7 CFR 354.3 - User fees for certain international services.

§ 354.3 User fees for certain international services.
(a) Definitions. Whenever in this section the following terms are used, unless the context otherwise requires, they shall be construed, respectively, to mean:
APHIS. The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service of the United States Department of Agriculture.
Arrival. Arrival at a port of entry in the customs territory of the United States, or at any place served by a port of entry as specified in 19 CFR 101.3.
Barge. A non-self-propelled commercial vessel that transports cargo that is not contained in shipping containers. This does not include integrated tug barge combinations.
Calendar year. The period from January 1 to December 31, inclusive, of any particular year.
Certificate. Any certificate issued by or on behalf of APHIS describing the condition of a shipment of plants or plant products for export, including but not limited to Phytosanitary Certificate (PPQ Form 577), Export Certificate for Processed Plant Products (PPQ Form 578), and Phytosanitary Certificate for Reexport (PPQ Form 579).
Commercial aircraft. Any aircraft used to transport persons or property for compensation or hire.
Commercial purpose. The intention of receiving compensation, or making a gain or profit.
Commercial railroad car. A railroad car used or capable of being used for transporting property for compensation or hire.
Commercial shipment. A shipment for gain or profit.
Commercial truck. A self-propelled vehicle, designed and used for transporting property for compensation or hire. Empty trucks and truck cabs without trailers fitting this description are included.
Commercial vessel. Any watercraft or other contrivance used or capable of being used as a means of transportation on water to transport property for compensation or hire, with the exception of any aircraft or ferry.
Customs. The Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Customs territory of the United States. The 50 States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.
Designated State or county inspector. A State or county plant regulatory official designated by the Secretary of Agriculture to inspect and certify to shippers and other interested parties as to the phytosanitary condition of plant products inspected under the Plant Protection Act.
Person. An individual, corporation, partnership, trust, association, or any other public or private entity, or any officer, employee, or agent thereof.
(b) Fee for inspection of commercial vessels of 100 net tons or more. (1) Except as provided in paragraph (b)(2) of this section, the master, licensed deck officer, or purser of any commercial vessel which is subject to inspection under part 330 of this chapter or 9 CFR chapter I, subchapter D, and which is either required to make entry at the customs house under 19 CFR 4.3 or is a United States-flag vessel proceeding coastwise under 19 CFR 4.85, shall, upon arrival, proceed to Customs and pay an agricultural quarantine and inspection (AQI) user fee. The AQI user fee for each arrival, not to exceed 15 payments in a calendar year (i.e., no additional fee will be charged for a 16th or subsequent arrival in a calendar year), is shown in the following table. The AQI user fee shall be collected at each port of arrival.
Effective dates Amount
January 1, 2005, through September 30, 2005 $486.00
October 1, 2005, through September 30, 2006 488.00
October 1, 2006, through September 30, 2007 490.00
October 1, 2007, through September 30, 2008 492.00
October 1, 2008, through September 30, 2009 494.00
October 1, 2009, through September 30, 2010 496.00
(2) The following categories of commercial vessels are exempt from paying an AQI user fee:
(i) Foreign passenger vessels making at least three trips a week from a port in the United States to the high seas (including “cruises to nowhere”) and returning to the same port in the United States, not having touched any foreign port or place, or taken on any stores;
(ii) Any vessel which, at the time of arrival, is being used solely as a tugboat;
(iii) Vessels used exclusively in the governmental service of the United States or a foreign government, including any agency or political subdivision of the United States or a foreign government, so long as the vessel is not carrying persons or merchandise for commercial purposes;
(iv) Vessels arriving in distress or to take on fuel, sea stores, or ship's stores; and
(v) Tugboats towing vessels on the Great Lakes.
(vi) Barges traveling solely between the United States and Canada that do not carry cargo originating from countries other than the United States or Canada and do not carry plants or plant products, or animals or animal products, and that do not carry soil or quarry products from areas in Canada listed in § 319.77-3 of this chapter as being infested with gypsy moth.
(vii) Vessels returning to the United States after traveling to Canada solely to take on fuel.
(c) Fee for inspection of commercial trucks. (1) The driver or other person in charge of a commercial truck that is enteing the customs territory of the United States and that is subject to inspection under part 330 of this chapter or under 9CFR, chapter I, subchapter D, must, upon arrival, proceed to Customs and pay and AQI user fee for each arrival, as shown in the following table:
Effective dates Amount
January 1, 2005, through September 30, 2005 $5.00
October 1, 2005, through September 30, 2006 5.25
October 1, 2006, through September 30, 2007 5.25
October 1, 2007, through September 30, 2008 5.25
October 1, 2008, through September 30, 2009 5.25
October 1, 2009, through September 30, 2010 5.25
(2) [Reserved]
(3) Prepayment.
(i) The owner or operator of a commercial truck, if entering the customs territory of the United States and applying for a prepaid Customs permit for a calendar year, must apply for a prepaid AQI permit for the same calendar year. Applicants must apply to Customs for prepaid AQI permits. 1 The following information must be provided, together with payment of an amount 20 times the AQI user fee for each arrival:

