Mango Promotion, Research and Information Order; Referendum on Inclusion of Frozen Mangos

 
CONTENT
This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER
contains notices to the public of the proposed
issuance of rules and regulations. The
purpose of these notices is to give interested
persons an opportunity to participate in the
rule making prior to the adoption of the final
rules.
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Agricultural Marketing Service
7 CFR Part 1206
[Document Number AMS–SC–18–0023C]
Mango Promotion, Research and
Information Order; Referendum on
Inclusion of Frozen Mangos
AGENCY
: Agricultural Marketing Service,
Department of Agriculture (USDA).
ACTION
: Notification of referendum
order; modification.
SUMMARY
: The Agricultural Marketing
Service (AMS) is modifying a
notification of referendum order
published in the February 21, 2019
issue of the Federal Register. This
document amends the dates of the
voting period for the referendum. This
document directs that a referendum be
conducted among eligible first handlers
and importers of mangos to determine
whether they favor the inclusion of
frozen mangos as a covered commodity
under the Mango Promotion, Research
and Information Order (Order).
DATES
: The voting period for the
referendum published on February 21,
2019 (84 FR 5379) is modified, and will
now be conducted from May 13, 2019
through June 3, 2019. The U.S.
Department of Agriculture (Department)
will provide the option for electronic
ballots. Further details will be provided
in the ballot instructions. First handlers
who received 500,000 or more pounds
of fresh mangos from producers and
importers who imported 500,000 or
more pounds of fresh mangos or 200,000
or more pounds of frozen mangos into
the United States, during the
representative period from January 1
through December 31, 2017, are eligible
to vote. Mail ballots must be postmarked
by June 3, 2019. Ballots delivered via
express mail or email must show proof
of delivery by no later than 11:59 p.m.
Eastern Time (ET) on June 3, 2019.
ADDRESSES
: Copies of the Order may be
obtained from: Referendum Agent,
Promotion and Economics Division
(PED), Specialty Crops Program (SCP),
AMS, USDA, Stop 0244, Room 1406–S,
1400 Independence Avenue SW,
Washington, DC 20250–0244; telephone:
(202) 720–9915, (202) 720–5976 (direct
line); facsimile: (202) 205–2800.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
:
Jeanette Palmer, Marketing Specialist,
PED, SCP, AMS, USDA, Stop 0244,
Room 1406–S, 1400 Independence
Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250–
0244; telephone: (202) 720–9915, (202)
720–5976 (direct line); facsimile: (202)
205–2800; or electronic mail:
Jeanette.Palmer@ams.usda.gov.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
: Pursuant
to the Commodity Promotion, Research
and Information Act of 1996 (7 U.S.C.
7411–7425) (1996 Act), it is hereby
directed that a referendum be conducted
to ascertain whether the inclusion of
frozen mangos in the Order is favored
by eligible first handlers of fresh mangos
and importers of fresh and frozen
mangos covered under the program.
Recently, the Order was modified to add
frozen mangos as a covered commodity,
and importers of frozen mangos will be
assessed one cent ($0.01) per pound on
frozen mangos. In addition, the National
Mango Board membership has been
expanded from 18 to 21 with the
addition of two seats for importers of
frozen mangos and one seat for a foreign
processor. As these changes to the Order
involve new covered entities, the
Department determines that it is
appropriate to conduct a referendum on
the provisions regarding frozen mangos
to ensure that those covered under the
program agree with continuation of the
Order as modified.
The representative period for
establishing voter eligibility for the
referendum shall be the period from
January 1 through December 31, 2017.
First handlers who received 500,000 or
more pounds of fresh mangos from
producers and importers who imported
500,000 or more pounds of fresh mangos
or 200,000 or more pounds of frozen
mangos into the United States during
the representative period are eligible to
vote. Persons who received an
exemption from assessments for the
entire representative period are
ineligible to vote. The referendum shall
be conducted by mail ballot from May
13, through June 3, 2019. The
Department will provide the option for
electronic ballots. Further details will be
provided in the ballot instructions.
Section 518(d) of the Act authorizes
referenda at any time to determine
whether the continuation, suspension,
or termination of the order or a
provision of the order is favored by
persons eligible to vote. The Department
would retain the provisions of the Order
that added frozen mangos to the
program and increased the size of the
Board if approved by a majority of the
first handlers and importers voting in
the referendum. If not approved, the
Department will conduct rulemaking to
remove the provisions from the Order.
In accordance with the Paperwork
Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C.
chapter 35), the referendum ballot has
been approved by the Office of
Management and Budget (OMB) and
assigned OMB No. 0581–0093. 2017
assessment data from the Board reflects
approximately five first handlers and
275 importers of fresh mangos, of which
approximately 100 imported over
500,000 pounds or more into the United
States. 2017 Customs data indicated
there were an estimated 190 importers
of frozen mangos, of which
approximately 60 imported over
200,000 pounds or more into the United
States.
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It will take an average of 15
minutes for each voter to read the voting
instructions and complete the
referendum ballot.
Referendum Order
Jeanette Palmer, Marketing Specialist
and Heather Pichelman, Director,
Promotion and Economics Division,
SCP, AMS, USDA, Stop 0244, Room
1406–S, 1400 Independence Avenue
SW, Washington, DC 20250–0244, are
designated as the referendum agents to
conduct this referendum. The
referendum procedures at 7 CFR
1206.100 through 1206.108, which were
issued pursuant to the Act, shall be used
to conduct the referendum.
