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be as indicated in the example in Figure 4.

U. S. D. A. INSPECTED AND PASSED

play and sale to household consumers, only when such products qualify for the particular grade indicated, in accordance with the consumer grades.

(d) Identification of U.S. Grade Afor further processing. The grade mark indicated in Figure 3A, below, is restricted to turkeys meeting the requirements of $ 70.364. The grade mark may be applied only to master shipping containers and not to individual birds. The block containing the words "For Further Processing” in Figure 3A shall be located as indicated and shall be at least as wide and at least 14 as high as the height of the grade mark. The words “For Further Processing” shall be in the same boldness of type as the wording in the grade mark.

Plant No.

VOLUNTARY POULTRY

INSPECTION
SERVICE

FIGURE 4.

(b) For plants furnished inspection under this part, the inspection mark approved for use on human food products that consist in part of edible parts of poultry from federally inspected poultry and are exempt from classification as poultry products, as set forth in § 81.208 of this chapter (Regulations Governing the Inspection of Poultry and Poultry Products) promulgated pursuant to the Poultry Products Inspection Act, shall be contained within a circle and include the following wording: "Inspected for Wholesomeness by U.S. Department of Agriculture." The form and arrangement of such wording shall be as indicated in the example in Figure 5. The plant number of the official plant shall be set forth if it does not appear on the packaging material.

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FIGURE 3A (29 FR 7860, June 20, 1964, as amended at 38 FR 22130, Aug. 16, 1973; 40 FR 20060, May 8, 1975) $ 70.92 Marking inspected products.

(a) For plants furnished inspection under this part, except as otherwise provided in paragraph (b) of this section the inspection mark approved for use on inspected and certified edible products shall be contained within the outline of a hexagon and contain the following wording: "USDA Inspected and passed

Plant No. Voluntary Poultry Inspection Service." The form and arrangement of such wording shall

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

P-42

FIGURE 5. [29 F.R. 7860, June 20, 1964)

8 70.93 Marking dressed poultry.

(a) The Administrator is authorized to prescribe and approve the manner in which dressed poultry which

was processed in accordance with minimum standards for sanitation, facilities, and operating procedures in official plants may be marked for identification purposes.

(b) With respect to dressed poultry which has been graded or inspected for condition pursuant to § 70.16, the official identification approved for use shall contain the wording “Dressed PoultryEligible for Further Processing Under USDA Voluntary Poultry Inspection Service." This wording shall be printed on the label and shall not be applied by means of a stencil or rubber stamp. Such identification shall also set forth the applicable plant number and a lot number which shall be the number of the day of the year the poultry was slaughtered, or a coded number to indicate such day of slaughter, the meaning of which shall be made known to the Service. A rubber stamp may be used to insert the plant number and lot number within the official identification, provided such numbers are applied legibly. This identification may be used only on bulk packages of dressed poultry. It shall not be applied to individual carcasses of dressed poultry or to any poultry that has been eviscerated. The required wording shall be set forth in the manner indicated in Figure 6 of this section and within a rectangle of the form and design illustrated.

EXAMPLE

equipment and utensils which are to be
held for proper cleaning.
(18 F.R. 6917, Nov. 3, 1953. Redesignated at
29 F.R. 7861, June 20, 1964)

REPORTS
870.120 Report of inspection work and

grading work. Reports of the work of inspection and grading carried on within official plants shall be forwarded to the Administrator by the inspector and grader in such manner as may be specified by the Administrator. (18 F.R. 6917, Nov. 3, 1953) & 70.121 Information to be furnished to

inspectors and graders. When inspection service or grading service is performed within an official plant, the applicant for such inspection or grading shall furnish to the inspector or grader rendering such service such information as may be required for the purposes of $ $ 70.120 to 70.122. (18 F.R. 6917, Nov. 3, 1953) 8 70.122 Reports of violations.

Each inspector and each grader shall report, in the manner prescribed by the Administrator, all violations of and noncompliance with the act and the regulations in this part of which he has knowledge. (18 F.R. 6917, Nov. 3, 1953)

FEES AND CHARGES $ 70.130 Payment of fees and charges.

