Farm Program Payment Limitation and Payment Eligibility for 2009 and Subsequent Crop, Program, or Fiscal Years, 6117 [E9-2475]

Download as PDF 6117 Rules and Regulations Federal Register Vol. 74, No. 23 Thursday, February 5, 2009 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains regulatory documents having general applicability and legal effect, most of which are keyed to and codified in the Code of Federal Regulations, which is published under 50 titles pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 1510. The Code of Federal Regulations is sold by the Superintendent of Documents. Prices of new books are listed in the first FEDERAL REGISTER issue of each week. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Commodity Credit Corporation 7 CFR Part 1400 RIN 0560–AH85 Farm Program Payment Limitation and Payment Eligibility for 2009 and Subsequent Crop, Program, or Fiscal Years erowe on PROD1PC63 with RULES AGENCY: Commodity Credit Corporation, USDA. ACTION: Interim rule; reopening and extension of comment period. SUMMARY: The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) published an interim rule on December 29, 2008 (73 FR 79267–79284), revising rules about payment limitation and payment eligibility for Farm Programs as required by the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (the 2008 Farm Bill). The 2008 Farm Bill provided new eligibility requirements based on annual income, sources of income, and type of entity. The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) is reopening and extending the comment period for the interim rule to give the public more time to provide input and recommendations on the interim rule. The original comment period closed on January 28, 2009, and CCC is reopening and extending it for 60 days from the date of this notice. While the interim rule became effective on December 23, 2008, CCC is extending the comments period by 60 days on the amendments to the regulations that will apply to 2009 and subsequent crop, program, or fiscal year benefits for programs subject to the provisions in our regulations. DATES: We will consider comments that we receive by April 6, 2009. ADDRESSES: We invite you to submit comments on the interim rule. In your comment, include the volume, date, and page number of this issue of the Federal VerDate Nov<24>2008 11:46 Feb 04, 2009 Jkt 217001 Register. You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • E-mail: Dan.McGlynn@wdc.usda.gov. • Fax: (202) 690–2130. • Mail: Dan McGlynn, Acting Director, Production, Emergencies and Compliance Division, FSA, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Stop 0517, Room 4754, 1400 Independence Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20250–0517. • Hand Delivery or Courier: Deliver comments to the above address. • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Comments may be inspected at the mail address listed above between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. A copy of this interim rule is available through the Farm Service Agency (FSA) home page at http://www.fsa.usda.gov/. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dan McGlynn, Acting Director, Production, Emergencies and Compliance Division, FSA, USDA, Stop 0517, 1400 Independence Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20250–0517. Telephone: (202) 720– 3463. Electronic mail: Dan.McGlynn@wdc.usda.gov. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication (Braille, large print, audio tape, etc.) should contact the USDA Target Center at (202) 720– 2600 (voice and TDD). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On December 29, 2008, CCC published an interim rule titled ‘‘Farm Program Payment Limitation and Payment Eligibility for 2009 and Subsequent Crop, Program, or Fiscal Years’’ in the Federal Register (73 FR 79267–79284). CCC revised regulations as required by the 2008 Farm Bill (Pub. L. 110–246) to make changes in payment eligibility, payment attribution, maximum income limits, and maximum dollar benefit amounts for participants in CCC-funded programs. 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Crop year 2009 is already in effect and no further comments in regards to crop year 2009 will be accepted after the original January 28, 2009 deadline. Signed in Washington, DC, on January 28, 2009. Dennis J. Taitano, Acting Executive Vice President, Commodity Credit Corporation. [FR Doc. E9–2475 Filed 2–4–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–05–P POSTAL REGULATORY COMMISSION 39 CFR Part 3020 [Docket Nos. MC2009–13 and CP2009–17; Order No. 172] Domestic Mail Product Postal Regulatory Commission. Final rule. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The Commission is adding Express Mail & Priority Mail Contract 3 to the Competitive Product List. This action is consistent with changes in a recent law governing postal operations and a recent Postal Service request. Republication of the lists of market dominant and competitive products is also consistent with new requirements in the law. DATES: Effective February 5, 2009, and is applicable beginning January 16, 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephen L. 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to and codified in the Code of Federal Regulations, which is published 
under 50 titles pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 1510.

