U.S. Warehouse Act Fees, 71262-71264 [05-23353]

Download as PDF 71262 Notices Federal Register Vol. 70, No. 227 Monday, November 28, 2005 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency statements of organization and functions are examples of documents appearing in this section. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Agricultural Marketing Service [Docket No. DA–06–02] Notice of Request for Extension and Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), this notice announces the Agricultural Marketing Service’s (AMS) intention to request an extension for and revision of a currently approved information collection for the Regulations Governing the Inspection and Grading Services of Manufactured or Processed Dairy Products and the Certification of Sanitary Design and Fabrication of Equipment Used in the Slaughter, Processing, and Packaging of Livestock and Poultry Products. DATES: Comments received by January 27, 2006 will be considered. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION OR COMMENTS: Contact Reginald L. Pasteur, USDA/ AMS/Dairy Programs, Dairy Standardization Branch, Room 2746South Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250– 0230; Tel: (202) 720–7473, Fax: (202) 720–2643 or via e-mail at reginald.pasteur@usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Reporting Requirements Under Regulations Governing the Inspection and Grading Services of Manufactured or Processed Dairy Products. OMB Number: 0581–0126. Expiration Date of Approval: August 31, 2006. Type of Request: Extension and revision of a currently approved information collection. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:28 Nov 25, 2005 Jkt 208001 Abstract: The dairy grading program is a voluntary user fee program authorized under the Agricultural Marketing Act (AMA) of 1946 (7 U.S.C. 1621 et seq.). The regulations governing inspection and grading services of manufactured or processed dairy products are contained in 7 CFR part 58. In order for a voluntary inspection form to perform satisfactorily, there must be written requirements and rules for both Government and industry. The information requested is used to identify the product offered for grading; to identify a request from a manufacturer of equipment used in the dairy, meat or poultry industries for evaluation regarding sanitary design and construction; to identify and contact the party responsible for payment of the inspection, grading or equipment evaluation fee and expense; and to identify applicants who wish to be authorized to display official identification on product packaging materials, equipment, utensils, or on descriptive or promotional materials. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this record keeping is estimated to average .0585 hours per response. Respondents: Distributors, manufacturers, and packers of butter and cheese. Manufacturers of processing equipment used in the dairy, meat and poultry industries. Estimated Number of Respondents: 400. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 360. Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of the information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments should reference OMB No. 0581–0126 and the Dairy Inspection and Grading Program and be sent to the PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Office of the Deputy Administrator, USDA/AMS/Dairy Programs, Room 2968–S, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20090–6456. Comments should reference the docket number and the date and page number of this issue of the Federal Register. All comments received will be available for public inspection during regular business hours at the same address. All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matte of public record. Authority: 7 U.S.C 1621–1627. Dated: November 21, 2005. Lloyd C. Day, Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. 05–23328 Filed 11–25–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–M DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Farm Service Agency U.S. Warehouse Act Fees Farm Service Agency, USDA. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: This notice sets forth a schedule increasing the annual operational fee warehouse operators are charged under the United States Warehouse Act (USWA). This action is needed to increase revenue to cover operational costs projected for operations under the USWA in fiscal year 2006. This notice does not change any of the other various license or inspection fees charged under the USWA. DATE: Effective Date: January 1, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Roger Hinkle, USWA Program Manager, Warehouse and Inventory Division, Farm Service Agency (FSA), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., STOP 0553, Washington, DC 20250–0553, telephone: (202) 720–7433; FAX: (202) 690–3123; e-mail: Roger.Hinkle@usda.gov. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720– 2600 (voice and TDD). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Secretary of Agriculture has the E:\FR\FM\28NON1.SGM 28NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 227 / Monday, November 28, 2005 / Notices authority to license public warehouses and assess warehouse operator fees under the USWA (7 U.S.C. 241 et seq.) Warehouse operators licensed under the USWA understand that fees will be imposed to cover the costs of administering the program. Specifically, section 4 of the USWA (7 U.S.C. 243) and the regulations issued pursuant to the USWA, located at 7 CFR part 735, mandate the imposition of fees for USWA-licensed warehouses. The USWA provides for licensing of public warehouse operators that are in the business of storing agricultural products; examination of such federallylicensed warehouses, issuance of regulations governing the establishment and maintenance of electronic systems, and collection of fees to sustain the USWA warehouse licensing and examination programs. FSA is raising USWA annual operational fees charged to licensed warehouses in order to assure the recovery of operational costs projected for USWA activities in fiscal year 2006. The fiscal year 2006 fee adjustment reflects a 5.0 percent increase in the annual fees. Other license and inspection fees charged under the USWA are not currently being increased. USWA fees vary by type of warehouse and were last amended effective October 1, 2000, (65 FR 39347, June 26, 2000). None of the fee increases for any particular type of warehouse exceeded 2.0 percent, and such fees varied based on FSA’s direct costs with respect to warehouse examinations for that type of warehouse. The schedule below sets out all of the relevant fees and charges for licensing and examination and reflects the increased annual fees noted above. 