Agricultural Marketing Service May 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-12525
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-27
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
Irish Potatoes Grown in Colorado
Document Number: 2016-12582
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-05-26
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
Generic Fruit Crops; Notice of Request for Extension and Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2016-11319
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-13
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 and revision to the approved forms and generic information collection for marketing orders covering fruit crops.
Request for Revision to and Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2016-11318
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-13
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 approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for an extension of and revision to the currently approved information collection ``Livestock, Poultry, Meat, and Grain Market News Reports'' (0186-0033), which AMS is proposing to retitle as the ``Livestock, Poultry, and Grain Market News.''
United States Standards for Grades of Canned Baked Beans
Document Number: 2016-10743
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-05-09
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This document revises the United States Standards for Grades of Canned Baked Beans. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) revised the standards to replace process-specific language ``Product Description'' in the standard with language reflective of current canned baked bean manufacturing practices. Additionally, AMS separated the canned dried beans, canned pork and beans, and canned baked beans grade standards from one shared standard document into three separate documents. These revisions bring the grade standards for canned baked beans in line with the present quality levels being marketed today and provide guidance in the effective use of these products.
United States Standards for Grades of Cauliflower
Document Number: 2016-10741
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-09
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is proposing to revise the United States Standards for Grades of Cauliflower. The current U.S. grade standards do not have provisions for grading purple, orange, or green cauliflower. The proposed revision would amend the color requirement to allow all colors of cauliflower to be certified to a U.S. grade. In addition, AMS proposes to amend the size requirement to allow curds less than 4 inches in diameter to be certified to a grade; to add marking requirements to sizes less than 4 inches in diameter; and, to remove the unclassified section.
2016 Rates Charged for AMS Services
Document Number: 2016-10351
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-06
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is announcing the 2016 rates it will charge for voluntary grading, inspection, certification, auditing and laboratory services for a variety of agricultural commodities including meat and poultry, fruits and vegetables, eggs, dairy products, and cotton and tobacco. The 2016 regular, overtime, holiday, and laboratory services rates will be applied at the beginning of the crop year, fiscal year or as required by law (June 1 for cotton programs) depending on the commodity. This action established the rates for user-funded programs based on costs incurred by AMS.
Notice of Request for Extension and Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2016-10210
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-02
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 approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for an extension of a currently approved information collection for the Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements Under Regulations Under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act, 1930, as amended.