WSR 07-21-060

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE


[ Filed October 12, 2007, 9:45 a.m. , effective December 1, 2007 ]


Effective Date of Rule: December 1, 2007.

Purpose: This rule-making order modifies the seed program fee schedule. These modifications realign certain fees to correspond to the amount of time necessary to render a particular service. Specifically some fees are being raised, and other fees have been lowered. In addition fees have been established for new services offered by the seed program. Typographical errors and formatting of certain charts have also been addressed making the fee schedule easier to understand.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending chapter 16-303 WAC.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 15.49.310.

Other Authority: Chapter 34.05 RCW.

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 07-17-073 on August 13, 2007.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 10, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 10, Repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.

Date Adopted: October 12, 2007.

Robert W. Gore

for Valoria Loveland

Director

OTS-9912.2


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 05-12-053, filed 5/26/05, effective 6/26/05)

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


(1)


Category Crop kind PURITY GERM/1 TZ Additional Crops in each

Category/2

1 Agricultural Grasses 37.00 22.60 41.83 Alkaligrass, Bermudagrass, Canarygrass, Foxtail, Switchgrass, Timothy, Zoysia
2 Alfalfa & Clover 28.78 24.66 41.83 Alfalfa, Black Medic, Clover, Lupine, Milkvetch, Sainfoin, Trefoil
3 Beans 26.72 24.66 41.83 Beans
4 Beets 39.06 43.16 41.83 Beets, Swiss chard, Spinach
5 Bentgrass, redtop 65.78 34.94 41.83 Bentgrass, Redtop
6 Bluegrass 45.22 30.82 41.83 Bluegrass, all types
7 Brassica ((sp.)) Species 69.88 34.94 41.83 Brassica Species
8 Brome 47.28 24.66 41.83 Brome: Mountain, Smooth, Meadow
9 Fescue 37.00 24.66 41.83 Fescue: Tall and Meadow
10 Fescue, all others 45.22 24.66 41.83 Fescue: Arizona, Blue, Blue Hard, Chewings, Creeping, Hard, Idaho, Red, Sheep
11 Flax 28.78 24.66 41.83 Lewis flax
12 Orchardgrass 51.38 26.72 41.83 Orchardgrass
13 Peas and other large seeded legumes 28.78 24.66 41.83 Peas, Chickpeas, Lentil, Vetch
14 Primrose 28.78 24.66 41.83 Primrose
15 Ryegrass 45.22 22.60 41.83 Ryegrass, (Perennial or Annual)
16 Small burnet 28.78 24.66 41.83 Small burnet
17 Sudangrass 28.78 24.66 41.83 Sudangrass
18 Vegetables 28.78 24.66 45.00 Vegetables: Arugula, Asparagus, Cantaloupe, Carrot, Celery, Corn, Coriander, Cucumber, Dill, Eggplant, Endive, Leek, Lettuce, Okra, Onion, Parsley, Parsnip, Pepper, Pumpkin, Radish, Squash, Tomato, Watermelon
19 Grains ((and Pulses)) 28.78 24.66 41.83 Wheat, Triticale, Sunflower, Sorghum, Safflower, Rye, Rice, Millet, Buckwheat, Barley, Oats, ((Vetch)) Emmer, Spelt
20 Wheatgrass, Wildrye, other native ((sp.)) species Group A 78.12 30.82 41.83 ((Wheatgrass: Beardless, Bluebunch, Crested, Intermediate, Pubescent, R/S, Slender, Siberian, Tall, Thickspike, Western Wildrye)) Bluestem, Buffalograss, Lovegrass, Penstemon, Sand dropseed, Sideoats, Squirreltail; Intermediate, Pubescent, Tall, Thickspike, Slender, and Western wheatgrasses; Small-seeded wildrye
Wheatgrass, Wildrye, other native species and flowers Group B 69.00 30.82 41.83 ((Other Native Species: Echinacea, Green needlegrass, Indian ricegrass, Junegrass, Little bluestem, Needle and Thread, Squirreltail, Kochia, Penstemon, Oatgrass, Prairie sandreed, Sand dropseed, Sand Lovegrass, Sideoats grama)) Bitterbrush, Echinacea, Indian ricegrass, Junegrass, Kochia, Oatgrass, Indian ricegrass, Blue and other large-seeded wildrye, Crested and Siberian wheatgrasses
Wheatgrass, Wildrye, other native species and flowers Group C 69.00 114.48* 41.83 Green needlegrass, Needle & Thread, Penstemon *(Germination requires 400 seed TZ according to AOSA Rules)

/1 Standard 400 seed germination test.

