United States Standards for Grades of Field Grown Leaf Lettuce, 42024-42025 [05-14386]

Download as PDF 42024 Notices Federal Register Vol. 70, No. 139 Thursday, July 21, 2005 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency statements of organization and functions are examples of documents appearing in this section. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Agricultural Marketing Service [Docket No. FV05–502–N] Notice of Request for Revision to an Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 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Abstract: Collection and dissemination of information for fruit, vegetable and ornamental production and to facilitate trading by providing a price base used by producers, wholesalers, and retailers to market product. VerDate jul<14>2003 19:42 Jul 20, 2005 Jkt 205001 The Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (7 U.S.C. 1621, et seq.), section 203(g) directs and authorizes the collection and dissemination of marketing information including adequate outlook information, on a market area basis, for the purpose of anticipating and meeting consumer requirements, aiding in the maintenance of farm income and to bring about a balance between production and utilization. The fruit and vegetable industry provides information on a voluntary basis, and is gathered through confidential telephone and face-to-face interviews by market reporters. Reporters request supplies, demand, and prices of over 400 fresh fruit, vegetable, nut ornamental, and other specialty crops. 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Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments may be sent to: Terry C. Long, Chief, Fruit and Vegetable Market News Branch, Fruit and Vegetable Programs, AMS–USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Stop0238, Washington, DC 20250–0238. All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will also become a matter of public record. Dated: July 18, 2005. Kenneth C. Clayton, Acting Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. 05–14387 Filed 7–20–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Agricultural Marketing Service [Docket Number FV–04–303] United States Standards for Grades of Field Grown Leaf Lettuce AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. E:\FR\FM\21JYN1.SGM 21JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 139 / Thursday, July 21, 2005 / Notices Reopening and extension of the comment period. ACTION: Notice is hereby given that the comment period on possible development of United States Standards for Grades of Field Grown Leaf Lettuce is reopened and extended. DATES: Comments must be received by September 19, 2005. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments to the Standardization Section, Fresh Products Branch, Fruit and Vegetable Programs, Agricultural Marketing Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Ave. SW., Room 1661 South Building, Stop 0240, Washington, DC 20250–0240; fax (202) 720–8871; e-mail FPB.DocketClerk@usda.gov. Comments should make reference to the dates and page number of this issue of the Federal Register and will be made available for public inspection in the above office during regular business hours. The proposed United States Standards for Grades of Field Grown Leaf Lettuce is available at either the above address, or by accessing the AMS, Fresh Products Branch Web site at: http://www.ams.usda.gov/fv/ fpbdocketlist.htm. for interested persons, including the association, to file comments. Authority: 7 U.S.C. 1621–1627. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David L. Priester, at the above address or call (202) 720–2185; e-mail David.Priester@usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A notice was published in the Federal Register, March 24, 2005, (70 FR 15065) requesting comments on the possible development of the United States Standards for Grades of Field Grown Leaf Lettuce. The proposed standards would provide industry with a common language and uniform basis for trading, thus promoting the orderly and efficient marketing of field grown leaf lettuce. Additionally, the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is seeking any comments related to the proposed standards that may be necessary to better serve the industry. The comment period ended May 23, 2005. A comment was received from a national industry association representing independent produce wholesale receivers, expressing the need for additional time to comment. The association requested the comment period be extended to allow the association an opportunity to meet further with their members to discuss the proposed standards. After reviewing the request, AMS is reopening and extending the comment period in order to allow sufficient time VerDate jul<14>2003 19:42 Jul 20, 2005 Jkt 205001 Dated: July 15, 2005. Kenneth C. Clayton, Acting Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. 05–14386 Filed 7–20–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Buckhorn Mountain Project a Supplement to the Final Environmental Impact Statement or for Crown Jewel Mine, Okanogan and Wenatchee National Forests, Okanogan County, WA. Forest Service, USDA. Cancellation of Notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement. 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[FR Doc. 05–14375 Filed 7–20–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–M DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request The Department of Commerce (DOC) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. chapter 35). Agency: Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS). PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 42025 Title: Import Certificates, End-User Certificates, and Delivery Verification Procedures. Agency Form Number: None. OMB Approval Number: 0694–0093. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved collection. Burden: 645 hours. Average Time Per Response: 15 to 30 minutes per response. Number of Respondents: 2,221 respondents. Needs and Uses: Import or End-User Certificates are an undertaking by the government of the country of ultimate destination (the issuing government) to exercise legal control over the disposition of the items covered by the importer (ultimate consignee or purchaser) and transmitted to the exporter (applicant). The control exercised by the government issuing the Import or End-User Certificate is in addition to the conditions and restrictions placed on the transaction by BIS. This collection of information also contains recordkeeping and reporting requirements that involve Import or End-user Certificates as supporting documentation accompanying an application for an export license (approved by OMB under control no. 0694–0088). Another reporting requirement allows exporters to request an exception to the imports certificate (or its equivalent) procedure. This reporting requirement also covers requests for exceptions to the delivery verification procedure. Affected Public: Individuals, businesses or other for-profit institutions. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits. OMB Desk Officer: David Rostker. Copies of the above information collection proposal can be obtained by calling or writing Diana Hynek, DOC Paperwork Clearance Officer, (202) 482– 0266, Department of Commerce, Room 6625, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to David Rostker, OMB Desk Officer, e-mail address, David_Rostker@omb.eop.gov, or fax number, (202) 395–7285. Dated: July 15, 2005. Madeleine Clayton, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 05–14323 Filed 7–20–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–33–P E:\FR\FM\21JYN1.SGM 21JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 139 (Thursday, July 21, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 42024-42025]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-14386]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Marketing Service

