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Editorial codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register.

PART 354 - OVERTIME SERVICES RELATING TO IMPORTS AND EXPORTS; AND USER FEES
Authority:

7 U.S.C. 7701-7772, 7781-7786, and 8301-8317; 21 U.S.C. 136 and 136a; 49 U.S.C. 80503; 7 CFR 2.22, 2.80, and 371.3.

§ 354.1 Overtime work at border ports, sea ports, and airports.

(a)

(1) Any person, firm, or corporation having ownership, custody, or control of plants, plant products, animals, animal byproducts, or other commodities or articles subject to inspection, laboratory testing, certification, or quarantine under this chapter and subchapter D of chapter I, title 9 CFR, who requires the services of an employee of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service or U.S. Customs and Border Protection on a Sunday or holiday, or at any other time outside the regular tour of duty of that employee, shall sufficiently in advance of the period of Sunday, holiday, or overtime service request the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service or U.S. Customs and Border Protection inspector in charge to furnish the service during the overtime or Sunday or holiday period, and shall pay the Government at the rate listed in the following table, except as provided in paragraphs (a)(1)(i), (ii), and (iii), and (a)(3) of this section:

Overtime for Inspection, Laboratory Testing, Certification, or Quarantine of Plant, Plant Products, Animals, Animal Products or Other Regulated Commodities

Outside the employee's normal tour of duty Overtime rates (per hour)
Nov. 2, 2015-Sept. 30, 2016 Oct. 1, 2016-Sept. 30, 2017 Beginning
Oct. 1, 2017
Monday through Saturday and holidays $75 $75 $75
Sundays 99 99 100

(i) For any services performed on a Sunday or holiday, or at any time after 5 p.m. or before 8 a.m. on a weekday, in connection with the arrivals in or departure from the United States of a private aircraft or vessel, the total amount payable shall not exceed $25 for all inspection services performed by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Public Health Service, and the Department of Agriculture;

(ii) Owners and operators of aircraft will be provided service without reimbursement during regularly established hours of service on a Sunday or holiday; and

(iii) The overtime rate to be charged owners or operators of aircraft at airports of entry or other places of inspection as a consequence of the operation of the aircraft, for work performed outside of the regularly established hours of service is listed in the following table:

Overtime for Commercial Airline Inspection Services1

Outside the employee's normal tour of duty Overtime rates (per hour)
Nov. 2, 2015-Sept. 30, 2016 Oct. 1, 2016-Sept. 30, 2017 Beginning
Oct. 1, 2017
Monday through Saturday and holidays $64 $65 $65
Sundays 85 86 86

(2) Except as provided in paragraph (a)(3) of this section, a minimum charge of 2 hours shall be made for any Sunday or holiday or unscheduled overtime duty performed by an employee on a day when no work was scheduled for him or her, or which is performed by an employee on his or her regular workday beginning either at least 1 hour before his or her scheduled tour of duty or which is not in direct continuation of the employee's regular tour of duty. In addition, each such period of Sunday or holiday or unscheduled overtime work to which the 2-hour minimum charge provision applies may include a commuted traveltime period (CTT) the amount of which shall be prescribed in administrative instructions to be issued by the Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service or U.S. Customs and Border Protection for the areas in which the Sunday or holiday or overtime work is performed and such period shall be established as nearly as may be practicable to cover the time necessarily spent in reporting to and returning from the place at which the employee performs such Sunday or holiday or overtime duty. With respect to places of duty within the metropolitan area of the employee's headquarters, such CTT period shall not exceed 3 hours. It shall be administratively determined from time to time which days constitute holidays. The circumstances under which such CTT periods shall be charged and the percentage applicable in each circumstance are as reflected in the following table:

Actual time1 charge - no minimum 2-hour guarantee charge Commuted2 traveltime (CTT) charge
Charges for Inspection Within Metropolitan Area of Employee's Headquarters
Work beginning before daily tour begins:
8 to 59 minutes Yes No None.
60 to 119 minutes Yes 1/2 CTT.
120 minutes or more Yes Full CTT.
Work beginning after daily tour ends:
Direct continuation Yes No None.
Break-in-service of:
2-29 minutes Yes None.
30-60 minutes Yes 1/2 CTT.
61 minutes or more Yes Full CTT.
Charges for Inspection Services Performed Outside Metropolitan Area of Employee's Headquarters
Work beginning before daily tour begins:
8 to 59 minutes Yes No 1/2 CTT.
60 minutes or more Yes Full CTT.
Work beginning after daily tour ends:
Direct continuations Yes No 1/2 CTT.
2-59 minutes No Yes 1/2 CTT.
60 minutes or more No Yes Full CTT.
Charges for Call Out Inspection Service on Holiday or Nonworkday
Work beginning at any time No Yes Full CTT.

(3) The overtime rate and all other charges, including minimum and commute compensation charges, to be billed for services provided by an employee of U.S. Customs and Border Protection shall be charged according to the provisions of this section, 5 CFR part 551, or 19 CFR 24.16.

(b) The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service or U.S. Customs and Border Protection inspector in charge of honoring a request to furnish inspection, laboratory testing, quarantine or certification service, shall assign employees to such Sunday or holiday or overtime duty with due regard to the work program and availability of employees for duty.

(c) As used in this section -

(1) The term private aircraft means any civilian aircraft not being used to transport persons or property for compensation or hire, and

(2) The term private vessel means any civilian vessel not being used

(i) to transport persons or property for compensation or hire, or

(ii) in fishing operations or in processing of fish or fish products.

(d)

(1) Any principal, or any person, firm, partnership, corporation, or other legal entity acting as an agent or broker by requesting Sunday, holiday, or overtime services of an Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service or U.S. Customs and Border Protection inspector on behalf of any other person, firm, partnership, corporation, or other legal entity (principal), and who has not previously requested such service from an Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service or U.S. Customs and Border Protection inspector, must pay the inspector before service is provided.

(2) Since the payment must be collected before service can be provided, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service or U.S. Customs and Border Protection inspector will estimate the amount to be paid. Any difference between the inspector's estimate and the actual amount owed to the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service or U.S. Customs and Border Protection will be resolved as soon as reasonably possible following the delivery of service, with the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service or U.S. Customs and Border Protection either returning the difference to the agent, broker, or principal, or billing the agent, broker, or principal for the difference.

(3) The prepayment must be in some guaranteed form, such as money order, certified check, or cash. Prepayment in guaranteed form will continue until the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service or U.S. Customs and Border Protection determines that the agent, broker, or principal has established an acceptable credit history.

(4) For security reasons, cash payments will be accepted only from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., and only at a location designated by the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service or U.S. Customs and Border Protection inspector.

(e)

(1) Any principal, or any person, firm, partnership, corporation, or other legal entity requesting Sunday, holiday, or overtime services of an Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service or U.S. Customs and Border Protection inspector, and who has a debt to the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service or U.S. Customs and Border Protection more than 60 days delinquent, must pay the inspector before service is provided.

(2) Since the payment must be collected before service can be provided, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service or U.S. Customs and Border Protection inspector will estimate the amount to be paid. Any difference between the inspector's estimate and the actual amount owed to the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service or U.S. Customs and Border Protection will be resolved as soon as reasonably possible following the delivery of service, with the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service or U.S. Customs and Border Protection either returning the difference to the agent, broker, or principal, or billing the agent, broker, or principal for the difference.

(3) The prepayment must be in some guaranteed form, such as money order, certified check, or cash. Prepayment in guaranteed form will continue until the debtor pays the delinquent debt.

(4) For security reasons, cash payments will be accepted only from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., and only at a location designated by the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service or U.S. Customs and Border Protection inspector.

(f) Reimbursable Sunday, holiday, or overtime services will be denied to any principal, or any person, firm, partnership, corporation, or other legal entity who has a debt to the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service or U.S. Customs and Border Protection more than 90 days delinquent. Services will be denied until the delinquent debt is paid.

[49 FR 1173, Jan. 10, 1984, as amended at 49 FR 12186, Mar. 29, 1984; 49 FR 19441, May 8, 1984; 52 FR 16822, May 6, 1987; 53 FR 52975, Dec. 30, 1988; 54 FR 13506, Apr. 4, 1989; 55 FR 3198, Jan. 31, 1990; 55 FR 41059, Oct. 9, 1990; 56 FR 1082, Jan. 11, 1991; 58 FR 32434, June 10, 1993; 67 FR 48523, July 25, 2002; 68 FR 51882, Aug. 29, 2003; 80 FR 59566, Oct. 2, 2015]

§ 354.2 Administrative instructions prescribing commuted traveltime.

