Notice of Agricultural Management Assistance Organic Certification Cost Share Program, 44608 [E6-12745]

Download as PDF 44608 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 151 / Monday, August 7, 2006 / Notices Dated: August 1, 2006. Lloyd C. Day, Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. E6–12758 Filed 8–4–06; 8:45 am] South, Ag Stop 0268, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250–0268; Telephone: (202) 720–3252; Fax: (202) 205–7808; E-mail: bob.pooler@usda.gov. BILLING CODE 3410–02–P SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Agricultural Marketing Service [No. TM–06–10] Notice of Agricultural Management Assistance Organic Certification Cost Share Program Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice invites eligible States to submit a Standard Form 424, Application for Federal Assistance, and to enter into a Cooperative Agreement with the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) for the Allocation of Organic Certification Cost-Share Funds. The AMS has allocated $1.0 million for this organic certification cost-share program in Fiscal Year 2006. Funds will be available under this program to 15 designated States to assist organic crop and livestock producers certified by the Department of Agriculture (USDA) accredited certifying agents to the National Organic Program (NOP). Eligible States interested in obtaining cost-share funds for their organic producers will have to submit an Application for Federal Assistance, and will have to enter into a cooperative agreement with AMS for the allocation of such funds. DATES: Completed applications for Federal assistance along with signed cooperative agreements must be received by September 6, 2006, in order to participate in this program. ADDRESSES: Applications for federal assistance and cooperative agreements shall be requested from and submitted to: Robert Pooler, Agricultural Marketing Specialist, National Organic Program, USDA/AMS/TMP/NOP, Room 4008–South, Ag Stop 0268, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250–0268; Telephone: (202) 720–3252; Fax: (202) 205–7808; E-mail: bob.pooler@usda.gov. Additional information may be found through the National Organic Program’s homepage at http://www.ams.usda.gov/ nop. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Pooler, Agricultural Marketing Specialist, National Organic Program, USDA/AMS/TM/NOP, Room 4008– VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:19 Aug 04, 2006 Jkt 208001 This Organic Certification Cost-Share Program is part of the Agricultural Management Assistance Program authorized under the Federal Crop Insurance Act (FCIA), as amended, (7 U.S.C. 1524). Under the applicable FCIA provisions, the Department is authorized to provide cost share assistance to producers in the States of Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming. This organic certification cost share program provides financial assistance to organic producers certified to the NOP authorized under the Organic Foods Production Act of 1990, as amended (7 U.S.C. 6501 et seq.) To participate in the program, eligible States must complete a Standard Form 424, Application for Federal Assistance, and enter into a written cooperative agreement with AMS. The program will provide cost-share assistance, through participating States, to organic crop and livestock producers receiving certification or update of certification by a USDA accredited certifying agent from October 1, 2006 through September 30, 2007. The Department has determined that payments will be limited to 75 percent of an individual producer’s certification costs up to a maximum of $500.00. Authority: 7 U.S.C. 1524. Dated: August 1, 2006. Lloyd C. Day, Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service. [FR Doc. E6–12745 Filed 8–4–06; 8:45 am] Applications are due 5 p.m. EDT, August 22, 2006. SUMMARY: The following paragraph has been added to the beginning of the Summary portion of the May 3, 2006, Federal Register Notice: The Risk Management Agency (RMA) did not receive any complete and valid application packages for the State of Massachusetts under the original Request for Application Notice published in the Federal Register on May 3, 2006, for the Crop Insurance Education in Targeted States Program (Targeted States Program). As a result, RMA is re-announcing its Funding Opportunity—Request for Applications under the Targeted States Program for the State of Massachusetts only. Applicants who previously submitted an application under the May 3, 2006, Targeted States Program for Massachusetts must submit new applications that meet all the requirements of the original Notice published in the Federal Register on May 3, 2006. All other portions and sections of the full text Notice remain unchanged. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Applicants and other interested parties are encouraged to contact: Lon Burke, USDA–RMA–RME, phone: 202–720– 5265, fax: 202–690–3605, E-mail: RMA.Risk-Ed@rma.usda.gov. You may also obtain information regarding this announcement from the RMA Web site at: http://www.rma.usda.gov/aboutrma/ agreements/. DATES: Dated: July 28, 2006. Eldon Gould, Manager, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation. [FR Doc. E6–12749 Filed 8–4–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–08–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Federal Crop Insurance Corporation Information Collection; Request for Comment; Application for Permit, NonFederal Commercial Use of Roads Restricted by Order Crop Insurance Education in Targeted States (Targeted States Program) AGENCY: Announcement Type: Modification— Competitive Cooperative Agreements This announcement modifies the Request for Application Notice published in the Federal Register, May 3, 2006 (71 FR 26033—26039). The Dates and Summary portions have been modified. CFDA Number: 10.458. SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Forest Service is seeking comments from all interested individuals and organizations on the extension of a currently approved information collection, Application for Permit, NonFederal Commercial Use of Roads Restricted by Order. 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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 151 (Monday, August 7, 2006)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: E6-12745]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Marketing Service

