7 CFR 800.71 - Fees assessed by the Service.

§ 800.71 Fees assessed by the Service.
(a) Official inspection and weighing services. The fees shown in Schedule A apply to official inspection and weighing services performed by FGIS in the U.S. and Canada. The fees shown in Schedule B apply to official domestic inspection and weighing services performed by delegated States and designated agencies, including land carrier shipments to Canada and Mexico. The fees charged to delegated States by the Service are set forth in the State's Delegation of Authority document. Failure of a delegated State or designated agency to pay the appropriate fees to the Service within 30 days after becoming due will result in an automatic termination of the delegation or designation. The delegation or designation may be reinstated by the Service if fees that are due, plus interest and any further expenses incurred by the Service because of the termination, are paid within 60 days of the termination.
Schedule A—Fees for Official Inspection and Weighing Services Performed in the United States and Canada 1
Effective May 1, 2013 Through September 30, 2013
(Fiscal Year 2013)
Table 1—Fees for Official Services Performed at an Applicant's Facility in an Onsite FGIS Laboratory 2
Monday toFriday (6 a.m. to 6 p.m.) Monday toFriday (6 p.m. to 6 a.m.) Saturday,Sunday, and overtime 3 Holidays
1 Canada fees include the noncontract hourly rate, the Toledo field office administrative fee, and the actual cost of travel.
2 Fees apply to original inspection and weighing, re-inspection, and appeal inspection service and include, but are not limited to, sampling, grading, weighing, prior to loading stowage examinations, and certifying results performed within 25 miles of an employee's assigned duty station. Travel and related expenses will be charged for service outside 25 miles as found in § 800.72(a).
3 Overtime rates will be assessed for all hours in excess of 8 consecutive hours that result from an applicant scheduling or requesting service beyond 8 hours, or if requests for additional shifts exceed existing staffing.
4 Appeal and re-inspection services will be assessed the same fee as the original inspection service.
5 Applicant must provide the test kit, instrument hardware, calibration control, and all supplies required by the test kit manufacturer.
6 Administrative fee is assessed on export grain inspected and/or weighed, excluding land carrier shipments to Canada and Mexico.
(1) Inspection and Weighing Services Hourly Rates (per service representative):
1-year contract ($ per hour) $37.80 $39.50 $45.20 $67.20
Noncontract ($ per hour) 67.20 67.20 67.20 67.20
(2) Additional Tests (cost per test, assessed in addition to the hourly rate): 4
(i) Aflatoxin (rapid test kit method) 10.50
(ii) Aflatoxin (rapid test kit method-applicant provides kit) 5 8.50
(iii) All other Mycotoxins (rapid test kit method) 19.50
(iv) All other Mycotoxins (rapid test kit method-applicant provides kit) 5 17.50
(v) NIR or NMR Analysis (protein, oil, starch, etc.) 2.40
(vi) Waxy corn (per test) 2.40
(vii) Fees for other tests not listed above will be based on the lowest noncontract hourly rate
(viii) Other services:
(a) Class Y Weighing (per carrier):
(1) Truck/container 0.40
(2) Railcar 1.40
(3) Barge 2.70
(3) Administrative Fee (assessed in addition to all other applicable fees, only one administrative fee will be assessed when inspection and weighing services are performed on the same carrier):
(i) All outbound carriers serviced by the specific field office (per-metric ton):
(a) League City 0.180
(b) New Orleans 0.088
(c) Portland 0.179
(d) Toledo 0.288
(e) Delegated States 6 0.055
(f) Designated Agencies 6 0.055
Table 2—Services Performed at Other Than an Applicant's Facility in an FGIS Laboratory 1 2
1 Fees apply to original inspection and weighing, re-inspection, and appeal inspection service and include, but are not limited to, sampling, grading, weighing, prior to loading stowage examinations, and certifying results performed within 25 miles of an employee's assigned duty station. Travel and related expenses will be charged for service outside 25 miles as found in § 800.72(a).
2 An additional charge will be assessed when the revenue from the services in Schedule A, Table 2, does not cover what would have been collected at the applicable hourly rate as provided in § 800.72(b).
3 Applicant must provide the test kit, instrument hardware, calibration control, and all supplies required by the test kit manufacturer.
4 If performed outside of normal business, 11/2 times the applicable unit fee will be charged.
5 If, at the request of the Service, a file sample is located and forwarded by the Agency, the Agency may, upon request, be reimbursed at the rate of $3.20 per sample by the Service.
(1) Original Inspection and Weighing (Class X) Services:
(i) Sampling only (use hourly rates from Table 1)
(ii) Stationary lots (sampling, grade/factor, & checkloading):
(a) Truck/trailer/container (per carrier) $21.00
(b) Railcar (per carrier) 31.20
(c) Barge (per carrier) 196.90
(d) Sacked grain (per hour per service representative plus an administrative fee per hundredweight) (CWT) 0.05
(iii) Lots sampled online during loading (sampling charge under (i) above, plus):
(a) Truck/trailer container (per carrier) 12.60
(b) Railcar (per carrier) 26.30
(c) Barge (per carrier) 134.60
(d) Sacked grain (per hour per service representative plus an administrative fee per hundredweight) (CWT) 0.05
(iv) Other services:
(a) Submitted sample (per sample—grade and factor) 12.60
(b) Warehouseman inspection (per sample) 22.10
(c) Factor only (per factor—maximum 2 factors) 6.00
(d) Checkloading/condition examination (use hourly rates from Table 1, plus an administrative fee per hundredweight if not previously assessed) (CWT) 0.05
(e) Re-inspection (grade and factor only. Sampling service additional, item (i) above) 13.70
(f) Class X Weighing (per hour per service representative) 67.20
(v) Additional tests (excludes sampling):
(a) Aflatoxin (rapid test kit method) 31.50
(b) Aflatoxin (rapid test kit method-applicant provides kit) 3 29.50
(c) All other Mycotoxins (rapid test kit method) 40.50
(d) All other Mycotoxins (rapid test kit method-applicant provides kit) 3 38.50
(e) NIR or NMR Analysis (protein, oil, starch, etc.) 10.50
(f) Waxy corn (per test) 10.50
(g) Canola (per test-00 dip test) 10.50
(h) Pesticide Residue Testing: 4
(1) Routine Compounds (per sample) 226.80
(2) Special Compounds (Subject to availability) 120.80
(i) Fees for other tests not listed above will be based on the lowest noncontract hourly rate from Table 1
(2) Appeal inspection and review of weighing service.5
(i) Board Appeals and Appeals (grade and factor) 86.10
(a) Factor only (per factor—max 2 factors) 45.20
(b) Sampling service for Appeals additional (hourly rates from Table 1).