Each period of overtime and holiday duty, as defined in § 354.1 shall, in addition, include a commuted traveltime period for the respective ports, stations, and areas in which employees are located. The prescribed commuted traveltime periods are set forth below:

Commuted Traveltime Allowances

[In hours]

Location covered Served from - Metropolitan area
Within Outside
Alabama:
Birmingham (including Birmingham Municipal Airport) Alabaster 2
Birmingham (including Birmingham Municipal Airport) Pelham 2
Chickasaw Mobile 2
Huntsville 1
Mobile 2
Montgomery 1
Undesignated ports 3
Alaska:
Anchorage 1
Seward Anchorage 6
Undesignated ports 3
Arizona:
Davis-Monthan AFB, Tucson Nogales 4
Douglas 1
Douglas Nogales 6
Fort Huachuca Army Base, Sierra Vista Douglas or Nogales 3
Fort Huachuca Army Base, Sierra Vista Tucson 4
Nogales 2
Phoenix 2
Phoenix Nogales 6
Phoenix Tucson 5
San Luis 2
Sasabe Nogales 4
Tucson 1
Tucson Nogales 3
Yuma International airport 1
Undesignated ports 3
Arkansas:
Dardanelle Conway 3
Dardanelle Little Rock 3
Eaker AFB Blytheville 1
Fort Smith Conway 5
Fort Smith Little Rock 6
Helena Blytheville 5
Helena Little Rock 5
Little Rock 1
Little Rock Conway 2
Little Rock AFB 2
Little Rock AFB Conway 2
Osceola Blytheville 2
Pine Bluff Conway 4
Pine Bluff Little Rock 2
Undesignated ports 3
West Memphis Blytheville 3
Bahamas:
Nassau 1
Freeport 1
Bermuda:
Ferry Reach 1
California:
Andrade Calexico 2
Antioch San Francisco 4
Bakersfield Shafter 1
Beale AFB Sacramento 4
Burbank Los Angeles 3
Calexico 1
Camp Pendleton, USMC, Oceanside San Diego 3
Castle AFB Merced 1
Edwards AFB Ontario 4
El Segundo Los Angeles 2
El Toro MCAS Los Angeles 3
Fairfield Stockton 4
Fresno Shafter 5
Fresno Stockton 5
Hanford Shafter 5
Lemoore Shafter 5
George AFB Los Angeles 4
Hamilton AFB, Novato Travis AFB 3
Los Angeles (including San Pedro, Los Angeles Harbor, Los Angeles International Airport, Long Beach Harbor, and Long Beach Municipal Airport) 2
March AFB Los Angeles 4
March AFB Ontario 3
Martinez San Francisco 3
Mather Field AFB Travis AFB 3
Mather Airfield Sacramento 3
Mather AFB Stockton 3
McClellan AFB Sacramento 3
McClellan AFB Stockton 4
McClellan AFB Travis AFB 3
Merced/Atwater (Old Castle AFB) Stockton 3
Moffett Field NAS, Sunnyside San Francisco 3
Moffett Field NAS, Sunnyside San Jose 2
Monterey San Jose 5
Monterey San Francisco 6
Moss Beach Landing San Jose 4
Norton AFB Los Angeles 4
Ontario Los Angeles 3
Palm Springs International Airport Ontario 4
Pittsburg San Francisco 4
Port Chicago San Francisco 3
Port Hueneme Port Hueneme 1
Port Hueneme San Pedro 4
Redwood City San Francisco 2
Richmond San Francisco 3
Rodeo San Francisco 3
Sacramento 1
Sacramento San Francisco 5
Sacramento San Jose 6
Sacramento Stockton 3
Sacramento Travis AFB 2
Sacramento International Airport Sacramento 3
Sacramento Metropolitan Airport Stockton 4
Sacramento Metropolitan Airport Travis AFB 3
Sacramento Seaport Sacramento 2
San Bernardino International Airport (Old Norton AFB) Ontario 2
San Diego (including Mexican border at San Ysidro; Brown, Gillespie, and Lindbergh Fields, Imperial Beach; North Island, Miramar and Naval and Civilian Maritime within the San Diego Unified Port District) 2
San Diego Los Angeles 6
San Francisco (including Alameda, Oakland, San Francisco International Airport, and Oakland International Airport) 2
San Francisco San Jose 4
San Jose 2
San Jose Sacramento 5
San Jose San Francisco 4
San Jose Stockton 5
San Luis Obispo Seaport Port Hueneme 5
Santa Barbara Airport Port Hueneme 2
Seal Beach Los Angeles 2
Southern California International Airport (Old George AFB) Ontario 3
Stockton 1
Stockton Sacramento 3
Stockton San Jose 4 1/2
Tecate San Ysidro 3
Travis AFB 1
Travis AFB San Francisco 4
Vallejo San Francisco 2
Undesignated ports 3
Canada:
Vancouver, BC (including Richmond) Blaine 4
Colorado:
Denver (including Stapleton International Airport) 2
Ent AFB (Peterson Field) Denver 5
Stapleton International Airport Ft. Collins 4
Connecticut:
Bridgeport Groton 4
Bridgeport Wallingford 2
Bridgeport Warwick, RI 6
Bridgeport Windsor Locks 4
Groton (including New London) Wallingford 4
Groton (including New London) Warwick, RI 4
Groton (including New London) Windsor Locks 4
Groton (including New London) 2
New Haven Groton 3
New Haven Wallingford, CT 1
New Haven Warwick, RI 6
New Haven Windsor Locks 3
Windsor Locks (including Bradley Field) 1
Windsor Locks (including Bradley Field) Boston, MA 6
Windsor Locks (including Bradley Field) Groton 4
Windsor Locks (including Bradley Field) Hadley, MA 2
Windsor Locks (including Bradley Field) Wallingford 3
Windsor Locks (including Bradley Field) Warwick, RI 6
Undesignated ports 3
Delaware:
Dover 1
Dover Wilmington 3 1/2
Wilmington (including NCCA, Delaware City, and Claymont) 2
Wilmington (including NCCA, Delaware City, and Claymont) Dover 3
Wilmington Philadelphia, PA 3
Wilmington Baltimore, MD 5
Wilmington Bridgeton 3
Wilmington Trenton 3
District of Columbia:
Washington, DC Metropolitan area (including Arlington and Alexandria, VA; Andrews AFB, MD; and Washington Navy Yard) Andrews AFB, MD 2
Washington, DC Metropolitan area (including Arlington and Alexandria, VA; Andrews AFB, MD; and Washington Navy Yard) Baltimore, MD 2
Washington, DC Metropolitan area (including Arlington and Alexandria, VA; Andrews AFB, MD; and Washington Navy Yard) Beltsville, MD 2
Washington, DC Metropolitan area (including Arlington and Alexandria, VA; Andrews AFB, MD; and Washington Navy Yard) Dulles International Airport, VA 2 1/2
Florida:
Apalachicola Panama City 3
Apalachicola Pensacola 6
Boca Grande Tampa 5
Eglin AFB Panama City 3
Eglin AFB Pensacola 3
Fort Lauderdale 2
Fort Meyers Tampa 5
Fort Myers Fort Myers 2
Fort Myers Palmetto 5
Fort Pierce 1
Fort Pierce West Palm Beach 3
Jacksonville 2
Key West 1
Marathon Key West 2
Miami 2
Orlando 2
Orlando Port Canaveral 3
Orlando Ocoee 2
Panama City 1
Panama City Mobile, AL 7
Panama City Pensacola 5
Patrick AFB 1
Pensacola 1
Pensacola Mobile, AL 3
Pensacola Panama City 5
Pompano Beach Fort Lauderdale 3
Port Canaveral 1
Port Everglades 2
Port St. Joe Panama City 2
Port St. Joe Pensacola 6
St. Petersburg/Clearwater Tampa 2
Tampa 2
West Palm Beach 1
Undesignated ports 3
Georgia:
Atlanta 2
Brunswick 2
Brunswick Savannah 4
Columbus Atlanta 4
Marietta Atlanta 2
St. Mary's Brunswick 3
St. Mary's Jacksonville, FL 3
Savannah 2
Undesignated ports 3
Hawaii:
Barbers Point NAS Honolulu 2
Barking Sands NAS Lihue 3
Hakalau Hilo 2
Hilo 1
Honolulu 2
Kaanapali, Lahaina, Maui Kahului, Maui 2
Kaanapali, Lahaina (Maui) Honolulu 6
Kahului, Maui 1
Kahului, Maui Honolulu 4
Kailua, Kona Hilo 5
Kailua, Kona Keahole 1
Kalapana Hilo 2
Kaneohi MCAS Honolulu 2
Kapaa Lihue 2
Kapahi Lihue 2
Keaau Hilo 1
Keahole 1
Keauhou Honolulu 5
Keauhou Keahole 2
Kurtistown Hilo 2
Lihue Airport Lihue 1
Lihue, Kauai 1
Lihue, Kauai Honolulu 5
Mahaiula Keahole 2
Mt. View Hilo 2
Napili-Kapalua Maui 3
Nawiliwili Lihue 1
Pepeekeo Hilo 2
Poipu Lihue 3
Port Allen Lihue 3
Princeville Lihue 3
South Kohala Hilo 4
Umauma Hilo 2
Wahiawa, Oahu Honolulu 2
Wailea-Makena Maui 2
West Loch, Pearl Harbor Honolulu 2
Undesignated ports 3
Idaho:
Mountain Home AFB Caldwell 3
Mountain Home AFB Twin Falls 4
Illinois:
Chicago 3
Undesignated ports 3
Indiana:
Burns Harbor (including Gary) Frankfort 5
Evansville Franklin 6
Gary Hanna 2
Indianapolis Frankfort 3
Indianapolis Franklin 2
Indianapolis 1
Mount Vernon Franklin 6
Undesignated ports 3
Iowa:
Davenport Des Moines 6
Des Moines 1
Soiux City Des Moines 6
Undesignated ports Des Moines 6
Kansas:
Johnson County Industrial Kansas City, MO 2
Topeka Kansas City, MO 3
Topeka Wichita 6
Wichita 1 1/2
Kentucky:
Covington Lexington 4
Fort Campbell Brentwood, TN 4
Fort Campbell Jackson, TN 5
Greater Cincinnati Airport Erlanger, KY 2
Greater Cincinnati Airport Louisville, KY 1
