U.S. Pecan Inshell & Shelled Standards Comment Period Extended Until September 7, 2022

August 07, 2022

Comment Period Extended for Pecan Standards

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is extending the comment period for the proposed rule published in the Federal Register on June 1, 2022 by 30 days to revise the U.S. Standards for Grades of Pecans in the Shell and the U.S. Standards for Grades of Shelled Pecans until September 7, 2022.

The notice of the proposed revisions was published in the June 1, 2022, Federal Register (Volume 87, No. 105, Pages 33064-33071), and a second notice was published on August 8, 2022, that extended the comment period for the proposed rule by 30 days.

Addresses

Written comments must be received by September 7, 2022. Comments may be submitted online at regulations.gov, faxed to (540)361-1199, or mailed to the USDA, Specialty Crops Inspection Division, 100 Riverside Parkway, Suite 101, Fredericksburg, Virginia 22406.

Attached are copies of the AMS proposed rule and proposed standards for the “United States Standards for Grades of Pecans in the Shell” and the “United States Standards for Grades of Shelled Pecans.” The proposed rule and proposed standards also are posted on regulations.gov. The current standards are online at https://www.ams.usda.gov. Copies of the current standards can be viewed on the AMS Grades and Standards Nuts webpage. The Federal Register notice and copies of the proposed U.S. Standards for Grades for Pecans in the Shell and U.S. Standards for Grades of Shelled Pecans are posted on Regulations.gov.

For further information, please contact Olivia Banks at (540) 361-1120 or by email at Olivia.Banks@usda.gov.

 

Supplementary Material

A proposed rule published in the Federal Register on June 1, 2022, (87 FR 33064) invited comments on proposed revisions to the U.S. Standards for Grades of Pecans in the Shell and the U.S. Standards for Grades of Shelled Pecans by August 1, 2022. The proposed standards were intended to be posted with the proposed rule on the Regulations.gov website.

 

On June 28, 2022, AMS learned the proposed U.S. Standards for Grades of Pecans in the Shell and the U.S. Standards for Grades of Shelled Pecans failed to upload to the Regulations.gov website. The proposed standards have now been posted on Regulations.gov.

 

To provide all interested parties a full 60-day comment period to review the proposed standards and proposed rule, AMS has extended the public comment period by 30 days. Written comments on the proposed rule must be received by September 7, 2022.

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