(ii) Additional tests (assessed in addition to all other applicable tests):
(a) Aflatoxin (rapid test kit method) 31.50
(b) Aflatoxin (rapid test kit method-applicant provides kit) 3 29.50
(c) All other Mycotoxins (rapid test kit method) 49.40
(d) All other Mycotoxins (rapid test kit method-applicant provides kit) 3 47.40
(e) NIR or NMR Analysis (protein, oil, starch, etc.) 18.60
(f) Sunflower oil (per test) 18.60
(g) Mycotoxin (per test-HPLC) 148.10
(h) Pesticide Residue Testing: 4
(1) Routine Compounds (per sample) 226.80
(2) Special Compounds (Subject to availability) 120.80
(i) Fees for other tests not listed above will be based on the lowest noncontract hourly rate from Table 1.
(iii) Review of weighing (per hour per service representative) 86.80
(3) Stowage examination (service-on-request): 4
(i) Ship (per stowage space) (minimum $268.00 per ship) 53.60
(ii) Subsequent ship examinations (same as original) (minimum $160.80 per ship) 53.60
(iii) Barge (per examination) 43.10
(iv) All other carriers (per examination) 16.80
Table 3—Miscellaneous Services 1
1 Any requested service that is not listed will be performed at $67.20 per hour.
2 Regular business hours—Monday through Friday—service provided at other than regular business hours will be charged at 11/2 times the applicable hourly rate. (See § 800.0(b)(14) for definition of “business day.”)
3 Foreign travel charged hourly fee of $87.40 plus travel, per diem, and related expenditures.
(1) Grain grading seminars (per hour per service representative) 2 $67.20
(2) Certification of diverter-type mechanical samplers (per hour per service representative) 2 67.20
(3) Special weighing services (per hour per service representative): 2
(i) Scale testing and certification 87.40
(ii) Scale testing and certification of railroad track scales 87.40
(iii) Evaluation of weighing and material handling systems 87.40
(iv) NTEP Prototype evaluation (other than Railroad Track Scales) 87.40
(v) NTEP Prototype evaluation of Railroad Track Scale 87.40
(vi) Use of GIPSA railroad track scale test equipment per facility for each requested service. (Track scales tested under the Association of American Railroads agreement are exempt.) 525.00
(vii) Mass standards calibration and re-verification 87.40
(viii) Special projects 87.40
(4) Foreign travel (hourly fee) 3 87.40
(5) Online customized data service:
(i) One data file per week for 1 year 525.00
(ii) One data file per month for 1 year 315.00
(6) Samples provided to interested parties (per sample) 3.20
(7) Divided-lot certificates (per certificate) 1.90
(8) Extra copies of certificates (per certificate) 1.90
(9) Faxing (per page) 1.90
(10) Special mailing Actual cost
(11) Preparing certificates onsite or during other than normal business hours (use hourly rates from Table 1).
Schedule B—Fees for FGIS Supervision of Official Inspection and Weighing Services Performed by Delegated States and/or Designated Agencies in the U.S.
The supervision fee charged by the Service is $0.011 per metric ton of domestic U.S. grain shipments inspected and/or weighed, including land carrier shipments to Canada and Mexico.
(a) Registration certificates and renewals. (1) The nature of your business will determine the fees that your business must pay for registration certificates and renewals:
(i) If you operate a business that buys, handles, weighs, or transports grain for sale in foreign commerce, you must pay $135.00.
(ii) If you operate a business that buys, handles, weighs, or transports grain for sale in foreign commerce and you are also in a control relationship (see definition in section 17A(b)(2) of the Act) with respect to a business that buys, handles, weighs, or transports grain for sale in interstate commerce, you must pay $270.00.
(2) If you request extra copies of registration certificates, you must pay $1.90 for each copy.
(b) Designation amendments. If you submit an application to amend a designation, you must pay $75.00.
(c) If you submit an application to operate as a scale testing organization, you must pay $250.00.
Schedule A—Fees for Official Inspection and Weighing Services Performed in the United States and Canada 1
Effective October 1, 2013 through September 30, 2014
(Fiscal Year 2014)
Table 1—Fees for Official Services Performed at an Applicant's Facility in an Onsite FGIS Laboratory 2
Monday toFriday (6 a.m. to 6 p.m.) Monday toFriday (6 p.m. to 6 a.m.) Saturday,Sunday, and overtime 3 Holidays
1 Canada fees include the noncontract hourly rate, the Toledo field office administrative fee, and the actual cost of travel.
2 Fees apply to original inspection and weighing, re-inspection, and appeal inspection service and include, but are not limited to, sampling, grading, weighing, prior to loading stowage examinations, and certifying results performed within 25 miles of an employee's assigned duty station. Travel and related expenses will be charged for service outside 25 miles as found in § 800.72(a).
3 Overtime rates will be assessed for all hours in excess of 8 consecutive hours that result from an applicant scheduling or requesting service beyond 8 hours, or if requests for additional shifts exceed existing staffing.
4 Appeal and re-inspection services will be assessed the same fee as the original inspection service.
5 Applicant must provide the test kit, instrument hardware, calibration control, and all supplies required by the test kit manufacturer.
6 Administrative fee is assessed on export grain inspected and/or weighed, excluding land carrier shipments to Canada and Mexico
(1) Inspection and Weighing Services Hourly Rates (per service representative):
1-year contract ($ per hour) $38.60 $40.30 $46.20 $68.60
Noncontract ($ per hour) 68.60 68.60 68.60 68.60
(2) Additional Tests (cost per test, assessed in addition to the hourly rate): 4
(i) Aflatoxin (rapid test kit method) 10.80
(ii) Aflatoxin (rapid test kit method-applicant provides kit) 5 8.80
(iii) All other Mycotoxins (rapid test kit method) 19.90
(iv) All other Mycotoxins (rapid test kit method-applicant provides kit) 5 17.90
(v) NIR or NMR Analysis (protein, oil, starch, etc.) 2.50
(vi) Waxy corn (per test) 2.50
(vii) Fees for other tests not listed above will be based on the lowest noncontract hourly rate.
