Kan. Admin. Regs. § 4-16-7a - Inspection fees

Current through Register Vol. 40, No. 39, September 30, 2021

(a) Each establishment that requires inspection services at any time other than the establishment's regularly scheduled inspection periods or requests voluntary inspection services shall be subject to the charges specified in this regulation to defray the department's costs of providing these inspection services. Regularly scheduled inspection periods shall not include any legal holiday or any officially observed holiday as designated in K.A.R. 1-9-2.
(b) Each establishment that requests inspection services on a legal holiday or an officially observed holiday as designated in K.A.R. 1-9-2 shall give the secretary at least two weeks' notice before the holiday. Except for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the Fourth of July, and Veterans' Day, if the legal holiday occurs or is observed on a Monday or Friday, the fees shall also apply to inspection services requested during the adjacent weekend.
(c)
(1) The hourly fee shall be $28. The hourly fee shall be calculated in quarter-hour units. Unless otherwise specified, a required minimum charge of two hours shall be assessed.
(2) For slaughter with the mark of inspection, the hourly fee shall be assessed for the amount of time needed to conduct the inspection. The inspection shall include the inspector's drive time to and from the establishment. If the establishment processes with the mark of inspection that day, then the amount of time to inspect the processing operations shall be included in the total inspection time.
(3) For processing with the mark of inspection, a fee of $40 shall be assessed per day if the establishment is processing with the mark of inspection and not slaughtering with the mark of inspection.
(d) Each establishment that requests inspection services over eight hours in one day shall be assessed fees as follows, if the secretary can accommodate the extra time:
(1) If the request is made before the inspector's arrival at the establishment or while the inspector is at the establishment, the hourly fee shall be assessed for the actual time of the additional inspection. The two-hour minimum charge shall be waived, and the inspector's drive time shall not be charged.
(2) If the request is made after the inspector has left the establishment, the hourly fee shall be assessed, including the two-hour minimum charge. The inspector's drive time shall not be charged.
(3) If the establishment requests to slaughter with the mark of inspection when the regularly inspected operation is processing, the request may be granted by the secretary without assessing overtime charges if the operations will not exceed the establishment's regularly scheduled hours that day.
(4) Any requests specified in this subsection may be denied by the secretary if the requested additional time at the establishment causes inspections to be missed at other establishments.
(e) Payment of all applicable fees shall be due at or before the end of the month following the date of the requested inspection services. If the fees are not paid, requests for the following may be denied by the secretary:
(1) Inspection services on holidays;
(2) inspection services outside of the establishment's regularly scheduled inspection periods; and
(3) voluntary inspection services.
(f) Any applicable fees may be waived by the secretary under either of the following conditions:
(1) The establishment trades a regularly scheduled day of inspection in the week during which the additional inspection services are provided.
(2) Additional requested inspection services can be provided without causing undue hardship to the program.
(g) For fees associated with 4-H slaughter or processing, each establishment providing slaughter services associated with 4-H shall be assessed fees as follows for each seven-day calendar week, Sunday through Saturday:
(1) The facility shall be provided with not more than eight hours of inspection services without charge for 4-H slaughter operations in a 24-hour period.
(2) Inspection services for 4-H slaughter for more than eight hours in a calendar week shall be subject to the hourly fee specified in subsection (c) for slaughter.
(3) The fee may be waived if the facility cancels a day of inspection in the same seven-day calendar week in which 4-H slaughter is conducted.
(4) The fee shall be assessed for actual inspection time and shall not include the inspector's drive time to and from the facility.

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Kan. Admin. Regs. § 4-16-7a
Authorized by K.S.A. 2011 Supp. 65-6a26 and K.S.A. 2011 Supp. 65-6a44; implementing K.S.A. 2011 Supp. 65-6a26; effective May 1, 1986; amended Jan. 1, 1989; amended July 1, 1993; amended Jan. 17, 2003; amended July 18, 2008; amended May 10, 2013.

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