[Docket Number FV-04-303]


United States Standards for Grades of Field Grown Leaf Lettuce

AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA.

[[Page 42025]]


ACTION: Reopening and extension of the comment period.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the comment period on possible 
development of United States Standards for Grades of Field Grown Leaf 
Lettuce is reopened and extended.

DATES: Comments must be received by September 19, 2005.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments to 
the Standardization Section, Fresh Products Branch, Fruit and Vegetable 
Programs, Agricultural Marketing Service, U.S. Department of 
Agriculture, 1400 Independence Ave. SW., Room 1661 South Building, Stop 
0240, Washington, DC 20250-0240; fax (202) 720-8871; e-mail 
FPB.DocketClerk@usda.gov.
    Comments should make reference to the dates and page number of this 
issue of the Federal Register and will be made available for public 
inspection in the above office during regular business hours. The 
proposed United States Standards for Grades of Field Grown Leaf Lettuce 
is available at either the above address, or by accessing the AMS, 
Fresh Products Branch Web site at: http://www.ams.usda.gov/fv/
fpbdocketlist.htm.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David L. Priester, at the above 
address or call (202) 720-2185; e-mail David.Priester@usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    A notice was published in the Federal Register, March 24, 2005, (70 
FR 15065) requesting comments on the possible development of the United 
States Standards for Grades of Field Grown Leaf Lettuce. The proposed 
standards would provide industry with a common language and uniform 
basis for trading, thus promoting the orderly and efficient marketing 
of field grown leaf lettuce. Additionally, the Agricultural Marketing 
Service (AMS) is seeking any comments related to the proposed standards 
that may be necessary to better serve the industry. The comment period 
ended May 23, 2005.
    A comment was received from a national industry association 
representing independent produce wholesale receivers, expressing the 
need for additional time to comment. The association requested the 
comment period be extended to allow the association an opportunity to 
meet further with their members to discuss the proposed standards.
    After reviewing the request, AMS is reopening and extending the 
comment period in order to allow sufficient time for interested 
persons, including the association, to file comments.

    Authority: 7 U.S.C. 1621-1627.

    Dated: July 15, 2005.
Kenneth C. Clayton,
Acting Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service.
[FR Doc. 05-14386 Filed 7-20-05; 8:45 am]
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