(viii) Other services
(a) Class Y Weighing (per carrier):
(1) Truck/container 0.50
(2) Railcar 1.50
(3) Barge 2.80
(3) Administrative Fee (assessed in addition to all other applicable fees, only one administrative fee will be assessed when inspection and weighing services are performed on the same carrier):
(i) All outbound carriers serviced by the specific field office (per-metric ton):
(a) League City 0.184
(b) New Orleans 0.090
(c) Portland 0.183
(d) Toledo 0.294
(e) Delegated States 6 0.057
(f) Designated Agencies 6 0.057
Table 2—Services Performed at Other Than an Applicant's Facility in an FGIS Laboratory 1 2
1 Fees apply to original inspection and weighing, re-inspection, and appeal inspection service and include, but are not limited to, sampling, grading, weighing, prior to loading stowage examinations, and certifying results performed within 25 miles of an employee's assigned duty station. Travel and related expenses will be charged for service outside 25 miles as found in § 800.72(a).
2 An additional charge will be assessed when the revenue from the services in Schedule A, Table 2, does not cover what would have been collected at the applicable hourly rate as provided in § 800.72(b).
3 Applicant must provide the test kit, instrument hardware, calibration control, and all supplies required by the test kit manufacturer.
4 If performed outside of normal business, 11/2 times the applicable unit fee will be charged.
5 If, at the request of the Service, a file sample is located and forwarded by the Agency, the Agency may, upon request, be reimbursed at the rate of $3.30 per sample by the Service.
(1) Original Inspection and Weighing (Class X) Services:
(i) Sampling only (use hourly rates from Table 1)
(ii) Stationary lots (sampling, grade/factor, & checkloading):
(a) Truck/trailer/container (per carrier) $21.50
(b) Railcar (per carrier) 31.90
(c) Barge (per carrier) 200.90
(d) Sacked grain (per hour per service representative plus an administrative fee per hundredweight) (CWT) 0.06
(iii) Lots sampled online during loading (sampling charge under (i) above, plus):
(a) Truck/trailer container (per carrier) 12.90
(b) Railcar (per carrier) 26.90
(c) Barge (per carrier) 137.30
(d) Sacked grain (per hour per service representative plus an administrative fee per hundredweight) (CWT) 0.06
(iv) Other services:
(a) Submitted sample (per sample—grade and factor) 12.90
(b) Warehouseman inspection (per sample) 22.60
(c) Factor only (per factor—maximum 2 factors) 6.20
(d) Checkloading/condition examination (use hourly rates from Table 1, plus an administrative fee per hundredweight if not previously assessed) (CWT) 0.06
(e) Re-inspection (grade and factor only. Sampling service additional, item (i) above) 14.00
(f) Class X Weighing (per hour per service representative) 68.60
(v) Additional tests (excludes sampling):
(a) Aflatoxin (rapid test kit method) 32.20
(b) Aflatoxin (rapid test kit method-applicant provides kit) 3 30.20
(c) All other Mycotoxins (rapid test kit method) 41.40
(d) All other Mycotoxins (rapid test kit method-applicant provides kit) 3 39.40
(e) NIR or NMR Analysis (protein, oil, starch, etc.) 10.80
(f) Waxy corn (per test) 10.80
(g) Canola (per test-00 dip test) 10.80
(h) Pesticide Residue Testing: 4
(1) Routine Compounds (per sample) 231.40
(2) Special Compounds (Subject to availability) 123.30
(i) Fees for other tests not listed above will be based on the lowest noncontract hourly rate from Table 1
(2) Appeal inspection and review of weighing service.5
(i) Board Appeals and Appeals (grade and factor) 87.90
(a) Factor only (per factor—max 2 factors) 46.20
(b) Sampling service for Appeals additional (hourly rates from Table 1)
(ii) Additional tests (assessed in addition to all other applicable tests):
(a) Aflatoxin (rapid test kit method) 32.20
(b) Aflatoxin (rapid test kit method-applicant provides kit) 3 30.20
(c) All other Mycotoxins (rapid test kit method) 50.40
(d) All other Mycotoxins (rapid test kit method-applicant provides kit) 3 48.40
(e) NIR or NMR Analysis (protein, oil, starch, etc.) 19.00
(f) Sunflower oil (per test) 19.00
(g) Mycotoxin (per test-HPLC) 151.10
(h) Pesticide Residue Testing: 4
(1) Routine Compounds (per sample) 231.40
(2) Special Compounds (Subject to availability) 123.30
(i) Fees for other tests not listed above will be based on the lowest noncontract hourly rate from Table 1
(iii) Review of weighing (per hour per service representative) 88.60
(3) Stowage examination (service-on-request): 4
(i) Ship (per stowage space) (minimum $273.50 per ship) 54.70
(ii) Subsequent ship examinations (same as original) (minimum $164.10 per ship) 54.70
(iii) Barge (per examination) 44.00
(iv) All other carriers (per examination) 17.20
Table 3—Miscellaneous Services 1
1 Any requested service that is not listed will be performed at $68.60 per hour.
2 Regular business hours—Monday through Friday—service provided at other than regular business hours will be charged at 11/2 times the applicable hourly rate. (See § 800.0(b)(14) for definition of “business day.”)