Footnote(s):
1 Applicants should refer to Customs and Border Protection regulations (19 CFR part 24) for specific instructions.

(A) Vehicle make, model, and model year.
(B) Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).
(C) License numbers issued by State, Province, or country.
(D) Owner's name and address.
(ii) No credit toward the prepaid AQI permit will be given for user fees paid for individual arrivals.
(d) Fee for inspection of commercial railroad cars. (1) Except as provided in paragraph (d)(2) of this section, an AQI user fee will be charged for each loaded commercial railroad car which is subject to inspection under part 330 of this chapter or under 9 CFR chapter I, subchapter D, upon each arrival. The railroad company receiving a commercial railroad car in interchange at a port of entry or, barring interchange, the railroad company moving a commercial railroad car in line haul service into the customs territory of the United States, is responsible for paying the AQI user fee. The AQI user fee for each arrival of a loaded railroad car is shown in the following table. If the AQI user fee is prepaid for all arrivals of a commercial railroad car during a calendar year, the AQI user fee is an amount 20 times the AQI user fee for each arrival.
Effective dates Amount
January 1, 2005, through September 30, 2005 $7.50
October 1, 2005, through September 30, 2006 7.50
October 1, 2006, through September 30, 2007 7.75
October 1, 2007, through September 30, 2008 7.75
October 1, 2008, through September 30, 2009 7.75
October 1, 2009, through September 30, 2010 7.75
(2) The following categories of commercial railroad cars are exempt from paying an AQI user fee:
(i) Any commercial railroad car that is part of a train whose journey originates and terminates in Canada if—
(A) The commercial railroad car is part of the train when the train departs Canada; and
(B) No passengers board or disembark from the commercial railroad car, and no cargo is loaded or unloaded from the commercial railroad car, while the train is within the United States.
(ii) Any commercial railroad car that is part of a train whose journey originates and terminates in the United States, if—
(A) The commercial railroad car is part of the train when the train departs the United States; and
(B) No passengers board or disembark from the commercial railroad car, and no cargo is loaded or unloaded from the commercial railroad car, while the train is within any country other than the United States; and
(iii) Locomotives and cabooses.
(3) Prepayment.
(i) Railroad companies may, at their option, prepay the AQI user fee for each commercial railroad car for a calendar year. This payment must be remitted in accordance with paragraph (d)(5) of this section.
(ii) No credit toward the calendar year AQI user fee will be given for AQI user fees paid for individual arrivals.
(4) Statement procedures. The Association of American Railroads (AAR), and the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (AMTRAK), shall file monthly statements with the U.S. Bank, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), APHIS, AQI, P.O. Box 979044, St. Louis, MO 63197-9000, within 60 days after the end of each calendar month. Each statement shall indicate:
(i) The number of loaded commercial railroad cars entering the customs territory of the United States during the relevant period;
(ii) The number of those commercial railroad cars pulled by each railroad company; and
(iii) The total monthly AQI user fee due from each railroad company.
(5) Remittance procedures. Individual railroad companies shall remit the AQI user fees calculated by AAR, and AMTRAK shall remit the AQI user fees it has calculated, within 60 days after the end of each calendar month in which commercial railroad cars entered the customs territory of the United States. AQI user fees, together with monthly statements, must be remitted to the U.S. Bank, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), APHIS, AQI, P.O. Box 979044, St. Louis, MO 63197-9000.
(6) Compliance. AAR, AMTRAK, and each railroad company responsible for making AQI user fee payments must allow APHIS personnel to verify the accuracy of AQI user fees collected and remitted and otherwise determine compliance with 21 U.S.C. 136a and this paragraph. The AAR, AMTRAK, and each railroad company responsible for making AQI user fee payments must advise the U.S. Bank, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), APHIS, AQI, P.O. Box 979044, St. Louis, MO 63197-9000, of the name, address, and telephone number of a responsible officer who is authorized to verify AQI user fee calculations, collections, and remittances, as well as any changes in the identifying information submitted.
(e) Fee for inspection of commercial aircraft. (1) Except as provided in paragraph (e)(2) of this section, an AQI user fee will be charged for each commercial aircraft which is arriving, or which has arrived and is proceeding from one United States airport to another under a Bureau of Customs and Border Protection “Permit to Proceed,” as specified in 19 CFR 122.81 through 122.85, or an “Agricultural Clearance or Safeguard Order” (PPQ Form 250), used pursuant to § 330.400 of this chapter and 9 CFR 94.5, and which is subject to inspection under part 330 of this chapter or 9 CFR chapter I, subchapter D. Each carrier is responsible for paying the AQI user fee. The AQI user fee for each arrival is shown in the following table:
