2019 Rates Charged for AMS Services, 40382-40383 [2019-17361]

Download as PDF 40382 Notices Federal Register Vol. 84, No. 157 Wednesday, August 14, 2019 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 [Document No. AMS–LP–19–0022] 2019 Rates Charged for AMS Services Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice; correction. AGENCY: On April 30, 2019, the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) SUMMARY: published a notice announcing the 2019 rates it will charge for voluntary grading, inspection, certification, auditing, and laboratory services for a variety of agricultural commodities including meat and poultry, fruits and vegetables, eggs, dairy products, and cotton and tobacco. This document makes corrections to the overtime and holiday rates charged to grade specialty crops. DATES: August 15, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Charles Parrott, AMS, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Room 3070–S, 1400 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC 20250; telephone (202) 260–9144, fax (202) 692–0313, email charles.parrott@usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946, as amended, (AMA) (7 U.S.C. 1621–1627), provides for the collection of fees to Regular Overtime cover costs of various inspection, grading, certification or auditing services covering many agricultural commodities and products. On April 30, 2019, AMS published a notice announcing the 2019 rates it will charge for voluntary grading, inspection, certification, auditing, and laboratory services for a variety of agricultural commodities including meat and poultry, fruits and vegetables, eggs, dairy products, and cotton and tobacco. This document makes corrections to the overtime and holiday rates charged to grade specialty crops. Federal Register Correction Effective August 15, 2019, 2019, in notice document AMS–LP–19–0022, at Vol. 84, No. 83 in the issue of April 30, 2019, on page 18234, the rates for specialty crops are corrected to read as follows: Holiday Includes travel costs in rate Start date Specialty Crops Fees 7 CFR Part 51—Fresh Fruits, Vegetables and Other Products (Inspection, Certification, and Standards) Subpart A—Regulations; §§ 51.37–51.44 Schedule of Fees and Charges at Destination Markets; § 51.45 Schedule of Fees and Charges at Shipping Point Areas Quality and Condition Inspections for Whole Lots .............. $210.00 per lot ........................ Oct 1, 2019. Quality and Condition Half Lot or Condition-Only Inspections for Whole Lots ......................................................... $174.00 per lot ........................ Oct 1, 2019. Condition—Half Lot .............................................................. $161.00 per lot ........................ Oct 1, 2019. Quality and Condition or Condition-Only Inspections for Additional Lots of the Same Product ............................... $96.00 per lot ........................ Oct 1, 2019. Dockside Inspections—Each package weighing <30 lbs .... $0.044 per pkg. ........................ Oct 1, 2019. Dockside Inspections—Each package weighing >30 lbs .... $0.068 per pkg. ........................ Oct 1, 2019. Charge per Individual Product for Dockside Inspection ...... $210.00 per lot ........................ Oct 1, 2019. Charge per Each Additional Lot of the Same Product ........ $96.00 per lot ........................ Oct 1, 2019. ........................ Oct 1, 2019 jspears on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Inspections for All Hourly Work ........................................... $93.00 $125.00 $157.00 Audit Services—Federal ...................................................... $115.00 ........................ Oct 1, 2019. Audit Services—State .......................................................... $115.00 ........................ Oct 1, 2019. GFSI Certification Fee ......................................................... $250 per audit ........................ Oct 1, 2019. 7 CFR Part 52—Processed Fruits and Vegetables, Processed Products Thereof, and Other Processed Food Products Subpart—Regulations Governing Inspection and Certification; §§ 52.41–52.51 Fees and Charges Lot Inspections ..................................................................... $75.00 $104.00 $133.00 ........................ Oct 1, 2019. In-plant Inspections Under Annual Contract (year-round) ... $75.00 $103.00 $130.00 ........................ Oct 1, 2019. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:56 Aug 13, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\14AUN1.SGM 14AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 157 / Wednesday, August 14, 2019 / Notices Regular Additional Graders (in-plant) or Less Than Year-Round ..... $85.00 $114.00 Holiday $142.00 Includes travel costs in rate Start date ........................ Oct 1, 2019. Audit Services—Federal ...................................................... $115.00 ........................ Oct 1, 2019. Audit Services—State .......................................................... $115.00 ........................ Oct 1, 2019. GFSI Certification Fee ......................................................... $250 per audit ........................ Oct 1, 2019. Dated: August 8, 2019. Bruce Summers, Administrator. [FR Doc. 2019–17361 Filed 8–13–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2019–0041] Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Irradiation Phytosanitary Treatment of Imported Fruits and Vegetables Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Revision to and extension of approval of an information collection; comment request. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s intention to request a revision to and extension of approval of an information collection associated with regulations for the use of irradiation as a phytosanitary treatment of imported fruits and vegetables. SUMMARY: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before October 15, 2019. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!docket Detail;D=APHIS-2019-0041. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2019–0041, Regulatory Analysis and Development, PPD, APHIS, Station 3A–03.8, 4700 River Road, Unit 118, Riverdale, MD 20737–1238. Supporting documents and any comments we receive on this docket may be viewed at http:// www.regulations.gov/#!docket Detail;D=APHIS-2019-0041 or in our reading room, which is located in Room 1141 of the USDA South Building, 14th DATES: jspears on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Overtime 40383 VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:56 Aug 13, 2019 Jkt 247001 Street and Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC. Normal reading room hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. To be sure someone is there to help you, please call (202) 799–7039 before coming. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information regarding the regulations for the use of irradiation as a phytosanitary treatment of imported fruits and vegetables, contact Ms. Kara Spofford, Offshore Certification Specialist, PPQ Preclearance and Offshore Programs, PHP, PPQ, APHIS, 4700 River Road, Unit 60, Riverdale, MD 20737–1236; (301) 851–2241. For more detailed information on the information collection, contact Ms. Kimberly Hardy, APHIS’ Information Collection Coordinator, at (301) 851– 2483. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Irradiation Phytosanitary Treatment of Imported Fruits and Vegetables. OMB Control Number: 0579–0155. Type of Request: Revision to and extension of approval of an information collection. Abstract: Under the Plant Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 7701 et seq.), the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of the United States Department of Agriculture is authorized, among other things, to regulate the importation of plants, plant products (including fruits and vegetables), and other articles to prevent the introduction of plant pests and noxious weeds into the United States. Regulations governing the importation of fruits and vegetables are set out in ‘‘Subpart L–Fruits and Vegetables’’ (7 CFR 319.56–1 through 319.56–12). In accordance with these regulations, some fruits and vegetables from certain regions of the world must be treated for pests in order to be eligible for entry into the United States. The regulations in 7 CFR part 305 provide, among other things, for the use of irradiation as a phytosanitary treatment for some fruits and vegetables imported into the United States. Irradiation treatment provides protection against all insect pests, PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 except adults and pupae of the order Lepidoptera. Irradiation treatment may be used as an alternative to other approved treatments for pests in fruits and vegetables, such as fumigation, cold treatment, heat treatment, and other techniques. The regulations concerning irradiation treatment involve the collection of information such as a compliance agreement, dosimetry agreement at the irradiation facility, request for dosimetry device approval, 30-day notification, labeling and packaging, recordkeeping, request for certification and inspection of facility, irradiation treatment workplan, facility preclearance workplan, trust fund agreement, phytosanitary certificate, denial and withdrawal of certification, and limited permit. We are asking the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve our use of these information collection activities, as described, for an additional 3 years. The purpose of this notice is to solicit comments from the public (as well as affected agencies) concerning our information collection. These comments will help us: (1) Evaluate whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the burden of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, through use, as appropriate, of automated, electronic, mechanical, and other collection technologies; e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Estimate of burden: The public burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 0.038 hours per response. Respondents: National plant protection organizations of exporting countries, irradiation facility operators, E:\FR\FM\14AUN1.SGM 14AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 157 (Wednesday, August 14, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 40382-40383]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-17361]


