United States Standards for Grades of Winter Pears, 7594 [E7-2728]

Download as PDF 7594 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 32 / Friday, February 16, 2007 / Notices Two comments expressed that the standards appear to read that moldy stems would be classified under the other comments section of a certificate during an inspection, but would not be scored against the U.S. No. 1 grade. The basic requirements of the U.S. No. 1 and U.S. No. 2 grades state that, ‘‘The vines shall not be brittle and shall be free from decay; and free from damage by mold or any other means.’’ and ‘‘The vines shall not be brittle and shall be free from decay; and free from serious damage by mold or other means.’’ respectively. Therefore, moldy stems would be scored as a defect in all U.S. grades of TOV. One comment requested that a color section similar to how color is handled in the U.S. Standards for Grades of Fresh Tomatoes be added in order to provide additional guidance during the inspection process. The growing, ripening, and handling practices of TOV are very different from fresh tomatoes. Further, the proposed maturity requirements also require a color break of not less than ten percent. Therefore, a separate color section would not be necessary for TOV. Finally one commenter stated that they would use these new standards for trade purposes. The proposed TOV standards would provide a common language for trade and a means of measuring value in the marketing of this commodity. The official grade of a lot of TOV covered by these standards will be determined by the procedures set forth in the Regulations Governing Inspection, Certification, and Standards of Fresh Fruits, Vegetables, and Other Products (Sec. 51.1 to 51.61). This notice provides a 60-day comment period for interested parties to comment on the proposed United States Standards for Grades of Tomatoes on the Vine. (Authority: 7 U.S.C. 1621–1627.) Dated: February 12, 2007. Lloyd C. Day, Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. E7–2731 Filed 2–15–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES [Docket # AMS–FV–2007–0005; FV–06–313] United States Standards for Grades of Winter Pears Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice; withdrawal. VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:03 Feb 15, 2007 Jkt 211001 DATES: Effective Date: February 16, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Vincent J. Fusaro, Standardization Section, Fresh Products Branch, (202) 720–2185. The United States Standards for Grades of Pineapples are available either through the address cited above or by accessing the Fresh Products Branch Web site at: https:// www.ams.usda.gov/standards/ stanfrfv.htm. Background AMS had identified the United States Standards for Grades of Winter Pears for possible revisions. The revision would delete § 51.1309, Condition after storage or transit, which states that ‘‘decay, scald or other deterioration which may have developed on pears after they have been in storage or transit shall be considered as affecting condition and not the grade.’’ The standards were published on September 10, 1955. On November 2, 2006, AMS published a notice in the Federal Register (71 FR 64478) soliciting comments on a possible revision to the United States Standards for Grades of Winter Pears. The comments are available by accessing AMS, Fresh Products Branch Web site at: https:// www.ams.usda.gov/fv/ fpbdocketlist.htm. The comment period ended January 2, 2007. During that sixty-day comment period, twenty-two comments were submitted. All opposed a revision. The commenters generally felt that the current standard has been in place for many years and still is useful. After reviewing and considering the comments received, AMS has decided not to proceed with the action. (Authority: 7 U.S.C. 1621–1627.) Agricultural Marketing Service AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is withdrawing the notice soliciting comments on its proposal to amend the voluntary United States Standards for Grades of Winter Pears. After reviewing and considering the comments received, the agency has decided not to proceed with this action. Dated: February 12, 2007. Lloyd C. Day, Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. E7–2728 Filed 2–15–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2007–0012] Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Animal Welfare; Inspection, Licensing, and Procurement of Animals Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Extension of approval of an information collection; comment request. 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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 32 (Friday, February 16, 2007)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Marketing Service

[Docket  AMS-FV-2007-0005; FV-06-313]


United States Standards for Grades of Winter Pears

AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice; withdrawal.

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SUMMARY: The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is withdrawing the 
notice soliciting comments on its proposal to amend the voluntary 
United States Standards for Grades of Winter Pears. After reviewing and 
considering the comments received, the agency has decided not to 
proceed with this action.

DATES: Effective Date: February 16, 2007.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Vincent J. Fusaro, Standardization 
Section, Fresh Products Branch, (202) 720-2185. The United States 
Standards for Grades of Pineapples are available either through the 
address cited above or by accessing the Fresh Products Branch Web site 
at: https://www.ams.usda.gov/standards/stanfrfv.htm.

Background

    AMS had identified the United States Standards for Grades of Winter 
Pears for possible revisions. The revision would delete Sec.  51.1309, 
Condition after storage or transit, which states that ``decay, scald or 
other deterioration which may have developed on pears after they have 
been in storage or transit shall be considered as affecting condition 
and not the grade.'' The standards were published on September 10, 
1955.
    On November 2, 2006, AMS published a notice in the Federal Register 
(71 FR 64478) soliciting comments on a possible revision to the United 
States Standards for Grades of Winter Pears. The comments are available 
by accessing AMS, Fresh Products Branch Web site at: https://
www.ams.usda.gov/fv/fpbdocketlist.htm. The comment period ended January 
2, 2007. During that sixty-day comment period, twenty-two comments were 
submitted. All opposed a revision. The commenters generally felt that 
the current standard has been in place for many years and still is 
useful.
    After reviewing and considering the comments received, AMS has 
decided not to proceed with the action.

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

    Dated: February 12, 2007.
Lloyd C. Day,
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service.
 [FR Doc. E7-2728 Filed 2-15-07; 8:45 am]
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