(a) Fees and charges for any grading or inspection service shall be paid by the interested party making the application for such service, in accordance with the applicable provisions of this section and $$ 70.131 to 70.141, both inclusive. If so required by the grader or inspector, such fees and charges shall be paid in advance.

(b) Fees and charges for any grading or inspection service shall, unless otherwise required pursuant to paragraph (c) of this section, be paid by check, draft, or money order payable to the Agricultural Marketing Service and remitted promptly to the Service.

(c) Fees and charges for any grading or inspection under a cooperative agreement with any State or person shall be paid in accordance with the terms of such cooperative agreement. (33 F.R. 20004, Dec. 31. 1968, as amended at 35 FR 9918, June 17, 1970)

DRESSED POULTRY

ELIGIBLE FOR FURTER

PROCESSING

Under USDA Voluntary Poultry

Inspection Service
Plant No. 000. Lot 000

FIGURE 6. [29 PR. 7860, June 20, 1964) $ 70.94 Retention labels.

An inspector or grader may use such labels, devices and methods as may be approved by the Administrator for the identification: (a) of products which are held for further examination, and (b) all

on

$ 70.131 On a fee basis.

(a) Unless otherwise provided in this part, the fees to be charged and collected for any service (other than for an appeal grading) performed, in accordance with this part, on a fee basis shall be based on the applicable rates specified in this section.

(b) Fees for grading services will be based on the time required to perform such services for class, quality, quantity (weight test), or condition, whether live, dressed, or ready-to-cook poultry is involved. The hourly charge shall be $14 and shall include the time actually required to perform the work, waiting time, travel time, and any clerical costs involved in issuing a certificate.

(c) Grading services rendered Saturdays, Sundays, or legal holidays shall be charged for at the rate of $18.48 per hour. Information on legal holidays is available from the Supervisor.

(d) The charges for inspection services will be based on the time required to perform such services. The hourly rate shall be $12.40 for base time and $12.40 for overtime and holiday work. 133 P.R. 20004. Dec. 21. 1968, as amended at 37 FR 4174, Feb. 29, 1972; 40 FR 49784, Oct. 24, 1975; 40 FR 53993, Nov. 20, 1975) 70.132 Fees for appeal grading, lab

oratory analyses or examination or

review of a grader's decision. (a) The fee to be charged for any appeal grading, or laboratory analysis or examination shall be based on the hourly rates as specified in $ 70.131 (b) or (c). If the result of the appeal grading, or laboratory analysis or examination discloses that a material error was made in the original grading, analysis or examination, no fee will be charged.

(b) No fee shall be charged for the appeal under $ 70.211(a) of a grader's decision unless special travel was necessary to perform the appeal service and the grader's decision was upheld on the appeal. In such cases, the fee shall be based on the hourly rates as specified in § 70.131 (b) or (c). (35 F.R. 9918, June 17, 1970) 870.133 Laboratory analysis.

(a) Fees and charges for any laboratory analysis or examination, performed by the Poultry Division in connection with grading of poultry or poultry prod

ucts, or inspection of egg products, made under this part shall be assessed and collected in accordance with the provisions for fees and charges for such seryices as contained in Part 55 of this chapter.

(b) Charges for any laboratory analysis or laboratory examination, performed by the Meat and Poultry Inspection Program, in connection with inspection of poultry or poultry products under this part shall be $16.88 per hour. 137 FR 4174, Feb. 29, 1972, as amended at 38 FR 30734, Nov. 7, 1973) § 70.135 Fees for additional copies of

grading certificates and inspection

certificates. Additional copies, other than those provided for in $$ 70.171 to 70.173, 70.201 and 70.211, of any grading certificates or inspection certificates may be supplied to any interested party upon payment of a fee of $2.00 for each set of five or fewer copies. (19 F.R. 1638, Mar. 26, 1954, as amended at 29 F.R. 7710, June 17, 1964] $ 70.136 Travel expenses and other

charges. Charges are to be made to cover the cost of travel and other expenses incurred by the Service in connection with rendering inspection or grading service. Such charges shall include the costs of transportation, per diem, and any other expenses. Expenses are to be charged on an appeal certificate regardless of the grading results. Ten percent of the total expenses shall be added to cover administrative costs of the Department. The minimum expense charge shall be $0.50 per certificate. (33 F.R. 20005, Dec. 31, 1968) $ 70.137 Charges for continuous grad.

ing performed on a nonresident basis. Fees to be charged and collected for grading service on a nonresident grading basis shall be those provided in this section. The fees to be charged for any appeal grading shall be as provided in § 70.132.

