Agricultural Marketing Service January 30, 2020 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Fees for Rice Inspection Services and Removal of Specific Fee References
Document Number: 2020-01205
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-01-30
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This final rule revises the regulations governing the sampling, inspection, weighing, and certification of rice performed under authority of the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (AMA), as amended, by decreasing fees by 20 percent for fiscal year (FY) 2020 and by another 20 percent for FY 2021. These revisions are necessary to lower the balance in the program's operating reserve to a level adequate to cover three to six months' expenses. AMS is implementing the standardized AMS user-fee calculations used in other AMS programs for rice inspection services beginning in FY 2022.