National Organic Program (NOP); Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices, 9967 [2017-02608]

Download as PDF 9967 Rules and Regulations Federal Register Vol. 82, No. 26 Thursday, February 9, 2017 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains regulatory documents having general applicability and legal effect, most of which are keyed to and codified in the Code of Federal Regulations, which is published under 50 titles pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 1510. The Code of Federal Regulations is sold by the Superintendent of Documents. Prices of new books are listed in the first FEDERAL REGISTER issue of each week. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Agricultural Marketing Service 7 CFR Part 205 [Doc. No. AMS–NOP–15–0012; NOP–15–06] RIN 0581–AD44 National Organic Program (NOP); Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Final rule; delay of effective date. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with RULES Dated: February 3, 2017. Bruce Summers, Acting Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. 2017–02608 Filed 2–8–17; 8:45 am] Consistent with the Memorandum of January 20, 2017, from the Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff, entitled, ‘‘Regulatory Freeze Pending Review,’’ this action delays the effective date for 60 days for the rule, Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices. This rule, published in the Federal Register on January 19, 2017, amends the organic livestock and poultry production requirements by adding new provisions for livestock handling and transport for slaughter and avian living conditions; and expands and clarifies existing requirements covering livestock care and production practices and mammalian living conditions. The rule was originally set to take effect on March 20, 2017. DATES: The effective date of the final rule published on January 19, 2017 (82 FR 7042) is delayed from March 20, 2017, to a new effective date of May 19, 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul Lewis, Ph.D., Director, Standards Division. Telephone: (202) 720–3252; Fax: (202) 260–9151. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AMS is taking this action based on the Memorandum of January 20, 2017, from the Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff, entitled, ‘‘Regulatory Freeze SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 Pending Review.’’ This memorandum directs agencies to extend the effective dates of regulations which have been published in the Federal Register, but have not taken effect. This action delays the effective date of the final rule, Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices, 82 FR 7042 (January 19, 2017), by 60 days. To the extent that 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(A) applies to this action, it is exempt from notice and comment for good cause and the reasons cited above. AMS finds that notice and solicitation of comment regarding the brief extension of the effective date for the final regulation are impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to the public interest pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B). 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This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains regulatory documents 
having general applicability and legal effect, most of which are keyed 
to and codified in the Code of Federal Regulations, which is published 
under 50 titles pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 1510.

The Code of Federal Regulations is sold by the Superintendent of Documents. 
Prices of new books are listed in the first FEDERAL REGISTER issue of each 
week.

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Marketing Service

7 CFR Part 205

[Doc. No. AMS-NOP-15-0012; NOP-15-06]
RIN 0581-AD44


National Organic Program (NOP); Organic Livestock and Poultry 
Practices

AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA.

ACTION: Final rule; delay of effective date.

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SUMMARY: Consistent with the Memorandum of January 20, 2017, from the 
Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff, entitled, ``Regulatory 
Freeze Pending Review,'' this action delays the effective date for 60 
days for the rule, Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices. This rule, 
published in the Federal Register on January 19, 2017, amends the 
organic livestock and poultry production requirements by adding new 
provisions for livestock handling and transport for slaughter and avian 
living conditions; and expands and clarifies existing requirements 
covering livestock care and production practices and mammalian living 
conditions. The rule was originally set to take effect on March 20, 
2017.

DATES: The effective date of the final rule published on January 19, 
2017 (82 FR 7042) is delayed from March 20, 2017, to a new effective 
date of May 19, 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Paul Lewis, Ph.D., Director, Standards 
Division. Telephone: (202) 720-3252; Fax: (202) 260-9151.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AMS is taking this action based on the 
Memorandum of January 20, 2017, from the Assistant to the President and 
Chief of Staff, entitled, ``Regulatory Freeze Pending Review.'' This 
memorandum directs agencies to extend the effective dates of 
regulations which have been published in the Federal Register, but have 
not taken effect. This action delays the effective date of the final 
rule, Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices, 82 FR 7042 (January 19, 
2017), by 60 days.
    To the extent that 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(A) applies to this action, it is 
exempt from notice and comment for good cause and the reasons cited 
above. AMS finds that notice and solicitation of comment regarding the 
brief extension of the effective date for the final regulation are 
impracticable, unnecessary, or contrary to the public interest pursuant 
to 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(B). AMS also believes that affected entities need to 
be informed as soon as possible of the extension and its length in 
order to plan and adjust their implementation process accordingly.

    Dated: February 3, 2017.
Bruce Summers,
Acting Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service.
[FR Doc. 2017-02608 Filed 2-8-17; 8:45 am]
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