Fishery Products Inspection and Certification
To ensure that the hygienic aspects of seafood harvesting and processing operations meet the minimum public health requirements and to determine and certify the identity, condition, and distributing quality, and quantity of seafood products.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Agency: Department of Commerce
Office: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
PROVISION OF SPECIALIZED SERVICES
Reorganization Plan No. 4, 1970; Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946, Public Law 79-733, 7 U.S.C 1324-1627; Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956, Public Law 84-1024, 16 U.S.C 742(a-j).
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Any individual, Federal, State, county, or municipal agencies, or carrier having a financial interest in the commodity.
Applicants must stipulate that they have a financial interest in the product. Applicants for in-plant inspection service must furnish a surety bond or other guarantee of payment. Applicants for other types of services may be required to furnish a surety bond or make payment prior to the receipt of services. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. Applicants for in-plant inspection services must do so in writing to the nearest regional inspection office. Requests for other types of services may be made orally or in writing to the Regional Inspection Office.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
How are proposals selected?
How may assistance be used?
The voluntary inspection, grading and certification of seafood is made at the processing plant, or at other locations depending upon the inspection services desired. Funds are derived from fees charged for the services provided.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
n/a. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Funds are released or reimbursed as agreed in the Standard Terms and Conditions required by each grant.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices.
n/a Inspection Services Division, National Marine Fisheries Services, 1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910 Phone: (301) 713-2355
(Provision of Specialized Services) FY 11 $22,368,002; FY 12 Not Separately Identifiable; and FY 13 Not Separately Identifiable
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
No Data Available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
50 CFR Chapter II, Parts 260 to 267; Inspection Services Brochure, USDC approved list of fish establishments and products, free. Also available on the Internet at http://seafood.nmfs.noaa.gov/. Service fees are established annually.
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