(1) The following rules apply for fees for stowage examination services on vessels or ocean-going barges.
(a) At anchor stowage examination services will be conducted at the convenience of the designated grain inspection office during daylight hours under safe working and weather conditions.
(b) The applicant is responsible for securing licensed tug or water taxi to provide safe transportation to and from the anchor point.
(c) Two vessel or ship's agent representatives will accompany each WSDA inspector performing stowage examination services.
(d) In addition to the fee in USGSA Table 8 under WAC 16-240-070
(2)(b), the department may charge, as applicable, the following fees:
■ WAC 16-240-048
(rates outside of established business hours);
■ WAC 16-240-050
(travel, mileage beyond ten miles, per diem);
(2) The following rules apply for fees for other stowage examination services:
(a) Fees for stowage examination services will not be charged when official sampling and inspection occurs at the time of loading or when official check loading is performed, unless the applicant requests an official stowage examination certificate.
(b) The stowage examination requirement associated with service at the time of loading may be waived in accordance with GIPSA, FGIS Directive 9020.1, available from United States Department of Agriculture, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration, Federal Grain Inspection Service.
(c) The applicant is responsible for assuring stowage space is readily accessible to inspection personnel.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 22.09.020
and chapter 34.05
RCW. WSR 17-19-051, § 16-240-052, 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, § 16-240-052, filed 5/17/05, effective 6/17/05.]