Agricultural Marketing Service April 22, 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Raisins Produced From Grapes Grown in California; Revisions to Requirements Regarding Off-Grade Raisins
Document Number: E8-8639
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-04-22
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This proposed rule invites comments on revising the requirements regarding off-grade raisins under the Federal marketing order for California raisins (order). The order regulates the handling of raisins produced from grapes grown in California and is administered locally by the Raisin Administrative Committee (Committee). This proposed rule would revise the requirement that notification handlers must provide to the inspection service and the Committee when they perform certain functions on off-grade raisins be in writing, thereby allowing them to use other means of communication, including e-mail. This proposed rule would also remove the requirement that handlers submit reports to the Committee regarding transfers of off-grade and other failing raisins. This action would bring the order's administrative rules and regulations in line with current industry practices.