Part 12 - Plant Protection Fees

Interpretation

1. (1) The definitions in this subsection apply in this Part.

"Act" means the Plant Protection Act. (Loi)

"equipment" includes machinery. (équipement)

"lot" means

(a) in the case of used vehicles and cargo containers, three units or less that are owned by one person;

(b) in the case of agricultural and construction equipment, one unit that is owned by one person; and

(c) in any other case, a number of units of a single thing that is or will be transported by a conveyance or a person and that is owned by one person. (lot)

"Regulations" means the Plant Protection Regulations. (Règlement)

(2) Unless otherwise provided in this Part, other words and expressions have the same meaning as in the Act and the Regulations.

Payment

2. (1) Subject to section 3, the fees set out in items 1, 3 to 13 of table 1 and table 2 and 3 of this Part shall be paid on receipt of an invoice from the Agency.

(2) The fees set out in item 2 of table 1 shall be paid at the time the application for issuance or amendment of a permit is submitted.

3. An inspector may require that a fee set out in any of items 1, 3 to 13 of table 1 or in table 2 and 3 be paid before the service is provided, if the person who requests that service

(a) has previously failed to pay a fee set out in this Notice or in the Plant Protection Cost Recovery Fees Order; or

(b) does not have a fixed place of residence in Canada.

Table 1

Item Column 1
Service, Right, Product, Privilege or Use
Column 2
Fee
certificate of designation

1.

repealed (amended : Canada Gazette Part I, May 22, 2010)  
import permits

2.

(1) For a review of an application, submitted under section 30 of the Regulations, for a permit to import a thing from a country or a part of a country, if no import permit has ever been delivered in respect of such thing originating from that country or part of country  
  (a) if the thing does not require a pest risk assessment and is to be imported for research purposes $15
  (b) if the thing does not require a pest risk assessment and is to be imported for purposes other than research $35
  (c) if the thing requires a pest risk assessment $250
  (2) If a pest risk assessment has already been conducted and an import permit has already been delivered in respect of a thing originating from a country or a part of a country, for a review of any other application for a permit to import such thing from that country or part of country  
  (a) if the application is received less than two years after the date on which the import permit was delivered $250
  (b) if the application is received at least two years after the date on which the import permit was delivered  
  (i) if the thing is to be imported for research purposes $15
  (ii) if the thing is to be imported for purposes other than research $35
  (3) If an import permit has already been delivered but no pest risk assessment has ever been conducted in respect of a thing originating from a country or a part of a country, for a review of any other application for a permit to import such thing from that country or part of country  
  (a) if the thing still does not require a pest risk assessment and is to be imported for research purposes $15
  (b) if the thing still does not require a pest risk assessment and is to be imported for purposes other than research $35
  (c) if the thing requires a pest risk assessment $250
  (4) For the amendment of a permit, except if the application for the amendment requires an additional review, in which case the fee payable is the applicable fee set out in subitem (1), (2) or (3), as the case may be (amended : Canada Gazette Part I, May 22, 2010) $10
3. For an inspection of a facility to ensure that its owner or operator complies or is able to comply with the conditions of the permit issued or to be issued in respect of that facility $80
inspections of things presented for import

4.

