Process for the Evaluation of Technology for Official Grain Inspection

Docket Number: AMS-FGIS-22-0019
Comments Due: September 9, 2022


The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) currently evaluates and approves technology for use in official grain inspection on a case-by-case basis. AMS proposes a new internal process that is meant to facilitate the introduction of new and improved inspection technology that promotes competition and transparency. AMS is seeking public comment on the proposed process.

Submit Comments

Additional technical information on the evaluation process can be found in the “Procedure and Submission Guidelines for the Evaluation of Technology for Official Grain Inspection (pdf)

Interested persons are invited to submit written comments concerning this Notice using either of the following procedures:

• Federal eRulemaking Portal: . Follow the instructions for submitting comments. You can access this Notice and instructions for submitting public comments by searching for document number, AMS-FGIS-22-0019.

• Mail: Dr. Timothy D. Norden, National Grain Center, 10383 N. Ambassador Drive, Kansas City, Missouri 64153.

All submissions received must include the docket number AMS-FGIS-22-0019. All comments received will be included in the record and 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 via the at .


Timothy D. Norden, Chief Scientist, Technology and Science Division, Federal Grain Inspection Service, AMS, USDA; Telephone: (816) 702-3803, or Email:

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