(a) Charges. The charges for the grading of poultry and edible products thereof shall be paid by the applicant for the service and shall include items listed in this section as are applicable. Payment for the full cost of the grading service rendered to the applicant shall be made by the applicant to the Agricultural

Marketing Service, U.S. Department of The charge for such overtime will be 150 Agriculture (hereinafter referred to as percent of the grader's base salary rate. "AMS”). Such full costs shall comprise (iii) For work performed on a holiday such of the items listed in this section as which is within the established tour of are due and included in the bill or bills duty approved for a plant, the added covering the period or periods during charge will be the same as the grader's which the grading service was rendered. base rate. Bills will be rendered by the 10th day (iv) For work performed between 6 following the end of the billing period in p.m. and 6 a.m., night differential which the service was rendered and are charges (for regular, overtime, or holipayable upon receipt.

day hours worked during this period) (1) A charge to cover the actual cost will be at the applicable rates established to AMS for the travel (including the

plus 10 percent of the base rate. cost of movement of household goods and (v) For all hours of work performed dependents) and per diem with respect

in a plant without an approved tour of to each grader who is transferred from

duty, the charge will be one of the apan official station to the designated head

plicable hourly rates in § 70.131. quarters when service is inaugurated.

(vi) For work performed by an em(2) A charge for the salary and other

ployee of another Federal agency on costs, as specified in this subparagraph, part-time basis for the Poultry Division, for each grader while assigned to a plant,

AMS, the charge will be the established except that no charge will be made when hourly rate agreed to between the two the assigned grader is temporarily re- agencies for cross-utilized employees. assigned by AMS to perform grading

(3) A charge of 110 percent of any exservice for other than the applicant. Base

penses incurred (including travel and salary rates will be determined on a na

per diem costs) by each grader assigned tional average for all official plants op

while performing grading service at the erating in States under a Federal Trust applicant's request. Fund Agreement where Federal graders

(4) An administrative service charge or a combination of Federal and State equal to 25 percent of the first grader's graders are used, by averaging the sal

salary costs and 15 percent of each addiary rates paid to each full-time Federal tional assigned grader's salary costs. or State grader assigned to such plants.

(b) Other provisions. (1) The appliThere will be two base salary rates- one cant shall designate in writing the emfor grading service performed at the GS- ployees of the applicant who will be re7 level, and one for grading service per- quired and authorized to furnish each formed at the GS-9 level. Charges to grader with such information as may be plants are as follows:

necessary for the performance of the (i) For all regular hours of work grading service. scheduled and approved as an estab

(2) AMS will provide, as available, an lished tour of duty for a plant, the regu

adequate number of graders to perform lar rate charge will be made. The regular

the grading service. The number of rate charge will be determined by adding graders required will be determined by an amount to the base salary rate to

AMS based on the expected demand for cover the costs to AMS for such items as

service. the Employer's Tax imposed under the

(3) The grading service shall be proU.S. Internal Revenue Code (26 U.S.C.)

vided at designated locations and shall for Old Age and Survivor's Benefits

be continued until the service is susunder the Social Security System, retire

pended, withdrawn, or terminated by: ment benefits, group life insurance, sev

(i) Mutual consent; erance pay, sick leave, annual leave, ad

(ii) Thirty (30) days' written notice, ditional salary and travel costs for relief

by either the applicant or AMS specifygrading service, accident payments, cer

ing the date of suspension, withdrawal,

or termination; tain moving costs, and related servicing

(iii) One (1) day's written notice by costs.

