Opportunity for Designation in the South Carolina Area

Docket Number: AMS-FGIS-19-0027
Application Due: July 25, 2019


The interim designation of the South Carolina Department of Agriculture will end on September 30, 2019. We are asking persons or governmental agencies interested in providing official services in the areas presently served by this agency to submit an application for designation. The realignment of offices within the U.S. Department of Agriculture authorized by the Secretary's Memorandum dated November 14, 2017, eliminates the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) as a standalone agency. The grain inspection activities formerly part of GIPSA are now organized under the Agricultural Marketing Service.

Submit Applications

Submit applications concerning this Notice using any of the following methods:

  • Applying for Designation on the Internet: Use FGISonline (https://fgisonline.ams.usda.gov/) and then click on the Delegations/Designations and Export Registrations (DDR) link. You will need to obtain an FGISonline customer number and USDA eAuthentication username and password prior to applying.
  • Mail, Courier or Hand Delivery: Jacob Thein, Compliance Officer, USDA, AMS, FGIS, QACD, 10383 North Ambassador Drive, Kansas City, MO 64153.
  • Email: FGISQACD@ams.usda.gov.

Read Applications: All applications will be available for public inspection at the office above during regular business hours (7 CFR 1.27(c)).


Jacob Thein, 816-866-2223 or FGISQACD@ams.usda.gov.

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