United States Standards for Grades of Pea Pods, 29606 [E6-7799]

Download as PDF 29606 Notices Federal Register Vol. 71, No. 99 Tuesday, May 23, 2006 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 Number FV–05–308] United States Standards for Grades of Pea Pods Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Reopening and extension of the comment period. rmajette on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the comment period on the proposed United States Standards for Grades of Pea Pods is reopened and extended. DATES: Comments must be received by June 22, 2006. 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 and on the Internet. The draft of the proposed United States Standards for Grades of Pea Pods is available by accessing the AMS’s Fresh Products Branch Web site on the Internet at: http://www.ams.usda.gov/fv/ fpbdocketlist.htm. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cheri L. Emery, at the above address or call (202) 720–2185; E-mail Cheri.Emery @usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A notice was published in the Federal Register, January 24, 2006, (71 FR 3817) requesting comments on the possible development of United States Standards VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:14 May 22, 2006 Jkt 208001 for Grades of Pea Pods. The proposed U.S. standard would provide industry with a common language and a uniform basis for trading, thus promoting the orderly and efficient marketing of pea pods. The comment period ended on March 27, 2006. A request was received from a packer/ shipper of pea pods, expressing the need for additional time to review the proposed U.S. standard. The packer/ shipper requested the comment period be extended to allow them the opportunity to submit comments. After reviewing the request, AMS is reopening and extending the comment period in order to allow sufficient time for interested persons, including the packer/shipper, to file comments. Authority: 7 U.S.C. 1621–1627. Dated: May 17, 2006. Lloyd C. 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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.

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Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 99 / Tuesday, May 23, 2006 / 
Notices

[[Page 29606]]



DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Marketing Service

[Docket Number FV-05-308]


United States Standards for Grades of Pea Pods

AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA.

ACTION: Reopening and extension of the comment period.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the comment period on the proposed 
United States Standards for Grades of Pea Pods is reopened and 
extended.

DATES: Comments must be received by June 22, 2006.

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 and on the Internet.
    The draft of the proposed United States Standards for Grades of Pea 
Pods is available by accessing the AMS's Fresh Products Branch Web site 
on the Internet at: http://www.ams.usda.gov/fv/fpbdocketlist.htm.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A notice was published in the Federal 
Register, January 24, 2006, (71 FR 3817) requesting comments on the 
possible development of United States Standards for Grades of Pea Pods. 
The proposed U.S. standard would provide industry with a common 
language and a uniform basis for trading, thus promoting the orderly 
and efficient marketing of pea pods. The comment period ended on March 
27, 2006.
    A request was received from a packer/shipper of pea pods, 
expressing the need for additional time to review the proposed U.S. 
standard. The packer/shipper requested the comment period be extended 
to allow them the opportunity to submit comments.
    After reviewing the request, AMS is reopening and extending the 
comment period in order to allow sufficient time for interested 
persons, including the packer/shipper, to file comments.

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

    Dated: May 17, 2006.
Lloyd C. Day,
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service.
 [FR Doc. E6-7799 Filed 5-22-06; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3410-02-P