Greater Cincinnati Airport Louisville, KY 4
Louisville Erlanger 4
Louisville Lexington 4
Undesignated ports 3
Louisiana:
Barksdale AFB, Shreveport Baton Rouge 6
Barksdale AFB, Shreveport Monroe 4
Barksdale AFB Shreveport 1 1/2
Baton Rouge (including Port Allen) 2
Buras New Orleans 4
Burnside Baton Rouge 3
Cameron Lake Charles 3
Carlyss Lake Charles 2
Clifton Ridge Lake Charles 2
Convent Baton Rouge 3
Donaldsonville Baton Rouge 3
England Air Park Baton Rouge 5
England Air Park Shreveport 5
England Air Park Monroe 4
Fouchon New Orleans 5
Geismar Baton Rouge 2
Hackberry Lake Charles 2
Lake Charles Baton Rouge 5
Lake Charles Port Arthur, TX 3
Lake Charles 1
Morgan City New Orleans 4
New Orleans 2
Ostrica New Orleans 4
Plaquemine Baton Rouge 2
Port of Tallulah Baton Rouge 6
Port of Tallulah West Monroe 3
St. Gabriel Baton Rouge 2
St. James Baton Rouge 3
Uncle Sam Baton Rouge 3
Venice New Orleans 4
Points on the Mississippi River above the St. Charles-Jefferson Parish boundary to and including Gramercy, LA: any point below Chalmette, LA, on the east bank; and Belle Chasse, LA, and points to and including Port Sulphur on the west bank New Orleans 3
Undesignated ports 3
Maine:
Bangor 1
Bangor Augusta 3
Bath Portland 2
Brunswick NAS Portland 2
Brunswick NAS Augusta 2
Bucksport Bangor 2
Cousins Island Portland 1
Eastport Bangor 6
Harpswell Portland 2
Kittery Portland 3
Portland 1
Portland Augusta 3
Portland Manchester, NH 6
Searsport Augusta 4
Searsport Bangor 3
Wiscasset Portland 3
Winterport Bangor 2
Undesignated ports 3
Maryland:
Aberdeen Proving Ground Baltimore 3
Andrews AFB 2
Andrews AFB Baltimore 3 1/2
Andrews AFB Beltvsille 2
Andrews AFB Dulles International Airport, VA 2 1/2
Annapolis Baltimore 3
Baltimore 3
Baltimore Andrews AFB 3 1/2
Cambridge Baltimore 4
Cambridge Dover, DE 4
Piney Point Baltimore 5
Piney Point Beltsville 4
Salisbury Dover, DE 3
Salisbury Baltimore 4
Undesignated ports Dover, DE, or Dulles International Airport, VA 3
(For other points in Maryland, see DC listing)
Massachusetts:
Boston 3
Boston New Bedford 5
Fall River Boston 5
Fall River New Bedford 2
Fall River Warwick, RI 3
Gloucester Boston 4
New Bedford 1
New Bedford Boston 5
New Bedford Warwick, RI 3
Otis ANG/CGNS Boston 6
Otis ANG/CGNS New Bedford 3
Otis ANG/CGNS Warwick, RI 5
Plymouth Warwick, RI 3
Provincetown Warwick, RI 6
Sandwich Boston 6
Sandwich New Bedford 3
Sandwich Warwick, RI 4
Somerset Boston 4
Somerset New Bedford 2
Westover AFB Boston 6
Westover AFB Hadley 1 1/2
Westover AFB Windsor Locks, CT 2
Woods Hole Boston 6
Woods Hole New Bedford 3
Woods Hole Warwick, RI 5
Undesignated ports Boston, New Bedford, MA and Warwick, RI 3
Undesignated ports Windsor Locks, CT 3
Mexico:
Camargo Roma, TX 1
Ciudad Acuna Del Rio, TX 1
Ciudad Acuna Eagle Pass, TX 3
Ciudad Acuna Laredo, TX 6
Ciudad Acuna Pleasanton, TX 6
Ciudad Juarez El Paso, TX 1
Matamoros Brownsville, TX 1
Mier Roma, TX 1
Nuevo Cd. Guerrero Roma, TX 1
Nuevo Laredo Del Rio, TX 4
Nuevo Laredo Eagle Pass, TX 5
Nuevo Laredo Laredo, TX 1
Nuevo Laredo Pharr, TX 6
Nuevo Laredo Pleasanton, TX 5
Nuevo Progreso Progreso, TX 1
Ojinaga El Paso, TX 6
Ojinago Presidio 1
Piedras Negras Eagle Pass, TX 1
Piedras Negras Laredo, TX 5
Piedras Negras Pharr, TX 10
Piedras Niegros Pleasanton, TX 5
Reynosa Eagle Pass, TX 12
Reynosa Hidalgo, TX 1
Reynosa Laredo, TX 5
Reynosa Mission, TX 1
Reynosa Pharr, TX 1
San Jeronimo Presidio, TX 6
San Jeronimo Santa Theresa, NM 1
Michigan:
Battle Creek Grand Rapids 3
Bay City Mt. Pleasant 3
Detroit (including Detroit Metropolitan Airport, and Willow Run Airport) Romulus/Detroit 3
Kent County Airport Grand Rapids 1
Muskegon Grand Rapids 2
Pontiac Romulus 4
Saginaw Mt. Pleasant 3
Selfridge AFB Port Huron 3
Minnesota:
Duluth 2
Duluth Minneapolis 6
Minneapolis-St. Paul 2
Mississippi:
Greenville Jackson 5
Gulfport 1
Jackson 1
Keesler AFB Gulfport 1
Natchez Brookhaven 4
Pascagoula Gulfport 2
Pascagoula Mobile, AL 3
Port Bienville Gulfport 2
Vicksburg Jackson 3
Undesignated ports 3
Missouri:
Kansas City 1
Kansas City St. Charles 6
Kansas City International Airport 1
Kansas City International Airport St. Louis 6
Richards-Gebaur AFB Kansas City 2
Rosecrans AFB Kansas City 3
St. Louis and St. Louis International Airport St. Louis 2
Whiteman, AFB Kansas City 4
Montana:
Butte International Airport Billings 6
Great Falls International Airport Great Falls 1
Nebraska:
Omaha (including Offutt AFB) Lincoln 3
Nevada:
Las Vegas 1
Reno 1
New Hampshire:
Keene Airport, Keene Groton 6
Lebanon Manchester 5
Manchester 2
Newington Manchester 4
Newington Portland, ME 3
Pease AFB Manchester 4
Pease AFB Portland, ME 3
Portsmouth Manchester 4
Portsmouth Portland, ME 3
Undesignated ports Manchester 3
New Jersey:
Atlantic City McGuire AFB 3
Atlantic City Mullica Hill 2 1/2
Burlington Trenton 1
Coast Guard Station, Cape May Mullica Hill 4
Deepwater Mullica Hill 2
Hammonton Mullica Hill 2
Hammonton Trenton 3
Lakehurst NAS McGuire AFB 2
Leonardo McGuire AFB 4
Leonardo Trenton 4
McGuire AFB Mullica Hill 3
McGuire AFB Trenton 2
McGuire AFB, Wrightstown 2
Paulsboro Mullica Hill 1 1/2
Paulsboro Philadelphia, PA 3
Salem McGuire AFB 3
Salem Trenton 3
Trenton 2
New Mexico:
Albuquerque 1
Columbus Deming 1 1/2
Columbus El Paso, TX 6
Columbus Las Cruces 4
Holloman AFB, Alamogordo El Paso, TX 4
Santa Teresa El Paso, TX 1 1/2
Santa Teresa Las Cruces 1 1/2
Undesignated ports 3
New York:
Alexandria Bay Oneida 5
Buffalo 2
Chateaugay (including Churubusco and Cannon Corners) Rouses Point 3
Corning Avoca 2
Corning Big Flats 1
Farmingdale Westhampton Beach 3
Islip Westhampton Beach 2
Jamaica, Long Island 2
Lewiston Buffalo 2
Massena Rouses Point 5
New York 3
Niagara Falls Buffalo 2
Ogendsburg Rouses Point 6
Oswego Buffalo 6
Oswego Canandaigua 4
Oswego Oneida 3
Plattsburgh Rouses Point 3
Rochester Avoca 3
Rochester Buffalo 4
Rochester Canandaigua 2
Rooseveltown Rouses Point 5
Rouses Point (including Champlain) Rouses Point 2
Syracuse 1
Syracuse Buffalo 6
Syracuse Canandaigua 3
Syracuse Oneida 2
Watertown Oneida 4
Westhampton ANG Westhampton 1
Undesignated ports Buffalo or Rouses Point 3
North Carolina:
Camp Lejeune Morehead City 2
Camp Lejeune Wilmington 3
Charlotte 2
Charlotte Burlington 5
Charlotte Greensboro 4
Charlotte International Airport Laurinburg 5
Cherry Point Goldsboro 4
Cherry Point Morehead City 2
Elizabeth City 1
Fort Bragg Fayetteville 2
Greensboro 1 1/2
Greensboro Charlotte 4
Greensboro Fayetteville 4 1/2
Greensboro Laurinburg 6
Morehead City 1
Morehead City Clinton 4
Morehead City Goldsboro 4
New River MCAS Morehead City 3
Pope AFB Clinton 2 1/2
Pope AFB Fayetteville 1 1/2
Pope AFB Goldsboro 4
Raleigh Clinton 4
Raleigh Fayetteville 4
Raleigh Goldsboro 4
Raleigh Raleigh 2
Seymour-Johnson AFB Goldsboro 1
Sunny Point Army Terminal, Southport Wilmington 2
Wilmington 1
Undesignated ports 3
Ohio:
Akron Cleveland 2
Ashtabula Cleveland 3
Cincinnati Columbus 6
Cincinnati Dayton 3
Cincinnati Toledo 6
Cincinnati Washington Court House 3
Cleveland 2
Cleveland Toledo 5
Columbus 2
Columbus Cleveland 6
Columbus Dayton 4
Columbus Toledo 6
Columbus Washington Court House 3
Dayton 2
Dayton Columbus 4
Dayton Toledo 6
Dayton Washington Court House 3
Fairport Harbor Cleveland 2
Greater Cincinnati Airport (Boone County, KY) Erlanger, KY 2
Lorraine Cleveland 2
Lunken Airport Erlanger, KY 1
Rickenbacker AFB Cleveland 6
Rickenbacker AFB Washington Court House 3
Toledo 2
Toledo Cleveland 5
Toledo Romulus, MI 4
Undesignated ports 3
Oklahoma:
Altus AFB Oklahoma City 6
Altus AFB Elk City 3
Oklahoma City Tulsa 6
Port of Muskogee Tulsa 2
Port Arrow Tulsa 1
Port of Catoosa Tulsa 1
Port of Rogers Terminal Tulsa 1
Port of Verdigris Tulsa 1
Tulsa 1
Tulsa International Airport Oklahoma City 6
Tulsa International Airport Tulsa 1
Tinker AFB, Oklahoma City 1
Will Rogers World Airport, Oklahoma City 1
Undesignated ports Oklahoma City 3