71263 USWA Schedule for License, Inspection and Annual Operational Fees To Be Paid by Warehouse Operators Warehouse and Service License Fees The fee for original issuance, reissuance, or duplication of a license for cotton, grain, tobacco, wool, dry beans, nut, sweeteners, and cottonseed is $80 for each license issued. The fee charged to license individuals to inspect, sample, grade, classify, or weigh commodities is $35 for each service license issued. Warehouse Annual and Inspection Fees These fees are shown in the following tables by agricultural product. Inspection fees are assessed for each original examination or inspection, or reexamination or reinspection for modification of an existing license. Annual fees are assessed independently of the inspection and license fees set forth in the preceding paragraph. COTTON [In bales] Annual fee for each warehouse location with a CCC storage agreement $585 770 940 1,180 1,470 1,760 2,055 2,350 * 2,350 $1,170 1,540 1,880 2,360 2,940 3,520 4,110 4,700 ** 4,700 Annual fee for each warehouse location with a CCC storage agreement Licensed capacity Annual fee for each warehouse location without a CCC storage agreement Annual fee for each warehouse location without a CCC storage agreement $155 310 455 615 765 920 1,070 1,220 1,375 1,525 1,685 $310 620 910 1,230 1,530 1,840 2,140 2,440 2,750 3,050 3,370 1–20,000 .......................................................................................................................................................... 20,001–40,000 ................................................................................................................................................. 40,001–60,000 ................................................................................................................................................. 60,001–80,000 ................................................................................................................................................. 80,001–100,000 ............................................................................................................................................... 100,001–120,000 ............................................................................................................................................. 120,001–140,000 ............................................................................................................................................. 140,001–160,000 ............................................................................................................................................. 160,001+ .......................................................................................................................................................... * Plus $60 per 5,000 bale capacity above 160,000 bales or fraction thereof. ** Plus $115 per 5,000 bale capacity above 160,000 bales or fraction thereof. Inspection fees will be charged at the rate of $17 for each 1,000 bales of licensed capacity, or fraction thereof, but in no case less than $170 nor more than $1,700. GRAIN [In bushels] Licensed capacity 1–150,000 ........................................................................................................................................................ 150,001–250,000 ............................................................................................................................................. 250,001–500,000 ............................................................................................................................................. 500,001–750,000 ............................................................................................................................................. 750,001–1,000,000 .......................................................................................................................................... 1,000,001–1,200,000 ....................................................................................................................................... 1,200,001–1,500,000 ....................................................................................................................................... 1,500,001–2,000,000 ....................................................................................................................................... 2,000,001–2,500,000 ....................................................................................................................................... 2,500,001–5,000,000 ....................................................................................................................................... 