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Same as officially drawn sample. (8) Tea.

Same as officially drawn sample.

(d) The fee for any inspection service performed on any processed product not included in paragraphs (b) and (c) of this section shall be at the rate of $10 per hour for the time (including travel time as provided for in § 52.51) required by the inspector in performing the inspection service.

[35 F.R. 10490, June 27, 1970]

§ 52.43

Fecs to be charged and collected for sampling when performed by a licensed sampler.

Such sampling fees as are specifically prescribed by the Administrator in connection with the licensing of the particular sampler (which fees are to be prescribed in the light of the sampling work to be performed by such sampler and other petinent factors) may be assessed and collected by such licensed sampler directly from the applicant: Provided, That if such licensed sampler is an employee of a State, the appropriate authority of that State may make the collection, or they may be assessed and collected by the office of inspection serving the area where the services are performed.

§ 52.44 Inspection fees when charges for sampling have been collected by a licensed sampler.

For any lot of processed products from which a sample is drawn by a licensed sampler and the applicable sampling fee is collected by the licensed sampler or appropriate authority, as provided in § 52.43, the fees for other inspection services with respect to such lot shall not include charges for sampling.

[33 F.R. 9583, July 2, 1968]

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$52.45 Inspection fees when charges for sampling have not been collected by a licensed sampler.

For any lot of processed products from which a sample is drawn by a Hoensed sampler and the sampling fee is not collected by the licensed sampler or the appropriate authority, as provided in 352A5, the fees and charges for inspection services with respect to such lot shall be the applicable fees and charges prescribed in § 52.42.

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$52.46 Fee for appeal inspection.

The fee to be charged for an appeal inspection shall be at the rates prescribed in this part for other inspection services: Provided, That, if the result of any appeal inspection made for any applicant, other than the United States or any agency or instrumentality thereof, discloses that a material error was made in the inspection on which the appeal is made, no inspection fee shall be assessed. § 52.47 Charges for micro, chemical, and certain other special analyses.

(a) The applicable charges listed in this section shall be made for micro, chemical, and certain other special analyses which may be requested by the applicant, or required by the inspector to determine the quality or condition of the processed product. When any of these analyses are made at the request of the applicant and are not in connection with an inspection to determine the quality or condition of the product, the applicable charge shall be increased by 50 percent.

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§ 52.48 Fees and charges not otherwise provided for; and situations when hourly rate required.

With respect to any inspection service for which no applicable fee or charge is set forth in this part, or when the inspection service performed is such that applicable fees and charges would be inadequate or inequitable, the total fees and charges shall be based upon the time consumed by the inspector in performance of such inspection service at the rate of $10 per hour.

[35 F.R. 10491, June 27, 1970]

§ 52.49 Charges for copies of sheets.

score

If the applicant for inspection service requests one or more copies of a score sheet referable to the processed product covered thereby, he may obtain such copies from the inspector in charge of the office of inspection serving the area where the service was performed at a charge of $5 per copy: Provided, That no charge shall be made for one copy if requested in conjunction with the request for inspection.

[35 F.R. 10491, June 27, 1970]

§ 52.50 Charges for additional copies of inspection certificates.

Charges for additional copies of inspection certificates issued in accordance with § 52.21 may be supplied to any interested party at a charge for such copies at the rate of $5 for each seven (7), or fewer, copies.

Notice of proposed rule making, public procedure thereon, and the postponement of the effective time of this action later than June 29, 1970 (5 U.S.C. 553) are impracticable, unnecessary, and contrary to the public interest in that (1) the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 provides that the fees charged shall be reasonable and, as nearly as possible, cover the cost of the service rendered; (2) the increases in fee rates set forth herein are necessary to more nearly cover such cost including, but not limited to, Federal employee salary adjustments; and (3) additional time is not required by users of the inspection service to comply with this amendment.

[35 F.R. 10491, June 27, 1970]

§ 52.51 Travel and other expenses. Charges may be made to cover the cost of travel and other expenses incurred in connection with the performance of any

inspection service, including appeal inspections: Provided, That, if charges for sampling or inspection are based on an hourly rate, an additional hourly charge may be made for travel time including time spent waiting for transportation as well as time spent traveling, but not to exceed eight hours of travel time for any one person for any one day: And provided further, That, if travel is by common carrier, no hourly charge may be made for travel time outside the employee's official work hours.

§ 52.52

Charges for inspection service on a contract basis.

