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White River National Forest; Eagle County; Colorado; Golden Peak Improvements Project
Document Number: 2017-06310
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-30
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
Vail Ski Resort (Vail) has submitted a proposal to the White River National Forest (WRNF) for improvements to ski/snowboard racing facilities within its Forest Service-administered Special User Permit (SUP) area. The WRNF has accepted this proposal, and is initiating a National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) analysis to document and disclose potential impacts. The Proposed Action includes: Developing 42 acres of new terrain with associated snowmaking; installing one lift, two lift operation shelters, one restroom facility, snowmaking infrastructure, multiple small race event buildings, one equipment storage facility, one fuel storage facility, and one maintenance building; and constructing one access road and multiple drainage management structures.
Caribou-Targhee National Forest, Idaho; John Wood Forest Management Project
Document Number: 2017-06273
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-30
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Soda Springs Ranger District proposes to conduct forest vegetation management activities and road work in a 5,590-acre project area within the Wood Canyon and Johnson Creek drainages located in the Caribou-Targhee National Forest, approximately six miles east of Soda Springs, Idaho. The project area has a forest vegetation management emphasis designated in the Caribou Revised Forest Plan (RFP) (2003). Overall, the landscape in which the project area is located has been identified as being outside of desired conditions outlined in the RFP with respect to forest structure and species composition.
Information Collection Request; Customer Data Worksheet Request for Business Partner Record Change
Document Number: 2017-06144
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-29
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Farm Service Agency (FSA) is requesting comments from all interested individuals and organizations on an extension with a revision of a currently approved information collection to support Customer Data Worksheet Request for Business Partner (BP) that contains the producer's personal information. Specifically, FSA is requesting comment on the form AD-2047, ``Customer Data Worksheet Request for Business Partner Record Change''. FSA is using the collected information in support of documenting critical producer data changes (customer name, current mailing address and tax identification number) in BP made at the request of the producer to correct or update their information. The critical producer data are being used to update existing producer record data and document when and who initiates and changes the record in BP.
Information Collection Request; Disaster Assistance (General)
Document Number: 2017-06143
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-29
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Farm Service Agency (FSA) is requesting comments from all interested individuals and organizations on the extension with a revision of a currently approved information collection in support of Disaster Assistance programs. The information collection is needed to identify disaster areas and establish eligibility for both primary and contiguous counties for assistance from FSA. This assistance includes FSA emergency loans which are available to eligible and qualified farmers and ranchers. The total burden hours have been revised to reflect the number of Secretarial requests for natural disaster assistance during the 2016 crop year.
Eastern Washington Cascades Provincial Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-06141
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-29
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Eastern Washington Cascades Provincial Advisory Committee (PAC) will meet in Wenatchee, Washington. The committee is authorized pursuant to the implementation of E-19 of the Record of Decision and operates in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The purpose of the committee is to provide advice and make recommendations to promote a better integration of forest management activities between Federal and non-Federal entities to ensure that such activities are complementary. PAC information can be found at the following Web site: http://www.fs.usda.gov/main/okawen/workingtogether/advisoryco mmittees.
Eastern Region Recreation Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-06140
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-29
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Eastern Region Recreation Resource Advisory Committee (Recreation RAC) will meet in Louisville, Kentucky. The Recreation RAC is authorized pursuant with the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (the Act) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). Additional information concerning the Recreation RAC may be found by visiting the Recreation RAC's Web site at: http://www.fs.usda.gov/main/r9/ recreation/racs.
Sitka Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-06138
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-29
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Sitka Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Sitka, Alaska. The committee is authorized under the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act (the Act) and operates in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The purpose of the committee is to improve collaborative relationships and to provide advice and recommendations to the Forest Service concerning projects and funding consistent with Title II of the Act. RAC information can be found at the following Web site: http://cloudapps-usda-gov.force.com/ FSSRS/RAC_Page?id=001t0000002JcwXAAS.
