Department of Agriculture July 7, 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods
Document Number: 05-13330
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-07
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
This notice announces that the National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods (NACMCF) will hold public meetings of the full Committee and subcommittees on July 12-15, 2005. The Committee will discuss: (1) Analytical utility of Campylobacter methodologies, (2) Determination of cooking parameters for safe seafood for consumers, and (3) Consumer guidelines for the safe cooking of poultry products.
Tuolumne County Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 05-13325
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-07
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Tuolumne County Resource Advisory Committee will meet on July 18, 2005, at the City of Sonora Fire Department, in Sonora, California. The purpose of the meeting is to review 15 project submittals based on presentation made by project proponents.
Cut Flowers From Countries With Chrysanthemum White Rust
Document Number: 05-13313
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-07-07
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are proposing to amend the cut flowers regulations to establish specific requirements for the importation of cut flowers that are hosts of chrysanthemum white rust (CWR) from countries where the disease is known to occur. We are also proposing to amend the nursery stock regulations to update lists of countries where CWR is known to occur. We are proposing these changes in order to make our cut flowers and nursery stock regulations consistent. This action is necessary because of numerous recent findings of CWR on cut flowers from Europe that pose a risk of introducing CWR in the United States.
Review Inspection Requirements for Graded Commodities
Document Number: 05-13297
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-07-07
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration
The Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) is proposing to revise the regulations under the United States Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (AMA), as amended, to allow interested persons to specify the quality factor(s) that would be redetermined during an appeal inspection or a Board appeal inspection for grade. Currently, both appeal and Board appeal inspections for grade must include a redetermination (i.e., a complete review or examination) of all official factors that may determine the grade, as reported on the original certificate, or as required to be shown. Requiring that all quality factors be completely reexamined during an appeal or Board appeal inspection for grade is not efficient, is time consuming, and can be costly. Further, a detailed review of the preceding inspection service is not always needed to confirm the quality of the commodity. This proposed action would allow interested parties to specify which quality factor(s) should be redetermined during the appeal or Board appeal inspection service.