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USDA/FSIS RIN: 0583-AD41 Publication ID: Spring 2014 
Title: Electronic Export Application and Certification as a Reimbursable Service and Flexibility in the Requirements for Official Export Inspection Marks, Devices, and Certificates 
Abstract: FSIS is developing final regulations to amend the meat, poultry, and egg product inspection regulations to provide for an electronic export application and certification system. The electronic export application and certification system will be a component of the Agency's Public Health Information System (PHIS). The export component of PHIS will be available as an alternative to the paper-based application and certification process. FSIS intends to charge users for the use of the system. FSIS is establishing a formula for calculating the fee. FSIS is also providing establishments that export meat, poultry, and egg products with flexibility in the official export inspection marks, devices, and certificates. In addition, FSIS is amending the egg product export regulations to parallel the meat and poultry export regulations. 
Agency: Department of Agriculture(USDA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 9 CFR 312.8    9 CFR 322.1 and 322.2    9 CFR 350.7    9 CFR 362.5    9 CFR 381.104 to 381.106    9 CFR 590.407    9 CFR 592.20 and 592.500   
Legal Authority: Federal Meat Inspection Act (FMIA) (21 USC 601 to 695)    Poultry Products Inspection Act (PPIA) (21 USC 451 to 470)    Egg Products Inspection Act (EPIA) (21 USC 1031 to 1056)    Agricultural Marketing Act (AMA) (7 USC 1622(h)   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  01/23/2012  77 FR 3159   
NPRM Comment Period End  03/23/2012 
Final Action  09/00/2014 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: Yes 
International Impacts: This regulatory action will be likely to have international trade and investment effects, or otherwise be of international interest.
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Rick Harries
Director, Import/Export Coordination and Policy Development Staff (IECPDS)
Department of Agriculture
Food Safety and Inspection Service
Office of Policy and Program Development, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Room 2147, South Building,
Washington, DC 20250-3700
Phone:202 720-6508
Fax:202 720-7990
Email: rick.harries@fsis.usda.gov