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USDA/AMS RIN: 0581-AD91 Publication ID: Spring 2020 
Title: ●Revisions to the Federal Seed Act Regulations  

This final rule revises the Federal Seed Act (FSA) Regulations. The purpose of the revision is to align the FSA regulations with current industry practices, harmonize FSA testing methods with industry rules, and clarify confusing or contradictory language.

Agency: Department of Agriculture(USDA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Other 
CFR Citation: 7 CFR 201   
Legal Authority: 7 U.S.C. 1551 to 1611   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  01/27/2020  85 FR 4603   
NPRM Comment Period End  03/27/2020 
Final Rule  06/00/2020 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Dr. Ruihong Guo
Deputy Adminstrator Science and Technology
Department of Agriculture
Agricultural Marketing Service
1400 Independence Avenue SW,
Washington, DC 20250
Phone:202 720-8556