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Export Food Aid Commodities Licensing Agreement Presentation

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  1. Export Food Aid CommoditiesLicensing AgreementPresentation

  2. Background/History • Why do we need EFAC Licensing Agreement • Problems/Issues with Commodities for Foreign Food Assistance Programs

  3. OIG Audit Findings/Recommendations • No proper regulatory and operational procedures to take administrative action at non-compliant facilities • Develop USWA licensing agreement for port and transloading facilities

  4. United States Warehouse Act/Regulations • Authority for USDA to license facilities for storage/handling of agricultural products for the purposes of interstate or foreign commerce • Agricultural products (includes processed products)

  5. Development of USWA Licensing Agreement • Federal Register Notice 3/15/11 • User Fee schedule published in Federal Register and WA-502 Export Food Aid Commodity Licensing Agreement issued 4/4/2012

  6. Development of USWA Licensing Agreement(Continued) • 4/10/12 Notice letter was emailed to all facilities on the current approved list • 4/11/12 Notice letter sent to all International Food Aid participants announcing the new licensing requirement • Facilities must be licensed by 6/15/12

  7. Licensing Agreement for Export Food Aid Commodities • Structured similar to other USWA Licensing Agreements • All USWA Licensing Agreements on Commodity Operations Website • Licensing Agreement will apply to Port Warehouses/Transload Facilities

  8. USWA EFAC License • Voluntary • Fee Based • Specific Commodities

  9. USWA EFAC License • Requirement for participation in International Food Assistance Programs • Solicitation for Commodity Procurements will include the requirement that port/transload facilities be licensed

  10. Steps Required to be Licensed • Review WA-502 EFAC Licensing Agreement, Fee Schedule and WA-50 • Send Completed WA-50 • Articles of Incorporation, By-laws, if a corporation • Articles of Organization and Operating Agreement if LLC • $100 Application Fee • Proof of having Control of Facility (deed or Lease)

  11. Fee Guidelines • Application Fee $100 • Inspection Fee $1,000 for 1 to 3 locations $ 300 for each additional location • Annual User Fee $ 1,500 for 1 to 3 locations $ 300 for each additional location

  12. Procedure/Process • New Application • Additions/Changes/Deletions of Space

  13. Examination Guidelines • Port Terminal Examination • Transload Facility Examination • Checklists

  14. Types of Examinations • Original • Subsequent • Special

  15. Port Terminal Checklist • Facility Infrastructure • Commodity Storage Conditions • Pest Control • Security

  16. Transload Facility Checklist • Condition and Suitability of Warehouse Structure/Premises • Pest Control • Security

  17. Completion of Examination • Report/Corrective Action Requests

  18. Questions/Discussion ? ? ? ? ?