[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 40 (Wednesday, February 29, 2012)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 12216]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-4755]


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Proposed Rules
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This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of 
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Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 40 / Wednesday, February 29, 2012 / 
Proposed Rules

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Marketing Service

7 CFR Part 205

[Doc. No. AMS-NOP-11-0063; NOP-11-11PR]
RIN 0581-AD18


National Organic Program; Proposed Amendment to the National List 
of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (Livestock)

AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA.

ACTION: Proposed rule; correction.

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SUMMARY: This document contains a correction to the proposed rule which 
was published on February 6, 2012 (77 FR 5717). The proposed rule 
relates to revising the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) 
National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (National List) to 
reduce the maximum levels for synthetic methionine currently allowed in 
organic poultry production after October 1, 2012. This document will 
remove an incorrect reference to a date in the proposed modification to 
our regulation.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Melissa Bailey, Ph.D., Director, 
Standards Division, Telephone: (202) 720-3252; Fax: (202) 205-7808.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On February 6, 2012, the Agricultural Marketing Service published a 
proposed rule (77 FR 5717) to reduce the maximum levels of synthetic 
methionine that may be provided to organic poultry after October 1, 
2012. This action addressed the recommendation of the National Organic 
Standards Board to permit the use of synthetic methionine at the 
following maximum levels per ton of feed after October 1, 2012: laying 
and broiler chickens--2 pounds; turkeys and all other poultry--3 
pounds. As published, the proposed modification to 7 CFR Sec.  
205.603(d)(1) contains the date ``October 2, 1012.'' This is an 
incorrect reference to a date and therefore should not be included in 
the proposed regulatory language. This document corrects the regulatory 
language of the proposed rule.
    1. On page 5721, in the second column, Sec.  205.603 paragraph 
(d)(1) is corrected to read as follows:


Sec.  205.603  Synthetic substances allowed for use in organic 
livestock production.

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    (d) * * *
    (1) DL-Methionine, DL-Methionine--hydroxy analog, and DL-
Methionine--hydroxy analog calcium (CAS 's 59-51-8, 583-91-5, 
4857-44-7, and 922-50-9)--for use only in organic poultry production at 
the following maximum levels of synthetic methionine per ton of feed: 
laying and broiler chickens--2 pounds; turkeys and all other poultry--3 
pounds.

    Dated: February 16, 2012.
Robert C. Keeney,
Acting Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service.
[FR Doc. 2012-4755 Filed 2-28-12; 8:45 am]
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