January 1, 1973; and                   
                (B) is not more than the fee in effect on January 1,           
            1973, adjusted in proportion to changes in the Consumer            
            Price Index of All Urban Consumers published by the                
            Secretary of Labor between January 1, 1973,                        
            and the date the fee is imposed; or                                
                (2) is imposed under section 45302 of this title.              
            (b) Nonapplication. -- This section does not apply to a fee        
      for a test, authorization, certificate, permit, or rating related        
      to an airman or repair station administered or issued outside the        
      United States.                                                           
                                                                               
      Sec. 45302. Fees involving aircraft not providing air                    
      transportation                                                           
            (a) Application. -- This section applies only to aircraft          
      not used to provide air transportation.                                  
            (b) General Authority and Maximum Fees. -- The                     
      Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration may impose          
      fees to pay for the costs of issuing airman certificates to              
      pilots and certificates of registration of aircraft and                  
      processing forms for major repairs and alterations of fuel tanks         
      and fuel systems of aircraft.  The following fees may not be more        
      than the amounts specified:                                              
                (1) $12 for issuing an airman's certificate to a pilot.        
                (2) $25 for registering an aircraft after the transfer         
            of ownership.                                                      
                (3) $15 for renewing an aircraft registration.                 
                (4) $7.50 for processing a form for a major repair or          
            alteration of a fuel tank or fuel system of an aircraft.           
            (c) Adjustments. -- The Administrator shall adjust the             
      maximum fees established by subsection (b) of this section for           
      changes in the Consumer Price Index of All Urban Consumers               
      published by the Secretary of Labor.                                     
            (d) Credit to Account and Availability. -- Money collected         
      from fees imposed under this section shall be credited to the            
      account in the Treasury from which the Administrator incurs              
      expenses in carrying out chapter 441 and sections 44701-44716 of         
      this title (except sections 44701(c), 44703(f)(2), and                   
      44713(d)(2)).  The money is available to the Administrator to pay        
      expenses for which the fees are collected.                               
                                                                               
      Sec. 45303. Maximum fees for private person services                     
            The Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration           
      may establish maximum fees that private persons may charge for           
      services performed under a delegation to the person under section        
      44702(d) of this title.