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§ 149.8 Program fees and charges.

(a) Site audit. If a QVMO performs the site audit, then the producer will pay the QVMO at the time the site audit is performed in accordance with the rate and other conditions set by the QVMO's governmental employer. Further, if the QVMO who performs the site audit is employed by APHIS, then the producer will pay APHIS for this service at the hourly rate listed in table 1 for each employee required to perform the service. If the APHIS-employed QVMO performs the site audit on a Sunday, on a holiday, or at any time outside the normal tour of duty of that employee, then the producer will pay APHIS for this service at the hourly rate listed in table 2 for each employee required to perform the service. Payment to APHIS for the services of an APHIS-employed QVMO, by certified check or U.S. money order, must be remitted to the QVMO at the time the site audit is performed.

Table 1 - Rates for Services of QVMO

Hourly rate:
Per hour $84.00
Per quarter hour 21.00
Per service minimum fee 25.00

Table 2 - Overtime Rates for Services of QVMO (Outside the Employee's Normal Tour of Duty)

Premium hourly rate Monday through Saturday and holidays:
Per hour $100.00
Per quarter hour 25.00
Premium hourly rate for Sundays:
Per hour 112.00
Per quarter hour 28.00

(b) Program fee. The producer must pay APHIS a program fee at the time of each site audit in the amount of $51 to cover APHIS' administrative costs in processing the audit and operating the program. This program fee, payable to APHIS by certified check or U.S. money order, is due at the time of submitting the completed site audit form for APHIS evaluation.

(c) A producer will not be charged for the cost of having a spot audit performed at the pork production site.