United States Standards for Grades of Summer Squash, 25243 [E7-8574]

Download as PDF cprice-sewell on DSK89S0YB1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 86 / Friday, May 4, 2007 / Notices Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average .28 hours per response. Respondents: Producers, handlers, processors, cooperatives, and public members. Estimated Number of Respondents: 16,043 Estimated Number of Responses: 30,604 Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1.91 Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 8,419 hours. 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Comments should reference this docket number and the appropriate marketing order, and be mailed to the Docket Clerk, Fruit and Vegetable Programs, AMS, USDA, 1400 Independence Ave., SW., STOP 0237, room 1406–S, Washington, DC 20250– 0237; Fax (202) 720–8938; or E-mail: moab.docketclerk@usda.gov or www.regulations.gov. Comments should reference the docket number and the date and page number of this issue of the Federal Register. All comments received will be available for public inspection in the Office of the Docket Clerk during regular USDA business hours at 1400 Independence Ave., SW., STOP 0237, Washington, DC, room 1406–S, or can be viewed at: https:// www.ams.usda.gov/fv/moab.html. All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will also become a matter of public record. Dated: May 1, 2007. Lloyd C. Day, Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. 07–2203 Filed 5–1–07; 2:23 pm] 14:51 Apr 20, 2010 Agricultural Marketing Service [Docket # AMS–2006–0111; FV–06–315] Jkt 220001 Dated: May 1, 2007. Lloyd C. Day, Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. E7–8574 Filed 5–3–07; 8:45 am] United States Standards for Grades of Summer Squash AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice; withdrawal. 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 Summer Squash. After reviewing and considering the comments received, the agency has decided not to proceed with this action. EFFECTIVE DATE: May 4, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Vincent J. Fusaro, Standardization Section, Fresh Products Branch, (202) 720–2185. The United States Standards for Grades of Summer Squash are available 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 Summer Squash for possible revisions. The standards were last revised on January 6, 1984. On August 6, 2006, AMS published a notice in the Federal Register (71 FR 44607) soliciting comments on a possible revision to the United States Standards for Grades of Summer Squash. 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 October 7, 2006. During that sixty-day comment period, one comment was submitted opposing the revisions. The commentor stated, ‘‘the different varietal characteristics in each type could stop what would work as a ‘‘fancy’’ being packed for one area and put undue strain on the ‘‘medium’’ market because a particular variety of squash does not have the genetics to meet size criteria.’’ The commentor also stated, ‘‘some regions can only successfully grow certain seed varieties and with the characteristics of some varieties, size restrictions could make it prohibitive for some areas to produce summer squash all together.’’ After reviewing and considering the comments received, AMS has decided not to proceed with the proposed revisions to the standards. Authority: 7 U.S.C. 1621–1627. 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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Marketing Service

[Docket  AMS-2006-0111; FV-06-315]


United States Standards for Grades of Summer Squash

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 Summer Squash. After reviewing 
and considering the comments received, the agency has decided not to 
proceed with this action.

EFFECTIVE DATE: May 4, 2007.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Vincent J. Fusaro, Standardization 
Section, Fresh Products Branch, (202) 720-2185. The United States 
Standards for Grades of Summer Squash are available 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 Summer 
Squash for possible revisions. The standards were last revised on 
January 6, 1984.
    On August 6, 2006, AMS published a notice in the Federal Register 
(71 FR 44607) soliciting comments on a possible revision to the United 
States Standards for Grades of Summer Squash. 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 October 
7, 2006.
    During that sixty-day comment period, one comment was submitted 
opposing the revisions. The commentor stated, ``the different varietal 
characteristics in each type could stop what would work as a ``fancy'' 
being packed for one area and put undue strain on the ``medium'' market 
because a particular variety of squash does not have the genetics to 
meet size criteria.'' The commentor also stated, ``some regions can 
only successfully grow certain seed varieties and with the 
characteristics of some varieties, size restrictions could make it 
prohibitive for some areas to produce summer squash all together.''
    After reviewing and considering the comments received, AMS has 
decided not to proceed with the proposed revisions to the standards.

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

    Dated: May 1, 2007.
Lloyd C. Day,
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service.
 [FR Doc. E7-8574 Filed 5-3-07; 8:45 am]
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