Effective dates Amount
January 1, 2005, through September 30, 2005 $70.00
October 1, 2005, through September 30, 2006 70.25
October 1, 2006, through September 30, 2007 70.50
October 1, 2007, through September 30, 2008 70.50
October 1, 2008, through September 30, 2009 70.75
October 1, 2009, through September 30, 2010 70.75
(2) The following categories of commercial aircraft are exempt from paying an AQI user fee:
(i) [Reserved]
(ii) Any aircraft used exclusively in the governmental services of the United States or a foreign government, including any Agency or political subdivision of the United States or a foreign government, as long as the aircraft is not carrying persons or merchandise for commercial purposes;
(iii) Any aircraft making an emergency or forced landing when the original destination of the aircraft was a foreign port;
(iv) Any passenger aircraft with 64 or fewer seats, which is not carrying the following cargo: Fresh fruits, fresh vegetables, plants, unprocessed plant products, cotton or covers, sugarcane, or fresh or processed meats; and which does not offer meal service other than beverages and prepackaged snacks that do not contain meats derived from ruminants, swine, or poultry or fresh fruits and fresh vegetables. Aircraft exempt from the user fee under this paragraph would still be subject to the garbage handling requirements found in § 330.400 of this chapter and 9 CFR 94.5;
(v) Any aircraft moving from the United States Virgin Islands to Puerto Rico; and
(vi) Any aircraft making an intransit stop at a port of entry, during which the aircraft does not proceed through any portion of the Federal clearance process, such as inspection or clearance by APHIS or the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, no cargo is removed from or placed on the aircraft, no passengers get on or off the aircraft, no crew members get on or off the aircraft, no food is placed on the aircraft, and no garbage is removed from the aircraft.
(3) Remittance and statement procedures. (i) Each carrier must remit the appropriate fees to the U.S. Bank, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), APHIS, AQI, P.O. Box 979044, St. Louis, MO 63197-9000, for receipt no later than 31 days after the close of the calendar quarter in which the aircraft arrivals occurred. Late payments will be subject to interest, penalty, and handling charges as provided in the Debt Collection Act of 1982, as amended by the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996 (31 U.S.C. 3717).
(ii) The remitter must mail with the remittance a written statement to the U.S. Bank, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), APHIS, AQI, P.O. Box 979044, St. Louis, MO 63197-9000. The statement must include the following information:
(A) Name and address of the person remitting payment;
(B) Taxpayer identification number of the person remitting payment;
(C) Calendar quarter covered by the payment;
(D) Ports of entry at which inspections occurred;
(E) Number of arrivals at each port; and
(F) Amount remitted.
(iii) Remittances must be made by check or money order, payable in United States dollars, through a United States bank, to “The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.”
(4) Compliance. Each carrier subject to this section must allow APHIS personnel to verify the accuracy of the AQI user fees remitted and to otherwise determine compliance with 21 U.S.C. 136a and this paragraph. Each carrier must advise the U.S. Bank, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), APHIS, AQI, P.O. Box 979044, St. Louis, MO 63197-9000, of the name, address, and telephone number of a responsible officer who is authorized to verify AQI user fee calculations and remittances, as well as any changes in the identifying information submitted.
(5) Limitations on charges. (i) Airlines will not be charged reimbursable overtime for inspection of aircraft if the aircraft is subject to the AQI user fee for arriving aircraft as prescribed by this section.
(ii) Airlines will not be charged reimbursable overtime for inspection of cargo from an aircraft if:
(A) The aircraft is subject to the AQI user fee for arriving aircraft as prescribed by this section; and
(B) The cargo is inspected between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday; or
(C) The cargo is inspected concurrently with the aircraft.
(f) Fee for inspection of international passengers. (1) Except as specified in paragraph (f)(2) of this section, each passenger aboard a commercial aircraft who is subject to inspection under part 330 of this chapter or 9 CFR, chapter I, subchapter D, upon arrival from a place outside of the customs territory of the United States, must pay an AQI user fee. The AQI user fee for each arrival is shown in the following table:
Effective dates 1 Amount
1 Persons who issue international airline tickets or travel documents are responsible for collecting the AQI international airline passenger user fee from ticket purchasers. Issuers must collect the fee applicable at the time tickets are sold. In the event that ticket sellers do not collect the AQI user fee when tickets are sold, the air carrier must collect the user fee from the passenger upon departure. Carriers must collect the fee applicable at the time of departure from the traveler.
January 1, 2005, through September 30, 2005 $4.95
October 1, 2005, through September 30, 2006 5.00
October 1, 2006, through September 30, 2007 5.00