Undesignated ports 3
Oregon:
Astoria Portland 5
Portland 2
The Dalles Ellensburg, WA 6
Undesignated ports 3
Pennsylvania:
Allentown-Bethlehem Easton Airport Carlisle 5
Allentown-Bethlehem Dallas 5
Chester Philadelphia 3
Chester Wilmington, DE 1
Easton Airport Gap 5
Erie Buffalo, NY, or Cleveland, OH 4
Erie Meadville 3
Erie Mercer 4
Erie Pittsburgh 6
Greater Pittsburgh International Airport Cleveland, OH 6
Greater Pittsburgh International Airport Meadville 5
Greater Pittsburgh International Airport Mercer 4
Greater Pittsburgh International Airport Pittsburgh 3
Harrisburg International Airport Carlisle 2
Harrisburg International Airport Dallas 6
Harrisburg International Airport Gap 4
Harrisburg International Airport Philadelphia 5
Harrisburg International Airport Williamsport 6
Lehigh Valley International Airport, Allentown Gap 4
Lehigh Valley International Airport, Allentown Sweet Valley 4
Marcus Hook Philadelphia 3
Marcus Hook Wilmington, DE 1
Philadelphia 3
Philadelphia Bridgeton 3
Philadelphia McGuire Air Force Base 3
Philadelphia Trenton 3
Philadelphia Wilmington, DE 3
Tullytown Philadelphia 3
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport Dallas 2
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Airport Williamsport 6
Willow Grove NAS Philadelphia 3
Undesignated ports Dallas or Gap 3
Puerto Rico:
Aguadilla Mayaguez 2
Aguirre Ponce 3
Arecibo San Juan 3
Borinquen Field Mayaguez 2
Fajardo Roosevelt Road 1
Fajardo San Juan 3
Guanica Mayaguez 2
Guanica Ponce 2
Guayama Ponce 3
Guayanilla Ponce 2
Humacao and Yabucoa San Juan 4
Mayaguez (including points from Ramey to Cabo Rojo) San Juan 5
Mayaguez and El Mani Airport 1
Ponce (including all subports in the Ponce customs district) San Juan 4
Ponce and Mercedita Airport 1
Roosevelt Roads 1
San Juan 2
Tallaboa (Penuelas) Ponce 2
Yabucoa Roosevelt Roads 3
Undesignated ports 3
Rhode Island:
Davisville NSD Boston, MA 4
Davisville NSD Warwick 2
Melville Warwick 3
Newport Boston, MA 5
Newport Warwick 4
Portsmouth Warwick 3
Providence Boston, MA 4
Providence Warwick 2
Quonset Point Boston, MA 4
Quonset Point Warwick 2
Saunderstown Warwick 3
Tiverton Warwick 3
Warwick 2
Warwick Groton, CT 4
Undesignated ports 3
South Carolina:
Beaufort-Port Royal Charleston 4
Beaufort-Port Royal Savannah 3
Beaufort-Port Royal Yamassee 3
Charleston 2
Columbia Charleston 4
Columbia 1
Georgetown Charleston 3
Greenville-Spartanburg 1
McEntire NG Air Base Columbia 2
McEntire NG Air Base, Eastover Charleston 4
Myrtle Beach AFB Charleston 4
Myrtle Beach AFB Conway 1
Shaw AFB Columbia and Florence 2
Shaw AFB, Sumter Charleston 4
Undesignated ports 3
South Dakota:
Ellsworth AFB Pierre 6
Tennessee:
Knoxville 1
Memphis 2
Memphis Jackson 4
Memphis International Airport Batesville, MS 2 1/2
Millington Jackson 4
Millington Memphis 2
Nashville 2
Nashville Jackson 6
Undesignated ports 3
Texas:
Aransas Pass Corpus Christi 2 1/2
Barbour's Cut Houston 2
Bayport Houston 2
Baytown Houston 2
Beaumont Port Arthur 2
Beaumont Lake Charles 3
Brownsville 1
Brownsville Pharr 3
Carswell Field, Fort Worth Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport 3
Columbia Laredo 2
Corpus Christi Corpus Christi 2
Corpus Christi NAS Corpus Christi 2
Dallas 1
Dallas (including Love Field) Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport 1
Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport 1
Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport Decatur 2
Del Rio 1
Del Rio Eagle Pass 3
Donna Hidalgo 2
Dyess AFB Abilene 1
Eagle Pass 1
El Paso 1
Fabens El Paso 2
Falcon Heights Roma 1 1/2
Freeport Galveston or Houston 3
Fort Hood College Station 5
Fort Hood Waco 3
Galveston 1
Galveston Houston 4
Gregory Corpus Christi 2
Houston (including Houston Intercontinental Airport) Bellville 4
Houston (including Houston Intercontinental Airport) Bryan 4
Houston (including Houston Intercontinental Airport) Georgetown 8
Houston (including Houston Intercontinental Airport) Pleasanton 8
Ingleside and Harbor Island (Port Aransas) Corpus Christi 3
Harlingen 1
Harlingen McAllen 2
Hidalgo Brownsville 3
Houston (Including Houston Intercontinental Airport) 2
Kelly AFB San Antonio 2
La Feria Hidalgo 2
Laredo 1
Laughlin AFB Del Rio 1
Meacham Field Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport 2
Mercedes Hidalgo 2
Orange Port Arthur 2
Pharr (Includes Hidalgo and McAllen International Airport 1 1/2
Point Comfort 1
Point Comfort Victoria 2
Port Arthur 1
Port Arthur Lake Charles, LA 3
Port Isabel Brownsville 2
Presidio 1
Progreso 1
Progreso Brownsville or Hidalgo 2
Progreso Harlingen 1 1/2
Randolph AFB San Antonio 2
Robert Grey Army Airfield College Station 5
Robert Grey Army Airfield San Antonio 6
Robert Grey Army Airfield Waco 3
Rockport Corpus Christi 3
Roma Brownsville 5
Roma Laredo 4
Roma (Includes Rio Grande City) 1
Roma Pharr 3
Sabine Pass Port Arthur 1
San Antonio 1
Texas City Galveston 1
Weslaco Hidalgo 2
Undesignated ports 3
Utah:
Salt Lake City International Airport 2
Hill Air Force Base, Ogden Salt Lake City 4
Vermont:
Alburg Berlin 5
Alburg Rouses Point, NY 1
Alburg St. Albans 2
Battleboro Berlin 5
Battleboro St. Albans 6
Burlington Montpelier 3
Burlington St. Albans 1
Derby Line Berlin 5
Derby Line St. Albans 5
Highgate Springs Berlin 4
Highgate Springs St. Albans 2
Montpelier 1
Richford Berlin 5
Richford St. Albans 3
St. Albans (including Highgate Springs and Morses Line) Rouses Point, NY 3
Undesignated ports Montpelier 3
Undesignated ports Rouses Point, NY 3
Undesignated ports St. Albans 3
Virgin Islands:
Alexander Hamilton Airport, St. Croix 1
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas 1
Christiansted, St. Croix 1
Cruz Bay, St. John, USVI St. Thomas, USVI 3
Frederiksted, St. Croix 1
Undesignated ports 3
Virginia:
Alexandria or Arlington Andrews AFB, MD 2
Alexandria or Arlington Dulles International Airport 2 1/2
Alexandria or Arlington Beltsville, MD 2
Dulles International Airport 2
Dulles International Airport Baltimore, MD 3
Dulles International Airport Beltsville, MD 2 1/2
Dulles International Airport Fredericksburg 3
Hopewell Norfolk 5
Norfolk Metropolitan Area (including Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach) 2
Quantico MCAS Dulles International Airport 3
Quantico MCAS Fredericksburg 1 1/2
Richmond Norfolk 5
Undesignated ports 3
(For other points in Virginia, see District of Columbia listing)
Washington:
Aberdeen Seattle, maritime port 4
Anacortes Blaine 3
Ault Field Blaine 4
Bangor NSO Seattle, maritime port 4
Bellingham Blaine 2
Blaine 1
Brewster Ellensberg 6
Brewster Spokane 6
Brewster Wenatchee 4
Cherry Point Blaine 1
Edmonds Seattle, maritime port 2
Ellensburg 1
Everett Seattle, maritime port 3
Ferndale Blaine 2
Fort Lewis Tacoma 2
Grays Harbor Seattle, maritime port 6
Grays Harbor Tacoma 4
Hood River Ellensburg 6
Lynden Blaine 2
McChord AFB Seattle, maritime port 3
McChord AFB Tacoma 2
Moses Lake Ellensburg 3
Moses Lake Wenatchee 3
Olympia Seattle, maritime port 3
Olympia Tacoma 2
Oroville 1
Paine Field Seattle, maritime port 3
Pasco Ellensburg 5
Pasco Spokane 6
Pasco Wenatchee 6
Point Wells Seattle, maritime port 2
Port Angeles Seattle, maritime port 6
Port Angeles Tacoma 6
Port Townsend Seattle, maritime port 4
Sawyer Ellensburg 3
Sawyer Wenatchee 5
SEA TAC Airport 2
Seattle, maritime port 2
Sumas Blaine 2
Tacoma 2
Wenatchee 1
Wenatchee Ellensburg 4
Wenatchee Spokane 6
Yakima 1
Yakima Ellensburg 3
Yakima Wenatchee 6
West Virginia:
Kanawha Airport Charleston 1
Kanawha Airport Clarksburg 6
Wisconsin:
Green Bay Milwaukee 4
Kenosha Milwaukee 2
Madison Milwaukee 4
Milwaukee 1
Milwaukee Madison 4 1/2
Milwaukee O'Hare International Airport, Chicago, IL 5
Racine Milwaukee 2
Superior Duluth, MN 1
Undesignated ports Duluth, MN or Milwaukee 3
Wyoming:
Cheyanne 1
Temporary detail:
Any inspection point to which an employee may be temporarily detailed 1

