Agricultural handler inspection fees to be discussed at Board of Supervisors meeting
EUREKA- Hazardous materials fees for agricultural facilities will be at the forefront of discussion in Tuesday’s Board of Supervisor’s meeting.
The Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services will present a proposal to increase agricultural handler inspection fees. Each year ranches and farms that store hazardous materials like gas, oil and other chemicals are required to be inspected by the agency. In 2013 the county instated a reduced inspection fee that charged per hour, including time traveled to the facilities. At Tuesday’s meeting, DHHS representatives will suggest increasing those fees by nearly $200, a move county supervisors say would impact families farmers.