Docket Number: AMS–SC–18–0018
Effective Date: The referendum will be conducted from March 25, 2019, through April 5, 2019. The representative period for the referendum is August 1, 2017, through July 31, 2018
This rulemaking proposes amendments to Marketing Order No. 981, which regulates the handling of almonds in California. The Almond Board of California (Board) recommended changing the dates associated with the process to nominate members to the Board as well as the start of the term of office of members of the Board. The Board also recommended adding authority to allow future revisions of the nomination methods and term of office start date through the development of regulations using informal rulemaking.
Debbie Wray, Senior Marketing Specialist, or Michelle Sharrow, Deputy Director, Marketing Order and Agreement Division, Specialty Crops Program, AMS, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Stop 0237, Washington, DC 20250-0237; Telephone: (202) 720-2491, Fax: (202) 720-8938, or Email: Debbie.Wray@usda.gov