[No. TM-06-10]


Notice of Agricultural Management Assistance Organic 
Certification Cost Share Program

AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice invites eligible States to submit a Standard Form 
424, Application for Federal Assistance, and to enter into a 
Cooperative Agreement with the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) for 
the Allocation of Organic Certification Cost-Share Funds. The AMS has 
allocated $1.0 million for this organic certification cost-share 
program in Fiscal Year 2006. Funds will be available under this program 
to 15 designated States to assist organic crop and livestock producers 
certified by the Department of Agriculture (USDA) accredited certifying 
agents to the National Organic Program (NOP). Eligible States 
interested in obtaining cost-share funds for their organic producers 
will have to submit an Application for Federal Assistance, and will 
have to enter into a cooperative agreement with AMS for the allocation 
of such funds.

DATES: Completed applications for Federal assistance along with signed 
cooperative agreements must be received by September 6, 2006, in order 
to participate in this program.

ADDRESSES: Applications for federal assistance and cooperative 
agreements shall be requested from and submitted to: Robert Pooler, 
Agricultural Marketing Specialist, National Organic Program, USDA/AMS/
TMP/NOP, Room 4008-South, Ag Stop 0268, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., 
Washington, DC 20250-0268; Telephone: (202) 720-3252; Fax: (202) 205-
7808; E-mail: bob.pooler@usda.gov. Additional information may be found 
through the National Organic Program's homepage at http://
www.ams.usda.gov/nop.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Pooler, Agricultural Marketing 
Specialist, National Organic Program, USDA/AMS/TM/NOP, Room 4008-South, 
Ag Stop 0268, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250-0268; 
Telephone: (202) 720-3252; Fax: (202) 205-7808; E-mail: 
bob.pooler@usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This Organic Certification Cost-Share 
Program is part of the Agricultural Management Assistance Program 
authorized under the Federal Crop Insurance Act (FCIA), as amended, (7 
U.S.C. 1524). Under the applicable FCIA provisions, the Department is 
authorized to provide cost share assistance to producers in the States 
of Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New 
Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Utah, 
Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming. This organic certification cost 
share program provides financial assistance to organic producers 
certified to the NOP authorized under the Organic Foods Production Act 
of 1990, as amended (7 U.S.C. 6501 et seq.)
    To participate in the program, eligible States must complete a 
Standard Form 424, Application for Federal Assistance, and enter into a 
written cooperative agreement with AMS. The program will provide cost-
share assistance, through participating States, to organic crop and 
livestock producers receiving certification or update of certification 
by a USDA accredited certifying agent from October 1, 2006 through 
September 30, 2007. The Department has determined that payments will be 
limited to 75 percent of an individual producer's certification costs 
up to a maximum of $500.00.

    Authority: 7 U.S.C. 1524.

    Dated: August 1, 2006.
Lloyd C. Day,
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing Service.
 [FR Doc. E6-12745 Filed 8-4-06; 8:45 am]
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