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.

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Below is a list of rules currently going through the regulatory process.
Regulation Status Date Title
Fruit & Vegetable Marketing Orders Open for Comment 8/26/2021 Increased Assessment Rate: Domestic Dates Produced or Packed in Riverside County, CA
US Grain Standards Act Notice 8/25/2021 United States Standards for Sorghum
Organic Regulations Open for Comment 8/24/2021 National Organic Program: National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (2022 Sunset)
Fruit & Vegetable Marketing Orders Open for Comment 8/24/2021 Assessment Rate: Avocados Grown in South Florida
Grades & Standards Rulemaking Notice 8/19/2021 Revision of United States Standards for Grades of Watermelons
US Grain Standards Act Open for Comment 8/19/2021 Exceptions to Geographic Boundaries
Organic Regulations Final 8/3/2021 National Organic Program: 2021 and 2022 Sunset Review and Substance Renewals
Transportation Regulations Open for Comment 5/19/2021 Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals: Meat and Poultry Interstate Shipment and Inspection Readiness Program
Rulemaking (General) Open for Comment 5/17/2021 Supply Chains for the Production of Agricultural Commodities and Food Products
Fruit & Vegetable Marketing Orders Open for Comment 5/14/2021 Borrowing Authority Under Marketing Order 989: Raisins Produced from Grapes Grown in California