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(1) All fees for services are payable upon receipt of a billing statement. The department may assess a collection fee of 18% annual percentage rate, or assess a minimum fee of $25, whichever is greater, for any payment amount not received on or before the last regular business day of each month. The department may require past due payment of fees prior to providing inspection services. The fees shall be as follows:

(a) Annual clean plant and indexing certification, pursuant to 80-7-108, MCA, is $250.

(b) Services:

(i) heat treatment certificates: $10; and

(ii) other documents of quarantine compliance: $10.

(c) The department charges for mileage, lodging, per diem, and an hourly rate for certain services to recover costs for expenses that exceed the fees established in (1)(a), (b), and (c). These charges are as follows:

(i) actual cost of trapping, survey, and treatment materials when requested by public or private persons when related to export certification or nursery stock certification; and

(ii) hourly charge - $44 per hour with a one-hour minimum.

(d) Charges for lodging, meals, and mileage will be computed in accordance with rates established in 2-18-501, MCA.


History: 80-7-108, MCA; IMP, 80-7-108, 80-7-110, MCA; NEW, Eff. 10/5/75; AMD, 1994 MAR p. 24, Eff. 1/14/94; AMD, 2003 MAR p. 7, Eff. 1/17/03; AMD, 2012 MAR p. 496, Eff. 3/9/12; AMD, 2015 MAR p. 300, Eff. 3/27/15; AMD, 2017 MAR p. 1949, Eff. 10/28/17.

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