Agricultural Marketing Service October 5, 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Melons Grown in South Texas; Continued Suspension of Handling and Assessment Collection Regulations
Document Number: 05-20088
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-10-05
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This rule continues in effect indefinitely a suspension of the minimum grade, quality, maturity, container, pack, inspection, assessment collection, and other related requirements prescribed under the South Texas melon (cantaloupes and honeydews) marketing order (order). It also continues in effect a suspension of reporting requirements under the order. These requirements were initially suspended for the 2004-05 fiscal period to allow the South Texas melon industry to evaluate the need for the marketing order. This action also suspends one remaining reporting requirement in effect. The order regulates the handling of melons grown in South Texas and is administered locally by the South Texas Melon Committee (Committee). On September 7, 2005, the Committee recommended termination of the order. This rule will relieve handlers of regulatory requirements while the Department of Agriculture (USDA) evaluates the Committee's recommendation to terminate the order.
Milk in the Upper Midwest Marketing Area; Final Partial Decision on Proposed Amendments to Marketing Agreement and to Order
Document Number: 05-20017
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-10-05
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This document proposes to adopt as a final rule, order language contained in the interim final rule published in the Federal Register on June 1, 2005, concerning pooling standards and transportation credit provisions of the Upper Midwest (UMW) milk marketing order. This document also sets forth the final decision of the Department and is subject to approval by producers. A separate decision will be issued that will address proposals concerning pooling and repooling of milk, temporary loss of Grade A status, and increasing the maximum administrative assessment.
Amendment to the Beef Promotion and Research Rules and Regulations
Document Number: 05-20016
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-10-05
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This proposed rule would amend the Beef Promotion and Research Order (Order) established under the Beef Promotion and Research Act of 1985 (Act) to reduce assessment levels for imported beef and beef products based on revised determinations of live animal equivalencies and to update and expand the Harmonized Tariff System numbers and categories, which identify imported live cattle, beef, and beef products to conform with recent updates in the numbers and categories used by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (USCBP).