(1) Subject to subitems (2) to (4) and for the purposes of Part II of the Regulations, for services provided in respect of a thing that is presented for import under section 7 of the Act  
  (a) for aquatic plants and biological consignments, for seeds of fruit trees, trees, shrubs and field crops, and for grain and grain products $13 per lot
  (b) for things that have been pre-inspected by an inspector in a foreign country $13 per lot
  (c) for cut flowers, peat, soil, used containers other than used blueberry containers, nuts, sod, rocks, herbs, spices, hay and straw, for greenhouse plant material, including flowering plants and vegetable and herbaceous transplants, and for cargo containers if the inspection is carried out to detect the presence of pests other than the Asian Gypsy Moth $18 per lot
  (d) for root crops, for potatoes grown in the continental United States, and for fresh fruits and vegetables if the lot consists of not more than 250 boxes or bags $28 per lot
  (e) for outdoor household articles, including flower pots, garden tools and equipment $33 per lot
  (f) for bulbs, nursery stock, grape stock and fruit trees, for ornamental and small fruit plants grown in the continental United States, and for forest products, including cut Christmas trees, foliage, logs, firewood, lumber and bark products such as mulch $38 per lot
  (g) for agriculture and construction equipment, conveyances, tires and bags $43 per lot
  (h) for cargo containers if the inspection is carried out to detect the presence of the Asian Gypsy Moth, and for fresh fruits and vegetables if the lot consists of more than 250 boxes or bags $48 per lot
  (i) for used blueberry containers $63 per lot
  (j) for bulbs, nursery stock, grape stock and fruit trees, for ornamental and small fruit plants grown outside the continental United States, and for potatoes grown outside the continental United States $88 per lot
  (k) for ships' dunnage $53 per lot
  (2) Subject to subitem (4), if a thing referred to in subitem (1) is presented for import at a facility designated under section 19 of the Act, as required by subsection 40(3) of the Regulations, for services provided in respect of that thing $13 per lot
  (3) Subject to subitem (4), if the customs transaction value of a lot of a thing referred to in subitem (1) is less than $1,600, the fee payable for services provided in respect of that lot is $13, unless that lot enters into Canada by mail or courier and has a customs transaction value of not more than $100, in which case no fee is payable.  
  (4) The maximum amount that is payable under subitem (1), (2) or (3) by a person in respect of a thing, on any given day is the applicable fee set out in that subitem in respect of that thing multiplied by five.  
inspections of things to be moved within Canada

5.

(1) Subject to subitems (2) and (3), for an inspection of a thing carried out for the purposes of Part III of the Regulations, in respect of each lot of that thing  
  (a) for seeds of fruit trees, trees, shrubs and field crops, and for grain and grain products $15
  (b) for greenhouse plant material, including flowering plants and vegetable and herbaceous transplants, for hay, straw, sod, soil, peat and rocks, and for outdoor household articles, including flower pots, garden tools and equipment $30
  (c) for agriculture and construction equipment, conveyances, tires and bags $40
  (d) for cargo containers, and for fresh fruits and vegetables if the lot consists of not more than 250 boxes or bags $45
  (e) for bulbs, onion sets, ornamental plants, small fruit plants, fruit trees, grape stock, blueberries and used blueberry containers, and for forest products, including cut Christmas trees, foliage, logs, firewood, lumber and bark products such as mulch $50
  (f) for fresh fruits and vegetables if the lot consists of more than 250 boxes or bags $60
  (2) If the customs transaction value of a lot of a thing referred to in subitem (1) would be less than $1,600, for the inspection of that lot $5
  (3) The maximum amount that is payable under subitem (1) by a person in respect of a thing, on any given day, is the applicable fee set out in that subitem in respect of that thing multiplied by five.  
movement certificate

6.

For a Movement Certificate issued in respect of a lot  
  (a) if the customs transaction value of that lot would not be more than $1,600 $7
  (b) if that value would be more than $1,600 $17
annual inspection programs

7.

(1) Subject to subitem (2), for the annual inspection of the following facilities:  
  (a) any greenhouse or nursery $130 per year
  (b) any hardwood lumber mill $90 per year
  (c) a softwood lumber mill taking part in the Heat Treatment Control Program $400 per year
  (d) a softwood lumber mill taking part in the Kiln Dried Control Program or the Debarking and Grub Hole Control Program $300 per year
  (2) If the fee set out in paragraph (1)(c) has been paid by a softwood lumber mill in respect of the Heat Treatment Control Program, the fee set out in paragraph (1)(d) is not payable by that mill.  
inspections of facilities and conveyances

8.

For an inspection, other than an inspection referred to in item 3, of the following facilities and conveyances: (amended : Canada Gazette Part I, May 22, 2010)  
  (a) a seed packing facility or a vessel that is loading or is to load in Canada grain or grain products that will be unloaded at another Canadian port $45
  (b) a grain loading facility or a flour mill that has not more than 30 break roller machines $100
  (c) a flour mill that has more than 30 break roller machines $180
  (d) any type of grain elevator $260
  (e) a Christmas tree shipping yard $100
  (f) a vessel, if the inspection is carried out to detect the presence of the Asian Gypsy Moth $500
  (g) a facility designated under section 19 of the Act, other than a facility referred to in any of paragraphs (a) to (e) $60
field inspections

9.

