Establishment of New Agency; Revision of Delegations of Authority, 4801-4813 [2011-1701]

Download as PDF 4801 Rules and Regulations Federal Register Vol. 76, No. 18 Thursday, January 27, 2011 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 Office of the Secretary 7 CFR Parts 1b, 2, 8, 12, and 23 Federal Crop Insurance Corporation 7 CFR Parts 407 and 457 Agricultural Research Service 7 CFR Part 550 Commodity Credit Corporation 7 CFR Parts 1410, 1436, 1437, 1468, and 1469 National Institute of Food and Agriculture 7 CFR Parts 3400, 3401, 3402, 3403, 3404, 3405, 3406, 3407, 3411, 3415, and 3430 RIN 0524–AA63 Establishment of New Agency; Revision of Delegations of Authority Office of the Secretary, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation, Agricultural Research Service, Commodity Credit Corporation, and National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This document amends a number of regulations of the Department of Agriculture (USDA) principally to reflect the establishment of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture and the abolishment of the Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, as mandated by section 251(f)(2) of the Department of Agriculture Reorganization Act of 1994 (7 U.S.C. 6971(f)(2)) (as added by section 7511 of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (FCEA), Pub. L. erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:37 Jan 26, 2011 Jkt 223001 110–246). This rule also makes a number of miscellaneous amendments to the delegations of authority in 7 CFR part 2, as summarized below. DATES: This rule is effective January 27, 2011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Matthew Lockhart; Senior Policy Specialist; National Institute of Food and Agriculture; U.S. Department of Agriculture; STOP 2299; 1400 Independence Avenue, SW.; Washington, DC 20250–2299; Voice: 202–570–7410; Fax: 202–401–7752; E-mail: mlockhart@nifa.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Establishment of National Institute of Food and Agriculture On October 1, 2009, the Secretary of Agriculture (Secretary) established within USDA the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), as mandated by section 251(f)(2) of the Department of Agriculture Reorganization Act of 1994 (Reorganization Act) (7 U.S.C. 6971(f)(2)). Section 251(f)(2) was added by section 7511 of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (FCEA), Public Law 110–246. Pursuant to the FCEA, the Secretary transferred to NIFA, effective October 1, 2009, the authorities (including all budget authorities, available appropriations, and personnel), duties, obligations, and related legal and administrative functions prescribed by law or otherwise granted to the Secretary, the Department, or any other agency or official of the Department under the research, education, economic, cooperative State research programs, cooperative extension and education programs, international programs, and other functions and authorities delegated by the Under Secretary for Research, Education, and Economics (‘‘REE’’) to the Administrator of the Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES) pursuant to 7 CFR 2.66, and any and all other authorities administered by the Administrator of CSREES. Accordingly, the agency known as CSREES was abolished upon establishment of NIFA. This rule makes a number of nomenclature amendments to various USDA regulations to reflect the establishment of NIFA and the abolishment of CSREES. For example, references to ‘‘CSREES’’ are changed to PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 ‘‘NIFA,’’ references to ‘‘CSREES Administrator’’ are changed to ‘‘NIFA Director,’’ etc. Delegations of Authority This rule also makes other changes to existing delegations in 7 CFR part 2 by correcting references and citations and removing obsolete authorities. Additionally, the pollinator protection authorities in section 1672(h) of the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990 (7 U.S.C. 5925(h)), as added by section 7204 of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008, Public Law 110–246, are being delegated among NIFA, the Agricultural Research Service, and the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. This rulemaking also includes changes to some of the delegations previously reserved to the Secretary. The authorities at § 2.21(b)(1)(i), (b)(1)(ii), and (b)(1)(iii) have been removed as they are related to the administration of two of the NIFA formula grant programs—McIntireStennis Cooperative Forestry Research Program (16 U.S.C. 582a–1) and the Animal Health and Disease Research Program (7 U.S.C. 3195). NIFA Regulations (at 7 CFR 3400s) Within the next three years, NIFA will be establishing subparts under 7 CFR part 3430—Competitive and Noncompetitive Nonformula Federal Assistance Programs—General Award Administrative Provisions for the Special Research Grants Program (currently at 7 CFR part 3400), Rangeland Research Grants Program (currently at 7 CFR part 3401), Food and Agricultural Sciences National Needs Graduate and Postgraduate Fellowship Grants Program (currently at 7 CFR part 3402), Higher Education Challenge Grants Program (currently at 7 CFR part 3405), and Biotechnology Risk Assessment Research Grants Program (currently at 7 CFR part 3415). Please note subpart L for the 1890 Institutional Capacity Building Grants Program (currently at 7 CFR part 3406) will be promulgated by December 31, 2010. Section 7406 of FCEA amended the Competitive, Special, and Facilities Research Grant Act (7 U.S.C. 450i) to create the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative and, thus, eliminated the National Research Initiative (NRI). Hence, NIFA is canceling the regulations at 7 CFR part 3411, National E:\FR\FM\27JAR1.SGM 27JAR1 4802 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 18 / Thursday, January 27, 2011 / Rules and Regulations Research Initiative Competitive Grants Program. Please note that these regulations at 7 CFR part 3411 focused primarily on pre-award and award policies and procedures. Since there are some active NRI awards, 7 CFR part 3430 Subpart E—Post-Award and Closeout, will apply (i.e., post-award policies and procedures) to these active awards, except as described under ‘‘DATES: Effective Date’’ in 74 FR 45736 (Sept. 4, 2009). Classification This rule relates to internal agency management. Accordingly, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553, notice of proposed rulemaking and opportunity for comment are not required, and this rule may be made effective less than 30 days after publication in the Federal Register. This rule also is exempt from the provisions of Executive Orders 12866 and 12988. This action is not a rule as defined by the Regulatory Flexibility Act, Public Law 96–354, and the Small Business Regulatory Fairness Enforcement Act, 5 U.S.C. 801 et seq., and thus is exempt from the provisions of those Acts. This rule contains no information collection or recordkeeping requirements under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). List of Subjects in 7 CFR Parts 1b, 2, 8, 12, 23, 407, 457, 550, 1410, 1436, 1437, 1468, 1469, 3400, 3401, 3402, 3403, 3404, 3405, 3406, 3407, 3411, 3415, and 3430 Authority delegations (Government agencies), Agricultural research, Agricultural education, Agricultural extension, Federal assistance, Food and agricultural sciences, Grants program— agriculture, Grants administration. Under the authority of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (FCEA), Public Law 110–246, Title 7 of the Code of Federal Regulations is amended accordingly as set forth below: PART 1b—NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT 1. The authority citation for part 1b continues to read as follows: ■ Section Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service. Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service. Administrator, Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service. Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service. Under Secretary for Research, Education, and Extension. Administrator, Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service. Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service. Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service. 2.21(a)(1)(cliii) ...................... 2.61(a)(2) ............................. 2.65(a)(59) ........................... 2.66(a) introductory text ....... 2.66(a) introductory text ....... 2.66(a)(119) ......................... 2.66(a)(121) ......................... 5. Amend § 2.21 as follows: a. Remove and reserve paragraphs (a)(1)(xcvi), (b)(1)(i), (b)(1)(ii), and (b)(1)(iii); and ■ b. Revise paragraphs (a)(1)(lii), (a)(1)(lxxx), and (a)(1)(cliv), to read as follows: ■ ■ § 2.21 Under Secretary for Research, Education, and Economics. erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with RULES § 1b.4 [Amended] 2. In § 1b.4, remove and reserve paragraph (b)(3). ■ PART 2—DELEGATIONS OF AUTHORITY BY THE SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE AND GENERAL OFFICERS OF THE DEPARTMENT 3. The authority citation for part 2 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 7 U.S.C. 6912(a)(1); 5 U.S.C. 301; Reorganization Plan No. 2 of 1953, 3 CFR 1949–1953 Comp., p. 1024. §§ 2.21, 2.61, 2.65, 2.66 (a) * * * (1) * * * (lii) Establish and administer competitive grants to Hispanic-serving Institutions for the purpose of promoting and strengthening the ability of Hispanic-serving Institutions to carry out education, applied research, and related community development programs (7 U.S.C. 3241). * * * * * VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:37 Jan 26, 2011 Jkt 223001 4. In the table below, for each section indicated in the left column, remove the term or phrase indicated in the middle column from wherever it appears in the section, and add the term or phrase indicated in the right column: Add National Institute of Food and Agriculture. National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Director, National Institute of Food and Agriculture. National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Under Secretary for Research, Education, and Economics (Under Secretary). Director, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, who shall report directly to the Under Secretary. National Institute of Food and Agriculture. National Institute of Food and Agriculture. (lxxx) Administer a competitive high priority research and extension grants program in specified subject areas (7 U.S.C. 5925), except as delegated to the Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs in § 2.22(a)(2)(xli). * * * * * (xcvi) [Reserved] * * * * * (cliv) Consider the results of the annual review performed by the National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics Advisory Board regarding the relevance to priorities of the funding of all agricultural research, extension, or education activities conducted or funded by the Department and the adequacy of funding, when formulating each request for proposals, and PO 00000 Frm 00002 [Amended] ■ Remove 2.21(a)(1)(cli) ........................ Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301; 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.; E.O. 11514, 3 CFR, 1966–1970 Comp., p. 902, as amended by E.O. 11991, 3 CFR, 1978 Comp., p. 123; E.O. 12114, 3 CFR, 1980 Comp., p. 356; 40 CFR 1507.3. Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 evaluating proposals, involving an agricultural research, extension, or education activity funded, on a competitive basis, by the Department; and solicit and consider input from persons who conduct or use agricultural research, extension, or education regarding the prior year’s request for proposals for each activity funded on a competitive basis (7 U.S.C. 7613(c)). * * * * * (b) * * * (1) * * * (i) [Reserved] (ii) [Reserved] (iii) [Reserved] * * * * * 6. Amend § 2.22 by adding new paragraph (a)(2)(xli) to read as follows: ■ E:\FR\FM\27JAR1.SGM 27JAR1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 18 / Thursday, January 27, 2011 / Rules and Regulations § 2.22 Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs. (a) * * * (2) * * * (xli) Section 1672(h)(3) of the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990 (7 U.S.C. 5925(h)(3)) regarding honey bee pest and pathogen surveillance. * * * * * ■ 7. Amend § 2.65 as follows: ■ a. Remove and reserve paragraph (a)(47); and ■ b. Add new paragraph (a)(113), to read as follows: § 2.65 Administrator, Agricultural Research Service. (a) * * * (47) [Reserved] * * * * * (113) Carry out pollinator health research activities (7 U.S.C. 5925(h)(2)). * * * * * ■ 8. Amend § 2.66 as follows: ■ a. Remove and reserve paragraphs (a)(49), (a)(56), (a)(116), and (a)(118); and ■ b. Revise paragraphs (a)(42), (a)(107) and (a)(122), to read as follows: § 2.66 Director, National Institute of Food and Agriculture. (a) * * * (42) Administer a competitive high priority research and extension grants program in specified subject areas (7 U.S.C. 5925), except as delegated to the Administrator, Agricultural Research Service in § 2.65(a)(113) and the Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service in § 2.80(a)(47). * * * * * (49) [Reserved] * * * * * (56) [Reserved] * * * * * (107) Establish and administer competitive grants to Hispanic-serving Institutions for the purpose of promoting and strengthening the ability of Hispanic-serving Institutions to carry out education, applied research, and related community development programs (7 U.S.C. 3241). * * * * * (116) [Reserved] * * * * * (118) [Reserved] * * * * * (122) Consider the results of the annual review performed by the National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics Advisory Board regarding the relevance to priorities of the funding of all agricultural research, extension, or education activities conducted or funded by the Department and the adequacy of funding, when formulating each request for proposals, and evaluating proposals, involving an agricultural research, extension, or Section 8.2 ........................................ 8.6(a) introductory text ......... 8.6(b) .................................... 8.7(a)(4) ............................... 8.9(a)(3) ............................... 11a. Amend § 8.3 by: a. Revising the definition of Cooperative Extension Service; ■ b. Removing the definition of Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, United States Department of Agriculture; and ■ c. Adding a definition of National Institute of Food and Agriculture in alphabetical order to read as follows: ■ erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with RULES ■ § 8.3 Definitions. * * * * * Cooperative Extension Service, as used in this part includes the entire Cooperative Extension System consisting of the National Institute of VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:37 Jan 26, 2011 education activity funded, on a competitive basis, by the Department; and solicit and consider input from persons who conduct or use agricultural research, extension, or education regarding the prior year’s request for proposals for each activity funded on a competitive basis (7 U.S.C. 7613(c)). * * * * * 9. Amend § 2.80 by adding new paragraph (a)(47) to read as follows: ■ § 2.80 Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. (a) * * * (47) Section 1672(h)(3) of the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990 (7 U.S.C. 5925(h)(3)) regarding honey bee pest and pathogen surveillance. * * * * * PART 8—4–H CLUB NAME AND EMBLEM 10. The authority citation for part 8 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301; 18 U.S.C. 707. §§ 8.2, 8.6, 8.7, 8.9 Jkt 223001 of the Cooperative Extension Service. of the Cooperative Extension Service. of the Cooperative Extension Service. of the Cooperative Extension Service. of the Cooperative Extension Service. [Amended] 11. In the table below, for each section indicated in the left column, remove the term or phrase indicated in the middle column from wherever it appears in the section, and add the term or phrase indicated in the right column: ■ Remove Administrator cation, and Administrator cation, and Administrator cation, and Administrator cation, and Administrator cation, and 4803 Add State Research, EduState Research, EduState Research, EduState Research, EduState Research, Edu- Director of culture. Director of culture. Director of culture. Director of culture. Director of culture. Food and Agriculture, United States Department of Agriculture; the State Cooperative Extension Services; and the County Cooperative Extension Services. * * * * * National Institute of Food and Agriculture as used in this part means the Federal agency within the United States Department of Agriculture that administers Federal agricultural cooperative extension programs. * * * * * the National Institute of Food and Agrithe National Institute of Food and Agrithe National Institute of Food and Agrithe National Institute of Food and Agrithe National Institute of Food and Agri- PART 12—HIGHLY ERODIBLE LAND AND WETLAND CONSERVATION 12. The authority citation for part 12 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 16 U.S.C. 3801 et seq. 13. Amend § 12.2 as follows: a. Amend paragraph (a) to remove the definition of CSREES; and ■ b. Amend paragraph (a) to add a definition of NIFA in alphabetical order to read as follows: ■ ■ § 12.2 Definitions. * * * * * NIFA means the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, an agency of PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\27JAR1.SGM 27JAR1 4804 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 18 / Thursday, January 27, 2011 / Rules and Regulations information and education program for USDA concerning implementation of this rule. * * * * * USDA which is generally responsible for coordinating the information and educational programs of USDA. * * * * * ■ 14. Amend § 12.6 by revising paragraph (d) to read as follows: § 12.6 §§ 23.2, 23.10 Administration. * * * * (d) Administration by NIFA. The NIFA shall coordinate the related 15. The authority citation for part 23 continues to read as follows: ■ Section 16. In the table below, for each section indicated in the left column, remove the term or phrase indicated in the center column from wherever it appears in the section, and add the term or phrase indicated in the right column: Remove 23.2(a) .................. Administrators of the Extension Service and the Cooperative State Research Service for extension and research programs respectively. Extension Service and the Cooperative State Research Service. 