Oranges, Grapefruit, Tangerines, and Pummelos Grown in Florida: Marketing Order

Docket Number: AMS-SC-21-0054
Comments Due:  August 29, 2022

Summary

This rulemaking invites comments on proposed amendments to Marketing Order 905, which regulates the handling of oranges, grapefruit, tangerines, and pummelos grown in Florida. Proposed amendments reduce the size of the Committee and quorum requirements, revise the nomination and selection processes, remove the requirement of allocating committee seats on the basis of volume from each district, and add a new section to provide the Committee authority to receive voluntary contributions for promotion and research projects. Other concurring changes to align the marketing order with proposed amendments were also recommended.

Submit Comments

Interested persons are invited to submit written comments concerning this proposed rule. Comments must be submitted to the Docket Clerk electronically by Email: MarketingOrderComment@usda.gov or internet: https://www.regulations.gov. All comments should reference the document number and the date and page number of this issue of the Federal Register and can be viewed at: https://www.regulations.gov. All comments submitted in response to this proposal will be included in the record and will be made available to the public. Please be advised that the identity of the individuals or entities submitting the comments will be made public on the internet at the address provided above.

Contact

Geronimo Quinones, Marketing Specialist, or Matthew Pavone, Chief, Rulemaking Services Branch, Market Development Division, Specialty Crops Program, AMS, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Stop 0237, Washington, DC 20250-0237; Telephone: (202) 720-2491, or Email: Geronimo.quinones@usda.gov or Matthew.pavone@usda.gov.

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