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Title 7Subtitle BChapter VIIISubchapter APart 868Subpart A → §868.90

Title 7: Agriculture
Subpart A—Regulations

§868.90   Fees for certain Federal inspection services.

(a) The fees shown in Table 1 apply to Federal Commodity Inspection Services specified below.

Table 1—Hourly Rates1 3

[Fees for inspection of commodities other than rice]

Hourly Rates (per service representative):
Monday to Friday$34.20
Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays44.40
Miscellaneous Processed Commodities:2
(1) Additional Tests (cost per test, assessed in addition to the hourly rate):
(i) Aflatoxin Test (Thin Layer Chromatography)51.40
(ii) Falling Number12.50
(iii) Aflatoxin Test Kit7.50
Graded Commodities (Beans, Peas, Lentils, Hops, and Pulses):
(1) Additional Tests—Unit Rates (Beans, Peas, Lentils):
(i) Field run (per lot or sample)23.00
(ii) Other than field run (per lot or sample)13.75
(iii) Factor analysis (per factor)5.65
(2) Additional Tests—Unit Rates (Hops): (i) Lot or sample (per lot or sample)29.30
(3) Additional Tests—Unit Rates (Nongraded Nonprocessed Commodities): (i) Factor analysis (per factor)5.65
(4) Stowage Examination (service-on-request)4 (i) Ship (per stowage space) (minimum $252.50 per ship)50.50
(ii) Subsequent ship examinations (same as original) (minimum $151.50 per ship)
(iii) Barge (per examination)40.50
(iv) All other carriers (per examination)15.50

1Fees for original commodity inspection and appeal inspection services include, but are not limited to, sampling, grading, weighing, stowage examinations, pre-inspection conferences, sanitation inspections, and other services requested by the applicant and that are performed within 25 miles of the field office. Travel and related expenses (commercial transportation costs, mileage, and per diem) will be assessed in addition to the hourly rate for service beyond the 25-mile limit. Refer to §868.92. Explanation of service fees and additional fees, for all other service fees except travel and per diem.

2When performed at a location other than the Commodity Testing Laboratory.

3Faxed and extra copies of certificates will be charged at $1.50 per copy.

4If performed outside of normal business hours, 112 times the applicable unit fee will be charged.

(b) In addition to the fees, if any, for sampling or other requested service, a fee will be assessed for each laboratory test (original, retest, or appeal) listed in table 2 of this section.

(c) If a requested test is to be reported on a specified moisture basis, a fee for a moisture test will also be assessed.

(d) Laboratory tests referenced in table 2 of this section will be charged at the applicable laboratory fee.

Table 2—Fees for Laboratory Test Services1

Laboratory tests Fees
(1) Aflatoxin (Quantitative—HPLC)$182.00
(2) Aflatoxin (Quantitative—Test Kit)87.00
(3) Aflatoxin (Qualitative—Test Kit)47.00
(4) Appearance and odor7.00
(5) Ash17.00
(6) Brix16.00
(7) Calcium27.00
(8) Carotenoid Color27.00
(9) Cold test (oil)20.00
(10) Color test (syrups)13.00
(11) Cooking tests (pasta)13.00
(12) Crude fat20.00
(13) Crude fiber27.00
(14) Falling number24.00
(15) Free fatty acid24.00
(16) Insoluble impurities (oils and shortenings)9.00
(17) Iron enrichment30.00
(18) Lovibond color20.00
(19) Moisture13.00
(20) Moisture and volatile matter17.00
(21) Oxidative stability index (OSI)54.00
(22) Peroxide Value27.00
(23) Popping ratio38.00
(24) Protein16.00
(25) Sanitation (light filth)47.00
(26) Sieve test11.00
(27) Smoke Point43.00
(28) Solid fat index168.00
(29) Visual exam22.00
(30) Vomitoxin (Qualitative—Test Kit)61.00
(31) Vomitoxin (Quantitative—Test Kit)81.00
(32) Other laboratory analytical services (per hour per service representative)67.00

1When laboratory tests/services are provided for AMS by a private laboratory, the applicant will be assessed a fee, which, as nearly as practicable, covers the costs to AMS for the service provided.

[61 FR 66535, Dec. 18, 1996, as amended 66 FR 17777, Apr. 4, 2001; 69 FR 1894, Jan. 13, 2004]

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