Siskiyou (OR) Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-06137
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-29
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Siskiyou (OR) Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Brookings, Oregon. The committee is authorized under the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act (the Act) and operates in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The purpose of the committee is to improve collaborative relationships and to provide advice and recommendations to the Forest Service concerning projects and funding consistent with Title II of the Act. RAC information can be found at the following Web site: https:// www.fs.usda.gov/main/pts/specialprojects/racweb.
Deschutes Provincial Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-06136
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-29
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Deschutes Provincial Advisory Committee (PAC) will meet in Bend, Oregon. The committee is authorized pursuant to the implementation of E-19 of the Record of Decision and operates in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The purpose of the committee is to provide advice and make recommendations to promote a better integration of forest management activities between Federal and non-Federal entities to ensure that such activities are complementary. PAC information can be found at the following Web site: http:// www.fs.usda.gov/detail/deschutes/workingtogether/advisorycomm ittees.
Forest Resource Coordinating Committee
Document Number: 2017-06135
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-29
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Forest Resource Coordinating Committee (Committee) will meet via teleconference. The Committee is established consistent with the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA) and the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (the Act). Committee information can be found at the following Web site at http://www.fs.fed.us/spf/ coop/frcc/.
New Mexico Collaborative Forest Restoration Program Technical Advisory Panel
Document Number: 2017-06130
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-29
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The New Mexico Collaborative Forest Restoration Program (CFRP) Technical Advisory Panel (Panel) will meet in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The Panel is established consistent with the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C. App. II), and Title VI of the Community Forest Restoration Act (Pub. L. 106-393). Additional information concerning the Panel, including the meeting summary/minutes, can be found by visiting the Panel's Web site at: http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/r3/cfrp.
Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Importation of Beef and Ovine Meat From Uruguay and Beef From Argentina and Brazil
Document Number: 2017-06218
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-28
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's intention to request a revision to and extension of approval of an information collection associated with regulations for the importation of beef and ovine meat from Uruguay and beef from Argentina and Brazil.
Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Swine Health Protection
Document Number: 2017-06217
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-28
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's intention to request a revision to and extension of approval of an information collection associated with the swine health protection program.
Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Importation of Jackfruit, Pineapple, and Starfruit From Malaysia Into the Continental United States
Document Number: 2017-06216
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-28
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's intention to request a revision to and extension of approval of an information collection associated with the regulations for the importation of jackfruit, pineapple, and starfruit from Malaysia into the continental United States.
Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Importation of Clementines, Mandarins, and Tangerines From Chile
Document Number: 2017-06215
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-28
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's intention to request a revision to and extension of approval of an information collection associated with the regulations for the importation of clementines, mandarins, and tangerines from Chile into the United States.
Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Animal Disease Traceability
Document Number: 2017-06094
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-28
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's intention to request a revision to and extension of approval of an information collection associated with animal disease traceability.
Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Importation of Live Swine, Pork, and Pork Products From Certain Regions Free of Classical Swine Fever in Brazil, Chile, and Mexico
Document Number: 2017-06090
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-28
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's intention to request an extension of approval of an information collection associated with the regulations for the importation of live swine, pork, and pork products from certain regions free of classical swine fever in Brazil, Chile, and Mexico.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-06077
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-28
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-06076
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-28
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-06026
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-28
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Utilities Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the United States Department of Agriculture's Rural Utilities Service (RUS) invites comments on this information collection for which approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) will be requested.
Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-06024
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-28
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Utilities Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Rural Utilities Service, invites comments on this information collection for which the Agency intends to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-06022
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-28
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Tonto National Forest; Gila County, AZ; Pinto Valley Mine Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: 2017-06020
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-28
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Tonto National Forest (TNF) is preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to evaluate and disclose the potential environmental effects from approval of the Mining Plan of Operations (MPO) submitted by Pinto Valley Mining Corp. (PVMC), for operations on National Forest System (NFS) land associated with expansion of an existing open pit copper and molybdenum mine, the Pinto Valley Mine. An amendment to the Tonto National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan (Forest Plan, 1985, as amended) may be required.
Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-06027
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-27
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Utilities Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the United States Department of Agriculture's Rural Utilities Service (RUS) invites comments on this information collection for which RUS intends to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2017-05976
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-27
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This notice announces the Agricultural Marketing Service's (AMS) intention to request approval, from the Office of Management and Budget, for an extension of the currently approved information collection request Web-Based Supply Chain Management Commodity Offer Form, Paperwork Collection Notice. This information collection is necessary to support the procurement of agricultural commodities for domestic nutrition assistance programs. AMS issues invitations to purchase fresh and processed commodities for domestic nutrition assistance programs on a year round basis. The extension of the information collection request is required to continue using our Web- Based Supply Chain Management (WBSCM) system, which allows respondents to submit information electronically. The information collection burden for respondents should not increase.
Competitive and Noncompetitive Non-Formula Federal Assistance Programs-Specific Administrative Provisions for the Veterinary Services Grants Program
Document Number: 2017-05931
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-27
Agency: Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture
The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is publishing a final rule for the Veterinary Services Grants Program. NIFA's development of these regulations serves to enhance its accountability and to standardize procedures across the Federal assistance programs it administers while providing transparency to the public.
Importation of Lemons From Northwest Argentina; Stay of Regulations
Document Number: 2017-05877
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-24
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
On December 23, 2016, we published a final rule amending the fruits and vegetables regulations to allow the importation of lemons from northwest Argentina into the continental United States under certain conditions. In a document published on January 25, 2017, we stayed the regulations for 60 days ending March 27, 2017. In this document, we are issuing an additional stay of those regulations.
Malheur National Forest, Blue Mountain Ranger District and Umatilla National Forest, North Fork John Day Ranger District; Oregon; Ragged Ruby Project
Document Number: 2017-05826
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-24
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Forest Service will prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) to disclose the environmental effects of upland restoration activities; watershed, fisheries, and wildlife restoration; bat gate installation; prescribed burning; road activities; and recreation system changes in the Ragged Ruby planning area.
Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests; Idaho; Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests Clear Creek Integrated Restoration Project
Document Number: 2017-05825
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-24
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The U.S. Forest Service is giving notice of its intent to prepare a SEIS for the Clear Creek Integrated Restoration Project on the Moose Creek Ranger District of the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests, Idaho. Cheryl Probert, Forest Supervisor, has withdrawn the February 2016 Record of Decision (ROD) for this project. Supervisor Probert plans to prepare a SEIS to further review the project alternatives and analysis, to correct and update information that was presented in the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS), and to consider information that has become available since the FEIS was published in September 2015.
Colville Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-05761
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-24
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Colville Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Colville, Washington. The committee is authorized under the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act (the Act) and operates in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The purpose of the committee is to improve collaborative relationships and to provide advice and recommendations to the Forest Service concerning projects and funding consistent with Title II of the Act. RAC information can be found at the following Web site: http://cloudapps- usda-gov.force.com/FSSRS/RAC_Page?id=001t0000002Jcv4AAC.
San Juan Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-05760
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-24
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The San Juan Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Durango, Colorado. The committee is authorized under the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act (the Act) and operates in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The purpose of the committee is to improve collaborative relationships and to provide advice and recommendations to the Forest Service concerning projects and funding consistent with Title II of the Act. RAC information can be found at the following Web site: https://www.fs.usda.gov/sanjuan/.
Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-05785
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-23
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is announcing a meeting of the Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee (Committee). The meeting is being convened to examine the full spectrum of fruit and vegetable industry issues and provide recommendations and ideas to the Secretary of Agriculture on how the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) can tailor programs and services to better meet the needs of the U.S. produce industry. The meeting is open to the public. This notice sets forth the schedule and location for the meeting.
Chequamegon Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-05757
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-23
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Chequamegon Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Park Falls, Wisconsin. The committee is authorized under the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act (the Act) and operates in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The purpose of the committee is to improve collaborative relationships and to provide advice and recommendations to the Forest Service concerning projects and funding consistent with Title II of the Act. Additional RAC information can be found at the following Web site: http:// cloudapps-usda-gov.force.com/FSSRS/RAC_page?id=001t0000002Jcw YAAS.
