Agricultural Management Assistance Program Correction, 10674 [E9-5093]

Download as PDF 10674 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 47 / Thursday, March 12, 2009 / Rules and Regulations further the Nation’s efforts with renewable energy production, energy conservation, mitigating the effects of climate change, facilitating climate change adaptation, or reducing net carbon emissions. For further information on these subjects you may wish to look at the following Web site: http://www.koshland-sciencemuseum.org/exhibitgcc/. For the reasons stated in the preamble, the NRCS amends part 636 of Title 7 of the Code of Federal Regulations as set forth below: ■ PART 636—WILDLIFE HABITAT INCENTIVE PROGRAM 1. The authority citation for part 636 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 16 U.S.C. 3839bb–1. 2. Section 636.4 is amended by revising paragraph (a)(11) to read as follows: * * * * * ■ § 636.4 Program requirements. * * * * * (a) * * * (11) With regard to any person or legal entity that utilizes a unique identification number as an alternative to a tax identification number, the person or legal entity will utilize only that identifier for any and all other WHIP cost-share agreements to which the person or legal entity is party. Violators will be considered to have provided fraudulent representation and be subject to the full penalties of § 638.13 of this part. * * * * * 3. Section 636.7 is amended by revising paragraph (f) to read as follows: ■ § 636.7 Cost-share payments. * * * * (f) Payments made or attributed to a person or legal entity, directly or indirectly, may not exceed in the aggregate, $50,000 per year. * * * * * cprice-sewell on PRODPC61 with RULES * Signed this 4th day of March 2009, in Washington, DC. Dave White, Acting Vice President, Commodity Credit Corporation and Acting Chief, Natural Resources Conservation Service. [FR Doc. E9–5083 Filed 3–11–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–16–P VerDate Nov<24>2008 13:20 Mar 11, 2009 Jkt 217001 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Commodity Credit Corporation 7 CFR Part 1465 RIN 0578–AA50 Agricultural Management Assistance Program Correction AGENCY: Commodity Credit Corporation, United States Department of Agriculture. ACTION: Interim final rule; correction. SUMMARY: The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) published in the Federal Register of November 20, 2008, an interim final rule with request for comment amending the program regulations for the Agricultural Management Assistance (AMA) Program to incorporate programmatic changes authorized by the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (2008 Act). The language in the interim final rule regarding the application of the payment limitation to joint operations was incorrect and is inconsistent with payment attributions specified in the regulation which governs payment limitations and eligibility determinations for CCC-funded programs. This document corrects that language. DATES: This correction is effective on March 12, 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gregory Johnson, Director, Financial Assistance Programs Division, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Room 5237, P.O. Box 2890, Washington, DC 20013–2890; Phone: (202) 720–1845; Fax: (202) 720–4265. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The CCC published an interim final rule in the Federal Register of November 20, 2008 (73 FR 70245), amending the program regulations for the AMA found at 7 CFR part 1465. The language in the interim final rule regarding the application of the payment limitation to joint operations was incorrect. The AMA interim final rule inadvertently applied the $50,000 annual payment limitation to joint operations, by applying the payment limitation to the term ‘‘participants,’’ which is defined to include ‘‘joint operations.’’ A joint operation is composed of members who may be either persons or legal entities. As specified under 7 CFR part 1400, payment limitations are determined on a pro-rata basis in accordance with the ‘‘interest held by the person or legal entity in any other legal entity or joint operation.’’ Based on how joint PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 operations are characterized in part 1400.106, the $50,000 annual payment limit applies to each person or legal entity that comprises the joint operation. Within the preamble of 7 CFR part 1465, the discussion on payment limitation should apply solely to persons or legal entities. CCC deletes the preamble’s references to payment limitations applying to joint operations. ■ For the reasons stated in the preamble, the CCC amends part 1465 of Title 7 of the Code of Federal Regulations as set forth below: PART 1465—AGRICULTURAL MANAGEMENT ASSISTANCE 1. The authority citation for part 1465 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 7 U.S.C. 1524(b). 2. Section 1465.23 is amended by revising paragraph (d) to read as follows: ■ § 1465.23 Payments. * * * * * (d) The total amount of payments paid to a person or legal entity under this part may not exceed $50,000 for any fiscal year. * * * * * Signed this 4th day of March, 2009, in Washington, DC. Dave White, Acting Vice President, Commodity Credit Corporation and Acting Chief, Natural Resources Conservation Service. [FR Doc. E9–5093 Filed 3–11–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–16–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Commodity Credit Corporation 7 CFR Part 1466 RIN 0578–AA45 Environmental Quality Incentives Program Correction AGENCY: Commodity Credit Corporation, Natural Resources Conservation Service, United States Department of Agriculture. ACTION: Interim final rule; correction; extension of comment period. SUMMARY: The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) published in the Federal Register of January 15, 2009, an interim final rule with request for comment amending the program regulations for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) to incorporate programmatic changes authorized by the Food, Conservation, E:\FR\FM\12MRR1.SGM 12MRR1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 47 (Thursday, March 12, 2009)]
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Commodity Credit Corporation

