Marketing Order Regulating the Handling of Pears Grown in Oregon and Washington; Control Committee Rules and Regulation
The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is adding provisions to the Code of Federal Regulations that include rules and regulations used in administering the marketing order regulating the handling of pears grown in Oregon and Washington. Inadvertently, SubpartControl Committee Rules and Regulations was removed in May 2005 when the marketing order was amended.
Hass Avocado Promotion, Research, and Information Order: Definition of “Substantial Activity”
This document withdraws a proposed rule published in the Federal Register March 18, 2003, which would have terminated the definition of ``substantial activity'' under the Hass Avocado Promotion, Research, and Information Order (Order). The proposed action was expected to increase the number of importers eligible to serve on the Hass Avocado Board (Board). Based on comments received and other available information, termination of the definition would not be appropriate at this time.
Avocados Grown in South Florida; Changes in Container and Reporting Requirements
The Department of Agriculture (USDA) is adopting, as a final rule, without change, an interim final rule that changed the container and reporting requirements prescribed under the marketing order for avocados grown in South Florida. The marketing order regulates the handling of avocados grown in South Florida and is administered locally by the Avocado Administrative Committee (Committee). This rule continues in effect the action prohibiting the handling of fresh market avocados in 20 bushel plastic field bins to destinations inside the production area. This rule also continues in effect the action requiring that handlers provide, at the time of inspection, information regarding the number of avocados packed per container (count per container). These changes are expected to help reduce packing costs and facilitate the distribution of useful marketing information.