(a) Irrespective of fees and charges prescribed in foregoing sections, the Administrator may enter into contracts with applicants to perform continuous inspection services or other inspection services pursuant to the regulations in this part and other requirements as prescribed by the Administrator in such contract, and the charges for such inspection service provided in such contracts shall be on such basis as will reimburse the Consumer and Marketing Service of the Department for the full cost of rendering such inspection service including an appropriate overhead charge to cover as nearly as practicable administrative overhead expenses as may be determined by the Administrator.

(b) Irrespective of fees and charges prescribed in the foregoing sections, the Administrator may enter into a written memorandum of understanding or contract, whichever may be appropriate, with any administrative agency charged with the administration of a marketing agreement or a marketing order effective pursuant to the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937, as amended (7 U. S. C. 601 et. seq.) for the making of inspections pursuant to said agreement or order on such basis as will reimburse the Consumer and Marketing Service of the Department for the full cost of rendering such inspection service including an appropriate overhead charge to cover as nearly as practicable administrative overhead expenses as may be determined by the Administrator. Likewise, the Administrator may enter into a written memorandum of understanding or contract, whichever may be appropriate, with an administrative agency charged with the administration of a similar program operated pursuant to the laws of any State.

(c) No Member of, or Delegate to Congress, or Resident Commissioner, shall be admitted to any share or part of any contract provided for in this section or to any benefit that may arise therefrom, but this provision shall not be construed to extend to such contract if made with a corporation for its general benefit, and shall not extend to any benefits that may accrue from the contract to a Member of, or Delegate to Congress, or a Resident Commissioner in his capacity as a farmer.

MISCELLANEOUS

§ 52.53 Approved identification.

(a) Grade marks. The approved grade mark or identification may be used on containers, labels or otherwise indicated for any processed product that (1) has been packed under continuous inspection as provided in this part to assure compliance with the requirements for wholesomeness established for the raw product and of sanitation established for the preparation and processing operations, and (2) has been certified by and inspector as meeting the requirements of such grade, quality or classification. The grade marks approved for use shall be similar in form and design to the examples in Figures 1 through 5 of this section.

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(b) Inspection marks. inspection marks may be used on containers, labels or otherwise indicated for any processed product that (1) has been packed under continuous inspection as provided in this part to assure compliance with the requirements for wholesomeness established for the raw product and of sanitation established for the preparation and processing operations, and (2) has been certified by an inspector as meeting the requirements of such quality or grade classification as may be approved by the Administrator. The inspection marks approved for use shall be similar in form and design to the examples in Figures 6, 7, and 8 of this section.

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A

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Shield with plain background.

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(c) Combined grade and inspection marks. The grade marks set forth in paragraph (a) of this section and the inspection marks set forth in paragraph (b) of this section may be combined into a consolidated grade and inspection mark for use on processed products that have been packed under continuous inspection as provided in this part.

(d) Products not eligible for approved identification. Processed products which have not been packed under continuous inspection as provided for in this part shall not be identified by approved grade or inspection marks (except honey and maple syrup which may bear such grade marks), but such products may be inspected as provided in this part and at the option of the Department may be identified by an authorized representative of the Department by stamping the shipping cases and inspection certificate(s) covering such lot(s) with an officially drawn sample mark similar in form and design to the example in figure 9 of this section: Provided, That the stamp will not be placed on shipping cases where any grade marks are on the cases or packages unless the product meets such grades.

FIGURE 9.

(e) Licensing and identification of certain official devices. The Administrator may issue licenses permitting the manufacture, identification, distribution, and sale of any official device designated as a USDA color standard. defect guide or other similar aid under such terms and conditions as may be specified by the Administrator. Licenses shall be available to all persons meeting conditions prescribed by the Administrator, shall be nonexclusive, and shall be revocable for cause. No person shall manufacture, identify, distribute or sell any such official device except at the direction of or under license from the Administrator. Such official devices may be marked, tagged or otherwise designated with the prefix "UŠDA” together with other identifying words or symbols, as prescribed by the license.

[22 F. R. 3535, May 22, 1957, as amended at 23 F.R. 4999, 5001, July 1, 1958; 35 F.R. 11771, July 23, 1970]

§ 52.54 Fraud or misrepresentation.

Any or all benefits of the act may be denied any person committing wilful misrepresentation or any deceptive or fraudulent practice in connection with:

(a) The making or filing of an application for any inspection service;

(b) The submission of samples for inspection;

(c) The use of any inspection report or any inspection certificate, or appeal inspection certificate issued under the regulations in this part;

(d) The use of the words "Packed under continuous inspection of the U. S. Department of Agriculture," any legend signifying that the product has been

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