Fees

OFFICIAL FEE SCHEDULE

Effective Date: July 1, 2016. Federal Grain Inspection Service (FGIS) must approve all fees for official services and official agencies will assess only those fees appearing on their current approved fee schedule. FGIS user fees included.

Regular Hours: Inspection Lab and Sampling Hours Monday – Friday 7AM-3PM. Contact lab by 10:00AM for same day inspection/sampling service.

Overtime Hours:  Monday – Friday Any hours worked outside Regular Hours, and Friday 3PM – Saturday 11:59PM.

Sunday/Holiday:  Sunday:  12:00AM – 7AM Monday.  Holiday:  12:00AM – 7:00AM the following morning.

Hourly Rates: Hourly rates are charged per man-hour at the appropriate rate and assessed in half-hour increments.

Sampler/Tech

Regular Hourly Rate – 20.00

Overtime Hourly Rate – 30.00

Sunday/Holiday Rate – 40.00

Inspector

Regular Hourly Rate – 40.00

Overtime Hourly Rate – 60.00

Sunday/Holiday Rate – 80.00

 

*If an elevator requests agency personnel to perform On-Line Sampling and/or Inspection Services and the shift lasts in excess of 15 consecutive hours, the Holiday/Sunday rate will apply to all hours in excess of 15 hours.

Cancellation Charges:  If a start time is established and an elevator reschedules/cancels prior to the start time, a 4-hour per person per day reschedule/cancellation charge will be assessed at the appropriate hourly rate.

Holidays:  Holiday rates apply on days when the Minneapolis Grain Exchange is closed for holiday, including:  New Years Eve Day, New Years Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve Day, Christmas Day.

Finance Charge:  1 1/2% per month after 30 days from statement date.

Travel and Stand-by Rates:  Travel assessed for actual travel time at the applicable hourly rate.  Stand-by will be charged at an applicable rate for delays not caused by the Agency and will apply in half-hour increments.

Mileage Fees:  The IRS standard mileage rate will be assessed.  Changes to the mileage rate is effective when the IRS changes their standard mileage rate.  (prorated when possible)

NPGIS reserves the right to determine the number of personnel to properly provide the service requested.  To assure personnel safety, NPGIS can suspend sampling service due to inclement weather conditions as well as sampling on rail cars or darkness.  NPGIS will provide physical supervision of elevator personnel, by official personnel, of sampling, stowage, and sealing railcars.

Minimum Hourly Call-out Rates:  Minimum 2 hour per person at applicable hourly rate will apply

Official Commercial Inspection Services are offered and will be negotiated on a case-by-case basis from our officially approved fee schedule.

Official Services not covered by this fee schedule will be charged at the appropriate hourly rate.

 

Official Inspection Services

Railcars, Trucks, Plus hourly charge – 18.00

Probe only, Railcars, Plus hourly charge – 18.00

Probe only, Truck, Plus hourly charge – 13.00

Container and Local Services (Pelican/Ellis Cup/Bags) Plus hourly charge – 18.00

Sampling Only (D/T, Pelican, Ellis Cup) Plus hourly charge – 13.00

Reinspection, New Sample – same as original

Reinspection, File Basis – 13.00

Single Factor Determination (additional factor) – 8.00

Double Sample Collection (In addition to appropriate Official Inspection Service Fee) – 13.00

 

On-Line Sampling and/or Inspection

*Elevators must provide office space and all equipment to perform official services at the elevator.  Travel time will be billed at appropriate hourly rate.

*Per diem per person –  Room- Actual Cost  Meals $15.00

D/T/Pelican/Ellis Cup/Probe (plus hourly charge) – 18.00

 

Submitted Sample Inspection
Original Grade (two or more factors) or Reinspection – 10.55
Factor Only (original/reinspection) – 5.00
Canola Inspection/Reinspection – 13.00

 

Sealing Railcars
Sealing Railcars upon request (up to 2 seals)* – 4.00
Sealing Railcars upon request (3 or more seals)* – 7.00
Supervise Elevator Personnel applying seals (recording seals on certificate)* – 4.00
Sealing Railcars (Cable Seals)* – 15.00

*NPGIS, Inc. is not responsible for the seals after NPGIS, Inc. leaves the applicants property.  It is the applicants responsibility to confirm that all seals have been applied by NPGIS, Inc. to their satisfaction.

Other Official Inspection Services
Stowage exam, Plus hourly charge – 2.50
Stowage exam with certificate issued (plus appropriate hourly charge) – 5.00
12 Foot Probe (in addition to appropriate Inspection Fees) – 3.00
Wheat/Barley Protein original/reinspection per sample – 5.00
Soybean Protein and/or Oil original/reinspection per sample – 6.75
Corn Protein, Oil, Starch – 6.75
NMR Oil Test – 6.75
Vomitoxin (DON) Test per sample – 30.00
Vomitoxin (DON) (Dilution/Supplemental Analysis) (Plus original test charge) – 30.00
Aflatoxin- 30.00
Other Mycotoxin testing – 35.00
Insect Damaged Kernels (IDK) – 3.00
Duplicate/Corrected Certificates per certificate – 3.00
Training (per instructor, per hour, plus mileage and travel time at Inspector hourly rate) – 64.00    
Composite sample preparation (any time) and/or Sample preparation for additional factors requests after the original (per car) – 2.00
Separating damage types and certifying – 2.00
Checktesting Elevator-owned equipment/Mechanical samplers $35.00/hour plus Mileage
Export Surcharge (Form FGIS 921-2) per lot – 2.50
Transaction fee applies to all payments made by credit card

