Requesting a rate exception occurs during the nomination process. While on the FMV page enter the rate you want. If the rate is outside of the range, a red message will popup advising you it is outside the range and a new question will appear. Provide justification for the rate and upload approval documentation. When the approver approves the event, a popup will appear that allows them to determine how long the rate exception will last. Rate exceptions can last for a single event or for a set period.