7 CFR Part 1465

RIN 0578-AA50


Agricultural Management Assistance Program Correction

AGENCY: Commodity Credit Corporation, United States Department of 
Agriculture.

ACTION: Interim final rule; correction.

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SUMMARY: The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) published in the 
Federal Register of November 20, 2008, an interim final rule with 
request for comment amending the program regulations for the 
Agricultural Management Assistance (AMA) Program to incorporate 
programmatic changes authorized by the Food, Conservation, and Energy 
Act of 2008 (2008 Act). The language in the interim final rule 
regarding the application of the payment limitation to joint operations 
was incorrect and is inconsistent with payment attributions specified 
in the regulation which governs payment limitations and eligibility 
determinations for CCC-funded programs. This document corrects that 
language.

DATES: This correction is effective on March 12, 2009.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gregory Johnson, Director, Financial 
Assistance Programs Division, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural 
Resources Conservation Service, Room 5237, P.O. Box 2890, Washington, 
DC 20013-2890; Phone: (202) 720-1845; Fax: (202) 720-4265.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The CCC published an interim final rule in 
the Federal Register of November 20, 2008 (73 FR 70245), amending the 
program regulations for the AMA found at 7 CFR part 1465. The language 
in the interim final rule regarding the application of the payment 
limitation to joint operations was incorrect. The AMA interim final 
rule inadvertently applied the $50,000 annual payment limitation to 
joint operations, by applying the payment limitation to the term 
``participants,'' which is defined to include ``joint operations.'' A 
joint operation is composed of members who may be either persons or 
legal entities. As specified under 7 CFR part 1400, payment limitations 
are determined on a pro-rata basis in accordance with the ``interest 
held by the person or legal entity in any other legal entity or joint 
operation.'' Based on how joint operations are characterized in part 
1400.106, the $50,000 annual payment limit applies to each person or 
legal entity that comprises the joint operation. Within the preamble of 
7 CFR part 1465, the discussion on payment limitation should apply 
solely to persons or legal entities. CCC deletes the preamble's 
references to payment limitations applying to joint operations.

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For the reasons stated in the preamble, the CCC amends part 1465 of 
Title 7 of the Code of Federal Regulations as set forth below:

PART 1465--AGRICULTURAL MANAGEMENT ASSISTANCE

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1. The authority citation for part 1465 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 7 U.S.C. 1524(b).


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2. Section 1465.23 is amended by revising paragraph (d) to read as 
follows:


Sec.  1465.23  Payments.

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    (d) The total amount of payments paid to a person or legal entity 
under this part may not exceed $50,000 for any fiscal year.
* * * * *

    Signed this 4th day of March, 2009, in Washington, DC.
Dave White,
Acting Vice President, Commodity Credit Corporation and Acting Chief, 
Natural Resources Conservation Service.
 [FR Doc. E9-5093 Filed 3-11-09; 8:45 am]
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