Agricultural Marketing Service January 12, 2010 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Walnuts Grown in California; Changes to Regulations Governing Voting Procedures
Document Number: 2010-316
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-01-12
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This rule revises the administrative regulations governing voting procedures for the California Walnut Board (Board). The Board locally administers the marketing order that regulates the handling of walnuts grown in California (order). This rule specifies the voting procedures to be used for expanded types of non-assembled meetings and removes voting by telegraph. This will enable the Board to conduct business using current communication methods, which will result in time and cost savings to the Board and its members.
National Organic Program; Proposed Amendments to the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (Crops)
Document Number: 2010-165
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-01-12
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This proposed rule would amend the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA's) National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (National List) to reflect recommendations submitted to the Secretary of Agriculture (Secretary) by the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) on November 19, 2008, and May 6, 2009. The recommendations