United States Standards for Livestock and Meat Marketing Claims, Naturally Raised Claim for Livestock and the Meat and Meat Products Derived From Such Livestock, 5789 [E8-1722]

Download as PDF 5789 Notices Federal Register Vol. 73, No. 21 Thursday, January 31, 2008 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 No. AMS–LS–07–0131] United States Standards for Livestock and Meat Marketing Claims, Naturally Raised Claim for Livestock and the Meat and Meat Products Derived From Such Livestock Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Reopening and Extension of the Comment Period. rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is reopening and extending the comment period for the proposed voluntary standard for a naturally raised marketing claim that was published in the Federal Register on November 28, 2007 (72 FR 67266). DATES: Comments must be received by March 3, 2008 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments concerning this proposal. Comments should be submitted through the Web site at http://www.regulations.gov. Send written comments to: Naturally Raised Marketing Claim, Room 2607–S, AMS, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250–0254, or by facsimile to (202) 720–1112. All comments should reference the docket number. Comments received will be posted on the Web site at http:// www.regulations.gov and will be made available for public inspection at the above physical address during regular business hours. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Martin E. O’Connor, Chief, Standards, Analysis, and Technology Branch, Livestock and Seed Program, AMS, USDA, Room 2607–S, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250–0254; facsimile: (202) 720–1112; telephone: (202) 720– VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:07 Jan 30, 2008 Jkt 214001 4486; or e-mail: Martin.OConnor@usda.gov. Additional information can also be found by accessing the Web site at http:// www.ams.usda.gov/lsg/stand/ naturalclaim.htm. Section 203(c) of the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946, as amended (7 U.S.C. 1622), 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.’’ USDA is committed to carrying out this authority in a manner that facilitates the marketing of agricultural products. One way of achieving this objective is through the development and maintenance of voluntary standards by AMS. AMS is seeking comments on a proposed voluntary U.S. Standard for Livestock and Meat Marketing Claims, Naturally Raised Claim for Livestock and the Meat and Meat Products Derived from such Livestock, in accordance with procedures that are contained in Title 7 Part 36 of the Code of Federal Regulations. On November 28, 2007, AMS published a notice (72 FR 67266) with request for comments for the proposed voluntary standard for a naturally raised marketing claim. The comment period closed on January 28, 2008. However, a number of interested producers, processors, and marketers have requested additional time to evaluate the full impact of the requirements of the proposed standard in order to provide more meaningful and substantive comments. Therefore, AMS has determined that there is sufficient justification to reopen and extend the comment period. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority: 7 U.S.C. 1621–1627. Dated: January 25, 2008. Kenneth C. Clayton, Acting Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. E8–1722 Filed 1–30–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service San Juan National Forest; Columbine Ranger District; Colorado; Hermosa Landscape Grazing Analysis; Correction AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA. Notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement; correction. ACTION: SUMMARY: The San Juan National Forest published a document in the Federal Register of January 17, 2008, giving notice of intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement. The document contained incorrect location information in the Summary. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cam Hooley, 970–884–1414, chooley@fs.fed.us. Correction In the Federal Register of January 17, 2008, in FR Doc. E8–749, on page 3234, in the third column, correct the ‘‘Summary’’ caption to read: SUMMARY: The San Juan National Forest proposes to continue to authorize livestock grazing on all or portions of the Hermosa Landscape in a manner that moves resource conditions toward desired on-the-ground conditions and is consistent with Forest Plan standards and guidelines. The analysis area encompasses approximately 122,000 acres on three active cattle allotments (Elbert Creek, Dutch Creek, and Upper Hermosa) and four vacant cattle allotments (Cascade, Forebay, Hope Creek, and South Fork). The area is located north of Durango, Colorado, in San Juan and La Plata Counties, in Townships 37–40 North, Ranges 8–11 West, N.M.P.M. and is within the Columbine Ranger District, San Juan National Forest, Colorado. The proposed action is designed to increase the flexibility of livestock grazing systems through adaptive management, which will allow quicker and more effective response to problems areas when they are revealed. Problems will be revealed through the use of short and long term monitoring. Application of adaptive management practices should result in healthier soil, watershed, and vegetative conditions. E:\FR\FM\31JAN1.SGM 31JAN1

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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. 73, No. 21 / Thursday, January 31, 2008 / 
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Marketing Service

[Docket No. AMS-LS-07-0131]


United States Standards for Livestock and Meat Marketing Claims, 
Naturally Raised Claim for Livestock and the Meat and Meat Products 
Derived From Such Livestock

AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA.

ACTION: Reopening and Extension of the Comment Period.

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SUMMARY: The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is reopening and 
extending the comment period for the proposed voluntary standard for a 
naturally raised marketing claim that was published in the Federal 
Register on November 28, 2007 (72 FR 67266).

DATES: Comments must be received by March 3, 2008 to be assured of 
consideration.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments 
concerning this proposal. Comments should be submitted through the Web 
site at http://www.regulations.gov. Send written comments to: Naturally 
Raised Marketing Claim, Room 2607-S, AMS, USDA, 1400 Independence 
Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250-0254, or by facsimile to (202) 720-
1112. All comments should reference the docket number. Comments 
received will be posted on the Web site at http://www.regulations.gov 
and will be made available for public inspection at the above physical 
address during regular business hours.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Martin E. O'Connor, Chief, Standards, 
Analysis, and Technology Branch, Livestock and Seed Program, AMS, USDA, 
Room 2607-S, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250-0254; 
facsimile: (202) 720-1112; telephone: (202) 720-4486; or e-mail: 
Martin.OConnor@usda.gov. Additional information can also be found by 
accessing the Web site at http://www.ams.usda.gov/lsg/stand/
naturalclaim.htm.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 203(c) of the Agricultural Marketing 
Act of 1946, as amended (7 U.S.C. 1622), 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.'' USDA is committed to carrying 
out this authority in a manner that facilitates the marketing of 
agricultural products. One way of achieving this objective is through 
the development and maintenance of voluntary standards by AMS. AMS is 
seeking comments on a proposed voluntary U.S. Standard for Livestock 
and Meat Marketing Claims, Naturally Raised Claim for Livestock and the 
Meat and Meat Products Derived from such Livestock, in accordance with 
procedures that are contained in Title 7 Part 36 of the Code of Federal 
Regulations.
    On November 28, 2007, AMS published a notice (72 FR 67266) with 
request for comments for the proposed voluntary standard for a 
naturally raised marketing claim. The comment period closed on January 
28, 2008. However, a number of interested producers, processors, and 
marketers have requested additional time to evaluate the full impact of 
the requirements of the proposed standard in order to provide more 
meaningful and substantive comments. Therefore, AMS has determined that 
there is sufficient justification to reopen and extend the comment 
period.

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

    Dated: January 25, 2008.
Kenneth C. Clayton,
Acting Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service.
[FR Doc. E8-1722 Filed 1-30-08; 8:45 am]
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