7 CFR 354.4 - User fees for certain domestic services.

§ 354.4 User fees for certain domestic services.
(a) Individual agreements for inspection services at ports of entry.
(1) Operators and owners of vessels or aircraft, or their agents, may enter into agreements with APHIS to receive, at points of entry in the United States inspection services in addition to the regular or on-call services available in connection with such vessels or aircraft.
(2) Agreements may be made to cover the following types of services;
(i) Opening and operating a new inspection station at a port of entry; and
(ii) Providing one-time or occasional inspection services at a location where APHIS does not normally provide such services.
(3) Owners and operators of vessels or aircraft, or their agents, must contact the Regional Director, USDA, APHIS, Plant Protection and Quarantine, 5 for the State where they want APHIS to provide services, to make an agreement.

Footnote(s):
5 A list of the Regional Directors, USDA, APHIS, Plant Protection and Quarantine and the States for which they are responsible, may be obtained from the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Plant Protection and Quarantine, Operational Support—Director's Office, 4700 River Road, Unit 131, Riverdale, Maryland 20737-1236.

(4) All agreements must include the following:
(i) Name, mailing address, and telephone number of the operator or owner of the vessel or aircraft, or, if applicable, the operator's or owner's agent;
(ii) Explanation of inspection services to be provided;
(iii) Date(s) and time(s) inspection services will be provided;
(iv) Location (street address, port of entry, berth, dock, gate, etc.) and if applicable, identity (identification number, name, etc.) of vessel or aircraft or other thing to be inspected;
(v) An estimate of the actual cost, as calculated by APHIS, to provide the described inspection services for 6 months;
(vi) A statement that APHIS agrees to provide the described inspection services;
(vii) A statement that the owner or operator of the vessel or aircraft, or if appropriate, his or her agent, agrees to pay, at the time the agreement is entered into, a user fee equal to the estimated cost of providing the described inspection services for 6 months;
(viii) A statement that APHIS will credit an amount equal to all user fees received for services provided at the location to the owner or operator's account, until the total amount of user fees credited to the account is equal to the amount of money paid into the account by the owner or operator of the vessel or aircraft, or if appropriate, his or her agent, at the time the agreement was entered into; and
(ix) A statement that the owner or operator of the vessel or aircraft, or if appropriate, his or her agent, agrees to maintain a balance in the user fee payment account equal to the cost of providing the services described for 6 months, as calculated monthly by APHIS.
(5) APHIS will enter into an agreement only if qualified personnel can be made available to provide the services to be provided.
(6) An agreement can be terminated by either party on 30 days written notice.
(7) If, at the time an agreement is terminated, any unobligated funds remain in the user fee account, APHIS will return them to the owner or operator, or his or her agent.
[57 FR 770, Jan. 9, 1992, as amended at 57 FR 14475, Apr. 21, 1992; 58 FR 38269, July 16, 1993; 59 FR 67611, Dec. 30, 1994]

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United States Code
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

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  • 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