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USDA/APHIS RIN: 0579-AB88 Publication ID: Fall 2006 
Title: User Fees for Agricultural Quarantine and Inspection Services 
Abstract: This rule will amend the user fee regulations by adjusting the fees charged for certain agricultural quarantine and inspection (AQI) services that are provided in connection with certain commercial vessels, commercial trucks, commercial railroad cars, commercial aircraft, and international airline passengers arriving at ports in the customs territory of the United States. Due to the events of September 11, 2001, and the resulting increased security concerns, a greater volume and variety of cargo entering the United States is being inspected. The fee adjustments are needed to recover the costs of this increased inspection activity and to account for routine inflationary increases in the cost of doing business. The adjusted AQI user fees will cover fiscal years 2005 through 2010. 
Agency: Department of Agriculture(USDA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Actions 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 7 CFR 354   
Legal Authority: 7 USC 7701 to 7772    7 USC 7781 to 7786    7 USC 8301 to 8317    21 USC 136 and 136a    49 USC 80503   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Interim Final Rule  12/09/2004  69 FR 71660   
Interim Final Rule Effective  01/01/2005    
Interim Final Rule Comment Period End  02/07/2005    
Affirmation of Interim Final Rule  08/24/2006  71 FR 49984   
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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: Federal 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
Agency Contact:
William E Thomas
Senior Agriculturist, Office of the Deputy Administrator, PPQ
Department of Agriculture
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
Unit 140, 4700 River Road, Unit 130,
Riverdale, MD 20737
Phone:301 851-2306

Donna Ford
Branch Chief, Financial Services Branch, FMD, MRPBS
Department of Agriculture
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
Unit 140, 4700 River Road, Unit 54,
Riverdale, MD 20737-1232
Phone:301 734-5901