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State Grain Lab Fee Schedule

 

GENERAL PROVISIONS Applying to all section of this rule are as follows:

Effective Date: July 1, 2011.

 

HOURS: Normal office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. All other hours and holidays will be considered overtime.

Sampling hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Sampling hours will need to be scheduled the day before if required outside the normal office hours. All other hours and holidays will be considered overtime.

 

REGULAR HOURLY RATE: The regular hourly rate for travel time and stand-by fee is $16.00 per hour per individual assessed in half-hour intervals.

 

OVERTIME AND HOLIDAY HOURLY RATE: The overtime and holiday hourly rate is $23.50 per hour per individual assessed in half-hour intervals.

 

HOLIDAYS: Holidays are as adopted in 1-1-216, MCA. (e.g., New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and State Election Day).

 

MILEAGE, TRAVEL TIME AND TRAVEL EXPENSES: Mileage charges shall be assessed per Title 2, chapter 18, part 5, MCA for state employees which is equal to the United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS) mileage allotment. Any change to the mileage rate is effective when the IRS changes their standard mileage rate. The mileage charges will be prorated where possible. Mileage will not be charged within five miles of an official state grain laboratory location. For each out-of-town trip requested, the applicant will be charged at the regular hourly rate except for overtime and holidays. These will be charged at the overtime rate (prorated where possible). Travel expenses, i.e. per diem, lodging and mileage, will be assessed the applicant in addition to other fees and charges.

 

COPIES OF CERTIFICATES: Per certified copy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2.50

In case of a data entry or typographical error, a corrected certificate will be issued without a fee.

 

FAX CHARGE: Per transmission. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3.00

 

ACTUAL POSTAGE OR DELIVERY SERVICE CHARGES: Actual postage or delivery service charges will be added to sampling and other fees.

Requests for services not covered by this fee schedule will be performed at the applicable hourly rate stated herein plus mileage and travel time if applicable. The priority service fee shall be $2.50 per submitted sample in addition to the fees set forth in this rule. Submitted priority samples shall be done within 48 hours or less, on a first arrival basis. Priority service includes electronic report. Priority service will be automatically suspended if backlog of regular samples exceeds two weeks. If priority service is suspended, all submitted sample fees will be assessed at the appropriate rate.

 

FEES FOR OFFICIAL SERVICES PROVIDED UNDER THE UNITED STATES GRAIN STANDARDS ACT (USGSA)

(Includes Federal Grain Inspection Service (FGIS) supervision fees. All general provisions above apply.)

 

OFFICIAL LOT INSPECTION:

 

Sampling with grade; bulk, boxcar, hopper car or truck/trailer, per request sampling and grade only:

 

  • Level One official sampling service when the State Grain Laboratory furnishes the sampling crew - $21.00
  • Level Two official sampling service when the State Grain Laboratory furnishes a licensed sampler to write identification tickets, supervise elevator employees while sampling and seal samples for delivery to the State Grain Laboratory - $16.00

 

OFFICIAL LOT RE-INSPECTION:

 

  • Based on new sample - all regular fees assessed.
  • Based on file sample (original numerical grade sustained) - regular fee assessed - $8.00
  • Based on file sample (original numerical grade changed) - no fee assessed.

 

SAMPLING ONLY: Does not include grade. Bulk, boxcar, hopper car or truck/trailer, per request, (all grains) - $9.00

 

STOWAGE EXAMINATION: Per unit (in excess of one hour, hourly rate applies) - $7.00

 

SUBMITTED SAMPLE INSPECTION: Includes DKT (Damaged Kernels Total identified), FM (Foreign Material identified), SHBN (Shrunken and Broken Kernels) and DEF (Total Defects), per sample - $8.00

 

SUBMITTED SAMPLE RE-INSPECTION:

 

  • Based on file sample (original numerical grade sustained) - regular fee - $8.00
  • Based on file sample (original numerical grade changed) - no fee assessed.

 

PROTEIN TESTS, PER SAMPLE: Near infrared transmittance (NIRT) - $5.50

 

PROTEIN RETESTS:

 

  • Original protein test sustained - $5.50
  • Original protein test changed (differences of more than 0.3%) - no fee  assessed.

