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Veterinary Services User Fees

 

  • 9CFR 130.2- User Fees for individual animals and certain birds quarantined in APHIS-owned or-operated quarantine facilities, including APHIS Animal Import Centers; and fee for use of animal ramp.
  • 9CFR 130.3- User Fees for Exclusive Use of Space at APHIS Animal Import Centers
  • 9CFR 130.4- User Fees for Processing Permit Applications
  • 9CFR 130.6- User Fees for Inspection of Live Animals at Land Border Ports Along the United States-Mexico border
  • 9CFR 130.7- User Fees for Import or Entry Services for Live Animals at Land Border Ports along the United States-Canada Border
  • 9CFR 130.8 - User Fees for Other Services
  • 9CFR 130.10- User Fees for Pet Birds Quarantined at APHIS-owned or Supervised Quarantine Facilities
  • 9CFR 130.11 - User Fees for Inspecting and Approving Import/Export Facilities and Establishments
  • 9CFR 130.20 - User Fees for Endorsing Export Certificates
  • 9CFR 130.30 - Hourly and Premium Rate User Fees

  Additional Information


 

9CFR § 130.2
User Fees for individual animals and certain birds quarantined in APHIS-owned or-operated quarantine facilities, including APHIS Animal Import Centers.

(a) * * *


Animal or Bird

Daily User Fee 

Oct. 1, 2010 - Sept. 30, 2011

Oct. 1, 2011 - Sept. 30, 2012

Beginning Oct. 1, 2012*

Birds (excluding ratites and pet birds imported in accordance with Part 93 of this subchapter): 

0-250 grams 

$2.75

$2.75

$3.00

251-1,000 grams 

8.75

9.00

9.25

Over 1,000 grams 

19.00

20.00

21.00

Domestic or zoo animals (excepts equines, birds, and poultry): 

Bison, bulls, camels, cattle, or zoo animals 

153.00

158.00

162.00

All others, including, but not limited to, alpacas, llamas, goats, sheep, and swine 

40.00

42.00

43.00

Equines (Including zoo equines, but excluding miniature horses): 

1st through 3rd day (fee per day) 

405.00

417.00

429.00

4th through 7th day (fee per day) 

292.00

301.00

310.00

8th through subsequent days (fee per day) 

249.00

256.00

264.00

Miniature Horses 

 

91.00

94.00

97.00

Poultry (including zoo poultry): 

Doves, pigeons, quail 

5.50

5.50

5.75

Chickens, ducks, grouse, guinea fowl, partridge, pea fowl, pheasants 

9.50

9.75

10.00

Large poultry and large waterfowl, including, but not limited to game cocks, geese, swans, and turkeys 

22.00

23.00

24.00

Ratites: 

Chicks (less than 3 months old) 

14.00

14.00

15.00

Juveniles (3 months through 10 months old) 

21.00

22.00

22.00

Adults (11 months old and older) 

40.00

42.00

43.00

(b) * * *


Bird or poultry (nonstandard housing, care, or handling)

Daily User Fee

Oct. 1, 2010 - Sept. 30, 2011

Oct. 1, 2011 - Sept. 30, 2012

Beginning Oct. 1, 2012

Birds 1-250 grams and doves, pigeons and quail

$8.75

$9.00

$9.25

Birds 251-1,000 grams and poultry such as chickens, ducks, grouse, guinea fowl, partridge, pea fowl, and pheasants

19.00

20.00

21.00

Birds over 1,000 grams and large poultry and large winter fowl, including, but not limited to gamecocks, geese, swans, and turkeys

37.00

39.00

40.00

 
9CFR § 130.3 
User fees for exclusive use of space at APHIS Animal Import Centers

 


Animal Import Center 

Monthly User Fee 

Oct. 1, 2010 - Sept. 30, 2011

Oct. 1, 2011 - Sept. 30, 2012

Beginning Oct. 1, 2012

New burgh, NY: 

Space A - 5,396 sq .ft. (503.1 sq) 

$88,856.00

$91,513.00

$94,249.00

Space B - 8,903 sq .ft. (827.1 sq) 

146,605.00

150,989.00

155,504.00

Space C - 905 sq .ft. (84.1 s.qm) 

14,903.00

15,348.00

15,807.00

       
9CFR § 130.4
User Fees For Processing Import Permit Applications

 


Service

User Fee

Unit

Oct. 1, 2010 - Sept. 30, 2011

Oct. 1, 2011 - Sept. 30, 2012

Beginning Oct. 1, 2012

Import Compliance assistance:

Simple (4 hours or less)

Per shipment

$105.00

$108.00

$111.00

Complicated (more than 4 hours)

Per shipment

531.00

548.00

565.00

Processing an application for a permit to import live animals, animal products or by products, organisms, vectors, or germ plasm (embryos or semen) or to transport organisms or vectors (1)

Initial permit

Per application

141.00

145.00

150.00

Amended permit

Per amended application

70.00

73.00

75.00

Renewed permit (2)

Per application

91.00

94.00

97.00

Processing an application for permit to import fetal bovine serum when facility inspection is required.