(2) Crops not listed in the above table will be charged by the category that they fit into.

[Statutory Authority: 2003 1st sp.s. c 25 309(2), RCW 15.49.310, 15.49.370(3) and chapter 34.05 RCW. 05-12-053, 16-303-200, filed 5/26/05, effective 6/26/05. Statutory Authority: Chapters 15.49 and 34.05 RCW, 2003 c 308. 03-18-071, 16-303-200, filed 8/29/03, effective 9/29/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.49.370(3), 15.49.310, and chapter 34.05 RCW. 03-08-005, 16-303-200, filed 3/20/03, effective 4/20/03. 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 05-12-053, filed 5/26/05, effective 6/26/05)

WAC 16-303-210   Fees for special seed tests.  


Test Fee Additional Information
(1) All states noxious weed examination $ 33.38
(2) Dormant Seed Test $ 41.83
(a) For crops requiring a 400 seed TZ as required in the AOSA rules $ 83.66
(b) This fee also applies to paired tests when required by AOSA rules
(3) ((Brassica seed chemical identification $ 20.94
(4))) Cold (vigor) test for wheat $ 65.00
(((5))) (4) Crop or weed exam Standard noxious amount from AOSA rules
(a) Turf-type and other small seeded grasses $ 38.00 Kentucky bluegrass, timothy, alkaligrass, fine-leaved fescues
(b) Small seeded legumes and medium seeded crops $ 44.00 Brassicas, ryegrass, tall fescue
(c) Wheatgrass and native species $ 50.00
(d) Grains and ((pulses)) large seeded legumes $ 22.00
(((6))) (5) Fescue seed ammonia test $ 30.82 Required on all certified Blue, Hard, and Sheep fescues
(((7))) (6) Fluorescence test (400 seed test) $ 26.72 Required on all Perennial and Annual ryegrass samples
(((8))) (7) Miscellaneous services, samples requiring extra time, field run samples, etc. $ ((30.00)) 35.00/hour

(((9))) (8) Pest and disease (phyto exam) and/or soil exam $ 34.94
(((10))) (9) Quarantine tests on seed
Bluegrass and Bentgrass $ 18.04/5 grams
Other grasses $ 18.04/10 grams
(((11))) (10) Rules test -- Canadian PURITY GERMINATION
Alfalfa, clover, peas, lentils $ 32.37 $ 24.66
Kentucky bluegrass $ 49.34 $ 30.82
Bentgrass $ 72.47 $ 34.94
(((12))) (11) Rules test -- I.S.T.A. PURITY GERMINATION
Alfalfa, clover, peas, lentils $ 32.37 $ 30.82
Kentucky bluegrass $ 49.34 $ 30.82
(((13))) (12) Moisture test $ 30.00
(((14))) (13) Seed Count (($ 21.84))
(((15))) (a) Large seed $ 9.25
(b) Small seed $ 12.30
(14) Out-sourcing charge $ 15.00
(((16))) (15) Sod seed analysis Bluegrass

Fescue

Ryegrass

$ 75.00

$ 52.00

$ 42.00

(((17))) (16) Sodium Hydroxide test for presence of red and/or white wheat $ 20.54
(((18))) (17) Undesirable grass species test (includes an all states noxious test) examination (UGS test) $ 70.37
(18) Germination test in soil $ 50.00
(19) Wheat bioassay test $ 50.00
(20) Germination on mixtures

Germination requiring embryo excision

$ 35.00 per hour for separation of kinds or preparation time This is in addition to the established germination fee

[Statutory Authority: 2003 1st sp.s. c 25 309(2), RCW 15.49.310, 15.49.370(3) and chapter 34.05 RCW. 05-12-053, 16-303-210, filed 5/26/05, effective 6/26/05. Statutory Authority: Chapters 15.49 and 34.05 RCW, 2003 c 308. 03-18-071, 16-303-210, filed 8/29/03, effective 9/29/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.49.370(3), 15.49.310, and chapter 34.05 RCW. 03-08-005, 16-303-210, filed 3/20/03, effective 4/20/03. 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 03-18-071, filed 8/29/03, effective 9/29/03)

WAC 16-303-230   Official seed sampling or similar service.   Fees for official sampling are in addition to travel time and mileage.