October 1, 2007, through September 30, 2008 5.00
October 1, 2008, through September 30, 2009 5.00
October 1, 2009, through September 30, 2010 5.00
(2) The following categories of passengers are exempt from paying an AQI user fee:
(i) [Reserved]
(ii) Crew members who are on duty on a commercial aircraft;
(iii) Airline employees, including “deadheading” crew members, who are traveling on official airline business;
(iv) Diplomats, except for United States diplomats, who can show that their names appear on the accreditation listing maintained by the United States Department of State. In lieu of the accreditation listing, an individual diplomat may present appropriate proof of diplomatic status to include possession of a diplomatic passport or visa, or diplomatic identification card issued by a foreign government;
(v) Passengers departing and returning to the United States without having touched a foreign port or place;
(vi) Passengers arriving on any commercial aircraft used exclusively in the governmental service of the United States or a foreign government, including any agency or political subdivision of the United States or a foreign government, so long as the aircraft is not carrying persons or merchandise for commercial purposes. Passengers on commercial aircraft under contract to the United States Department of Defense (DOD) are exempted if they have been precleared abroad under the joint DOD/APHIS Military Inspection Program;
(vii) Passengers arriving on an aircraft due to an emergency or forced landing when the original destination of the aircraft was a foreign port;
(viii) Passengers transiting the United States and not subject to inspection; and
(ix) Passengers moving from the United States Virgin Islands to Puerto Rico.
(3) AQI user fees shall be collected under the following circumstances:
(i) When through tickets or travel documents are issued indicating travel to the customs territory of the United States that originates in any foreign country; and
(ii) When passengers arrive in the customs territory of the United States in transit from a foreign country and are inspected by APHIS or Customs.
(4) Collection of fees. (i) Any person who issues tickets or travel documents on or after May 13, 1991, is responsible for collecting the AQI user fee from all passengers transported into the customs territory of the United States to whom the AQI user fee applies.
(A) Tickets or travel documents must be marked by the person who collects the AQI user fee to indicate that the required AQI user fee has been collected from the passenger.
(B) If the AQI user fee applies to a passenger departing from the United States and if the passenger's tickets or travel documents were issued on or after May 13, 1991, but do not reflect collection of the AQI user fee at the time of issuance, then the carrier transporting the passenger from the United States must collect the AQI user fee upon departure.
(C) AQI user fees collected from international passengers pursuant to paragraph (f) of this section shall be held in trust for the United States by the person collecting such fees, by any person holding such fees, or by the person who is ultimately responsible for remittance of such fees to APHIS. AQI user fees collected from international passengers shall be accounted for separately and shall be regarded as trust funds held by the person possessing such fees as agents, for the beneficial interest of the United States. All such user fees held by any person shall be property in which the person holds only a possessory interest and not an equitable interest. As compensation for collecting, handling, and remitting the AQI user fees for international passengers, the person holding such user fees shall be entitled to any interest or other investment return earned on the user fees between the time of collection and the time the user fees are due to be remitted to APHIS under this section. Nothing in this section shall affect APHIS' right to collect interest for late remittance.
(5) Remittance and statement procedures. (i) The carrier whose ticket stock or travel document reflects collection of the AQI user fee must remit the fee to the U.S. Bank, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), APHIS, AQI, P.O. Box 979044, St. Louis, MO 63197-9000. The travel agent, United States-based tour wholesaler, or other entity, which issues its own non-carrier related ticket or travel document to a passenger who is subject to an AQI user fee under this part, must remit the fee to APHIS, unless by contract the carrier will remit the fee.
(ii) AQI user fees must be remitted to the U.S. Bank, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), APHIS, AQI, P.O. Box 979044, St. Louis, MO 63197-9000, for receipt no later than 31 days after the close of the calendar quarter in which the AQI user fees were collected. Late payments will be subject to interest, penalty, and handling charges as provided in the Debt Collection Act of 1982, as amended by the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996 (31 U.S.C. 3717). Refunds by a remitter of AQI user fees collected in conjunction with unused tickets or travel documents shall be netted against the next subsequent remittance.
(iii) The remitter must mail with the remittance a written statement to the U.S. Bank, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), APHIS, AQI, P.O. Box 979044, St. Louis, MO 63197-9000. The statement must include the following information:
