Agricultural Marketing Service July 22, 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Request for an Extension of and Revision to a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 05-14515
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-22
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), this notice announces the Agricultural Marketing Service's (AMS) intention to request an extension for and revision to a currently approved information collection for the Regulations Governing the Inspection and Grading of Manufactured or Processed Dairy ProductsRecordkeeping (Subpart B).
Increase in Fees and Charges for Egg, Poultry, and Rabbit Grading
Document Number: 05-14514
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-07-22
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is increasing the fees and charges for Federal voluntary egg, poultry, and rabbit grading. These fees and charges are being increased to cover the increase in salaries of Federal employees, salary increases of State employees cooperatively utilized in administering the programs, and other increased Agency costs.
Pistachios Grown in California; Establishment of Procedures for Exempting Handlers From Minimum Quality Testing
Document Number: 05-14513
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-07-22
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This rule establishes procedures for exempting handlers from quality requirements, including maximum limits for quality defects and minimum size, prescribed under the California pistachio marketing order (order). The order regulates the handling of pistachios grown in California and is administered locally by the Administrative Committee for Pistachios (Committee). These procedures will be used by the Committee in considering handler requests for exemptions from minimum quality testing requirements and when considering revocations of such exemptions. Additionally, this rule establishes an appeals process for handlers who have been denied an exemption or had an approved exemption revoked.