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 Final 5/20/2022 Pears Grown in Oregon and Washington: Increased Assessment Rate for Fresh Pears
Rulemaking (General) Open for Comment 5/16/2022 Competition in Food Retail and Distribution Markets and Access for Agricultural Producers and Small and Midsized Food Processors
Organic Regulations Final 3/23/2022 National Organic Program: National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances; Crops and Handlingfrom October 2019 National Organic Standards Board
Organic Regulations Final 2/28/2022 National Organic Program: National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (2022 Sunset)
Fruit & Vegetable Marketing Orders Final 9/13/2021 Irish Potatoes Grown in Certain Designated Counties in Idaho, and Malheur County, Oregon: Handling Regulations
Fruit & Vegetable Marketing Orders Open for Comment 9/7/2021 Marketing Order: Irish Potatoes Grown in Washington State; Termination
US Grain Standards Act Final 9/3/2021 Fees for Supervision of Official Inspection and Weighing Services Performed by Delegated States and Designated Agencies, Miscellaneous Fees for Other Services, and Removal of Specific Fee References
Dairy Marketing Orders Open for Comment 9/1/2021 Establishment of a Dairy Donation Program
Transportation Regulations Open for Comment 9/1/2021 Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals: Pandemic Response and Safety Program; Request for Emergency Approval
Rulemaking (General) Notice 8/31/2021 2021/2022 Rates Charged for AMS Services: Revised Tobacco Grading Rates