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 schedules A and B apply to official inspection and weighing services performed by FGIS in the United States and Canada. The fees shown in schedule C apply to official inspection and weighing services performed by delegated States and designated agencies in the United States, except for those State agencies that have been delegated additional responsibilities by FGIS. These States shall be assessed fees as set forth in the State's Delegation of Authority document. Failure of a delegated State or designated agency to pay prescribed fees within 30 days after being due, shall result in automatic termination of the delegation or designation. The delegation or designation shall be reinstated if fees currently 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
Table 1—Fees for Official Services Performed at an Applicant's Facility in an Onsite FGIS Laboratory 1
Monday to Friday(6 a.m. to 6 p.m.) Monday to Friday(6 p.m. to 6 a.m.) Saturday, Sunday, and overtime 2 Holidays
1 Fees apply to original inspection and weighing, reinspection, 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 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.
3 Appeal and reinspection services will be assessed the same fee as the original inspection service.
(1) Inspection and Weighing Services Hourly Rates (per service representative):
1-year contract ($ per hour) 36.00 37.60 43.00 64.00
Noncontract ($ per hour) 64.00 64.00 64.00 64.00
(2) Additional Tests (cost per test, assessed in addition to the hourly rate): 3
(i) Aflatoxin (rapid test kit method) $10.00
(ii) NIR or NMR Analysis (protein, oil, starch, etc.) 2.25
(iii) Vomitoxin (qualitative) 12.50
(iv) Vomitoxin (quantitative) 18.50
(v) Waxy corn (per test) 2.25
(vi) Fees for other tests not listed above will be based on the lowest noncontract hourly rate
(vii) Other services
(a) Class Y Weighing (per carrier)
(1) Truck/container 0.30
(2) Railcar 1.25
(3) Barge 2.50
(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 0.167
(b) New Orleans 0.067
(c) Portland 0.136
(d) Toledo 0.184
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, reinspection, 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 If performed outside of normal business, 11/2 times the applicable unit fee will be charged.
4 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 $2.65 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) $20.00
(b) Railcar (per carrier) 29.70
(c) Barge (per carrier) 187.50
(d) Sacked grain (per hour per service representative plus an administrative fee per hundredweight) (CWT) 0.04
(iii) Lots sampled online during loading (sampling charge under (i) above, plus):
(a) Truck/trailer container (per carrier) 12.00
(b) Railcar (per carrier) 25.00
(c) Barge (per carrier) 128.10
(d) Sacked grain (per hour per service representative plus an administrative fee per hundredweight) (CWT) 0.04
(iv) Other services
(a) Submitted sample (per sample—grade and factor) 12.00
(b) Warehouseman inspection (per sample) 21.00
(c) Factor only (per factor—maximum 2 factors) 5.70
(d) Checkloading/condition examination (use hourly rates from Table 1, plus an administrative fee per hundredweight if not previously assessed) (CWT) 0.04
(e) Reinspection (grade and factor only. Sampling service additional, item (i) above) 13.00
(f) Class X Weighing (per hour pre service representative) 64.00
(v) Additional tests (excludes sampling):
(a) Aflatoxin (rapid test kit method) $30.00
(b) NIR or NMR Analysis (protein, oil, starch, etc.) 10.00
(c) Vomitoxin (qualitative) 31.00
(d) Vomitoxin (quantitative) 38.50
(e) Waxy corn (per test) 10.00
(f) Canola (per test_00 dip test) 10.00
(g) Pesticide Residue Testing: 3
(1) Routine Compounds (per sample) 216.00
(2) Special Compounds (per hour per service representative) 115.00
(h) 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. 4
(i) Board Appeals and Appeals (grade and factor) 82.00
(a) Factor only (per factor—max 2 factors) 43.00
(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) $30.00
(b) NIR or NMR Analysis (protein, oil, starch, etc.) 17.70
(c) Vomitoxin (per test-qualitative) 41.00
(d) Vomitoxin (per test-quantitative) 47.00
(e) Vomitoxin (per test-HPLC Board Appeal) 141.00
(f) Pesticide Residue Testing: 3
(1) Routine Compounds (per sample) 216.00
(2) Special Compounds (per hour per service representative) 115.00
(g) 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) 82.60
(3) Stowage examination (service-on-request): 3
(i) Ship (per stowage space) (minimum $255.00 per ship) 51.00
(ii) Subsequent ship examinations (same as original) (minimum $153.00 per ship)
(iii) Barge (per examination) 41.00
(iv) All other carriers (per examination) 16.00
Table 3—Miscellaneous Services 1
1 Any requested service that is not listed will be performed at $64.00 per hour.
2 Regular business hours—Monday through Friday—service provided at other than regular hours charged at the applicable overtime hourly rate.
