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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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 Date Title
Fruit & Vegetable Marketing Orders Final 10/29/2020 U.S. Standards for Grades of Grapefruit and U.S. Standards for Grades of Oranges
Grades & Standards Rulemaking Open for Comment 10/28/2020 Termination of U.S. Consumer Standards
Fruit & Vegetable Marketing Orders Proposed 10/27/2020 Avocados Grown in South Florida: Continuance Referendum
Hemp Open for Comment 10/16/2020 Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals: Domestic Hemp Production Program
Federal Seed Act Final 10/15/2020 Revisions to the Federal Seed Act Regulations
Fruit & Vegetable Marketing Orders Open for Comment 10/13/2020 Irish Potatoes Grown in Washington: Suspension of Reporting and Assessment Requirements
Fruit & Vegetable Marketing Orders Notice 10/6/2020 Referendum Order: Oranges, Grapefruit, Tangerines, and Pummelos Grown in Florida
Research & Promotion Final 10/6/2020 Egg Research and Promotion; Reapportionment
Rulemaking (General) Final 10/6/2020 Quality Systems Verification Programs
Research & Promotion Open for Comment 10/5/2020 Cotton Board Rules and Regulations: Adjusting Supplemental Assessment on Imports (2020 Amendments)