Memorandum: Sunset of Additional $1,000 Filing Fee Imposed by American Competitiveness and Workforce Improvement Act (ACWIA) and Return to 65,000 Annual Limit on H-1B Petition Approvals [open pdf - 72KB]
"The purpose of this memorandum is to remind Service Centers that absent additional H-1B legislation enacted before the end of the current fiscal year, H-1B petitioners who file petitions on or after October 1, 2003, will no longer be required to submit the additional filing fee of $1,000. This is a result of the sunset provision in Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) section 214(c)(9)(A). Furthermore, the annual ceiling on H-1B petition approvals under INA section 214(g) will revert from 195,000 to 65,000 beginning in fiscal year 2004."
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services: http://www.uscis.gov/