5,000,001–7,500,000 ....................................................................................................................................... VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:28 Nov 25, 2005 Jkt 208001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\28NON1.SGM 28NON1 71264 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 227 / Monday, November 28, 2005 / Notices GRAIN—Continued [In bushels] Annual fee for each warehouse location with a CCC storage agreement 1,840 * 1,840 3,680 ** 3,680 Annual fee for each warehouse location with a CCC storage agreement Annual fee for each warehouse location without a CCC storage agreement $250 410 580 745 905 1,060 1,220 1,375 1,535 1,690 1,840 * 1,995 Licensed capacity Annual fee for each warehouse location without a CCC storage agreement $500 820 1,160 1,490 1,810 2,120 2,440 2,750 3,070 3,380 3,680 ** 3,990 7,500,001–10,000,000 ..................................................................................................................................... 10,000,001+ ..................................................................................................................................................... * Plus $50 per million bushels above 10,000,000 or fraction thereof. ** Plus $95 per million bushels above 10,000,000 or fraction thereof. Inspection fees will be charged at the rate of $17 for each 10,000 bushels of licensed capacity, or fraction thereof, but in no case less than $170 nor more than $1,700. NUTS [In short tons] Licensed capacity 1–4,500 ............................................................................................................................................................ 4,501–7,500 ..................................................................................................................................................... 7,501–15,000 ................................................................................................................................................... 15,001–22,500 ................................................................................................................................................. 22,501–30,000 ................................................................................................................................................. 30,001–36,000 ................................................................................................................................................. 36,001–45,000 ................................................................................................................................................. 45,001–60,000 ................................................................................................................................................. 60,001–75,000 ................................................................................................................................................. 75,001–150,000 ............................................................................................................................................... 150,001–225,000 ............................................................................................................................................. 225,001+ .......................................................................................................................................................... * Plus $11 per 100 short tons above 225,000 short tons or fraction thereof. ** Plus $19 per 100 short tons above 225,000 short tons or fraction thereof. Inspection fees will be charged at the rate of $8.50 for each 100 short tons of licensed capacity, or fraction thereof of peanuts and $15 for each 1,000 hundredweight, or fraction thereof, of other nuts, but in no case less than $170 nor more than $1,700. DRY BEANS (In hundredweight) Licensed capacity 100–90,000 ....................... 90,001–150,000 ................ 150,001–300,000 .............. 300,001–450,000 .............. 450,001–600,000 .............. 600,001–720,000 .............. 720,001–900,000 .............. 900,001–1,200,000 ........... 1,200,001–1,500,000 ........ 1,500,001–3,000,000 ........ 3,000,001+ ........................ Annual fee $840 1,170 1,520 1,855 2,185 2,515 2,860 3,200 3,525 3,860 * 4,200 * Plus $1.40 per 1,000 hundredweight above 3,000,000 or fraction thereof. Inspection fees will be charged at the rate of $17 for each 1,000 VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:28 Nov 25, 2005 Jkt 208001 hundredweight of licensed capacity, or fraction thereof, but in no case less than $170 nor more than $1,700. Tobacco and Wool (Currently Inactive) Annual fee: $17 for each 100,000 pounds of licensed capacity, or fraction thereof, but in no case less than $680. Inspection fee: $17 for each 100,000 pounds of licensed capacity, or fraction thereof, but in no case less than $170 nor more than $1,700. Sweeteners Annual fee: $6.50 for each 5,000 gallons of liquid or 55,000 pounds of dry capacity, or fraction thereof, but in no case less than $680. Inspection fee: $6.50 for each 5,000 gallons of liquid or 55,000 pounds of dry capacity, or fraction thereof, but in no case less than $170 nor more than $1,700. Cottonseed Annual fee: $17 for each 1,000 short tons of licensed capacity, or fraction thereof, but in no case less than $680. PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Inspection fee: $17 for each 1,000 short tons of licensed capacity, or fraction thereof, but in no case less than $170 nor more than $1,700. Signed in Washington, DC, on November 16, 2005. Teresa C. Lasseter, Administrator, Farm Service Agency. [FR Doc. 05–23353 Filed 11–25–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–05–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Notice of Lewis and Clark County Advisory Committee Meeting Forest Service, USDA. Notice of meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: Pursuant to the authorities in the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463) and under the Secure Rural Schools and Community SelfDetermination Act of 2000 (Pub. L. 106– 393) the Helena National Forest’s Lewis E:\FR\FM\28NON1.SGM 28NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Farm Service Agency