The referendum agents will distribute
the ballots to be cast in the referendum
and voting instructions to all known
first handlers who received 500,000 or
more pounds of fresh mangos from
producers and importers who imported
500,000 or more pounds of fresh mangos
or 200,000 or more of frozen mangos
into the United States during the
representative period. Persons who
received an exemption from
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assessments during the entire
representative period are ineligible to
vote. Any eligible first handler or
importer who does not receive a ballot
should contact a referendum agent no
later than one week before the end of
the voting period. Mail ballots must be
postmarked by June 3, 2019. Ballots
delivered via express mail or email must
show proof of delivery by no later than
11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on June 3,
2019.
List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 1206
Administrative practice and
procedure, Advertising, Consumer
information, Marketing agreements,
Mango promotion, Reporting and
recordkeeping requirements.
Authority: 7 U.S.C. 7411–7425 and 7
U.S.C. 7401.
Dated: April 4, 2019.
Bruce Summers,
Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2019–06963 Filed 4–8–19; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3410–02–P
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
10 CFR Part 431
[EERE–2019–BT–STD–0008]
Energy Conservation Program: Energy
Conservation Standards for Small
Electric Motors
AGENCY
: Office of Energy Efficiency and
Renewable Energy, Department of
Energy.
ACTION
: Request for information.
SUMMARY
: The U.S. Department of
Energy (‘‘DOE’’) is initiating an effort to
determine whether to amend the current
energy conservation standards for small
electric motors. Under the Energy Policy
and Conservation Act of 1975, as
amended (‘‘EPCA’’), DOE must review
these standards at least once every six
years and publish either a notice of
proposed rulemaking (‘‘NOPR’’) to
propose new standards for small electric
motors or a notice of determination that
the existing standards do not need to be
amended. This request for information
(‘‘RFI’’) solicits information from the
public to help DOE determine whether
amending the standards for small
electric motors would result in
significant energy savings and whether
such standards would be
technologically feasible and
economically justified. DOE welcomes
written comments from the public on
any subject within the scope of this
document (including topics not raised
in this RFI).
DATES
: Written comments and
information are requested and will be
accepted on or before May 24, 2019.
ADDRESSES
: Interested persons are
encouraged to submit comments using
the Federal eRulemaking Portal at
http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the
instructions for submitting comments.
Alternatively, interested persons may
submit comments, identified by docket
number EERE–2019–BT–STD–0008, by
any of the following methods:
Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://
www.regulations.gov. Follow the
instructions for submitting comments.
Email:
SmallElecMotors2019STD0008@
ee.doe.gov. Include the docket number
EERE–2019–BT–STD–0008 in the
subject line of the message.
Postal Mail: Appliance and
Equipment Standards Program, U.S.
Department of Energy, Building
Technologies Office, Mailstop EE–5B,
1000 Independence Avenue SW,
Washington, DC 20585–0121. If
possible, please submit all items on a
compact disc (‘‘CD’’), in which case it is
not necessary to include printed copies.
Hand Delivery/Courier: Appliance
and Equipment Standards Program, U.S.
Department of Energy, Building
Technologies Office, 950 L’Enfant Plaza
SW, 6th Floor, Washington, DC 20024.
Telephone: (202) 287–1445. If possible,
please submit all items on a CD, in
which case it is not necessary to include
printed copies.
No telefacsimiles (faxes) will be
accepted. For detailed instructions on
submitting comments and additional
information on the rulemaking process,
see section III of this document.
Docket: The docket for this activity,
which includes Federal Register
notices, comments, and other
supporting documents/materials, is
available for review at http://
www.regulations.gov. All documents in
the docket are listed in the http://
www.regulations.gov index. However,
some documents listed in the index,
such as those containing information
that is exempt from public disclosure,
may not be publicly available.
The docket web page can be found at
http://www.regulations.gov/#!
docketDetail;D=EERE-2019-BT-STD-
0008. The docket web page will contain
instructions on how to access all
documents, including public comments,
in the docket. See section III for
information on how to submit
comments through http://
www.regulations.gov.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
: Mr.
Jeremy Dommu, U.S. Department of
Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and
Renewable Energy, Building
Technologies Program, EE–5B, 1000
Independence Avenue SW, Washington,
DC 20585–0121. Telephone: (202) 586–
9870. Email:
ApplianceStandardsQuestions@
ee.doe.gov.
Michael Kido, U.S. Department of
Energy, Office of the General Counsel,
GC–33, 1000 Independence Avenue SW,
Washington, DC 20585–0121.
Telephone: (202) 586–8145. Email:
Michael.Kido@hq.doe.gov.
For further information on how to
submit a comment, review other public
comments and the docket, contact the
Appliance and Equipment Standards
Program staff at (202) 586–6636 or by
email: ApplianceStandardsQuestions@
ee.doe.gov.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
:
Table of Contents
I. Introduction
A. Authority and Background
B. Rulemaking Process
II. Request for Information and Comments
A. Equipment Covered by This Request for
Information
1. Definition of ‘‘Small Electric Motor’’
2. Small Electric Motors Currently Subject
to Standards
B. Market and Technology Assessment
1. Equipment Classes
2. Technology Assessment
C. Screening Analysis
D. Engineering Analysis
1. Baseline Efficiency Levels
2. Maximum Available and Maximum
Technologically Feasible Levels
3. Manufacturer Production Costs and
Manufacturer Selling Price
E. Distribution Channels
F. Energy Use Analysis
G. Life-Cycle Cost and Payback Period
Analysis
1. Lifetimes
2. Installation Costs
3. Repair and Maintenance Costs
H. Shipments
I. Manufacturer Impact Analysis
J. Other Energy Conservation Standards
Topics
1. Market Failures
2. Other
III. Submission of Comments
I. Introduction
A. Authority and Background
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