GENERAL GOVERNMENT

Department of Agriculture

Office of Agricultural Marketing

(As Amended at ARRS, February 12, 2018)

 

††††† 302 KAR 50:060. Fees and forms.

 

††††† RELATES TO: KRS 260.850-260.869, 7 U.S.C. 5940

††††† STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 260.862

††††† NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 260.862(1)(a) authorizes the department to promulgate administrative regulations [to prescribe rules] for any industrial hemp research pilot program in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. KRS 260.862(1)(g) authorizes the department [authority] to establish a schedule of nonrefundable fees. This administrative regulation establishes a schedule of fees for the departmentís industrial hemp research pilot program.

 

††††† Section 1. Schedule of Fees for Growers. (1) The definitions for this section[subsection] shall be the same definitions established[that appear] in 302 KAR 50:020, Section 1.

††††† (2) The fees established in this section[set forth in this subsection] shall be nonrefundable.

††††† (3) The Grower License Application fee shall be $100 for each application.

††††† (4) The annual grower participation fee shall be $400 for each growing address.

††††† (5) The secondary pre-harvest sample fee shall be $250 for each sample.

††††† (6) The post-harvest retest fee shall be $250 for each sample.

††††† (7) The site modification surcharge fee shall be $750 for each GPS coordinate location change for each growing site after the grower licensing agreement has been executed.

 

††††† Section 2. Schedule of Fees for Processors or[/] Handlers. (1) The definitions for this section[subsection] shall be the same definitions established[that appear] in 302 KAR 50:030, Section 1[(Policies and Procedures for Processors and Handlers)].

††††† (2) The fees established in this section[subsection] shall be nonrefundable.

††††† (3) The Processor/Handler License Application fee shall be $100 per application.

††††† (4) The annual participation fee for processing the grain component of hemp shall be $500.

††††† (5) The annual participation fee for processing the fiber component of hemp shall be $500.

††††† (6) The annual participation fee for processing the floral material component of hemp (such as CBD) shall be $3,000.

††††† (7) The annual participation fee for a handler (such as a seed cleaner or laboratory) shall be $500.

††††† (8) A processor for more than one (1) component (grain, fiber, or floral material) shall pay the annual participation fee for each component. (For example, a person who processes hemp for fiber, grain, and CBD shall pay a participation fee of $4,000.)

††††† (9) The site modification surcharge fee shall be $750 for each GPS coordinate location change for each processing site after the processor or[/] handler licensing agreement has been executed.

 

RYAN F. QUARLES, Commissioner

††††† APPROVED BY AGENCY: December 15, 2017

††††† FILED WITH LRC: December 15, 2017 at noon

††††† CONTACT PERSON: Clint Quarles, Staff Attorney, Kentucky Department of Agriculture, 107 Corporate Drive, Frankfort Kentucky 40601, phone (502) 330-6360, fax (502) 564-2133, email clint.quarles@ky.gov.