§179. Regulations; fees

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Published: 2015

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Title

06

:
Agriculture






Chapter

021

:
GRADES AND STANDARDS FOR FARM PRODUCTS











 

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179. Regulations; fees

(a) The

secretary may adopt rules and regulations for carrying out the purposes of this

chapter.

(b) The

secretary may charge fees for inspection of farm and agricultural commodities

or storage facilities and for the establishment of reasonable tolerances

incident to proper grading of agricultural products. Any inspection fees

charged pursuant to this section shall be sufficient to recover the agency's

costs of inspection, including payment for the inspector's time, and shall be

retained by the agency to reimburse these expenses. In addition, the secretary

may accept fees collected by or for producer organizations for promotional

activities. Such fees shall be retained by the secretary and segregated into

separate producer accounts for use to promote agricultural products. (Amended

1975, No. 217 (Adj. Sess.), § 3; 1989, No. 257 (Adj. Sess.), § 2; amended 2003,

No. 42, § 2, eff. May 27, 2003.)
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