Pecans Grown in the States of Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Texas; Continuance Referendum, 19152 [2021-07516]

Download as PDF 19152 Proposed Rules Federal Register Vol. 86, No. 69 Tuesday, April 13, 2021 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of the proposed issuance of rules and regulations. The purpose of these notices is to give interested persons an opportunity to participate in the rule making prior to the adoption of the final rules. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Agricultural Marketing Service 7 CFR Part 986 [Doc. No. AMS–SC–20–0081; SC20–986–2 CR] Pecans Grown in the States of Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Texas; Continuance Referendum Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Referendum order. AGENCY: This document directs that a referendum be conducted among eligible growers of pecans grown in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Texas to determine whether they favor continuance of the marketing order regulating the handling of pecans produced in the production area. SUMMARY: The referendum will be conducted from June 7 through June 28, 2021. Only current pecan growers within the production area that produced a minimum average of 50,000 pounds of inshell pecans over the four years from October 1, 2016, to September 30, 2020, or own a minimum of 30 pecan acres are eligible to vote in this referendum. ADDRESSES: Copies of the marketing order may be obtained from the Southeast Marketing Field Office, Marketing Order and Agreement Division, Specialty Crops Program, AMS, USDA, 1124 First Street South, Winter Haven, FL 33880; Telephone: (863) 324–3375; or from the Marketing Order and Agreement Division, Specialty Crops Program, AMS, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, STOP 0237, Washington, DC 20250–0237; jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with PROPOSALS DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:22 Apr 12, 2021 Jkt 253001 Telephone: (202) 720–2491; or on the internet: https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/ ECFR?page=browse. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Abigail Campos, Marketing Specialist, or Christian D. Nissen, Regional Director, Southeast Marketing Field Office, Marketing Order and Agreement Division, Specialty Crops Program, AMS, USDA, 1124 First Street South, Winter Haven, FL 33880; Telephone: (863) 324–3375, Fax: (863) 291–8614, or Email: Abigail.Campos@usda.gov or Christian.Nissen@usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to Marketing Agreement and Order No. 986, as amended (7 CFR part 986), 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 7 through June 28, 2021, among pecan growers in the fifteen-state production area. To be eligible to participate in the continuance referendum, a grower must have produced a minimum average of 50,000 pounds of inshell pecans during the four-year period from October 1, 2016, to September 30, 2020, or must own a minimum of 30 pecan acres. USDA has determined continuance referenda are an effective means for determining whether growers favor the continuation of marketing order programs. The Order will continue in effect if two-thirds of the growers that cast votes, or growers representing twothirds of the volume of pecans voted in the referendum, cast ballots in favor of continuance. In evaluating the merits of continuance versus termination of the order, USDA will not exclusively consider the results of the continuance referendum. USDA will also consider all other relevant information regarding the operation of the Order and relative benefits and disadvantages to growers, handlers, and consumers in determining 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 ballots used in the referendum have been approved by the Office of Management and Budget PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 (OMB) and have been assigned OMB No. 0581–0291, Federal Marketing Order for Pecans. It has been estimated it will take an average of 20 minutes for each of the approximately 4,267 growers of pecans to cast a ballot. Participation is voluntary. Ballots postmarked after June 28, 2021, will not be included in the vote tabulation. Abigail Campos, Dolores Lowenstine, and Christian D. Nissen of the Southeast Marketing Field Office, Specialty Crops Program, AMS, USDA, are hereby designated as the referendum agents for 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 et seq.). Ballots will be mailed to all growers of record and may also be obtained from the referendum agents or their appointees. List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 986 Marketing agreements, Pecans, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Authority: 7 U.S.C. 601–674. Bruce Summers, Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. 2021–07516 Filed 4–12–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM 12 CFR Part 209 [Regulation I; Docket No. R–1745] RIN 7100–AG13 Federal Reserve Bank Capital Stock Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking and request for comment. AGENCY: The Board of Governors (Board) invites public comment on a proposal to automate non-mergerrelated adjustments to member banks’ subscriptions to Federal Reserve Bank (Reserve Bank) capital stock. The Board is also proposing certain technical amendments to Regulation I and SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\13APP1.SGM 13APP1

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This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of 
the proposed issuance of rules and regulations. The purpose of these 
notices is to give interested persons an opportunity to participate in 
the rule making prior to the adoption of the final rules.