AMS to the applicant if the applicant (ii) All hours worked by an assigned

fails to honor any invoice within thirty grader or another grader in excess of the (30) days after date of invoice covering approved tour of duty, or worked on a the cost of the grading service; or nonscheduled workday, or actually (iv) Termination of the service purworked on a holiday in excess of the tour suant to the provisions of the following of duty, will be considered as overtime. subdivision (v) of this subparagraph:

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(v) Grading service shall be termi- ered terminated, but a new application nated by AMS at any time AMS, acting may be filed at any time. In addition pursuant to any applicable laws, rules, there will be a charge of $300 if the apand regulations, debars the applicant plication is terminated at the request from receiving any further benefits of the of the applicant for reasons other than service.

for a change in location, within 12 (4) Graders will be required to con- months from the date of the inaugurafine their activities to those duties neces- tion of service. sary in the rendering of grading service (2) A charge to cover the actual cost and such closely related activities as may to AMS for the travel (including the be approved by AMS: Provided, That cost of movement of household goods in no instance may the graders assume and dependents) and per diem with rethe duties of management.

spect to each grader who is transferred (5) When similar nonresident grading from an official station to the designated services are furnished to the same appli- plant when service is inaugurated. cant under Part 55 or Part 56 of this

(3) A charge for the salary and other chapter, the charges listed in this sec- costs, as specified in this subparagraph, tion shall not be repeated.

for each rader while assigned to a (35 F.R. 19328, Dec. 22, 1970, as amended at plant, except that no charge will be made 36 F.R. 9842, May 29, 1971; 37 FR. 9458, when the assigned grader is temporarily May 11, 1972; 37 FR 12919, June 30, 1972;

reassigned by AMS to perform grading 38 FR 35229, Dec. 26, 1973; 39 FR 1829, Jan. 15, 1974]

service for other than the applicant. Base

salary rates will be determined on a $ 70.138 Continuous grading performed national average for all official plants on a resident basis.

operating in States under a Federal Trust Fees to be charged and collected for Fund Agreement where Federal graders any grading service, other than for an or a combination of Federal and State appeal grading, on a resident grading graders are used, by averaging the salbasis, shall be those provided in this ary rates paid to each full-time Federal section. The fees to be charged for any or State grader assigned to such plants. appeal grading shall be as provided in There will be two base salary rates--one § 70.132.

for grading service performed at the (a) Charges. The charges for the GS–7 level, and one for grading service grading of poultry and edible products performed at the GS-9 level. Charges to thereof shall be paid by the applicant plants are as follows: for the service and shall include items (i) For all regular hours of work listed in this section as are applicable. scheduled and approved as an established Payment for the full cost of the grad- tour of duty for a plant, the regular rate ing service rendered to the applicant charge will be made. The regular rate shall be made by the applicant to the charge will be determined by adding an Agricultural Marketing Service, U.S. De- amount to the base salary rate to cover partment of Agriculture (hereinafter the costs to AMS for such items as the referred to as “AMS”). Such full costs Employer's Tax imposed under the U.S. shall comprise such of the items listed Internal Revenue Code (26 U.S.C.) for in this section as are due and included Old Age and Survivor's Benefits under in the bill or bills covering the period the Social Security System, retirement or periods during which the grading benefits, group life insurance, severence service was rendered. Bills will be ren- pay, sick leave, annual leave, additional dered by the 10th day following the end salary and travel costs for relief gradof the billing period in which the serv- ing service, accident payments, certain ice was rendered and are payable upon moving costs, and related servicing receipt.

costs. (1) An inauguration charge of $200 (ii) All hours worked by an assigned will be made at the time an application grader or another grader in excess of for service is signed except when the ap- the approved tour of duty, or worked on plication is required because of a change a nonscheduled workday, or actually in name or ownership. If service is not worked on a holiday in excess of the tour installed within 6 months from the date of duty, will be considered as overtime. the application is filed, or if service is The charge for such overtime will be 150 inactive due to an approved request for percent of the grader's base salary rate removal of a grader(s) for a period of plus an added 10 percent for adminis6 months, the application will be consid- trative overhead charges.

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