[49 FR 32332, Aug. 14, 1984]

§ 354.3 User fees for certain international services.

(a) Definitions. Whenever in this section the following terms are used, unless the context otherwise requires, they shall be construed, respectively, to mean:

APHIS. The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service of the United States Department of Agriculture.

Arrival. Arrival at a port of entry in the customs territory of the United States, or at any place served by a port of entry as specified in 19 CFR 101.3.

Barge. A non-self-propelled commercial vessel that transports cargo that is not contained in shipping containers. This does not include integrated tug barge combinations.

Calendar year. The period from January 1 to December 31, inclusive, of any particular year.

Certificate. Any certificate issued by or on behalf of APHIS describing the condition of a shipment of plants or plant products for export, including but not limited to Phytosanitary Certificate (PPQ Form 577), Export Certificate for Processed Plant Products (PPQ Form 578), and Phytosanitary Certificate for Reexport (PPQ Form 579).

Commercial aircraft. Any aircraft used to transport persons or property for compensation or hire.

Commercial purpose. The intention of receiving compensation, or making a gain or profit.

Commercial railroad car. A railroad car used or capable of being used for transporting property for compensation or hire.

Commercial shipment. A shipment for gain or profit.

Commercial truck. A self-propelled vehicle, designed and used for transporting property for compensation or hire. Empty trucks and truck cabs without trailers fitting this description are included.

Commercial vessel. Any watercraft or other contrivance used or capable of being used as a means of transportation on water to transport property for compensation or hire, with the exception of any aircraft or ferry.

Customs. The Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Customs territory of the United States. The 50 States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.

Designated State or county inspector. A State or county plant regulatory official designated by the Secretary of Agriculture to inspect and certify to shippers and other interested parties as to the phytosanitary condition of plant products inspected under the Plant Protection Act.

Person. An individual, corporation, partnership, trust, association, or any other public or private entity, or any officer, employee, or agent thereof.

(b) Fee for inspection of commercial vessels of 100 net tons or more.

(1) Except as provided in paragraph (b)(2) of this section, the master, licensed deck officer, or purser of any commercial vessel which is subject to inspection under part 330 of this chapter or 9 CFR chapter I, subchapter D, and which is either required to make entry at the customs house under 19 CFR 4.3 or is a United States-flag vessel proceeding coastwise under 19 CFR 4.85, shall, upon arrival, proceed to Customs and pay an agricultural quarantine and inspection (AQI) user fee. The AQI user fee for each arrival is shown in the following table. The AQI user fee shall be collected at each port of arrival.

Effective date Amount
Beginning December 28, 2015 $825

(2) The following categories of commercial vessels are exempt from paying an AQI user fee:

(i) Foreign passenger vessels making at least three trips a week from a port in the United States to the high seas (including “cruises to nowhere”) and returning to the same port in the United States, not having touched any foreign port or place, or taken on any stores;

(ii) Any vessel which, at the time of arrival, is being used solely as a tugboat;

(iii) Vessels used exclusively in the governmental service of the United States or a foreign government, including any agency or political subdivision of the United States or a foreign government, so long as the vessel is not carrying persons or merchandise for commercial purposes;

(iv) Vessels arriving in distress or to take on fuel, sea stores, or ship's stores; and

(v) Tugboats towing vessels on the Great Lakes.

(vi) Barges traveling solely between the United States and Canada that do not carry cargo originating from countries other than the United States or Canada and do not carry plants or plant products, or animals or animal products, and that do not carry soil or quarry products from areas in Canada listed in § 319.77-3 of this chapter as being infested with gypsy moth.

(vii) Vessels returning to the United States after traveling to Canada solely to take on fuel.

(c) Fee for inspection of commercial trucks.

