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WAC 16-240-080

Fees for services under the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946.

(1) AMA Tables 1 through 5 in this section contain official sampling, inspection, or weighing services and fees for other services under the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (AMA). 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 Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 are described below.
(a) Fees for other services under the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 not contained in WAC 16-240-080 are contained in WAC 16-240-070 or 16-240-090 or at the published rates of the laboratory or organization providing the official service or analysis.
(b) An applicant may be required to provide the necessary supplies or equipment when requesting a new or special type of analysis.
AMA Table 1
Fees for Combination Sampling, Inspection and Weighing Services, and Additional Factors
1.
In, out, or local, rate for all tiers, per metric ton
$0.250
2.
Vessels (export or domestic), 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 AMA Table 1 are charged at the per factor fee.
The metric ton vessel rate includes all official ship samples required by the load order.
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
$30.00
7.
Additional, nongrade determining factor analysis, per factor
$3.00
Note: The following applies to all fees in this table:
The rates in the above section also apply to services provided under federal criteria inspection instructions, state established standards, or other applicant requested criteria.
Dockage breakdown is included in the basic inspection fee.
The metric ton vessel rate includes all additional factor inspection services required by the load order. All other additional factor inspection services in AMA Table 1 are charged at the per factor fee.
Fees for other tests, such as mycotoxin analysis, provided during vessel loading will be charged at the per unit rates included in this fee schedule.
AMA Table 2
Fees for Official Sampling and Inspection Without Weighing Services, and Additional Factors
1.
Trucks or containers sampled by USDA approved grain probe, including factor only or sampling only services, per truck or container
$30.00
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 samplers, including factor only or sampling only services, per railcar
$30.00
4.
Railcars sampled by USDA approved grain probe, including factor only or sampling only services, per railcar
$30.00
5.
Inspection of bagged commodities or tote bags, including factor only or sampling only services, per hundredweight (cwt)
$0.100
6.
Additional, nongrade determining factor analysis, per factor
$3.00
Note: The following applies to all fees in this table:
Dockage breakdown is included in the basic inspection fee.
Analysis for special grade requirements or criteria analysis that requires additional equipment or personnel will be provided at the hourly rate.
The rates shown above also apply to services provided under federal criteria inspection instructions.
AMA Table 3
Fees for Official Weighing Services without Inspections
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
AMA Table 4
Fees for Inspecting Submitted Samples
1.
Submitted sample, thresher run or processed, including factor-only inspections, per sample
$20.00
2.
Additional, nongrade determining factor analysis, per factor
$3.00
Note: The following applies to all fees in this table:
Dockage breakdown is included in the basic inspection fee.
Analysis for special grade requirements or criteria analysis that requires additional equipment or personnel will be provided at the hourly rate.
The rates shown above also apply to inspection services provided under federal criteria inspection instructions.
When the size of a submitted sample is insufficient to perform official grade analysis, factor-only analysis is available on request of the applicant.
AMA Table 5
Fees for Miscellaneous Services
1.
Falling number determinations, including liquefaction number on request, per determination
$20.00
2.
Sampling and handling of processed commodities, per hour, per employee
$56.00
3.
Laboratory analysis, at cost
At cost
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.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 22.09.020 and chapter 34.05 RCW. WSR 17-19-051, § 16-240-080, filed 9/13/17, effective 10/14/17; WSR 16-12-076, § 16-240-080, 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, § 16-240-080, 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, § 16-240-080, filed 5/17/05, effective 6/17/05.]
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