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USDA/AMS RIN: 0581-AD74 Publication ID: Spring 2017 
Title: ●NOP; Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices Second Proposed Rule 

This action would describe and solicit public comments on options for the disposition of the final rule, Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices. The final rule, published on January 19, 2017, adds provisions to the USDA organic regulations to address and clarify livestock and poultry living conditions, health care practices, and animal handling and transport, and during slaughter. The final rule was originally scheduled to become effective on March 20, 2017; the effective date was subsequently delayed to May 19, 2017.  AMS published a notice further delaying the effective date to November 14, 2017.


Agency: Department of Agriculture(USDA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 7 CFR 205   
Legal Authority: 7 U.S.C. 6501 to 6522   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  05/10/2017  82 FR 21742   
NPRM Comment Period End  06/09/2017 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
International Impacts: This regulatory action will be likely to have international trade and investment effects, or otherwise be of international interest.
RIN Data Printed in the FR: Yes 
Related RINs: Related to 0581-AD44 
Agency Contact:
Miles V. McEvoy
Deputy Administrator, USDA National Organic Program
Department of Agriculture
Agricultural Marketing Service
1400 Independence Avenue SW.,
Washington, DC 20250
Phone:202 720-3252