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 Datesort ascending Title
Grades & Standards Rulemaking Open for Comment 1/28/2020 Revision of Three U.S. Grade Standards for Carrots
Federal Seed Act Open for Comment 1/28/2020 Revisions to the Federal Seed Act Regulations
Fruit & Vegetable Marketing Orders Open for Comment 1/23/2020 Walnuts Grown in California: Suspension of Reserve Obligation and its Requirements
BE Labeling & Disclosure Open for Comment 1/23/2020 National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard: Validation of Refining Processes
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
Hemp Open for Comment 12/30/2019 Establishment of a Domestic Hemp Production Program
Research & Promotion Open for Comment 12/30/2019 Beef Promotion and Research; Reapportionment