Crop Fee Minimum charge
Peas, beans, small grains or seeds of similar size Standard sampling $((0.05)) 0.07 Per cwt. $ ((30.00)) 35.00
I.S.T.A. sampling $ 0.09 Per cwt. plus $ 7.50 Per lot $ 35.00 plus $7.50 Per lot
For all other kinds Standard sampling $((0.15)) 0.018 Per cwt. $ ((30.00)) 35.00
I.S.T.A. sampling $ 0.22 Per cwt. plus $ 7.50 Per lot $ 35.00 plus $ 7.50 Per lot

[Statutory Authority: Chapters 15.49 and 34.05 RCW, 2003 c 308. 03-18-071, 16-303-230, filed 8/29/03, effective 9/29/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.49.370(3), 15.49.310, and chapter 34.05 RCW. 03-08-005, 16-303-230, filed 3/20/03, effective 4/20/03. 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 03-18-071, filed 8/29/03, effective 9/29/03)

WAC 16-303-240   Fees for blending seed.   Blending fee is not applicable to salvage blends.


Grass option B* Washington origin seed $ 1.02 per cwt.
Grass option B* Out-of-state origin $ 0.61 per cwt.
Grass option A and all other blends of other crops $ ((0.05)) 0.07 per cwt.
*See WAC 16-303-320, footnote 6 for information on option A and option B.

[Statutory Authority: Chapters 15.49 and 34.05 RCW, 2003 c 308. 03-18-071, 16-303-240, filed 8/29/03, effective 9/29/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.49.005, 15.49.081, 15.49.310, 15.49.370(3) and chapter 17.24 RCW. 01-01-015, 16-303-240, filed 12/6/00, effective 1/6/01.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 05-12-053, filed 5/26/05, effective 6/26/05)

WAC 16-303-250   Miscellaneous charges for seed services.   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) $ 15.00
High priority sample - purity result completed before the end of the next business day. (Special circumstances only. Call ahead for availability.) $ 150.00
Phone reports on test result, per call $ 7.18
Preliminary report on germination $ ((20.00)) 5.00
Additional mailing of report $ 5.12

each destination

Additional copies of reports $ ((5.12)) 2.50

minimum fee

Revised reports $ 10.26 minimum (hourly fee when applicable)
Fee for special shipping and handling service, for example Federal Express, Air Parcel or air freight $ 3.70 plus exact shipping cost
Fee for facsimile transmission of documents $ 1.00

per document

Mileage - additional or special requested trips As established by the Washington State Office of Financial Management

Stand-by time - or travel time $ ((30.00)) 35.00/hour Travel time to be charged when special trip is requested.
((Sample envelopes Customer will be charged the exact cost of the envelopes.))

[Statutory Authority: 2003 1st sp.s. c 25 309(2), RCW 15.49.310, 15.49.370(3) and chapter 34.05 RCW. 05-12-053, 16-303-250, filed 5/26/05, effective 6/26/05. Statutory Authority: Chapters 15.49 and 34.05 RCW, 2003 c 308. 03-18-071, 16-303-250, filed 8/29/03, effective 9/29/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.49.370(3), 15.49.310, and chapter 34.05 RCW. 03-08-005, 16-303-250, filed 3/20/03, effective 4/20/03. 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 03-18-071, filed 8/29/03, effective 9/29/03)

WAC 16-303-300   ((Phyto-sanitary)) Phytosanitary certification of seed -- Fees.  


Service Fee Additional Information
Federal Phytosanitary

certificate

$ ((30.00)) 35.00
State Phytosanitary certificate $ 40.00
Field inspection--All seed except wheat seed (for each required inspection) $ 5.30 per acre, per required inspection $ 50.00 minimum fee, per inspection
Field inspection--Wheat seed only $ 2.12 per acre

or fraction thereof

$ 50.00 minimum fee, per inspection
Area inspection (((billed at time certificate is issued) $ .05 per cwt.)) $ 0.53/acre (($ 50.00 minimum fee per certificate

$ 159.25 maximum fee per certificate))

Late fee - per application $ 41.00

[Statutory Authority: Chapters 15.49 and 34.05 RCW, 2003 c 308. 03-18-071, 16-303-300, filed 8/29/03, effective 9/29/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.49.370(3), 15.49.310, and chapter 34.05 RCW. 03-08-005, 16-303-300, filed 3/20/03, effective 4/20/03. 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 05-12-053, filed 5/26/05, effective 6/26/05)

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 Additional Information
O.E.C.D. certificate $ 15.41 each
O.E.C.D. grow out test $ 65.72 each entry No charge for control entry
O.E.C.D. assessment cost to program This is a pass through fee to USDA
O.E.C.D. tagging fee $ 0.84/cwt.

