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 Sort descending Date Title
COOL Open for Comment 1/17/2017 Addition of Mandatory Country of Origin Labeling Requirements for Venison
Fruit & Vegetable Marketing Orders Open for Comment 3/15/2019 Request for Renewal: Regulations Governing Inspection Certification of Fresh and Processed Fruits, Vegetables, and Other Products
Packers and Stockyard Act Open for Comment 3/15/2019 Agency Information Collection Activities Swine Contract Library
Organic Regulations Open for Comment 3/15/2016 Notice of Meeting of the National Organic Standards Board
Fruit & Vegetable Marketing Orders Open for Comment 3/15/2019 Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposals, Submissions, and Approvals: Pecans Grown in Various States
Organic Regulations Open for Comment 8/5/2020 Strengthening Organic Enforcement Proposed Rule
Research & Promotion Open for Comment 7/25/2018 Referendum Procedures under Sorghum and Lamb
Grades & Standards Rulemaking Open for Comment 3/3/2017 Peanut Standards Board
Organic Regulations Open for Comment 10/23/2019 National Organic Program: National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances
Plant Variety Protection Act Open for Comment 5/14/2019 Application for Plant Variety Protection Certification and Objective Description of Variety-Asexually Reproduced Varieties