(1) The driver or other person in charge of a commercial truck that is enteing the customs territory of the United States and that is subject to inspection under part 330 of this chapter or under 9CFR, chapter I, subchapter D, must, upon arrival, proceed to Customs and pay and AQI user fee for each arrival, as shown in the following table:

Effective date Amount
Beginning December 28, 2015 $7.55

(2) [Reserved]

(3) Prepayment.

(i) The owner or operator of a commercial truck, if entering the customs territory of the United States and applying for a prepaid Customs permit for a calendar year, must apply for a prepaid AQI permit for the same calendar year. Applicants must apply to Customs for prepaid AQI permits.[1] The following information must be provided, together with payment of an amount 40 times the AQI user fee for each arrival:

(A) Vehicle make, model, and model year.

(B) Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).

(C) License numbers issued by State, Province, or country.

(D) Owner's name and address.

(ii) No credit toward the prepaid AQI permit will be given for user fees paid for individual arrivals.

(d) Fee for inspection of commercial railroad cars.

(1) Except as provided in paragraph (d)(2) of this section, an AQI user fee will be charged for each loaded commercial railroad car which is subject to inspection under part 330 of this chapter or under 9 CFR chapter I, subchapter D, upon each arrival. The railroad company receiving a commercial railroad car in interchange at a port of entry or, barring interchange, the railroad company moving a commercial railroad car in line haul service into the customs territory of the United States, is responsible for paying the AQI user fee. The AQI user fee for each arrival of a loaded railroad car is shown in the following table. If the AQI user fee is prepaid for all arrivals of a commercial railroad car during a calendar year, the AQI user fee is an amount 20 times the AQI user fee for each arrival.

Effective date Amount
Beginning December 28, 2015 $2

(2) The following categories of commercial railroad cars are exempt from paying an AQI user fee:

(i) Any commercial railroad car that is part of a train whose journey originates and terminates in Canada if -

(A) The commercial railroad car is part of the train when the train departs Canada; and

(B) No passengers board or disembark from the commercial railroad car, and no cargo is loaded or unloaded from the commercial railroad car, while the train is within the United States.

(ii) Any commercial railroad car that is part of a train whose journey originates and terminates in the United States, if -

(A) The commercial railroad car is part of the train when the train departs the United States; and

(B) No passengers board or disembark from the commercial railroad car, and no cargo is loaded or unloaded from the commercial railroad car, while the train is within any country other than the United States; and

(iii) Locomotives and cabooses.

(3) Prepayment.

(i) Railroad companies may, at their option, prepay the AQI user fee for each commercial railroad car for a calendar year. This payment must be remitted in accordance with paragraph (d)(5) of this section.

(ii) No credit toward the calendar year AQI user fee will be given for AQI user fees paid for individual arrivals.

(4) Statement procedures. The Association of American Railroads (AAR), and the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (AMTRAK), shall file monthly statements with the U.S. Bank, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), APHIS, AQI, P.O. Box 979044, St. Louis, MO 63197-9000, within 60 days after the end of each calendar month. Each statement shall indicate:

(i) The number of loaded commercial railroad cars entering the customs territory of the United States during the relevant period;

(ii) The number of those commercial railroad cars pulled by each railroad company; and

(iii) The total monthly AQI user fee due from each railroad company.

(5) Remittance procedures. Individual railroad companies shall remit the AQI user fees calculated by AAR, and AMTRAK shall remit the AQI user fees it has calculated, within 60 days after the end of each calendar month in which commercial railroad cars entered the customs territory of the United States. AQI user fees, together with monthly statements, must be remitted to the U.S. Bank, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), APHIS, AQI, P.O. Box 979044, St. Louis, MO 63197-9000.

(6) Compliance. AAR, AMTRAK, and each railroad company responsible for making AQI user fee payments must allow APHIS personnel to verify the accuracy of AQI user fees collected and remitted and otherwise determine compliance with 21 U.S.C. 136a and this paragraph. The AAR, AMTRAK, and each railroad company responsible for making AQI user fee payments must advise the U.S. Bank, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), APHIS, AQI, P.O. Box 979044, St. Louis, MO 63197-9000, of the name, address, and telephone number of a responsible officer who is authorized to verify AQI user fee calculations, collections, and remittances, as well as any changes in the identifying information submitted.

(e) Fee for inspection of commercial aircraft.

(1) Except as provided in paragraph (e)(2) of this section, an AQI user fee will be charged for each commercial aircraft which is arriving, or which has arrived and is proceeding from one United States airport to another under a Bureau of Customs and Border Protection “Permit to Proceed,” as specified in 19 CFR 122.81 through 122.85, or an “Agricultural Clearance or Safeguard Order” (PPQ Form 250), used pursuant to § 330.400 of this chapter and 9 CFR 94.5, and which is subject to inspection under part 330 of this chapter or 9 CFR chapter I, subchapter D. Each carrier is responsible for paying the AQI user fee. The AQI user fee for each arrival is shown in the following table:

Effective date Amount
Beginning December 28, 2015 $225

(2) The following categories of commercial aircraft are exempt from paying an AQI user fee:

(i) [Reserved]

(ii) Any aircraft used exclusively in the governmental services of the United States or a foreign government, including any Agency or political subdivision of the United States or a foreign government, as long as the aircraft is not carrying persons or merchandise for commercial purposes;

(iii) Any aircraft making an emergency or forced landing when the original destination of the aircraft was a foreign port;

(iv) Any passenger aircraft with 64 or fewer seats, which is not carrying the following cargo: Fresh fruits, fresh vegetables, plants, unprocessed plant products, cotton or covers, sugarcane, or fresh or processed meats; and which does not offer meal service other than beverages and prepackaged snacks that do not contain meats derived from ruminants, swine, or poultry or fresh fruits and fresh vegetables. Aircraft exempt from the user fee under this paragraph would still be subject to the garbage handling requirements found in § 330.400 of this chapter and 9 CFR 94.5;

(v) Any aircraft moving from the United States Virgin Islands to Puerto Rico; and

(vi) Any aircraft making an intransit stop at a port of entry, during which the aircraft does not proceed through any portion of the Federal clearance process, such as inspection or clearance by APHIS or the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, no cargo is removed from or placed on the aircraft, no passengers get on or off the aircraft, no crew members get on or off the aircraft, no food is placed on the aircraft, and no garbage is removed from the aircraft.

(3) Remittance and statement procedures.

(i) Each carrier must remit the appropriate fees to the U.S. Bank, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), APHIS, AQI, P.O. Box 979044, St. Louis, MO 63197-9000, for receipt no later than 31 days after the close of the calendar quarter in which the aircraft arrivals occurred. Late payments will be subject to interest, penalty, and handling charges as provided in the Debt Collection Act of 1982, as amended by the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996 (31 U.S.C. 3717).

(ii) The remitter must mail with the remittance a written statement to the U.S. Bank, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), APHIS, AQI, P.O. Box 979044, St. Louis, MO 63197-9000. The statement must include the following information:

(A) Name and address of the person remitting payment;

(B) Taxpayer identification number of the person remitting payment;

(C) Calendar quarter covered by the payment;

(D) Ports of entry at which inspections occurred;

(E) Number of arrivals at each port; and

(F) Amount remitted.

(iii) Remittances must be made by check or money order, payable in United States dollars, through a United States bank, to “The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.”

(4) Compliance. Each carrier subject to this section must allow APHIS personnel to verify the accuracy of the AQI user fees remitted and to otherwise determine compliance with 21 U.S.C. 136a and this paragraph. Each carrier must advise the U.S. Bank, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), APHIS, AQI, P.O. Box 979044, St. Louis, MO 63197-9000, of the name, address, and telephone number of a responsible officer who is authorized to verify AQI user fee calculations and remittances, as well as any changes in the identifying information submitted.

(5) Limitations on charges.

(i) Airlines will not be charged reimbursable overtime for inspection of aircraft if the aircraft is subject to the AQI user fee for arriving aircraft as prescribed by this section.

(ii) Airlines will not be charged reimbursable overtime for inspection of cargo from an aircraft if:

(A) The aircraft is subject to the AQI user fee for arriving aircraft as prescribed by this section; and

(B) The cargo is inspected between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday; or

(C) The cargo is inspected concurrently with the aircraft.

(f) Fee for inspection of international passengers.

