[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 46 (Wednesday, March 9, 2011)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 12887]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-5260]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Marketing Service

7 CFR Part 59

[Doc. No. AMS-LS-11-0017]


Wholesale Pork Reporting Negotiated Rulemaking Committee

AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of negotiated rulemaking committee meeting.

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SUMMARY: This document announces the second meeting of the Wholesale 
Pork Reporting Negotiated Rulemaking Committee (Committee). The primary 
purpose of the Committee is to develop proposed language to amend the 
Livestock Mandatory Reporting (LMR) regulations to implement mandatory 
pork price reporting, as directed by the Mandatory Price Reporting Act 
of 2010 (Pub. L. 111-239).

DATES: The Committee meeting will be held Tuesday, March 15, 2011, 
through Thursday, March 17, 2011. On all three days, the meeting will 
begin at 8:30 a.m. and is scheduled to end at 5 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will take place at the Radisson Hotel Reagan 
National Airport, 2020 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington VA 22202; 
Phone (703) 920-8600.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Lynch, Chief; USDA, AMS, LS, 
LGMN Branch; 1400 Independence Ave., SW., Room 2619-S; Washington, DC 
20250; Phone (202) 720-6231; Fax (202) 690-3732; or e-mail at 
Michael.Lynch@ams.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    On September 28, 2010, the Mandatory Price Reporting Act of 2010 
(2010 Reauthorization Act) reauthorizing LMR for 5 years and adding a 
provision for mandatory reporting of wholesale pork cuts was enacted. 
The 2010 Reauthorization Act directed the Secretary to engage in 
negotiated rulemaking to make required regulatory changes for mandatory 
wholesale pork reporting. For background on LMR, please see the 
background section of the Notice of Establishment of Negotiated 
Rulemaking Committee published November 24, 2010 (75 FR 71568). On 
January 26, 2011, AMS published a notice announcing the final list of 
members on the Wholesale Pork Reporting Negotiated Rulemaking 
Committee, responding to comments from the November 24, 2010, Federal 
Register notice, and announcing the first meeting (76 FR 4554).

II. Statutory Provisions

    The Negotiated Rulemaking Act of 1996 (5 U.S.C. 561-570); the 
Mandatory Price Reporting Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111-239); the Livestock 
Mandatory Reporting Act of 1999 (7 U.S.C. 1635-1636i); and 7 CFR part 
59.

III. Negotiated Rulemaking Committee Meeting

    This document announces the second meeting of the Committee. The 
meeting will take place as described in the DATES and ADDRESSES 
sections of this notice. The agenda for the meeting will be posted in 
advance at http://www.ams.usda.gov/NegotiatedRulemaking. The proposed 
agenda for the second meeting includes the following items: 
specifications used for reporting pork, product delivery periods, 
reporting basis, packaging and related costs, transaction types (e.g., 
intra company sales, affiliate sales), and other topics relevant to 
determining appropriate methodology and scope to implement a mandatory 
wholesale pork reporting program. The Committee may, however, modify 
its agenda during the course of its work.
    The meeting will be open to the public without advance 
registration. Public attendance may be limited to the space available. 
Members of the public will be given opportunities to make statements 
during the meeting at the discretion of the Committee, and will be able 
to file written statements with the Committee for its consideration. 
Written statements may be submitted in advance to the address listed in 
the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section of this document. Notice of 
future meetings will be announced in the Federal Register.

    Dated: February 2, 2011.
Rayne Pegg,
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service.
[FR Doc. 2011-5260 Filed 3-8-11; 8:45 am]
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