Delivery Charges:  To Minneapolis           10.00

Unofficial Services Effective

Samples sent to Minneapolis – 10.00
Special Handling (I.e. composite samples forwarded to flour mills, plus actual freight charge) – 10.00
Falling Numbers Test – 10.00
Germination Test – 10.00
GMO Test (per test strip) – 12.00
Grading of grain not listed in USGSA – 10.55
Edible Beans – 13.50
Unofficial Grain Hourly Rate (2 hour minimum call-out) – 30.00
Refractive Index Testing – 5.00
Set of Check Samples (protein, moisture, etc.) (5 samples) – 20.00
Supervisory Weights, per certificate (plus appropriate hourly rate) – 5.00
Fax Results (per transmission) (e-mails have no charge) – 1.00
Dark Roast – 10.00
Spreadsheet Report (per report) – 10.00
NMR Oil Test – 7.50
Starlink test (per subsample) – 12.00
Starlink test (per subsample, with test kit provided by applicant) – 6.00
Transaction fee applies to all payments made by credit card

 

AGRICULTURE MARKETING ACT (AMA) FEE SCHEDULE

Effective Date: October 8, 2017.  Federal Grain Inspection Service (FGIS) must approve all fees for official services and official agencies will assess only those fees appearing on their current approved fee schedule. FGIS user fees included.

Regular Hours: Inspection Lab and Sampling Hours Monday – Friday 7AM-3PM.

Overtime Hours:  Monday – Friday Any hours worked outside Regular Hours, and Friday 3PM – Saturday 11:59PM.

Sunday/Holiday:  Sunday:  12:00AM – 7AM Monday.  Holiday:  12:00AM – 7:00AM the following morning.

Hourly Rates: Hourly rates are charged per man-hour at the appropriate rate and assessed in half-hour increments.

 

Hourly Rates

Regular Hourly Rate – 41.00

Overtime Hourly Rate – 61.50

Sunday/Holiday Rate – 82.00

*If an elevator requests agency personnel to perform On-Line Sampling and/or Inspector Services and the shift lasts in excess of 15 hours, the Holiday/Sunday rate will apply to all hours in excess of 15 hours.

Cancellation Charges:  If a start time is established and an elevator reschedules/cancels prior to the start time, a 4-hour per person per day reschedule/cancellation charge will be assessed at the appropriate hourly rate.

Holidays:  Holiday rates apply on days when the Minneapolis Grain Exchange is closed for holiday, including:  New Years Eve Day, New Years Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve Day, Christmas Day.

Finance Charge:  1 1/2% per month after 30 days from statement date.

Travel and Stand-by Rates:  Travel assessed for actual travel time at the applicable hourly rate.  Stand-by will be charged at an applicable rate for delays not caused by the Agency and will apply in half-hour increments.

Mileage Fees:  The IRS standard mileage rate will be assessed.  Changes to the mileage rate is effective when the IRS changes their standard mileage rate.  (prorated when possible)

NPGIS reserves the right to determine the number of personnel to properly provide the service requested.  To assure personnel safety, NPGIS can suspend sampling service due to inclement weather conditions as well as sampling on rail cars or darkness.  NPGIS will provide physical supervision of elevator personnel, by official personnel, of sampling, stowage, and sealing railcars.

Minimum Hourly Call-out Rates:  Minimum 2 hour per person at applicable hourly rate will apply

 

Services

Hourly rate and mileage fees in addition to per unit as stated.

All hours before and after regular hours will be charged accordingly.

Hourly fees assessed in half hour increments.

Official Lot Sampling and/or Inspection-22.50

Official Lot Sampling and/or Inspection (Thresher/Field Run)-37.50

Extra Factors¹-7.00

Vomitoxin (DON)-35.00

Aflatoxin-35.00

Falling Number-24.00

Duplicate/Corrected Certificates/Results-2.50

Additional Services and/or Statements²-4.50 per Service/Statement

4 or more Additional Services and/or Statements-15.00

Fax Reporting of Results-1.00

Composite Sample Prep-2.00

Special Handling-10.00

Stowage Examination Certificate-15.50

Condition of Container Certificate-15.50

Sanitation Certificate-15.50

Dark Roast-30.00

Phyto Inspection-10.00

12 foot probe-3.00

Shipping-Actual Cost

Services not listed by this fee schedule will be charged a minimum of 1 hour at the applicable hourly rate.

Sealing

Sealing upon request (up to 2 seals):  4.00

Sealing upon request (3 or more seals):  7.00

Supervise Elevator Personnel applying seals:  4.00

Tote Sealing-1.00 per seal

Sealing Railcars (Cable Seals):  15.00

NPGIS, Inc. is not responsible for the seals after the railcar leaves the applicants property.  It is the applicant’s responsibility to confirm that all seals have been applied by NPGIS, Inc. to their satisfaction.

¹Extra factors for which are requested by applicant that are in addition to a normal grade made by an inspector

²Individual service or statement requests for Check Load, Check Weigh, Vendor Count, Etc.