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Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 69 / Tuesday, April 13, 2021 / 
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Marketing Service

7 CFR Part 986

[Doc. No. AMS-SC-20-0081; SC20-986-2 CR]


Pecans Grown in the States of Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, 
California, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, 
North Carolina, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Texas; 
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 growers of pecans grown in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, 
Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, 
Mississippi, North Carolina, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and 
Texas to determine whether they favor continuance of the marketing 
order regulating the handling of pecans produced in the production 
area.

DATES: The referendum will be conducted from June 7 through June 28, 
2021. Only current pecan growers within the production area that 
produced a minimum average of 50,000 pounds of inshell pecans over the 
four years from October 1, 2016, to September 30, 2020, or own a 
minimum of 30 pecan acres are eligible to vote in this referendum.

ADDRESSES: Copies of the marketing order may be obtained from the 
Southeast Marketing Field Office, Marketing Order and Agreement 
Division, Specialty Crops Program, AMS, USDA, 1124 First Street South, 
Winter Haven, FL 33880; Telephone: (863) 324-3375; or from the 
Marketing Order and Agreement Division, Specialty Crops Program, AMS, 
USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, STOP 0237, Washington, DC 20250-
0237; Telephone: (202) 720-2491; or on the internet: https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/ECFR?page=browse.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Abigail Campos, Marketing Specialist, 
or Christian D. Nissen, Regional Director, Southeast Marketing Field 
Office, Marketing Order and Agreement Division, Specialty Crops 
Program, AMS, USDA, 1124 First Street South, Winter Haven, FL 33880; 
Telephone: (863) 324-3375, Fax: (863) 291-8614, or Email: 
[email protected] or [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to Marketing Agreement and Order 
No. 986, as amended (7 CFR part 986), 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 7 through June 28, 
2021, among pecan growers in the fifteen-state production area. To be 
eligible to participate in the continuance referendum, a grower must 
have produced a minimum average of 50,000 pounds of inshell pecans 
during the four-year period from October 1, 2016, to September 30, 
2020, or must own a minimum of 30 pecan acres.
    USDA has determined continuance referenda are an effective means 
for determining whether growers favor the continuation of marketing 
order programs. The Order will continue in effect if two-thirds of the 
growers that cast votes, or growers representing two-thirds of the 
volume of pecans voted in the referendum, cast ballots in favor of 
continuance. In evaluating the merits of continuance versus termination 
of the order, USDA will not exclusively consider the results of the 
continuance referendum. USDA will also consider all other relevant 
information regarding the operation of the Order and relative benefits 
and disadvantages to growers, handlers, and consumers in determining 
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 ballots used in the referendum have been approved by 
the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and have been assigned OMB 
No. 0581-0291, Federal Marketing Order for Pecans. It has been 
estimated it will take an average of 20 minutes for each of the 
approximately 4,267 growers of pecans to cast a ballot. Participation 
is voluntary. Ballots postmarked after June 28, 2021, will not be 
included in the vote tabulation.
    Abigail Campos, Dolores Lowenstine, and Christian D. Nissen of the 
Southeast Marketing Field Office, Specialty Crops Program, AMS, USDA, 
are hereby designated as the referendum agents for 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 et seq.).
    Ballots will be mailed to all growers of record and may also be 
obtained from the referendum agents or their appointees.

List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 986

    Marketing agreements, Pecans, Reporting and recordkeeping 
requirements.

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

Bruce Summers,
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service.
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