USDA Seeks Comments on Request for Approval of a New Information Collection in Support of Voluntary Grading, Certification and Verification Services

April 07, 2021

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is seeking comments on a Request for Approval of a New Information Collection. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the USDA, AMS intends to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for a new information collection used in support of the voluntary grading and certification of meat, meat products, shell eggs, poultry products, rabbit products and Quality Systems Verification Programs. One new form is introduced in this information collection. The new form, LP-109A, requests respondents’ accounts payable contact information. The addition of LP-109A will increase accuracy and efficiency in billing administration by having the applicable contact responsible for receiving billing statements and submitting payment for services rendered.

The Notice was published in the April 6, 2021, Federal Register. Written comments must be received by June 5, 2021. Comments may be posted at or sent to: Julie Hartley, Chief, Business Operations Branch, Quality Assessment Division; Livestock and Poultry Program, Agricultural Marketing Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture; 1400 Independence Avenue SW; STOP 0258; Washington, D.C. 20250-0258. All comments should reference the docket number AMS-LP-20-0073, 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

If you have any questions, contact Julie Hartley, Chief, Business Operations Branch at (202) 720-7316 or at

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