Irish Potatoes Grown in Washington; Continuance Referendum, 16323-16324 [2011-6829]

Download as PDF jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with PROPOSALS Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 56 / Wednesday, March 23, 2011 / Proposed Rules Marketing Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Stop 0237, Washington, DC 20250–0237. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dawana J. Clark or Kenneth G. Johnson, Marketing Order Administration Branch, Fruit and Vegetable Programs, AMS, USDA, Unit 155, 4700 River Road, Riverdale, MD 20737; telephone: (301) 734–5243, Fax: (301) 734–5275; or e-mail at: Dawana.Clark@ams.usda.gov or Kenneth.Johnson@ams.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to Marketing Order No. 929 (7 CFR part 929), hereinafter referred to as the ‘‘order,’’ and the applicable provisions of the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937, as amended (7 U.S.C. 601– 674), hereinafter referred to as the ‘‘Act,’’ it is hereby directed that a referendum be conducted to ascertain whether continuance of the order is favored by growers. The referendum shall be conducted during the period May 16 through May 31, 2011, among eligible cranberry growers in the production area. Only growers that were engaged in the production of cranberries in the States of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, Oregon, Washington, and Long Island in the State of New York during the period of September 1, 2009, through August 31, 2010, may participate in the continuance referendum. Ballots postmarked after May 31, 2011, will be marked invalid and not included in the vote tabulation. USDA has determined that continuance referenda are an effective means for determining whether growers favor continuation of marketing order programs. The USDA would consider termination of the order if less than 50 percent of the growers who vote in the referendum and growers of less than 50 percent of the volume of cranberries represented in the referendum favor continuance of their program. In evaluating the merits of continuance versus termination, the USDA will not merely consider the results of the continuance referendum. The USDA will also consider all other relevant information concerning the operation of the order and the relative benefits and disadvantages to growers, processors, and consumers in order to determine whether continued operation of the order would tend to effectuate the declared policy of the Act. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35), the ballot materials used in the referendum herein ordered have been previously approved by the Office VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:59 Mar 22, 2011 Jkt 223001 of Management and Budget (OMB) under OMB No. 0581–0189, OMB Generic Fruit Crops. It has been estimated that it will take an average of 20 minutes for each of the approximately 1,200 producers of cranberries in the production area to cast a ballot. Participation is voluntary. Kenneth G. Johnson and Dawana Clark of the Washington, DC Marketing Field Office, Fruit and Vegetable Programs, Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA, are hereby designated as the referendum agents of USDA to conduct such referendum. The procedure applicable to the referendum shall be the ‘‘Procedure for the Conduct of Referenda in Connection With Marketing Orders for Fruits, Vegetables, and Nuts Pursuant to the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937, as Amended’’ (7 CFR 900.400 et seq.). Ballots will be mailed to all growers of record and may also be obtained from the referendum agents and from their appointees. List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 929 Cranberries, Marketing agreements, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Authority: 7 U.S.C. 601–674. Dated: March 16, 2011. David R. Shipman, Associate Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. 2011–6833 Filed 3–22–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Agricultural Marketing Service 7 CFR Part 946 [Doc. No. AMS–FV–11–0010; FV11–946–1 CR] Irish Potatoes Grown in Washington; Continuance Referendum Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Referendum order. AGENCY: This document directs that a referendum be conducted among eligible Washington potato growers to determine whether they favor continuance of the marketing order regulating the handling of Irish potatoes grown in Washington. DATES: The referendum will be conducted from June 11 through June 24, 2011. To vote in this referendum, growers must have grown potatoes for the fresh market in Washington during the period July 1, 2009, through June 30, 2010. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 16323 Copies of the marketing order may be obtained from the Northwest Marketing Field Office, Marketing Order Administration Branch, Fruit and Vegetable Programs, AMS, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 805 SW. Broadway, Suite 930, Portland, Oregon 97205, or the Office of the Docket Clerk, Marketing Order Administration Branch, Fruit and Vegetable Programs, AMS, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., STOP 0237, Washington, DC 20250–0237. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Teresa Hutchinson, Marketing Specialist, or Gary D. Olson, Regional Manager, Northwest Marketing Field Office, Marketing Order Administration Branch, Fruit and Vegetable Programs, AMS, USDA; Telephone: (503) 326– 2724, Fax: (503) 326–7440, or e-mail: Teresa.Hutchinson@ams.usda.gov or GaryD.Olson@ams.usda.gov, respectively. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to Marketing Order No. 946 (7 CFR part 946), hereinafter referred to as the ‘‘order,’’ and the applicable provisions of the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937, as amended (7 U.S.C. 601– 674), hereinafter referred to as the ‘‘Act,’’ it is hereby directed that a referendum be conducted to ascertain whether continuance of the order is favored by growers. The referendum shall be conducted from June 11 through June 24, 2011, among eligible Washington potato growers. Only growers that were engaged in the production of fresh potatoes in Washington during the period of July 1, 2009, through June 30, 2010, may participate in the continuance referendum. USDA has determined that continuance referenda are an effective means for determining whether growers favor the continuation of marketing order programs. USDA would consider termination of the order if fewer than two-thirds of the growers voting in the referendum and growers of less than two-thirds of the volume of Washington potatoes represented in the referendum favor continuance of their program. In evaluating the merits of continuance versus termination, USDA will not exclusively consider the results of the continuance referendum. USDA will also consider all other relevant information regarding operation of the order as well as relative benefits and disadvantages to growers, handlers, and consumers to determine whether continuing the order would tend to effectuate the declared policy of the Act. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35), the ballot materials used in ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\23MRP1.SGM 23MRP1 16324 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 56 / Wednesday, March 23, 2011 / Proposed Rules the referendum herein ordered have been submitted to and approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and have been assigned OMB No. 0581–0178. It has been estimated that it will take an average of 20 minutes for each of the approximately 267 Washington potato growers to cast a ballot. Participation is voluntary. Ballots postmarked after June 24, 2011, will not be included in the vote tabulation. Teresa Hutchinson and Gary D. Olson of the Northwest Marketing Field Office, Fruit and Vegetable Programs, AMS, USDA, are hereby designated as the referendum agents of the Secretary of Agriculture to conduct this referendum. The procedure applicable to the referendum shall be the ‘‘Procedure for the Conduct of Referenda in Connection With Marketing Orders for Fruits, Vegetables, and Nuts Pursuant to the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937, as Amended’’ (7 CFR 900.400– 900.407). Ballots will be mailed to all growers of record and may also be obtained from the referendum agents or from their appointees. List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 946 Marketing agreements, Potatoes, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Authority: 7 U.S.C. 601–674. Dated: March 16, 2011. David R. Shipman, Associate Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. 2011–6829 Filed 3–22–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Agricultural Marketing Service 7 CFR Part 1218 [Doc. No. AMS–FV–10–0095] Blueberry Promotion, Research, and Information Order; Continuance Referendum Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Referendum order. AGENCY: This document directs that a referendum be conducted among eligible producers and importers of highbush blueberries to determine whether they favor continuance of the Blueberry Promotion, Research, and Information Order (Order). DATES: This referendum will be conducted by mail ballot from July 5, 2011, through July 26, 2011. To be jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:59 Mar 22, 2011 Jkt 223001 eligible to vote in this referendum, blueberry producers and importers must have produced or imported 2,000 pounds or more of highbush blueberries annually during the representative period of January 1, 2010, through December 31, 2010. Ballots must be received by the referendum agents no later than the close of business on July 26, 2011, to be counted. ADDRESSES: Copies of the Order may be obtained from: Referendum Agent, Research and Promotion Branch (RPB), Fruit and Vegetable Programs (FVP), AMS, USDA, Stop 0244, Room 0632–S, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250–0244, telephone: 888–720–9917 (toll free), fax: 202–205– 2800, e-mail: Veronica.Douglass@ams.usda.gov; or at http://www.ams.usda.gov/fvpromotion. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to the Commodity Promotion, Research, and Information Act of 1996 (7 U.S.C. 7411–7425) (Act), it is hereby directed that a referendum be conducted to ascertain whether continuance of the Order is favored by eligible producers and importers of highbush blueberries. The Order is authorized under the Act. The representative period for establishing voter eligibility for the referendum shall be the period from January 1, 2010, through December 31, 2010. Persons who produced or imported 2,000 pounds or more of highbush blueberries during the representative period are eligible to vote in the referendum. Persons who received an exemption from assessments for the entire representative period are ineligible to vote. The referendum shall be conducted by mail ballot from July 5, 2011, through July 26, 2011. Section 518 of the Act authorizes continuance referenda. Under section 1218.71(b) of the Order, the Department of Agriculture (Department) shall conduct a referendum every five years or when 10 percent or more of the eligible voters petition the Secretary of Agriculture to hold a referendum to determine whether persons subject to assessment favor continuance of the Order. The Department would continue the Order if continuance of the Order is approved by a majority of the producers and importers voting in the referendum, who also represent a majority of the volume of blueberries produced or imported during the representative period determined by the Secretary. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. chapter 35), the referendum ballot has been approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 assigned OMB No. 0581–0093. It has been estimated that there are approximately 2,000 producers and 50 importers who will be eligible to vote in the referendum. It will take an average of 15 minutes for each voter to read the voting instructions and complete the referendum ballot. Referendum Order Veronica Douglass, RPB, FVP, AMS, USDA, Stop 0244, Room 0632–S, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250–0244, is designated as the referendum agent to conduct this referendum. The referendum procedures 7 CFR 1218.100 through 1218.107, which were issued pursuant to the Act, shall be used to conduct the referendum. The referendum agents will mail the ballots to be cast in the referendum and voting instructions to all known highbush blueberry producers and importers of 2,000 pounds or more prior to the first day of the voting period. Persons who are producers and importers during the representative period are eligible to vote. Persons who received an exemption from assessments during the entire representative period are ineligible to vote. Any eligible producer or importer who does not receive a ballot should contact the referendum agent no later than one week before the end of the voting period. Ballots must be received by the referendum agent by 5 p.m. Eastern Daylight Savings Time, July 26, 2011, in order to be counted. List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 1218 Administrative practice and procedure, Advertising, Consumer information, Marketing agreements, Blueberry promotion, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Authority: 7 U.S.C. 7411–7425 and 7 U.S.C. 7401. Dated: March 16, 2011. David R. Shipman, Associate Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. 2011–6827 Filed 3–22–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION 12 CFR Part 380 RIN 3064–AD73 Orderly Liquidation Authority Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\23MRP1.SGM 23MRP1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 56 (Wednesday, March 23, 2011)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 16323-16324]
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[FR Doc No: 2011-6829]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Marketing Service

