Reorganization and Transfer of Regulations; Correction, 56677-56678 [2019-23103]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 205 / Wednesday, October 23, 2019 / Rules and Regulations AMS Response to Comments on the Addition of Polyoxin D Zinc Salt to § 205.601 for Plant Disease Control AMS disagrees with comments opposed to the use of polyoxin D zinc salt in organic crop production. As stated in the 2017 technical report, polyoxin D zinc salt prevents the growth of fungi rather than destroying them. In addition, studies on macroinvertebrates, including pollinators and earthworms, indicated no or little toxic effects. While the soil half-life from aerobic microbial metabolism could be upwards to 15.9 days, photolytic degradation from sunlight was observed as soon as 1.6 days in spring conditions, and generally within 2–3 days, especially in alkaline soil. Consequently, polyoxin D zinc salt has not been found to accumulate or persist in soil. Polyoxin D zinc salt was assessed according to the OFPA criteria (7 U.S.C. 6518(m)). AMS determined that the use of polyoxin D zinc salt for plant disease control meets the OFPA evaluation criteria. In addition, like all synthetic materials allowed for use in organic agricultural production per § 205.601, organic crop producers must describe their management practices to prevent specific pest infestations and plant diseases, and the specific conditions under which the use of polyoxin D zinc salt may be necessary in their OSP (§§ 205.201(a)(1) and 205.206(e)). The USDA organic regulations require that the producer first use mechanical or physical methods or nonsynthetic materials to control pests and plant diseases. When these are not sufficient, organic producers may use polyoxin D salt as described in their OSP. Nonsynthetic and allowed synthetic materials must be use as specified on their material safety data sheet (MSDS) and product label to prevent injury to humans, animals, plants, and nontarget and beneficial insects, and detrimental impacts on soil health and air or water quality. Producers should monitor their soil pH and health with appropriate soil tests as needed, or as requested by a certifying agent. Comments Received on the Addition of Magnesium Chloride to § 205.605 as an Ingredient in or on Processed Products AMS received eight public comments regarding the proposed reclassification of magnesium chloride as a nonsynthetic allowed for use in processed organic products. Commenters broadly supported the proposed reclassification, stating that many nonsynthetic forms of magnesium chloride are commercially available. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:04 Oct 22, 2019 Jkt 250001 One commenter was opposed to the reclassification of magnesium chloride; however, no substantive reason for the opposition was given. Two commenters who supported reclassifying magnesium chloride as a nonsynthetic for use in handling also raised concerns that this reclassification would allow its use in organic crop production without restriction. They cautioned against future rulemaking allowing the use of magnesium chloride in crop production, citing concerns that chloride can accumulate in the soil and that this would allow the application of magnesium as an instantly available micronutrient, which are contrary to organic production practices. Both commenters requested that AMS ask the NOSB to consider prohibiting the use of nonsynthetic forms of magnesium chloride in organic crop production by listing it on § 205.602. AMS Response to Comments on Magnesium Chloride AMS disagrees with commenters that allowing nonsynthetic magnesium chloride for organic handling affects use of magnesium chloride in organic crop and livestock production. Nonsynthetic forms of magnesium chloride have always been allowed for organic crop and livestock production because magnesium chloride is not specifically prohibited at either § 205.602 or § 205.604. Furthermore, this final rule does not alter the definition of the terms ‘‘synthetic,’’ ‘‘nonsynthetic (natural),’’ or ‘‘chemical change’’ in the USDA organic regulations (§ 205.2). Commenters who are concerned about the allowance of nonsynthetic forms of magnesium chloride in organic crop or livestock production can petition the NOSB to consider prohibiting at § 205.602 or § 205.604. F. General Notice of Public Rulemaking This final rule reflects recommendations submitted by the NOSB to the Secretary to add two substances to the National List and to reclassify one substance on the National List. List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 205 Administrative practice and procedure, Agriculture, Archives and records, Crops, Imports, Labeling, National List, Organically produced products, Plants, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Seals and insignia, Soil conservation. For the reasons set forth in the preamble, 7 CFR part 205, subpart G is amended as follows: PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 56677 PART 205—NATIONAL ORGANIC PROGRAM 1. The authority citation for part 205 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 7 U.S.C. 6501–6522. 2. Amend § 205.601 by revising paragraph (h) and adding (i)(11) to read as follows: ■ § 205.601 Synthetic substances allowed for use in organic crop production. * * * * * (h) As slug or snail bait. (1) Ferric phosphate (CAS # 10045– 86–0). (2) Elemental sulfur. (i) * * * (11) Polyoxin D zinc salt. * * * * * ■ 3. Amend § 205.605 as follows: ■ a. In paragraph (a), add in alphabetical order an entry for ‘‘Magnesium chloride’’; and ■ b. In paragraph (b), remove ‘‘Magnesium chloride—derived from seawater’’. The addition reads as follows: § 205.605 Nonagricultural (nonorganic) substances allowed as ingredients in or on processed products labeled as ‘‘organic’’ or ‘‘made with organic (specified ingredients or food group(s)).’’ * * * * * (a) * * * Magnesium chloride. * * * * * Dated: October 17, 2019. Bruce Summers, Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. 