Per application

483.00

497.00

512.00

1 Using Veterinary Services Form 16-3, "Application for Permit to Import or Transport Controlled Material or Organism or Vectors", or Form 17-129, "Application for Import or in Transit Permits (Animals, Animal Semen, Animal Embryos, Birds, Poultry, or Hatching Eggs)" 
2 Permits to import germ plasm and live animals are not renewable. 

 
9CFR § 130.6
User fees for inspection of live animals at land border ports along the United States-Mexico border


Type of Live Animal

Per Head User Fee 

Oct. 1, 2010 - Sept. 30, 2011

Oct. 1, 2011 - Sept. 30, 2012

Beginning Oct. 1, 2012

Any ruminants (including breeder ruminants) not covered below

$14.00

$14.00

$14.00

Feeder

4.00

4.00

4.00

Horses, other than slaughter

66.00

68.00

70.00

In-bond or in-transit

8.75

9.00

9.25

Slaughter

5.75

6.00

6.00

 
9CFR §130.7
User fees for import or entry services for live animals at land border ports along the United States-Canada border


Type of Live Animal

 

User Fee

Unit

Oct. 1, 2010 - Sept. 30, 2011

Oct. 1, 2011 - Sept. 30, 2012

Beginning Oct. 1, 2012

Animals being imported into the United States: 

Breeding animals (Grade animals, except horses):

Sheep and goats

Per head

$0.75

$1.00

$1.00

Swine

Per head

1.25

1.25

1.25

All others

Per head

5.00

5.25

5.25

Feeder animals:

Cattle (not including calves)

Per head

2.50

2.50

2.50

Sheep and calves

Per head

1.00

1.00

1.00

Swine

Per head

0.50

0.50

0.50

Horses (Including registered horses) other than slaughter and in-transit.

Per head

43.00

45.00

46.00

Poultry (including eggs), imported for any purpose

Per load

75.00

77.00

80.00

Registered animals, all types (except horses)

Per head

9.25

9.50

9.75

Slaughter animals, all types (except poultry)

Per load

37.00

39.00

40.00

Animals transiting (1) the United States

Cattle

Per head

2.50

2.50

2.50

Sheep and goats

Per head

0.50

0.50

0.50

Swine

Per head

0.50

0.50

0.50

Horses and all other animals

Per head

10.00

10.00

11.00

(1) The user fee in this section will be charged for in-transit authorizations at the port where the authorization services are performed.  For additional services provided by APHIS at any port, the hourly user fee in §130.30 will apply.

 
9CFR 130.8 
User fees for other services


Service

User Fee

Unit

Oct. 1, 2010 - Sept. 30, 2011

Oct. 1, 2011 - Sept. 30, 2012

Beginning Oct. 1, 2012

Germ plasm being exported: (1)

Embryo: Up to 5 donor pairs

Per certificate

$124.00

$128.00

$132.00

Embryo: Each additional group of donor pairs, up to 5 pairs per group on the same certificate

Per group of donor pairs.

55.00

57.00

59.00

Embryo: Semen

Per certificate

76.00

79.00

81.00

Release from export agricultural hold:

Simple (2 hours or less)

Per release

105.00

108.00

111.00

Complicated (more than 2 hours)

Per release

270.00

278.00

286.00

(1) This user fee includes a single inspection and resealing of the container at the APHIS employee's regular tour of duty station or at a limited port. For each subsequent inspection and resealing required, the hourly user fee in § 130.30 will apply. 

 

9CFR § 130.10 
User fees for pet birds

(a) * * *


Service

Pet lot user fee

Oct. 1, 2010 - Sept. 30, 2011

Oct. 1, 2011 - Sept. 30, 2012

Beginning Oct. 1, 2012

(1) Which have been out of the United States 60 days or less

$162.00

$167.00

$172.00

(2) Which have been out of the United States for more than 60 days

385.00

397.00

409.00

(b) * * *


Number of birds in isolate

Daily user fee

Oct. 1, 2010 - Sept. 30, 2011

Oct. 1, 2011 - Sept. 30, 2012

Beginning Oct. 1, 2012

1

$14.00

$14.00

$15.00

2

17.00

17.00

18.00

3

19.00

20.00

21.00

4

22.00

23.00

24.00

5 or more

27.00

28.00

29.00

 
9CFR § 130.11 
User fees for inspecting and approving import/export facilities and establishments


Service

 

User fee

Unit

Oct. 1, 2010 - Sept. 30, 2011

Oct. 1, 2011 - Sept. 30, 2012

Beginning Oct. 1, 2012

Embryo collection center inspection and approval (all inspections required during the year for facility approval).

