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NOAA Fisheries Seafood Inspection Program Revises Regulations to Modernize and Improve Inspection Procedures


Action Status
Proposed Rule
Point of Contact
Melissa Beaudry (melissa.beaudry@noaa.gov)


NOAA Fisheries Office of International Affairs, Trade, and Commerce proposes to revise the regulations at 50 CFR part 260 to modernize and improve the uniformity and reliability of the fee-for-service Seafood Inspection Program (SIP) services.

The Proposed Rule invites stakeholders to provide feedback on current inspection, grading, sampling, and certification practices. This inclusive approach allows for integrating suggestions from industry experts, ensuring that the revised regulations remain adaptable to emerging technologies and evolving product requirements.

Comments and suggestions can be submitted electronically through the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal or via mail to Steven Wilson, Chief, NOAA Seafood Inspection Program, with a deadline set for 30 days after publication of the Proposed Rule. This collaborative process underscores NOAA's commitment to fostering a robust and responsive regulatory framework in the seafood industry.

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