2019–23035 Filed 10–22–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Agricultural Marketing Service 9 CFR Parts 201, 202, and 203 [Doc. No. AMS–FGIS–18–0073 FR] Reorganization and Transfer of Regulations; Correction Agricultural Marketing Service; Farm Service Agency; Grain Inspection, Packers, and Stockyards Administration; USDA. ACTION: Final rule; correcting amendments. AGENCY: The Agricultural Marketing Service is making correcting amendments pertaining to a final rule that appeared in the Federal Register on August 30, 2019. The final rule SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\23OCR1.SGM 23OCR1 56678 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 205 / Wednesday, October 23, 2019 / Rules and Regulations transferred certain regulations under the Farm Service Agency (FSA) and the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) to the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) to reflect changes in the organizational structure and delegated authorities within the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The final rule also made corresponding revisions to the regulations to reflect the organizational changes. DATES: Effective October 23, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dawana J. Clark, Legislative and Regulatory Review Staff, Office of the Administrator, AMS, USDA; Telephone: (202) 720–7540, Fax: (202) 690–3767, or Email: Dawana.Clark@usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In FR Doc. 2019–18201 appearing on page 45644 in the Federal Register of Friday, August 30, 2019, portions of amendatory instructions to sections in 9 CFR parts 201, 202, and 203 were either incorrect or incomplete. In an instruction amending § 201.108– 1, the section number read in error (§ 201.180–1). When amending paragraph (b) in § 202.2, we neglected to replace ‘‘GIPSA’’ with ‘‘AMS.’’ In amending § 203.7, we cited incorrect language to be changed. And finally, in the amendment to § 203.14, we incorrectly cited § 203.114. This correcting amendment rule amends 9 CFR 201.108–1, 202.2, 203.7, and 203.14 as intended in the final rule published August 30, 2019, at 84 FR 45644. § 201.108–1 [Amended] DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 2. Amend § 201.108–1, in the introductory text, by removing both instances of the words ‘‘Packers and Stockyards Programs’’ and adding in their place ‘‘Packers and Stockyards Division’’. Federal Aviation Administration PART 202—RULES OF PRACTICE GOVERNING PROCEEDINGS AND UNDER THE PACKERS AND STOCKYARDS ACT RIN 2120–AA64 ■ Authority: 7 U.S.C. 181–229c. § 202.2 4. In § 202.2, amend paragraph (b) by removing the term ‘‘GIPSA’’ and adding in its place ‘‘AMS’’. ■ PART 203—STATEMENTS OF GENERAL POLICY UNDER THE PACKERS AND STOCKYARDS ACT 5. The authority citation for part 203 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 7 U.S.C. 2.22 and 2.81. § 203.7 [Amended] 9 CFR Part 201 § 203.14 Confidential business information, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Stockyards, Surety bonds, Trade practices. ■ 9 CFR Part 203 Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Stockyards. Accordingly, 9 CFR parts 201, 202, and 203 are amended by making the following correcting amendments: ■ ■ [Amended] 7. Amend § 203.14 in the note following paragraph 1 by removing the words ‘‘Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (Packers and Stockyards Programs)’’ and adding in their place ‘‘PSD’’. Dated: October 18, 2019. Bruce Summers, Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. 2019–23103 Filed 10–22–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P PART 201—REGULATIONS UNDER THE PACKERS AND STOCKYARDS ACT 1. The authority citation for part 201 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 7 U.S.C. 181–229c. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:04 Oct 22, 2019 Jkt 250001 Airworthiness Directives; The Boeing Company Airplanes Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain The Boeing Company Model 747–400 and 747–400F series airplanes. This AD was prompted by an evaluation that determined fatigue cracks could develop in the underwing longerons. This AD requires repetitive inspections of the underwing longerons and certain fuselage skins for any crack, and applicable on-condition actions. The FAA is issuing this AD to address the unsafe condition on these products. DATES: This AD is effective November 27, 2019. The Director of the Federal Register approved the incorporation by reference of a certain publication listed in this AD as of November 27, 2019. ADDRESSES: For service information identified in this final rule, contact Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Attention: Contractual & Data Services (C&DS), 2600 Westminster Blvd., MC 110–SK57, Seal Beach, CA 90740–5600; phone: 562–797–1717; internet: https:// www.myboeingfleet.com. You may view this service information at the FAA, Transport Standards Branch, 2200 South 216th St., Des Moines, WA. For information on the availability of this material at the FAA, call 206–231–3195. It is also available on the internet at http://www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2019– 0524. SUMMARY: [Amended] List of Subjects Administrative practice and procedure, Stockyards. [Docket No. FAA–2019–0524; Product Identifier 2019–NM–081–AD; Amendment 39–19738; AD 2019–19–02] AGENCY: 3. The authority citation for part 202 continues to read as follows: ■ 6. Amend § 203.7: a. In the third sentence of paragraph (b)(2)(iii), by removing the word ‘‘area’’ and adding in its place ‘‘regional’’. ■ b. In the fourth sentence of paragraph (b)(2)(iii), by removing the words ‘‘the Administration’’ and adding in their place the term ‘‘PSD’’. 9 CFR Part 202 14 CFR Part 39 Examining the AD Docket You may examine the AD docket on the internet at http:// www.regulations.gov by searching for and locating Docket No. FAA–2019– 0524; or in person at Docket Operations between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. The AD docket contains this final rule, the regulatory evaluation, any comments received, and other information. The address for Docket Operations is U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M– E:\FR\FM\23OCR1.SGM 23OCR1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 205 (Wednesday, October 23, 2019)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 56677-56678]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-23103]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Marketing Service

