Removal of U.S. Grade Standards, 33827 [2019-15060]

Download as PDF 33827 Rules and Regulations Federal Register Vol. 84, No. 136 Tuesday, July 16, 2019 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. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Agricultural Marketing Service 7 CFR Part 51 [Document Number AMS–SC–18–0081, SC– 19–329] Removal of U.S. Grade Standards Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Affirmation of interim rule as final rule. AGENCY: The Department of Agriculture (USDA) is adopting, as a final rule, without change, an interim rule that removed seven voluntary U.S. grade standards and one consumer standard for fresh fruits and vegetables from the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). The removal will save the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) resources as the cost of printing the eight standards annually exceeds the benefits of their further inclusion in the CFR. DATES: Effective July 16, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lindsay H. Mitchell, Standardization Specialist, USDA, Specialty Crops Inspection Division, 100 Riverside Parkway, Suite 101, Fredericksburg, VA 22406; phone (540) 361–1120; fax (540) 361–1199; or email Lindsay.Mitchell@ usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: jspears on DSK30JT082PROD with RULES SUMMARY: Background In an interim rule 1 that was published in the Federal Register and became effective on February 1, 2019 (84 FR 959–961, Document Number AMS–SC–18–0081), AMS removed the following eight standards from 7 CFR part 51: U.S. Standards for Grades of Cantaloups, U.S. Standards for Celery, U.S. Consumer Standards for Celery Stalks, U.S. Standards for Persian (Tahiti) Limes, U.S. Standards for Grades of Peaches, U.S. Standards for Grades of Apricots, U.S. Standards for Grades of Nectarines, and U.S. Standards for Grades of Honey Dew and Honey Ball Type Melons. None of the eight voluntary standards removed from the CFR are related to a current active marketing order, import regulation, or export act. This action will save the cost of printing the eight standards in the CFR annually. No comments were received on the interim rule by the April 2, 2019 due date, so AMS is adopting the interim rule as a final rule, without change, for the reasons given in the interim rule. This action also affirms the information contained in the interim rule concerning Executive Orders 12866 and the Regulatory Flexibility Act, Executive Orders 13563, 13175, and 12988. Further, for this action, the Office of Management and Budget has waived its review under Executive Order 12866. Because review of this rule is waived, this action does not trigger the requirements of Executive Order 13771. List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 51 Food grades and standards, Fruits, Nuts, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Vegetables. PART 51—FRESH FRUITS, VEGETABLES, AND OTHER PRODUCTS (INSPECTION, CERTIFICATION, AND STANDARDS) Accordingly, the interim rule that amended 7 CFR part 51 that was published at 84 FR 959 on February 1, 2019, is adopted as final without change. ■ Dated: July 11, 2019. Bruce Summers, Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. 2019–15060 Filed 7–15–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P 1 To view the interim rule, go to https:// www.regulations.gov/document?D=AMS-SC-180081-0001. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:49 Jul 15, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Agricultural Marketing Service 7 CFR Part 932 [Doc. No. AMS–SC–18–0105; SC19–932–1 FR] Olives Grown in California; Increased Assessment Rate Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This rule implements a recommendation from the California Olive Committee (Committee) to increase the assessment rate for California olives handled under Marketing Order No. 932. The assessment rate will remain in effect indefinitely unless modified, suspended, or terminated. DATES: Effective August 15, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kathie Notoro, Marketing Specialist or Terry Vawter, Regional Director, California Marketing Field Office, Marketing Order and Agreement Division, Specialty Crops Program, AMS, USDA; Telephone: (559) 538– 1672, Fax: (559) 487–5906, or Email: Kathie.Notoro@usda.gov or Terry.Vawter@usda.gov. Small businesses may request information on complying with this regulation by contacting Richard Lower, Marketing Order and Agreement Division, Specialty Crops Program, AMS, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, STOP 0237, Washington, DC 20250–0237; Telephone: (202) 720– 2491, Fax: (202) 720–8938, or Email: Richard.Lower@usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This action, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553, amends regulations issued to carry out a marketing order as defined in 7 CFR 900.2(j). This rule is issued under Marketing Order No. 932, as amended (7 CFR part 932), regulating the handling of olives grown in California. Part 932 is effective under the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937, as amended (7 U.S.C. 601–674), hereinafter referred to as the ‘‘Act.’’ The Committee locally administers the marketing order and is comprised of producers and handlers of olives operating within the area of production. The Department of Agriculture (USDA) is issuing this final rule in SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\16JYR1.SGM 16JYR1

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[FR Doc No: 2019-15060]



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Rules and Regulations
                                                Federal Register
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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. 

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Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 136 / Tuesday, July 16, 2019 / Rules 
and Regulations

[[Page 33827]]



DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Marketing Service

7 CFR Part 51

[Document Number AMS-SC-18-0081, SC-19-329]


Removal of U.S. Grade Standards

AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA.

ACTION: Affirmation of interim rule as final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Agriculture (USDA) is adopting, as a final 
rule, without change, an interim rule that removed seven voluntary U.S. 
grade standards and one consumer standard for fresh fruits and 
vegetables from the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). The removal will 
save the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) resources as the cost of 
printing the eight standards annually exceeds the benefits of their 
further inclusion in the CFR.

DATES: Effective July 16, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lindsay H. Mitchell, Standardization 
Specialist, USDA, Specialty Crops Inspection Division, 100 Riverside 
Parkway, Suite 101, Fredericksburg, VA 22406; phone (540) 361-1120; fax 
(540) 361-1199; or email [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    In an interim rule \1\ that was published in the Federal Register 
and became effective on February 1, 2019 (84 FR 959-961, Document 
Number AMS-SC-18-0081), AMS removed the following eight standards from 
7 CFR part 51: U.S. Standards for Grades of Cantaloups, U.S. Standards 
for Celery, U.S. Consumer Standards for Celery Stalks, U.S. Standards 
for Persian (Tahiti) Limes, U.S. Standards for Grades of Peaches, U.S. 
Standards for Grades of Apricots, U.S. Standards for Grades of 
Nectarines, and U.S. Standards for Grades of Honey Dew and Honey Ball 
Type Melons. None of the eight voluntary standards removed from the CFR 
are related to a current active marketing order, import regulation, or 
export act. This action will save the cost of printing the eight 
standards in the CFR annually.
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    \1\ To view the interim rule, go to https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=AMS-SC-18-0081-0001.
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    No comments were received on the interim rule by the April 2, 2019 
due date, so AMS is adopting the interim rule as a final rule, without 
change, for the reasons given in the interim rule.
    This action also affirms the information contained in the interim 
rule concerning Executive Orders 12866 and the Regulatory Flexibility 
Act, Executive Orders 13563, 13175, and 12988.
    Further, for this action, the Office of Management and Budget has 
waived its review under Executive Order 12866. Because review of this 
rule is waived, this action does not trigger the requirements of 
Executive Order 13771.

List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 51

    Food grades and standards, Fruits, Nuts, Reporting and 
recordkeeping requirements, Vegetables.

PART 51--FRESH FRUITS, VEGETABLES, AND OTHER PRODUCTS (INSPECTION, 
CERTIFICATION, AND STANDARDS)

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Accordingly, the interim rule that amended 7 CFR part 51 that was 
published at 84 FR 959 on February 1, 2019, is adopted as final without 
change.

    Dated: July 11, 2019.
Bruce Summers,
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service.
[FR Doc. 2019-15060 Filed 7-15-19; 8:45 am]
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