For a field inspection carried out for the purposes of section 55 of the Regulations  
  (a) in respect of sod farms, seed corn farms and nurseries, other than inspections referred to in paragraph 7(1)(a) (amended : Canada Gazette Part I, May 22, 2010)  
  (i) for the first two hectares $30
  (ii) for each additional hectare $10
  (b) in respect of rose and small fruit farms and plantations, including vineyards and apple orchards, in respect of plantations and nurseries if the inspection is carried out for the purposes of post entry quarantine, and in respect of fruit tree and grapestock nurseries if the inspection is carried out to verify phytosanitary testing and production requirements (amended : Canada Gazette Part I, February 24, 2001, Vol 135, no. 8, p. 612)  
  (i) for the first two hectares (amended : Canada Gazette Part I, February 24, 2001, Vol 135, no. 8, p. 612) $50
  (ii) for each additional hectare (amended : Canada Gazette Part I, February 24, 2001, Vol 135, no. 8, p. 612) $22
  (c) in respect of flower bulb production areas  
  (i) for the first two hectares $270
  (ii) for each additional hectare $90
  (d) in respect of orchards and nurseries, if the inspection is carried out to detect the presence of the Apple Ermine Moth  
  (i) for the first hectare $200
  (ii) for each additional hectare $160
  (e) for every one hundred hectares of a peat bog $100
  (f) for every thirty hectares of field peas, alfalfa, lentils, clover, beans, grain and other field crops $50
  (g) in respect of any greenhouse referred to in paragraph 7(1)(a) producing floral material  
  (i) for the first one-half hectare $50
  (ii) for each additional one half hectare $22
  (h) in respect of any nursery referred to in paragraph 7(1)(a) producing nursery stock or ornemental material or in respect of Christmas tree plantations(amended : Canada Gazette Part I, February 24, 2001, Vol 135, no. 8, p. 612) $175, for each period of four hours or less, but not exceeding $300 per day
inspections of things presented for export

10.

(1) Subject to subitems (3) to (5) and for the purposes of section 55 of the Regulations, for an inspection of a thing presented for export under section 7 of the Act  
  (a) for seeds of fruit trees, trees, shrubs and field crops, and for grain and grain products $15 per lot
  (b) for greenhouse plant material, including flowering plants and vegetable and herbaceous transplants, and for agricultural and construction equipment, conveyances, tires, bags, sod, soil, peat, rocks, tobacco, hops, kiln dried lumber and apples from orchards that have undergone the inspections referred to in paragraph 9(b) or (d) (amended : Canada Gazette Part I, May 22, 2010) $30 per lot
  (c) for bulbs, onion sets, herbs, spices, hay, straw, ornamental plants, fruit trees, grape stock and small fruit plants, for fresh fruits and vegetables if the lot consists of not more than 250 boxes or bags, and for forest products, including cut Christmas trees, foliage, logs, firewood, bark products such as mulch, and lumber from facilities other than those referred to in subitem 7(1) $50 per lot
  (d) for fresh fruits and vegetables if the lot consists of more than 250 boxes or bags $80 per lot
  (2) Subject to subsection (4) and for the purposes of section 55 of the Regulations, for an inspection of seed potatoes tubers or potato tubers for consumption or processing presented for export under section 7 of the Act $1.20 per metric ton
  (3) If a thing referred to in subitem (1) is or will be transported in bulk by a vessel for the purposes of export, for an inspection of a lot of that thing $250 per day or part of a day
  (4) If the customs transaction value of a lot of a thing referred to in subitem (1) or of a shipment of a thing referred to in subitem (2) is less than $1,600, for the inspection of that lot or shipment $5
  (5) The maximum amount that is payable under subitem (1) by a person in respect of a thing, on any given day, is the applicable fee set out in that subitem in respect of that thing multiplied by five  
phytosanitary certificates

11.

