Agricultural Marketing Service June 28, 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Vidalia Onions Grown in Georgia; Change in Late Payment and Interest Requirements on Past Due Assessments
Document Number: 2011-16139
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-06-28
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This rule changes the delinquent assessment requirements in effect under the marketing order for Vidalia onions grown in Georgia (order). The order regulates the handling of Vidalia onions grown in Georgia and is administered locally by the Vidalia Onion Committee (Committee). This rule establishes a late payment charge of 10 percent on unpaid assessments that are 10 days past due and increases the interest rate applied to delinquent assessments from 1 percent to 1.5 percent per month. This action should improve handler compliance with the assessment and reporting provisions of the order and help reduce the Committee's collection expenditures.
Grapes Grown in a Designated Area of Southeastern California; Section 610 Review
Document Number: 2011-16136
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-06-28
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This action summarizes the results under the criteria contained in section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA), of an Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) review of Marketing Order No. 925 regulating the handling of grapes grown in a designated area of southeastern California (order). Based upon its review, AMS has concluded that there is a continued need for the order.
Specified Commodities Imported Into the United States, Exempt From Import Regulations; Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2011-16129
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-28
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501), this document announces the Agricultural Marketing Service's (``AMS'') intention to request an extension for the forms currently used by importers of commodities that are exempt from section 8e import regulations.