3 Foreign travel charged hourly fee of $89.20 plus travel, per diem, and related expenditures.
(1) Grain grading seminars (per hour per service representative) 2 $68.60
(2) Certification of diverter-type mechanical samplers (per hour per service representative) 2 68.60
(3) Special weighing services (per hour per service representative): 2
(i) Scale testing and certification 89.20
(ii) Scale testing and certification of railroad track scales 89.20
(iii) Evaluation of weighing and material handling systems 89.20
(iv) NTEP Prototype evaluation (other than Railroad Track Scales) 89.20
(v) NTEP Prototype evaluation of Railroad Track Scale 89.20
(vi) Use of GIPSA railroad track scale test equipment per facility for each requested service. (Track scales tested under the Association of American Railroads agreement are exempt.) 535.50
(vii) Mass standards calibration and re-verification 89.20
(viii) Special projects 89.20
(4) Foreign travel (hourly fee) 3 89.20
(5) Online customized data service:
(i) One data file per week for 1 year 535.50
(ii) One data file per month for 1 year 321.30
(6) Samples provided to interested parties (per sample) 3.30
(7) Divided-lot certificates (per certificate) 2.00
(8) Extra copies of certificates (per certificate) 2.00
(9) Faxing (per page) 2.00
(10) Special mailing Actual cost
(11) Preparing certificates onsite or during other than normal business hours (use hourly rates from Table 1)
Schedule B—Fees for FGIS Supervision of Official Inspection and Weighing Services Performed by Delegated States and/or Designated Agencies in the U.S.
The supervision fee charged by the Service is $0.011 per metric ton of domestic U.S. grain shipments inspected and/or weighed, including land carrier shipments to Canada and Mexico.
(a) Registration certificates and renewals. (1) The nature of your business will determine the fees that your business must pay for registration certificates and renewals:
(i) If you operate a business that buys, handles, weighs, or transports grain for sale in foreign commerce, you must pay $135.00.
(ii) If you operate a business that buys, handles, weighs, or transports grain for sale in foreign commerce and you are also in a control relationship (see definition in section 17A(b)(2) of the Act) with respect to a business that buys, handles, weighs, or transports grain for sale in interstate commerce, you must pay $270.00.
(2) If you request extra copies of registration certificates, you must pay $2.00 for each copy.
(b) Designation amendments. If you submit an application to amend a designation, you must pay $75.00.
(c) If you submit an application to operate as a scale testing organization, you must pay $250.00.
Schedule A—Fees for Official Inspection and Weighing Services Performed in the United States and Canada 1
Effective October 1, 2014 Through September 30, 2015
(Fiscal Year 2015)
Table 1—Fees for Official Services Performed at an Applicant's Facility in an Onsite FGIS Laboratory 2
Monday toFriday (6 a.m. to 6 p.m.) Monday toFriday (6 p.m. to 6 a.m.) Saturday,Sunday, and overtime 3 Holidays
1 Canada fees include the noncontract hourly rate, the Toledo field office administrative fee, and the actual cost of travel.
2 Fees apply to original inspection and weighing, re-inspection, and appeal inspection service and include, but are not limited to, sampling, grading, weighing, prior to loading stowage examinations, and certifying results performed within 25 miles of an employee's assigned duty station. Travel and related expenses will be charged for service outside 25 miles as found in § 800.72(a).
3 Overtime rates will be assessed for all hours in excess of 8 consecutive hours that result from an applicant scheduling or requesting service beyond 8 hours, or if requests for additional shifts exceed existing staffing.
4 Appeal and re-inspection services will be assessed the same fee as the original inspection service.
5 Applicant must provide the test kit, instrument hardware, calibration control, and all supplies required by the test kit manufacturer.
6 Administrative fee is assessed on export grain inspected and/or weighed, excluding land carrier shipments to Canada and Mexico.
(1) Inspection and Weighing Services Hourly Rates (per service representative):
1-year contract ($ per hour) $39.40 $41.20 $47.20 $70.00
Noncontract ($ per hour) 70.00 70.00 70.00 70.00
(2) Additional Tests (cost per test, assessed in addition to the hourly rate): 4
(i) Aflatoxin (rapid test kit method) 11.10
(ii) Aflatoxin (rapid test kit method-applicant provides kit) 5 9.10
(iii) All other Mycotoxins (rapid test kit method) 20.30
(iv) All other Mycotoxins (rapid test kit method-applicant provides kit) 5 18.30
(v) NIR or NMR Analysis (protein, oil, starch, etc.) 2.60
(vi) Waxy corn (per test) 2.60
(vii) Fees for other tests not listed above will be based on the lowest noncontract hourly rate:
(viii) Other services:
(a) Class Y Weighing (per carrier):
(1) Truck/container 0.60
(2) Railcar 1.60
(3) Barge 2.90
(3) Administrative Fee (assessed in addition to all other applicable fees, only one administrative fee will be assessed when inspection and weighing services are performed on the same carrier):
(i) All outbound carriers serviced by the specific field office (per-metric ton):
(a) League City 0.188
(b) New Orleans 0.092
(c) Portland 0.187
(d) Toledo 0.300
(e) Delegated States 6 0.059
(f) Designated Agencies 6 0.059
Table 2—Services Performed at Other Than an Applicant's Facility in an FGIS Laboratory 1 2
1 Fees apply to original inspection and weighing, re-inspection, and appeal inspection service and include, but are not limited to, sampling, grading, weighing, prior to loading stowage examinations, and certifying results performed within 25 miles of an employee's assigned duty station. Travel and related expenses will be charged for service outside 25 miles as found in § 800.72(a).
2 An additional charge will be assessed when the revenue from the services in Schedule A, Table 2, does not cover what would have been collected at the applicable hourly rate as provided in § 800.72(b).
3 Applicant must provide the test kit, instrument hardware, calibration control, and all supplies required by the test kit manufacturer.
4 If performed outside of normal business, 11/2 times the applicable unit fee will be charged.
5 If, at the request of the Service, a file sample is located and forwarded by the Agency, the Agency may, upon request, be reimbursed at the rate of $3.40 per sample by the Service.
