Federal-State Inspection Agency Law and Legal Definition

A Federal-State Inspection Agency is an agency designated in a state to conduct inspection service by a department of the government. A Federal Inspection Agency is one designated by, or acceptable to a branch of the US Federal Government to carry on inspection service. Various departments have its inspection agencies and the inspection service may be carried out with the assistance of state agencies, organizations, persons or any other entity with which those departments have entered agreement to conduct inspection.

The following is an example of a Federal regulation which defines the term ‘Federal-State Inspection Agency’:

According to 7 CFR 51.2 [Title 7- Agriculture; Subtitle B - Regulations Of The Department Of Agriculture; Chapter I - Agricultural Marketing Service H1 (Standards, Inspections, Marketing Practices), Department Of Agriculture; Subchapter C - Regulations And Standards Under The Agricultural Marketing Act Of 1946 And The Egg Products Inspection Act; Part 51 - Fresh Fruits, Vegetables And Other Products H1, H2 (Inspection, Certification, And Standards), Subpart - Regulations H1, Definitions] "Federal-State Inspection Agency" means “any State agency, business association or trade organization, private firm, or other person or corporation with which the Department has entered into a cooperative agreement for inspection service.”