(A) Name and address of the person remitting payment;
(B) Taxpayer identification number of the person remitting payment;
(C) Calendar quarter covered by the payment; and
(D) Amount collected and remitted.
(iv) Remittances must be made by check or money order, payable in United States dollars, through a United States bank, to “The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.”
(6) Carriers contracting with United States-based tour wholesalers are responsible for notifying the U.S. Bank, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), APHIS, AQI, P.O. Box 979044, St. Louis, MO 63197-9000, of all flights contracted, the number of spaces contracted for, and the name, address, and taxpayer identification number of the United States-based tour wholesaler, within 31 days after the close of the calendar quarter in which such a flight occurred; except that, carriers are not required to make notification if tickets, marked to show collection of the AQI user fee, are issued for the individual contracted spaces.
(7) Compliance. Each carrier, travel agent, United States-based tour wholesaler, or other entity subject to this section must allow APHIS personnel to verify the accuracy of the AQI user fees collected and remitted and to otherwise determine compliance with 21 U.S.C. 136a and this paragraph. Each carrier, travel agent, United States-based tour wholesaler, or other entity must advise the U.S. Bank, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), APHIS, AQI, P.O. Box 979044, St. Louis, MO 63197-9000, of the name, address, and telephone number of a responsible officer who is authorized to verify AQI user fee calculations, collections, and remittances, as well as any changes in the identifying information submitted.
(8) Limitation on charges. Airlines will not be charged reimbursable overtime for passenger inspection services required for any aircraft on which a passenger arrived who has paid the airline passenger AQI user fee for that flight.
(g) Fees for export certification of plants and plant products.
(1) For each certificate issued by APHIS personnel, the recipient must pay the applicable AQI user fee at the time and place the certificate is issued.
(2) When the work necessary for the issuance of a certificate is performed by APHIS personnel on a Sunday or holiday, or at any other time outside the regular tour of duty of the APHIS personnel issuing the certificate, in addition to the applicable user fee, the recipient must pay the applicable overtime rate in accordance with § 354.1.
(3)
(i) Each exporter who receives a certificate issued on behalf of APHIS by a designated State or county inspector must pay an administrative user fee, as shown in the following table. The administrative fee can be remitted by the exporter directly to APHIS through the Phytosanitary Certificate Issuance and Tracking System (PCIT), provided that the exporter has a PCIT account and submits the application for the export certificate through the PCIT. If the PCIT is not used, the State or county issuing the certificate is responsible for collecting the fee and remitting it monthly to the U.S. Bank, United States Department of Agriculture, APHIS, AQI, P.O. Box 979043, St. Louis, MO 63197-9000.
Effective dates Amount pershipment
PCIT used PCIT not used
October 1, 2009, through September 30, 2010 $3 $6
October 1, 2010, through September 30, 2011 6 12
Beginning October 1, 2011 6 12
(ii) The AQI user fees for an export or reexport certificate for a commercial shipment are shown in the following table.
Effective dates Amount pershipment
October 1, 2009, through September 30, 2010 $77
October 1, 2010, through September 30, 2011 104
Beginning October 1, 2011 106
(iii) The AQI user fees for an export or reexport certificate for a low-value commercial shipment are shown in the following table. A commercial shipment is a low-value commercial shipment if the items being shipped are identical to those identified on the certificate; the shipment is accompanied by an invoice which states that the items being shipped are worth less than $1,250; and the shipper requests that the user fee charged be based on the low value of the shipment.
Effective dates Amount pershipment
October 1, 2009, through September 30, 2010 $42
October 1, 2010, through September 30, 2011 60
Beginning October 1, 2011 61
(iv) The AQI user fees for an export or reexport certificate for a noncommercial shipment are shown in the following table.
Effective dates Amount pershipment
October 1, 2009, through September 30, 2010 $42
October 1, 2010, through September 30, 2011 60
Beginning October 1, 2011 61
(v) The AQI user fees for replacing any certificate are shown in the following table.
Effective dates Amount percertificate
October 1, 2009, through September 30, 2010 $11
October 1, 2010, through September 30, 2011 15
Beginning October 1, 2011 15
(4) If a designated State inspector issues a certificate, the State where the certificate is issued may charge for inspection services provided in that State.
(5) Any State which wishes to charge a fee for services it provides to issue certificates must establish fees in accordance with one of the following guidelines:
(i) Calculation of a “cost-per-certificate” fee. The State must:
(A) Estimate the annual number of certificates to be issued;
(B) Determine the total cost of issuing certificates by adding togetherdelivery, 2 support,3 and administrative 4 costs; and

