The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) today announced the 2022 fee schedule for official inspection and weighing services, supervision of official inspection and weighing services, and miscellaneous fees for other services performed under the United States Grain Standards Act (USGSA), as amended.
Federal Grain Regulations (7 CFR 800.71(b)) require the Federal Grain Inspection Service (FGIS) to annually review its fees for service, including national and local tonnage and supervision tonnage fees.
FGIS calculates tonnage fees according to regulations, such that provided tonnage fees will consist of the national tonnage and local tonnage fee. FGIS also reviews the amount of funds available in its operating reserve at the end of the fiscal year (FY2021 in this case) to ensure that it has 4.5 months of operating expenses, as required by 7 CFR 800.71(b)(3) of the regulations.
FGIS assessed its program operating reserves at $7,073,637 after reviewing the operating reserve account at the end of FY 2021. The amount required to meet the target of 4.5 months of available operating expenses is $14,180,599. Therefore, according to 7 CFR 800.71(b)(3), FGIS increases all Schedule A fees by 5 percent for 2022.
FGIS calculates 2022 national and local tonnage fees with the 5 percent increase as follows:
- National Tonnage Fee: $0.057 per metric ton (mt).
- Local Tonnage Fees (the local field office per metric ton tonnage fee plus the national tonnage fee): New Orleans: $0.077; League City: $0.102; Portland: $0.198; Toledo: $0.181
FGIS will suspend collection of its supervision tonnage fees for one year (the tonnage fee assessed to delegated and designated official agencies) based on calculations using the published formula in the regulations.
Additionally, FGIS calculates the following miscellaneous grain fees for 2022:
- Registration certificates and renewals – $331.00
- Designation amendments – $519.20.
The Federal Register Notice for Docket #: AMS-FGIS-21-0092 published January 7, 2022.
For more information, contact FGISQACD@usda.gov.
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