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SECOND IFR PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD ANNOUNCED by USDA

September 4, 2020 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) just announced the opening of the second public comment period on the USDA Interim Final Rules (IFR), implementing the 2018 Farm Bill. The public comment period will open on September 8, 2020.

THE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD IS ONLY OPEN FOR 30 DAYS, UNTIL OCTOBER 8.

USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is interested in receiving comments on all aspects of the U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program, with a particular interest in comments on the following:

  1. Measurement of Uncertainty for Sampling

  2. Liquid Chromatography Factor, 0.877

  3. Disposal and Remediation of Non-Compliant Plants

  4. Negligence

  5. Interstate Commerce

  6. 15-day Harvest Window

  7. Hemp seedlings, microgreens, and clones

  8. Hemp breeding and research

  9. Sampling Methodology – Flower vs. Whole Plant

  10. Sampling Methodology – Homogenous Composition, Frequency, and Volume

  11. Sampling Agents

  12. DEA Laboratory Registration

Written comments may be submitted via the Federal eRulemaking portal at www.regulations.gov.

Comments may also be sent via email to farmbill.hemp@usda.gov

OR sent by postal mail to USDA/AMS/Specialty Crops Program Hemp Branch, 470 L’Enfant Plaza SW, PO Box 23192, Washington DC 20026

Now is the time to ensure your understanding of the IFR, how these rules may impact your business, and details on how to submit solution-based comments on the final rulemaking of the national program rules. Read the rules here.

EARTH LAW, LLC IS AVAILABLE TO HELP YOUR BUSINESS WITH DRAFTING AND SUBMISSION OF YOUR COMMENTS!

Please contact us at info@earthlawllc.com for details!

COMMENTS ARE DUE

BY 11:59PM ET (8:59PM PT)

OCTOBER 8, 2020.

The future of the Domestic Hemp Industry requires our collective action NOW! Contact us today for details on how you can help make a positive impact!


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