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Prices of new books are listed in the first FEDERAL REGISTER issue of each 
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Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 23 / Thursday, February 5, 2009 / 
Rules and Regulations

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Commodity Credit Corporation

7 CFR Part 1400

RIN 0560-AH85


Farm Program Payment Limitation and Payment Eligibility for 2009 
and Subsequent Crop, Program, or Fiscal Years

AGENCY: Commodity Credit Corporation, USDA.

ACTION: Interim rule; reopening and extension of comment period.

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SUMMARY: The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) published an interim 
rule on December 29, 2008 (73 FR 79267-79284), revising rules about 
payment limitation and payment eligibility for Farm Programs as 
required by the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (the 2008 
Farm Bill). The 2008 Farm Bill provided new eligibility requirements 
based on annual income, sources of income, and type of entity. The 
Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) is reopening and extending the 
comment period for the interim rule to give the public more time to 
provide input and recommendations on the interim rule. The original 
comment period closed on January 28, 2009, and CCC is reopening and 
extending it for 60 days from the date of this notice. While the 
interim rule became effective on December 23, 2008, CCC is extending 
the comments period by 60 days on the amendments to the regulations 
that will apply to 2009 and subsequent crop, program, or fiscal year 
benefits for programs subject to the provisions in our regulations.

DATES: We will consider comments that we receive by April 6, 2009.

ADDRESSES: We invite you to submit comments on the interim rule. In 
your comment, include the volume, date, and page number of this issue 
of the Federal Register. You may submit comments by any of the 
following methods:
     E-mail: Dan.McGlynn@wdc.usda.gov.
     Fax: (202) 690-2130.
     Mail: Dan McGlynn, Acting Director, Production, 
Emergencies and Compliance Division, FSA, U.S. Department of 
Agriculture (USDA), Stop 0517, Room 4754, 1400 Independence Ave., SW., 
Washington, DC 20250-0517.
     Hand Delivery or Courier: Deliver comments to the above 
address.
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://
www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting 
comments.
    Comments may be inspected at the mail address listed above between 
8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. A copy of 
this interim rule is available through the Farm Service Agency (FSA) 
home page at http://www.fsa.usda.gov/.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dan McGlynn, Acting Director, 
Production, Emergencies and Compliance Division, FSA, USDA, Stop 0517, 
1400 Independence Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20250-0517. Telephone: 
(202) 720-3463. Electronic mail: Dan.McGlynn@wdc.usda.gov. Persons with 
disabilities who require alternative means for communication (Braille, 
large print, audio tape, etc.) should contact the USDA Target Center at 
(202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On December 29, 2008, CCC published an interim rule titled ``Farm 
Program Payment Limitation and Payment Eligibility for 2009 and 
Subsequent Crop, Program, or Fiscal Years'' in the Federal Register (73 
FR 79267-79284). CCC revised regulations as required by the 2008 Farm 
Bill (Pub. L. 110-246) to make changes in payment eligibility, payment 
attribution, maximum income limits, and maximum dollar benefit amounts 
for participants in CCC-funded programs. The interim rule amended the 
regulations to ensure that program payments and benefits are issued 
only to those persons and entities that meet all eligibility 
requirements, that a program participant does not receive any program 
payment above the maximum allowable benefit amount, and that applicable 
payments are not made to anyone whose average adjusted gross income 
exceeds the maximum dollar amounts established by the 2008 Farm Bill. 
The interim rule applies to 2009 and subsequent crop, program, or 
fiscal year benefits for programs subject to the provisions in our 
regulations.
    This reopening and extension of comment period is to give the 
public more time to provide input and to make recommendations on the 
interim rule. With this extension, the public may continue to submit 
comments until April 6, 2009 for this rule spanning the 2009 through 
2012 crop years. Crop year 2009 is already in effect and no further 
comments in regards to crop year 2009 will be accepted after the 
original January 28, 2009 deadline.

    Signed in Washington, DC, on January 28, 2009.
Dennis J. Taitano,
Acting Executive Vice President, Commodity Credit Corporation.
[FR Doc. E9-2475 Filed 2-4-09; 8:45 am]
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