USDA Proposes New Form for Processed Egg Export Verification Program; Invites Public Comments

November 22, 2016

In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) intends to request approval for a new information collection form for the Processed Egg and Egg Products Export Verification (PEEPEV) Program from the Office of Management and Budget.

Through its Quality Systems Verification Programs (QSVP), AMS provides voluntary, audit-based, user-fee funded programs that allow applicants to have program documentation and processes verified by AMS auditors and other USDA officials.  The PEEPEV Program is a voluntary export verification program that aids domestic food manufacturers in exporting processed food products containing eggs to other countries.

As part of this service, AMS will issue an official certificate for product from facilities verified by AMS as meeting the requirements of the program.  To facilitate this process, AMS is requesting to establish a new form, LPS-234 USDA Processed Egg and Egg Products Export Certificate.

The notice will be published in the Nov. 23, 2016, Federal Register.  Comments may be posted at www.regulations.gov, or sent to: Quality Assessment Division; Livestock, Poultry, and Seed Program, Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA; 1400 Independence Avenue, SW; Room 3932‑S, STOP 0258; Washington, D.C. 20250-0258; or by facsimile to (202) 690-2746.  All comments should reference the docket number AMS-LPS-16-0089, the date of submission, and the page number of the Federal Register issue.

Comments received will be posted without change, including any personal information provided.  Comments will be made available for public inspection at the above address during regular business hours or at www.regulations.gov.  Comments must be received by Jan. 23, 2017.

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