(1) Except as specified in paragraph (f)(2) of this section, each passenger aboard a commercial aircraft or cruise ship who is subject to inspection under part 330 of this chapter or 9 CFR, chapter I, subchapter D, upon arrival from a place outside of the customs territory of the United States, must pay an AQI user fee. The AQI user fee will apply to tickets purchased beginning December 28, 2015. The fees are shown in the following table:

Effective dates1 Passenger type Amount
Beginning December 28, 2015 Commercial aircraft $3.96
Beginning December 28, 2015 Cruise ship 1.75

(2) The following categories of passengers are exempt from paying an AQI user fee:

(i) Crew members onboard for purposes related to the operation of the vessel;

(ii) Crew members who are on duty on a commercial aircraft;

(iii) Airline employees, including “deadheading” crew members, who are traveling on official airline business;

(iv) Diplomats, except for United States diplomats, who can show that their names appear on the accreditation listing maintained by the United States Department of State. In lieu of the accreditation listing, an individual diplomat may present appropriate proof of diplomatic status to include possession of a diplomatic passport or visa, or diplomatic identification card issued by a foreign government;

(v) Passengers departing and returning to the United States without having touched a foreign port or place;

(vi) Passengers arriving on any commercial aircraft used exclusively in the governmental service of the United States or a foreign government, including any agency or political subdivision of the United States or a foreign government, so long as the aircraft is not carrying persons or merchandise for commercial purposes. Passengers on commercial aircraft under contract to the United States Department of Defense (DOD) are exempted if they have been precleared abroad under the joint DOD/APHIS Military Inspection Program;

(vii) Passengers arriving on an aircraft due to an emergency or forced landing when the original destination of the aircraft was a foreign port;

(viii) Passengers transiting the United States and not subject to inspection; and

(ix) Passengers moving from the United States Virgin Islands to Puerto Rico.

(3) AQI user fees shall be collected under the following circumstances:

(i) When through tickets or travel documents are issued indicating travel to the customs territory of the United States that originates in any foreign country; and

(ii) When passengers arrive in the customs territory of the United States in transit from a foreign country and are inspected by APHIS or Customs.

(4) Collection of fees.

(i) Any person who issues tickets or travel documents on or after May 13, 1991, is responsible for collecting the AQI user fee from all passengers transported into the customs territory of the United States to whom the AQI user fee applies.

(A) Tickets or travel documents must be marked by the person who collects the AQI user fee to indicate that the required AQI user fee has been collected from the passenger.

(B) If the AQI user fee applies to a passenger departing from the United States and if the passenger's tickets or travel documents were issued on or after May 13, 1991, but do not reflect collection of the AQI user fee at the time of issuance, then the carrier transporting the passenger from the United States must collect the AQI user fee upon departure.

(C) AQI user fees collected from international passengers pursuant to paragraph (f) of this section shall be held in trust for the United States by the person collecting such fees, by any person holding such fees, or by the person who is ultimately responsible for remittance of such fees to APHIS. AQI user fees collected from international passengers shall be accounted for separately and shall be regarded as trust funds held by the person possessing such fees as agents, for the beneficial interest of the United States. All such user fees held by any person shall be property in which the person holds only a possessory interest and not an equitable interest. As compensation for collecting, handling, and remitting the AQI user fees for international passengers, the person holding such user fees shall be entitled to any interest or other investment return earned on the user fees between the time of collection and the time the user fees are due to be remitted to APHIS under this section. Nothing in this section shall affect APHIS' right to collect interest for late remittance.

(5) Remittance and statement procedures.

(i) The carrier whose ticket stock or travel document reflects collection of the AQI user fee must remit the fee to the U.S. Bank, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), APHIS, AQI, P.O. Box 979044, St. Louis, MO 63197-9000. The travel agent, United States-based tour wholesaler, or other entity, which issues its own non-carrier related ticket or travel document to a passenger who is subject to an AQI user fee under this part, must remit the fee to APHIS, unless by contract the carrier will remit the fee.

(ii) AQI user fees must be remitted to the U.S. Bank, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), APHIS, AQI, P.O. Box 979044, St. Louis, MO 63197-9000, for receipt no later than 31 days after the close of the calendar quarter in which the AQI user fees were collected. Late payments will be subject to interest, penalty, and handling charges as provided in the Debt Collection Act of 1982, as amended by the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996 (31 U.S.C. 3717). Refunds by a remitter of AQI user fees collected in conjunction with unused tickets or travel documents shall be netted against the next subsequent remittance.

(iii) The remitter must mail with the remittance a written statement to the U.S. Bank, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), APHIS, AQI, P.O. Box 979044, St. Louis, MO 63197-9000. The statement must include the following information:

(A) Name and address of the person remitting payment;

(B) Taxpayer identification number of the person remitting payment;

(C) Calendar quarter covered by the payment; and

(D) Amount collected and remitted.

(iv) Remittances must be made by check or money order, payable in United States dollars, through a United States bank, to “The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.”

(6) Carriers contracting with United States-based tour wholesalers are responsible for notifying the U.S. Bank, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), APHIS, AQI, P.O. Box 979044, St. Louis, MO 63197-9000, of all flights contracted, the number of spaces contracted for, and the name, address, and taxpayer identification number of the United States-based tour wholesaler, within 31 days after the close of the calendar quarter in which such a flight occurred; except that, carriers are not required to make notification if tickets, marked to show collection of the AQI user fee, are issued for the individual contracted spaces.

(7) Compliance. Each carrier, travel agent, United States-based tour wholesaler, or other entity subject to this section must allow APHIS personnel to verify the accuracy of the AQI user fees collected and remitted and to otherwise determine compliance with 21 U.S.C. 136a and this paragraph. Each carrier, travel agent, United States-based tour wholesaler, or other entity must advise the U.S. Bank, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), APHIS, AQI, P.O. Box 979044, St. Louis, MO 63197-9000, of the name, address, and telephone number of a responsible officer who is authorized to verify AQI user fee calculations, collections, and remittances, as well as any changes in the identifying information submitted.

(8) Limitation on charges. Airlines and cruise lines will not be charged reimbursable overtime for passenger inspection services required for any aircraft or cruise ship on which a passenger arrived who has paid the international passenger AQI user fee for that flight or cruise.

(g) Fees for export certification of plants and plant products.

(1) For each certificate issued by APHIS personnel, the recipient must pay the applicable AQI user fee at the time and place the certificate is issued.

(2) When the work necessary for the issuance of a certificate is performed by APHIS personnel on a Sunday or holiday, or at any other time outside the regular tour of duty of the APHIS personnel issuing the certificate, in addition to the applicable user fee, the recipient must pay the applicable overtime rate in accordance with § 354.1.

(3)

(i) Each exporter who receives a certificate issued on behalf of APHIS by a designated State or county inspector must pay an administrative user fee, as shown in the following table. The administrative fee can be remitted by the exporter directly to APHIS through the Phytosanitary Certificate Issuance and Tracking System (PCIT), provided that the exporter has a PCIT account and submits the application for the export certificate through the PCIT. If the PCIT is not used, the State or county issuing the certificate is responsible for collecting the fee and remitting it monthly to the U.S. Bank, United States Department of Agriculture, APHIS, AQI, P.O. Box 979043, St. Louis, MO 63197-9000.

Effective dates Amount per
shipment
PCIT used PCIT not used
October 1, 2009, through September 30, 2010 $3 $6
October 1, 2010, through September 30, 2011 6 12
Beginning October 1, 2011 6 12

(ii) The AQI user fees for an export or reexport certificate for a commercial shipment are shown in the following table.

Effective dates Amount per
shipment
October 1, 2009, through September 30, 2010 $77
October 1, 2010, through September 30, 2011 104
Beginning October 1, 2011 106

(iii) The AQI user fees for an export or reexport certificate for a low-value commercial shipment are shown in the following table. A commercial shipment is a low-value commercial shipment if the items being shipped are identical to those identified on the certificate; the shipment is accompanied by an invoice which states that the items being shipped are worth less than $1,250; and the shipper requests that the user fee charged be based on the low value of the shipment.

Effective dates Amount per
shipment
October 1, 2009, through September 30, 2010 $42
October 1, 2010, through September 30, 2011 60
Beginning October 1, 2011 61

(iv) The AQI user fees for an export or reexport certificate for a noncommercial shipment are shown in the following table.

Effective dates Amount per
shipment
October 1, 2009, through September 30, 2010 $42
October 1, 2010, through September 30, 2011 60
Beginning October 1, 2011 61

(v) The AQI user fees for replacing any certificate are shown in the following table.

Effective dates Amount per
certificate
October 1, 2009, through September 30, 2010 $11
October 1, 2010, through September 30, 2011 15
Beginning October 1, 2011 15

(4) If a designated State inspector issues a certificate, the State where the certificate is issued may charge for inspection services provided in that State.

