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WAC 16-240-070

Fees for services under the United States Grain Standards Act.

(1) USGSA Tables 1 through (8) in this section contain fees for official sampling, inspection, weighing services, and fees for other associated services under the United States Grain Standards Act (USGSA). Services available include inspection, sampling, testing, weighing, laboratory analysis, and certification.
(2) Fees that are not otherwise provided for in this chapter for services under the United States Grain Standards Act are described below.
(a) Fees for other services under the United States Grain Standards Act not specifically cited in WAC 16-240-070 are provided at the rates contained in WAC 16-240-080 or 16-240-090 or at the published rates of the laboratory or organization providing the official service or analysis. The program will require the applicant for service to provide advance consent to the rate for any service necessary to be performed at an external laboratory or organization.
(b) An applicant may be required to provide the necessary supplies and equipment when requesting a new or special type of analysis.
USGSA Table 1
Fees for Combination Inspection and Weighing Services
1.
In, out, or local, rate for all tiers, per metric ton
$0.250
2.
Vessels (export and domestic ocean-going), Tier 1 rate, per metric ton
$0.250
3.
Vessels and local (export and domestic ocean-going) with approved automated weighing systems, Tier 1 rate, per metric ton
$0.230
Note: For automated weighing systems:
When approved automated weighing systems are not functioning properly, dedicated staff time may be required at the rates established in WAC 16-240-060.
4.
Vessels and local (export and domestic ocean-going), Tier 2 rate, per metric ton
$0.200
5.
Vessels and local (export and domestic ocean-going), Tier 3 rate, per metric ton
$0.100
Note: For vessels (export and domestic ocean-going):
The metric ton vessel rate includes all additional factor inspection services required by the load order. All other additional factor inspection services in USGSA Table 1 are charged at the per factor fee.
The metric ton vessel rate includes all official ship samples required by the load order.
Stress crack analysis in corn is included in the fees in USGSA Table 1.
During vessel loading, fees for other tests, such as protein analysis, falling number determinations, or mycotoxin analysis will be charged at the per unit rates included under this chapter.
6.
Trucks or containers, per truck or container
$25.00
7.
Additional nongrade determining factor analysis, per factor
$3.00
USGSA Table 2
Fees for Official Sampling and Inspection Without Weighing Services
1.
Original or new sample reinspection trucks or containers sampled by approved grain probe, including factor only or sampling only services, per truck or container
$20.00
2.
Barge sampled by USDA approved mechanical sampler, including factor only or sampling only services, per metric ton
$0.10
3.
Railcars sampled by USDA approved mechanical sampler, including factor only or sampling only services, per railcar
$20.00
4.
Original or new sample reinspection railcars sampled by USDA approved grain probe, applicant assisted, including factor only or sampling only services, per railcar
$20.00
5.
Original or new sample reinspection railcars sampled by USDA approved grain probe, including factor only or sampling only services, per railcar
$30.00
Note: The following applies to all fees in this table:
For barley, determining and certifying of dockage to tenths is included in the fees in USGSA Table 2.
Stress crack analysis in corn is included in the fees in USGSA Table 2.
Analysis that requires additional equipment or personnel will be provided at the applicable hourly rate under this chapter.
The per railcar rate applies to each railcar included in a batch grade. A batch grade is two or more cars that are combined, at the applicant's request, for a single grade.
6.
Inspection of bagged grain, including tote bags, per hundredweight (cwt)
$0.100
7.
Additional nongrade determining factor analysis, per factor
$3.00
USGSA Table 3
Fees for Official Class X Weighing Services Without an Inspection of Bulk Grain
1.
In, out, or local, per metric ton
$0.200
2.
Vessels (export and domestic ocean-going), per metric ton
$0.200
3.
Trucks or containers, per weight lot
$20.00
USGSA Table 4
Fees for Inspection of Submitted Samples, Fees for Reinspections Based on Official File Samples and Fees for Additional Factors
1.
Submitted samples, including factor-only inspections, per inspection
$12.00
2.
Reinspections based on official file sample, including factor-only reinspections, per inspection
$12.00
3.
Additional, nongrade determining factor analysis, per factor
$3.00
4.
Stress crack only analysis on corn, per sample
$9.00
Note: The following applies to all fees in this table:
When submitted samples are not of sufficient size to allow for official grade analysis, obtainable factors may be provided, upon request of the applicant, at the submitted sample rates shown above.
For barley, determining and certifying of dockage to tenths is included in the fees in USGSA Table 4.
Stress crack analysis in corn is included in the fees in USGSA Table 4.
Analysis that requires additional equipment or personnel will be provided at the applicable hourly rate under this chapter.
USGSA Table 5
Fees for Miscellaneous Services
1.
Laboratory analysis, at cost
At cost
2.
All other USGSA services not listed in this section, per hour, per employee
$56.00
Note: The following applies to all fees in this table:
On request, shipping arrangements billed directly by shipper to the customer's shipping account may be coordinated by the department.
USGSA Table 6
Fees for Official Analysis for Protein, Oil, or Other Official Constituents
Original or reinspection based on file sample, per test
$9.00
Note: The following applies to the fee in USGSA Table 6:
When a reinspection service includes a request for a new sample, the appropriate sampling fee will also be charged.
Results for multiple criteria achieved in a single testing operation are provided at the single test rate unless certificated separately.
USGSA Table 7
Fees for Testing for the Presence of Mycotoxins Using USDA Approved Methods
Original, reinspection based on official file sample, or submitted sample, per test
$40.00
Note: The following applies to this table:
When a reinspection service includes a request for a new sample, the appropriate sampling fee to obtain the sample will be charged in addition to the per test fee shown earlier (see WAC 16-240-070, USGSA Table 2).
USGSA Table 8
Fees for Stowage Examination Services on Vessels or Ocean-Going Barges and Fees for Other Stowage Examination Services
1.
Vessels or ocean-going barges stowage examination, original or reinspection, per request
$500.00
2.
Other stowage examinations of railcars, trucks, trailers, or containers, original or reinspection, per inspection
$9.00
[Statutory Authority: RCW 22.09.020 and chapter 34.05 RCW. WSR 17-19-051, § 16-240-070, filed 9/13/17, effective 10/14/17; WSR 16-12-076, § 16-240-070, filed 5/27/16, effective 7/1/16. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.17.050, 2012 2nd sp.s. c 7, and chapter 34.05 RCW. WSR 12-21-064, § 16-240-070, filed 10/17/12, effective 11/17/12. Statutory Authority: 2003 1st sp.s. c 25 § 309(2); RCW 22.09.790, chapter 34.05 RCW and The United States Department of Agriculture has oversight of fees charged under the Federal Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration. WSR 05-11-058, § 16-240-070, filed 5/17/05, effective 6/17/05.]
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