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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 143 / Thursday, July 24, 2008 / Notices 356043 soybean; and (10) when considered in light of other past, present, and reasonably foreseeable future actions, and considering potential environmental effects associated with adoption of 356043 soybean, APHIS could not identify significant environmental impacts that would result from granting nonregulated status to 356043 soybean. National Environmental Policy Act To provide the public with documentation of APHIS’ review and analysis of any potential environmental impacts associated with the determination of nonregulated status for 356043 soybeans, an EA was prepared. The EA was 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 1b), and (4) APHIS’ NEPA Implementing Procedures (7 CFR part 372). Based on that EA and other pertinent scientific data, APHIS has reached a finding of no significant impact with regard to the determination that Pioneer 356043 soybean line and lines developed from it are no longer regulated articles under its regulations in 7 CFR part 340. Copies of the EA and finding of no significant impact are available as indicated in the ADDRESSES and FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT sections of this notice. Authority: 7 U.S.C. 7701–7772 and 7781– 7786; 31 U.S.C. 9701; 7 CFR 2.22, 2.80, and 371.3. Done in Washington, DC, this 18th day of July, 2008. Kevin Shea, Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. E8–16950 Filed 7–23–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Commodity Credit Corporation Agricultural Management Assistance Program Commodity Credit Corporation, USDA. ACTION: Notice of availability of program funds for the Agricultural Management Assistance (AMA) Program. ebenthall on PRODPC60 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (2008 Act) expanded the geographic scope of the AMA VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:14 Jul 23, 2008 Jkt 214001 Program to include the State of Hawaii. The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) administers AMA under the general supervision of the Chief of the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), who is one of the vice presidents of CCC. CCC announces the availability of an additional $2.5 million of technical and financial assistance funds in fiscal year (FY) 2008 to participating States. AMA is available to States which have historically low participation in the Federal crop insurance program. These States are: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, Wyoming, and Hawaii. Under AMA, a participant may use financial assistance to adopt conservation practices that will reduce or mitigate risks to their agricultural enterprises. AMA is authorized by Section 524(b) of the Federal Crop Insurance Act (7 U.S.C. 1524(b)), and administered under regulations found at 7 CFR part 1465. NRCS will, at a later date, formally amend the final rule located in 7 CFR part 1465 to add Hawaii as an area which is eligible for AMA assistance. DATES: July 24, 2008 to September 30, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Harry Slawter, Director, Financial Assistance Programs Division, NRCS, Post Office Box 2890, Washington, DC 20013; telephone: (202) 720–1845; facsimile: (202) 720–4265; e-mail: harry.slawter@wdc.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: CCC hereby announces the availability of up to $2.5 million in FY 2008 to provide technical and financial assistance to producers under AMA. AMA assistance helps producers develop and implement conservation practices that reduce or mitigate agricultural production risks. Conservation practices, available under AMA, reduce soil erosion, improve watershed management or irrigation structures, utilize integrated pest management principles, and assist producers in transitioning to organicbased farming. AMA was established in 2000. Since that time, AMA has been made available to 15 States, listed in statutory authority, in which participation in the Federal crop insurance program has been historically low. The 15 States include: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, West Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming. The 2008 Act expanded PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 43205 AMA’s geographic scope to include the State of Hawaii. The 2008 Act provided for the continuation of conservation programs in 2008. AMA will continue to use the policies and operating procedures outlined in AMA’s regulation (7 CFR part 1465) for program implementation in 2008. Individuals interested in applying for AMA assistance may contact their local Department of Agriculture (USDA) service center in participating AMA States. For a listing of local USDA service centers, consult: http://offices.sc.egov.usda.gov/locator/ app?agency=nrcs. Signed in Washington, DC, on July 17, 2008. Arlen L. Lancaster, Vice President, Commodity Credit Corporation and Chief, Natural Resources Conservation Service. [FR Doc. E8–16920 Filed 7–23–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–16–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Notice of New Fee Site; Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (Title VIII, Pub. L. 108–447) Caribou-Targhee National Forest, USDA Forest Service. ACTION: Notice of New Fee Site. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Teton Basin Ranger District of the Caribou-Targhee National Forest will begin charging $100.00 for the overnight rental of Driggs Cabin. Rentals of other cabins and guard stations on the Caribou-Targhee National Forest have shown that the public appreciates and enjoys the availability of this type of facility. Funds from the rental will be used for the continued operation and maintenance of the Driggs Cabin. DATES: The Driggs Cabin will become available for rent in January 2009. The Cabin will be open for the public to rent between November 1st and April 30th annually. The Driggs Cabin will continue to function as seasonal employee housing annually from May 1st to October 31st. ADDRESSES: Forest Supervisor, CaribouTarghee National Forest, 1405 Hollipark Dr., Idaho Falls, ID 83401. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kurt Kluegel, Natural Resource Specialist, Teton Basin Ranger District, (208) 354– 2312. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Federal Recreation Lands Enhancement Act (Title VII, Pub. L. 108–447) directed the Secretary of Agriculture to publish E:\FR\FM\24JYN1.SGM 24JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Commodity Credit Corporation


