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USDA GIPSA Reopening Comment Period on Scales and Weighing Regulations Proposal

Monday, April 21, 2008

(American Meat Institute)

The Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) has reopened the comment period regarding its proposal to amend four existing scales and weighing regulations, according to a notice published in today’s Federal Register.

Regulations subject to amendment are: a regulation on scale tickets to reduce redundant wording and clarify weighing procedures; a regulation on reweighing to add swine contractors to the list of firms that must comply, and to add feed to the list of items for which reweighing may be requested; and two regulations on weighing livestock and poultry to add weighing processes for feed, to add a specific time limit for weighing poultry, and to add swine contractors to the list of firms that must comply with care and promptness requirements.

Comments are due by May 21, 2008. Comments may be submitted by e-mail to comments.gipsa@usda.gov; by mail, hand delivery or courier to Tess Butler, GIPSA, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Room 1643-S, Washington, DC 20250-3604; or by fax to  (202) 690-2755.

All comments should make reference to the date and page number of the February 11, 2008, issue of the Federal Register. [73 FR 7686]

To view this notice in its entirety, click here: http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2008/E8-8554.htm

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