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Inspection and Analytical Services Fees

Notice of change in fees and charges for the U.S. Department of Commerce Seafood Inspection Program—effective June 1, 2021.

Effective June 1, 2021, per hour fees and charges for fishery products inspection services will be as follows, which represent an increase of 10% from prior levels and will apply until notified otherwise. 

This program is not subsidized by congressionally appropriated funding and relies entirely on fee-for-service income to fund its operating costs. Fees will be charged to contract and non-contract customers requesting services as listed below. The cost of other applicable services rendered will be recovered through fee collection using the base rate of $143 per hour.

Fees and Charges

Contract Rates

Regular time: Services provided during any 8-hour shift.

Overtime: Services provided outside the inspector's normal work schedule.

In addition to any hourly service charge, a night differential fee equal to 10 percent of the employee's hourly salary will be charged for each hour of service provided after 6:00 p.m. and before 6:00 a.m. A guarantee of payment is required for all contracts equal to three months of service or $10,000, whichever is greater.

Non-contract Rates

Regular time: Services provided within the inspector's normal work schedule, Monday through Friday.

Overtime: Services provided outside the inspector's normal work schedule.
 

Contract Rates

 
Non-HACCP Contracts   
Regular Time $143.00
Overtime $215.00
Sundays & Holidays $286.00
HACCP/QMP Contracts   
Regular $308.00
Overtime $462.00
Sundays & Holidays $616.00

All Non-Contracted Work Rates

 
Regular Time $215.00
Overtime $323.00
Sundays & Holidays $430.00

Certificates

All certificate requests, whether or not a product inspection was conducted, will be billed at a set flat rate of $99 per request.

Additional information about, and applications for, Program services and fees may be obtained from NMFS.