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AGENCY: The Administrator of the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) today accepted and began a review of a petition for trade adjustment assistance E:\FR\FM\23JYN1.SGM 23JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 141 / Friday, July 23, 2010 / Notices filed under the FY 2011 Program by three lamb producers on behalf of lamb producers in Idaho, Utah, and Wyoming. A public hearing to review the merits of the petition will be held in Room 411–P, of Suite 400, Portals Office Building, 1250 Maryland Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20024, on July 21, 2010, at 11 a.m. ET. The Administrator will determine within 40 days whether or not increasing imports of lamb meat contributed importantly to a greater than 15-percent decrease in the production quantity of lambs compared to the average of the three preceding marketing years. If the determination is affirmative, producers who produce and market lambs in Idaho, Utah, and Wyoming will be eligible to apply to the Farm Service Agency for free technical assistance and cash benefits. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers Staff, FAS, USDA, by phone: (202) 720–0638, or (202) 690–0633; or by e-mail: tradeadjustment@fas.usda.gov; or visit the TAA for Farmers’ Web site: https:// www.fas.usda.gov/itp/taa. Dated: July 14, 2010. John D. Brewer, Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service. [FR Doc. 2010–17809 Filed 7–22–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–10–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Agricultural Marketing Service [Document Number AMS—FV–09–0028, FV–09–327] United States Standards for Grades of Frozen Vegetables 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 possible revisions to eighteen U.S. grade standards for frozen vegetables issued on or before July 22, 1985. AMS annually reviews its processed fruit and vegetable grade standards for suitability and has identified eighteen grade standards for frozen vegetables for possible revision. AMS is considering replacing the two term system with a single term to describe each quality level for the grade standards identified in this notice. The term using the letter grade would be retained, and the descriptive term WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:15 Jul 22, 2010 Jkt 220001 would be eliminated. For example, grade standards using the term ‘‘U.S. Grade A’’ or ‘‘U.S. Fancy’’ would be revised to use the single term ‘‘U.S. Grade A’’ and the terms ‘‘U.S. Grade B’’ or ‘‘U.S. Extra Standard’’ would be revised to use the single term ‘‘U.S. Grade B.’’ In addition miscellaneous changes would be made to update a number of references to licensed supplier addresses and incorporate updated terminology that reflects current marketing practices. AMS is seeking comments regarding these changes as well as any other possible revisions that may be necessary to better serve the industry. DATES: Comments must be received by September 21, 2010. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on the Internet at https:// www.regulations.gov or to Lydia E. Berry, Inspection and Standardization Section, Processed Products Branch, Fruit and Vegetable Programs, Agricultural Marketing Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Ave., SW., Room 0709 South Building, STOP 0247, Washington, DC 20250–0247; phone: (202) 720–5021; fax: (202) 690–1527. Comments should make reference to the date and page number of this issue of the Federal Register and will be made available for public inspection at the above office during regular business hours. Please be advised that all comments submitted in response to this notice will be included in the record and will be made available to the public on the Internet via https:// www.regulations.gov. Also, the identity of the individuals or entities submitting the comments will be made public. The U.S. grade standards for frozen vegetables identified in this notice are available either at the above address or by accessing the AMS Web site at: https://www.ams.usda.gov/processed inspection. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lydia E. Berry, at the above address, by phone at 202–720–5021, or by e-mail Lydia.berry@ams.usda.gov. 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 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 43141 in a manner that facilitates the marketing of agricultural commodities and makes copies of official standards available upon request. The U.S. standards for frozen 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 AMS and are available on the Internet at https://www.ams.usda.gov/ processedinspection. AMS is considering revisions to these voluntary U.S. grade standards using procedures that appear in part 36, title 7 of the Code of Federal Regulations (7 CFR part 36). Background AMS periodically reviews the processed fruit and vegetable grade standards for usefulness in serving the industry. AMS has identified eighteen grade standards covering various frozen vegetables for possible revision. Prior to undertaking detailed work developing the proposed revisions to these grade standards, AMS is soliciting comments on the possible changes and any other comments regarding these grade standards to better serve the industry. More recently developed grade standards use a single term, such as ‘‘U.S. Grade A’’ or ‘‘U.S. Grade B’’ to describe each level of quality within a grade standard. Older standards used a dual system, such as ‘‘U.S. Grade A’’ and ‘‘U.S. Fancy’’ to describe the same level of quality within a grade standard. For the grade standards in the table below, AMS is requesting comments on replacing the two term system of naming levels of quality with single letter grade designations. The terms ‘‘U.S. Fancy’’, ‘‘U.S. Extra Standard’’, and ‘‘U.S. Standard’’ would be removed and the terms ‘‘U.S. Grade A,’’ ‘‘U.S. Grade B,’’ and ‘‘U.S. Grade C,’’ would be used exclusively. These changes would conform to recent changes in other grade standards. AMS is also proposing editorial changes to these grade standards, providing updated addresses to obtain copies of the grade standards, and to remove specific addresses for licensed suppliers of color standards and inspection aids, and incorporate updated terminology that reflects current marketing practices. Contact information for current licensed suppliers is available on the Internet on the PPB Web site at: https://www.ams. usda.gov/processedinspection. These revisions will provide a format consistent with recent revisions of other grade standards. The following table summarizes the changes currently under consideration by AMS. E:\FR\FM\23JYN1.SGM 23JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 141 (Friday, July 23, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 43140-43141]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-17809]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Foreign Agricultural Service


Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers

AGENCY: Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice.

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    The Administrator of the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) today 
accepted and began a review of a petition for trade adjustment 
assistance

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filed under the FY 2011 Program by three lamb producers on behalf of 
lamb producers in Idaho, Utah, and Wyoming. A public hearing to review 
the merits of the petition will be held in Room 411-P, of Suite 400, 
Portals Office Building, 1250 Maryland Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20024, 
on July 21, 2010, at 11 a.m. ET. The Administrator will determine 
within 40 days whether or not increasing imports of lamb meat 
contributed importantly to a greater than 15-percent decrease in the 
production quantity of lambs compared to the average of the three 
preceding marketing years. If the determination is affirmative, 
producers who produce and market lambs in Idaho, Utah, and Wyoming will 
be eligible to apply to the Farm Service Agency for free technical 
assistance and cash benefits.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Trade Adjustment Assistance for 
Farmers Staff, FAS, USDA, by phone: (202) 720-0638, or (202) 690-0633; 
or by e-mail: tradeadjustment@fas.usda.gov; or visit the TAA for 
Farmers' Web site: https://www.fas.usda.gov/itp/taa.

    Dated: July 14, 2010.
John D. Brewer,
Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service.
[FR Doc. 2010-17809 Filed 7-22-10; 8:45 am]
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