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Final Inspection Service Rules  
In addition to publishing all proposed rules in the Federal Register, AMS also publishes final rules to communicate the results of the agencys decisions following its analysis of public comments. Below are all recent final notices related to the Federal fruit and vegetable grading service.

  • Multi-Year Revision of Fees for the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Terminal Market Inspection Services. Docket Number: AMS-FV-2006-0199; FV-07-301. EFFECTIVE: August 24, 2007. [PDF] [News Release]

  • U.S. Standards for Grades of Table Grapes (European or Vinifera Type): Withdrawal. Docket Number: AMS-FV-07-0002; FV-06-304. EFFECTIVE: July 20, 2007. [PDF] [News Release]

  • U.S. Standards for Grades of Winter Pears: Withdrawal. Docket Number: FV-06-313. EFFECTIVE: February 16, 2007. [PDF]

  • U.S. Standards for Grades of Oranges (California and Arizona) and/or U.S. Standards for grades of Grapefruit (California and Arizona): Withdrawal. Docket Number: FV-06-316. EFFECTIVE: February 5, 2007. [PDF] [Comments Received to Previous Proposed Rule]

  • U.S. Standards for Grades of Mushrooms: Withdrawal. Docket Number: FV-06-307. EFFECTIVE: February 5, 2007. [PDF]

  • U.S. Standards for Grades of Greenhouse Tomatoes. Docket Number: FV-04-301. EFFECTIVE: March 19, 2007. [PDF]

  • U.S. Standards for Grades of Peppers (Other Than Sweet Peppers). Docket Number: FV-06-306. EFFECTIVE: March 7, 2007. [PDF]

  • U.S. Standards for Grades of Pea Pods. Docket Number: FV-05-308. EFFECTIVE: January 22, 2007. [PDF] [New Grade Standard]

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