23.10(a) ................ Add Director of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture. National Institute of Food and Agriculture. § 457.106 Texas citrus tree crop insurance provisions. PART 407—GROUP RISK PLAN OF INSURANCE REGULATIONS * 17. The authority citation for part 407 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 7 U.S.C. 1506(l), 1506(o). § 407.9 [Amended] 18. Amend § 407.9 by: a. Revising the definition of Agricultural experts; and ■ b. Revising the definition of Organic agricultural industry to read as follows: ■ ■ § 407.9 Group risk plan common policy. * * * * * Agricultural experts. Persons who are employed by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture or the agricultural departments of universities, or other persons approved by FCIC, whose research or occupation is related to the specific crop or practice for which such expertise is sought. * * * * * Organic agricultural industry. Persons who are employed by the following organizations: Appropriate Technology Transfer for Rural Areas, Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education or the Cooperative Extension System, the agricultural departments of universities, or other persons approved by FCIC, whose research or occupation is related to the specific organic crop or practice for which such expertise is sought. * * * * * PART 457—COMMON CROP INSURANCE REGULATIONS 19. The authority citation for part 457 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 7 U.S.C. 1506(l) and 1506(o). 20. Amend § 457.106 by revising the definition of Good farming practices to read as follows: ■ VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:37 Jan 26, 2011 Jkt 223001 [Amended] ■ PART 23—STATE AND REGIONAL ANNUAL PLANS OF WORK * erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with RULES Authority: Sec. 508, 86 Stat. 674 (7 U.S.C. 2668). * * * * Good farming practices. The cultural practices generally in use in the county for the trees to have normal growth and vigor and recognized by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture as compatible with agronomic and weather conditions in the county. * * * * * ■ 21. Amend § 457.130 by revising the definition of Good farming practices to read as follows: § 457.130 Macadamia tree crop insurance provisions. * * * * * Good farming practices. The cultural practices generally in use in the county for the crop to have normal growth and vigor, and are those recognized by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture as compatible with agronomic and weather conditions in the area. * * * * * ■ 22. Amend § 457.137 by revising the definition of Good farming practices to read as follows: § 457.137 Green pea crop insurance provisions. * * * * * Good farming practices. The cultural practices generally in use in the county for the crop to make normal progress toward maturity and produce at least the yield used to determine the production guarantee and are those required by the green pea processor contract with the processing company, and recognized by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture as compatible with agronomic and weather conditions in the county. * * * * * PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 23. Amend § 457.149 by revising the definition of Adapted to read as follows: ■ § 457.149 Table grape crop insurance provisions. * * * * * Adapted. Varieties that are recognized by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture as compatible with agronomic and weather conditions in the county. * * * * * 24. Amend § 457.151 by revising the definition of Good farming practices to read as follows: ■ § 457.151 Forage seeding crop insurance provisions. * * * * * Good farming practices. The cultural practices generally in use in the county for the crop to make normal progress toward maturity and produce a normal stand, and are those recognized by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture as compatible with agronomic and weather conditions in the county. * * * * * 25. Amend § 457.154 by revising the definition of Good farming practices to read as follows: ■ § 457.154 Processing sweet corn crop insurance provisions. * * * * * Good farming practices. The cultural practices generally in use in the county for the crop to make normal progress toward maturity and produce at least the yield used to determine the production guarantee and are those required by the sweet corn processor contract with the processing company, and recognized by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture as compatible E:\FR\FM\27JAR1.SGM 27JAR1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 18 / Thursday, January 27, 2011 / Rules and Regulations with agronomic and weather conditions in the county. * * * * * 26. Amend § 457.155 by revising the definition of Good farming practices to read as follows: ■ § 457.155 Processing bean crop insurance provisions. * * * * * Good farming practices. The cultural practices generally in use in the county for the crop to make normal progress toward maturity and produce at least the yield used to determine the production guarantee and are those required by the bean processor contract with the processing company, and recognized by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture as compatible with agronomic and weather conditions in the county. * * * * * PART 550—GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE POLICY FOR NON– ASSISTANCE COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS § 550.28 [Amended] 28. In the table below, for the section indicated in the left column, remove the term or phrase indicated in the middle column from wherever it appears in the section, and add the term or phrase indicated in the right column: ■ 27. The authority citation for part 550 continues to read as follows: Remove 550.28(b)(1) ......................... Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES). Add National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). Authority: 15 U.S.C. 714b and 714c; 16 U.S.C. 3801–3847. § 1410.1 29. The authority citation for part 1410 continues to read as follows: ■ [Amended] 30. In the table below, for the section indicated in the left column, remove the ■ Section Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service. term or phrase indicated in the middle column from wherever it appears in the section, and add the term or phrase indicated in the right column: Remove 1410.1(h) .............................. Add National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). PART 1436—FARM STORAGE FACILITY LOAN PROGRAM REGULATIONS Authority: 7 U.S.C. 7971 and 8789; 15 U.S.C. 714–714p. 31. The authority citation for part 1436 continues to read as follows: ■ §§ 1436.6, 1436.9 [Amended] 32. In the table below, for each section indicated in the left column, remove the ■ Section Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES). CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... term or phrase indicated in the middle column from wherever it appears in the section, and add the term or phrase indicated in the right column: Remove 1436.6(a)(5) ......................... 1436.6(b)(6) ......................... 1436.9(d)(3)(iii) ..................... Add National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). NIFA. NIFA. Authority: 7 U.S.C. 7333; 15 U.S.C. 714 et seq.; and 48 U.S.C. 1469. PART 1437—NONINSURED CROP DISASTER ASSISTANCE PROGRAM § 1437.102 33. The authority citation for part 1437 continues to read as follows: ■ [Amended] 34b. In the table below, for each section indicated in the left column, ■ Section Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service. remove the term or phrase indicated in the middle column from wherever it appears in the section, and add the term or phrase indicated in the right column: Remove 1437.102(b)(4) ..................... erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with RULES Authority: Section 1472(b) of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977, as amended (7 U.S.C. 3318(b)). ■ Section PART 1410—CONSERVATION RESERVE PROGRAM 34a. Amend § 1437.3 by revising the definition of Good farming practices to read as follows: ■ § 1437.3 * * Definitions. * VerDate Mar<15>2010 * * 14:37 Jan 26, 2011 Jkt 223001 4805 Add National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Good farming practices means the cultural practices generally used for the crop to make normal progress toward maturity and produce at least the individual unit approved yield. These practices are normally those recognized PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture as compatible with agronomic and weather conditions. * * * * * E:\FR\FM\27JAR1.SGM 27JAR1 4806 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 18 / Thursday, January 27, 2011 / Rules and Regulations 35. The authority citation for part 1468 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 16 U.S.C. 3839bb. § 1468.3 government agencies, including Indian Tribes, with expertise in natural resources who advise NRCS on decisions related to implementation of USDA conservation programs. * * * * * 37. The authority citation for part 1469 continues to read as follows: PART 3400—SPECIAL RESEARCH GRANTS PROGRAM ■ [Amended] 36. Amend § 1468.3 by revising the definition of Local work group to read as follows: ■ § 1468.3 NRCS on decisions related to CFO implementation. * * * * * PART 1469—CONSERVATION SECURITY PROGRAM PART 1468—CONSERVATION FARM OPTION Definitions. * * * * * Local work group means representatives of FSA, the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), the conservation district, and other Federal, State, and local government agencies, including Tribes and Resource Conservation and Development councils, with expertise in natural resources who consult with Authority: 16 U.S.C. 3830 et seq. § 1469.3 38. Amend § 1469.3 by revising the definition of Local work group to read as follows: ■ § 1469.3 Definitions. * * * * * Local work group means representatives of local offices of FSA, the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, the conservation district, and other Federal, State, and local Section Administrator of CSREES ............................................... Administrator ................................................................... Administrator ................................................................... Administrator ................................................................... Administrator ................................................................... Administrator ................................................................... Administrator ................................................................... Administrator ................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... Administrator’s ................................................................. Administrator ................................................................... Administrator ................................................................... Administrator ................................................................... Administrator ................................................................... Administrator ................................................................... Administrator ................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... Administrator ................................................................... Administrator’s ................................................................. Administrator ................................................................... Administrator ................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... Authority: 7 U.S.C. 450i(c). §§ 3400.1, 3400.2, 3400.4, 3400.5, 3400.6, 3400.7, 3400.8, 3400.9, 3400.10, 3400.14, 3400.20 [Amended] 40. In the table below, for each section indicated in the left column, remove the term or phrase indicated in the middle column from wherever it appears in the section, and add the term or phrase indicated in the right column: ■ Remove 3400.1(b) .............................. 3400.2(c) .............................. 3400.2(e) .............................. 3400.2(g) .............................. 3400.2(i) ............................... 3400.4(c)(14) ........................ 3400.4(c)(15) ........................ 3400.5(a) .............................. 3400.5(a) .............................. 3400.5(b) .............................. 3400.5(b) .............................. 3400.6(a) .............................. 3400.6(b)(1)(i) ...................... 3400.6(b)(1)(vi) .................... 3400.7(b)(1) ......................... 3400.7(c) .............................. 3400.8 .................................. 3400.9 .................................. 3400.9 .................................. 3400.10 ................................ 3400.14(b) ............................ 3400.20(a) ............................ 3400.20(c) ............................ 3400.20(d) ............................ 40a. Amend § 3400.2 by revising paragraph (a) to read as follows: § 3400.2 Definitions. * Add Director of NIFA. Director. Director. Director. Director. Director. Director. Director. NIFA. Director’s. Director. Director. Director. Director. Director. Director. NIFA. Director. Director’s. Director. Director. NIFA. NIFA. NIFA. §§ 3401.1, 3401.2, 3401.6, 3401.7, 3401.8, 3401.9, 3401.10, 3401.11, 3401.12, 3401.16 [Amended] Agriculture to whom the authority involved may be delegated. * * * * * ■ * * * * (a) Director means the Director of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) and any other officer or employee of the Department of erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with RULES 39. The authority citation for part 3400 continues to read as follows: ■ [Amended] PART 3401—RANGELAND RESEARCH GRANTS PROGRAM 41. The authority citation for part 3401 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: Section 1470 of the National Agricultural Research, Extension and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C. 3316). 42. In the table below, for each section indicated in the left column, remove the term or phrase indicated in the middle column from wherever it appears in the section, and add the term or phrase indicated in the right column: ■ Section Remove Add 3401.1(a) .............................. Administrator of the Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES). Administrator means the Administrator of CSREES ...... Administrator ................................................................... Director of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). Director means the Director of NIFA. Director. 3401.2(a) .............................. 3401.2(c) .............................. VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:37 Jan 26, 2011 Jkt 223001 PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\27JAR1.SGM 27JAR1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 18 / Thursday, January 27, 2011 / Rules and Regulations Section Remove 3401.2(e) .............................. 3401.2(g) .............................. 3401.2(i) ............................... 3401.6(c)(13)(i) .................... 3401.6(c)(14) ........................ 3401.6(c)(15) ........................ 3401.6(c)(16) ........................ 3401.6(c)(16) ........................ 3401.6(c)(16) ........................ 3401.7(a) .............................. 3401.7(a) .............................. 3401.7(b) .............................. 3401.7(b) .............................. 3401.8(a) .............................. 3401.8(b)(1)(i) ...................... 3401.8(b)(1)(vi) .................... 3401.9(b)(1) ......................... 3401.9(c) .............................. 3401.10 ................................ 3401.11 ................................ 3401.11 ................................ 3401.12 ................................ 3401.16(b) ............................ Administrator ................................................................... Administrator ................................................................... Administrator ................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... Administrator ................................................................... Administrator ................................................................... CSREES’s ....................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... Form CSREES–1234 ...................................................... Administrator ................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... Administrator’s ................................................................. Administrator ................................................................... Administrator ................................................................... Administrator ................................................................... Administrator ................................................................... Administrator ................................................................... Administrator ................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... Administrator ................................................................... Administrator’s ................................................................. Administrator ................................................................... Administrator ................................................................... PART 3402—FOOD AND AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES NATIONAL NEEDS GRADUATE AND POSTGRADUATE FELLOWSHIP GRANTS PROGRAM 43. The authority citation for part 3402 continues to read as follows: ■ Add §§ 3402.1, 3402.3, 3402.6, 3402.7, 3402.10, 3402.11, 3402.12, 3402.14, 3402.20, 3402.21, 3402.23 [Amended] column from wherever it appears in the section, and add the term or phrase indicated in the right column: 44. In the table below, for each section indicated in the left column, remove the term or phrase indicated in the middle ■ Remove 3402.1(a) .............................. Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES). by CSREES ..................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... Each application must include a ‘‘Proposal Cover Page’’ (Form CSREES–2002), ‘‘Project Summary’’ (Form CSREES–2003), ‘‘Budget’’ (Form CSREES–2004) and National Environmental Policy Act Exclusions Form (Form CSREES—2006). CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... Form CSREES–2002 ...................................................... Form CSREES–2003 ...................................................... Form CSREES–2004 ...................