WSR 03-03-130

PROPOSED RULES

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


[ Filed January 22, 2003, 11:14 a.m. ]

Original Notice.

Preproposal statement of inquiry was filed as WSR 02-22-076.

Title of Rule: WAC 16-303-200 Seed program testing fees, 16-303-210 Fees for special seed tests, 16-303-230 Official seed sampling or similar service, 16-303-250 Miscellaneous charges for seed services, 16-303-300 Phytosanitary certification of seed -- Fees, 16-303-310 Organization for economic cooperation and development scheme for varietal certification (OECD) fees, 16-303-317 Annual and rough bluegrass quarantine fees, 16-303-320 Certification fees for seed certified by the department except grasses, and 16-303-330 Certification fees for grass seed.

Purpose: This proposal is intended to assure that fees charged for seed program services are sufficient to recover operating costs. Seed certification fees, laboratory analysis fees and miscellaneous fees for alfalfa, grass, vegetable and other minor seed crops would be increased by the fiscal growth rate factor for fiscal year 2003 (3.29%).

Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 34.05 RCW and RCW 15.49.370(3) and 15.49.310.

Statute Being Implemented: RCW 15.49.370(3).

Summary: The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) proposes increasing seed program fees in the WAC sections identified above by the OFM 2003 fiscal growth rate factor of 3.29%.

Reasons Supporting Proposal: The proposed fee increases are necessary to help offset inflationary increases in the cost of operating the seed program.

Name of Agency Personnel Responsible for Drafting, Implementation and Enforcement: Graydon Robinson, Program Manager, Yakima, (509) 225-2630.

Name of Proponent: Washington State Department of Agriculture, governmental.

Rule is not necessitated by federal law, federal or state court decision.

Explanation of Rule, its Purpose, and Anticipated Effects: WAC 16-303-200 Seed program testing fees, 16-303-210 Fees for special seed tests, 16-303-230 Official seed sampling or similar service, 16-303-250 Miscellaneous charges for seed services, 16-303-300 Phytosanitary certification of seed -- Fees, 16-303-310 Organization for economic cooperation and development scheme for varietal certification (OECD) fees, 16-303-317 Annual and rough bluegrass quarantine fees, 16-303-320 Certification fees for seed certified by the department except grasses, and 16-303-330 Certification fees for grass seed.

This proposal is intended to assure that fees charged for seed program services are sufficient to recover operating costs. Seed certification fees, laboratory analysis fees and miscellaneous fees for alfalfa, grass, vegetable and other minor seed crops would be increased by the fiscal growth rate factor for fiscal year 2003 (3.29%).

Proposal Changes the Following Existing Rules: The proposal increases the fees in WAC 16-303-200, 16-303-210, 16-303-230, 16-303-250, 16-303-300, 16-303-310, 16-303-317, 16-303-320, and 16-303-330 by the allowable fiscal growth rate factor for fiscal year 2003 (3.29%).

No small business economic impact statement has been prepared under chapter 19.85 RCW. WSDA concludes that the proposed increases in current fees, based upon the OFM fiscal growth rate factor, does not impose a "more than minor cost" on the seed industry and, therefore, a small business economic impact statement is not required according to RCW 19.85.030 (1)(a).

RCW 34.05.328 does not apply to this rule adoption. The Washington State Department of Agriculture is not a listed agency in RCW 34.05.328 (5)(a)(i).

Hearing Location: Washington State Department of Agriculture, 21 North First Avenue, Suite 103 Conference Room, Yakima, WA 98902, on February 25, 2003, at 11:00 a.m.

Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: Contact Laurie Crose at TDD (360) 902-1996 or (360) 902-1976.

Submit Written Comments to: George Huffman, Rules Coordinator, P.O. Box 42560, Olympia, WA 98504-2560, fax (360) 902-2085, by February 25, 2003.

Date of Intended Adoption: March 20, 2003.

