United States Standards for Grades of Dewberries and Blackberries, 58371 [05-20095]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 193 / Thursday, October 6, 2005 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Agricultural Marketing Service [Docket Number FV–05–309] United States Standards for Grades of Dewberries and Blackberries AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) published a notice soliciting comments on a proposal to revise the color requirements in the voluntary United States Standards for Grades of Dewberries and Blackberries. The Agency has decided not to proceed further with this action due to the comments and concerns received from the industry. EFFECTIVE DATE: October 6, 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cheri L. Emery, Standardization Section, Fresh Products Branch, Fruit and Vegetable Programs, Agricultural Marketing Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Room 1661 South Building, STOP 0240, Washington, DC 20250–0240, Fax (202) 720–8871 or call (202) 720–2185; E-mail Cheri.Emery@usda.gov. The United States Standards for Grades of Dewberries and Blackberries are available either through the address cited above or by accessing the Fresh Products Branch Web site at: http:// www.ams.usda.gov/standards/ stanfrfv.htm. Background At a 2003 meeting with the Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee, AMS was asked to review all the fresh fruit and vegetable grade standards for usefulness in serving the industry. AMS had identified the United States Standards for Grades of Dewberries and Blackberries for a possible revision. The United States Standards for Grades of Dewberries and Blackberries were last amended on February 13, 1928. On June 21, 2005, a notice seeking comments on the possible revision of the standards to allow for a lesser amount of color or varying shades of color was published in the Federal Register (70 FR 21392) with the comment period ending August 22, 2005. Two comments were received from the industry during the official period for comment. Both comments received did not support the revision of the standards based on color being a factor of the ripening process, and the effect VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:52 Oct 05, 2005 Jkt 208001 that it has on the marketing of dewberries and blackberries. After reviewing and considering the comments received, the Agency has decided not to proceed further with this action. Authority: 7 U.S.C. 1621–1627. 58371 Tahoe Basin Management Unit at the contact address stated above. Dated: September 30, 2005. Tyrone Kelley, Deputy Forest Supervisor. [FR Doc. 05–20053 Filed 10–5–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–M Dated: October 3, 2005. Lloyd C. Day, Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. 05–20095 Filed 10–5–05; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE BILLING CODE 3410–02–P [Docket T–3–2005] DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Federal Advisory Committee Forest Service, USDA. Notice of meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Lake Tahoe Basin Federal Advisory Committee will hold a meeting on October 25, 2005, at the Inn by the Lake, 3300 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150. This Committee, established by the Secretary of Agriculture on December 15, 1998 (64 FR 2876), is chartered to provide advice to the Secretary on implementing the terms of the Federal Interagency Partnership on the Lake Tahoe Region and other matters raised by the Secretary. DATES: The meeting will be held October 25, 2005, beginning at 3:15 p.m. and ending at 5 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Inn by the Lake, 3300 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150. 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Under T/IM procedures, the company has requested authority to manufacture, remanufacture, charge and recharge toner cartridges (HTS 8472.90 and 8473.30; these products enter the United States duty free). The company may source the following items from abroad for manufacturing of one or both of the finished products under T/IM authority, as delineated in Brother’s application: toner (HTS 3707.90); toner caps (3923.50); collars, guards, and covers (3926.90); seals (5911.90); labels (4821.10); developer rollers (9009.99); bearings (8483.30); springs (7320.20); gears (8483.90); retaining rings (7318.29); washers (7318.22); and ‘‘lower film’’ (3919.90). Duty rates on these inputs range from duty–free to 6.5%. T/IM authority could be granted for a period of up to two years. Brother has also submitted a request for permanent FTZ manufacturing authority (for which Board filing is pending), which includes five additional inputs. 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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Marketing Service

[Docket Number FV-05-309]


United States Standards for Grades of Dewberries and Blackberries

AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) published a notice 
soliciting comments on a proposal to revise the color requirements in 
the voluntary United States Standards for Grades of Dewberries and 
Blackberries. The Agency has decided not to proceed further with this 
action due to the comments and concerns received from the industry.

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 6, 2005.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cheri L. Emery, Standardization 
Section, Fresh Products Branch, Fruit and Vegetable Programs, 
Agricultural Marketing Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 
Independence Avenue, SW., Room 1661 South Building, STOP 0240, 
Washington, DC 20250-0240, Fax (202) 720-8871 or call (202) 720-2185; 
E-mail Cheri.Emery@usda.gov. The United States Standards for Grades of 
Dewberries and Blackberries are available either through the address 
cited above or by accessing the Fresh Products Branch Web site at: 
http://www.ams.usda.gov/standards/stanfrfv.htm.

Background

    At a 2003 meeting with the Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory 
Committee, AMS was asked to review all the fresh fruit and vegetable 
grade standards for usefulness in serving the industry. AMS had 
identified the United States Standards for Grades of Dewberries and 
Blackberries for a possible revision. The United States Standards for 
Grades of Dewberries and Blackberries were last amended on February 13, 
1928.
    On June 21, 2005, a notice seeking comments on the possible 
revision of the standards to allow for a lesser amount of color or 
varying shades of color was published in the Federal Register (70 FR 
21392) with the comment period ending August 22, 2005.
    Two comments were received from the industry during the official 
period for comment. Both comments received did not support the revision 
of the standards based on color being a factor of the ripening process, 
and the effect that it has on the marketing of dewberries and 
blackberries.
    After reviewing and considering the comments received, the Agency 
has decided not to proceed further with this action.

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

    Dated: October 3, 2005.
Lloyd C. Day,
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service.
[FR Doc. 05-20095 Filed 10-5-05; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3410-02-P