Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers, 3184-3185 [05-1082]

Download as PDF 3184 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 13 / Friday, January 21, 2005 / Notices APHIS, Station 3C71, 4700 River Road Unit 118, Riverdale, MD 20737–1238. Please state that your comment refers to Docket No. 03–080–5. • E-mail: Address your comment to regulations@aphis.usda.gov. Your comment must be contained in the body of your message; do not send attached files. Please include your name and address in your message and ‘‘Docket No. 03–080–5’’ on the subject line. Reading Room: You may read any comments that we receive on the environmental assessment in our reading room. The reading room is located in room 1141 of the USDA South Building, 14th Street and Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC. Normal reading room hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. To be sure someone is there to help you, please call (202) 690–2817 before coming. Other Information: You may view APHIS documents published in the Federal Register and related information, including the names of groups and individuals who have commented on APHIS dockets, on the Internet at https://www.aphis.usda.gov/ ppd/rad/webrepor.html. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Karen James-Preston, Director, Technical Trade Services, National Center for Import and Export, VS, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 38, Riverdale, MD 20737–1231; (301) 734– 4356. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On January 4, 2005, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) published in the Federal Register (70 FR 460–553, Docket No. 03–080–3) a final rule to amend the regulations regarding the importation of animals and animal products to recognize a category of regions that present a minimal risk of introducing bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) into the United States via live ruminants and ruminant products, and to add Canada to this category. The final rule also provides for the importation of certain live ruminants and ruminant products and byproducts from such regions under certain conditions. Also in the January 4, 2005, issue of the Federal Register, we published a notice (70 FR 554, Docket No. 03–080– 4) announcing the availability of, and requesting comments on, a final environmental assessment (EA) regarding the potential impact on the quality of the human environment due to the importation of ruminants and VerDate jul<14>2003 14:11 Jan 19, 2005 Jkt 205001 ruminant products and byproducts from Canada under the conditions specified in the final rule. APHIS’ review and analysis of the potential environmental impacts associated with those importations were documented in the EA, titled ‘‘Rulemaking to Establish Criteria for the Importation of Designated Ruminants and Ruminant Products from Canada into the United States, Final Environmental Assessment (December 2004).’’ We announced that the EA would be available to the public for review and comment until February 3, 2005. We have become aware, however, that the version of the EA that was made available on January 4, 2005, contained some transcription errors that resulted in the omission of several references to an updated APHIS risk analysis regarding the final rule, as well as the incorrect formatting of several source citations. We have corrected those errors. We are giving notice that the corrected version of the EA is available to the public for review and comment, and we are extending the comment period on the EA until February 17, 2005. The EA may be viewed on the EDOCKET Web site (see ADDRESSES above for instructions for accessing EDOCKET) or on the APHIS Web site at https://www.aphis.usda.gov/lpa/issues/ bse/bse.html. You may request paper copies of the EA by calling or writing to the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Please refer to the title of the EA when requesting copies. The EA is also available for review in our reading room (information on the location and hours of the reading room is provided under the heading ADDRESSES at the beginning of this notice). The EA has been prepared in accordance with: (1) The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), (2) regulations of the Council on Environmental Quality for implementing the procedural provisions of NEPA (40 CFR parts 1500–1508), (3) USDA regulations implementing NEPA (7 CFR part 1), and (4) APHIS’ NEPA Implementing Procedures (7 CFR part 372). Done in Washington, DC, this 18th day of January 2005. W. Ron DeHaven, Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 05–1202 Filed 1–19–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Foreign Agricultural Service Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), today accepted a petition filed by the Olive Growers Council, Visalia, California 93291, for trade adjustment assistance for olive producers in the state of California. The Administrator will determine within 40 days whether or not increasing imports of processed olives in a saline solution contributed importantly to a decline in domestic producer prices of 20 percent or more during the marketing period beginning August 2003 and ending July 2004. If the determination is positive, all producers who market their olives in California will be eligible to apply to the Farm Service Agency for technical assistance at no cost and for adjustment assistance payments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jean-Louis Pajot, Coordinator, Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers, FAS, USDA, (202) 720–2916, e-mail: trade.adjustment@fas.usda.gov. Dated: January 6, 2005. A. Ellen Terpstra, Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service. [FR Doc. 05–1083 Filed 1–19–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–10–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Foreign Agricultural Service Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), today accepted a petition filed by the Spokane Hutterian Brethren, Reardan, Washington 99029, for trade adjustment assistance for seed potato producers in the state of Washington. The Administrator will determine within 40 days whether or not increasing seed potato imports contributed importantly to a decline in domestic producer prices of 20 percent or more during the marketing period beginning February 2004 and ending May 2004. If the determination is positive, all producers who market their seed potatoes in E:\FR\FM\21JAN1.SGM 21JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 13 / Friday, January 21, 2005 / Notices Washington will be eligible to apply to the Farm Service Agency for technical assistance at no cost and for adjustment assistance payments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jean-Louis Pajot, Coordinator, Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers, FAS, USDA, (202) 720–2916, e-mail: trade.adjustment@fas.usda.gov. Fresno County Resource Advisory Committee ACTION: BILLING CODE 3410–10–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Garnet Stars & Sands Project; Idaho Panhandle National Forests, Benewah and Latah Counties, ID Forest Service, USDA. Notice of meeting. SUMMARY: The Fresno County Resource Advisory Committee will meet in Prather, California. The purpose of the meeting is to review and approve recommend project proposals for FY2005 funds regarding the Secure Rural Schools and Community SelfDetermination Act of 2000 (Pub. L. 106– 393) for expenditure of Payments to States Fresno County Title II funds. The meeting will be held on February 15, 2005 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. DATES: The meeting will be held at the Sierra National Forest, Supervisor’s Office, 1600 Tollhouse Road, Clovis, CA 93612. Send written comments to Robbin Ekman, Fresno County Resource Advisory Committee Coordinator, c/o Sierra National Forest, High Sierra Ranger District, 29688 Auberry Road, Prather, CA 93651 or electronically to rekman@fs.fed.us. ADDRESSES: Forest Service, USDA. Cancellation of Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement. ACTION: A Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Garnet Stars & Sands Project was published in the Federal Register on May 1, 2001 (Volume 66, Number 84) on pages 21731–21732. The proposed action and the purpose and need for the proposed action have changed substantially, so the project is cancelled. A new Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the new project (Emerald Creek Garnet Area) will be published in the Federal Register. A scoping letter was sent to addresses on the mailing list explaining the changes in the project. The responsible official is Ranotta K. McNair, Forest Supervisor, Idaho Panhandle National Forests, 3815 Schreiber Way, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83815. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tracy Gravelle, St. Joe Ranger District, Avery Office, HC Box 1, Avery, ID 83861. Dated: January 11, 2005. Ranotta K. McNair, Forest Supervisor, Idaho Panhandle National Forests. [FR Doc. 05–1065 Filed 1–19–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–M Forest Service AGENCY: Dated: January 6, 2005. A. Ellen Terpstra, Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service. [FR Doc. 05–1082 Filed 1–19–05; 8:45 am] AGENCY: DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robbin Ekman, Fresno County Resource Advisory Committee Coordinator, (559) 855–5355 ext. 3341. The meeting is open to the public. Committee discussion is limited to Forest Service staff and Committee members. However, persons who wish to bring Payments to States Fresno County Title II project matters to the attention of the Committee may file written statements with the Committee staff before or after the meeting. Public sessions will be provided and individuals who made written requests by October 12, 2004 will have the opportunity to address the Committee at those sessions. Agenda items to be covered include: (1) Review project proposals; (2) approve projects for 2005 funding; (3) public comment. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: January 13, 2005. Ray Porter, District Ranger. [FR Doc. 05–1089 Filed 1–19–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–M 3185 COMMITTEE FOR PURCHASE FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR SEVERELY DISABLED Procurement List; Deletions Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled. ACTION: Deletions from procurement list. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This action deletes from the Procurement List services previously furnished by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities. DATES: Effective Date: February 20, 2005. Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled, Jefferson Plaza 2, Suite 10800, 1421 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, Virginia, 22202–3259. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sheryl D. Kennerly, Telephone: (703) 603–7740, Fax: (703) 603–0655, or email SKennerly@jwod.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: Deletions On November 19, 2004, the Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled published notice (69 F.R. 67698) of proposed deletions to the Procurement List. After consideration of the relevant matter presented, the Committee has determined that the services listed below are no longer suitable for procurement by the Federal Government under 41 U.S.C. 46–48c and 41 CFR 51– 2.4. Regulatory Flexibility Act Certification I certify that the following action will not have a significant impact on a substantial number of small entities. The major factors considered for this certification were: 1. The action may result in additional reporting, recordkeeping or other compliance requirements for small entities. 2. The action may result in authorizing small entities to furnish the services to the Government. 3. There are no known regulatory alternatives which would accomplish the objectives of the Javits-WagnerO’Day Act (41 U.S.C. 46–48c) in connection with the services deleted from the Procurement List. End of Certification Accordingly, the following services are deleted from the Procurement List: Services Service Type/Location: Commissary Shelf VerDate jul<14>2003 14:11 Jan 19, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\21JAN1.SGM 21JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 13 (Friday, January 21, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 3184-3185]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-1082]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Foreign Agricultural Service


Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers

AGENCY: Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice.

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    The Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), today 
accepted a petition filed by the Spokane Hutterian Brethren, Reardan, 
Washington 99029, for trade adjustment assistance for seed potato 
producers in the state of Washington. The Administrator will determine 
within 40 days whether or not increasing seed potato imports 
contributed importantly to a decline in domestic producer prices of 20 
percent or more during the marketing period beginning February 2004 and 
ending May 2004. If the determination is positive, all producers who 
market their seed potatoes in

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Washington will be eligible to apply to the Farm Service Agency for 
technical assistance at no cost and for adjustment assistance payments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jean-Louis Pajot, Coordinator, Trade 
Adjustment Assistance for Farmers, FAS, USDA, (202) 720-2916, e-mail: 
trade.adjustment@fas.usda.gov.

    Dated: January 6, 2005.
A. Ellen Terpstra,
Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service.
[FR Doc. 05-1082 Filed 1-19-05; 8:45 am]
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