Agricultural Marketing Service September 13, 2006 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Milk in the Central Marketing Area; Final Decision on Proposed Amendments to Marketing Agreement and to Order
Document Number: 06-7498
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-09-13
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This document is the final decision proposing to adopt amendments that increase supply plant performance standards, amend features of the ``touch-base'' provision, amend certain features of the ``split plant'' provision and decrease the diversion limit standards of the order. This decision also limits the volume of milk a handler can pool to 125 percent of the total volume of milk pooled in the previous month. This final decision is subject to producer approval.
Milk in the Appalachian and Southeast Marketing Areas; Tentative Partial Decision and Opportunity to File Written Exceptions on Proposed Amendments to Tentative Marketing Agreements and to Orders
Document Number: 06-7497
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-09-13
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This document is the tentative partial decision proposing to adopt on an interim final and emergency basis amendments to the transportation credit balancing fund provisions of the Appalachian and Southeast milk marketing orders. Specifically, this document would establish a variable mileage rate factor using a fuel cost adjustor to determine the transportation credit payments of both orders, increase the maximum transportation credit assessment rate for both orders and establish a zero diversion limit standard on all milk receiving transportation credits in both orders. Other proposals concerning producer milk provisions and establishing transportation credit provisions on intra-market order movements of milk within the Appalachian and Southeast marketing areas will be addressed in a separate decision to be issued soon. This decision requires determining if producers approve the issuance of the amended orders on an interim basis.
Milk in the Upper Midwest Marketing Area; Decision on Proposed Amendments to Marketing Agreement and to Order
Document Number: 06-7496
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-09-13
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This document is the final decision proposing to adopt amendments to the Upper Midwest order intended to deter the de-pooling of milk and increase the order's maximum administrative assessment rate. This final decision is subject to producer approval by referendum.
Milk in the Mideast Marketing Area; Decision on Proposed Amendments to Marketing Agreement and to Order
Document Number: 06-7495
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-09-13
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This document is the final decision proposing to adopt amendments to the Mideast order intended to deter the de-pooling of milk. This final decision is subject to producer approval by referendum.