Upcoming IRP Changes
Full Reciprocity Plan (FRP)
In October 2013 the International Registration Plan (IRP) was amended by ballot to include the provisions of the Full Reciprocity Plan (FRP) to be effective January 1, 2015. The amended Plan will allow full reciprocity for all apportioned vehicles in all IRP member jurisdictions; eliminate all current IRP estimated distance provisions; and make IRP more efficient, equitable, and flexible for its member jurisdictions and registrants.
When the FRP is fully implemented IRP cab cards will show all member jurisdictions, eliminating the need for registrants to:
- Add jurisdictions during the registration year;
- Pay Over 100 Percent fees;
- Estimate distance; or
- Obtain trip permits.
How Will the Changes Affect IRP Registrants?
New IRP Accounts/Fleets:
Effective January 1, 2015, all new IRP accounts and/or fleets will be registered in all member jurisdictions under the new FRP provisions. Every jurisdiction will be displayed on the cab card(s). Registrants will pay fees for all jurisdictions based on the base jurisdictions average per-vehicle distance in each jurisdiction. The average per-vehicle distance in each jurisdiction is calculated from Maine historical registration and distance data during the previous registration year.
Renewing IRP Fleets:
For renewing fleets the new FRP provisions will be implemented based on the date the fleet registration year begins.
- Fleet registration years beginning January 1, 2015, or later: registrants are subject to the new FRP provisions. Registrants will not be required to select the jurisdictions in which they intend to operate. The fleet will be registered in all member jurisdictions. Every jurisdiction will be displayed on the cab card(s) and registrants will only pay fees to those jurisdictions where distance was accrued during the fleets July-June reporting period.
- Fleet registration years beginning prior to January 1, 2015: registrants are subject to the current plan through the fleet expiration date in 2015. Registrants must request the jurisdictions in which they wish to operate and the cab card(s) will only display those jurisdictions.
FRP Q&A Document http://www.irponline.org/?page=FullReciprocity
Additional information about FRP is available at IRP, Inc.