(1) Original Inspection and Weighing (Class X) Services:
(i) Sampling only (use hourly rates from Table 1)
(ii) Stationary lots (sampling, grade/factor, & checkloading):
(a) Truck/trailer/container (per carrier) $22.00
(b) Railcar (per carrier) 32.60
(c) Barge (per carrier) 205.00
(d) Sacked grain (per hour per service representative plus an administrative fee per hundredweight) (CWT) 0.07
(iii) Lots sampled online during loading (sampling charge under (i) above, plus):
(a) Truck/trailer container (per carrier) 13.20
(b) Railcar (per carrier) 27.50
(c) Barge (per carrier) 140.10
(d) Sacked grain (per hour per service representative plus an administrative fee per hundredweight) (CWT) 0.07
(iv) Other services
(a) Submitted sample (per sample—grade and factor) 13.20
(b) Warehouseman inspection (per sample) 23.10
(c) Factor only (per factor—maximum 2 factors) 6.40
(d) Checkloading/condition examination (use hourly rates from Table 1, plus an administrative fee per hundredweight if not previously assessed) (CWT) 0.07
(e) Re-inspection (grade and factor only. Sampling service additional, item (i) above) 14.30
(f) Class X Weighing (per hour per service representative) 70.00
(v) Additional tests (excludes sampling):
(a) Aflatoxin (rapid test kit method) 32.90
(b) Aflatoxin (rapid test kit method-applicant provides kit) 3 30.90
(c) All other Mycotoxins (rapid test kit method) 42.30
(d) All other Mycotoxins (rapid test kit method-applicant provides kit) 3 40.30
(e) NIR or NMR Analysis (protein, oil, starch, etc.) 11.10
(f) Waxy corn (per test) 11.10
(g) Canola (per test-00 dip test) 11.10
(h) Pesticide Residue Testing: 4
(1) Routine Compounds (per sample) 236.10
(2) Special Compounds (Subject to availability) 125.80
(i) Fees for other tests not listed above will be based on the lowest noncontract hourly rate from Table 1
(2) Appeal inspection and review of weighing service.5
(i) Board Appeals and Appeals (grade and factor) 89.70
(a) Factor only (per factor—max 2 factors) 47.20
(b) Sampling service for Appeals additional (hourly rates from Table 1)
(ii) Additional tests (assessed in addition to all other applicable tests):
(a) Aflatoxin (rapid test kit method) 32.90
(b) Aflatoxin (rapid test kit method-applicant provides kit) 3 30.90
(c) All other Mycotoxins (rapid test kit method) 51.50
(d) All other Mycotoxins (rapid test kit method-applicant provides kit) 3 49.50
(e) NIR or NMR Analysis (protein, oil, starch, etc.) 19.40
(f) Sunflower oil (per test) 19.40
(g) Mycotoxin (per test-HPLC) 154.20
(h) Pesticide Residue Testing: 4
(1) Routine Compounds (per sample) 236.10
(2) Special Compounds (Subject to availability) 125.80
(i) Fees for other tests not listed above will be based on the lowest noncontract hourly rate from Table 1
(iii) Review of weighing (per hour per service representative) 90.40
(3) Stowage examination (service-on-request): 4
(i) Ship (per stowage space) (minimum $279.00 per ship) 55.80
(ii) Subsequent ship examinations (same as original) (minimum $167.40 per ship) 55.80
(iii) Barge (per examination) 44.90
(iv) All other carriers (per examination) 17.60
Table 3—Miscellaneous Services 1
1 Any requested service that is not listed will be performed at $70.00 per hour.
2 Regular business hours—Monday through Friday—service provided at other than regular business hours will be charged at 11/2 times the applicable hourly rate. (See § 800.0(b)(14) for definition of “business day.”)
3 Foreign travel charged hourly fee of $91.00 plus travel, per diem, and related expenditures.
(1) Grain grading seminars (per hour per service representative) 2 $70.00
(2) Certification of diverter-type mechanical samplers (per hour per service representative) 2 70.00
(3) Special weighing services (per hour per service representative): 2
(i) Scale testing and certification 91.00
(ii) Scale testing and certification of railroad track scales 91.00
(iii) Evaluation of weighing and material handling systems 91.00
(iv) NTEP Prototype evaluation (other than Railroad Track Scales) 91.00
(v) NTEP Prototype evaluation of Railroad Track Scale 91.00
(vi) Use of GIPSA railroad track scale test equipment per facility for each requested service. (Track scales tested under the Association of American Railroads agreement are exempt.) 546.30
(vii) Mass standards calibration and re-verification 91.00
(viii) Special projects 91.00
(4) Foreign travel (hourly fee) 3 91.00
(5) Online customized data service:
(i) One data file per week for 1 year 546.30
(ii) One data file per month for 1 year 327.80
(6) Samples provided to interested parties (per sample) 3.40
(7) Divided-lot certificates (per certificate) 2.10
(8) Extra copies of certificates (per certificate) 2.10
(9) Faxing (per page) 2.10
(10) Special mailing Actual Cost
(11) Preparing certificates onsite or during other than normal business hours (use hourly rates from Table 1)
Schedule B—Fees for FGIS Supervision of Official Inspection and Weighing Services Performed by Delegated States and/or Designated Agencies in the U.S.
The supervision fee charged by the Service is $0.011 per metric ton of domestic U.S. grain shipments inspected and/or weighed, including land carrier shipments to Canada and Mexico.
(a) Registration certificates and renewals. (1) The nature of your business will determine the fees that your business must pay for registration certificates and renewals:
(i) If you operate a business that buys, handles, weighs, or transports grain for sale in foreign commerce, you must pay $135.00.
(ii) If you operate a business that buys, handles, weighs, or transports grain for sale in foreign commerce and you are also in a control relationship (see definition in section 17A(b)(2) of the Act) with respect to a business that buys, handles, weighs, or transports grain for sale in interstate commerce, you must pay $270.00.
(2) If you request extra copies of registration certificates, you must pay $2.10 for each copy.
(b) Designation amendments. If you submit an application to amend a designation, you must pay $75.00.
(c) If you submit an application to operate as a scale testing organization, you must pay $250.00.
Schedule A—Fees for Official Inspection and Weighing Services Performed in the United States and Canada 1
Effective October 1, 2015 Through September 30, 2016
(Fiscal Year 2016)
Table 1—Fees for Official Services Performed at an Applicant's Facility in an Onsite FGIS Laboratory 2
Monday toFriday (6 a.m. to 6 p.m.) Monday toFriday (6 p.m. to 6 a.m.) Saturday,Sunday, and overtime 3 Holidays
1 Canada fees include the noncontract hourly rate, the Toledo field office administrative fee, and the actual cost of travel.
2 Fees apply to original inspection and weighing, re-inspection, and appeal inspection service and include, but are not limited to, sampling, grading, weighing, prior to loading stowage examinations, and certifying results performed within 25 miles of an employee's assigned duty station. Travel and related expenses will be charged for service outside 25 miles as found in § 800.72(a).
