Regulatory Flexibility Act: Review of Regulations, 14827-14828 [06-2896]

Download as PDF 14827 Proposed Rules Federal Register Vol. 71, No. 57 Friday, March 24, 2006 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of the proposed issuance of rules and regulations. The purpose of these notices is to give interested persons an opportunity to participate in the rule making prior to the adoption of the final rules. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Agricultural Marketing Service 7 CFR Chapters I, IX, X, and XI [No. AMS–06–01] Regulatory Flexibility Act: Review of Regulations AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. Schedule for review of agency regulations. ACTION: SUMMARY: This document updates the Agricultural Marketing Service’s (AMS) schedule for reviewing its regulations under the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA). Included in this schedule all regulations that warrant periodic review irrespective of whether specific regulations meet the threshold requirement for mandatory review established by the RFA. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christine M. Sarcone, Director, Legislative and Regulatory Review Staff, AMS, USDA, 14th & Independence Avenue, SW., Room 3510-South, Washington, DC 20250, telephone: (202) 720–3203; fax: (202) 690–3767. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Sec. 610 of the RFA (5 U.S.C. 610) requires agencies to review all regulations on a periodic basis that have or will have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. Because many of AMS’ regulations impact small entities, AMS decided, as a matter of policy, to review certain regulations which although they may not meet the threshold requirement under sec. 610 of the FRA (5 U.S.C. 610) merit review. The purpose of each review will be to determine whether the rules should be continued without change, or should be amended or rescinded (consistent with the objectives of applicable statutes) to minimize impacts on small businesses. In reviewing its rules the AMS will consider the following factors: (1) The continued need for the rule; (2) The nature of complaints or comments from the public concerning the rule; (3) The complexity of the rule; (4) The extent to which the rule overlaps, duplicates, or conflicts with other Federal rules and, to the extent feasible, with the state and local regulations; and (5) The length of time since the rule has been evaluated or the degree to which technology, economic conditions, or other factors have changed in the area affected by the rule. This document updates the plan which was published on August 14, 2003 (68 FR 48574). The Agency has modified the plan with respect to Tomatoes Grown in Florida (7 CFR part 966) and Winter Pears grown in Oregon and Washington (7 CFR part 927). With regard to pears, this program has been the subject of substantial regulatory change and we are allowing sufficient time for implementation before asking the public to review the program. With regard to tomatoes, we are continuing our review of that program. We’re adding two new programs, Mango Promotion, Research, and Information (7 CFR part 1206) and Mandatory Country of Origin Labeling for Fish and Shellfish (7 CFR part 60) which were implemented in 2004 and will be reviewed in 2014. Results for reviews can be obtained from the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section in ‘‘Confirmation of regulations’’ document which is published at the completion of each review. The list of reviews completed January 2005 to date include: (1) Raisins Produced from grapes Grown in California, part 989, January 30, 2006 (71 FR 4805); (2) Fluid Milk Promotion Program, March 9, 2005 (70 FR 11535); and (3) Dried Prunes Produced in California, February 13, 2006 (71 FR 7395). The Agency expects to publish review summaries for Cranberries Grown in the States of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, etc. (7 CFR part 929); Potato Research and Promotion Program (7 CFR part 1207); Mushroom Promotion, Research and Consumer Information Order (7 CFR part 1209); Soybean Promotion, Research and Consumer Information (7 CFR part 1220); and Egg Research and Promotion (7 CFR part 1250) later this year. The attached document announces the revised schedule. Dated: March 20, 2006. Lloyd C. Day, Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE REVIEW PLAN FOR REGULATIONS IDENTIFIED FOR SECTION 610 REVIEW REGULATORY FLEXIBILITY ACT AMS program/regulation Year implemented 7 Part 46; Sec. 15, 46 Stat. 537; 7 U.S.C. 499o ............ cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with PROPOSALS CFR part & authority Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act, 1930 ............. 2008 7 Part 60; 7 U.S.C. 1621 et seq. ..................................... 7 Part 205; 7 U.S.C. 6501–6522 ..................................... 7 Part 905; 7 U.S.C. 6501–674 ....................................... Country of Origin Labeling for Fish and Shellfish .......... National Organic Program .............................................. Oranges, Grapefruit, Tangerines, and Tangelos Grown in Florida. Sweet Cherries Grown in Designated Counties in Washington. Grapes Grown in a Designated Area of Southeastern California. Winter Pears Grown in Oregon and Washington ........... 1930/Regs Amended 1997. 2004 ............. 2000 ............. 1939 ............. 1957 ............. 2007 1980 ............. 2006 1939 ............. 2008 7 Part 923; 7 U.S.C. 601–674 ......................................... 7 Part 925; 7 U.S.C. 601–674 ......................................... 7 Part 927; 7 U.S.C. 601–674 ......................................... VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:11 Mar 23, 2006 Jkt 208001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 E:\FR\FM\24MRP1.SGM 24MRP1 Year for review 2014 2010 2007 14828 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 57 / Friday, March 24, 2006 / Proposed Rules AGRICULTURAL MARKETING SERVICE REVIEW PLAN FOR REGULATIONS IDENTIFIED FOR SECTION 610 REVIEW REGULATORY FLEXIBILITY ACT—Continued CFR part & authority AMS program/regulation Year implemented 7 Part 929; 7 U.S.C. 601–674 ......................................... Cranberries Grown in States of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, etc. Tart Cherries Grown in MI, NY, PA, OR, UT, WA & WI Irish Potatoes Grown in Colorado .................................. Tomatoes Grown in Florida ............................................ Walnuts Grown in California ........................................... Minimum Quality and Handling Standards for Domestic and Imported Peanuts Marketed in the United States. Federal Milk Marketing Orders ....................................... Dairy Promotion Program ............................................... Mango Promotion, Research, and Promotion Order ...... Potato Research and Promotion .................................... Mushroom Promotion, Research and Consumer Information Order. Popcorn Promotion, Research and Consumer Information. Peanut Promotion, Research, and Information Order .... Blueberry Promotion, Research, and Information Order Hass Avocado Promotion, Research, and Information .. Soybean Promotion, Research and Consumer Information. Pork Promotion, Research, and Consumer Information Honey Research, Promotion, and Consumer Information Order. Egg Research and Promotion ........................................ Beef Promotion and Research ....................................... 1962 ............. 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 Part 930; 7 U.S.C. 601–674 ......................................... Part 948; 7 U.S.C. 601–674 ......................................... Part 966; 7 U.S.C. 601–674 ......................................... Part 984; 7 U.S.C. 601–674 ......................................... Part 996; Secs. 1308, Pub.L. 107–171, 116 Stat. 178 (7 U.S.C. 7958). Parts 1000–1139; 7 U.S.C. 601–674 ........................... Part 1150; 7 U.S.C. 4501–4513 ................................... Part 1206; 7 U.S.C. 7 U.S.C. 7411–7425 .................... Part 1207; 7 U.S.C. 2611–2627 ................................... Part 1209; 7 U.S.C. 6101–6112 ................................... 7 Part 1215; 7 U.S.C. 7481–7491 ................................... 7 7 7 7 Part Part Part Part 1216; 1218; 1219; 1220; 7 7 7 7 U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. U.S.C. 7401–7425 7401–7425 7801–7813 6301–6311 ................................... ................................... ................................... ................................... 7 Part 1230; 7 U.S.C. 4801–4819 ................................... 7 Part 1240; 7 U.S.C. 4601–4612 ................................... 7 Part 1250; 7 U.S.C. 2701–2718 ................................... 7 Part 1260; 7 U.S.C. 2901–2911 ................................... Year for review * 2005 1996 1941 1955 1948 2003 ............. ............. ............. ............. ............. 2006 2006 2008 2008 2010 1999 1984 2004 1972 1993 ............. ............. ............. ............. ............. 2009 2006 2014 * 2005 * 2005 1997 ............. 2007 1999 2000 2003 1991 ............. ............. ............. ............. 2009 2010 2010 * 2005 1986 ............. 1987 ............. 2008 2008 1976 ............. 1986 ............. * 2005 2007 * A notice was published in the Federal Register announcing this review. The agency expects to publish a summary later this year. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Written comments and opinions on this proposed rule will be accepted until close of business April 24, 2006, and will be considered when the rule is to be made final. Federal Crop Insurance Corporation ADDRESSES: DATES: [FR Doc. 06–2896 Filed 3–23–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P 7 CFR Part 457 RIN 0563–AC03 Common Crop Insurance Regulations; Mint Crop Insurance Provisions Federal Crop Insurance Corporation, USDA. ACTION: Correction; Reopening and Extension of comment period. cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with PROPOSALS AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) is extending the comment period for the proposed rule that was published in the Federal Register on Monday, February 6, 2006 (71 FR 6016–6021). The proposed rule was to amend 7 CFR part 457 to add to a new § 457.169 that provides insurance for mint. The provisions will be used in conjunction with the Common Crop Insurance Policy Basic Provisions, which contain standard terms and conditions common to most crops. This action will correct the electronic mail address, and allow interested persons additional time to prepare and submit comments. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:11 Mar 23, 2006 Jkt 208001 Interested persons are invited to submit written comments to the Director, Product Development Division, Risk Management Agency, United States Department of Agriculture, 6501 Beacon Drive, Stop 0812, Room 421, Kansas City, MO 64133–4676. Comments titled ‘‘Mint Crop Insurance Provisions’’ may be sent via the Internet to DirectorPDD@rma.usda.gov, or the Federal eRulemaking Portal: https:// www.regulations.gov/. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. A copy of each response will be available for public inspection and copying from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., c.s.t., Monday through Friday, except holidays, at the above address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Linda Williams, Risk Management Specialist, Research and Development, Product Development Division, Risk Management Agency, at the Kansas City, MO, address listed above, telephone (816) 926–7730. Background On Monday, February 6, 2006, FCIC published a proposed rule with request for comments in the Federal Register to add to 7 CFR part 457, the Common Crop Insurance Regulations, a new § 457.169 that will provide insurance for mint. The effect of the proposed rule was to convert the mint pilot crop insurance program to a permanent crop insurance program. Comments were required to be received on or before April 7, 2006. FCIC has been informed the e-mail address listed on the proposed rule and the Federal eRulemaking Portal address were not operational at the time the proposed rule was published. Therefore, FCIC is reopening and extending the comment period until close of business April 24, 2006. This action will allow interested persons who were unable to submit comments additional time to submit comments. Signed in Washington, DC on March 16, 2006. Eldon Gould, Manager, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation. [FR Doc. 06–2893 Filed 3–23–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–08–P SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 E:\FR\FM\24MRP1.SGM 24MRP1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 57 (Friday, March 24, 2006)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 14827-14828]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 06-2896]