January 22, 2003

Robert W. Gore

Assistant Director

OTS-6161.1


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 02-12-061, filed 5/30/02, effective 6/30/02)

WAC 16-303-200   Seed program testing fees.   Seed testing fees are as follows:


(1) FIELD CROPS:


((MINIMUM SAMPLE SIZE PURITY GERMINATION TZ
alfalfa 4 oz 14.39 12.33 22.61
alkaligrass 4 oz 18.50 11.30 22.61
barley 1.25 lb 14.39 12.33 22.61
beets, sugar 1.25 lb 19.53 21.58 22.61
bentgrass 2 oz 32.89 17.47 22.61
bermudagrass 4 oz 18.50 11.30 22.61
black medic 4 oz 14.39 12.33 22.61
bluegrass 4 oz 22.61 15.41 22.61
brassica sp. 6 oz 34.94 17.47 22.61
brome-mountain 6 oz 23.64 12.33 22.61
brome-smooth, meadow

6 oz

23.64

12.33

22.61

buckwheat 1.25 lb 14.39 12.33 22.61
canarygrass 8 oz 18.50 11.30 22.61
clover 4 oz 14.39 12.33 22.61
fescue 4 oz 22.61 12.33 22.61
flax-lewis 4 oz 14.39 12.33 22.61
foxtail 4 oz 14.39 11.30 22.61
garbanzo bean 1.25 lb 13.36 12.33 N/A
indian ricegrass 6 oz 18.50 11.30 22.61
junegrass 6 oz 18.50 11.30 22.61
lentil 1.25 lb 14.39 12.33 N/A
little bluestem 4 oz 21.58/hr 11.30 22.61
lupine 1.25 lb 14.39 12.33 N/A
milkvetch 1.25 lb 14.39 12.33 22.61
millet 1.25 lb 14.39 12.33 N/A
needle & thread 6 oz 18.50 11.30 22.61
needlegrass, green 6 oz 18.50 11.30 22.61
oatgrass 6 oz 18.50 11.30 N/A
oats 1.25 lb 14.39 12.33 22.61
orchardgrass 4 oz 25.69 13.36 22.61
peas 1.25 lb 13.36 12.33 N/A
prairie sandreed 6 oz 18.50 11.30 22.61
primrose 4 oz 14.39 12.33 N/A
redtop 2 oz 32.89 17.47 22.61
rice 1.25 lb 14.39 12.33 N/A
rye 1.25 lb 14.39 12.33 22.61
ryegrass, perennial 4 oz 22.61 11.30 22.61
ryegrass, annual 4 oz 22.61 11.30 22.61
safflower 1.25 lb 14.39 12.33 N/A
sainfoin 1.25 lb 14.39 12.33 N/A
sand dropseed 4 oz 18.50 11.30 22.61
sand lovegrass 4 oz 18.50 11.30 22.61
sideoats grama 4 oz 21.58/hr 11.30 22.61
small burnett 8 oz 14.39 12.33 N/A
sorghum 1.25 lb 14.39 12.33 N/A
sudangrass 8 oz 14.39 12.33 22.61
sunflower 1.25 lb 14.39 12.33 N/A
swiss chard 1.25 lb 34.94 18.50 N/A
switchgrass 4 oz 18.50 11.30 22.61
timothy 4 oz 18.50 11.30 22.61
trefoil 4 oz 14.39 12.33 N/A
triticale 1.25 lb 14.39 12.33 22.61
vetch 1.25 lb 18.50 12.33 22.61
wheat 1.25 lb 14.39 12.33 22.61
wheatgrass,
beardless
slender
thickspike 6 oz 39.06 15.41 22.61
wheatgrass,
bluebunch 6 oz 39.06 15.41 22.61
wheatgrass,
crested 4 oz 26.72 15.41 22.61
wheatgrass,
tall
intermediate
pubescent 6 oz 39.06 15.41 22.61
wheatgrass,
western 6 oz 39.06 15.41 22.61
wildrye 6 oz 18.50 11.30 22.61
zoysia 4 oz 18.50 11.30 22.61))

