United States Standards for Lentils

Cited as:85 FR 74664
Court:Agricultural Marketing Service, Agriculture Department
Publication Date:23 Nov 2020
Record Number:2020-25809
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Agricultural Marketing Service
[Doc No. AMS–FGIS–20–0066]
United States Standards for Lentils
: Agricultural Marketing Service,
: Reopening of comment period.
: Notice is hereby given that
the comment period for a notice for
comment published in the Federal
Register on September 29, 2020 is
reopened. The publication invited
comments on the revision to the method
of interpretation for determining the
special grade ‘‘Green,’’ as it pertains to
the class ‘‘Lentils,’’ under the authority
of the AMA.
: The comment period for the
proposed rule published on September
29, 2020 at 85 FR 60956 is reopened.
Comments are due by December 23,
: We invite you to submit
written comments via the internet at
http://www.regulations.gov. All
comments should refer to the date and
page number of this issue of the Federal
Register. All comments submitted in
response to the notice, including the
identity of individuals or entities
submitting comments, will be made
available to the public on the internet
via http://www.regulations.gov.
Loren Almond, USDA AMS; Telephone:
(816) 891–0422; Email:
: On
September 29, 2020, AMS published a
notice seeking comment on a proposal
to amend the U.S. Standards for Lentils
as well as the Pea and Lentil Inspection
Handbook. The proposal would revise
the special grade ‘‘Green,’’ as it pertains
to the class ‘‘Lentils,’’ by revising the
definition to state, ‘‘Clear seeded (green)
lentils possessing a natural, uniformly
green color,’’ and must contain less than
0.5 percent mottled lentils in the
appropriate portion size. The original
30-day comment period provided in the
proposed rule closed on October 29,
2020. A stakeholder submitted a
comment requesting an extension of the
comment period. The Agricultural
Marketing Service is reopening the
public comment period for an
additional 30 days to ensure that
interested persons have sufficient time
to review and comment on the notice for
comment. The comment period is
reopened for 30 days from the date of
publication of this notice.
Authority: 7 U.S.C. 1621–1627.
Bruce Summers,
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing
[FR Doc. 2020–25809 Filed 11–20–20; 8:45 am]
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