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... Form CSREES–2010 ...................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES’ ......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... http://cris.csrees.usda.gov ............................................... 3402.7(a)(4)(i) ...................... 3402.7(b) .............................. 3402.10 ................................ 3402.11 ................................ 3402.12 ................................ 3402.14 ................................ 3402.20 ................................ 3402.21 ................................ 3402.23(a) ............................ 3402.23(a) ............................ 3402.23(b) ............................ 3402.23(b) ............................ 3402.23(b) ............................ PART 3403—SMALL BUSINESS INNOVATION RESEARCH GRANTS PROGRAM erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with RULES Director. Director. Director. NIFA. Director. Director. NIFA’s. NIFA. Form NIFA–1234. Director. NIFA. Director’s. Director. Director. Director. Director. Director. Director. NIFA. Director. Director’s. Director. Director. Authority: 7 U.S.C. 3316. Section 3402.1(a) .............................. 3402.3 .................................. 3402.6(a) .............................. 45. The authority citation for part 3403 continues to read as follows: ■ Add National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). by NIFA. NIFA. Each application must include a ‘‘Proposal Cover Page’’ (Form NIFA–2002), ‘‘Project Summary’’ (Form NIFA– 2003), ‘‘Budget’’ (Form NIFA–2004) and National Environmental Policy Act Exclusions Form (Form NIFA—2006). NIFA. NIFA. NIFA. Form NIFA–2002. Form NIFA–2003. Form NIFA–2004. NIFA. NIFA. Form NIFA–2010. NIFA. NIFA’s. NIFA. http://cris.nifa.usda.gov. Authority: 15 U.S.C. 638. §§ 3403.1, 3403.9, 3403.13, 3403.14, 3403.15 [Amended] 46. In the table below, for each section indicated in the left column, remove the ■ Section 3403.1(a) ................................. 3403.9 ...................................... CSREES .................................................................................. CSREES .................................................................................. term or phrase indicated in the middle column from wherever it appears in the section, and add the term or phrase indicated in the right column: Remove VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:37 Jan 26, 2011 Jkt 223001 4807 PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4700 Add Sfmt 4700 NIFA. NIFA. E:\FR\FM\27JAR1.SGM 27JAR1 4808 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 18 / Thursday, January 27, 2011 / Rules and Regulations Section Remove Add 3403.13(a)(11) ......................... 3403.14(b)(2) ........................... 3403.14(b)(3) ........................... 3403.14(b)(4) ........................... 3403.14(c) ............................... 3403.14(e)(1) ........................... 3403.14(e)(1)(ii)(C) .................. 3403.14(e)(1)(iii) ...................... 3403.14(e)(1)(iii) ...................... CSREES .................................................................................. CSREES .................................................................................. CSREES .................................................................................. CSREES .................................................................................. CSREES .................................................................................. CSREES .................................................................................. CSREES .................................................................................. CSREES .................................................................................. COOPERATIVE STATE RESEARCH, EDUCATION, AND EXTENSION SERVICE. COOPERATIVE STATE RESEARCH, EDUCATION, AND EXTENSION SERVICE. CSREES .................................................................................. NIFA. NIFA. NIFA. NIFA. NIFA. NIFA. NIFA. NIFA. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE. NIFA. 3403.14(e)(2)(iii)(E) ................. 3403.15 .................................... 46a. Amend § 3403.2 by: ■ a. Removing the definition of CSREES; and ■ b. Adding a definition of NIFA in alphabetical order to read as follows: ■ § 3403.2 * * * PART 3404—PUBLIC INFORMATION 47. The authority citation for part 3404 continues to read as follows: ■ Definitions. * NIFA means the National Institute of Food and Agriculture. * * * * * * Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301, 552; 7 CFR part 1, subpart A and appendix A thereto. Section Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES). CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... e-mail vherberger@ars.usda.gov or shutchison@ars.usda.gov. CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... Administrator, CSREES .................................................. 48. In the table below, for each section indicated in the left column, remove the term or phrase indicated in the middle column from wherever it appears in the section, and add the term or phrase indicated in the right column: ■ Remove 3404.1 .................................. §§ 3404.1, 3404.2, 3404.3, 3404.4, 3404.6 [Amended] 3404.2 .................................. 3404.3 .................................. 3404.3 .................................. 3404.4(a) .............................. 3404.4(b) .............................. 3404.4(d) .............................. 3404.6 .................................. Add National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). NIFA. NIFA. or E-mail shutchison@ars.usda.gov. NIFA. NIFA. NIFA. Director, NIFA. PART 3405—HIGHER EDUCATION CHALLENGE GRANTS PROGRAM §§ 3405.1, 3405.2, 3405.4, 3405.5, 3405.11, 3405.12, 3405.16, 3405.17, 3405.22 [Amended] 49. The authority citation for part 3405 continues to read as follows: ■ ■ Authority: Sec. 1470, National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977, as amended (7 U.S.C. 3316). section, and add the term or phrase indicated in the right column: 50. In the table below, for each section indicated in the left column, remove the term or phrase indicated in the middle column from wherever it appears in the Remove Add 3405.1(a) .............................. erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with RULES Section Administrator of the Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES). CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... Form CSREES–711 ........................................................ CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... Form CSREES–712 ........................................................ CSREES .......................................................................... Form CSREES–712 ........................................................ Form CSREES–712 ........................................................ Form CSREES–712 ........................................................ Form CSREES–712 ........................................................ Form CSREES–712 ........................................................ Form CSREES–712 ........................................................ Form CSREES–708 ........................................................ Form CSREES–713 ........................................................ Director of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). NIFA. NIFA. Form NIFA–711. NIFA. NIFA. NIFA. NIFA. NIFA. Form NIFA–712. NIFA. Form NIFA–712. Form NIFA–712. Form NIFA–712. Form NIFA–712. Form NIFA–712. Form NIFA–712. Form NIFA–708. Form NIFA–713. 3405.1(b) .............................. 3405.1(c)(1) .......................... 3405.1(c)(2) .......................... 3405.1(d)(1) ......................... 3405.1(d)(2) ......................... 3405.2(j) ............................... 3405.4 .................................. 3405.5 .................................. 3405.11(a)(1) ....................... 3405.11(a)(1) ....................... 3405.11(a)(2) ....................... 3405.11(a)(4) ....................... 3405.11(a)(5) ....................... 3405.11(a)(6) ....................... 3405.11(a)(7) ....................... 3405.11(d)(1) ....................... 3405.11(f) ............................. 3405.11(g)(1)(i) .................... VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:37 Jan 26, 2011 Jkt 223001 PO 00000 Frm 00008 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\27JAR1.SGM 27JAR1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 18 / Thursday, January 27, 2011 / Rules and Regulations Section Remove 3405.11(g)(2)(i) .................... 3405.11(g)(2)(ii) ................... 3405.11(g)(2)(iv) .................. 3405.11(g)(3) ....................... 3405.11(h) ............................ 3405.11(i) ............................. 3405.12 ................................ 3405.12 ................................ 3405.16 ................................ 3405.17(d) ............................ 3405.22 ................................ Form CSREES–713 ........................................................ Form CSREES–713 ........................................................ Form CSREES–713 ........................................................ Form CSREES–713 ........................................................ Form CSREES–663 ........................................................ Form CSREES–712 ........................................................ CSREES .......................................................................... Form CSREES–711 ........................................................ CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... PART 3406—1890 INSTITUTION CAPACITY BUILDING GRANTS PROGRAM 51. The authority citation for part 3406 continues to read as follows: ■ 4809 Add Form NIFA–713. Form NIFA–713. Form NIFA–713. Form NIFA–713. Form NIFA–663. Form NIFA–712. NIFA. Form NIFA–711. NIFA. NIFA. NIFA. Authority: Sec. 1470, National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977, as amended (7 U.S.C. 3316). §§ 3406.1, 3406.4, 3406.5, 3406.6, 3406.13, 3406.18, 3406.21, 3406.23, 3406.24, 3406.29 [Amended] term or phrase indicated in the middle column from wherever it appears in the section, and add the term or phrase indicated in the right column: 52. In the table below, for each section indicated in the left column, remove the ■ Remove Add 3406.1(a) .............................. erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with RULES Section Administrator of the Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES). CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... Form CSREES–711 ........................................................ CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... Form CSREES–712 ........................................................ CSREES .......................................................................... Form CSREES–712 ........................................................ Form CSREES–712 ........................................................ Form CSREES–712 ........................................................ Form CSREES–712 ........................................................ Form CSREES–712 ........................................................ Form CSREES–712 ........................................................ Form CSREES–708 ........................................................ Form CSREES–713 ........................................................ Form CSREES–713 ........................................................ Form CSREES–713 ........................................................ Form CSREES–713 ........................................................ Form CSREES–713 ........................................................ Form CSREES–663 ........................................................ Form CSREES–712 ........................................................ Form CSREES–712 ........................................................ CSREES .......................................................................... Form CSREES–712 ........................................................ Form CSREES–712 ........................................................ Form CSREES–712 ........................................................ Form CSREES–712 ........................................................ Form CSREES–712 ........................................................ Form CSREES–712 ........................................................ Form CSREES–710 ........................................................ Form CSREES–713 ........................................................ Form CSREES–713 ........................................................ Form CSREES–713 ........................................................ Form CSREES–713 ........................................................ Form CSREES–713 ........................................................ Form CSREES–663 ........................................................ Form CSREES–712 ........................................................ Form CSREES–662 ........................................................ Form CSREES–712 ........................................................ Form CSREES–662 ........................................................ CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... Form CSREES–712 ........................................................ Director of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). NIFA. NIFA. Form NIFA–711. NIFA. NIFA. NIFA. NIFA. NIFA. Form NIFA–712. NIFA. Form NIFA–712. Form NIFA–712. Form NIFA–712. Form NIFA–712. Form NIFA–712. Form NIFA–712. Form NIFA–708. Form NIFA–713. Form NIFA–713. Form NIFA–713. Form NIFA–713. Form NIFA–713. Form NIFA–663. Form NIFA–712. Form NIFA–712. NIFA. Form NIFA–712. Form NIFA–712. Form NIFA–712. Form NIFA–712. Form NIFA–712. Form NIFA–712. Form NIFA–710. Form NIFA–713. Form NIFA–713. Form NIFA–713. Form NIFA–713. Form NIFA–713. Form NIFA–663. Form NIFA–712. Form NIFA–662. Form NIFA–712. Form NIFA–662. NIFA. NIFA. Form NIFA–712. 3406.1(b) .............................. 3406.1(c)(1) .......................... 3406.1(c)(2) .......................... 3406.1(d)(1) ......................... 3406.1(d)(2) ......................... 3406.4(d) .............................. 3406.5 .................................. 3406.6(b) .............................. 3406.13(a)(1) ....................... 3406.13(a)(1) ....................... 3406.13(a)(2) ....................... 3406.13(a)(4) ....................... 3406.13(a)(5) ....................... 3406.13(a)(6) ....................... 3406.13(a)(7) ....................... 3406.13(e)(1)(i) .................... 3406.13(g) ............................ 3406.13(h)(1)(i) .................... 3406.13(h)(2)(i) .................... 3406.13(h)(2)(ii) ................... 3406.13(h)(2)(iv) .................. 3406.13(h)(3)(i)(C) ............... 3406.13(i) ............................. 3406.13(j) ............................. 3406.18(a)(1) ....................... 3406.18(a)(1) ....................... 3406.18(a)(2) ....................... 3406.18(a)(4) ....................... 3406.18(a)(5) ....................... 3406.18(a)(6) ....................... 3406.18(a)(7) ....................... 3406.18(e)(1)(i) .................... 3406.18(g) ............................ 3406.18(h)(1)(i) .................... 3406.18(h)(2)(i) .................... 3406.18(h)(2)(ii) ................... 3406.18(h)(2)(iv) .................. 3406.18(h)(3)(i)(C) ............... 3406.18(i) ............................. 3406.18(j) ............................. 3406.18(k) ............................ 3406.18(k)(1) ........................ 3406.18(k)(1) ........................ 3406.18(k)(1) ........................ 3406.18(k)(2) ........................ 3406.18(k)(2) ........................ VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:56 Jan 26, 2011 Jkt 223001 PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\27JAR1.SGM 27JAR1 4810 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 18 / Thursday, January 27, 2011 / Rules and Regulations Section Remove 3406.18(k)(2) ........................ 3406.18(k)(3) ........................ 3406.18(k)(3) ........................ 3406.18(k)(3) ........................ 3406.18(l) ............................. Form CSREES–662 ........................................................ CSREES .......................................................................... Form CSREES–712 ........................................................ Form CSREES–662 ........................................................ Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service. CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... Form CSREES–1234 ...................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... Form CSREES–711 ........................................................ CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... 3406.18(l) ............................. 3406.18(l)(1) ......................... 3406.18(l)(1) ......................... 3406.18(l)(2) ......................... 3406.21 ................................ 3406.21 ................................ 3406.23 ................................ 3406.24(d) ............................ 3406.29 ................................ 52a. Amend § 3406.2 by revising the definition of Eligible participant to read as follows: ■ § 3406.2 Definitions. * * * * * Eligible participant means, for purposes of § 3406.11(b), Faculty Preparation and Enhancement for Teaching, and § 3406.11(f), Student Recruitment and Retention, an individual who: (1) Is a citizen or national of the United States, as defined in this section; or (2) Is a citizen of the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Add NIFA. NIFA. Form NIFA–1234. NIFA. NIFA. Form NIFA–711. NIFA. NIFA. NIFA. Marshall Islands, or the Republic of Palau. Where eligibility is claimed under paragraph (2) of the definition of ‘‘citizen or national of the United States’’ as specified in this section, documentary evidence from the Immigration and Naturalization Service as to such eligibility must be made available to NIFA upon request. * * * * * PART 3407—IMPLEMENTATION OF NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT 53. The authority citation for part 3407 continues to read as follows: ■ Section erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with RULES Form NIFA–662. NIFA. Form NIFA–712. Form NIFA–662. National Institute of Food and Agriculture. CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... Administrator. .................................................................. Administrator ................................................................... Associate Administrators and Deputy Administrators ..... Associate Administrators and Deputy Administrators ..... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES’ ......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES categorical exclusions. .................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... §§ 3407.2, 3407.3, 3407.4, 3407.5, 3407.6, 3407.7, 3407.8, 3407.9, 3407.10, 3407.11 [Amended] 54. In the table below, for each section indicated in the left column, remove the term or phrase indicated in the middle column from wherever it appears in the section, and add the term or phrase indicated in the right column: ■ Remove 3407.2(a) .............................. 3407.3(a) .............................. 3407.3(d) .............................. 3407.3(e) .............................. 3407.3(f) ............................... 3407.3(i) ............................... 3407.3(k) .............................. 3407.4 .................................. 3407.4(a) .............................. 3407.4(a) .............................. 3407.4(b) .............................. 3407.4(b) .............................. 3407.4(b)(1) ......................... 3407.4(c) .............................. 3407.4(d)(1) ......................... 3407.5 .................................. 3407.6(a) .............................. 3407.6(a)(2) ......................... 3407.6(a)(2) ......................... 3407.6(b) .............................. 3407.7(a) .............................. 3407.8 .................................. 3407.9 .................................. 3407.9(c) .............................. 3407.10(a) ............................ 3407.10(b) ............................ 3407.10(c) ............................ 3407.11(b) ............................ 3407.11(d) ............................ 3407.11(e) ............................ Authority: National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.; E.O. 11514, 34 FR 4247, as amended by E.O. 11991, 42 FR 26927; E.O. 12144, 44 FR 11957; 5 U.S.C. 301; 40 CFR parts 1500–1508; and 7 CFR part 1b. VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:37 Jan 26, 2011 Jkt 223001 PO 00000 Frm 00010 Add Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 NIFA. NIFA. NIFA. NIFA. NIFA. NIFA. NIFA. NIFA. Director. Director. Deputy Directors and Assistant Directors. Deputy Directors and Assistant Directors. NIFA. NIFA. NIFA’s. NIFA. NIFA. NIFA categorical exclusions. NIFA. NIFA. NIFA. NIFA. NIFA. NIFA. NIFA. NIFA. NIFA. NIFA. NIFA. NIFA. E:\FR\FM\27JAR1.SGM 27JAR1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 18 / Thursday, January 27, 2011 / Rules and Regulations PART 3411—NATIONAL RESEARCH INITIATIVE COMPETITIVE GRANTS PROGRAM [RESERVED] PART 3415—BIOTECHNOLOGY RISK ASSESSMENT RESEARCH GRANTS PROGRAM 55. Remove and reserve part 3411 as set forth above. ■ 4811 §§ 3415.1, 3415.2, 3415.4, 3415.5, 3415.6, 3415.7, 3415.8, 3415.9, 3415.10, 3415.14 [Amended] 57. In the table below, for each section indicated in the left column, remove the term or phrase indicated in the middle column from wherever it appears in the section, and add the term or phrase indicated in the right column: ■ 56. The authority citation for part 3415 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301 and 7 U.S.C. 5921. Section Remove 3415.1(a) .............................. 3415.2(c) .............................. 3415.2(h) [as redesignated below]. 3415.2(k) [as redesignated below]. 3415.2(m) [as redesignated below]. 3415.4(c)(1) .......................... 3415.4(c)(1) .......................... 3415.4(c)(5) .......................... 3415.4(d)(1) ......................... 3415.4(d)(1) ......................... 3415.4(d)(9) ......................... 3415.4(d)(10)(i) .................... 3415.4(d)(10)(ii) ................... 3415.4(d)(10)(iii) ................... 3415.4(d)(11) ....................... 3415.4(d)(11) ....................... 3415.4(d)(12) ....................... 3415.5(a) .............................. 3415.5(a) .............................. 3415.5(b) .............................. 3415.5(b) .............................. 3415.6(a) .............................. 3415.6(a) .............................. 3415.6(b)(1)(i) ...................... 3415.6(b)(1)(vi) .................... 3415.6(b)(1)(ix) .................... 3415.6(c)(1) .......................... 3415.6(c)(2) .......................... 3415.6(c)(3) .......................... 3415.6(d) .............................. 3415.6(d)(1) ......................... 3415.6(d)(2) ......................... 3415.7(b)(1) ......................... 3415.7(b)(2) ......................... 3415.7(b)(3) ......................... 3415.7(b)(4) ......................... 3415.7(c) .............................. 3415.7(d) .............................. 3415.8 .................................. 3415.9 .................................. 3415.9 .................................. 3415.10 ................................ 3415.14(b) ............................ 3415.14(d) ............................ Administrators of CSREES and ARS ............................. Administrator ................................................................... Administrator ................................................................... Director of NIFA and Administrator of ARS. Director or Administrator. Director or Administrator. Administrator ................................................................... Director or Administrator. Administrator ................................................................... Director or Administrator. Form CSREES–661 ........................................................ Form CSREES–661 ........................................................ Administrator ................................................................... Form CSREES–661 ........................................................ Form CSREES–661 ........................................................ Form CSREES–55 .......................................................... Form CSREES–662 ........................................................ Form CSREES–662 ........................................................ Form CSREES–662 ........................................................ Administrator ................................................................... Form CSREES–663 ........................................................ Administrator ................................................................... Administrator ................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... Administrator’s ................................................................. Administrator ................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... Administrator ................................................................... Administrator ................................................................... Administrator ................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... Administrator ................................................................... Administrator’s ................................................................. Administrator ................................................................... Administrator ................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... Form NIFA–661. Form NIFA–661. Director or Administrator. Form NIFA–661. Form NIFA–661. Form NIFA–55. Form NIFA–662. Form NIFA–662. Form NIFA–662. Director or Administrator. Form NIFA–663. Director or Administrator. Director or Administrator. NIFA. 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Adding a new paragraph (g) to read as follows: erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with RULES ■ ■ ■ § 3415.2 Definitions. * * * * * (b) Administrator means the Administrator of the Agricultural VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:37 Jan 26, 2011 Jkt 223001 Add Research Service (ARS) and any other officer or employee of the Department of Agriculture to whom the authority involved may be delegated. * * * * * (g) Director means the Director of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) and any other officer or employee of the Department of Agriculture to whom the authority involved may be delegated. * * * * * PART 3430—COMPETITIVE AND NONCOMPETITIVE NON-FORMULA FEDERAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS— GENERAL AWARD ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS 58. The authority citation for part 3430 continues to read as follows: ■ PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\27JAR1.SGM 27JAR1 4812 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 18 / Thursday, January 27, 2011 / Rules and Regulations Authority: 7 U.S.C. 3316; Pub. L. 106–107 (31 U.S.C. 6101 note). §§ 3430.1, 3430.3, 3430.4, 3430.11, 3430.12, 3430.13, 3430.14, 3430.15, 3430.16, 3430.17, 3430.18, 3430.19, 3430.20, 3430.31, 3430.32, 3430.33, 3430.34, 3430.35, 3430.36, 3430.41, 3430.42, 3430.51, 3430.52, 3430.53, 3430.55, 3430.56, 3430.57, 3430.58, 3430.59, 3430.60, 3430.61, 3430.62, 3430.63, 3430.201, 3430.204, 3430.604, 3430.607, 3430.608, 3430.609 [Amended] term or phrase indicated in the middle column from wherever it appears in the section, and add the term or phrase indicated in the right column: 59. In the table below, for each section indicated in the left column, remove the ■ Remove 3430.1(a) .............................. erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with RULES Section Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES). CSREES .......................................................................... Administrator ................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... Administrator ................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES-assigned .......................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES Peer Review System ....................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... Administrator ................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... Form CSREES–2009 ...................................................... Administrator ................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... Form CSREES–2009, Award Face Sheet ...................... Form CSREES–2009 ...................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... Form CSREES–2009 ...................................................... 3430.1(b) .............................. 3430.1(b) .............................. 3430.1(c) .............................. 3430.1(c) .............................. 3430.1(f) ............................... 3430.3 .................................. 3430.4 .................................. 3430.11(a) ............................ 3430.11(b) ............................ 3430.12(a) ............................ 3430.12(c) ............................ 3430.13(a) ............................ 3430.13(b) ............................ 3430.14(a) ............................ 3430.14(a)(2) ....................... 3430.14(a)(3) ....................... 3430.14(a)(6) ....................... 3430.14(b) ............................ 3430.14(b)(1) ....................... 3430.14(b)(2) ....................... 3430.14(b)(3) ....................... 3430.14(b)(4) ....................... 3430.15 ................................ 3430.16(b)(1) ....................... 3430.16(b)(2) ....................... 3430.16(c) ............................ 3430.17 ................................ 3430.18(a) ............................ 3430.18(c) ............................ 3430.19(a)(1)(i) .................... 3430.19(b)(1) ....................... 3430.19(b)(2) ....................... 3430.20 ................................ 3430.31 ................................ 3430.32 ................................ 3430.33(a) ............................ 3430.33(b) ............................ 3430.33(b) ............................ 3430.33(d) ............................ 3430.33(e) ............................ 3430.34(a) ............................ 3430.35(b) ............................ 3430.36 ................................ 3430.36 ................................ 3430.41(a) ............................ 3430.41(b) ............................ 3430.41(b)(1) ....................... 3430.41(b)(4) ....................... 3430.41(b)(6) ....................... 3430.41(b)(10) ..................... 3430.42(a) ............................ 3430.42(b) ............................ 3430.42(c) ............................ 3430.42(c) ............................ 3430.42(d) ............................ 3430.51(b) ............................ 3430.52(a) ............................ 3430.53(a) ............................ 3430.53(b) ............................ 3430.55(c) ............................ 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E:\FR\FM\27JAR1.SGM 27JAR1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 18 / Thursday, January 27, 2011 / Rules and Regulations 4813 Section Remove Add 3430.55(e) ............................ 3430.55(f) ............................. 3430.56(a) ............................ 3430.56(b) ............................ 3430.56(d) ............................ 3430.56(f) ............................. 3430.56(f) ............................. 3430.57 ................................ 3430.58(b)(1) ....................... 3430.58(b)(3) ....................... 3430.59(a) ............................ 3430.59(b) ............................ 3430.59(c) ............................ 3430.59(d) ............................ 3430.59(e) ............................ 3430.59(e) ............................ 3430.60(a) ............................ 3430.60(b) ............................ 3430.60(c) ............................ 3430.61 ................................ 3430.62(a) ............................ 3430.62(b) ............................ 3430.62(c) ............................ 3430.62(c) ............................ 3430.63(a) ............................ 3430.63(a) ............................ 3430.63(b) ............................ http://cris.csrees.usda.gov ............................................... Form CSREES–2009 ...................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... Form CSREES–2009 ...................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... Form CSREES–2009 ...................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... Deputy Administrator ....................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... Deputy Administrator ....................................................... CSREES awards supported with agency appropriations CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES awards supported with funds from other Federal agencies (reimbursable funds). CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... CSREES .......................................................................... http://cris.nifa.usda.gov. Form NIFA–2009. NIFA. Form NIFA–2009. NIFA. NIFA. Form NIFA–2009. NIFA. NIFA. NIFA. NIFA. NIFA. NIFA. NIFA. NIFA. Assistant Director. NIFA. NIFA. NIFA. NIFA. NIFA. NIFA. NIFA. Assistant Director. NIFA awards supported with agency appropriations. NIFA. NIFA awards supported with funds from other Federal agencies (reimbursable funds). NIFA. NIFA. NIFA. NIFA. NIFA. NIFA. NIFA. NIFA. NIFA. NIFA. NIFA. NIFA. 3430.63(b) ............................ 3430.201(b) .......................... 3430.204 .............................. 3430.604(a) .......................... 3430.607 .............................. 3430.608(a) .......................... 3430.608(b) .......................... 3430.608(c) .......................... 3430.609(a) .......................... 3430.904 .............................. 3430.907 .............................. 3430.908 .............................. 59a. Amend § 3430.2 by: a. Revising the definitions of Cooperative agreement, Non-citizen national of the United States, Program announcement, and Program Officer; ■ b. Removing the definition of Administrator; and ■ c. Adding a definition of Director in alphabetical order to read as follows: ■ ■ § 3430.2 Definitions. erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with RULES * * * * * Cooperative agreement means the award by the Authorized Departmental Officer of funds to an eligible awardee to assist in meeting the costs of conducting for the benefit of the public, an identified project which is intended and designed to accomplish the purpose of the program as identified in the program solicitation or RFA, and where substantial involvement is expected between NIFA and the awardee when carrying out the activity contemplated in the agreement. * * * * * Director means the Director of NIFA and any other officer or employee of VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:37 Jan 26, 2011 Jkt 223001 NIFA to whom the authority involved is delegated. * * * * * Non-citizen national of the United States means the award by the Authorized Departmental Officer of funds to an eligible awardee to assist in meeting the costs of conducting for the benefit of the public, an identified project which is intended and designed to accomplish the purpose of the program as identified in the program solicitation or RFA, and where substantial involvement is expected between NIFA and the awardee when carrying out the activity contemplated in the agreement. * * * * * Program announcement (PA) means a detailed description of the RFA without the associated application package(s). NIFA will not solicit or accept applications in response to a PA. * * * * * Program Officer means a NIFA individual (often referred to as a National Program Leader) who is PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 responsible for the technical oversight of the award on behalf of the Department. * * * * * Done in Washington, DC, on January 3, 2011. Thomas J. Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture. [FR Doc. 2011–1701 Filed 1–26–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–22–P FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION 12 CFR Part 330 RIN 3064–AD37 Deposit Insurance Regulations; Unlimited Coverage for NoninterestBearing Transaction Accounts; Inclusion of Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\27JAR1.SGM 27JAR1

