Agricultural Marketing Service March 16, 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Regulations Issued Under the Export Grape and Plum Act; Revision to the Minimum Requirements
Document Number: 2011-6130
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-03-16
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This rule revises the requirements under the Export Grape and Plum Act. This rule changes the minimum bunch weight requirement for grapes exported to Japan, Europe, and Greenland from one-half pound to one-quarter pound. This rule also updates the list of European countries defined in the regulation and removes the additional 2 percent tolerance for sealed berry cracks on the Exotic grape variety. This action was recommended by the California Grape and Tree Fruit League (League).
U.S. Honey Producer Research, Promotion, and Consumer Information Order; Termination of Referendum Procedures
Document Number: 2011-6043
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-03-16
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
The Agriculture Marketing Service (AMS) is removing from the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) referendum procedures for the proposed U.S. Honey Producer Research, Promotion, and Consumer Information Order (Proposed Order). The Proposed Order was not approved during referendum and thus was not implemented. Therefore, referendum procedures for this Proposed Order are no longer necessary and the part is removed in its entirety.