Lee Canyon Ski Area Master Development Plan Phase I Environmental Impact Statement. Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Spring Mountains National Recreation Area, Clark County, Nevada
Document Number: 2017-05754
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-23
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The USDA Forest Service has received a proposal from Lee Canyon ski area to implement the first phase of their accepted master development plan (MDP). Lee Canyon is a mountain resort located 30 miles northwest of Las Vegas, Nevada, in the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area (SMNRA). The MDP is a multi-year plan for improvement and expansion of facilities at the ski area, which operates under a Forest Service special use permit. The Forest Service will prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) to analyze and disclose the potential environmental consequences of authorizing Lee Canyon to implement the first phase of the MDP, which would include updating existing facilities and developing new winter and summer recreation opportunities within the existing ski area permit boundary. Construction would begin soon after the signing of the record of decision (ROD), and would be completed within 5 years.
U.S. Standards for Grades of Shelled Walnuts and Walnuts in the Shell
Document Number: 2017-04805
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-03-23
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
Notice is hereby given that Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is reopening the comment period on the proposed rule that invited comments on the revision of the U.S. Standards for Grades of Shelled Walnuts and U.S. Standards for Grades of Walnuts in the Shell published in the Federal Register on November 25, 2016. The comment period for this proposed rule closed on January 24, 2017. The changes are intended to modernize the standards, and meet consumer demands by providing greater marketing flexibility.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-05697
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-22
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Information Collection; Interagency Generic Clearance for Federal Land Management Agencies Collaborative Visitor Feedback Surveys on Recreation and Transportation Related Programs and Systems
Document Number: 2017-05653
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-22
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Forest Service is seeking comments from all interested individuals and organizations on the renewal of an information collection, Federal Land Management Agencies (FLMAs) Collaborative Visitor Transportation Information Collections.
Opportunity for Designation in the Plainview, Texas, Area; Request for Comments on the Official Agency Servicing This Area
Document Number: 2017-05620
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-22
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration
The designation of the official agency listed below will end on March 31, 2017. We are asking persons or governmental agencies interested in providing official services in the areas presently served by this agency to submit an application for designation. In addition, we are asking for comments on the quality of services provided by the following designated agency: Plainview Grain Inspection and Weighing Service, Inc. (Plainview).
Opportunity for Designation in the Bloomington, Illinois, Area; Request for Comments on the Official Agency Servicing This Area
Document Number: 2017-05619
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-22
Agency: Department of Agriculture
The designation of the official agency listed below will end on March 31, 2017. We are asking persons or governmental agencies interested in providing official services in the areas presently served by this agency to submit an application for designation. In addition, we are asking for comments on the quality of services provided by the following designated agency: Central Illinois Grain Inspection, Inc. (Central Illinois).
Opportunity for Designation in the Grand Forks, North Dakota, Area; Request for Comments on the Official Agency Servicing This Area
Document Number: 2017-05618
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-22
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration
The designation of the official agency listed below will end on March 31, 2017. We are asking persons or governmental agencies interested in providing official services in the areas presently served by this agency to submit an application for designation. In addition, we are asking for comments on the quality of services provided by the following designated agency: Northern Plains Grain Inspection Service, Inc. (Northern Plains).
Opportunity for Designation in the Sioux City, Iowa, Area; Request for Comments on the Official Agency Servicing This Area
Document Number: 2017-05617
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-22
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration
The designation of the official agency listed below will end on March 31, 2017. We are asking persons or governmental agencies interested in providing official services in the areas presently served by this agency to submit an application for designation. In addition, we are asking for comments on the quality of services provided by the following designated agency: Sioux City Inspection and Weighing Service Company (Sioux City).
