Commodity Assessments; Loans, Purchases, and Other Operations, 70811-70812 [2010-29249]

Download as PDF 70811 Rules and Regulations Federal Register Vol. 75, No. 223 Friday, November 19, 2010 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. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Commodity Credit Corporation 7 CFR Part 1405 RIN 0560–AI00 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. Commodity Assessments; Loans, Purchases, and Other Operations Commodity Credit Corporation, USDA. ACTION: Final rule; technical amendment. 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C1–2010–28347 Filed 11–18–10; 8:45 am] srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with RULES BILLING CODE 1505–01–D VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:13 Nov 18, 2010 Jkt 223001 The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) is amending regulations as required by the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (the 2008 Farm Bill) to remove a provision concerning CCC fees for administrative costs to collect commodity assessments. The 2008 Farm Bill prohibits CCC from collecting these fees. As a result of this amendment, CCC, rather than States or commodity associations, will absorb the administrative costs of implementing and modifying commodity assessment collections. DATES: Effective Date: November 19, 2010. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Frankie Coln, Price Support Division, Farm Service Agency (FSA), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Mail Stop 0512, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250–0512; telephone (202) 720–9011; fax (202) 690–3307; e-mail, Frankie.coln@wdc.usda.gov. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact the USDA Target Center at 202–720–2600 (voice and TDD). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 1616 of the 2008 Farm Bill (Pub. L. 110– 246) prohibits CCC from charging any fee or related cost for the collection of commodity assessments. Therefore, this rule removes a provision relating to such fees. CCC has already implemented this policy and is not charging such fees. Many States charge assessments on commodities marketed in that State and use the assessment to fund State level agricultural promotion activities. CCC has agreements with States to collect the assessments. When authorized by State law, CCC deducts the assessment from SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 the proceeds of a Marketing Assistance Loan (MAL) on behalf of the State. In the past, CCC has charged fees to cover the administrative costs of collecting the assessment, including costs to modify the rate of the assessment or to develop the automation software to begin the collection of a newly mandated commodity assessment. The agreement between CCC and the States has required the States to indemnify CCC for the administrative costs of collecting the assessments. CCC will continue to collect commodity assessments as part of the MAL program, but is no longer charging fees for the administrative costs. Therefore, the cost to MAL customers for CCC’s administration of commodity assessments has decreased to zero. CCC estimates that this will save producers, their marketing associations, and the States about $15,000 per year. Notice and Comment These regulations are exempt from the notice and comment requirements of the Administrative Procedures Act (5 U.S.C. 553), as specified in section 1601(c) of the 2008 Farm Bill, which requires that the regulations be promulgated and administered without regard to the notice and comment provisions of Section 553 of title 5 of the United States Code or the Statement of Policy of the Secretary of Agriculture effective July 24, 1971 (36 FR 13804) relating to notices of proposed rulemaking and public participation in rulemaking. Executive Order 12866 This final rule has been designated as not significant under Executive Order 12866 and has not been reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget. Regulatory Flexibility Act This rule is not subject to the Regulatory Flexibility Act since CCC is not required to publish a notice of proposed rulemaking for this rule. Environmental Evaluation The environmental impacts of this rule have been considered in a manner consistent with the provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA, 42 U.S.C. 4321–4347), the regulations of the Council on Environmental Quality (40 CFR parts 1500–1508), and FSA regulations for compliance with NEPA (7 CFR part 799). The change to the regulations E:\FR\FM\19NOR1.SGM 19NOR1 70812 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 223 / Friday, November 19, 2010 / Rules and Regulations removing a provision concerning CCC fee collection for administrative costs of implementing or modifying commodity assessment collections, as required by the 2008 Farm Bill, that are identified in this Final Rule is solely administrative. Therefore, FSA has determined that NEPA does not apply to this Final Rule and no environmental assessment or environmental impact statement will be prepared. Executive Order 12372 This program is not subject to Executive Order 12372, which requires consultation with State and local officials. See the notice related to 7 CFR part 3015, subpart V, published in the Federal Register on June 24, 1983 (48 FR 29115). Executive Order 12988 This rule has been reviewed under Executive Order 12988. This final rule is not retroactive and it does not preempt State or local laws, regulations, or policies unless they present an irreconcilable conflict with this rule. Before any judicial action may be brought regarding the provisions of this rule the administrative appeal provisions of 7 CFR parts 11 and 780 must be exhausted. Executive Order 13132 The policies contained in this rule do not have any substantial direct effect on States, on the relationship between the national government and the States, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government. Nor does this rule impose substantial direct compliance costs on state and local governments. Therefore, consultation with the States is not required. specified in section 1601(c)(2)(a) of the 2008 Farm Bill, which provides that these regulations, which are necessary to implement title I of the 2008 Farm Bill, be promulgated and administered without regard to the Paperwork Reduction Act. E-Government Act Compliance CCC is committed to complying with the E-Government Act, to promote the use of the Internet and other information technologies to provide increased opportunities for citizen access to Government information and services, and for other purposes. List of Subjects in 7 CFR part 1405 Loan programs—agriculture, Price support programs. ■ For the reasons set out above, CCC amends 7 CFR part 1405 as follows: PART 1405—LOANS, PURCHASES, AND OTHER OPERATIONS 1. The authority will continue to read as follows: ■ Authority: 7 U.S.C. 1515; 7 U.S.C. 7416a; 7 U.S.C. 7991(e); 15 U.S.C. 714b and 714c. § 1405.9 [Amended] 2. Amend § 1405.9, in paragraph (c)(1), by removing the words ‘‘and for administrative costs’’, and adding, in their place, the words ‘‘but not for administrative costs’’. ■ Signed in Washington, DC, on November 15, 2010. Jonathan Coppess, Executive Vice President, Commodity Credit Corporation. [FR Doc. 2010–29249 Filed 11–18–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–05–P Executive Order 13175 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION The policies contained in this rule do not have tribal implications that preempt tribal law. Federal Aviation Administration srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with RULES Unfunded Mandates This rule contains no Federal mandates under the regulatory provisions of Title II of the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (UMRA) for State, local, or tribal governments, or the private sector. In addition, CCC was not required to publish a notice of proposed rulemaking for this rule. Therefore, this rule is not subject to the requirements of sections 202 and 205 of UMRA. Paperwork Reduction Act These regulations are exempt from the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), as VerDate Mar<15>2010 13:20 Nov 18, 2010 Jkt 223001 14 CFR Part 39 [Docket No. FAA–2010–1136; Directorate Identifier 2010–SW–069–AD; Amendment 39–16522; AD 2010–24–04] RIN 2120–AA64 Airworthiness Directives; Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (Sikorsky) Model S–92A Helicopters Federal Aviation Administration, DOT. ACTION: Final rule; request for comments. AGENCY: This amendment supersedes an existing airworthiness directive (AD) for Sikorsky Model S–92A helicopters SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 that currently requires cleaning and inspecting each main gearbox (MGB) assembly mounting foot pad and rib for a crack and corrosion. 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We must receive comments on this AD by January 18, 2011. ADDRESSES: Use one of the following addresses to comment on this AD. • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Fax: (202) 493–2251. • Mail: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590. • Hand Delivery: U.S. Department of Transportation, Docket Operations, M–30, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE., Washington, DC 20590, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. You may get the service information identified in this AD from Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, Attn: Manager, Commercial Technical Support, mailstop s581a, 6900 Main Street, Stratford, CT, telephone (203) 383–4866, e-mail address tsslibrary@sikorsky.com, or at http://www.sikorsky.com. 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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 223 (Friday, November 19, 2010)]
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[FR Doc No: 2010-29249]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Commodity Credit Corporation