 

DHV, HVAC or FACTOR ONLY DETERMINATION: Dark, hard viterous (DVH) kernels; hard, viterous kernels of amber color (HVAC),
per factor - $2.50

 

ADDITIONAL STATEMENTS: Requested by the applicant, per request - $2.50

 

MALTING BARLEY ANALYSIS: Includes actual percent of plump barley, skinned and broken kernels, and thin barley, per request - $5.00

 

VOMITOXIN (DON) TESTS: Qualitative analysis, per test - $23.50

 

OFFICIAL COMMERCIAL SERVICES PERFORMED UNDER USGSA: Official commercial inspection services and fees may be negotiated on a case-by-case basis.

 

FEES FOR OFFICIAL SERVICES PROVIDED UNDER THE AGRICULTURAL MARKETING ACT OF 1946 AS AMENDED (BEANS, PEAS, LENTILS and processed commodities)


(All general provisions at top apply.)

 

SAMPLING FEES: 

 

  • Bulk samples from boxcars, hopper cars, truck/trailers - $9.00
  • Bagged - Hourly Rate

 

GRADE ONLY PER LOT OR SUBMITTED SAMPLE:

 

  • Field run - $13.00
  • Other than field run - $11.00

FALLING NUMBERS DETERMINATION for wheat: Per determination - $11.00

 

FACTOR ONLY DETERMINATION: Per factor - $2.50

ADDITIONAL STATEMENTS: Requested by applicant, per request - $2.50

 

FEES FOR LABORATORY SERVICES NOT PERFORMED UNDER USGSA OR AMA

(All general provisions at top apply.)

 

LOT INSPECTION: Sampling with grade for bulk, boxcar, hopper car or truck/trailer, per request, sampling and grade only:

 

  • Level One sampling service fee when the State Grain Laboratory furnishes the sampling crew - $21.00
  • Level Two sampling service fee when the State Grain Laboratory furnishes a licensed sampler to write identification tickets, supervise elevator employees while sampling and seal samples for delivery to the State Grain Laboratory - $16.00

 

LOT RE-INSPECTION: Based on new sample - all regular fees assessed.

 

SAMPLING ONLY: Does not include grade. Bulk, boxcar, hopper car or truck/trailer, per request, (all grains) - $9.00

 

STOWAGE EXAMINATION: Per unit (in excess of one hour, hourly rate applies) - $7.00

 

PRIORITY SERVICE FEES: Fees are as listed below plus $2.50 per request. Submitted priority samples shall be done within 48 hours or less, on a first arrival basis. Priority service includes telephone report. Priority service will be automatically suspended if back-log of regular samples exceeds two weeks. If priority service is suspended all submitted sample fees will be assessed at the appropriate rate.

 

SUBMITTED MONTANA SPECIALTY CROP GRADES, PER GRADE: Unless specifically listed - $8.00

 

SUBMITTED BUCKWHEAT GRADES, PER GRADE:

 

  • Processed - $8.00
  • Field run - $13.00

 

SUBMITTED HULLESS OR HULLESS WAXY BARLEY GRADES: Per sample - $12.00

 

 

RE-INSPECTION FOR GRADE BASED ON FILE SAMPLE:

 

  • Original numerical grade sustained - regular fee assessed.
  • Original numerical grade changed - no fee assessed.

 

PROTEIN TEST, PER SAMPLE: Non-official NIRT (khorasan) - $5.50

 

PROTEIN RETEST:

 

  • Original protein test sustained - regular protein fee assessed.
  • Original protein test changed (Differences of more than 0.3%) - no fee assessed.

 

MALTING BARLEY: Germination, 72 hour blotter, per determination - $7.00

 

NON OFFICIAL FALLING NUMBERS DETERMINATION: Per determination (e.g. khorasan) - $11.00

 

DHV, HVAC or FACTOR ONLY DETERMINATION - $2.50

 

ADDITIONAL STATEMENTS, FACTORS or RESULTS: as requested by applicant, per request - $2.50.

 
 

Published: Tue Jun 21 15:39:00 MDT 2011.
Last Modified: Thu Apr 24 10:41:06 MDT 2014