Kiwifruit Grown in California; Decreased Assessment Rate
The Department of Agriculture (USDA) is adopting, as a final rule, without change, an interim rule that decreased the assessment rate established for the Kiwifruit Administrative Committee (Committee) for the 2013-14 and subsequent fiscal periods from $0.035 to $0.025 per 9-kilo volume-fill container or equivalent of kiwifruit. The Committee locally administers the marketing order, which regulates the handling of kiwifruit grown in California. The interim rule was necessary to allow the Committee to reduce its financial reserve while still providing adequate funding to meet program expenses.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Extension of Comment Period
The Department of Agriculture published a document in the Federal Register on January 31, 2014, concerning a request for comments on the Information collection ``Fire and Rescue Loans7 CFR 1942, Subpart C,'' OMB number 0575-0120.