Nebraska Revised Statute 2-1091.02

Chapter 2 Section 1091.02

2-1091.02.

Fees; department; powers.

(1) License fees for the Plant Protection and Plant Pest Act due on January 1, 2014, shall be the amount in column A of subsection (3) of this section.

(2) The license fees due January 1, 2015, and each January 1 thereafter shall be set by the director on or before July 1 of each year. The director may raise or lower such fees each year to meet the criteria in this subsection, but the fee shall not be greater than the amount in column B of subsection (3) of this section. The same percentage shall be applied to each category for all fee increases or decreases. The director shall use the fees in column A of subsection (3) of this section as a base for future fee increases or decreases. The director shall determine the fees based on estimated annual revenue and fiscal year-end cash fund balances as follows:

(a) The estimated annual revenue shall not be greater than one hundred seven percent of program cash fund appropriations allocated for the Plant Protection and Plant Pest Act; and

(b) The estimated fiscal year-end cash fund balance shall not be greater than seventeen percent of program cash fund appropriations allocated for the act.

(3) License Fees.

License Fees A B
Nursery stock
distributor license
as set forth in
section 2-1091.01
for the first acre $115 $140
Fee for additional acres $5.00 per acre $6.00 per acre
Distributing without 25% of the fee
obtaining a nursery per month up to
stock distributor 100% of the
license fee license fee

(4) Other fees for the Plant Protection and Plant Pest Act under subsection (5) of this section in effect on January 1, 2014, shall be the amount in column A of such subsection. The department may increase or decrease such fees by rules or regulations adopted and promulgated by the department. Such increases shall not result in fees greater than the amount in column B of subsection (5) of this section.

(5) Other Fees.

Other Fees A B
Certification fee for
nursery stock growing
acres as set forth in Included in
section 2-1095 license fee
Late applications for
certification of nursery $24 per hour $27 per hour
stock growing acres $0.42 per mile $0.50 per mile
Reinspections or
requested inspections $24 per hour $27 per hour
for nursery stock $0.42 per mile $0.50 per mile
Phytosanitary or $30 per certificate $40 per
export certificates and $7 for taking certificate and
set forth in an application $10 for taking
section 2-1091 by telephone an application
by telephone
Phytosanitary or
export certificate
inspections and $24 per hour $27 per hour
reinspections $0.42 per mile $0.50 per mile
European corn borer
quarantine certification
license set forth in $50 per license, $65 per license,
section 2-1091 annually annually
European corn borer $6.25 for $10.00 for
certificate packet of 25 packet of 25
Quarantine compliance
agreements as set $50 per agreement $65 per agreement
forth in section 2-1091 annually annually
Quarantine compliance
agreement inspections $24 per hour $27 per hour
and reinspections $0.42 per mile $0.50 per mile

(6) Any fee remaining unpaid for more than one month shall be considered delinquent and the person owing the fee shall pay an additional administrative fee of twenty-five percent of the delinquent amount for each month it remains unpaid, not to exceed one hundred percent of the original amount due. The department may waive the additional administrative fee based upon the existence and extent of any mitigating circumstances that have resulted in the late payment of such fee. The purpose of the additional administrative fee is to cover the administrative costs associated with collecting fees, and all money collected as an additional administrative fee shall be remitted to the State Treasurer for credit to the Plant Protection and Plant Pest Cash Fund.