3 Overtime rates will be assessed for all hours in excess of 8 consecutive hours that result from an applicant scheduling or requesting service beyond 8 hours, or if requests for additional shifts exceed existing staffing.
4 Appeal and re-inspection services will be assessed the same fee as the original inspection service.
5 Applicant must provide the test kit, instrument hardware, calibration control, and all supplies required by the test kit manufacturer.
6 Administrative fee is assessed on export grain inspected and/or weighed, excluding land carrier shipments to Canada and Mexico.
(1) Inspection and Weighing Services Hourly Rates (per service representative):
1-year contract ($ per hour) $40.20 $42.10 $48.20 $71.40
Noncontract ($ per hour) 71.40 71.40 71.40 71.40
(2) Additional Tests (cost per test, assessed in addition to the hourly rate): 4
(i) Aflatoxin (rapid test kit method) 11.40
(ii) Aflatoxin (rapid test kit method-applicant provides kit) 5 9.40
(iii) All other Mycotoxins (rapid test kit method) 20.80
(iv) All other Mycotoxins (rapid test kit method-applicant provides kit) 5 18.80
(v) NIR or NMR Analysis (protein, oil, starch, etc.) 2.70
(vi) Waxy corn (per test) 2.70
(vii) Fees for other tests not listed above will be based on the lowest noncontract hourly rate
(viii) Other services
(a) Class Y Weighing (per carrier):
(1) Truck/container 0.70
(2) Railcar 1.70
(3) Barge 3.00
(3) Administrative Fee (assessed in addition to all other applicable fees, only one administrative fee will be assessed when inspection and weighing services are performed on the same carrier):
(i) All outbound carriers serviced by the specific field office (per-metric ton):
(a) League City 0.192
(b) New Orleans 0.094
(c) Portland 0.191
(d) Toledo 0.306
(e) Delegated States 6 0.061
(f) Designated Agencies 6 0.061
Table 2—Services Performed at Other Than an Applicant's Facility in an FGIS Laboratory 1 2
1 Fees apply to original inspection and weighing, re-inspection, and appeal inspection service and include, but are not limited to, sampling, grading, weighing, prior to loading stowage examinations, and certifying results performed within 25 miles of an employee's assigned duty station. Travel and related expenses will be charged for service outside 25 miles as found in § 800.72(a).
2 An additional charge will be assessed when the revenue from the services in Schedule A, Table 2, does not cover what would have been collected at the applicable hourly rate as provided in § 800.72(b).
3 Applicant must provide the test kit, instrument hardware, calibration control, and all supplies required by the test kit manufacturer.
4 If performed outside of normal business, 11/2 times the applicable unit fee will be charged.
5 If, at the request of the Service, a file sample is located and forwarded by the Agency, the Agency may, upon request, be reimbursed at the rate of $3.50 per sample by the Service.
(1) Original Inspection and Weighing (Class X) Services:
(i) Sampling only (use hourly rates from Table 1)
(ii) Stationary lots (sampling, grade/factor, & checkloading):
(a) Truck/trailer/container (per carrier) $22.50
(b) Railcar (per carrier) 33.30
(c) Barge (per carrier) 209.10
(d) Sacked grain (per hour per service representative plus an administrative fee per hundredweight) (CWT) 0.08
(iii) Lots sampled online during loading (sampling charge under (i) above, plus):
(a) Truck/trailer container (per carrier) 13.50
(b) Railcar (per carrier) 28.10
(c) Barge (per carrier) 143.00
(d) Sacked grain (per hour per service representative plus an administrative fee per hundredweight) (CWT) 0.08
(iv) Other services:
(a) Submitted sample (per sample—grade and factor) 13.50
(b) Warehouseman inspection (per sample) 23.60
(c) Factor only (per factor—maximum 2 factors) 6.60
(d) Checkloading/condition examination (use hourly rates from Table 1, plus an administrative fee per hundredweight if not previously assessed) (CWT) 0.08
(e) Re-inspection (grade and factor only. Sampling service additional, item (i) above) 14.60
(f) Class X Weighing (per hour per service representative) 71.40
(v) Additional tests (excludes sampling):
(a) Aflatoxin (rapid test kit method) 33.60
(b) Aflatoxin (rapid test kit method-applicant provides kit)3 31.60
(c) All other Mycotoxins (rapid test kit method) 43.20
(d) All other Mycotoxins (rapid test kit method-applicant provides kit)3 41.20
(e) NIR or NMR Analysis (protein, oil, starch, etc.) 11.40
(f) Waxy corn (per test) 11.40
(g) Canola (per test-00 dip test) 11.40
(h) Pesticide Residue Testing:4
(1) Routine Compounds (per sample) 240.90
(2) Special Compounds (Subject to availability) 128.40
(i) Fees for other tests not listed above will be based on the lowest noncontract hourly rate from Table 1.
(2) Appeal inspection and review of weighing service.5
(i) Board Appeals and Appeals (grade and factor) 91.50
(a) Factor only (per factor—max 2 factors) 48.20
(b) Sampling service for Appeals additional (hourly rates from Table 1)
(ii) Additional tests (assessed in addition to all other applicable tests):
(a) Aflatoxin (rapid test kit method) 33.60
(b) Aflatoxin (rapid test kit method-applicant provides kit)3 31.60
(c) All other Mycotoxins (rapid test kit method) 52.60
(d) All other Mycotoxins (rapid test kit method-applicant provides kit)3 50.60
(e) NIR or NMR Analysis (protein, oil, starch, etc.) 19.80
(f) Sunflower oil (per test) 19.80
(g) Mycotoxin (per test-HPLC) 157.30
(h) Pesticide Residue Testing: 4
(1) Routine Compounds (per sample) 240.90
(2) Special Compounds (Subject to availability) 128.40
(i) Fees for other tests not listed above will be based on the lowest noncontract hourly rate from Table 1.
(iii) Review of weighing (per hour per service representative) 92.30
(3) Stowage examination (service-on-request): 4
(i) Ship (per stowage space) (minimum $285.00 per ship) 57.00
(ii) Subsequent ship examinations (same as original) (minimum $171.00 per ship) 57.00
(iii) Barge (per examination) 45.80
(iv) All other carriers (per examination) 18.00
Table 3—Miscellaneous Services 1
1 Any requested service that is not listed will be performed at $71.40 per hour.
2 Regular business hours—Monday through Friday—service provided at other than regular business hours will be charged at 11/2 times the applicable hourly rate. (See § 800.0(b)(14) for definition of “business day.”)
