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
Hemp Open for Comment 1/16/2020 Privacy Act; Systems of Records
Research & Promotion Open for Comment 1/8/2020 Beef Promotion and Research Rules and Regulations
Fruit & Vegetable Marketing Orders Final 1/8/2020 Marketing Order Regulating the Handling of Apricots Grown in Designated Counties in Washington: Increased Assessment Rate
Plant Variety Protection Act Open for Comment 1/6/2020 Regulations and Procedures Under the Plant Variety Protection Act
Fruit & Vegetable Marketing Orders Open for Comment 12/30/2019 Pistachios Grown in California, Arizona, and New Mexico
Research & Promotion Open for Comment 12/30/2019 Beef Promotion and Research; Reapportionment
Hemp Open for Comment 12/30/2019 Establishment of a Domestic Hemp Production Program
Organic Regulations Notice 12/17/2019 Meetings: National Organic Standards Board
Grades & Standards Rulemaking Open for Comment 12/17/2019 Tobacco Inspection and Grading Services
Rulemaking (General) Open for Comment 11/7/2019 Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals: Cotton Classing, Testing and Standards