MINIMUM SAMPLE SIZE PURITY GERMINATION TZ
alfalfa 4 oz 14.86 12.73 23.35
alkaligrass 4 oz 19.10 11.67 23.35
barley 1.25 lb 14.86 12.73 23.35
beets, sugar 1.25 lb 20.17 22.29 23.35
bentgrass 2 oz 33.97 18.04 23.35
bermudagrass 4 oz 19.10 11.67 23.35
black medic 4 oz 14.86 12.73 23.35
bluegrass 4 oz 23.35 15.91 23.35
brassica sp. 6 oz 36.08 18.04 23.35
brome-mountain 6 oz 24.41 12.73 23.35
brome-smooth, meadow

6 oz

24.41

12.73

23.35

buckwheat 1.25 lb 14.86 12.73 23.35
canarygrass 8 oz 19.10 11.67 23.35
clover 4 oz 14.86 12.73 23.35
fescue 4 oz 23.35 12.73 23.35
flax-lewis 4 oz 14.86 12.73 23.35
foxtail 4 oz 14.86 11.67 23.35
garbanzo bean 1.25 lb 13.79 12.73 N/A
indian ricegrass 6 oz 19.10 11.67 23.35
junegrass 6 oz 19.10 11.67 23.35
lentil 1.25 lb 14.86 12.73 N/A
little bluestem 4 oz 22.29/hr 11.67 23.35
lupine 1.25 lb 14.86 12.73 N/A
milkvetch 1.25 lb 14.86 12.73 23.35
millet 1.25 lb 14.86 12.73 N/A
needle & thread 6 oz 19.10 11.67 23.35
needlegrass, green 6 oz 19.10 11.67 23.35
oatgrass 6 oz 19.10 11.67 N/A
oats 1.25 lb 14.86 12.73 23.35
orchardgrass 4 oz 26.53 13.79 23.35
peas 1.25 lb 13.79 12.73 N/A
prairie sandreed 6 oz 19.10 11.67 23.35
primrose 4 oz 14.86 12.73 N/A
redtop 2 oz 33.97 18.04 23.35
rice 1.25 lb 14.86 12.73 N/A
rye 1.25 lb 14.86 12.73 23.35
ryegrass, perennial 4 oz 23.35 11.67 23.35
ryegrass, annual 4 oz 23.35 11.67 23.35
safflower 1.25 lb 14.86 12.73 N/A
sainfoin 1.25 lb 14.86 12.73 N/A
sand dropseed 4 oz 19.10 11.67 23.35
sand lovegrass 4 oz 19.10 11.67 23.35
sideoats grama 4 oz 22.29/hr 11.67 23.35
small burnett 8 oz 14.86 12.73 N/A
sorghum 1.25 lb 14.86 12.73 N/A
sudangrass 8 oz 14.86 12.73 23.35
sunflower 1.25 lb 14.86 12.73 N/A
swiss chard 1.25 lb 36.08 19.10 N/A
switchgrass 4 oz 19.10 11.67 23.35
timothy 4 oz 19.10 11.67 23.35
trefoil 4 oz 14.86 12.73 N/A
triticale 1.25 lb 14.86 12.73 23.35
vetch 1.25 lb 19.10 12.73 23.35
wheat 1.25 lb 14.86 12.73 23.35
wheatgrass,
beardless
slender
thickspike 6 oz 40.34 15.91 23.35
wheatgrass,
bluebunch 6 oz 40.34 15.91 23.35
wheatgrass,
crested 4 oz 27.59 15.91 23.35
wheatgrass,
tall
intermediate
pubescent 6 oz 40.34 15.91 23.35
wheatgrass,
western 6 oz 40.34 15.91 23.35
wildrye 6 oz 19.10 11.67 23.35
zoysia 4 oz 19.10 11.67 23.35
(2) VEGETABLES:


((MINIMUM SAMPLE SIZE PURITY GERMINATION TZ
asparagus 1.25 lb 14.39 12.33 N/A
beans 1.25 lb 13.36 12.33 N/A
beets 1.25 lb 19.53 18.50 N/A
cantaloupe 1.25 lb 14.39 12.33 N/A
carrot 4 oz 14.39 12.33 39.06
celery 4 oz 14.39 12.33 N/A
chard 4 oz 14.39 21.58 21.58
corn 1.25 lb 14.39 12.33 N/A
cucumber 1.25 lb 14.39 12.33 N/A
dill 4 oz 14.39 12.33 N/A
eggplant 4 oz 14.39 12.33 N/A
endive 4 oz 14.39 12.33 N/A
leek 8 oz 14.39 12.33 N/A
lettuce 4 oz 14.39 12.33 N/A
okra 4 oz 14.39 12.33 N/A
onion 8 oz 14.39 12.33 N/A
parsley 4 oz 14.39 12.33 N/A
parsnip 4 oz 14.39 12.33 N/A
pepper 8 oz 14.39 12.33 N/A
pumpkin 1.25 lb 14.39 12.33 N/A
radish 1.00 lb 14.39 12.33 N/A
spinach,
New Zealand 8 oz 14.39 21.58 N/A
spinach 8 oz 14.39 21.58 N/A
squash 1.25 lb 14.39 12.33 N/A
tomato 4 oz 14.39 12.33 N/A
turnip 6 oz 14.39 12.33 22.61
watermelon 1.25 lb 14.39 12.33 N/A))

MINIMUM SAMPLE SIZE PURITY GERMINATION TZ
asparagus 1.25 lb 14.86 12.73 N/A
beans 1.25 lb 13.79 12.73 N/A
beets 1.25 lb 20.17 19.10 N/A
cantaloupe 1.25 lb 14.86 12.73 N/A
carrot 4 oz 14.86 12.73 40.34
celery 4 oz 14.86 12.73 N/A
chard 4 oz 14.86 22.29 22.29
corn 1.25 lb 14.86 12.73 N/A
cucumber 1.25 lb 14.86 12.73 N/A
dill 4 oz 14.86 12.73 N/A
eggplant 4 oz 14.86 12.73 N/A
endive 4 oz 14.86 12.73 N/A
leek 8 oz 14.86 12.73 N/A
lettuce 4 oz 14.86 12.73 N/A
okra 4 oz 14.86 12.73 N/A
onion 8 oz 14.86 12.73 N/A
parsley 4 oz 14.86 12.73 N/A
parsnip 4 oz 14.86 12.73 N/A
pepper 8 oz 14.86 12.73 N/A
pumpkin 1.25 lb 14.86 12.73 N/A
radish 1.00 lb 14.86 12.73 N/A
spinach,
New Zealand 8 oz 14.86 22.29 N/A
spinach 8 oz 14.86 22.29 N/A
squash 1.25 lb 14.86 12.73 N/A
tomato 4 oz 14.86 12.73 N/A
turnip 6 oz 14.86 12.73 23.35
watermelon 1.25 lb 14.86 12.73 N/A

[Statutory Authority: Chapters 15.49 and 34.05 RCW. 02-12-061, 16-303-200, filed 5/30/02, effective 6/30/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.49.005, 15.49.081, 15.49.310, 15.49.370(3) and chapter 17.24 RCW. 01-01-015, 16-303-200, filed 12/6/00, effective 1/6/01.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 02-12-061, filed 5/30/02, effective 6/30/02)

WAC 16-303-210   Fees for special seed tests.   Fees for special seed tests are as follows: (Standard noxious exam size unless otherwise specified.)