========================================================================
Proposed Rules
                                                Federal Register
________________________________________________________________________

This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of 
the proposed issuance of rules and regulations. The purpose of these 
notices is to give interested persons an opportunity to participate in 
the rule making prior to the adoption of the final rules.

========================================================================


Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 57 / Friday, March 24, 2006 / 
Proposed Rules

[[Page 14827]]



DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Marketing Service

7 CFR Chapters I, IX, X, and XI

[No. AMS-06-01]


Regulatory Flexibility Act: Review of Regulations

AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA.

ACTION: Schedule for review of agency regulations.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

SUMMARY: This document updates the Agricultural Marketing Service's 
(AMS) schedule for reviewing its regulations under the Regulatory 
Flexibility Act (RFA). Included in this schedule all regulations that 
warrant periodic review irrespective of whether specific regulations 
meet the threshold requirement for mandatory review established by the 
RFA.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christine M. Sarcone, Director, 
Legislative and Regulatory Review Staff, AMS, USDA, 14th & Independence 
Avenue, SW., Room 3510-South, Washington, DC 20250, telephone: (202) 
720-3203; fax: (202) 690-3767.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    Sec. 610 of the RFA (5 U.S.C. 610) requires agencies to review all 
regulations on a periodic basis that have or will have a significant 
economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. Because many 
of AMS' regulations impact small entities, AMS decided, as a matter of 
policy, to review certain regulations which although they may not meet 
the threshold requirement under sec. 610 of the FRA (5 U.S.C. 610) 
merit review.
    The purpose of each review will be to determine whether the rules 
should be continued without change, or should be amended or rescinded 
(consistent with the objectives of applicable statutes) to minimize 
impacts on small businesses. In reviewing its rules the AMS will 
consider the following factors: (1) The continued need for the rule; 
(2) The nature of complaints or comments from the public concerning the 
rule; (3) The complexity of the rule; (4) The extent to which the rule 
overlaps, duplicates, or conflicts with other Federal rules and, to the 
extent feasible, with the state and local regulations; and (5) The 
length of time since the rule has been evaluated or the degree to which 
technology, economic conditions, or other factors have changed in the 
area affected by the rule.
    This document updates the plan which was published on August 14, 
2003 (68 FR 48574). The Agency has modified the plan with respect to 
Tomatoes Grown in Florida (7 CFR part 966) and Winter Pears grown in 
Oregon and Washington (7 CFR part 927). With regard to pears, this 
program has been the subject of substantial regulatory change and we 
are allowing sufficient time for implementation before asking the 
public to review the program. With regard to tomatoes, we are 
continuing our review of that program. We're adding two new programs, 
Mango Promotion, Research, and Information (7 CFR part 1206) and 
Mandatory Country of Origin Labeling for Fish and Shellfish (7 CFR part 
60) which were implemented in 2004 and will be reviewed in 2014. 
Results for reviews can be obtained from the person listed in the FOR 
FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section in ``Confirmation of regulations'' 
document which is published at the completion of each review. The list 
of reviews completed January 2005 to date include: (1) Raisins Produced 
from grapes Grown in California, part 989, January 30, 2006 (71 FR 
4805); (2) Fluid Milk Promotion Program, March 9, 2005 (70 FR 11535); 
and (3) Dried Prunes Produced in California, February 13, 2006 (71 FR 
7395). The Agency expects to publish review summaries for Cranberries 
Grown in the States of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, etc. (7 CFR part 
929); Potato Research and Promotion Program (7 CFR part 1207); Mushroom 
Promotion, Research and Consumer Information Order (7 CFR part 1209); 
Soybean Promotion, Research and Consumer Information (7 CFR part 1220); 
and Egg Research and Promotion (7 CFR part 1250) later this year.
    The attached document announces the revised schedule.

