U.S. Code of Federal Regulations
Regulations most recently checked for updates: Oct 06, 2022
This part sets forth fees to be charged for the deposit and distribution of microbial patent cultures. The fees set forth in this part are applicable to the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Patent Culture Collection, Northern Regional Research Center, Peoria, Illinois.
(a) Depositors of microbial cultures must pay a one-time $670 user fee for each culture deposited on or after December 1, 2015.
(b) For cultures deposited on or after December 1, 2015, requestors must pay a $40 user fee for each culture distributed.
(a) Payment of user fees must accompany a culture deposit or request.
(b) Payment shall be made by check, draft, money order, or pay.gov, payable to USDA, National Finance Center.
(a) USDA laboratories and ARS cooperators designated by the Curator of the ARS Patent Culture Collection are exempt from fee assessments.
(b) The Curator of the ARS Patent Culture Collection is delegated the authority to approve and revoke exemptions from fee assessments.