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Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 18 / Thursday, January 27, 2011 / 
Rules and Regulations

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Office of the Secretary

7 CFR Parts 1b, 2, 8, 12, and 23

Federal Crop Insurance Corporation

7 CFR Parts 407 and 457

Agricultural Research Service

7 CFR Part 550

Commodity Credit Corporation

7 CFR Parts 1410, 1436, 1437, 1468, and 1469

National Institute of Food and Agriculture

7 CFR Parts 3400, 3401, 3402, 3403, 3404, 3405, 3406, 3407, 3411, 
3415, and 3430

RIN 0524-AA63


Establishment of New Agency; Revision of Delegations of Authority

AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation, 
Agricultural Research Service, Commodity Credit Corporation, and 
National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: This document amends a number of regulations of the Department 
of Agriculture (USDA) principally to reflect the establishment of the 
National Institute of Food and Agriculture and the abolishment of the 
Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, as 
mandated by section 251(f)(2) of the Department of Agriculture 
Reorganization Act of 1994 (7 U.S.C. 6971(f)(2)) (as added by section 
7511 of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (FCEA), Pub. L. 
110-246). This rule also makes a number of miscellaneous amendments to 
the delegations of authority in 7 CFR part 2, as summarized below.

DATES: This rule is effective January 27, 2011.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Matthew Lockhart; Senior Policy 
Specialist; National Institute of Food and Agriculture; U.S. Department 
of Agriculture; STOP 2299; 1400 Independence Avenue, SW.; Washington, 
DC 20250-2299; Voice: 202-570-7410; Fax: 202-401-7752; E-mail: 
mlockhart@nifa.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Establishment of National Institute of Food and Agriculture

    On October 1, 2009, the Secretary of Agriculture (Secretary) 
established within USDA the National Institute of Food and Agriculture 
(NIFA), as mandated by section 251(f)(2) of the Department of 
Agriculture Reorganization Act of 1994 (Reorganization Act) (7 U.S.C. 
6971(f)(2)). Section 251(f)(2) was added by section 7511 of the Food, 
Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (FCEA), Public Law 110-246. 
Pursuant to the FCEA, the Secretary transferred to NIFA, effective 
October 1, 2009, the authorities (including all budget authorities, 
available appropriations, and personnel), duties, obligations, and 
related legal and administrative functions prescribed by law or 
otherwise granted to the Secretary, the Department, or any other agency 
or official of the Department under the research, education, economic, 
cooperative State research programs, cooperative extension and 
education programs, international programs, and other functions and 
authorities delegated by the Under Secretary for Research, Education, 
and Economics (``REE'') to the Administrator of the Cooperative State 
Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES) pursuant to 7 CFR 
2.66, and any and all other authorities administered by the 
Administrator of CSREES. Accordingly, the agency known as CSREES was 
abolished upon establishment of NIFA.
    This rule makes a number of nomenclature amendments to various USDA 
regulations to reflect the establishment of NIFA and the abolishment of 
CSREES. For example, references to ``CSREES'' are changed to ``NIFA,'' 
references to ``CSREES Administrator'' are changed to ``NIFA 
Director,'' etc.

Delegations of Authority

    This rule also makes other changes to existing delegations in 7 CFR 
part 2 by correcting references and citations and removing obsolete 
authorities. Additionally, the pollinator protection authorities in 
section 1672(h) of the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act 
of 1990 (7 U.S.C. 5925(h)), as added by section 7204 of the Food, 
Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008, Public Law 110-246, are being 
delegated among NIFA, the Agricultural Research Service, and the Animal 
and Plant Health Inspection Service.
    This rulemaking also includes changes to some of the delegations 
previously reserved to the Secretary. The authorities at Sec.  
2.21(b)(1)(i), (b)(1)(ii), and (b)(1)(iii) have been removed as they 
are related to the administration of two of the NIFA formula grant 
programs--McIntire-Stennis Cooperative Forestry Research Program (16 
U.S.C. 582a-1) and the Animal Health and Disease Research Program (7 
U.S.C. 3195).

