15.22.03.11

.11 Application and Renewal Fees.

A. Producer-Applicant Fees.

(1) Application Fee. An applicant for farm unit eligibility shall pay an initial application fee of $150 to the Department.

(2) Inspection Fee.

(a) Amount. An applicant for a certification permit shall pay:

(i) An inspection fee at an established on-site hourly rate for the Department inspector;

(ii) Established mileage rates for the Department inspector and the volunteer inspector; and

(iii) Costs of required tests performed by the Department.

(b) Required Deposit. The applicant shall pay the Department a $300 deposit which shall be applied toward the inspection and testing costs. If the applicant is rejected by the Department or chooses to withdraw the application, the deposit shall be refunded by the Department, except for the costs already incurred by the Department plus $10. If the total costs of certification are less than the deposit, the Department shall refund the excess deposit to the applicant. If the total costs of certification are greater than the deposit, the applicant shall pay any extra costs to the Department.

(3) Renewal Fee. After entry into the certification program, a producer shall pay the Department a 1-year renewal fee of $100.

B. Processor's Fee. A processor shall pay the Department a 1-year permit fee of $100, whether initially applying for a permit or renewing it.

C. Distributor and Retailer's Fees. A distributor or retailer shall pay the Department a 1-year permit fee of $75, whether initially applying for a permit or renewing it.