Walnuts Grown in California; Continuance Referendum

CourtAgricultural Marketing Service
Citation86 FR 56840
Record Number2021-22312
Publication Date13 Oct 2021
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
Proposed Rules Federal Register
Vol. 86, No. 195
Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Agricultural Marketing Service
7 CFR Part 984
[Doc. No. AMS–SC–21–0067; SC20–984–3
Walnuts Grown in California;
Continuance Referendum
: Agricultural Marketing Service,
Department of Agriculture (USDA).
: Referendum order.
: This document directs that a
referendum be conducted among
eligible California walnut growers to
determine whether they favor
continuance of the marketing order
regulating the handling of walnuts
grown in California.
: The referendum will be
conducted from December 6 through
December 31, 2021. To vote in this
referendum, growers must have
produced walnuts in California during
the period September 1, 2020, through
August 31, 2021.
: Copies of the marketing
order may be obtained from the office of
the referendum agents at 1220 SW 3rd
Avenue, Suite 305, Portland, OR 97204;
Telephone: (503) 326–2724; or the
Office of the Docket Clerk, Marketing
Order and Agreement Division,
Specialty Crops Program, AMS, USDA,
1400 Independence Avenue SW, STOP
0237, Washington, DC 20250–0237;
Telephone: (202) 720–2491; or on the
internet at https://www.regulations.gov.
Joshua R. Wilde or Gary D. Olson,
Northwest Marketing Field Office,
Marketing Order and Agreement
Division, Specialty Crops Program,
AMS, USDA, 1220 SW 3rd Avenue,
Suite 305, Portland, OR 97204;
Telephone: (503) 326–2724, or Email:
Joshua.R.Wilde@usda.gov or
: Pursuant
to Marketing Agreement and Order No.
984, as amended (7 CFR part 984),
hereinafter referred to as the ‘‘Order,’’
and applicable provisions of the
Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act
of 1937, as amended (7 U.S.C. 601–674),
hereinafter referred to as the ‘‘Act,’’ it is
hereby directed that a referendum be
conducted to ascertain whether
continuance of the Order is favored by
the growers. The referendum shall be
conducted from December 6 to
December 31, 2021, among eligible
California walnut growers. Only growers
that were engaged in the production of
walnuts in California during the period
September 1, 2020, through August 31,
2021, may participate in the
continuance referendum.
USDA has determined that
continuance referenda are an effective
means for determining whether growers
favor continuation of marketing order
programs. The Order will continue in
effect if at least two-thirds of growers
voting in the referendum, or growers of
at least two-thirds of the volume of
California walnuts represented in the
referendum, favor continuance. In
evaluating merits of continuance versus
termination, USDA will not exclusively
consider results of the continuance
referendum. USDA will also consider all
other relevant information concerning
the operation of the Order and relative
benefits and disadvantages to growers,
handlers, and consumers in order to
determine whether continued operation
of the Order would tend to effectuate
the declared policy of the Act.
In accordance with the Paperwork
Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C.
Chapter 35), the ballots used in the
referendum have been approved by the
Office of Management and Budget
(OMB) and have been assigned OMB
No. 0581–0178—Vegetable and
Specialty Crops. It has been estimated
that it will take an average of 20 minutes
for each of the approximately 4,400
growers of California walnuts to cast a
ballot. Participation is voluntary. Ballots
postmarked after December 31, 2021,
will not be included in the vote
Joshua R. Wilde and Gary D. Olson of
the Northwest Marketing Field Office,
Specialty Crops Program, Agricultural
Marketing Service (AMS), USDA, are
hereby designated as the referendum
agents of the Secretary of Agriculture to
conduct this referendum. The procedure
applicable to the referendum shall be
the ‘‘Procedure for the Conduct of
Referenda in Connection with
Marketing Orders for Fruits, Vegetables,
and Nuts Pursuant to the Agricultural
Marketing Agreement Act of 1937, as
Amended’’ (7 CFR 900.400 through
Ballots will be mailed to all growers
of record and may also be obtained from
the referendum agents or from their
List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 984
Marketing agreements, Nuts,
Reporting and recordkeeping
requirements, Walnuts.
Authority: 7 U.S.C. 601–674.
Erin Morris,
Associate Administrator, Agricultural
Marketing Service.
[FR Doc. 2021–22312 Filed 10–12–21; 8:45 am]
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14 CFR Part 39
[Docket No. FAA–2021–0788; Project
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: Federal Aviation
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