7 CFR Part 1405

RIN 0560-AI00


Commodity Assessments; Loans, Purchases, and Other Operations

AGENCY: Commodity Credit Corporation, USDA.

ACTION: Final rule; technical amendment.

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SUMMARY: The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) is amending regulations 
as required by the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (the 2008 
Farm Bill) to remove a provision concerning CCC fees for administrative 
costs to collect commodity assessments. The 2008 Farm Bill prohibits 
CCC from collecting these fees. As a result of this amendment, CCC, 
rather than States or commodity associations, will absorb the 
administrative costs of implementing and modifying commodity assessment 
collections.

DATES: Effective Date: November 19, 2010.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Frankie Coln, Price Support Division, 
Farm Service Agency (FSA), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Mail 
Stop 0512, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250-0512; 
telephone (202) 720-9011; fax (202) 690-3307; e-mail, 
Frankie.coln@wdc.usda.gov.
    Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for 
communication (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact 
the USDA Target Center at 202-720-2600 (voice and TDD).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 1616 of the 2008 Farm Bill (Pub. L. 
110-246) prohibits CCC from charging any fee or related cost for the 
collection of commodity assessments. Therefore, this rule removes a 
provision relating to such fees. CCC has already implemented this 
policy and is not charging such fees.
    Many States charge assessments on commodities marketed in that 
State and use the assessment to fund State level agricultural promotion 
activities. CCC has agreements with States to collect the assessments. 
When authorized by State law, CCC deducts the assessment from the 
proceeds of a Marketing Assistance Loan (MAL) on behalf of the State. 
In the past, CCC has charged fees to cover the administrative costs of 
collecting the assessment, including costs to modify the rate of the 
assessment or to develop the automation software to begin the 
collection of a newly mandated commodity assessment. The agreement 
between CCC and the States has required the States to indemnify CCC for 
the administrative costs of collecting the assessments.
    CCC will continue to collect commodity assessments as part of the 
MAL program, but is no longer charging fees for the administrative 
costs. Therefore, the cost to MAL customers for CCC's administration of 
commodity assessments has decreased to zero. CCC estimates that this 
will save producers, their marketing associations, and the States about 
$15,000 per year.

