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
Rulemaking (General) Notice 2/24/2020 Request for Nominations: Peanut Standards Board
Fruit & Vegetable Marketing Orders Proposed 2/21/2020 Tomatoes Grown in Florida: Marketing Order No. 966 and Referendum Order
US Grain Standards Act Notice 2/14/2020 Grain Fees for Official Inspection and Weighing Services under the United States Grain Standards Act
Plant Variety Protection Act Notice 2/11/2020 Meeting: Plant Variety Protection Board
US Grain Standards Act Notice 2/11/2020 Opportunity for Designation in the Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Area
US Grain Standards Act Notice 2/11/2020 Requests for Nominations: USDA Grain Inspection Advisory Committee
Rulemaking (General) Final 2/11/2020 Nomenclature Changes; Technical Amendment
BE Labeling & Disclosure Open for Comment 2/3/2020 Draft Instructions on Testing Methods: National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard
Rulemaking (General) Final 1/30/2020 Fees for Rice Inspection Services and Removal of Specific Fee References
Hemp Open for Comment 1/16/2020 Privacy Act; Systems of Records