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
US Grain Standards Act Open for Comment 3/2/2021 Fees for Supervision of Official Inspection and Weighing Services Performed by Delegated States and/or Designated Agencies, Miscellaneous Fees for Other Services, and Removal of Specific Fee References
Rulemaking (General) Notice 2/26/2021 Meetings: Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee
Research & Promotion Final 2/25/2021 Softwood Lumber Research, Promotion, Consumer Education and Industry Information Order: Assessment Rate Increase
Research & Promotion Open for Comment 2/24/2021 Mango Promotion, Research and Information Order: Removal of Frozen Mangos:
Fruit & Vegetable Marketing Orders Final 2/24/2021 Irish Potatoes Grown in Washington: Suspension of Reporting and Assessment Requirements
Research & Promotion Open for Comment 2/22/2021 Lamb Promotion, Research, and Information Order; Activity Changes
US Grain Standards Act Open for Comment 2/22/2021 Mycotoxin Test Kit Design Specifications and Performance Criteria
US Grain Standards Act Notice 2/22/2021 Opportunity for Designation in the Urbana, IL; Sandusky, MI; Davenport, IA; Enid, OK; Keokuk, IA; Marshall, MI; Council Bluffs, IA; Fremont, NE; Annapolis, MD; Amarillo, TX; Cairo, IL; Baton Rouge, LA; Raleigh, NC; Belmond, IA; and Ogden, UT, Areas
Organic Regulations Notice 2/18/2021 Meetings: National Organic Standards Board
Fruit & Vegetable Marketing Orders Notice 2/12/2021 Continuance Referendum: Irish Potatoes Grown in Certain Designated Counties in Idaho, and Malheur County, Oregon