Provisions for Removing Commodity Research and Promotion Board Members and Staff

Provisions for Removing Commodity Research and Promotion Board Members and Staff
Docket Number: AMS-DA-16-0101
Comments received by: December 23, 2016

Notice is hereby given that the comment period on proposed amendments to the provisions for removal of board and council members or staff of the research and promotion orders—or the regulations under the orders—overseen by the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is extended to December 23, 2016. The proposed rule would provide uniform authority for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to initiate action to remove board members and staff who fail to perform their duties or who engage in dishonest actions or willful misconduct. Such action is necessary to ensure the boards can continue to fulfill their intended purposes with minimal disruption.

Submit Comments

Interested persons are invited to submit written comments concerning this proposed rule.  Comments may be submitted to the internet at Written comments may also be sent to Laurel L. May, Senior Marketing Specialist, Order Formulation and Enforcement Division, USDA/AMS/Dairy Program, 1400 Independence Ave.,SW, Room 2967-S -Stop 0231, Washington, DC 20250-0231; facsimile: 202-690-0552. All comments should reference the document number and the date and page number of this issue of the Federal Register, and will be made available for public inspection in the above office during regular business hours, or may be viewed at Please be advised that the identity of the individuals or entities submitting the comments will be made public on the internet at the address provided above.


Laurel L. May, Senior Marketing Specialist
USDA/AMS/Dairy Program
Phone: 202-690-1366


Whitney Rick, Director
Promotion, Research, and Planning Division
USDA/AMS/Dairy Program
Phone: 202-720-6961

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