Opportunity for Designation in the Owensboro, Kentucky, Area; Request for Comments on the Official Agency Servicing This Area
Document Number: 2017-05616
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-22
Agency: Department of Agriculture
The designation of the official agency listed below will end on March 31, 2017. We are asking persons or governmental agencies interested in providing official services in the areas presently served by this agency to submit an application for designation. In addition, we are asking for comments on the quality of services provided by the following designated agency: J.W. Barton Grain Inspection Service, Inc. (Barton).
Inviting Applications for Rural Cooperative Development Grants
Document Number: 2017-05600
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-22
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Business-Cooperative Service
This Notice announces that the Rural Business-Cooperative Service (Agency) is accepting fiscal year (FY) 2017 applications for the Rural Cooperative Development Grant (RCDG) program. This Notice is being issued prior to enactment of a full year appropriation act for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017. The RCDG program is authorized under section 310B(e) of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act (CONACT) as amended by the Agricultural Act of 2014. The purpose of announcing the RCDG program prior to the enactment of full year appropriations is to provide applicants sufficient time to prepare and submit their applications in response to this solicitation and to provide the Agency time to process applications within FY 2017. Expenses incurred in developing applications will be at the applicant's risk. The purpose of this program is to provide financial assistance to improve the economic condition of rural areas through cooperative development. Eligible applicants include a non-profit corporation or an institution of higher education.
Tart Cherries Grown in the States of Michigan, et al.; Free and Restricted Percentages for the 2016-17 Crop Year for Tart Cherries
Document Number: 2017-05484
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-03-21
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This proposed rule would implement a recommendation from the Cherry Industry Administrative Board (Board) to establish free and restricted percentages for the 2016-17 crop year under the marketing order for tart cherries grown in the states of Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wisconsin (order). The Board locally administers the marketing order and is comprised of producers and handlers of tart cherries operating within the production area, and a public member. This action would establish the proportion of tart cherries from the 2016 crop which may be handled in commercial outlets at 71 percent free and 29 percent restricted. These percentages should stabilize marketing conditions by adjusting supply to meet market demand and help improve grower returns.
Irish Potatoes Grown in Certain Designated Counties in Idaho, and Malheur County, Oregon; Decreased Assessment Rate
Document Number: 2017-05482
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-03-21
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This proposed rule would implement a recommendation from the Idaho-Eastern Oregon Potato Committee (Committee) to decrease the assessment rate established for the 2017-2018 and subsequent fiscal periods from $0.0025 to $0.002 per hundredweight of potatoes handled. The Committee locally administers the marketing order which regulates the handling of potatoes grown in certain designated counties in Idaho, and Malheur County, Oregon. Assessments upon potato handlers are used by the Committee to fund reasonable and necessary expenses of the program. The fiscal period begins August 1 and ends July 31. The assessment rate would remain in effect indefinitely unless modified, suspended, or terminated.
National Organic Program: USDA Organic Regulations
Document Number: 2017-05480
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-03-21
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This document addresses the 2017 sunset review submitted to the Secretary of Agriculture (Secretary) through the Agricultural Marketing Service's (AMS) National Organic Program (NOP) by the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) following the NOSB's April 2015 and October 2015 meetings. The 2017 sunset review pertains to the NOSB's sunset review of 198 substances on the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (National List). Consistent with the NOSB's sunset review, this publication provides notice on the renewal of 187 substances on the National List, and completes the 2017 National List sunset review for these renewed substances.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-05425
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-20
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-05421
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-20
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Tobacco Report: Notice of Request for an Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2017-05297
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-17
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), this notice announces the Agricultural Marketing Service's (AMS) intention to request approval, from the Office of Management and Budget, for an extension of the currently approved information collection for Tobacco Report (OMB No. 0581-0004).
Missouri River Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-05295
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-17
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Missouri River Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Helena, Montana. The committee is authorized under the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act (the Act) and operates in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The purpose of the committee is to improve collaborative relationships and to provide advice and recommendations to the Forest Service concerning projects and funding consistent with the Act. RAC information can be found at the following Web site: www.fs.fed.us/r1/helena/.