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USDA audit verification and terminal market inspection fees.

WSDA performs audit and inspection services requested by customers under a "cooperative agreement" with the United States Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Marketing Service (USDA/AMS). Under USDA/AMS rules, WSDA provides these services as a "federal-state inspection agency." Under USDA/AMS regulations and the cooperative agreement, the fees that WSDA charges for these services must be no less than the current USDA/AMS fees for these services. The applicable current USDA/AMS fees were published in the Federal Register in Vol. 84, No. 83 on April 30, 2019, under the "Fresh Fruits, Vegetables, and Other Products (Inspection, Certification, and Standards)" table and, for the mileage fee related to terminal market inspection, for incorporation in the USDA/AMS "General Market Manual" at Appendix II, "Schedule of User Fees." In conformity with the cooperative agreement, WSDA adopts the same applicable fees for these services as set forth in this section.
(1) Mileage related to audit verification services is charged at the rate established by the Washington state office of financial management at the time the service was performed.
(2) Specialty crop fees/audit and terminal market fees:
Quality and Condition Inspections for Whole Lots
$210.00 per lot
Quality and Condition Half Lot or Condition-Only Inspections for Whole Lots
$174.00 per lot
Condition Half Lot
$161.00 per lot
Quality and Condition or Condition-Only Inspections for Additional Lots of the Same Product
$96.00 per lot
Dockside Inspections - Each Package Weighing <30 lbs.
$0.044 per pkg.
Dockside Inspections - Each Package Weighing >30 lbs.
$0.068 per pkg.
Charge per Individual Product for Dockside Inspection
$210.00 per lot
Charge per Each Additional Lot of the Same Product
$96.00 per lot
Inspections for All Hourly Work
Regular
Overtime
Holiday
$93.00
$113.00
$134.00
Audit Services - State
$115.00
N/A
N/A
(3) The mileage fee related to terminal market inspection services is $1.96 per mile. Round trip mileage will be charged from an inspector's assigned location to the inspection site.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 15.17.030, [15.17].140(2), [15.17].150, and [15.17].270. WSR 19-18-047, § 16-390-240, filed 8/30/19, effective 9/30/19. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.17.030, [15.17].140(2), [15.17].150, [15.17].270 and chapter 34.05 RCW. WSR 18-21-167, § 16-390-240, filed 10/23/18, effective 11/23/18; WSR 17-24-077, § 16-390-240, filed 12/5/17, effective 1/5/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.17.140(2), 15.17.040 [15.17.030], chapters 17.24 and 34.05 RCW. WSR 14-24-086, § 16-390-240, filed 12/1/14, effective 1/1/15. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.17.050, 2012 2nd sp.s. c 7, and chapter 34.05 RCW. WSR 12-19-040, § 16-390-240, filed 9/12/12, effective 10/13/12. Statutory Authority: Chapters 15.17 and 34.05 RCW. WSR 07-16-084, § 16-390-240, filed 7/30/07, effective 8/30/07. Statutory Authority: Chapters 15.17, 34.05 RCW, and 2003 1st sp.s. c 25. WSR 04-11-078, § 16-390-240, filed 5/18/04, effective 6/18/04.]
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