NIFA Regulations (at 7 CFR 3400s)

    Within the next three years, NIFA will be establishing subparts 
under 7 CFR part 3430--Competitive and Noncompetitive Nonformula 
Federal Assistance Programs--General Award Administrative Provisions 
for the Special Research Grants Program (currently at 7 CFR part 3400), 
Rangeland Research Grants Program (currently at 7 CFR part 3401), Food 
and Agricultural Sciences National Needs Graduate and Postgraduate 
Fellowship Grants Program (currently at 7 CFR part 3402), Higher 
Education Challenge Grants Program (currently at 7 CFR part 3405), and 
Biotechnology Risk Assessment Research Grants Program (currently at 7 
CFR part 3415). Please note subpart L for the 1890 Institutional 
Capacity Building Grants Program (currently at 7 CFR part 3406) will be 
promulgated by December 31, 2010.
    Section 7406 of FCEA amended the Competitive, Special, and 
Facilities Research Grant Act (7 U.S.C. 450i) to create the Agriculture 
and Food Research Initiative and, thus, eliminated the National 
Research Initiative (NRI). Hence, NIFA is canceling the regulations at 
7 CFR part 3411, National

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Research Initiative Competitive Grants Program. Please note that these 
regulations at 7 CFR part 3411 focused primarily on pre-award and award 
policies and procedures. Since there are some active NRI awards, 7 CFR 
part 3430 Subpart E--Post-Award and Closeout, will apply (i.e., post-
award policies and procedures) to these active awards, except as 
described under ``DATES: Effective Date'' in 74 FR 45736 (Sept. 4, 
2009).

Classification

    This rule relates to internal agency management. Accordingly, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553, notice of proposed rulemaking and opportunity 
for comment are not required, and this rule may be made effective less 
than 30 days after publication in the Federal Register. This rule also 
is exempt from the provisions of Executive Orders 12866 and 12988. This 
action is not a rule as defined by the Regulatory Flexibility Act, 
Public Law 96-354, and the Small Business Regulatory Fairness 
Enforcement Act, 5 U.S.C. 801 et seq., and thus is exempt from the 
provisions of those Acts. This rule contains no information collection 
or recordkeeping requirements under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 
(44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.).

List of Subjects in 7 CFR Parts 1b, 2, 8, 12, 23, 407, 457, 550, 
1410, 1436, 1437, 1468, 1469, 3400, 3401, 3402, 3403, 3404, 3405, 
3406, 3407, 3411, 3415, and 3430

    Authority delegations (Government agencies), Agricultural research, 
Agricultural education, Agricultural extension, Federal assistance, 
Food and agricultural sciences, Grants program--agriculture, Grants 
administration.

    Under the authority of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 
2008 (FCEA), Public Law 110-246, Title 7 of the Code of Federal 
Regulations is amended accordingly as set forth below:

PART 1b--NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT

0
1. The authority citation for part 1b continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301; 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.; E.O. 11514, 3 
CFR, 1966-1970 Comp., p. 902, as amended by E.O. 11991, 3 CFR, 1978 
Comp., p. 123; E.O. 12114, 3 CFR, 1980 Comp., p. 356; 40 CFR 1507.3.


Sec.  1b.4  [Amended]

0
2. In Sec.  1b.4, remove and reserve paragraph (b)(3).

PART 2--DELEGATIONS OF AUTHORITY BY THE SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE 
AND GENERAL OFFICERS OF THE DEPARTMENT

0
3. The authority citation for part 2 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 7 U.S.C. 6912(a)(1); 5 U.S.C. 301; Reorganization 
Plan No. 2 of 1953, 3 CFR 1949-1953 Comp., p. 1024.


Sec. Sec.  2.21, 2.61, 2.65, 2.66  [Amended]

0
4. In the table below, for each section indicated in the left column, 
remove the term or phrase indicated in the middle column from wherever 
it appears in the section, and add the term or phrase indicated in the 
right column:

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           Section                   Remove                  Add
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2.21(a)(1)(cli).............  Cooperative State     National Institute
                               Research,             of Food and
                               Education, and        Agriculture.
                               Extension Service.
2.21(a)(1)(cliii)...........  Cooperative State     National Institute
                               Research,             of Food and
                               Education, and        Agriculture.
                               Extension Service.
2.61(a)(2)..................  Administrator,        Director, National
                               Cooperative State     Institute of Food
                               Research,             and Agriculture.
                               Education, and
                               Extension Service.
2.65(a)(59).................  Cooperative State     National Institute
                               Research,             of Food and
                               Education, and        Agriculture.
                               Extension Service.
2.66(a) introductory text...  Under Secretary for   Under Secretary for
                               Research,             Research,
                               Education, and        Education, and
                               Extension.            Economics (Under
                                                     Secretary).
2.66(a) introductory text...  Administrator,        Director, National
                               Cooperative State     Institute of Food
                               Research,             and Agriculture,
                               Education, and        who shall report
                               Extension Service.    directly to the
                                                     Under Secretary.
2.66(a)(119)................  Cooperative State     National Institute
                               Research,             of Food and
                               Education, and        Agriculture.
                               Extension Service.
2.66(a)(121)................  Cooperative State     National Institute
                               Research,             of Food and
                               Education, and        Agriculture.
                               Extension Service.
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5. Amend Sec.  2.21 as follows:
0
a. Remove and reserve paragraphs (a)(1)(xcvi), (b)(1)(i), (b)(1)(ii), 
and (b)(1)(iii); and
0
b. Revise paragraphs (a)(1)(lii), (a)(1)(lxxx), and (a)(1)(cliv), to 
read as follows:


Sec.  2.21  Under Secretary for Research, Education, and Economics.

    (a) * * *
    (1) * * *
    (lii) Establish and administer competitive grants to Hispanic-
serving Institutions for the purpose of promoting and strengthening the 
ability of Hispanic-serving Institutions to carry out education, 
applied research, and related community development programs (7 U.S.C. 
3241).
* * * * *
    (lxxx) Administer a competitive high priority research and 
extension grants program in specified subject areas (7 U.S.C. 5925), 
except as delegated to the Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory 
Programs in Sec.  2.22(a)(2)(xli).
* * * * *
    (xcvi) [Reserved]
* * * * *
    (cliv) Consider the results of the annual review performed by the 
National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics 
Advisory Board regarding the relevance to priorities of the funding of 
all agricultural research, extension, or education activities conducted 
or funded by the Department and the adequacy of funding, when 
formulating each request for proposals, and evaluating proposals, 
involving an agricultural research, extension, or education activity 
funded, on a competitive basis, by the Department; and solicit and 
consider input from persons who conduct or use agricultural research, 
extension, or education regarding the prior year's request for 
proposals for each activity funded on a competitive basis (7 U.S.C. 
7613(c)).
* * * * *
    (b) * * *
    (1) * * *
    (i) [Reserved]
    (ii) [Reserved]
    (iii) [Reserved]
* * * * *

0
6. Amend Sec.  2.22 by adding new paragraph (a)(2)(xli) to read as 
follows:

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Sec.  2.22  Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs.

    (a) * * *
    (2) * * *
    (xli) Section 1672(h)(3) of the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, 
and Trade Act of 1990 (7 U.S.C. 5925(h)(3)) regarding honey bee pest 
and pathogen surveillance.
* * * * *

0
7. Amend Sec.  2.65 as follows:
0
a. Remove and reserve paragraph (a)(47); and
0
b. Add new paragraph (a)(113), to read as follows:


Sec.  2.65  Administrator, Agricultural Research Service.

    (a) * * *
    (47) [Reserved]
* * * * *
    (113) Carry out pollinator health research activities (7 U.S.C. 
5925(h)(2)).
* * * * *

0
8. Amend Sec.  2.66 as follows:
0
a. Remove and reserve paragraphs (a)(49), (a)(56), (a)(116), and 
(a)(118); and
0
b. Revise paragraphs (a)(42), (a)(107) and (a)(122), to read as 
follows:


Sec.  2.66  Director, National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

    (a) * * *
    (42) Administer a competitive high priority research and extension 
grants program in specified subject areas (7 U.S.C. 5925), except as 
delegated to the Administrator, Agricultural Research Service in Sec.  
2.65(a)(113) and the Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection 
Service in Sec.  2.80(a)(47).
* * * * *
    (49) [Reserved]
* * * * *
    (56) [Reserved]
* * * * *
    (107) Establish and administer competitive grants to Hispanic-
serving Institutions for the purpose of promoting and strengthening the 
ability of Hispanic-serving Institutions to carry out education, 
applied research, and related community development programs (7 U.S.C. 
3241).
* * * * *
    (116) [Reserved]
* * * * *
    (118) [Reserved]
* * * * *
    (122) Consider the results of the annual review performed by the 
National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics 
Advisory Board regarding the relevance to priorities of the funding of 
all agricultural research, extension, or education activities conducted 
or funded by the Department and the adequacy of funding, when 
formulating each request for proposals, and evaluating proposals, 
involving an agricultural research, extension, or education activity 
funded, on a competitive basis, by the Department; and solicit and 
consider input from persons who conduct or use agricultural research, 
extension, or education regarding the prior year's request for 
proposals for each activity funded on a competitive basis (7 U.S.C. 
7613(c)).
* * * * *

0
9. Amend Sec.  2.80 by adding new paragraph (a)(47) to read as follows:


Sec.  2.80  Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

    (a) * * *
    (47) Section 1672(h)(3) of the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and 
Trade Act of 1990 (7 U.S.C. 5925(h)(3)) regarding honey bee pest and 
pathogen surveillance.
* * * * *

PART 8--4-H CLUB NAME AND EMBLEM

0
10. The authority citation for part 8 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301; 18 U.S.C. 707.


Sec. Sec.  8.2, 8.6, 8.7, 8.9  [Amended]

0
11. In the table below, for each section indicated in the left column, 
remove the term or phrase indicated in the middle column from wherever 
it appears in the section, and add the term or phrase indicated in the 
right column:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
           Section                   Remove                  Add
------------------------------------------------------------------------
8.2.........................  Administrator of the  Director of the
                               Cooperative State     National Institute
                               Research,             of Food and
                               Education, and        Agriculture.
                               Extension Service.
8.6(a) introductory text....  Administrator of the  Director of the
                               Cooperative State     National Institute
                               Research,             of Food and
                               Education, and        Agriculture.
                               Extension Service.
8.6(b)......................  Administrator of the  Director of the
                               Cooperative State     National Institute
                               Research,             of Food and
                               Education, and        Agriculture.
                               Extension Service.
8.7(a)(4)...................  Administrator of the  Director of the
                               Cooperative State     National Institute
                               Research,             of Food and
                               Education, and        Agriculture.
                               Extension Service.
8.9(a)(3)...................  Administrator of the  Director of the
                               Cooperative State     National Institute
                               Research,             of Food and
                               Education, and        Agriculture.
                               Extension Service.
------------------------------------------------------------------------


0
11a. Amend Sec.  8.3 by:
0
a. Revising the definition of Cooperative Extension Service;
0
b. Removing the definition of Cooperative State Research, Education, 
and Extension Service, United States Department of Agriculture; and
0
c. Adding a definition of National Institute of Food and Agriculture in 
alphabetical order to read as follows:


Sec.  8.3  Definitions.

* * * * *
    Cooperative Extension Service, as used in this part includes the 
entire Cooperative Extension System consisting of the National 
Institute of Food and Agriculture, United States Department of 
Agriculture; the State Cooperative Extension Services; and the County 
Cooperative Extension Services.
* * * * *
    National Institute of Food and Agriculture as used in this part 
means the Federal agency within the United States Department of 
Agriculture that administers Federal agricultural cooperative extension 
programs.
* * * * *

PART 12--HIGHLY ERODIBLE LAND AND WETLAND CONSERVATION

0
12. The authority citation for part 12 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 16 U.S.C. 3801 et seq.

0
13. Amend Sec.  12.2 as follows:
0
a. Amend paragraph (a) to remove the definition of CSREES; and
0
b. Amend paragraph (a) to add a definition of NIFA in alphabetical 
order to read as follows:


Sec.  12.2  Definitions.

