American Egg Board Federal Register History

  • October 1, 1974: Pub. L. 93-428 – to enable egg producers to establish, finance, and carry out a coordinated program of research, producer, and consumer education, and promotion to improved, maintain, and develop markets for eggs, egg products, spent fowl, and products of spent fowl. Effective October 1, 1974.
  • March 25, 1975: Federal Register Rules of Practice and Procedure – to establish rules of practice and procedure governing proceeding to formulate an order under the Egg Research and Consumer Information Act. [40 FR 13198]. Effective March 25, 1975.
  • June 8, 1976: Federal Register Rules and Regulations – to issue rules and regulations to implement the terms and provisions of the Order under the Egg Research and Consumer Information Act. [41 FR 22923]. Effective August 1, 1976.
  • August 20, 1987: Federal Register Interim Final Rule with Request for Comments – to implement a decrease in the rate of assessment for the activities of the American Egg Board from 5 cents per 30-dozen case of eggs to 2½ cents. [52 FR 31376]. Effective September 1, 1987.
  • December 15, 1994: Federal Register Amendment to Egg Research and Promotion Order To Increase the Rate of Assessment – to increase the assessment rate from 5 cents to 10 cents per 30-dozen case of commercial eggs. This rule also makes a conforming amendment to regulations. [59 FR 64559]. Effective February 1, 1995.
  • September 10, 2010: Federal Register Egg Research and Promotion Order; Referendum Procedures – to establish procedures for conducting a referendum. [75 FR 55255]. Effective September 13, 2010.
  • December 14, 2016: Federal Register Amendment to the Egg Research and Promotion Rules and Regulations To Update Patents Copyrights, Trademarks, and Information Provisions – to amend the Patents, Copyrights, Trademarks, Publications, and Product Formulations (IP) language of the Egg Research and Promotion Rules and Regulations to conform with commodity research and promotion program orders created under the Commodity Promotion, Research and Information Act of 1996. [81 FR 90185]. Effective January 13, 2017.
  • January 14, 2005: Federal Register Exempting Organic Producers From Assessments by Research and Promotion Programs – to amend all 17 commodity research and promotion orders and/or rules and regulations to exempt any person receiving and handling solely 100 percent organic products from paying assessments to any research and promotion program administered by the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS). To obtain an exemption, the person must operate under an approved organic system plan authorized by the National Organic Program (NOP) and produce and market only products that are eligible for a 100 percent organic label under the NOP. [70 FR 2744]. Effective February 14, 2005.
  • October 6, 2020: Federal Register Egg Research and Promotion Reapportionment – to adjust representation on the American Egg Board (Board), and outline changes to geographic areas based on sustained changes in egg production in several States. The Egg Research and Promotion Order (Order) establishes a Board composed of 18 members. Currently, the 48 contiguous States are divided into six areas with three members representing each area. This final rule reduces the number of geographic areas from six to three. The number of Board members representing each geographic area changes to six. The total Board membership remains at 18. [85 FR 62942]. Effective November 5, 2020.