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WAC 16-303-340

Seed certification fees for buckwheat, chickpea, field pea, lentil, millet, soybean, sorghum and small grains.

(1) Seed certification fees for buckwheat, chickpea, field pea, lentil, millet, soybean, sorghum and small grains are as follows:
(a)
Application fee per variety per grower . . . .
$25.00
(b)
Field inspection fee per acre except millet and hybrid sorghum . . . .
$3.15
(c)
Millet - First acre . . . .
$32.55
 
- Each additional acre . . . .
$6.50
(d)
Hybrid sorghum - First acre . . . .
$32.55
 
- Each additional acre . . . .
$13.00
(e)
Special field inspection fee per acre . . . .
$2.60
(f)
Late application fee . . . .
$50.00
(g)
Minimum reinspection fee for each field which did not pass field inspection plus $0.46 for each acre over twenty-five . . . .
$45.00
(h)
Final certification fee per cwt. of clean seed sampled . . . .
$0.25
(i)
Production fee per cwt. of production from fields inspected which is utilized for seed . . . .
$0.105
(j)
Sampling fee per cwt. of clean seed sampled, with minimum charge of $10.30 per sample, which is charged to conditioning plant in lieu of mechanical sampling . . . .
$0.105
(2) A field may be withdrawn upon notification by the applicant to the certifying agency's office before field inspection. In such case, the field inspection fee is refunded upon request until June 30 of the year following harvest.
(3) Harvest before field inspection causes forfeitures of both the application and field inspection fees, and completion of certification.
(4) Final certification or production fees shall be determined by the audit process described in subsection (5) of this section.
(5) The WSCIA audit process is as follows:
(a) Audits are conducted semiannually.
(b) Certified seed growers, distributors, and conditioning plants shall report all previously unreported retail and wholesale transactions of certified or certified-eligible seed by completing and returning the WSCIA audit form to WSCIA.
(c) WSCIA invoices each grower, distributor, conditioning plant, or final seller as follows:
(i) For seed certified by WSCIA and utilized as seed, the conditioning plant is charged the final certification fee in subsection (1)(h) of this section;
(ii) For certified-eligible seed not certified by WSCIA but utilized as seed, the grower or final seller is charged the production fee in subsection (1)(i) of this section. "Final seller" means a seller who sells seed prior to brokerage or retail sale, sells seed to a plant not approved for conditioning certified seed, or transships seed out-of-state.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 15.49.005, [15.49].021, [15.49].310, [15.49].370, and chapter 34.05 RCW. WSR 18-10-055, § 16-303-340, filed 4/27/18, effective 5/28/18. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.49.310, chapter 34.05 RCW, and 2012 2nd sp.s. c 7. WSR 12-19-065, § 16-303-340, filed 9/17/12, effective 10/18/12. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.49.310 and chapter 34.05 RCW. WSR 07-21-060, § 16-303-340, filed 10/12/07, effective 12/1/07. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.49.310, 15.49.370(3), and chapter 34.05 RCW. WSR 06-11-066, § 16-303-340, filed 5/12/06, effective 6/12/06; WSR 05-05-052, § 16-303-340, filed 2/14/05, effective 3/17/05; WSR 04-06-029, § 16-303-340, filed 2/24/04, effective 3/26/04; WSR 03-06-005, § 16-303-340, filed 2/20/03, effective 3/23/03; WSR 02-05-082, § 16-303-340, filed 2/20/02, effective 3/23/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 15.49.005, 15.49.081, 15.49.310, 15.49.370(3) and chapter 17.24 RCW. WSR 01-01-015, § 16-303-340, filed 12/6/00, effective 1/6/01.]
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