 

Per year

$570.00

$587.00

$604.00

Inspection for approval of bio security level three labs (all inspections related to approving the laboratory for handling one defined set of organisms or vectors) (1)

 

Per inspection

1,465.00

1,509.00

1,554.00

Inspection for approval of slaughter establishment:

Initial approval (all inspections)

Per year

559.00

576.00

593.00

Renewal (all inspections)

Per year

484.00

499.00

514.00

Inspection of approved establishments, warehouses, and facilities under 9 CFR part 94 through 96:

Approval (compliance agreement) (all inspections for first year of 3-year approval)

Per year

597.00

615.00

633.00

Renewal (all inspections for second and third years of 3-year approval)

Per year

345.00

355.00

366.00

(1) The hourly user fee rate in § 130.30(2) applies to bio security level two laboratories.

 
9CFR § 130.20 
User fees for endorsing export certificates

(a) * * *


Certificate categories

User fee

Oct. 1, 2010 - Sept. 30, 2011

Oct. 1, 2011 - Sept. 30, 2012

Beginning Oct. 1, 2012

Animal an non animal products 

$48.00

$49.00

$51.00

Hatching eggs 

45.00

46.00

48.00

Poultry (including slaughter poultry) 

45.00

46.00

48.00

Ruminants, except slaughter ruminants moving to Canada or Mexico

49.00

51.00

52.00

Slaughter animals (except poultry but including ruminants) moving to Canada or Mexico

52.00

54.00

56.00

Other endorsements or certifications 

36.00

37.00

38.00

(b)(1) * * *


Number (1) of test or vaccinations and Number of animals or birds on the certificate

User Fee

Oct. 1, 2010 - Sept. 30, 2011

Oct. 1, 2011 - Sept. 30, 2012

Beginning Oct. 1, 2012

1-2 test or vaccinations: 
Non slaughter horses to Canada:

First horse

$57.00

$59.00

$60.00

Each additional horse

6.50

6.75

7.00

Other animals or birds:

First animal

114.00

117.00

121.00

Each additional animal

6.50

6.75

7.00

3-6 tests or vaccinations

First animal

141.00

145.00

150.00

Each additional animal

11.00

11.00

12.00

7 or more tests or vaccinations

First animal

163.00

168.00

173.00

Each additional animal

13.00

13.00

14.00

(1) Rabies vaccinations are not included in this number.


The user fees prescribed in this section will not apply to an export health certificate if the export health certificate is prepared for endorsement completely at the site of the inspection by an APHIS veterinarian in the course of performing inspection or supervision services for the animals listed on the certificate. If a service must be conducted on a Sunday or holiday or at any other time outside the normal tour of duty of the employee, then reimbursable overtime, must be paid for each service, in addition to the user fee listed in this section. 

There is a maximum charge of 12 times the hourly rate in 9CFR § 130.30. 

 

 
9CFR § 130.30 
Hourly and Premium rate user fees

(a) * * *

 

 

User fee

Oct. 1, 2010 - Sept. 30, 2011

Oct. 1, 2011 - Sept. 30, 2012

Beginning Oct. 1, 2012

Hourly rate:

Per hour

$124.00

$128.00

$132.00

Per quarter hour

31.00

32.00

33.00

Per service minimum fee

37.00

39.00

40.00

(b) * * *


Overtime rates (outside the employee's normal tour of duty)

Premium rate user fee

Oct. 1, 2010 - Sept. 30, 2011

Oct. 1, 2011 - Sept. 30, 2012

Beginning Oct. 1, 2012

Premium hourly rate Monday through Saturday and holidays:

Per hour

$148.00

$152.00

$156.00

Per quarter hour

37.00

38.00

39.00

Premium hourly rate for Sundays:

Per hour

168.00

172.00

176.00

Per quarter hour

42.00

43.00

44.00

  • Providing services to live animals for import or entry at airports, ocean ports, and rail ports. 
  • Conducting inspections, including laboratory and facility inspections, required to obtain permits, either to import animal products, aquaculture products, organisms or vectors, or to maintain compliance with import permits.  This hourly rate does not apply to inspection activities covered in § 130.11.
  • Obtaining samples required to be tested, either to obtain import permits or to ensure compliance with import permits. 
  • Providing services for imported birds or ratites that are not subject to quarantine. 
  • Supervising the opening of in-bon shipments. 
  • Providing services for in-bond or in-transit animals to exit the United States. 
  • Inspecting an export isolation facility and the animals in it.
  • Supervising animal or bird rest periods prior to export.
  • Supervising loading and unloading of animals or birds for export shipment.
  • Inspecting means of conveyance used to export birds or animals. 
  • Conducting inspections under part 156 of this chapter. 
  • Inspecting and approving an artificial insemination center or a semen collection center or the animals in it. 
  • Providing other import- or export- related veterinary services for which there is no flat rate user fee specified elsewhere in this part. 
  • Import or entry services for feeder animals including, but not limited to, feeder goats and feeder bison not covered by a flat rate user fee in § 130.7.
  • Export-related bird banding for identification.
  • Export-related inspection and approval of pet food facilities, including laboratories that perform pet food testing.
  • Export-related services provided at animal auctions.
  • Various export-related facility inspections, including, but not limited to, fertilizer plants that utilize poultry waste, rendering plants, and potential embarkation facilities.


* FY2012 fees will remain in effect until future dockets are put in place.

 



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