Test Fee Other Considerations
(1) All states noxious weed examination $((10.27)) 10.60
(2) Analysis of partially cleaned, uncleaned or field run seed with excessive inert, or crop or weed seeds $((21.58)) 22.29

hourly rate

(3) Brassica seed chemical identification $((10.27)) 10.60
(4) Cold (vigor) test for wheat $((51.39)) 53.08
(5) Crop and weed exam (Required for all foundation and registered class grass seeds) Purity fee minus $((5.13)) 5.30 Hourly rate will be assessed when applicable; hourly rate applies when a larger amount is requested
(6) Fescue seed fluorescence test $((15.41)) 15.91 Test required on certified samples
(7) Fluorescence test (400 seed test) $((13.36)) 13.79
(8) Miscellaneous services $((21.58)) 22.29

hourly rate

(9) Pest and disease $((17.47)) 18.04
(10) Poa annua check

Bentgrass (5 grams)

Bluegrass (5 grams)

Other grasses (10 grams)

$((17.47)) 18.04

$((17.47)) 18.04

$((17.47)) 18.04

(11) Rules test -- Canadian PURITY GERMINATION
Alfalfa, clover $((21.58)) 22.59 $((12.33)) 12.73
Kentucky bluegrass $((32.89)) 33.97 $((15.41)) 15.91
Peas, lentils $((21.58)) 22.59 $((12.33)) 12.73
Bentgrass $((48.31)) 49.89 $((17.47)) 18.04
(12) Rules test -- I.S.T.A. PURITY GERMINATION
Alfalfa, clover $((21.58)) 22.59 $((15.41)) 15.91
Kentucky bluegrass $((32.89)) 33.97 $((15.41)) 15.91
Peas, lentils $((21.58)) 22.59 $((15.41)) 15.91
(13) Samples requiring special preparation for germination, for example pelleted seeds $((21.58)) 22.59 Additional Charge
(14) Seed Count $((17.47)) 18.04
(15) Sod analysis check (25 gram exam to evaluate if a lot appears to be sod quality) $((19.53)) 20.17 Phone report only
(16) Sod seed analysis (A special test of turf grasses for those who need a detailed examination of seed before purchase and/or use) Bluegrass

Fescue

Ryegrass

$((61.67)) 63.69

$((43.17))

44.59

$((34.94)) 36.08

Bluegrass test includes purity, 25 gram crop and weed exam, and 10 gram Poa annua check.

Ryegrass and Fescue test include purity and 50 gram crop and weed exam.

(17) Sodium Hydroxide test for presence of red and/or white wheat $((10.27)) 10.60
(18) Soil exam or similar (A visual examination of a representative sample) $((17.47)) 18.04 Reported on seed analysis certificate
(19) Undesirable grass species examination (UGS test) $((12.33)) 12.73
(20) Variety separation of Kentucky bluegrass $((19.53)) 20.17
If separated at time of purity analysis $((9.25)) 9.55

[Statutory Authority: Chapters 15.49 and 34.05 RCW. 02-12-061, 16-303-210, filed 5/30/02, effective 6/30/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.49.005, 15.49.081, 15.49.310, 15.49.370(3) and chapter 17.24 RCW. 01-01-015, 16-303-210, filed 12/6/00, effective 1/6/01.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 02-12-061, filed 5/30/02, effective 6/30/02)

WAC 16-303-230   Official seed sampling or similar service.   (1) The fee for official seed sampling or similar service is as follows:


Crop Fee Minimum charge
Peas, beans, small grains or seeds of similar size $ 0.05

Per cwt.

$((21.58)) 22.29
For all other kinds $ 0.15

Per cwt.

$((21.58)) 22.29

(2) If a special trip is required to provide a service, the person requesting the service may be charged at the rate of $((17.47)) 18.04 per hour travel time plus a mileage fee set by the Washington State Office of Financial Management in addition to the specific fee for service. All standby time is charged at the rate of $((21.58)) 22.29 per man-hour.