Footnote(s):
2 Delivery costs are costs such as employee salary and benefits, transportation, per diem, travel, purchase of specialized equipment, and user fee costs associated with maintaining field offices. Delivery hours are similar hours taken by inspectors, including travel time, inspection time, and time taken to complete paperwork.


Footnote(s):
3 Support costs are costs at supervisory levels which are similar to delivery costs, and user fee costs such as training, automated data processing, public affairs, enforcement, legal services, communications, postage, budget and accounting services, and payroll, purchasing, billing, and collecting services. Support hours are similar hours taken at supervisory levels, as well as hours taken in training, automated data processing, enforcement, legal services, communication, budgeting and accounting, payroll purchasing, billing, and collecting.


Footnote(s):
4 Administrative costs are costs incurred as a direct result of collecting and monitoring Federal phytosanitary certificates. Administrative hours are hours taken as a direct result of collecting and monitoring Federal phytosanitary certificates.

(C) Divide the cost of issuing certificates by the estimated number of certificates to be issued to obtain a “raw” fee. The State may round the “raw” fee up to the nearest quarter, if necessary for ease of calculation, collection, or billing; or
(ii) Calculation of a “cost-per-hour” fee. The State must:
(A) Estimate the annual number of hours taken to issue certificates by adding together delivery, 2 support, 3 and administrative 4 hours;
(B) Determine the total cost of issuing certificates by adding together delivery, support, and administrative costs; and
(C) Divide the cost of issuing certificates by the estimated number of hours taken to issue certificates to obtain a “cost-per-hour” fee. The State may round the “cost-per-hour” fee up to the nearest quarter, if necessary for ease of calculation, collection, or billing.
(h) [Reserved]
(i) Payment methods. For payment of any of the AQI user fees required in paragraph (g) of this section, we will accept personal checks for amounts less than $100, and checks drawn on commercial accounts, cashier's checks, certified checks, traveler's checks, and money orders for any amount. All payments must be for the exact amount due.
(j) The person for whom the service is provided and the person requesting the service are jointly and severally liable for payment of user fees for any import or entry services listed below, of $56 per hour, or $14 per quarter hour, with a minimum fee of $14 for each employee required to perform the following services. If the services must be conducted on a Sunday or holiday or at any other time outside the normal tour of duty of the employee, then the premium user fee rate as listed below applies, as well as the 2-hour minimum charge and a commuted traveltime period required by § 354.1(a)(2). If the services requested are performed on a Sunday, the hourly user fee rate will be $74, or $18.50 per quarter hour, with a $18.50 minimum. If the services requested are performed on a day other than Sunday outside the normal tour of duty of the employee providing the service, the hourly user fee rate will be $65, or $16.25 per quarter hour, with a $16.25 minimum:
(1) Conducting inspections, on vessels or in storage areas, of solid wood packing material or cargo when a shipment arrives without a certificate or exporter statement required under § 319.40-5(g) or § 319.40-5(h) of this chapter, or with an incomplete certificate or exporter statement; and
(2) Supervising the separation of cargo from solid wood packing material denied entry under this subpart and the destruction or reexportation of the solid wood packing material.
(Approved by the Office of Management and Budget under control numbers 1651-0019, 0579-0094, or 0579-0052).
[69 FR 71679. Dec. 9, 2004, as amended at 71 FR 50328, Aug. 25, 2006; 72 FR 70765, Dec. 13, 2007; 74 FR 32399, July 8, 2009; 75 FR 10644, Mar. 9, 2010]

