United States Standard of Identity for Honey; Extension of Comment Period, 56555 [2014-22406]

Download as PDF 56555 Notices Federal Register Vol. 79, No. 183 Monday, September 22, 2014 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. entities submitting the comments will be made public. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian E. Griffin, Standardization Branch, Specialty Crops Inspection Division, Agricultural Marketing Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, telephone (202) 720–5021or fax (202) 690–1527. Background DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Agricultural Marketing Service [Document No. AMS–FV–14–0025, FV–14– 327] United States Standard of Identity for Honey; Extension of Comment Period Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice; extension of comment period. AGENCY: The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) of the Department of Agriculture (USDA) is extending the comment period for the solicitation of comments on how a Federal standard of identity for honey would be in the interest of consumers, the honey industry, and U.S. agriculture. DATES: AMS is extending the comment period on the notice published August 20, 2014 (79 FR 49279). Comments must be received by October 19, 2014. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments via the Internet at http:// www.regulations.gov or to Brian E. Griffin, Standardization Branch, Specialty Crops Inspection Division, Fruit and Vegetable Program, Agricultural Marketing Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Room 0709–South Building; STOP 0247, Washington, DC 20250; telephone (202) 720–5021; fax (202) 690–1527, email brian.griffin@ams.usda.gov. 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 http://www.regulations.gov. Also, the identity of the individuals or asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:07 Sep 19, 2014 Jkt 232001 In the Federal Register of August 20, 2014 (79 FR 49279), AMS published a notice requesting comment on how a Federal standard of identity for honey would be in the interest of consumers, the honey industry, and U.S. agriculture with a 30-day comment period. Comments received from this notice will be utilized in the preparation of a report from the Secretary of Agriculture to the Commissioner of Food and Drugs describing how a Federal standard of identity for honey would be in the interest of consumers, the honey industry, and U.S. agriculture. AMS has received correspondence from an interested person requesting a 30-day extension of the comment period for the notice. Concern was expressed that the initial 30-day comment period does not allow sufficient time for meaningful public participation. AMS believes that a 30-day extension will allow adequate time for interested persons to submit comments without causing a significant delay. Authority: Section 10012 of the Agricultural Act of 2014 (Pub. L. 113–79). Dated: September 16, 2014. Rex A. Barnes, Associate Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. 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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. 79, No. 183 / Monday, September 22, 2014 / 
Notices

[[Page 56555]]



DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Marketing Service

[Document No. AMS-FV-14-0025, FV-14-327]


United States Standard of Identity for Honey; Extension of 
Comment Period

AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice; extension of comment period.

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SUMMARY: The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) of the Department of 
Agriculture (USDA) is extending the comment period for the solicitation 
of comments on how a Federal standard of identity for honey would be in 
the interest of consumers, the honey industry, and U.S. agriculture.

DATES: AMS is extending the comment period on the notice published 
August 20, 2014 (79 FR 49279). Comments must be received by October 19, 
2014.

ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit written comments 
via the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov or to Brian E. Griffin, 
Standardization Branch, Specialty Crops Inspection Division, Fruit and 
Vegetable Program, Agricultural Marketing Service, U.S. Department of 
Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Room 0709-South Building; 
STOP 0247, Washington, DC 20250; telephone (202) 720-5021; fax (202) 
690-1527, email brian.griffin@ams.usda.gov. 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 http://www.regulations.gov. Also, the 
identity of the individuals or entities submitting the comments will be 
made public.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian E. Griffin, Standardization 
Branch, Specialty Crops Inspection Division, Agricultural Marketing 
Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, telephone (202) 720-5021or fax 
(202) 690-1527.

Background

    In the Federal Register of August 20, 2014 (79 FR 49279), AMS 
published a notice requesting comment on how a Federal standard of 
identity for honey would be in the interest of consumers, the honey 
industry, and U.S. agriculture with a 30-day comment period. Comments 
received from this notice will be utilized in the preparation of a 
report from the Secretary of Agriculture to the Commissioner of Food 
and Drugs describing how a Federal standard of identity for honey would 
be in the interest of consumers, the honey industry, and U.S. 
agriculture.
    AMS has received correspondence from an interested person 
requesting a 30-day extension of the comment period for the notice. 
Concern was expressed that the initial 30-day comment period does not 
allow sufficient time for meaningful public participation. AMS believes 
that a 30-day extension will allow adequate time for interested persons 
to submit comments without causing a significant delay.

    Authority: Section 10012 of the Agricultural Act of 2014 (Pub. 
L. 113-79).

    Dated: September 16, 2014.
Rex A. Barnes,
Associate Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service.
[FR Doc. 2014-22406 Filed 9-19-14; 8:45 am]
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