3 Foreign travel charged hourly fee of $92.90 plus travel, per diem, and related expenditures.
(1) Grain grading seminars (per hour per service representative) 2 $71.40
(2) Certification of diverter-type mechanical samplers (per hour per service representative) 2 71.40
(3) Special weighing services (per hour per service representative): 2
(i) Scale testing and certification 92.90
(ii) Scale testing and certification of railroad track scales 92.90
(iii) Evaluation of weighing and material handling systems 92.90
(iv) NTEP Prototype evaluation (other than Railroad Track Scales) 92.90
(v) NTEP Prototype evaluation of Railroad Track Scale 92.90
(vi) Use of GIPSA railroad track scale test equipment per facility for each requested service. (Track scales tested under the Association of American Railroads agreement are exempt.) 557.30
(vii) Mass standards calibration and re-verification 92.90
(viii) Special projects 92.90
(4) Foreign travel (hourly fee) 3 92.90
(5) Online customized data service:
(i) One data file per week for 1 year 557.30
(ii) One data file per month for 1 year 334.40
(6) Samples provided to interested parties (per sample) 3.50
(7) Divided-lot certificates (per certificate) 2.20
(8) Extra copies of certificates (per certificate) 2.20
(9) Faxing (per page) 2.20
(10) Special mailing Actual Cost
(11) Preparing certificates onsite or during other than normal business hours (use hourly rates from Table 1).
Schedule B—Fees for FGIS Supervision of Official Inspection and Weighing Services Performed by Delegated States and/or Designated Agencies in the U.S.
The supervision fee charged by the Service is $0.011 per metric ton of domestic U.S. grain shipments inspected and/or weighed, including land carrier shipments to Canada and Mexico.
(a) Registration certificates and renewals. (1) The nature of your business will determine the fees that your business must pay for registration certificates and renewals:
(i) If you operate a business that buys, handles, weighs, or transports grain for sale in foreign commerce, you must pay $135.00.
(ii) If you operate a business that buys, handles, weighs, or transports grain for sale in foreign commerce and you are also in a control relationship (see definition in section 17A(b)(2) of the Act) with respect to a business that buys, handles, weighs, or transports grain for sale in interstate commerce, you must pay $270.00.
(2) If you request extra copies of registration certificates, you must pay $2.20 for each copy.
(b) Designation amendments. If you submit an application to amend a designation, you must pay $75.00.
(c) If you submit an application to operate as a scale testing organization, you must pay $250.00.
Schedule A—Fees for Official Inspection and Weighing Services Performed in the United States and Canada 1
Effective October 1, 2016 Through September 30, 2017
(Fiscal Year 2017)
Table 1—Fees for Official Services Performed at an Applicant's Facility in an Onsite FGIS Laboratory 2
Monday toFriday (6 a.m. to 6 p.m.) Monday toFriday (6 p.m. to 6 a.m.) Saturday,Sunday, and overtime 3 Holidays
1 Canada fees include the noncontract hourly rate, the Toledo field office administrative fee, and the actual cost of travel.
2 Fees apply to original inspection and weighing, re-inspection, and appeal inspection service and include, but are not limited to, sampling, grading, weighing, prior to loading stowage examinations, and certifying results performed within 25 miles of an employee's assigned duty station. Travel and related expenses will be charged for service outside 25 miles as found in § 800.72(a).
3 Overtime rates will be assessed for all hours in excess of 8 consecutive hours that result from an applicant scheduling or requesting service beyond 8 hours, or if requests for additional shifts exceed existing staffing.
4 Appeal and re-inspection services will be assessed the same fee as the original inspection service.
5 Applicant must provide the test kit, instrument hardware, calibration control, and all supplies required by the test kit manufacturer.
6 Administrative fee is assessed on export grain inspected and/or weighed, excluding land carrier shipments to Canada and Mexico.
(1) Inspection and Weighing Services Hourly Rates (per service representative):
1-year contract ($ per hour) $41.10 $43.00 $49.20 $72.90
Noncontract ($ per hour) 72.90 72.90 72.90 72.90
(2) Additional Tests (cost per test, assessed in addition to the hourly rate): 4
(i) Aflatoxin (rapid test kit method) 11.70
(ii) Aflatoxin (rapid test kit method-applicant provides kit) 5 9.70
(iii) All other Mycotoxins (rapid test kit method) 21.30
(iv) All other Mycotoxins (rapid test kit method-applicant provides kit) 5 19.30
(v) NIR or NMR Analysis (protein, oil, starch, etc.) 2.80
(vi) Waxy corn (per test) 2.80
(vii) Fees for other tests not listed above will be based on the lowest noncontract hourly rate
(viii) Other services
(a) Class Y Weighing (per carrier)
(1) Truck/container 0.80
(2) Railcar 1.80
(3) Barge 3.10
(3) Administrative Fee (assessed in addition to all other applicable fees, only one administrative fee will be assessed when inspection and weighing services are performed on the same carrier):
(i) All outbound carriers serviced by the specific field office (per-metric ton):
(a) League City 0.196
(b) New Orleans 0.096
(c) Portland 0.195
(d) Toledo 0.313
(e) Delegated States 6 0.063
(f) Designated Agencies 6 0.063
Table 2—Services Performed at Other Than an Applicant's Facility in an FGIS Laboratory 1 2
1 Fees apply to original inspection and weighing, re-inspection, and appeal inspection service and include, but are not limited to, sampling, grading, weighing, prior to loading stowage examinations, and certifying results performed within 25 miles of an employee's assigned duty station. Travel and related expenses will be charged for service outside 25 miles as found in § 800.72(a).
2 An additional charge will be assessed when the revenue from the services in Schedule A, Table 2, does not cover what would have been collected at the applicable hourly rate as provided in § 800.72(b).
3 Applicant must provide the test kit, instrument hardware, calibration control, and all supplies required by the test kit manufacturer.
4 If performed outside of normal business, 11/2 times the applicable unit fee will be charged.
5 If, at the request of the Service, a file sample is located and forwarded by the Agency, the Agency may, upon request, be reimbursed at the rate of $3.60 per sample by the Service.
