United States Standards for Grades of Oranges (California and Arizona) and/or United States Standards for Grades of Grapefruit (California and Arizona), 50383 [E6-14113]

Download as PDF 50383 Notices Federal Register Vol. 71, No. 165 Friday, August 25, 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–06–316] United States Standards for Grades of Oranges (California and Arizona) and/ or United States Standards for Grades of Grapefruit (California and Arizona) Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), prior to undertaking research and other work associated with revising official grade standards, is soliciting comments on the need for possible revisions to the United States Standards for Grades of Oranges (California and Arizona) and/or United States Standards for Grades of Grapefruit (California and Arizona). AMS is seeking comments regarding any revisions to the United States Standards for Grades of Oranges (California and Arizona) and/or United States Standards for Grades of Grapefruit (California and Arizona) that may be necessary to better serve the industry. DATES: Comments must be received by October 24, 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. The United States Standards for Grades of Oranges (California and Arizona) and/or cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:57 Aug 24, 2006 Jkt 208001 United States Standards for Grades of Grapefruit (California and Arizona) are available either at the above address or by accessing the AMS, Fresh Products Branch Web site at: http:// www.ams.usda.gov/ standards/ stanfrfv.htm. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cheri Emery, at the above address or call (202) 720–2185; E-mail Cheri.Emery@usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 203(c) of the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (7 U.S.C. 1621–1627), as amended, directs and authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture ‘‘To develop and improve standards of quality, condition, quantity, grade and packaging and recommend and demonstrate such standards in order to encourage uniformity and consistency in commercial practices.’’ AMS is committed to carrying out this authority in a manner that facilitates the marketing of agricultural commodities and makes copies of official standards available upon request. The United States Standards for Grades of Fruits and Vegetables not connected with Federal Marketing Orders or U.S. Import Requirements no longer appear in the Code of Federal Regulations, but are maintained by USDA AMS Fruit and Vegetable Programs. AMS is considering whether to revise the U.S. Standards for Grades of Oranges (California and Arizona) and United States Standards for Grades of Grapefruit (California and Arizona) using the procedures that appear in Part 36, Title 7 of the Code of Federal Regulations (7 CFR part 36). These standards were last revised in 1999. Background AMS has identified the United States Standards for Grades of Oranges (California and Arizona) and/or United States Standards for Grades of Grapefruit (California and Arizona) for possible revisions. AMS has identified the standards may need to be revised to reflect current marketing trends. 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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. 165 / Friday, August 25, 2006 / 
Notices

[[Page 50383]]



DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Marketing Service

[Docket Number FV-06-316]


United States Standards for Grades of Oranges (California and 
Arizona) and/or United States Standards for Grades of Grapefruit 
(California and Arizona)

AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), prior to undertaking 
research and other work associated with revising official grade 
standards, is soliciting comments on the need for possible revisions to 
the United States Standards for Grades of Oranges (California and 
Arizona) and/or United States Standards for Grades of Grapefruit 
(California and Arizona). AMS is seeking comments regarding any 
revisions to the United States Standards for Grades of Oranges 
(California and Arizona) and/or United States Standards for Grades of 
Grapefruit (California and Arizona) that may be necessary to better 
serve the industry.

DATES: Comments must be received by October 24, 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. The United States Standards for Grades of Oranges 
(California and Arizona) and/or United States Standards for Grades of 
Grapefruit (California and Arizona) are available either at the above 
address or by accessing the AMS, Fresh Products Branch Web site at: 
http://www.ams.usda.gov/standards/stanfrfv.htm.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 203(c) of the Agricultural Marketing 
Act of 1946 (7 U.S.C. 1621-1627), as amended, directs and authorizes 
the Secretary of Agriculture ``To develop and improve standards of 
quality, condition, quantity, grade and packaging and recommend and 
demonstrate such standards in order to encourage uniformity and 
consistency in commercial practices.'' AMS is committed to carrying out 
this authority in a manner that facilitates the marketing of 
agricultural commodities and makes copies of official standards 
available upon request. The United States Standards for Grades of 
Fruits and Vegetables not connected with Federal Marketing Orders or 
U.S. Import Requirements no longer appear in the Code of Federal 
Regulations, but are maintained by USDA AMS Fruit and Vegetable 
Programs.
    AMS is considering whether to revise the U.S. Standards for Grades 
of Oranges (California and Arizona) and United States Standards for 
Grades of Grapefruit (California and Arizona) using the procedures that 
appear in Part 36, Title 7 of the Code of Federal Regulations (7 CFR 
part 36). These standards were last revised in 1999.

Background

    AMS has identified the United States Standards for Grades of 
Oranges (California and Arizona) and/or United States Standards for 
Grades of Grapefruit (California and Arizona) for possible revisions. 
AMS has identified the standards may need to be revised to reflect 
current marketing trends. However, prior to undertaking detailed work 
to develop proposed revisions to the standards, AMS is seeking 
suggestions from the industry on possible revisions, such as: changing 
the basic requirements to the grades, or changing the tolerances in 
order to make them more suitable for the markets, adding additional 
definitions, or revising the existing definitions particularly those 
that contain scoring guides for defects. These areas for possible 
revisions are only illustrative. AMS invites suggestions on all aspects 
of these standards that may need to be revised.
    This notice provides for a 60-day comment period for interested 
parties to comment on whether any changes are necessary to the 
standards. Should AMS conclude that there is a need for any revisions 
of the standards, the proposed revisions will be published in the 
Federal Register with a request for comments in accordance with 7 CFR 
part 36.

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

    Dated: August 21, 2006.
Lloyd C. Day,
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service.
[FR Doc. E6-14113 Filed 8-24-06; 8:45 am]
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