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USDA/FSIS RIN: 0583-AD55 Publication ID: Spring 2014 
Title: ●Change in Accredited Lab Fees 
Abstract: The Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) is proposing to amend its regulations to change the fees it charges for the accreditation and the maintenance of accreditation of non-Federal laboratories for the FSIS Accredited Lab Program (ALP). Currently, the Agency charges a flat annual fee of $5,000 for each accreditation or maintenance of accreditation. Laboratories that participate in FSIS' ALP can receive accreditation in one to six analyte classes. FSIS is proposing to charge laboratories $5,000 per year for the first analyte class accreditation or maintenance (as it currently does), but to reduce the charges to $2,900 per year for the second, and $2,100 per year for each additional analyte class accreditation or maintenance of accreditation. 
Agency: Department of Agriculture(USDA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 9 CFR 391.5   
Legal Authority: 21 USC 601, et seq    21 USC 451, et seq    7 USC 138   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  04/21/2014  79 FR 22052   
NPRM Comment Period End  06/20/2014 
Final Action  09/00/2014 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: Yes 
Agency Contact:
Charles Williams
Director, Issuances Staff (IS)
Department of Agriculture
Food Safety and Inspection Service
Office of Policy and Program Development, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Room 6065, South Building,
Washington, DC 20250-3700
Phone:202 720-5627
Fax:202 690-0486
Email: charles.williams@fsis.usda.gov