All grasses except tall fescue
$ 0.51/cwt. Tall fescue
$ 0.53/cwt. all other crops

[Statutory Authority: 2003 1st sp.s. c 25 309(2), RCW 15.49.310, 15.49.370(3) and chapter 34.05 RCW. 05-12-053, 16-303-310, filed 5/26/05, effective 6/26/05. Statutory Authority: Chapters 15.49 and 34.05 RCW, 2003 c 308. 03-18-071, 16-303-310, filed 8/29/03, effective 9/29/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.49.370(3), 15.49.310, and chapter 34.05 RCW. 03-08-005, 16-303-310, filed 3/20/03, effective 4/20/03. 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 03-18-071, filed 8/29/03, effective 9/29/03)

WAC 16-303-315   Service fee for sod quality seed tags and tagging.   Service fee for sod quality seed tags and tagging shall be $ ((0.12)) 0.22 per cwt.

[Statutory Authority: Chapters 15.49 and 34.05 RCW, 2003 c 308. 03-18-071, 16-303-315, filed 8/29/03, effective 9/29/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.49.005, 15.49.081, 15.49.310, 15.49.370(3) and chapter 17.24 RCW. 01-01-015, 16-303-315, filed 12/6/00, effective 1/6/01.]


AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 03-18-071, filed 8/29/03, effective 9/29/03)

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 and rough bluegrass - inspection fee for nursery plantings for the presence of annual bluegrass is $ 59.10 per acre or portion thereof. The tagging fee is $ 0.53 cwt. with a minimum fee of $ 23.12.

(2) Quarantine inspection of grass seed fields found to be in violation of the quarantine requirements will be charged at the rate of $ ((150.00)) 200.00 per field inspection.

[Statutory Authority: Chapters 15.49 and 34.05 RCW, 2003 c 308. 03-18-071, 16-303-317, filed 8/29/03, effective 9/29/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.49.370(3), 15.49.310, and chapter 34.05 RCW. 03-08-005, 16-303-317, filed 3/20/03, effective 4/20/03. 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 05-12-053, filed 5/26/05, effective 6/26/05)

WAC 16-303-320   Certification fees for seed certified by the department.   (1) Fees apply to both new and renewal applications.

The seed processor is responsible for seed certification fees including sampling, testing, production and final certification fees, and may accept responsibility for any other additional fees associated with certification. Fees for services such as O.E.C.D. and sod quality, etc., are in addition to the fees listed in this section.


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

(other than

isolation)

Production Fee (includes tagging) 7/ Seed shipped

Out-of-State (uncleaned)

Alfalfa, Red clover, White clover and Trefoil $ 30.00 per variety per grower $ 50.00/field $ 1.85/acre $ 41.00 $ 53.44 ea. field $ 0.53/cwt. 5/ $ 0.20/cwt.
Bean $ 30.00 per variety per grower N/A $ 1.85/acre 3/

(one inspection)

$ 3.70/acre 4/

(two inspections)

$ 41.00 $ 53.44 ea. field $ 0.53/cwt. $ 0.20/cwt.
Turnip, Rutabaga, Kale $ 30.00 per field N/A $ 3.70/acre (two inspections) $ 41.00 $ 53.44 each field $ 0.53/cwt. $ 0.20
Perennial Grasses 6/ $ 30.00 per field $ 50.00/field $ 50.00 per field $ 41.00 $ 53.44 each field Option A

$ 0.84/cwt. for all grass except tall fescue

$ 0.51/cwt. tall fescue

Option B

$ 1.17/cwt. (min. $ 11.66)

$ 0.31
Corn $ 30.00 ((for each separate combination/or isolation)) Per field N/A $ 50.00 first acre

$ 10.99 ea. additional acre except hybrid corn $ 4.85 ea. additional acre

((------)) $ 41.00 ------ ((------)) $ 0.11 per tag issued or minimum fee of $10.00 per lot ((------)) $ 3.00 per document
Annual grasses $ 30.00 per field N/A $ 1.85/acre $ 41.00 per field ((------)) $ 53.44 each field $ 0.42/cwt. $ 0.20
Rapeseed, Canola, and Mustard $ 30.00 per variety per grower N/A $ 1.85/acre (one inspection) $ 41.00 per grower $ 53.44 ea. field $ 0.53/cwt. $ 0.20

