Agricultural Marketing Service December 1, 2006 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Request for an Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: E6-20395
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-12-01
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 to a currently approved information collection for the Export Fruit Acts covering exports of apples and grapes.
Multi-Year Revision of Fees for the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Terminal Market Inspection Services
Document Number: E6-20315
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-12-01
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This proposed rule would revise the regulations governing the inspection and certification for fresh fruits, vegetables and other products by increasing certain fees charged for the inspection of these products at destination markets for the next two fiscal years (FY-2007 and FY-2008) by approximately 15 percent. These revisions are necessary in order to recover, as nearly as practicable, the costs of performing inspection services at destination markets under the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (AMA of 1946). The fees charged to persons required to have inspection on imported commodities in accordance with the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937 and for imported peanuts under section 1308 of the Farm Security and Rural Investigation Act of 2002.
Soybean Promotion and Research: Amend the Order To Adjust Representation on the United Soybean Board
Document Number: E6-20314
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-12-01
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This final rule adjusts the number of members for certain States on the United Soybean Board (Board) to reflect changes in production levels that have occurred since the Board was reapportioned in 2003, which became effective with 2004 nominations. These adjustments are required by the Soybean Promotion and Research Order (Order) and would result in an increase in Board membership from 64 to 68 effective with the Secretary's 2007 nominations and appointments.