[Statutory Authority: Chapters 15.49 and 34.05 RCW. 02-12-061, 16-303-230, filed 5/30/02, effective 6/30/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.49.005, 15.49.081, 15.49.310, 15.49.370(3) and chapter 17.24 RCW. 01-01-015, 16-303-230, filed 12/6/00, effective 1/6/01.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 02-12-061, filed 5/30/02, effective 6/30/02)

WAC 16-303-250   Miscellaneous charges for seed services.   (1) Fees for miscellaneous department seed services are as follows:


Service Fee
Rush samples (including phone or FAX report if requested at time sample is submitted) $((12.33)) 12.73
Phone reports on test result, per call $((3.59)) 3.70

per call

Preliminary report on germination

Phone report only

$((8.22)) 8.49

$((1.54)) 1.59

Additional mailing of report $((2.56)) 2.64

each destination

Additional copies of reports $((2.56)) 2.64

(minimum fee)

Revised reports $((5.13)) 5.29

(minimum fee -

or hourly fee when applicable)

Fee for special handling service, for example Federal Express, Air Parcel or air freight $((3.59)) 3.70
Fee for facsimile transmission of documents $((3.59)) 3.70

per document

Travel time - additional or special requested trips $((17.47)) 18.04
Mileage - additional or special requested trips As established by the Washington State Office of Financial Management

(2) Test plot examinations or consultant work in seed plots, seed fields, seed conditioning plants, etc., shall be at the rate of $((21.58)) 22.29 per hour plus mileage and travel time at the rate of $((17.47)) 18.04 per hour traveled.

[Statutory Authority: Chapters 15.49 and 34.05 RCW. 02-12-061, 16-303-250, filed 5/30/02, effective 6/30/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.49.005, 15.49.081, 15.49.310, 15.49.370(3) and chapter 17.24 RCW. 01-01-015, 16-303-250, filed 12/6/00, effective 1/6/01.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 02-12-061, filed 5/30/02, effective 6/30/02)

WAC 16-303-300   Phyto-sanitary certification of seed -- Fees.   (1) Fees for phyto-sanitary certification of seed are as follows:


Service Fee Other Considerations
Phyto-sanitary

certificate

$((21.58)) 22.29 each
Field inspection--All seed except wheat seed (for each required inspection) $((5.13)) 5.29 per acre $((20.55)) 21.22 minimum fee

payable with application

Field inspection--Wheat seed only (for each required inspection) $((2.05)) 2.11 per acre

or fraction thereof

Payable with application
Area inspection $.05 per cwt. $((20.55)) 21.22 minimum fee per certificate

$((154.18)) 159.25 maximum fee per certificate

Billed at time certificate is issued

Late fee--
Application $((30.83)) 31.84 each
Sampling (When Required)--
Beans, peas, lentils, and cereal grains $.05 per cwt.
Other crops $.15 per cwt.
Serology test Fee as established by the testing laboratory.
Laboratory analysis of plant material to verify disease An additional fee of actual cost shall be charged when necessary to examine plant material and/or seed

[Statutory Authority: Chapters 15.49 and 34.05 RCW. 02-12-061, 16-303-300, filed 5/30/02, effective 6/30/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.49.005, 15.49.081, 15.49.310, 15.49.370(3) and chapter 17.24 RCW. 01-01-015, 16-303-300, filed 12/6/00, effective 1/6/01.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 02-12-061, filed 5/30/02, effective 6/30/02)

WAC 16-303-310   Organization for economic cooperation and development scheme for varietal certification (O.E.C.D.) fees.   In addition to fees required by applicable Washington certification rules, the following fees shall apply to all seed tagged O.E.C.D and is payable by the person requesting O.E.C.D. certificate. The certifying agency may require fees paid in advance:


Service Fee Other Considerations
O.E.C.D. certificate $((10.27)) 10.60 each
O.E.C.D. grow out test $((47.28)) 48.83 each entry No charge for control entry

