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
Research & Promotion Final 7/25/2019 Change in Membership and Nominations: Paper and Paper-Based Packaging Promotion, Research and Information Order
Fruit & Vegetable Marketing Orders Notice 7/25/2019 Marketing Orders: Raisins Produced from Grapes Grown in California
Research & Promotion Open for Comment 7/25/2019 Softwood Lumber: Change in Membership, Nominations, Procedures, and Continuance Referenda Period
US Grain Standards Act Notice 7/25/2019 Opportunity for Designation in the South Carolina Area
Rulemaking (General) Notice 7/24/2019 Meetings: Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee
Fruit & Vegetable Marketing Orders Notice 7/24/2019 Continuance Referendum: Almonds Grown in California
Fruit & Vegetable Marketing Orders Final 7/24/2019 Olives Grown in California: Increased Assessment Rate
Grades & Standards Rulemaking Final 7/24/2019 Removal of U.S. Grade Standards
Fruit & Vegetable Marketing Orders Open for Comment 7/24/2019 Accepted User Program Requirements: Almonds Grown in California
Plant Variety Protection Act Open for Comment 7/24/2019 Regulations and Procedures Under the Plant Variety Protection Act