Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation: 2002 Farm Bill Regulations--Marketing Assistance Loans and Loan Deficiency Payments for Peanuts, Pulse Crops, Wheat, Feed Grains, Soybeans and Other Oilseeds, GAO-03-244R, B-291575, December 4, 2002
B-291575, Dec 4, 2002
This is our report on a major rule promulgated by the Department of Agriculture. It was published in the Federal Register as a final rule on October 11. Pulse crops have not been eligible for these programs prior to the enactment of this law and the final rule adds these new commodities. Enclosed is our assessment of the CCC's compliance with the procedural steps required by section 801(a)(1)(B)(i) through (iv) of title 5 with respect to the rule. Our review indicates that the CCC complied with the applicable requirements If you have any questions about this report. The official responsible for GAO evaluation work relating to the subject matter of the rule is Robert Robinson. 609 Since the final rule was not issued following a notice of proposed rulemaking.