User-fee Schedule for QSVP
October 14, 2005
October 14, 2005 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) published a final rule to revise fees for administering the Quality Systems Verification Programs (QSVP) on Tuesday.
The final rule establishes a separate user-fee schedule for the QSVP and expands the scope of the QSVP to include all agricultural products and services within the responsibility of the USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service's Livestock and Seed Programs. These services are voluntary, audit-based, user-fee programs authorized under the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946. The final rule sets forth a fee of $108 to cover the costs of providing these services.
To view the complete rule in the Federal Register, visit www.access.gpo.gov/su_docs/fedreg/a051011c.html.