Notice and Comment

    These regulations are exempt from the notice and comment 
requirements of the Administrative Procedures Act (5 U.S.C. 553), as 
specified in section 1601(c) of the 2008 Farm Bill, which requires that 
the regulations be promulgated and administered without regard to the 
notice and comment provisions of Section 553 of title 5 of the United 
States Code or the Statement of Policy of the Secretary of Agriculture 
effective July 24, 1971 (36 FR 13804) relating to notices of proposed 
rulemaking and public participation in rulemaking.

Executive Order 12866

    This final rule has been designated as not significant under 
Executive Order 12866 and has not been reviewed by the Office of 
Management and Budget.

Regulatory Flexibility Act

    This rule is not subject to the Regulatory Flexibility Act since 
CCC is not required to publish a notice of proposed rulemaking for this 
rule.

Environmental Evaluation

    The environmental impacts of this rule have been considered in a 
manner consistent with the provisions of the National Environmental 
Policy Act (NEPA, 42 U.S.C. 4321-4347), the regulations of the Council 
on Environmental Quality (40 CFR parts 1500-1508), and FSA regulations 
for compliance with NEPA (7 CFR part 799). The change to the 
regulations

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removing a provision concerning CCC fee collection for administrative 
costs of implementing or modifying commodity assessment collections, as 
required by the 2008 Farm Bill, that are identified in this Final Rule 
is solely administrative. Therefore, FSA has determined that NEPA does 
not apply to this Final Rule and no environmental assessment or 
environmental impact statement will be prepared.

Executive Order 12372

    This program is not subject to Executive Order 12372, which 
requires consultation with State and local officials. See the notice 
related to 7 CFR part 3015, subpart V, published in the Federal 
Register on June 24, 1983 (48 FR 29115).

Executive Order 12988

    This rule has been reviewed under Executive Order 12988. This final 
rule is not retroactive and it does not preempt State or local laws, 
regulations, or policies unless they present an irreconcilable conflict 
with this rule. Before any judicial action may be brought regarding the 
provisions of this rule the administrative appeal provisions of 7 CFR 
parts 11 and 780 must be exhausted.

Executive Order 13132

    The policies contained in this rule do not have any substantial 
direct effect on States, on the relationship between the national 
government and the States, or on the distribution of power and 
responsibilities among the various levels of government. Nor does this 
rule impose substantial direct compliance costs on state and local 
governments. Therefore, consultation with the States is not required.

Executive Order 13175

    The policies contained in this rule do not have tribal implications 
that preempt tribal law.

Unfunded Mandates

    This rule contains no Federal mandates under the regulatory 
provisions of Title II of the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 
(UMRA) for State, local, or tribal governments, or the private sector. 
In addition, CCC was not required to publish a notice of proposed 
rulemaking for this rule. Therefore, this rule is not subject to the 
requirements of sections 202 and 205 of UMRA.

Paperwork Reduction Act

    These regulations are exempt from the requirements of the Paperwork 
Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), as specified in section 
1601(c)(2)(a) of the 2008 Farm Bill, which provides that these 
regulations, which are necessary to implement title I of the 2008 Farm 
Bill, be promulgated and administered without regard to the Paperwork 
Reduction Act.

E-Government Act Compliance

    CCC is committed to complying with the E-Government Act, to promote 
the use of the Internet and other information technologies to provide 
increased opportunities for citizen access to Government information 
and services, and for other purposes.

List of Subjects in 7 CFR part 1405

    Loan programs--agriculture, Price support programs.

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For the reasons set out above, CCC amends 7 CFR part 1405 as follows:

PART 1405--LOANS, PURCHASES, AND OTHER OPERATIONS

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1. The authority will continue to read as follows:

    Authority:  7 U.S.C. 1515; 7 U.S.C. 7416a; 7 U.S.C. 7991(e); 15 
U.S.C. 714b and 714c.


Sec.  1405.9  [Amended]

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2. Amend Sec.  1405.9, in paragraph (c)(1), by removing the words ``and 
for administrative costs'', and adding, in their place, the words ``but 
not for administrative costs''.

    Signed in Washington, DC, on November 15, 2010.
Jonathan Coppess,
Executive Vice President, Commodity Credit Corporation.
[FR Doc. 2010-29249 Filed 11-18-10; 8:45 am]
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