United States Standards for Grades of Beet Greens, 72023 [E8-28079]

Download as PDF 72023 Notices Federal Register Vol. 73, No. 229 Wednesday, November 26, 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 # AMS–FV–07–0142] United States Standards for Grades of Beet Greens Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is revising the voluntary United States Standards for Grades of Beet Greens. Specifically, AMS is removing the ‘‘Unclassified’’ category from the standards. DATES: Effective Date: December 26, 2008. Dr. Carl Newell, Standardization and Training Section, Fresh Products Branch, (540) 361–1120. The revised United States Standards for Grades of Beet Greens are available by accessing the Fresh Products Branch Web site at: http://www.ams.usda.gov/ freshinspection. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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. AMS 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 mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:30 Nov 25, 2008 Jkt 217001 maintained by USDA, AMS, Fruit and Vegetable Programs. AMS is revising the United States Standards for Grades of Beet Greens 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 June 1, 1959. Background Prior to undertaking detailed work to develop a proposed revision to the standards, AMS published a notice on February 19, 2008, in the Federal Register (73 FR 9086) soliciting comments on possible revisions to the United States Standards for Grades of Beet Greens, including an AMS proposal to remove the ‘‘Unclassified’’ category from the standards. No comments were received in response to the notice. A second notice was published on July 10, 2008, in the Federal Register (73 FR 39646) proposing to revise the standards to remove the ‘‘Unclassified’’ category from the standards. No comments were received in response to the second notice; accordingly, AMS is revising the grade standards for beet greens to include this revision. The official grades of beet greens covered by these standards are determined by the procedures set forth in the Regulations Governing Inspection, Certification and Standards of Fresh Fruits, Vegetables and Other Products (7 CFR 51.1 to 51.62). Authority: 7 U.S.C. 1621–1627. Dated: November 20, 2008. James E. Link, Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. E8–28079 Filed 11–25–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Humboldt Toiyabe National Forest; California and Nevada; Bridgeport Ranger District Travel Management Forest Service, USDA. 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delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency 
statements of organization and functions are examples of documents 
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Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 229 / Wednesday, November 26, 2008 / 
Notices

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Marketing Service

[Docket  AMS-FV-07-0142]


United States Standards for Grades of Beet Greens

AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is revising the 
voluntary United States Standards for Grades of Beet Greens. 
Specifically, AMS is removing the ``Unclassified'' category from the 
standards.

DATES: Effective Date: December 26, 2008.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Carl Newell, Standardization and 
Training Section, Fresh Products Branch, (540) 361-1120. The revised 
United States Standards for Grades of Beet Greens are available by 
accessing the Fresh Products Branch Web site at: http://
www.ams.usda.gov/freshinspection.

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. AMS 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 revising the United States Standards for Grades of Beet 
Greens 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 June 1, 1959.

Background

    Prior to undertaking detailed work to develop a proposed revision 
to the standards, AMS published a notice on February 19, 2008, in the 
Federal Register (73 FR 9086) soliciting comments on possible revisions 
to the United States Standards for Grades of Beet Greens, including an 
AMS proposal to remove the ``Unclassified'' category from the 
standards. No comments were received in response to the notice. A 
second notice was published on July 10, 2008, in the Federal Register 
(73 FR 39646) proposing to revise the standards to remove the 
``Unclassified'' category from the standards. No comments were received 
in response to the second notice; accordingly, AMS is revising the 
grade standards for beet greens to include this revision.
    The official grades of beet greens covered by these standards are 
determined by the procedures set forth in the Regulations Governing 
Inspection, Certification and Standards of Fresh Fruits, Vegetables and 
Other Products (7 CFR 51.1 to 51.62).

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

    Dated: November 20, 2008.
James E. Link,
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service.
[FR Doc. E8-28079 Filed 11-25-08; 8:45 am]
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