7 CFR Part 946

[Doc. No. AMS-FV-11-0010; FV11-946-1 CR]


Irish Potatoes Grown in Washington; Continuance Referendum

AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA.

ACTION: Referendum order.

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SUMMARY: This document directs that a referendum be conducted among 
eligible Washington potato growers to determine whether they favor 
continuance of the marketing order regulating the handling of Irish 
potatoes grown in Washington.

DATES: The referendum will be conducted from June 11 through June 24, 
2011. To vote in this referendum, growers must have grown potatoes for 
the fresh market in Washington during the period July 1, 2009, through 
June 30, 2010.

ADDRESSES: Copies of the marketing order may be obtained from the 
Northwest Marketing Field Office, Marketing Order Administration 
Branch, Fruit and Vegetable Programs, AMS, U.S. Department of 
Agriculture, 805 SW. Broadway, Suite 930, Portland, Oregon 97205, or 
the Office of the Docket Clerk, Marketing Order Administration Branch, 
Fruit and Vegetable Programs, AMS, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., 
STOP 0237, Washington, DC 20250-0237.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Teresa Hutchinson, Marketing 
Specialist, or Gary D. Olson, Regional Manager, Northwest Marketing 
Field Office, Marketing Order Administration Branch, Fruit and 
Vegetable Programs, AMS, USDA; Telephone: (503) 326-2724, Fax: (503) 
326-7440, or e-mail: Teresa.Hutchinson@ams.usda.gov or 
GaryD.Olson@ams.usda.gov, respectively.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to Marketing Order No. 946 (7 CFR 
part 946), hereinafter referred to as the ``order,'' and the applicable 
provisions of the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937, as 
amended (7 U.S.C. 601-674), hereinafter referred to as the ``Act,'' it 
is hereby directed that a referendum be conducted to ascertain whether 
continuance of the order is favored by growers. The referendum shall be 
conducted from June 11 through June 24, 2011, among eligible Washington 
potato growers. Only growers that were engaged in the production of 
fresh potatoes in Washington during the period of July 1, 2009, through 
June 30, 2010, may participate in the continuance referendum.
    USDA has determined that continuance referenda are an effective 
means for determining whether growers favor the continuation of 
marketing order programs. USDA would consider termination of the order 
if fewer than two-thirds of the growers voting in the referendum and 
growers of less than two-thirds of the volume of Washington potatoes 
represented in the referendum favor continuance of their program. In 
evaluating the merits of continuance versus termination, USDA will not 
exclusively consider the results of the continuance referendum. USDA 
will also consider all other relevant information regarding operation 
of the order as well as relative benefits and disadvantages to growers, 
handlers, and consumers to determine whether continuing the order would 
tend to effectuate the declared policy of the Act.
    In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 
chapter 35), the ballot materials used in

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the referendum herein ordered have been submitted to and approved by 
the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and have been assigned OMB 
No. 0581-0178. It has been estimated that it will take an average of 20 
minutes for each of the approximately 267 Washington potato growers to 
cast a ballot. Participation is voluntary. Ballots postmarked after 
June 24, 2011, will not be included in the vote tabulation.
    Teresa Hutchinson and Gary D. Olson of the Northwest Marketing 
Field Office, Fruit and Vegetable Programs, AMS, USDA, are hereby 
designated as the referendum agents of the Secretary of Agriculture to 
conduct this referendum. The procedure applicable to the referendum 
shall be the ``Procedure for the Conduct of Referenda in Connection 
With Marketing Orders for Fruits, Vegetables, and Nuts Pursuant to the 
Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937, as Amended'' (7 CFR 
900.400-900.407).
    Ballots will be mailed to all growers of record and may also be 
obtained from the referendum agents or from their appointees.

List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 946

    Marketing agreements, Potatoes, Reporting and recordkeeping 
requirements.

    Authority: 7 U.S.C. 601-674.

    Dated: March 16, 2011.
David R. Shipman,
Associate Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service.
[FR Doc. 2011-6829 Filed 3-22-11; 8:45 am]
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