Agricultural Management Assistance Program

AGENCY: Commodity Credit Corporation, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of availability of program funds for the Agricultural 
Management Assistance (AMA) Program.

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SUMMARY: The Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (2008 Act) 
expanded the geographic scope of the AMA Program to include the State 
of Hawaii. The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) administers AMA under 
the general supervision of the Chief of the Natural Resources 
Conservation Service (NRCS), who is one of the vice presidents of CCC.
    CCC announces the availability of an additional $2.5 million of 
technical and financial assistance funds in fiscal year (FY) 2008 to 
participating States. AMA is available to States which have 
historically low participation in the Federal crop insurance program. 
These States are: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, 
Massachusetts, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, 
Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, Wyoming, and 
Hawaii. Under AMA, a participant may use financial assistance to adopt 
conservation practices that will reduce or mitigate risks to their 
agricultural enterprises.
    AMA is authorized by Section 524(b) of the Federal Crop Insurance 
Act (7 U.S.C. 1524(b)), and administered under regulations found at 7 
CFR part 1465. NRCS will, at a later date, formally amend the final 
rule located in 7 CFR part 1465 to add Hawaii as an area which is 
eligible for AMA assistance.

DATES: July 24, 2008 to September 30, 2008.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Harry Slawter, Director, Financial 
Assistance Programs Division, NRCS, Post Office Box 2890, Washington, 
DC 20013; telephone: (202) 720-1845; facsimile: (202) 720-4265; e-mail: 
harry.slawter@wdc.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: CCC hereby announces the availability of up 
to $2.5 million in FY 2008 to provide technical and financial 
assistance to producers under AMA. AMA assistance helps producers 
develop and implement conservation practices that reduce or mitigate 
agricultural production risks. Conservation practices, available under 
AMA, reduce soil erosion, improve watershed management or irrigation 
structures, utilize integrated pest management principles, and assist 
producers in transitioning to organic-based farming.
    AMA was established in 2000. Since that time, AMA has been made 
available to 15 States, listed in statutory authority, in which 
participation in the Federal crop insurance program has been 
historically low. The 15 States include: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, 
Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, 
Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, West Vermont, West Virginia, 
and Wyoming. The 2008 Act expanded AMA's geographic scope to include 
the State of Hawaii.
    The 2008 Act provided for the continuation of conservation programs 
in 2008. AMA will continue to use the policies and operating procedures 
outlined in AMA's regulation (7 CFR part 1465) for program 
implementation in 2008. Individuals interested in applying for AMA 
assistance may contact their local Department of Agriculture (USDA) 
service center in participating AMA States. For a listing of local USDA 
service centers, consult: http://offices.sc.egov.usda.gov/locator/
app?agency=nrcs.

    Signed in Washington, DC, on July 17, 2008.
Arlen L. Lancaster,
Vice President, Commodity Credit Corporation and Chief, Natural 
Resources Conservation Service.
[FR Doc. E8-16920 Filed 7-23-08; 8:45 am]
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