1/ Seed certification application due dates can be found in WAC 16-302-050.
2/ Seedling producing or field inspection fees are refundable if the acreage is withdrawn before the inspection is completed. In the case of bean seed, fees are required of seedling fields to be harvested for certification the year of planting.
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 the state of Idaho.
5/ Production fees are billed at completion of laboratory analysis tests. If no seed is tagged, $ 0.10 of the $ 0.53 per cwt. production fee is refundable.
6/ Option A: Inspection and final certification fees are based on pounds sampled and billed upon completion of required laboratory tests.
Option B: Inspection and final certification fees are based on pounds tagged after required laboratory tests are completed. 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.
7/ Does not include shipping and handling charge for tags.
8/ Service inspection of seed fields
Service inspection will be charged the established hourly rate inclusive of travel time and inspection time. This excludes the seedling inspection which is charged according to the above chart.
Service inspections will be charged a mileage fee based upon the OFM mileage rate.
9/ Hybrid inspections (pollen counts)
All crops except corn:
(a) $ 45.00 per inspection if done at the time of the certification inspection.
(b) $ 125 per inspection if not conducted at the time of the certification inspection.
(2) Other fees associated with grass seed certification:

Out-of-state origin seed tagged with interagency certification tags.


Grass Option A: $ 0.31 per cwt.
Grass Option B: $ 0.68 per cwt.
Reissuance of cert. tags: $ 0.11 per tag or minimum fee of $ 11.66

[Statutory Authority: 2003 1st sp.s. c 25 309(2), RCW 15.49.310, 15.49.370(3) and chapter 34.05 RCW. 05-12-053, 16-303-320, filed 5/26/05, effective 6/26/05. Statutory Authority: Chapters 15.49 and 34.05 RCW, 2003 c 308. 03-18-071, 16-303-320, filed 8/29/03, effective 9/29/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.49.370(3), 15.49.310, and chapter 34.05 RCW. 03-08-005, 16-303-320, filed 3/20/03, effective 4/20/03. 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 06-11-066, filed 5/12/06, effective 6/12/06)

WAC 16-303-340   Seed certification fees for buckwheat, chickpea, field pea, lentil, millet, soybean, sorghum and small grains.   (1) Seed certification fees for buckwheat, chickpea, field pea, lentil, millet, soybean, sorghum and small grains are as follows:

(a) Application fee per variety per grower . . . . . . . . . . . . $((21.88)) 22.97
(b) Field inspection fee per acre except millet and hybrid sorghum . . . . . . . . . . . . $((3.02)) 3.11
(c) Millet - first acre . . . . . . . . . . . . $32.55
- each additional acre . . . . . . . . . . . . $6.48
(d) Hybrid sorghum - first acre . . . . . . . . . . . . $32.55
- each additional acre . . . . . . . . . . . . $13.00
(e) Special field inspection fee per

acre . . . . . . . . . . . .

$2.58
(f) Late application fee . . . . . . . . . . . . $((20.50)) 30.75
(g) Reinspection fee . . . . . . . . . . . . $((41.05)) 43.10
minimum for each field which did not pass field inspection plus $((0.44)) 0.46 for each acre over twenty-five. The reinspection fee for isolation requirements only for a field of any size is $((41.05)) 43.10.
(h) Final certification fee . . . . . . . . . . . . $0.25
per cwt. of clean seed sampled, which is charged to conditioning plant, or production fee . . . . . . . . . . . .

$0.105

per cwt. of production from fields inspected which is utilized for seed, which is charged to the grower or the final seller prior to brokerage, retail sale, sale to plant not approved for conditioning certified seed, or transshipment out-of-state.
(i) Sampling fee . . . . . . . . . . . . $0.105
per cwt. of clean seed sampled, with minimum charge of $10.30 per sample, which is charged to conditioning plant in lieu of mechanical sampling.

(2) A field may be withdrawn upon notification by the applicant to the certifying agency's office before field inspection. In such case, the field inspection fee is refunded upon request until June 30 of the year following harvest.

(3) Harvest before field inspection causes forfeitures of both the application and field inspection fees, and completion of certification.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 15.49.310, 15.49.370(3), and chapter 34.05 RCW. 06-11-066, 16-303-340, filed 5/12/06, effective 6/12/06; 05-05-052, 16-303-340, filed 2/14/05, effective 3/17/05; 04-06-029, 16-303-340, filed 2/24/04, effective 3/26/04; 03-06-005, 16-303-340, filed 2/20/03, effective 3/23/03; 02-05-082, 16-303-340, filed 2/20/02, effective 3/23/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.49.005, 15.49.081, 15.49.310, 15.49.370(3) and chapter 17.24 RCW. 01-01-015, 16-303-340, filed 12/6/00, effective 1/6/01.]

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