Voluntary Grading of Meats, Prepared Meats, Meat Products, Shell Eggs, Poultry Products, and Rabbit Products

Docket Number: AMS-LP-18-0095
Comments Due: May 24, 2019


The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) proposes to amend its regulations governing the voluntary grading and certification relating to meats, prepared meats, meat products, shell eggs, poultry products, and rabbit products. Proposed amendments include: Changing terminology to scheduled and non-scheduled, billing of holidays, billing excessive hours over and above agreement hours, and removing the administrative volume charge. The proposed amendments would standardize and align billing practices for services provided by the Livestock and Poultry Program.

Submit Comments

Comments should be submitted electronically at www.regulations.gov. Comments may also be submitted to: Julie Hartley, Chief, Business Operations Branch, Quality Assessment Division (QAD); Livestock and Poultry Program, AMS, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue SW; Room 3932-S, STOP 0258, Washington, DC 20250-0258. Comments will be made available for public inspection at Room 3932-S of the above address during regular business hours or electronically at www.regulations.gov. Comments received will be posted without change, including any personal information provided. All comments should reference the docket number AMS-LP-18-0095, the date of submission, and the page number of this issue of the Federal Register.


Julie Hartley, Chief, Business Operations Branch, Quality Assessment Division; Livestock and Poultry Program, Agricultural Marketing Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Room 3932-S, STOP 0258, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250-0258; telephone (202) 720-7316; or email to Julie.Hartley@ams.usda.gov.

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