(1) Original Inspection and Weighing (Class X) Services:
(i) Sampling only (use hourly rates from Table 1)
(ii) Stationary lots (sampling, grade/factor, & checkloading):
(a) Truck/trailer/container (per carrier) $23.00
(b) Railcar (per carrier) 34.00
(c) Barge (per carrier) 213.30
(d) Sacked grain (per hour per service representative plus an administrative fee per hundredweight) (CWT) 0.09
(iii) Lots sampled online during loading (sampling charge under (i) above, plus):
(a) Truck/trailer container (per carrier) 13.80
(b) Railcar (per carrier) 28.70
(c) Barge (per carrier) 145.90
(d) Sacked grain (per hour per service representative plus an administrative fee per hundredweight) (CWT) 0.09
(iv) Other services:
(a) Submitted sample (per sample—grade and factor) 13.80
(b) Warehouseman inspection (per sample) 24.10
(c) Factor only (per factor—maximum 2 factors) 6.80
(d) Checkloading/condition examination (use hourly rates from Table 1, plus an administrative fee per hundredweight if not previously assessed) (CWT) 0.09
(e) Re-inspection (grade and factor only. Sampling service additional, item (i) above) 14.90
(f) Class X Weighing (per hour per service representative) 72.90
(v) Additional tests (excludes sampling):
(a) Aflatoxin (rapid test kit method) 34.30
(b) Aflatoxin (rapid test kit method-applicant provides kit) 3 32.30
(c) All other Mycotoxins (rapid test kit method) 44.10
(d) All other Mycotoxins (rapid test kit method-applicant provides kit) 3 42.10
(e) NIR or NMR Analysis (protein, oil, starch, etc.) 11.70
(f) Waxy corn (per test) 11.70
(g) Canola (per test-00 dip test) 11.70
(h) Pesticide Residue Testing: 4
(1) Routine Compounds (per sample) 245.80
(2) Special Compounds (Subject to availability) 131.00
(i) Fees for other tests not listed above will be based on the lowest noncontract hourly rate from Table 1.
(2) Appeal inspection and review of weighing service.5
(i) Board Appeals and Appeals (grade and factor) 93.40
(a) Factor only (per factor—max 2 factors) 49.20
(b) Sampling service for Appeals additional (hourly rates from Table 1)
(ii) Additional tests (assessed in addition to all other applicable tests):
(a) Aflatoxin (rapid test kit method) 34.30
(b) Aflatoxin (rapid test kit method-applicant provides kit) 3 32.30
(c) All other Mycotoxins (rapid test kit method) 53.70
(d) All other Mycotoxins (rapid test kit method-applicant provides kit) 3 51.70
(e) NIR or NMR Analysis (protein, oil, starch, etc.) 20.20
(f) Sunflower oil (per test) 20.20
(g) Mycotoxin (per test-HPLC) 160.50
(h) Pesticide Residue Testing: 4
(1) Routine Compounds (per sample) 245.80
(2) Special Compounds (Subject to availability) 131.00
(i) Fees for other tests not listed above will be based on the lowest noncontract hourly rate from Table 1.
(iii) Review of weighing (per hour per service representative) 94.20
(3) Stowage examination (service-on-request): 4
(i) Ship (per stowage space) (minimum $291.00 per ship) 58.20
(ii) Subsequent ship examinations (same as original) (minimum $174.60 per ship) 58.20
(iii) Barge (per examination) 46.80
(iv) All other carriers (per examination) 18.40
Table 3—Miscellaneous Services 1
1 Any requested service that is not listed will be performed at $72.90 per hour.
2 Regular business hours—Monday through Friday—service provided at other than regular business hours will be charged at 1/2 times the applicable hourly rate. (See § 800.0(b)(14) for definition of “business day.”)
3 Foreign travel charged hourly fee of $94.80 plus travel, per diem, and related expenditures.
(1) Grain grading seminars (per hour per service representative) 2 $72.90
(2) Certification of diverter-type mechanical samplers (per hour per service representative) 2 72.90
(3) Special weighing services (per hour per service representative): 2
(i) Scale testing and certification 94.80
(ii) Scale testing and certification of railroad track scales 94.80
(iii) Evaluation of weighing and material handling systems 94.80
(iv) NTEP Prototype evaluation (other than Railroad Track Scales) 94.80
(v) NTEP Prototype evaluation of Railroad Track Scale 94.80
(vi) Use of GIPSA railroad track scale test equipment per facility for each requested service. (Track scales tested under the Association of American Railroads agreement are exempt.) 568.50
(vii) Mass standards calibration and re-verification 94.80
(viii) Special projects 94.80
(4) Foreign travel (hourly fee) 3 94.80
(5) Online customized data service:
(i) One data file per week for 1 year 568.50
(ii) One data file per month for 1 year 341.10
(6) Samples provided to interested parties (per sample) 3.60
(7) Divided-lot certificates (per certificate) 2.30
(8) Extra copies of certificates (per certificate) 2.30
(9) Faxing (per page) 2.30
(10) Special mailing Actual Cost
(11) Preparing certificates onsite or during other than normal business hours (use hourly rates from Table 1).
Schedule B—Fees for FGIS Supervision of Official Inspection and Weighing Services Performed by Delegated States and/or Designated Agencies in the United States
The supervision fee charged by the Service is $0.011 per metric ton of domestic U.S. grain shipments inspected and/or weighed, including land carrier shipments to Canada and Mexico.
(a) Registration certificates and renewals. (1) The nature of your business will determine the fees that your business must pay for registration certificates and renewals:
(i) If you operate a business that buys, handles, weighs, or transports grain for sale in foreign commerce, you must pay $135.00.
(ii) If you operate a business that buys, handles, weighs, or transports grain for sale in foreign commerce and you are also in a control relationship (see definition in section 17A(b)(2) of the Act) with respect to a business that buys, handles, weighs, or transports grain for sale in interstate commerce, you must pay $270.00.
(2) If you request extra copies of registration certificates, you must pay $2.30 for each copy.
(b) Designation amendments. If you submit an application to amend a designation, you must pay $75.00.
(c) If you submit an application to operate as a scale testing organization, you must pay $250.00.
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