7 CFR 97.175 - Fees and charges.

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§ 97.175 Fees and charges.

The following fees and charges apply to the services and actions specified below:

(a) Filing the application and notifying the public of filing - $518.00.

(b) Search or examination - $3,864.00.

(c) Submission of new application data, after notice of allowance, prior to issuance of certificate - $432.00.

(d) Allowance and issuance of certificate and notifying public of issuance - $768.00.

(e) Revive an abandoned application - $518.00.

(f) Reproduction of records, drawings, certificates, exhibits, or printed material (cost per page of material) - $1.80.

(g) Authentication (each page) - $1.80.

(h) Correcting or re-issuance of a certificate - $518.00.

(i) Recording an assignment, any revision of an assignment, or withdrawal or revocation of an assignment (per certificate or application) - $41.00.

(j) Copies of 8 × 10 photographs in color - $41.00.

(k) Additional fee for reconsideration - $518.00.

(l) Additional fee for late payment - $41.00.

(m) Fee for handling replenishment seed sample (applicable only for certificates issued after June 20, 2005) - $38.00.

(n) Additional fee for late replenishment of seed - $41.00.

(o) Filing a petition for protest proceeding - $4,118.00.

(p) Appeal to Secretary (refundable if appeal overturns the Commissioner's decision) - $4,942.00.

(q) Granting of extensions for responding to a request - $89.00.

(r) Field inspections by a representative of the Plant Variety Protection Office, made at the request of the applicant, shall be reimbursable in full (including travel, per diem or subsistence, and salary) in accordance with Standardized Government Travel Regulation.

(s) Any other service not covered above will be charged for at rates prescribed by the Commissioner, but in no event shall they exceed $107.00 per employee-hour. Charges also will be made for materials, space, and administrative costs.

[ 70 FR 54612, Sept. 16, 2005]

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