Membership in the Association shall be open to entities that are producers or consumers of coal produced in North America and other entities which are interested in its transportation and related issues, provided, however, that entities or their affiliates whose primary business is providing transportation of coal by rail, barge, truck, pipeline slurry, or any other mode shall not be eligible for membership. One individual is designated from each member company to act as its representative; however, any individual employed by the member may participate in Association activities.
CLASSES OF MEMBERSHIP
Consumer/Producer Members: Actual or potential producers or consumers of coal shall be entitled to make application to become voting members of the Association in accordance with provisions in these Bylaws and the Policies adopted by the Board of Directors. The annual dues for membership in the NCTA are $1,950 for Consumer/Producer members.
Associate Members: Individuals or entities who are interested in the transportation of coal or related issues, but who do not otherwise qualify for admission as voting members, may seek admission as a non-voting member in accordance with the provisions in the NCTA Bylaws and the Policies adopted by the Board of Directors. Such member may serve and be empowered by the committee chair to vote on committees, but shall not have the right to vote in general or special meetings of the NCTA. The annual dues for membership in the NCTA are $1,750 for Associate members.
Honorary Individual Members: For good cause shown including but not limited to exemplary and outstanding service to the NCTA, a former Designated Representative of a Voting Member may be appointed an Honorary Individual Member of the NCTA. Such member may serve and be empowered to vote by the committee chair on committees, but Honorary Members shall not have the right to vote in general or special meetings of the NCTA. Membership dues and Registration fees and other assessments of the NCTA may be waived for Honorary Individual Members. Appointment of Honorary Individual Members and the waiver of dues and fees shall be as determined by the Board of Directors.
APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP
All entities or persons desiring membership in the Association shall make application on a form authorized by the Board of Directors. Such application shall state the name, principal business activity, and business address of the applicant and the name of such applicant’s proposed Designated Representative, his or her title and business address, and telephone and facsimile numbers. In the case of voting members, the Designated Representative shall be entitled to cast the vote of the member on issues presented to the voting membership for determination. Application forms shall be furnished by, and upon completion returned to, the Executive Director of the Association. The Board of Directors shall approve or disapprove all applications for membership and shall make a determination as to the class of membership into which the applicant shall be admitted. The Executive Director shall communicate that determination to the applicant.
The annual dues for membership in the NCTA are $1,950 for Consumer/Producer members and $1,750 for Associate members, payable in January of each year.