* * * * *
    NIFA means the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, an 
agency of

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USDA which is generally responsible for coordinating the information 
and educational programs of USDA.
* * * * *

0
14. Amend Sec.  12.6 by revising paragraph (d) to read as follows:


Sec.  12.6  Administration.

* * * * *
    (d) Administration by NIFA. The NIFA shall coordinate the related 
information and education program for USDA concerning implementation of 
this rule.
* * * * *

PART 23--STATE AND REGIONAL ANNUAL PLANS OF WORK

0
15. The authority citation for part 23 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: Sec. 508, 86 Stat. 674 (7 U.S.C. 2668).


Sec. Sec.  23.2, 23.10  [Amended]

0
16. In the table below, for each section indicated in the left column, 
remove the term or phrase indicated in the center column from wherever 
it appears in the section, and add the term or phrase indicated in the 
right column:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
           Section                   Remove                  Add
------------------------------------------------------------------------
23.2(a).....................  Administrators of     Director of the
                               the Extension         National Institute
                               Service and the       of Food and
                               Cooperative State     Agriculture.
                               Research Service
                               for extension and
                               research programs
                               respectively.
23.10(a)....................  Extension Service     National Institute
                               and the Cooperative   of Food and
                               State Research        Agriculture.
                               Service.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

PART 407--GROUP RISK PLAN OF INSURANCE REGULATIONS

0
17. The authority citation for part 407 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 7 U.S.C. 1506(l), 1506(o).


Sec.  407.9  [Amended]

0
18. Amend Sec.  407.9 by:
0
a. Revising the definition of Agricultural experts; and
0
b. Revising the definition of Organic agricultural industry to read as 
follows:


Sec.  407.9  Group risk plan common policy.

* * * * *
    Agricultural experts. Persons who are employed by the National 
Institute of Food and Agriculture or the agricultural departments of 
universities, or other persons approved by FCIC, whose research or 
occupation is related to the specific crop or practice for which such 
expertise is sought.
* * * * *
    Organic agricultural industry. Persons who are employed by the 
following organizations: Appropriate Technology Transfer for Rural 
Areas, Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education or the 
Cooperative Extension System, the agricultural departments of 
universities, or other persons approved by FCIC, whose research or 
occupation is related to the specific organic crop or practice for 
which such expertise is sought.
* * * * *

PART 457--COMMON CROP INSURANCE REGULATIONS

0
19. The authority citation for part 457 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 7 U.S.C. 1506(l) and 1506(o).

0
20. Amend Sec.  457.106 by revising the definition of Good farming 
practices to read as follows:


Sec.  457.106  Texas citrus tree crop insurance provisions.

* * * * *
    Good farming practices. The cultural practices generally in use in 
the county for the trees to have normal growth and vigor and recognized 
by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture as compatible with 
agronomic and weather conditions in the county.
* * * * *

0
21. Amend Sec.  457.130 by revising the definition of Good farming 
practices to read as follows:


Sec.  457.130  Macadamia tree crop insurance provisions.

* * * * *
    Good farming practices. The cultural practices generally in use in 
the county for the crop to have normal growth and vigor, and are those 
recognized by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture as 
compatible with agronomic and weather conditions in the area.
* * * * *

0
22. Amend Sec.  457.137 by revising the definition of Good farming 
practices to read as follows:


Sec.  457.137  Green pea crop insurance provisions.

* * * * *
    Good farming practices. The cultural practices generally in use in 
the county for the crop to make normal progress toward maturity and 
produce at least the yield used to determine the production guarantee 
and are those required by the green pea processor contract with the 
processing company, and recognized by the National Institute of Food 
and Agriculture as compatible with agronomic and weather conditions in 
the county.
* * * * *

0
23. Amend Sec.  457.149 by revising the definition of Adapted to read 
as follows:


Sec.  457.149  Table grape crop insurance provisions.

* * * * *
    Adapted. Varieties that are recognized by the National Institute of 
Food and Agriculture as compatible with agronomic and weather 
conditions in the county.
* * * * *

0
24. Amend Sec.  457.151 by revising the definition of Good farming 
practices to read as follows:


Sec.  457.151  Forage seeding crop insurance provisions.

* * * * *
    Good farming practices. The cultural practices generally in use in 
the county for the crop to make normal progress toward maturity and 
produce a normal stand, and are those recognized by the National 
Institute of Food and Agriculture as compatible with agronomic and 
weather conditions in the county.
* * * * *

0
25. Amend Sec.  457.154 by revising the definition of Good farming 
practices to read as follows:


Sec.  457.154  Processing sweet corn crop insurance provisions.

* * * * *
    Good farming practices. The cultural practices generally in use in 
the county for the crop to make normal progress toward maturity and 
produce at least the yield used to determine the production guarantee 
and are those required by the sweet corn processor contract with the 
processing company, and recognized by the National Institute of Food 
and Agriculture as compatible

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with agronomic and weather conditions in the county.
* * * * *

0
26. Amend Sec.  457.155 by revising the definition of Good farming 
practices to read as follows:


Sec.  457.155  Processing bean crop insurance provisions.

* * * * *
    Good farming practices. The cultural practices generally in use in 
the county for the crop to make normal progress toward maturity and 
produce at least the yield used to determine the production guarantee 
and are those required by the bean processor contract with the 
processing company, and recognized by the National Institute of Food 
and Agriculture as compatible with agronomic and weather conditions in 
the county.
* * * * *

PART 550--GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE POLICY FOR NON-ASSISTANCE 
COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

0
27. The authority citation for part 550 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: Section 1472(b) of the National Agricultural 
Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977, as amended (7 
U.S.C. 3318(b)).


Sec.  550.28  [Amended]

0
28. In the table below, for the section indicated in the left column, 
remove the term or phrase indicated in the middle column from wherever 
it appears in the section, and add the term or phrase indicated in the 
right column:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
           Section                   Remove                  Add
------------------------------------------------------------------------
550.28(b)(1)................  Cooperative State     National Institute
                               Research,             of Food and
                               Education, and        Agriculture (NIFA).
                               Extension Service
                               (CSREES).
------------------------------------------------------------------------

PART 1410--CONSERVATION RESERVE PROGRAM

0
29. The authority citation for part 1410 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 15 U.S.C. 714b and 714c; 16 U.S.C. 3801-3847.


Sec.  1410.1  [Amended]

0
30. In the table below, for the section indicated in the left column, 
remove the term or phrase indicated in the middle column from wherever 
it appears in the section, and add the term or phrase indicated in the 
right column:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
           Section                   Remove                  Add
------------------------------------------------------------------------
1410.1(h)...................  Cooperative State     National Institute
                               Research,             of Food and
                               Education, and        Agriculture (NIFA).
                               Extension Service.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

PART 1436--FARM STORAGE FACILITY LOAN PROGRAM REGULATIONS

0
31. The authority citation for part 1436 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 7 U.S.C. 7971 and 8789; 15 U.S.C. 714-714p.


Sec. Sec.  1436.6, 1436.9  [Amended]

0
32. In the table below, for each section indicated in the left column, 
remove the term or phrase indicated in the middle column from wherever 
it appears in the section, and add the term or phrase indicated in the 
right column:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
           Section                   Remove                  Add
------------------------------------------------------------------------
1436.6(a)(5)................  Cooperative State     National Institute
                               Research,             of Food and
                               Education, and        Agriculture (NIFA).
                               Extension Service
                               (CSREES).
1436.6(b)(6)................  CSREES..............  NIFA.
1436.9(d)(3)(iii)...........  CSREES..............  NIFA.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

PART 1437--NONINSURED CROP DISASTER ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

0
33. The authority citation for part 1437 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 7 U.S.C. 7333; 15 U.S.C. 714 et seq.; and 48 U.S.C. 
1469.


Sec.  1437.102  [Amended]

0
34b. In the table below, for each section indicated in the left column, 
remove the term or phrase indicated in the middle column from wherever 
it appears in the section, and add the term or phrase indicated in the 
right column:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
           Section                   Remove                  Add
------------------------------------------------------------------------
1437.102(b)(4)..............  Cooperative State     National Institute
                               Research,             of Food and
                               Education, and        Agriculture.
                               Extension Service.
------------------------------------------------------------------------


0
34a. Amend Sec.  1437.3 by revising the definition of Good farming 
practices to read as follows:


Sec.  1437.3  Definitions.

* * * * *
    Good farming practices means the cultural practices generally used 
for the crop to make normal progress toward maturity and produce at 
least the individual unit approved yield. These practices are normally 
those recognized by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture as 
compatible with agronomic and weather conditions.
* * * * *

[[Page 4806]]

PART 1468--CONSERVATION FARM OPTION

0
35. The authority citation for part 1468 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 16 U.S.C. 3839bb.


Sec.  1468.3  [Amended]

0
36. Amend Sec.  1468.3 by revising the definition of Local work group 
to read as follows:


Sec.  1468.3  Definitions.

* * * * *
    Local work group means representatives of FSA, the National 
Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), the conservation district, 
and other Federal, State, and local government agencies, including 
Tribes and Resource Conservation and Development councils, with 
expertise in natural resources who consult with NRCS on decisions 
related to CFO implementation.
* * * * *

PART 1469--CONSERVATION SECURITY PROGRAM

0
37. The authority citation for part 1469 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 16 U.S.C. 3830 et seq.


Sec.  1469.3  [Amended]

0
38. Amend Sec.  1469.3 by revising the definition of Local work group 
to read as follows:


Sec.  1469.3  Definitions.

* * * * *
    Local work group means representatives of local offices of FSA, the 
National Institute of Food and Agriculture, the conservation district, 
and other Federal, State, and local government agencies, including 
Indian Tribes, with expertise in natural resources who advise NRCS on 
decisions related to implementation of USDA conservation programs.
* * * * *

PART 3400--SPECIAL RESEARCH GRANTS PROGRAM

0
39. The authority citation for part 3400 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 7 U.S.C. 450i(c).


Sec. Sec.  3400.1, 3400.2, 3400.4, 3400.5, 3400.6, 3400.7, 3400.8, 
3400.9, 3400.10, 3400.14, 3400.20   [Amended]

0
40. In the table below, for each section indicated in the left column, 
remove the term or phrase indicated in the middle column from wherever 
it appears in the section, and add the term or phrase indicated in the 
right column:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
           Section                   Remove                  Add
------------------------------------------------------------------------
3400.1(b)...................  Administrator of      Director of NIFA.
                               CSREES.
3400.2(c)...................  Administrator.......  Director.
3400.2(e)...................  Administrator.......  Director.
3400.2(g)...................  Administrator.......  Director.
3400.2(i)...................  Administrator.......  Director.
3400.4(c)(14)...............  Administrator.......  Director.
3400.4(c)(15)...............  Administrator.......  Director.
3400.5(a)...................  Administrator.......  Director.
3400.5(a)...................  CSREES..............  NIFA.
3400.5(b)...................  Administrator's.....  Director's.
3400.5(b)...................  Administrator.......  Director.
3400.6(a)...................  Administrator.......  Director.
3400.6(b)(1)(i).............  Administrator.......  Director.
3400.6(b)(1)(vi)............  Administrator.......  Director.
3400.7(b)(1)................  Administrator.......  Director.
3400.7(c)...................  Administrator.......  Director.
3400.8......................  CSREES..............  NIFA.
3400.9......................  Administrator.......  Director.
3400.9......................  Administrator's.....  Director's.
3400.10.....................  Administrator.......  Director.
3400.14(b)..................  Administrator.......  Director.
3400.20(a)..................  CSREES..............  NIFA.
3400.20(c)..................  CSREES..............  NIFA.
3400.20(d)..................  CSREES..............  NIFA.
------------------------------------------------------------------------


0
40a. Amend Sec.  3400.2 by revising paragraph (a) to read as follows:


Sec.  3400.2  Definitions.

* * * * *
    (a) Director means the Director of the National Institute of Food 
and Agriculture (NIFA) and any other officer or employee of the 
Department of Agriculture to whom the authority involved may be 
delegated.
* * * * *

PART 3401--RANGELAND RESEARCH GRANTS PROGRAM

0
41. The authority citation for part 3401 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: Section 1470 of the National Agricultural Research, 
Extension and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C. 3316).


