Purpose: By this rule-making order, the department is adopting amendments to WAC 16-237-195 Fees for warehouse audit and related services, that:
|•||Establish a fee for services performed by the department when conducting special year-end inventories requested by licensed warehouse operators; and|
|•||Increase, beyond the Office of Financial Management fiscal growth rate factor, the fees charged by the department for all services (except conducting special year-end inventories) performed by the Washington State Department of Agriculture warehouse audit program. These services include, but are not limited to special technical assisted audits of records and inventories, observation of sampling of commodities, collection of samples for Karnal Bunt, and remeasurement of commodities and storage bins.|
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 16-237-195.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 25, Laws of 2003 1st sp.s. and chapter 22.09 RCW.
Other Authority: Chapter 34.05 RCW.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 05-01-231 on December 22, 2004.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Date Adopted: March 15, 2005.
Valoria H. Loveland
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 00-21-043, filed 10/13/00, effective 11/13/00)
WAC 16-237-195 Fees for warehouse audit and related services. ((
These)) The following fees (( shall be applied))
apply to the following services:
Measurement of new or additional storage including
outside grain storage that requires a second and/or additional
inspection or measurement, per hour . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 23.00
(2) Special year end audits that require remeasurement at the request of the warehouse operator, per hour . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 23.00
(3) Commodity Credit Corporation samples may be drawn by department personnel at the rate established by the grain inspection program.
(4) Appropriate overtime charges, mileage, and travel charges incurred by department personnel shall be assessed.)) For year-end inventories requested by a warehouse operator, the department charges the following:
|A fee of:||If requested:|
|(a)||10% of the warehouse license fee||By July 30th of each year|
|(b)||15% of the warehouse license fee||After July 30 of each year|
(b) These services include, but are not limited to, technical assisted audits of records and inventory, observation of sampling of commodities, collection of samples for the Karnal Bunt Survey, and remeasurement of commodities and storage bins.
(3) In addition to the hourly rate established in subsection (2)(a) of this section, the department assesses appropriate charges for overtime, mileage, meals, and lodging expenses incurred by department personnel when providing the types of services identified in subsection (2)(b) of this section.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 22.09.020(13). 00-21-043, § 16-237-195, filed 10/13/00, effective 11/13/00.]