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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.

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Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 157 / Wednesday, August 14, 2019 / 
Notices

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Marketing Service

[Document No. AMS-LP-19-0022]


2019 Rates Charged for AMS Services

AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice; correction.

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SUMMARY: On April 30, 2019, the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) 
published a notice announcing the 2019 rates it will charge for 
voluntary grading, inspection, certification, auditing, and laboratory 
services for a variety of agricultural commodities including meat and 
poultry, fruits and vegetables, eggs, dairy products, and cotton and 
tobacco. This document makes corrections to the overtime and holiday 
rates charged to grade specialty crops.

DATES: August 15, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Charles Parrott, AMS, U.S. Department 
of Agriculture, Room 3070-S, 1400 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC 
20250; telephone (202) 260-9144, fax (202) 692-0313, email 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946, as 
amended, (AMA) (7 U.S.C. 1621-1627), provides for the collection of 
fees to cover costs of various inspection, grading, certification or 
auditing services covering many agricultural commodities and products. 
On April 30, 2019, AMS published a notice announcing the 2019 rates it 
will charge for voluntary grading, inspection, certification, auditing, 
and laboratory services for a variety of agricultural commodities 
including meat and poultry, fruits and vegetables, eggs, dairy 
products, and cotton and tobacco. This document makes corrections to 
the overtime and holiday rates charged to grade specialty crops.

Federal Register Correction

    Effective August 15, 2019, 2019, in notice document AMS-LP-19-0022, 
at Vol. 84, No. 83 in the issue of April 30, 2019, on page 18234, the 
rates for specialty crops are corrected to read as follows:

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                                                                                     Includes
                                      Regular        Overtime         Holiday      travel costs     Start date
                                                                                      in rate
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                                              Specialty Crops Fees
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7 CFR Part 51--Fresh Fruits, Vegetables and Other Products (Inspection, Certification, and Standards)
    Subpart A--Regulations; Sec.  Sec.   51.37-51.44 Schedule of Fees and Charges at Destination Markets; Sec.
     51.45 Schedule of Fees and Charges at Shipping Point Areas.................................................
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Quality and Condition                                                             ..............    Oct 1, 2019.
 Inspections for Whole Lots.....                  $210.00 per lot
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Quality and Condition Half Lot                                                    ..............    Oct 1, 2019.
 or Condition-Only Inspections
 for Whole Lots.................                  $174.00 per lot
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Condition--Half Lot.............                  $161.00 per lot                 ..............    Oct 1, 2019.
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Quality and Condition or                                                          ..............    Oct 1, 2019.
 Condition-Only Inspections for
 Additional Lots of the Same
 Product........................                  $96.00 per lot
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Dockside Inspections--Each                                                        ..............    Oct 1, 2019.
 package weighing <30 lbs.......                  $0.044 per pkg.
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Dockside Inspections--Each                                                        ..............    Oct 1, 2019.
 package weighing >30 lbs.......                  $0.068 per pkg.
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Charge per Individual Product                                                     ..............    Oct 1, 2019.
 for Dockside Inspection........                  $210.00 per lot
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Charge per Each Additional Lot                                                    ..............    Oct 1, 2019.
 of the Same Product............                  $96.00 per lot
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Inspections for All Hourly Work.          $93.00         $125.00         $157.00  ..............     Oct 1, 2019
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Audit Services--Federal.........                      $115.00                     ..............    Oct 1, 2019.
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Audit Services--State...........                      $115.00                     ..............    Oct 1, 2019.
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GFSI Certification Fee..........                  $250 per audit                  ..............    Oct 1, 2019.
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7 CFR Part 52--Processed Fruits and Vegetables, Processed Products Thereof, and Other Processed Food Products
    Subpart--Regulations Governing Inspection and Certification; Sec.  Sec.   52.41-52.51 Fees and Charges......
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Lot Inspections.................          $75.00         $104.00         $133.00  ..............    Oct 1, 2019.
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In-plant Inspections Under                $75.00         $103.00         $130.00  ..............    Oct 1, 2019.
 Annual Contract (year-round)...
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Additional Graders (in-plant) or          $85.00         $114.00         $142.00  ..............    Oct 1, 2019.
 Less Than Year-Round...........
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Audit Services--Federal.........                      $115.00                     ..............    Oct 1, 2019.
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Audit Services--State...........                      $115.00                     ..............    Oct 1, 2019.
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GFSI Certification Fee..........                  $250 per audit                  ..............    Oct 1, 2019.
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    Dated: August 8, 2019.
Bruce Summers,
Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2019-17361 Filed 8-13-19; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3410-02-P