Fresh Fruits, Vegetables and Other Products Inspection, Certification and Standards etc.; Removal of Power of Attorney and Other Administrative Changes
Docket Number: AMS–SC–16–0106
Effective Date: March 11, 2019
This rule modifies regulations and standards issued pursuant to the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 by removing references to power of attorney. Further, this rule modifies language to ensure consistency between the regulations and standards for fresh and processed fruits and vegetables. Power of Attorney is an outdated, cumbersome tool that increases the cost and record retention requirements for stakeholders when conducting business. We are making these changes to eliminate these requirements. This will allow us to provide services to our customers faster and without the financial and record retention burden. The functions of the Power of Attorney are currently done by a Supervisor or “inspector in charge”.
Francisco Grazette, USDA, AMS, SCP, SCI Division, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Room 1536, Stop 0247, Washington, DC 20250-0250; Telephone: (202) 720-5870; Fax: (202) 720-0393; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.