9 CFR Parts 201, 202, and 203

[Doc. No. AMS-FGIS-18-0073 FR]


Reorganization and Transfer of Regulations; Correction

AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service; Farm Service Agency; Grain 
Inspection, Packers, and Stockyards Administration; USDA.

ACTION: Final rule; correcting amendments.

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SUMMARY: The Agricultural Marketing Service is making correcting 
amendments pertaining to a final rule that appeared in the Federal 
Register on August 30, 2019. The final rule

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transferred certain regulations under the Farm Service Agency (FSA) and 
the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) to 
the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) to reflect changes in the 
organizational structure and delegated authorities within the United 
States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The final rule also made 
corresponding revisions to the regulations to reflect the 
organizational changes.

DATES: Effective October 23, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dawana J. Clark, Legislative and 
Regulatory Review Staff, Office of the Administrator, AMS, USDA; 
Telephone: (202) 720-7540, Fax: (202) 690-3767, or Email: 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In FR Doc. 2019-18201 appearing on page 
45644 in the Federal Register of Friday, August 30, 2019, portions of 
amendatory instructions to sections in 9 CFR parts 201, 202, and 203 
were either incorrect or incomplete.
    In an instruction amending Sec.  201.108-1, the section number read 
in error (Sec.  201.180-1). When amending paragraph (b) in Sec.  202.2, 
we neglected to replace ``GIPSA'' with ``AMS.'' In amending Sec.  
203.7, we cited incorrect language to be changed. And finally, in the 
amendment to Sec.  203.14, we incorrectly cited Sec.  203.114.
    This correcting amendment rule amends 9 CFR 201.108-1, 202.2, 
203.7, and 203.14 as intended in the final rule published August 30, 
2019, at 84 FR 45644.

List of Subjects

9 CFR Part 201

    Confidential business information, Reporting and recordkeeping 
requirements, Stockyards, Surety bonds, Trade practices.

9 CFR Part 202

    Administrative practice and procedure, Stockyards.

9 CFR Part 203

    Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Stockyards.

    Accordingly, 9 CFR parts 201, 202, and 203 are amended by making 
the following correcting amendments:

PART 201--REGULATIONS UNDER THE PACKERS AND STOCKYARDS ACT

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 1. The authority citation for part 201 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 7 U.S.C. 181-229c.


Sec.  201.108-1  [Amended]

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2. Amend Sec.  201.108-1, in the introductory text, by removing both 
instances of the words ``Packers and Stockyards Programs'' and adding 
in their place ``Packers and Stockyards Division''.

PART 202--RULES OF PRACTICE GOVERNING PROCEEDINGS AND UNDER THE 
PACKERS AND STOCKYARDS ACT

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 3. The authority citation for part 202 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 7 U.S.C. 181-229c.


Sec.  202.2  [Amended]

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 4. In Sec.  202.2, amend paragraph (b) by removing the term ``GIPSA'' 
and adding in its place ``AMS''.

PART 203--STATEMENTS OF GENERAL POLICY UNDER THE PACKERS AND 
STOCKYARDS ACT

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5. The authority citation for part 203 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 7 U.S.C. 2.22 and 2.81.


Sec.  203.7  [Amended]

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 6. Amend Sec.  203.7:
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a. In the third sentence of paragraph (b)(2)(iii), by removing the word 
``area'' and adding in its place ``regional''.
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 b. In the fourth sentence of paragraph (b)(2)(iii), by removing the 
words ``the Administration'' and adding in their place the term 
``PSD''.


Sec.  203.14  [Amended]

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 7. Amend Sec.  203.14 in the note following paragraph 1 by removing 
the words ``Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration 
(Packers and Stockyards Programs)'' and adding in their place ``PSD''.

    Dated: October 18, 2019.
Bruce Summers,
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service.
[FR Doc. 2019-23103 Filed 10-22-19; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3410-02-P