[Statutory Authority: Chapters 15.49 and 34.05 RCW. 02-12-061, 16-303-310, filed 5/30/02, effective 6/30/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.49.005, 15.49.081, 15.49.310, 15.49.370(3) and chapter 17.24 RCW. 01-01-015, 16-303-310, filed 12/6/00, effective 1/6/01.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 02-12-061, filed 5/30/02, effective 6/30/02)

WAC 16-303-317   Annual and rough bluegrass quarantine fees.   Fees for sampling and analysis for the presence of annual or rough bluegrass are those fees established in this chapter and:

(1) Annual Bluegrass - inspection fee for nursery plantings for the presence of annual bluegrass is $((51.39)) 53.08 per acre or portion thereof. The tagging fee is $((0.51)) 0.52 cwt. with a minimum fee of $((10.27)) 10.60.

(2) Rough Bluegrass - inspection fee for nursery plantings is $((51.39)) 53.08 per acre or portion thereof.

[Statutory Authority: Chapters 15.49 and 34.05 RCW. 02-12-061, 16-303-317, filed 5/30/02, effective 6/30/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.49.005, 15.49.081, 15.49.310, 15.49.370(3) and chapter 17.24 RCW. 01-01-015, 16-303-317, filed 12/6/00, effective 1/6/01.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 02-12-061, filed 5/30/02, effective 6/30/02)

WAC 16-303-320   Certification fees for seed certified by the department except grasses.   Fees for seed certification services for seed certified by the department other than grasses are as follows. Fees apply to both new and renewal applications:


Seed Application Fee 1/ Seedling producing or field inspection Fee 2/ Late Application Penalty Fee Reinspection Fee

(other than

isolation)

Production Fee (includes sampling and

tagging)

Seed shipped

Out-of-State (uncleaned)

Alfalfa, Red clover, White clover and Trefoil $((15.41)) 15.91 per variety per grower $((1.79)) 1.84/acre $((30.83)) 31.84 $((41.11)) 42.46 ea. field $((0.51)) 0.52/cwt. 5/ $0.19/cwt.
Bean $((15.41)) 15.91 per variety per grower $((1.79)) 1.84/acre 3/

(one inspection)

$((3.59)) 3.70/acre 4/

(two inspections)

$((30.83)) 31.84 $((41.11)) 42.46 ea. field $((0.51)) 0.52/cwt. $0.19/cwt.
Corn $((15.41)) 15.91 for each separate combination/or isolation $((25.69)) 26.53 first acre

$((10.27)) 10.60 ea. additional acre except hybrid corn $((3.59)) 3.70 ea. additional acre

----- ----- ----- -----
Sudangrass $((15.41)) 15.91 per field $((1.79)) 1.84/acre $((30.83)) 31.84 per field ------ $((0.41)) 0.42/cwt. -----
Rapeseed $((15.41)) 15.91 per variety per grower $((1.79)) 1.84/acre (one inspection) $((15.41)) 15.91 per grower $((20.55)) 21.22 ea. field $((0.51)) 0.52/cwt. -----

1/ Refer to WAC 16-302-050 for seed certification application due dates.
2/ Refundable if acreage is withdrawn before inspection. Except for bean seed, required of seedling fields to be harvested for certification the year of planting. Notification of seeding field to be harvested for certification and required fees are due July 31.
3/ One inspection is required for Great Northern Red Mexican, pinto, pink, and small white bean.
4/ Includes windrow inspection which is required for certification of snap beans, kidney beans, and eligibility for shipment into Idaho.
5/ Sampling and production fees are billed at completion of tests. If none of the seed is tagged, ten cents of the ((fifty-one)) fifty-two cents per cwt. production fee is refundable.