(1) Grain grading seminars (per hour per service representative) 2 $64.00
(2) Certification of diverter-type mechanical samplers (per hour per service representative) 2 64.00
(3) Special weighing services (per hour per service representative): 2
(i) Scale testing and certification 83.20
(ii) Scale testing and certification of railroad track scales 83.20
(iii) Evaluation of weighing and material handling systems 83.20
(iv) NTEP Prototype evaluation (other than Railroad Track Scales) 83.20
(v) NTEP Prototype evaluation of Railroad Track Scale 83.20
(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.) 500.00
(vii) Mass standards calibration and reverification 83.20
(viii) Special projects 83.20
(4) Foreign travel (per day per service representative) 510.00
(5) Online customized data EGIS service:
(i) One data file per week for 1 year 500.00
(ii) One data file per month for 1 year 300.00
(6) Samples provided to interested parties (per sample) 3.00
(7) Divided-lot certificates (per certificate) 1.75
(8) Extra copies of certificates (per certificate) 1.75
(9) Faxing (per page) 1.75
(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 Official Inspection, Weighing, and Appeal Inspection Services Performed in Canada 1
Inspection and weighing service (bulk or sacked grain) Regular workday (Monday thru Saturday) Nonregular workday (Sunday and holiday)
1 Official inspection and weighing services include, but are not limited to grading, weighing, sampling, stowage examination, equipment testing, scale testing and certification, test weight reverification, evaluation of inspection and weighing equipment demonstrating official inspection and weighing functions, furnishing standard illustrations, and certifying inspection and weighing results.
2 Fees for reinspection and appeal inspection services shall be assessed at the applicable contract or noncontract hourly rate as the original inspection. However, if additional personnel are required to perform the reinspection or appeal inspection service, the applicant will be assessed the noncontract original inspection hourly fee.
3 Board appeal inspections are based on file samples. See § 800.71, schedule A for Board Appeal fees.
(1) Original inspection services and official weighing services: 2,3
(i) Contract services (per hour per service representative) $103.00 $130.00
(ii) Noncontract service (per hour per service representative) 137.00 172.00
(2) Extra copies of certificates (per copy) 3.00 3.00
Schedule C—Fees for FGIS Supervision of Official Inspection and Weighing Services Performed by Delegated States and/or Designated Agencies in the United States 1
The supervision fee is charged at $0.011 per metric ton inspected and/or weighed.
(b) Registration certificates and renewals.
(1) Fees for registration certificates and renewals will be based on the nature of the business:
(i) Firms engaged in the business of buying grain for sale in foreign commerce or the business of handling, weighing, or transporting of grain for sale in foreign commerce $135.00 (ii) Firms engaged in the business of buying grain for sale in foreign commerce or the business of handling, weighing, or transporting of grain for sale in foreign commerce who also are in a control relationship, as defined in Section 17A(b)(2) of the Act, with respect to a business engaged in the business of buying, handling, weighing, or transporting grain for sale in interstate commerce 270.00
(2) Requests for extra copies of registration certificates shall be accompanied by a fee of $2.50 for each copy.
(c) Designation amendments. An application for an amendment to a designation shall be accompanied by a fee of $75.00.
(d) Each application for approval to operate as a scale testing organization shall be accompanied by a fee of $250.
(Secs. 8 and 9, Pub. L. 94-582, 90 Stat. 2873, 2877 (7 U.S.C. 79(j), 79a(1)); secs. 9, 18, Pub. L. 94-582, 90 Stat. 2875 and 2884 (7 U.S.C. 79a and 87e); secs. 8 and 9, Pub. L. 94-582, 90 Stat. 2873, 2877 (7 U.S.C. 79(j), 79a(1)), as amended by Pub. L. 97-35, 95 Stat. 371, 372)
[45 FR 15810, Mar. 11, 1980; 45 FR 55119, Aug. 18, 1980]
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