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§ 7109. Fees

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 3 Pa.C.S.A. AgricultureEffective: January 28, 2005

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 3 Pa.C.S.A. Agriculture
Part VII. Quality and Labeling
Chapter 71. Seed (Refs & Annos)
Effective: January 28, 2005
3 Pa.C.S.A. § 7109
§ 7109. Fees
(a) Inspections and tests.--The department shall have authority to fix, adjust, assess and collect, or cause to be collected, fees for the certification inspection service and requested seed tests authorized by this chapter. Such fees shall be large enough to meet the reasonable expenses incurred by the department or its agents in making such inspections as may be necessary for seed certification and conducting requested tests.
(b) Service samples.--
(1) The testing fee may be required to accompany the sample.
(2) Fees shall be paid by check or money order made payable to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
(3) There shall be a $5 late fee assessed for every month that the testing fee is past due.
(4) A Pennsylvania Noxious Weed Seed Examination shall be included with all purity analyses.
(5) Service Sample Fees.
Kind of Seed
Purity Analysis
(including
Pennsylvania
State Noxious
Weed Seed
Examination)
Germination
Test
Combined
Purity
Analysis
and
Germination Test
Alfalfa
$7.00
$5.50
$12.00
Barley
7.00
5.50
12.00
Beans, garden
6.00
6.50
12.00
Beans, Lima
6.00
7.50
13.00
Bent grass
14.00
8.00
21.50
Bluestems
26.00
8.00
33.50
Bird's-foot trefoil
7.00
5.50
12.00
Bluegrass
15.00
8.00
22.50
Bromegrass
10.00
7.50
17.00
Buckwheat
7.00
5.50
12.00
Clovers
7.00
5.50
12.00
Corn
5.00
6.50
11.00
Crown vetch
8.00
6.50
14.00
Deer's-tongue grass
10.00
7.50
17.00
Fescues
10.00
7.50
17.00
Flat pea
6.00
7.50
13.00
Millets
8.50
6.50
14.50
Oats (including fluorescence test)
8.00
5.50
13.00
Orchard grass
12.00
7.00
18.50
Peas
5.00
6.50
11.00
Redtop
14.00
8.00
21.50
Reed Canary grass
9.00
6.50
15.00
Rye
7.00
5.50
12.00
Ryegrass
9.00
6.00
14.50
Ryegrass (including
fluorescence test)
9.00
10.50
19.00
Sorghums
8.00
6.50
14.00
Soybeans
6.00
7.50
13.00
Sudan grass
8.00
6.50
14.00
Timothy
7.00
5.50
12.00
Tobacco
8.00
6.50
14.00
Vetch
8.00
6.50
14.00
Wheat
7.00
5.50
12.00
Flowers
8.00
6.50
14.00
Vegetables and herbs except beans, corn and peas
8.00
5.50
13.00
Tree, forb and shrub:
without embryo excision
8.00
9.00
16.50
with embryo excision
8.00
20.00
27.00
with embryo excision and
removal of pits
8.00
22.00
29.00
Mixtures:
Lawn and turf:
Two components
22.00
16.00
36.00
Each additional component
8.00
8.00
15.00
Germination only
8.00
extra
Pasture, hay and conservation:
Two components
12.00
14.00
25.00
Each additional component
5.00
7.00
11.00
Germination only
6.00
extra
Miscellaneous charges:
Interstate noxious weed
examinations:
Lawn and turf with purity
6.00
extra
Lawn and turf without purity
20.00
All others with purity
5.00
extra
Pennsylvania Noxious Weed Seed Examination:
Lawn and turf grasses and mixtures
15.00
All others
4.00
Cold test
10.00
Canada standards test
10.00
Identification
5.00
Embryo excision test
15.00
Rush
10.00
Extra laboratory report
2.00
Tests not listed, special procedures, extra time, etc.
20.00
per hour
(c) Seed certification.--
(1) The department will provide annually a schedule listing application, inspection, tag and label fees.
(2) An applicant shall include the appropriate application fee payment for each crop. Fees shall be paid by check or money order made payable to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Fees are nonrefundable.
(3) The field inspection fee is based on the total acres inspected or, in the case of grass and legumes, the pounds of clean seed produced. An invoice stating the amount of the fee will be sent to the applicant.
(4) Acreage or plants withdrawn by the applicant prior to the actual inspection may not be included except as provided for in regulation.
(5) Application and inspection fees.
Crop
Application Fee
Inspection Fee
Potatoes (other than prenuclear seed
potatoes)
$25.00
$10 per acre
Prenuclear seed 15¢ per sq. ft., potatoes assessed once (greenhouse)
25.00
per crop
Prenuclear seed potatoes (laboratory)
25.00
$50 assessed
annually
Tobacco
25.00
$50 (minimum)
Winter barley, wheat, rye
25.00
$3 per acre
Hybrid field corn
25.00
$7 per acre
Spring barley, oats
25.00
$3 per acre
Soybean
25.00
$3 per acre
Grass, legume
25.00
4¢ per pound
production fee;
any field inspection
$3 per acre
Turfgrass sod
25.00
$4 per acre
(preplant inspection)
$7 per acre
(final inspection)
Trees
25.00
Fees based on the actual administrative costs incurred by the department
(6) Tag and label fees.
Tag
Label
Pennsylvania certified seed
10¢
10¢
Interagency certified seed
15¢
15¢
Pennsylvania certified sod
20¢
Pennsylvania certified seed potatoes
10¢
(7) There is a $25 per lot fee for each official interagency sample received.
(8) The shipping inspection fee for potatoes is $30 per inspection.
(d) Adjustment of fee.--If the secretary determines following notice to the licensees that moneys derived from the registration and inspection fees are either greater or less than that required to administer this chapter, the secretary may reduce or increase the inspection fee so as to maintain revenues sufficient to administer this chapter.
(e) Notice.--The secretary shall announce the adjustment of fees by publishing a notice in the Pennsylvania Bulletin. The adjusted fees shall take effect 60 days after publication of such notice in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.

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2004, Nov. 29, P.L. 1302, No. 164, § 2, effective in 60 days [Jan. 28, 2005].
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