The rules for charging travel time, mileage, and per diem are as follows:
(1) Travel time: When department personnel perform services at locations other than service points, the applicant, in addition to the fee for the service performed, must pay the department for travel time as follows:
(a) Travel time for each department employee from the established service location to the inspection point and return at the hourly rates in effect at the time the service is performed; except
(b) Travel time for scale authorization is charged from the scale specialist's assigned office location to the scale location and return at the hourly scale authorization rate shown in WAC 16-240-060
, USGSA—AMA—WSDA Table 1.
(2) Mileage: Mileage will be charged to inspection locations beyond ten miles from a service point location. Mileage will be charged from the service point location to the inspection point and return.
(a) For scale authorization services on scales located beyond ten miles from the scale specialist's assigned office location, mileage will be charged from the scale specialist's assigned office location to the scale location and return.
(b) Mileage will be prorated among applicants when multiple service stops can be scheduled during a single service trip.
(c) The mileage rate is charged according to the state of Washington office of financial management private vehicle mileage reimbursement rate in effect at the time the service is performed.
(3) Per diem: Per diem may be charged when an employee is required to travel to provide services. The charge will be at the rate established by the state of Washington office of financial management that is in effect at the time the service is performed.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 22.09.020
and chapter 34.05
RCW. WSR 17-19-051, § 16-240-050, filed 9/13/17, effective 10/14/17. 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, § 16-240-050, filed 5/17/05, effective 6/17/05.]