[Statutory Authority: Chapters 15.49 and 34.05 RCW. 02-12-061, 16-303-320, filed 5/30/02, effective 6/30/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.49.005, 15.49.081, 15.49.310, 15.49.370(3) and chapter 17.24 RCW. 01-01-015, 16-303-320, filed 12/6/00, effective 1/6/01.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 02-12-061, filed 5/30/02, effective 6/30/02)

WAC 16-303-330   Certification fees for grass seed.   Certification fees for grass seed except Sudangrass are as follows:

(1) Application fees:
(a) Seedling application fee:
Per variety, per field $((15.41))

15.91

(b) Late seedling penalty fee: (Per kind) $((30.83))

31.84

(c) Seedling producing application fee:
Per field, per grower $((15.41))

15.91

Required of seedling fields to be harvested for certification the year of planting. Notification of seedling field to be harvested for certification and required fees shall be due July 31:
(2) Renewal applications:
(a) Renewal application fee:
Per variety, per grower $((15.41))

15.91

(b) Late renewal penalty fee: (Per variety) $((30.83))

31.84

This additional fee shall be charged for renewal applications received after May 1.
(c) Inspection fee per field. $((30.83))

31.84

(3) Annual grasses inspection fee per acre $((1.79))

1.84

Applications are due within sixty days after planting.
(4) Reinspection: Other than isolation--each field $((41.11))

42.46

(5) Inspection and final certification fees: Inspection and final certification fees are based on pounds sampled and billed upon completion of required tests (Option A). Those dealers requesting sampling and tagging privileges and/or participation in Option B must sign a memorandum of agreement that shall expire on June 30 of each year. The memorandum may be terminated by the director if the conditioner violates certification standards or requirements of memorandum.
(a) Option A: When based on pounds sampled, and billed at completion of required laboratory tests, the fees are:
(i) Final certification fee $((0.82))

0.84

per one hundred pounds. (If no seed is tagged, twenty cents of the final certification fee is refundable upon request.)
(ii) Seed shipped out-of-state for conditioning per one hundred pounds (unclean weight). $0.30
(iii) Service fee for out-of-state origin (per cwt.) $0.30
(iv) Blend fee is as established by blend rule, and in addition to above fees. However, blend fee is not applicable to salvage blends.
(v) Payment of fees is the responsibility of the person signing the application. However, conditioner may assume this responsibility.
(b) Option B: When based on pounds tagged after required laboratory tests are completed, the fee is:
(i) Final certification fee $((1.13))

1.16

per one hundred pounds. (Minimum fee per tagging) $((10.27))

10.60

(ii) Service fee for out-of-state origin $((0.66))

0.68

per one hundred pounds.
(iii) Blend fee (in addition to fee established by blend rule) is payable upon completion of blend on total weight of blend, and is as follows:
(A) Washington origin certified seed used in blend per one hundred pounds. $((1.02))

1.05

(B) Out-of-state origin certified seed used in blend per one hundred pounds $((0.61))

0.63

except that those fees listed in (a) and (b) above are not applicable to certified seed that is tagged and sealed, and on which final fees have been paid.
(C) A refund or credit is issued for the percent of the blend lot not tagged. (For example, if forty percent of the blend is not tagged, forty percent of the fees charged under Option B above are refundable.)
(6) Payment of fees is the responsibility of the conditioner. A conditioner choosing this program must handle all certified grasses in his warehouse under this program for the entire crop year. Upon termination or nonrenewal of Option B memorandum of agreement, conditioner is responsible for Option A fees on all certified seed not tagged at termination date.
(7) Fees for services such as O.E.C.D. and sod quality, etc., are in addition to the fees listed in these standards.
(8) Fees for reissue of tags are ten cents per tag with a minimum fee of ten dollars and ((twenty-seven)) sixty cents.
(9) The seed processor is responsible for seed certification fees including sampling, testing, production and final certification fees, and may request the responsibility for additional fees.

[Statutory Authority: Chapters 15.49 and 34.05 RCW. 02-12-061, 16-303-330, filed 5/30/02, effective 6/30/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.49.005, 15.49.081, 15.49.310, 15.49.370(3) and chapter 17.24 RCW. 01-01-015, 16-303-330, filed 12/6/00, effective 1/6/01.]

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