National Organic Program (NOP); Sunset 2017 Amendments to the National List, 10967 [2017-03250]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 32 / Friday, February 17, 2017 / Proposed Rules for an additional 30 days to ensure that interested persons have sufficient time to review and comment on the proposed rule. Authority: 7 U.S.C. 1621 et seq. Dated: February 14, 2017. Bruce Summers, Acting Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. 2017–03255 Filed 2–16–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Agricultural Marketing Service 7 CFR Part 205 [Doc. No. AMS–NOP–16–0052; NOP–16–03] National Organic Program (NOP); Sunset 2017 Amendments to the National List Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Extension of comment period. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the comment period for the proposed rule published in the Federal Register on January 18, 2017, is extended until April 19, 2017. The rule invited comments on recommendations submitted to the Secretary of Agriculture (Secretary) by the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) following their October 2015 meeting. The proposed rule would remove eleven substances from the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (National List) for use in organic production and handling. DATES: Comments must be received by April 19, 2017. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments via the Internet at: http://www.regulations.gov. Comments may also be submitted by mail to: Robert Pooler, Standards Division, National Organic Program, USDA–AMS–NOP, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Room 2642–S, STOP 0268, Washington, DC 20250–0268. All comments should reference the document number and the dates and page numbers of the January 18, 2017, issue and this issue of the Federal Register. All comments received will be posted online without change, including any personal information provided, and will be made available for public inspection at the above physical address during regular business hours. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Pooler, Standards Division; email: bob.pooler@ams.usda.gov; mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:56 Feb 16, 2017 Jkt 241001 Telephone: (202) 720–3252; or Fax: (202) 205–7808. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A proposed rule to remove eleven substances from the National List was published in the Federal Register on January 18, 2017 (82 FR 5431). The National List identifies the substances that may and may not be used in organic production and handling. As required by the Organic Foods Production Act of 1990 (OFPA), the substances included on the National List are reviewed periodically by the NOSB, which recommends National List revisions to the Secretary. The proposed rule would remove eleven substances from the National List as recommended by the NOSB on October 29, 2015. The 60-day comment period provided in the proposed rule would have closed March 20, 2017. The comment period for the proposed rule is extended until April 19, 2017. The Agricultural Marketing Service is extending the public comment period for an additional 30 days to ensure that interested persons have sufficient time to review and comment on the proposed rule. Authority: 7 U.S.C. 6501–6522. Dated: February 14, 2017. Bruce Summers, Acting Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. 2017–03250 Filed 2–16–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Agricultural Marketing Service 7 CFR Part 1260 [Doc. No. AMS–LPS–16–0071] Beef Promotion and Research; Reapportionment Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Proposed rule; extension of comment period. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the comment period for the proposed rule published in the Federal Register on January 13, 2017 (82 FR 4203), is extended until April 13, 2017. The proposed rule invited comments on proposed adjustments to representation on the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board (Board) to reflect recent changes in domestic cattle inventories and levels of imported cattle, beef, and beef products. The proposed adjustment would decrease Board membership from 100 to 99. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 9990 10967 Comments received by April 13, 2017, will be considered prior to issuance of a final rule. DATES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments via the Internet at: http://www.regulations.gov. Comments may also be submitted by mail to: Mike Dinkel, Agricultural Marketing Specialist; Research and Promotion Division; Livestock, Poultry, and Seed Program, AMS, USDA; Room 2610–S, STOP 0249, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250– 0249; or via fax to (202) 720–1125. All comments should reference the document number and the dates and page numbers of the January 13, 2017, issue and this issue of the Federal Register. All comments received will be posted online without change, including any personal information provided, and will be made available for public inspection at the above physical address during regular business hours. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mike Dinkel, Research and Promotion Division, at (301) 352–7497; fax (202) 720–1125; or email Michael.Dinkel@ ams.usda.gov. A proposed rule regarding the apportionment of certified producer and importer seats on the Board was published in the Federal Register on January 13, 2017 (82 FR 4203). The Board developed recommendations for reapportionment based on reviews of the geographic distribution of cattle inventories throughout the United States and the volume of imported cattle, beef, and beef products. The proposal would increase the number of importers on the Board by one, and it would decrease the number of producers from both Virginia and Texas by one each, for a net decrease of one Board member. If adopted, the proposed reapportionment would be effective with appointments for terms beginning in 2018. The 60-day comment period provided in the proposed rule would have closed March 14, 2017. The comment period for the proposed rule is extended until April 13, 2017. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority: 7 U.S.C. 2901–2911. Dated: February 14, 2017. Bruce Summers, Acting Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. 2017–03251 Filed 2–16–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P E:\FR\FM\17FEP1.SGM 17FEP1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 32 (Friday, February 17, 2017)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 10967]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-03250]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Marketing Service

7 CFR Part 205

[Doc. No. AMS-NOP-16-0052; NOP-16-03]


National Organic Program (NOP); Sunset 2017 Amendments to the 
National List

AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA.

ACTION: Extension of comment period.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the comment period for the 
proposed rule published in the Federal Register on January 18, 2017, is 
extended until April 19, 2017. The rule invited comments on 
recommendations submitted to the Secretary of Agriculture (Secretary) 
by the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) following their October 
2015 meeting. The proposed rule would remove eleven substances from the 
National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (National List) for 
use in organic production and handling.

DATES: Comments must be received by April 19, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments via the 
Internet at: http://www.regulations.gov. Comments may also be submitted 
by mail to: Robert Pooler, Standards Division, National Organic 
Program, USDA-AMS-NOP, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Room 2642-S, STOP 
0268, Washington, DC 20250-0268. All comments should reference the 
document number and the dates and page numbers of the January 18, 2017, 
issue and this issue of the Federal Register. All comments received 
will be posted online without change, including any personal 
information provided, and will be made available for public inspection 
at the above physical address during regular business hours.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Pooler, Standards Division; 
email: bob.pooler@ams.usda.gov; Telephone: (202) 720-3252; or Fax: 
(202) 205-7808.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A proposed rule to remove eleven substances 
from the National List was published in the Federal Register on January 
18, 2017 (82 FR 5431). The National List identifies the substances that 
may and may not be used in organic production and handling. As required 
by the Organic Foods Production Act of 1990 (OFPA), the substances 
included on the National List are reviewed periodically by the NOSB, 
which recommends National List revisions to the Secretary. The proposed 
rule would remove eleven substances from the National List as 
recommended by the NOSB on October 29, 2015.
    The 60-day comment period provided in the proposed rule would have 
closed March 20, 2017. The comment period for the proposed rule is 
extended until April 19, 2017. The Agricultural Marketing Service is 
extending the public comment period for an additional 30 days to ensure 
that interested persons have sufficient time to review and comment on 
the proposed rule.

    Authority: 7 U.S.C. 6501-6522.

    Dated: February 14, 2017.
Bruce Summers,
Acting Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service.
[FR Doc. 2017-03250 Filed 2-16-17; 8:45 am]
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