U.S. Warehouse Act Fees

AGENCY: Farm Service Agency, USDA.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice sets forth a schedule increasing the annual 
operational fee warehouse operators are charged under the United States 
Warehouse Act (USWA). This action is needed to increase revenue to 
cover operational costs projected for operations under the USWA in 
fiscal year 2006. This notice does not change any of the other various 
license or inspection fees charged under the USWA.

DATE: Effective Date: January 1, 2006.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Roger Hinkle, USWA Program Manager, 
Warehouse and Inventory Division, Farm Service Agency (FSA), United 
States Department of Agriculture (USDA), 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., 
STOP 0553, Washington, DC 20250-0553, telephone: (202) 720-7433; FAX: 
(202) 690-3123; e-mail: Roger.Hinkle@usda.gov. Persons with 
disabilities who require alternative means for communication (Braille, 
large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA's TARGET Center at 
(202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Secretary of Agriculture has the

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authority to license public warehouses and assess warehouse operator 
fees under the USWA (7 U.S.C. 241 et seq.) Warehouse operators licensed 
under the USWA understand that fees will be imposed to cover the costs 
of administering the program. Specifically, section 4 of the USWA (7 
U.S.C. 243) and the regulations issued pursuant to the USWA, located at 
7 CFR part 735, mandate the imposition of fees for USWA-licensed 
warehouses. The USWA provides for licensing of public warehouse 
operators that are in the business of storing agricultural products; 
examination of such federally-licensed warehouses, issuance of 
regulations governing the establishment and maintenance of electronic 
systems, and collection of fees to sustain the USWA warehouse licensing 
and examination programs. FSA is raising USWA annual operational fees 
charged to licensed warehouses in order to assure the recovery of 
operational costs projected for USWA activities in fiscal year 2006. 
The fiscal year 2006 fee adjustment reflects a 5.0 percent increase in 
the annual fees. Other license and inspection fees charged under the 
USWA are not currently being increased.
    USWA fees vary by type of warehouse and were last amended effective 
October 1, 2000, (65 FR 39347, June 26, 2000). None of the fee 
increases for any particular type of warehouse exceeded 2.0 percent, 
and such fees varied based on FSA's direct costs with respect to 
warehouse examinations for that type of warehouse. The schedule below 
sets out all of the relevant fees and charges for licensing and 
examination and reflects the increased annual fees noted above.

USWA Schedule for License, Inspection and Annual Operational Fees To Be 
Paid by Warehouse Operators

Warehouse and Service License Fees

    The fee for original issuance, reissuance, or duplication of a 
license for cotton, grain, tobacco, wool, dry beans, nut, sweeteners, 
and cottonseed is $80 for each license issued. The fee charged to 
license individuals to inspect, sample, grade, classify, or weigh 
commodities is $35 for each service license issued.

Warehouse Annual and Inspection Fees

    These fees are shown in the following tables by agricultural 
product. Inspection fees are assessed for each original examination or 
inspection, or reexamination or reinspection for modification of an 
existing license. Annual fees are assessed independently of the 
inspection and license fees set forth in the preceding paragraph.

                                 Cotton
                               [In bales]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                       Annual fee for    Annual fee for
                                       each warehouse    each warehouse
          Licensed capacity            location with a  location without
                                         CCC storage      a CCC storage
                                          agreement         agreement
------------------------------------------------------------------------
1-20,000............................              $585            $1,170
20,001-40,000.......................               770             1,540
40,001-60,000.......................               940             1,880
60,001-80,000.......................             1,180             2,360
80,001-100,000......................             1,470             2,940
100,001-120,000.....................             1,760             3,520
120,001-140,000.....................             2,055             4,110
140,001-160,000.....................             2,350             4,700
160,001+............................           * 2,350          ** 4,700
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* Plus $60 per 5,000 bale capacity above 160,000 bales or fraction
  thereof.
** Plus $115 per 5,000 bale capacity above 160,000 bales or fraction
  thereof.

    Inspection fees will be charged at the rate of $17 for each 1,000 
bales of licensed capacity, or fraction thereof, but in no case less 
than $170 nor more than $1,700.

