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Commerical Feed Inspection Fees Cost
One time facility licensing fee
 
$75.00
Feed Tonnage fee as of June 19, 2007

Tonnage Reporting System:

Facilities with licenses to distribute commercial feeds, including customer formula feeds, pay a minimum annual inspection fee of $100, due with the first quarterly report (ending November 30) of each year (except as described in the succeeding paragraph). This minimum annual fee will be credited toward the tonnage fee owed during the fiscal year. The minimum fee presently covers the first 526.32 tons of feed (19¢/ton). Once this annual fee credit is depleted, a remittance of 19¢ per ton sold shall be submitted during the remainder of the fiscal year.

Report forms are mailed to facilities approximately 10 days prior to the end of a quarter or 10 days prior to August 31 in the case of facilities reporting annually. If a report form has not been received within 7 days after the end of a reporting period, a call should be made to (979) 845-1121 requesting that one be sent to you.

19¢/ton
Product Annual Inspection Fees (5 pounds or less) per product per year

Facilities with licenses to distribute commercial feeds in containers weighing five pounds or less will pay a flat rate annual fee of $50 per product, due September 1 of each state fiscal year. If the same registered product is distributed in containers weighing more than five pounds, the flat rate annual fee will not apply and the inspection fees on all sizes of that product must be paid by the tonnage reporting system.

If distribution of a product into the state is discontinued prior to the last month of the State fiscal year, but it remains shelved or floor stocked for sale to the public more than three months into the next fiscal year, the flat rate annual fee of $50 per product will be required. Otherwise, the product must be recalled from the market after the close of the state fiscal year, which is August 31. If distribution of a product is made up through the last month of the State fiscal year, the annual payment will be required.

$50.00
Penalty for Delinquent Reporting and Payment of Inspection Fees

If quarterly tonnage reports are submitted late [see §141.073(a)], a penalty fee of $50 or 15% of the fee due (whichever is greater) must also be paid. Reports are due and subject to the minimum penalty even if no tonnage is sold in a particular quarter.

Reference §141.073(b): The penalty together with any delinquent inspection fee is due before the 61st day following the last day of the quarter. The Service shall cancel the license of a licensee, who fails to pay the penalty and deliquent inspection fee within that time period after notice.

$50 or 15%


Commerical Fertilizer Inspection Fees Cost
Ammonium Nitrate Registration Fee (Annual)
 
$75.00
Fertilizer Tonnage fee as of June 19, 2007

Tonnage Reporting System:

Firms with permits to distribute registered commercial fertilizer, including customer formula fertilizer, pay a minimum annual inspection fee of $100, due with the first quarterly report (ending November 30) of each year (except as described in the succeeding paragraph). This minimum annual fee will be credited toward the tonnage fee owed during the fiscal year. The minimum fee presently covers the first 277.78 tons of fertilizer (36¢/ton). Once this annual fee credit is depleted, a remittance of 36¢ per ton sold shall be submitted during the remainder of the fiscal year.

Report forms are mailed to firms approximately 10 days prior to the end of a quarter. If a report form has not been received within 7 days after the end of a reporting period, a call should be made to (979) 845-1121 requesting that one be sent to you.

36¢/ton
Product Annual Inspection Fees ( 5 pounds or less) per product per year

Firms with permits to distribute commercial fertilizer in containers weighing five pounds or less will pay a flat rate annual fee of $50 per product, due September 1 of each state fiscal year. If the same registered product is distributed in containers weighing more than five pounds, the flat rate annual fee will not apply and the inspection fees on all sizes of that product must be paid by the tonnage reporting system.

If distribution of a product into the state is discontinued prior to the last month of the State fiscal year, but it remains shelved or floor stocked for sale to the public more than three months into the next fiscal year, the flat rate annual fee of $50 per product will be required. Otherwise, the product must be recalled from the market after the close of the state fiscal year, which is August 31. If distribution of a product is made up through the last month of the State fiscal year, the annual payment will be required.

$50.00
Penalty for Delinquent Reporting and Payment of Inspection Fees

If quarterly tonnage reports are submitted late [see §63.073(a)], a penalty fee of $50 or 15% of the fee due (whichever is greater) must also be paid. Reports are due and subject to the minimum penalty even if no tonnage is sold in a particular quarter.

Reference §63.073(b): The penalty together with any delinquent inspection fee is due before the 61st day following the last day of the quarter. The Service shall cancel the registration of a registrant, who fails to pay the penalty and deliquent inspection fee within that time period after notice.

$50.00 or 15%


Note:

Specific questions concerning reporting of tonnage or payment of fees should be directed to the Fee Section.