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The Seed (Fees) (Scotland) Regulations 2014

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Regulation 4(2)(a)

SCHEDULE 1FEES FOR MATTERS RELATING TO THE SEED MARKETING REGULATIONS

Matter

Fee

£

A.  Initial fees
(i)Initial fee per hectare or part thereof, except where sub-paragraph (ii) applies, for crops intended to produce:—
(a)Pre-Basic Seed or Basic Seed29.60
(b)Certified Seed, Certified Seed of the First Generation, Certified Seed of the Second Generation or Certified Seed of the Third Generation4.25
(ii)Reduced initial fee per hectare or part thereof for applications referred to in sub-paragraph (i)(a) or (b) which are withdrawn before arrangements have been made for the purposes of an official examination2.75
(iii)Late application fee per crop payable in addition to initial fee under sub-paragraph (i)(a) or (b) where application is not made by the date for enabling arrangements to be made for an official examination of a crop grown to produce seed of a species to which any instrument comprising the Seed Marketing Regulations apply29.00
B.  Crop inspection fees
(i)Fee for the official examination of crops other than a hybrid of swede rape intended to produce Pre-Basic Seed, Basic Seed, Certified Seed, Certified Seed of the First Generation, Certified Seed of the Second Generation or Certified Seed of the Third Generation, per hectare or part thereof examined18.50
(ii)Fee for the official field inspection of a hybrid of swede rape, per hectare or part thereof examined55.50
(iii)Fee for the further official examination of crops intended to produce Pre-Basic Seed, Basic Seed, Certified Seed, Certified Seed of the First Generation, Certified Seed of the Second Generation or Certified Seed of the Third Generation, per hectare or part thereof examined, except:—18.50
(a)further official examination of crops for wild oats, per hectare or part thereof examined8.50
(b)further official examination of crops in respect of isolation distance, per hectare or part thereof examined3.35
(c)further official examination of crops which have been lodged, per hectare or part thereof examined7.50
(iv)Fee for the authentication of seed lot sown (where this has not been carried out at crop inspection), per crop7.50
(v)Fee for the official examination of crops where there has been an official post control the results of which have been unsatisfactory, per hectare or part thereof examined18.50
(vi)Fee payable in addition to fee under sub-paragraph (i) to (v) above where arrangements have been made for an official examination to be carried out by a licenced crop inspector and the applicant subsequently requests that the examination be carried out instead by the Scottish Ministers29.00
C.  Seed lot fees
Fee for issuing an official certificate or a breeder’s confirmation (other than in the circumstances described under paragraph D below) in respect of a seed lot certifying the seed to be:—
(i)of a multiplication category85.00
(ii)of a final generation category33.00
D.  Seed lot re-entry fee
Fee for issuing an official certificate or a breeder’s confirmation in respect of a seed lot where, following an application for certification of the seed to be within one particular category, that application has been withdrawn and a new application has been submitted for certification of the seed within another category, as follows:—
(i)Pre-Basic Seed, Basic Seed, Certified Seed or Certified Seed of the First Generation35.00
(ii)Certified Seed of the Second Generation or Certified Seed of the Third Generation17.45
E.  Sampling fees
Fee per seed lot for the sampling or re-sampling of a seed lot for the purposes of an official examination, and for sampling or re-sampling imported seed intended for further multiplication50.12
F.  Official label fees
Fee per seed lot for the issue and printing of a:—
(i)tear resistant label for breeder’s confirmation seed, Pre-Basic seed or seed for export40.50
(ii)self adhesive label for breeder’s confirmation seed, Pre-Basic seed or seed for export28.00
G.  OECD Certificate
Fee per certificate for issuing an Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Certificate25.00
H. Higher Voluntary Standard (HVS)
Fee per seed lot for verification that a seed lot meets the applicable Higher Voluntary Standards (HVS)7.00

Regulation 5(2)

SCHEDULE 2FEES FOR MATTERS RELATING TO THE 2006 REGULATIONS

MatterWhen payable

Fee

£

A.  Representations by, and hearings of, a seed merchant, processor or packer, licensed crop inspector, licensed seed sampler or personnel pertaining to a licensed seed testing station
(i)Fee for making written representations to the Scottish MinistersOn making representations33.95
(ii)Fee for being heard by a person appointed by the Scottish MinistersOn applying to be heard67.95
B.  Licensed seed testing stations
(i)Annual fee payable during the currency of the licence (or a proportion thereof in respect of a part of a year)Within one month of demand by or on behalf of the Scottish Ministers, annually in advance1650.00
(ii)Fee payable by a licensed seed testing station in respect of an official examination of seedWithin one month of demand by or on behalf of the Scottish Ministers, annually in arrears7.50
C.  Cereal crop inspection courses and examination
Fee for:—Within one month of demand by or on behalf of the Scottish Ministers
(i)Cereal crop inspection course607.00
(ii)Initial examination and compulsory re-test
(a)all 3 species groups95.00
(b)2 species70.00
(c)1 species only35.00
D.  Seed sampling courses and examination
Fee for:—Within one month of demand by or on behalf of the Scottish Ministers
(i)Tuition and examination for seed samplers licence (administrative and sampling elements)407.60
(ii)Tuition and examination for seed samplers licence (administrative element only)122.28
(iii)Re-examination fee for seed samplers licence with sampling function enabled35.67
(iv)Re-examination fee for seed samplers licence with sampling function not enabled10.20
E.  Seed analyst courses and examination
Fee for:—Within one month of demand by or on behalf of the Scottish Ministers
(i)Laboratory management course registration1030.00
(ii)Laboratory management course attendance and examination (per day or part thereof)412.00
(iii)Analyst course registration1705.00
(iv)Analyst course registration - additional and retake divisions (per division)166.00
(v)Analyst course attendance (per day or part thereof. Number of days depends on division)412.00
(vi)Analyst course examination (per day or part thereof)412.00
(vii)Tetrazolium testing course attendance (per day or part thereof)426.00
(viii)Tetrazolium testing course examination (per day or part thereof)426.00

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