                                  Grain
                              [In bushels]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                       Annual fee for    Annual fee for
                                       each warehouse    each warehouse
          Licensed capacity            location with a  location without
                                         CCC storage      a CCC storage
                                          agreement         agreement
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1-150,000...........................              $155              $310
150,001-250,000.....................               310               620
250,001-500,000.....................               455               910
500,001-750,000.....................               615             1,230
750,001-1,000,000...................               765             1,530
1,000,001-1,200,000.................               920             1,840
1,200,001-1,500,000.................             1,070             2,140
1,500,001-2,000,000.................             1,220             2,440
2,000,001-2,500,000.................             1,375             2,750
2,500,001-5,000,000.................             1,525             3,050
5,000,001-7,500,000.................             1,685             3,370

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7,500,001-10,000,000................             1,840             3,680
10,000,001+.........................           * 1,840          ** 3,680
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* Plus $50 per million bushels above 10,000,000 or fraction thereof.
** Plus $95 per million bushels above 10,000,000 or fraction thereof.

    Inspection fees will be charged at the rate of $17 for each 10,000 
bushels of licensed capacity, or fraction thereof, but in no case less 
than $170 nor more than $1,700.

                                  Nuts
                             [In short tons]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                       Annual fee for    Annual fee for
                                       each warehouse    each warehouse
          Licensed capacity            location with a  location without
                                         CCC storage      a CCC storage
                                          agreement         agreement
------------------------------------------------------------------------
1-4,500.............................              $250              $500
4,501-7,500.........................               410               820
7,501-15,000........................               580             1,160
15,001-22,500.......................               745             1,490
22,501-30,000.......................               905             1,810
30,001-36,000.......................             1,060             2,120
36,001-45,000.......................             1,220             2,440
45,001-60,000.......................             1,375             2,750
60,001-75,000.......................             1,535             3,070
75,001-150,000......................             1,690             3,380
150,001-225,000.....................             1,840             3,680
225,001+............................           * 1,995          ** 3,990
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* Plus $11 per 100 short tons above 225,000 short tons or fraction
  thereof.
** Plus $19 per 100 short tons above 225,000 short tons or fraction
  thereof.

    Inspection fees will be charged at the rate of $8.50 for each 100 
short tons of licensed capacity, or fraction thereof of peanuts and $15 
for each 1,000 hundredweight, or fraction thereof, of other nuts, but 
in no case less than $170 nor more than $1,700.

                                Dry Beans
                           (In hundredweight)
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                   Licensed capacity                       Annual fee
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100-90,000............................................              $840
90,001-150,000........................................             1,170
150,001-300,000.......................................             1,520
300,001-450,000.......................................             1,855
450,001-600,000.......................................             2,185
600,001-720,000.......................................             2,515
720,001-900,000.......................................             2,860
900,001-1,200,000.....................................             3,200
1,200,001-1,500,000...................................             3,525
1,500,001-3,000,000...................................             3,860
3,000,001+............................................           * 4,200
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* Plus $1.40 per 1,000 hundredweight above 3,000,000 or fraction
  thereof.

    Inspection fees will be charged at the rate of $17 for each 1,000 
hundredweight of licensed capacity, or fraction thereof, but in no case 
less than $170 nor more than $1,700.
Tobacco and Wool (Currently Inactive)
    Annual fee: $17 for each 100,000 pounds of licensed capacity, or 
fraction thereof, but in no case less than $680.
    Inspection fee: $17 for each 100,000 pounds of licensed capacity, 
or fraction thereof, but in no case less than $170 nor more than 
$1,700.
Sweeteners
    Annual fee: $6.50 for each 5,000 gallons of liquid or 55,000 pounds 
of dry capacity, or fraction thereof, but in no case less than $680.
    Inspection fee: $6.50 for each 5,000 gallons of liquid or 55,000 
pounds of dry capacity, or fraction thereof, but in no case less than 
$170 nor more than $1,700.
Cottonseed
    Annual fee: $17 for each 1,000 short tons of licensed capacity, or 
fraction thereof, but in no case less than $680.
    Inspection fee: $17 for each 1,000 short tons of licensed capacity, 
or fraction thereof, but in no case less than $170 nor more than 
$1,700.

    Signed in Washington, DC, on November 16, 2005.
Teresa C. Lasseter,
Administrator, Farm Service Agency.
[FR Doc. 05-23353 Filed 11-25-05; 8:45 am]
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