WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2014 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has reopened and extended the comment period for the proposed Hardwood Lumber and Hardwood Plywood Promotion, Research and Information Order. The 30 -day extension allows additional time for industry stakeholders and others to review the proposal and provide feedback.
Notice of this extension will be published in the Jan. 16, 2014, Federal Register. Comments must be received by Feb. 18, 2014. To provide written comments or request a copy of the proposed rule, visit www.regulations.gov
, or mail your request to the Promotion and Economics Division, Fruit and Vegetable Program, AMS, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Stop 0244, Room 1406-S, Washington, DC 20250-0244. You may also request a copy of the rule or provide comments by fax to (202) 205-2800. For more information, please contact Patricia Petrella by phone at (301) 334-2891 or (202 720-9915.