Proposed Rules

The following is a current list of proposed, interim final rules, or final rules related to the regulations AMS is responsible for enforcing. All notices, except for final rules, are open for public comment until the deadline stated within the notice.

Public feedback to notices open for comment is gathered via www.regulations.gov. Please include your full name and mailing address (street, city, state and zip code) with your comments. Your comments must also reference the Title and Document Number. All comments will be posted without change, including any personal information provided. All comments submitted in response to this notice will be included in the record and will be made available to the public via regulations.gov. If your comments are not able to be transmitted via the document management system, please use the mailing address that is included in the notice.

For GIPSA Federal Register notices prior to 2018, please visit the Federal Register

Below is a list of rules currently going through the regulatory process.
Regulation Status Sort descending Date Title
COOL Open for Comment 1/17/2017 Addition of Mandatory Country of Origin Labeling Requirements for Venison
Fruit & Vegetable Marketing Orders Open for Comment 3/15/2019 Request for Renewal: Regulations Governing Inspection Certification of Fresh and Processed Fruits, Vegetables, and Other Products
Packers and Stockyard Act Open for Comment 3/15/2019 Agency Information Collection Activities Swine Contract Library
Fruit & Vegetable Marketing Orders Open for Comment 3/15/2019 Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals: Pecans Grown in Various States
Research & Promotion Open for Comment 7/25/2018 Referendum Procedures under Sorghum and Lamb
Grades & Standards Rulemaking Open for Comment 3/3/2017 Peanut Standards Board
Plant Variety Protection Act Open for Comment 5/14/2019 Application for Plant Variety Protection Certification and Objective Description of Variety-Asexually Reproduced Varieties
Rulemaking (General) Open for Comment 2/10/2016 Classification of Foreign-Growth Cotton
Fruit & Vegetable Marketing Orders Open for Comment 12/30/2019 Pistachios Grown in California, Arizona, and New Mexico
Fruit & Vegetable Marketing Orders Open for Comment 8/25/2020 Changes to Reporting Requirements: Walnuts Grown in California