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Questions and Answers on the Quality Control Related Provisions of the Agricultural Act

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DATE: May 8, 2014
SUBJECT: Quality Control Related Questions and Answers- Agricultural Act of 2014
TO: Regional Directors
All Regions

Attached are Quality Control (QC) related questions and answers pertaining to the Agricultural Act of 2014. The questions cover the application of the 120-day QC hold harmless period (Section 4006), the implementation of the QC tolerance level for small errors (Section 4019), QC standards (Section 4020), and performance bonus payments (Section 4021 ). Please distribute to your state agencies immediately.

Ronald Ward
Program Accountability and Administration Division


Page updated: January 31, 2023

The contents of this guidance document do not have the force and effect of law and are not meant to bind the public in any way. This document is intended only to provide clarity to the public regarding existing requirements under the law or agency policies.