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U.S. Code: Title 7 - AGRICULTURE

§ 7701 - Findings

§ 7702 - Definitions

§ 7711 - Regulation of movement of plant pests

§ 7712 - Regulation of movement of plants, plant products, biological control organisms, noxious weeds, articles, and means of conveyance

§ 7712a - Reduction in backlog of agricultural export petitions

§ 7713 - Notification and holding requirements upon arrival

§ 7714 - General remedial measures for new plant pests and noxious weeds

§ 7715 - Declaration of extraordinary emergency and resulting authorities

§ 7716 - Recovery of compensation for unauthorized activities

§ 7717 - Control of grasshoppers and Mormon crickets

§ 7718 - Certification for exports

§ 7719 - Methyl bromide

§ 7720 - National plan for control and management of Sudden Oak Death

§ 7721 - Plant pest and disease management and disaster prevention

§ 7731 - Inspections, seizures, and warrants

§ 7732 - Collection of information

§ 7733 - Subpoena authority

§ 7734 - Penalties for violation

§ 7735 - Enforcement actions of Attorney General

§ 7736 - Court jurisdiction

§ 7751 - Cooperation

§ 7752 - Buildings, land, people, claims, and agreements

§ 7753 - Reimbursable agreements

§ 7754 - Regulations and orders

§ 7755 - Protection for mail handlers

§ 7756 - Preemption

§ 7757 - Severability

§ 7758 - Repeal of superseded laws

§ 7759 - Fees for inspection of plants for exporting or transiting

§ 7760 - State terminal inspection; transmission of mailed packages for State inspection; nonmailable matter; punishment for violations; rules and regulations by United States Postal Service

§ 7761 - Repealed.

§ 7771 - Authorization of appropriations

§ 7772 - Transfer authority

§ 7781 - Definitions

§ 7782 - Establishment of program

§ 7783 - Grants to weed management entities

§ 7784 - Agreements

§ 7785 - Relationship to other programs

§ 7786 - Authorization of appropriations

§ 8301 - Findings

§ 8302 - Definitions

§ 8303 - Restriction on importation or entry

§ 8304 - Exportation

§ 8305 - Interstate movement

§ 8306 - Seizure, quarantine, and disposal

§ 8307 - Inspections, seizures, and warrants

§ 8308 - Detection, control, and eradication of diseases and pests

§ 8309 - Veterinary accreditation program

§ 8310 - Cooperation

§ 8311 - Reimbursable agreements

§ 8312 - Administration and claims

§ 8313 - Penalties

§ 8314 - Enforcement

§ 8315 - Regulations and orders

§ 8316 - Authorization of appropriations

§ 8317 - Effect on regulations

U.S. Code: Title 21 - FOOD AND DRUGS
U.S. Code: Title 49 - TRANSPORTATION

Title 7 published on 2014-01-01

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 7 CFR 354 after this date.

  • 2014-07-01; vol. 79 # 126 - Tuesday, July 1, 2014
    1. 79 FR 37231 - User Fees for Agricultural Quarantine and Inspection Services
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      DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
      Proposed rule; reopening of comment period.
      The comment period for the proposed rule published April 25, 2014 (79 FR 22895) is reopened. We will consider all comments that we receive on or before July 24, 2014.
      7 CFR Part 354