(5) Any State which wishes to charge a fee for services it provides to issue certificates must establish fees in accordance with one of the following guidelines:

(i) Calculation of a “cost-per-certificate” fee. The State must:

(A) Estimate the annual number of certificates to be issued;

(B) Determine the total cost of issuing certificates by adding togetherdelivery,[2] support,[3] and administrative[4] costs; and

(C) Divide the cost of issuing certificates by the estimated number of certificates to be issued to obtain a “raw” fee. The State may round the “raw” fee up to the nearest quarter, if necessary for ease of calculation, collection, or billing; or

(ii) Calculation of a “cost-per-hour” fee. The State must:

(A) Estimate the annual number of hours taken to issue certificates by adding together delivery,2 support,3 and administrative4 hours;

(B) Determine the total cost of issuing certificates by adding together delivery, support, and administrative costs; and

(C) Divide the cost of issuing certificates by the estimated number of hours taken to issue certificates to obtain a “cost-per-hour” fee. The State may round the “cost-per-hour” fee up to the nearest quarter, if necessary for ease of calculation, collection, or billing.

(h) Fee for conducting and monitoring treatments.

(1) Each importer of a consignment of articles that require treatment upon arrival from a place outside of the customs territory of the United States, either as a preassigned condition of entry or as a remedial measure ordered following the inspection of the consignment, must pay an AQI user fee. The AQI user fee is charged on a per-treatment basis, i.e., if two or more consignments are treated together, only a single fee will be charged, and if a single consignment is split or must be retreated, a fee will be charged for each separate treatment conducted. The AQI user fee for each treatment is shown in the following table:

Effective dates Amount
Beginning December 28, 2015 $47
Beginning December 28, 2016 95
Beginning December 28, 2017 142
Beginning December 28, 2018 190
Beginning December 28, 2019 237

(2) Treatment provider.

(i) Private entities that provide AQI treatment services to importers are responsible for collecting the AQI treatment user fee from the importer for whom the service is provided. Treatment providers must collect the AQI treatment fee applicable at the time the treatment is applied.

(ii) When AQI treatment services are provided by APHIS, APHIS will collect the AQI treatment fee applicable at the time the treatment is applied from the person receiving the services. Remittances must be made by check or money order, payable in United States dollars, through a United States bank, to “The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.”

(3) Collection of fees.

(i) In cases where APHIS is not providing the AQI treatment and collecting the associated fee, AQI user fees collected from importers pursuant to this paragraph shall be held in trust for the United States by the person collecting such fees, by any person holding such fees, or by the person who is ultimately responsible for remittance of such fees to APHIS. AQI user fees collected from importers shall be accounted for separately and shall be regarded as trust funds held by the person possessing such fees as agents, for the beneficial interest of the United States. All such user fees held by any person shall be property in which the person holds only a possessory interest and not an equitable interest. As compensation for collecting, handling, and remitting the AQI treatment user fees, the person holding such user fees shall be entitled to any interest or other investment return earned on the user fees between the time of collection and the time the user fees are due to be remitted to APHIS under this section. Nothing in this section shall affect APHIS' right to collect interest from the person holding such user fees for late remittance.

(4) Remittance and statement procedures.

(i) The treatment provider that collects the AQI treatment user fee must remit the fee to USDA, APHIS, AQI, PO Box 979044, St. Louis, MO 63197-9000.

(ii) AQI treatment user fees must be remitted to [address to be added in final rule] for receipt no later than 31 days after the close of the calendar quarter in which the AQI user fees were collected. Late payments will be subject to interest, penalty, and handling charges as provided in the Debt Collection Act of 1982, as amended by the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996 (31 U.S.C. 3717).

(iii) The remitter must mail with the remittance a written statement to USDA, APHIS, AQI, PO Box 979044, St. Louis, MO 63197-9000. The statement must include the following information:

(A) Name and address of the person remitting payment;

(B) Taxpayer identification number of the person remitting payment;

(C) Calendar quarter covered by the payment; and

(D) Amount collected and remitted.

(iv) Remittances must be made by check or money order, payable in United States dollars, through a United States bank, to “The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.”

(i) Payment methods. For payment of any of the AQI user fees required in paragraph (g) of this section, we will accept personal checks for amounts less than $100, and checks drawn on commercial accounts, cashier's checks, certified checks, traveler's checks, and money orders for any amount. All payments must be for the exact amount due.

(j) The person for whom the service is provided and the person requesting the service are jointly and severally liable for payment of user fees for any import or entry services listed below, of $56 per hour, or $14 per quarter hour, with a minimum fee of $14 for each employee required to perform the following services. If the services must be conducted on a Sunday or holiday or at any other time outside the normal tour of duty of the employee, then the premium user fee rate as listed below applies, as well as the 2-hour minimum charge and a commuted traveltime period required by § 354.1(a)(2). If the services requested are performed on a Sunday, the hourly user fee rate will be $74, or $18.50 per quarter hour, with a $18.50 minimum. If the services requested are performed on a day other than Sunday outside the normal tour of duty of the employee providing the service, the hourly user fee rate will be $65, or $16.25 per quarter hour, with a $16.25 minimum:

(1) Conducting inspections, on vessels or in storage areas, of solid wood packing material or cargo when a shipment arrives without a certificate or exporter statement required under § 319.40-5(g) or § 319.40-5(h) of this chapter, or with an incomplete certificate or exporter statement; and

(2) Supervising the separation of cargo from solid wood packing material denied entry under this subpart and the destruction or reexportation of the solid wood packing material.

(Approved by the Office of Management and Budget under control numbers 1651-0019, 0579-0094, or 0579-0052).

[69 FR 71679. Dec. 9, 2004, as amended at 71 FR 50328, Aug. 25, 2006; 72 FR 70765, Dec. 13, 2007; 74 FR 32399, July 8, 2009; 75 FR 10644, Mar. 9, 2010; 80 FR 66778, Oct. 29, 2015]

§ 354.4 User fees for certain domestic services.

(a) Individual agreements for inspection services at ports of entry.

(1) Operators and owners of vessels or aircraft, or their agents, may enter into agreements with APHIS to receive, at points of entry in the United States inspection services in addition to the regular or on-call services available in connection with such vessels or aircraft.

(2) Agreements may be made to cover the following types of services;

(i) Opening and operating a new inspection station at a port of entry; and

(ii) Providing one-time or occasional inspection services at a location where APHIS does not normally provide such services.

(3) Owners and operators of vessels or aircraft, or their agents, must contact the Regional Director, USDA, APHIS, Plant Protection and Quarantine,[5] for the State where they want APHIS to provide services, to make an agreement.

(4) All agreements must include the following:

(i) Name, mailing address, and telephone number of the operator or owner of the vessel or aircraft, or, if applicable, the operator's or owner's agent;

(ii) Explanation of inspection services to be provided;

(iii) Date(s) and time(s) inspection services will be provided;

(iv) Location (street address, port of entry, berth, dock, gate, etc.) and if applicable, identity (identification number, name, etc.) of vessel or aircraft or other thing to be inspected;

(v) An estimate of the actual cost, as calculated by APHIS, to provide the described inspection services for 6 months;

(vi) A statement that APHIS agrees to provide the described inspection services;

(vii) A statement that the owner or operator of the vessel or aircraft, or if appropriate, his or her agent, agrees to pay, at the time the agreement is entered into, a user fee equal to the estimated cost of providing the described inspection services for 6 months;

(viii) A statement that APHIS will credit an amount equal to all user fees received for services provided at the location to the owner or operator's account, until the total amount of user fees credited to the account is equal to the amount of money paid into the account by the owner or operator of the vessel or aircraft, or if appropriate, his or her agent, at the time the agreement was entered into; and

(ix) A statement that the owner or operator of the vessel or aircraft, or if appropriate, his or her agent, agrees to maintain a balance in the user fee payment account equal to the cost of providing the services described for 6 months, as calculated monthly by APHIS.

(5) APHIS will enter into an agreement only if qualified personnel can be made available to provide the services to be provided.

(6) An agreement can be terminated by either party on 30 days written notice.

(7) If, at the time an agreement is terminated, any unobligated funds remain in the user fee account, APHIS will return them to the owner or operator, or his or her agent.

[57 FR 770, Jan. 9, 1992, as amended at 57 FR 14475, Apr. 21, 1992; 58 FR 38269, July 16, 1993; 59 FR 67611, Dec. 30, 1994]

§ 354.5 Penalties for nonpayment or late payment of user fees.

(a) If a person requesting a service for which an APHIS user fee is payable, is delinquent in paying any APHIS user fee due under either title 7 or title 9, Code of Federal Regulations, or is delinquent in paying the interest on any delinquent APHIS user fee, then APHIS will not provide the service requested.

(b) If APHIS is in the process of providing a service for which an APHIS user fee is due, and the user has not paid the fee within the time required, or if the payment offered by the user is insufficient or not in compliance with the regulations in this part, then APHIS will take the following action:

(1) If an APHIS user fee is due for a certificate or a certificate for reexport, APHIS will not issue the certificate.

(2) If an APHIS user fee is past due by more than 30 days, APHIS will impose a late payment penalty and interest charges in accordance with 31 U.S.C. 3717.

[57 FR 771, Jan. 9, 1992]