    Dated: March 20, 2006.
Lloyd C. Day,
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service.

     Agricultural Marketing Service Review Plan for Regulations Identified for Section 610 Review Regulatory
                                                 Flexibility Act
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                       Year for
          CFR part & authority               AMS program/regulation          Year  implemented          review
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
7 Part 46; Sec. 15, 46 Stat. 537; 7       Perishable Agricultural      1930/Regs Amended 1997......         2008
 U.S.C. 499o.                              Commodities Act, 1930.
7 Part 60; 7 U.S.C. 1621 et seq.........  Country of Origin Labeling   2004........................         2014
                                           for Fish and Shellfish.
7 Part 205; 7 U.S.C. 6501-6522..........  National Organic Program...  2000........................         2010
7 Part 905; 7 U.S.C. 6501-674...........  Oranges, Grapefruit,         1939........................         2007
                                           Tangerines, and Tangelos
                                           Grown in Florida.
7 Part 923; 7 U.S.C. 601-674............  Sweet Cherries Grown in      1957........................         2007
                                           Designated Counties in
                                           Washington.
7 Part 925; 7 U.S.C. 601-674............  Grapes Grown in a            1980........................         2006
                                           Designated Area of
                                           Southeastern California.
7 Part 927; 7 U.S.C. 601-674............  Winter Pears Grown in        1939........................         2008
                                           Oregon and Washington.

[[Page 14828]]

 
7 Part 929; 7 U.S.C. 601-674............  Cranberries Grown in States  1962........................       * 2005
                                           of Massachusetts, Rhode
                                           Island, etc.
7 Part 930; 7 U.S.C. 601-674............  Tart Cherries Grown in MI,   1996........................         2006
                                           NY, PA, OR, UT, WA & WI.
7 Part 948; 7 U.S.C. 601-674............  Irish Potatoes Grown in      1941........................         2006
                                           Colorado.
7 Part 966; 7 U.S.C. 601-674............  Tomatoes Grown in Florida..  1955........................         2008
7 Part 984; 7 U.S.C. 601-674............  Walnuts Grown in California  1948........................         2008
7 Part 996; Secs. 1308, Pub.L. 107-171,   Minimum Quality and          2003........................         2010
 116 Stat. 178 (7 U.S.C. 7958).            Handling Standards for
                                           Domestic and Imported
                                           Peanuts Marketed in the
                                           United States.
7 Parts 1000-1139; 7 U.S.C. 601-674.....  Federal Milk Marketing       1999........................         2009
                                           Orders.
7 Part 1150; 7 U.S.C. 4501-4513.........  Dairy Promotion Program....  1984........................         2006
7 Part 1206; 7 U.S.C. 7 U.S.C. 7411-7425  Mango Promotion, Research,   2004........................         2014
                                           and Promotion Order.
7 Part 1207; 7 U.S.C. 2611-2627.........  Potato Research and          1972........................       * 2005
                                           Promotion.
7 Part 1209; 7 U.S.C. 6101-6112.........  Mushroom Promotion,          1993........................       * 2005
                                           Research and Consumer
                                           Information Order.
7 Part 1215; 7 U.S.C. 7481-7491.........  Popcorn Promotion, Research  1997........................         2007
                                           and Consumer Information.
7 Part 1216; 7 U.S.C. 7401-7425.........  Peanut Promotion, Research,  1999........................         2009
                                           and Information Order.
7 Part 1218; 7 U.S.C. 7401-7425.........  Blueberry Promotion,         2000........................         2010
                                           Research, and Information
                                           Order.
7 Part 1219; 7 U.S.C. 7801-7813.........  Hass Avocado Promotion,      2003........................         2010
                                           Research, and Information.
7 Part 1220; 7 U.S.C. 6301-6311.........  Soybean Promotion, Research  1991........................       * 2005
                                           and Consumer Information.
7 Part 1230; 7 U.S.C. 4801-4819.........  Pork Promotion, Research,    1986........................         2008
                                           and Consumer Information.
7 Part 1240; 7 U.S.C. 4601-4612.........  Honey Research, Promotion,   1987........................         2008
                                           and Consumer Information
                                           Order.
7 Part 1250; 7 U.S.C. 2701-2718.........  Egg Research and Promotion.  1976........................       * 2005
7 Part 1260; 7 U.S.C. 2901-2911.........  Beef Promotion and Research  1986........................        2007
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
* A notice was published in the Federal Register announcing this review. The agency expects to publish a summary
  later this year.

[FR Doc. 06-2896 Filed 3-23-06; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3410-02-P