(1) For a Canadian Phytosanitary Certificate, a Canadian Phytosanitary Certificate for Re-export or any other document issued in respect of a shipment  
  (a) if the customs transaction value of that shipment is not more than $1,600 $7
  (b) if that value is more than $1,600 $17
  (2) For the re-issuance of a certificate, for an additional certificate or for each copy of a certificate $7
collection of samples

12.

For any collection of samples carried out under the Act or the Regulations, for purposes other than import $5 per sample
inspections

13.

For an inspection of a facility, conveyance or thing to meet the requirements of the Act and the Regulations, the fee payable by the owner or the person having the possession, care or control of the facility, conveyance or thing is the applicable fee set out in this table or $86 per hour or part of an hour, whichever is the greater amount (amended : Canada Gazette Part I, May 22, 2010)  

Inspections of Vessels

4. For the purposes of sections 58 to 60 of the Regulations, the fee payable by an owner or a person having the possession, care or control of a vessel, for an inspection set out in column 1 of an item of table 2 to this Part, is the applicable fee set out in column 2 of that item.

Table 2

Fees for Inspection of Vessels

Item Column 1
Inspection
Column 2
Fee
1. For each inspection at anchorage $400
2. For each inspection at dockside $220
3. For each inspection of deck head beams, if spaces were not accessible for inspection during the previous visit $175
4. For each reinspection of a vessel carried out to ensure that a measure required by subsection 58(3), section 59 or subsection 60(2) or (3) of the Regulations has been taken the applicable fee set out in item 1 or 2, as the case may be, plus $100

5. If a test or laboratory service set out in column 1 of an item of table 3 to this Part is provided by a centre of expertise of the Agency, the fee payable for that test or laboratory service is, for each unit set out in column 2 of that item, the fee set out in column 3 of that item.

Table 3

Fees for Tests and Laboratory Services

Item Column 1
Test or Service
Column 2
Unit
Column 3
Fee
1. ELISA Test (testing for the first virus) sample of leaves $6.25
2. ELISA Test (testing for the first virus) sample of dormant material $9.50
3. ELISA Test (testing for each additional virus) sample of leaves or dormant material, as the case may be $1.75
4. RT-PCR Test (testing for each virus) sample $19.25
5. Bioassay Test on grapevines sample of leaves per indicator plant $14.50
6. Bioassay Test on grapevines sample of cuttings per indicator plant $122
7. Bioassay Test on fruit trees, other than fruit trees referred to in items 8 and 9 sample of leaves per indicator plant $17
8. Bioassay Test on fruit trees grown in a greenhouse sample of cuttings per indicator plant $20
9. Bioassay Test on fruit trees grown in the field sample of cuttings per indicator plant $40
10. Multiple tests on grapevine material, including the handling and maintenance of samples sample of material $1,130
11. Multiple tests on fruit tree material, including the handling and maintenance of samples sample of material $475
12. Recording of test results test $36.50
13. Maintenance of grapevine material four plants $91
14. Maintenance of fruit tree material four plants $63.75
15. Repository service two plants $70.75 per year
16. Distribution of repository samples (grapevines) cutting $2.50
17. Distribution of repository samples (fruit trees) bud $1
18. Heat therapy treatment on grapevine material plant $225
19. Multiple tests and Heat therapy treatment on grapevine material plant $1,500
20. Heat therapy treatment on fruit tree material plant $118
21. Multiple tests and Heat therapy treatment on fruit tree material plant $912
22. Entomology service specimen $28.75
23. Mycology seed wash sample $36.50
24. Mycology Agar/blotter test sample $109
25. Mycology pest detection and identification sample $36.50
26. Nematode pest detection and identification sample of soil, peat or other growing media $94.75
27. Nematode pest detection and identification plant that is rooted in soil, peat or growing media $156.50
28. Nematode pest detection and identification sample of seeds $40
29. Nematode pest detection and identification sample of woody material $65.50
30. Nematode pest detection and identification plant $76.50
31. Nematode pest identification specimen, including cysts $14.50
32. Bacteriology diagnosis sample $129.25
33. Bacteriological ELISA test sample $45
34. Bacteriological identification sample $63.75
35. Post entry quarantine sample lot of seed potatoes $655.50
36. Multiple tests and Heat therapy treatment on potatoes sample $1,140

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