Sec. Sec.  3401.1, 3401.2, 3401.6, 3401.7, 3401.8, 3401.9, 3401.10, 
3401.11, 3401.12, 3401.16   [Amended]

0
42. In the table below, for each section indicated in the left column, 
remove the term or phrase indicated in the middle column from wherever 
it appears in the section, and add the term or phrase indicated in the 
right column:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
           Section                   Remove                  Add
------------------------------------------------------------------------
3401.1(a)...................  Administrator of the  Director of the
                               Cooperative State     National Institute
                               Research,             of Food and
                               Education, and        Agriculture (NIFA).
                               Extension Service
                               (CSREES).
3401.2(a)...................  Administrator means   Director means the
                               the Administrator     Director of NIFA.
                               of CSREES.
3401.2(c)...................  Administrator.......  Director.

[[Page 4807]]

 
3401.2(e)...................  Administrator.......  Director.
3401.2(g)...................  Administrator.......  Director.
3401.2(i)...................  Administrator.......  Director.
3401.6(c)(13)(i)............  CSREES..............  NIFA.
3401.6(c)(14)...............  Administrator.......  Director.
3401.6(c)(15)...............  Administrator.......  Director.
3401.6(c)(16)...............  CSREES's............  NIFA's.
3401.6(c)(16)...............  CSREES..............  NIFA.
3401.6(c)(16)...............  Form CSREES-1234....  Form NIFA-1234.
3401.7(a)...................  Administrator.......  Director.
3401.7(a)...................  CSREES..............  NIFA.
3401.7(b)...................  Administrator's.....  Director's.
3401.7(b)...................  Administrator.......  Director.
3401.8(a)...................  Administrator.......  Director.
3401.8(b)(1)(i).............  Administrator.......  Director.
3401.8(b)(1)(vi)............  Administrator.......  Director.
3401.9(b)(1)................  Administrator.......  Director.
3401.9(c)...................  Administrator.......  Director.
3401.10.....................  CSREES..............  NIFA.
3401.11.....................  Administrator.......  Director.
3401.11.....................  Administrator's.....  Director's.
3401.12.....................  Administrator.......  Director.
3401.16(b)..................  Administrator.......  Director.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

PART 3402--FOOD AND AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES NATIONAL NEEDS GRADUATE 
AND POSTGRADUATE FELLOWSHIP GRANTS PROGRAM

0
43. The authority citation for part 3402 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 7 U.S.C. 3316.


Sec. Sec.  3402.1, 3402.3, 3402.6, 3402.7, 3402.10, 3402.11, 3402.12, 
3402.14, 3402.20, 3402.21, 3402.23   [Amended]

0
44. In the table below, for each section indicated in the left column, 
remove the term or phrase indicated in the middle column from wherever 
it appears in the section, and add the term or phrase indicated in the 
right column:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
           Section                   Remove                  Add
------------------------------------------------------------------------
3402.1(a)...................  Cooperative State     National Institute
                               Research,             of Food and
                               Education, and        Agriculture (NIFA).
                               Extension Service
                               (CSREES).
3402.1(a)...................  by CSREES...........  by NIFA.
3402.3......................  CSREES..............  NIFA.
3402.6(a)...................  Each application      Each application
                               must include a        must include a
                               ``Proposal Cover      ``Proposal Cover
                               Page'' (Form CSREES-  Page'' (Form NIFA-
                               2002), ``Project      2002), ``Project
                               Summary'' (Form       Summary'' (Form
                               CSREES-2003),         NIFA-2003),
                               ``Budget'' (Form      ``Budget'' (Form
                               CSREES-2004) and      NIFA-2004) and
                               National              National
                               Environmental         Environmental
                               Policy Act            Policy Act
                               Exclusions Form       Exclusions Form
                               (Form CSREES--2006).  (Form NIFA--2006).
3402.7(a)(4)(i).............  CSREES..............  NIFA.
3402.7(b)...................  CSREES..............  NIFA.
3402.10.....................  CSREES..............  NIFA.
3402.11.....................  Form CSREES-2002....  Form NIFA-2002.
3402.12.....................  Form CSREES-2003....  Form NIFA-2003.
3402.14.....................  Form CSREES-2004....  Form NIFA-2004.
3402.20.....................  CSREES..............  NIFA.
3402.21.....................  CSREES..............  NIFA.
3402.23(a)..................  Form CSREES-2010....  Form NIFA-2010.
3402.23(a)..................  CSREES..............  NIFA.
3402.23(b)..................  CSREES'.............  NIFA's.
3402.23(b)..................  CSREES..............  NIFA.
3402.23(b)..................  http://               http://
                               cris.csrees.usda.go   cris.nifa.usda.gov.
                               v.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

PART 3403--SMALL BUSINESS INNOVATION RESEARCH GRANTS PROGRAM

0
45. The authority citation for part 3403 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 15 U.S.C. 638.


Sec. Sec.  3403.1, 3403.9, 3403.13, 3403.14, 3403.15   [Amended]

0
46. In the table below, for each section indicated in the left column, 
remove the term or phrase indicated in the middle column from wherever 
it appears in the section, and add the term or phrase indicated in the 
right column:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
            Section                     Remove                Add
------------------------------------------------------------------------
3403.1(a).....................  CSREES...............  NIFA.
3403.9........................  CSREES...............  NIFA.

[[Page 4808]]

 
3403.13(a)(11)................  CSREES...............  NIFA.
3403.14(b)(2).................  CSREES...............  NIFA.
3403.14(b)(3).................  CSREES...............  NIFA.
3403.14(b)(4).................  CSREES...............  NIFA.
3403.14(c)....................  CSREES...............  NIFA.
3403.14(e)(1).................  CSREES...............  NIFA.
3403.14(e)(1)(ii)(C)..........  CSREES...............  NIFA.
3403.14(e)(1)(iii)............  CSREES...............  NIFA.
3403.14(e)(1)(iii)............  COOPERATIVE STATE      NATIONAL
                                 RESEARCH, EDUCATION,   INSTITUTE OF
                                 AND EXTENSION          FOOD AND
                                 SERVICE.               AGRICULTURE.
3403.14(e)(2)(iii)(E).........  COOPERATIVE STATE      NATIONAL
                                 RESEARCH, EDUCATION,   INSTITUTE OF
                                 AND EXTENSION          FOOD AND
                                 SERVICE.               AGRICULTURE.
3403.15.......................  CSREES...............  NIFA.
------------------------------------------------------------------------


0
46a. Amend Sec.  3403.2 by:
0
a. Removing the definition of CSREES; and
0
b. Adding a definition of NIFA in alphabetical order to read as 
follows:


Sec.  3403.2  Definitions.

* * * * *
    NIFA means the National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
* * * * *

PART 3404--PUBLIC INFORMATION

0
47. The authority citation for part 3404 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301, 552; 7 CFR part 1, subpart A and 
appendix A thereto.


Sec. Sec.  3404.1, 3404.2, 3404.3, 3404.4, 3404.6  [Amended]

0
48. In the table below, for each section indicated in the left column, 
remove the term or phrase indicated in the middle column from wherever 
it appears in the section, and add the term or phrase indicated in the 
right column:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
           Section                   Remove                  Add
------------------------------------------------------------------------
3404.1......................  Cooperative State     National Institute
                               Research,             of Food and
                               Education, and        Agriculture (NIFA).
                               Extension Service
                               (CSREES).
3404.2......................  CSREES..............  NIFA.
3404.3......................  CSREES..............  NIFA.
3404.3......................  e-mail                or E-mail
                               vherberger@ars.usda   shutchison@ars.usda.gov or               .gov.
                               shutchison@ars.usda.gov.
3404.4(a)...................  CSREES..............  NIFA.
3404.4(b)...................  CSREES..............  NIFA.
3404.4(d)...................  CSREES..............  NIFA.
3404.6......................  Administrator,        Director, NIFA.
                               CSREES.
------------------------------------------------------------------------

PART 3405--HIGHER EDUCATION CHALLENGE GRANTS PROGRAM

0
49. The authority citation for part 3405 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: Sec. 1470, National Agricultural Research, Extension, 
and Teaching Policy Act of 1977, as amended (7 U.S.C. 3316).


Sec. Sec.  3405.1, 3405.2, 3405.4, 3405.5, 3405.11, 3405.12, 3405.16, 
3405.17, 3405.22  [Amended]

0
50. In the table below, for each section indicated in the left column, 
remove the term or phrase indicated in the middle column from wherever 
it appears in the section, and add the term or phrase indicated in the 
right column:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
           Section                   Remove                  Add
------------------------------------------------------------------------
3405.1(a)...................  Administrator of the  Director of the
                               Cooperative State     National Institute
                               Research,             of Food and
                               Education, and        Agriculture (NIFA).
                               Extension Service
                               (CSREES).
3405.1(b)...................  CSREES..............  NIFA.
3405.1(c)(1)................  CSREES..............  NIFA.
3405.1(c)(2)................  Form CSREES-711.....  Form NIFA-711.
3405.1(d)(1)................  CSREES..............  NIFA.
3405.1(d)(2)................  CSREES..............  NIFA.
3405.2(j)...................  CSREES..............  NIFA.
3405.4......................  CSREES..............  NIFA.
3405.5......................  CSREES..............  NIFA.
3405.11(a)(1)...............  Form CSREES-712.....  Form NIFA-712.
3405.11(a)(1)...............  CSREES..............  NIFA.
3405.11(a)(2)...............  Form CSREES-712.....  Form NIFA-712.
3405.11(a)(4)...............  Form CSREES-712.....  Form NIFA-712.
3405.11(a)(5)...............  Form CSREES-712.....  Form NIFA-712.
3405.11(a)(6)...............  Form CSREES-712.....  Form NIFA-712.
3405.11(a)(7)...............  Form CSREES-712.....  Form NIFA-712.
3405.11(d)(1)...............  Form CSREES-712.....  Form NIFA-712.
3405.11(f)..................  Form CSREES-708.....  Form NIFA-708.
3405.11(g)(1)(i)............  Form CSREES-713.....  Form NIFA-713.

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3405.11(g)(2)(i)............  Form CSREES-713.....  Form NIFA-713.
3405.11(g)(2)(ii)...........  Form CSREES-713.....  Form NIFA-713.
3405.11(g)(2)(iv)...........  Form CSREES-713.....  Form NIFA-713.
3405.11(g)(3)...............  Form CSREES-713.....  Form NIFA-713.
3405.11(h)..................  Form CSREES-663.....  Form NIFA-663.
3405.11(i)..................  Form CSREES-712.....  Form NIFA-712.
3405.12.....................  CSREES..............  NIFA.
3405.12.....................  Form CSREES-711.....  Form NIFA-711.
3405.16.....................  CSREES..............  NIFA.
3405.17(d)..................  CSREES..............  NIFA.
3405.22.....................  CSREES..............  NIFA.
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PART 3406--1890 INSTITUTION CAPACITY BUILDING GRANTS PROGRAM

0
51. The authority citation for part 3406 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: Sec. 1470, National Agricultural Research, Extension, 
and Teaching Policy Act of 1977, as amended (7 U.S.C. 3316).


Sec. Sec.  3406.1, 3406.4, 3406.5, 3406.6, 3406.13, 3406.18, 3406.21, 
3406.23, 3406.24, 3406.29  [Amended]

0
52. In the table below, for each section indicated in the left column, 
remove the term or phrase indicated in the middle column from wherever 
it appears in the section, and add the term or phrase indicated in the 
right column:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
           Section                   Remove                  Add
------------------------------------------------------------------------
3406.1(a)...................  Administrator of the  Director of the
                               Cooperative State     National Institute
                               Research,             of Food and
                               Education, and        Agriculture (NIFA).
                               Extension Service
                               (CSREES).
3406.1(b)...................  CSREES..............  NIFA.
3406.1(c)(1)................  CSREES..............  NIFA.
3406.1(c)(2)................  Form CSREES-711.....  Form NIFA-711.
3406.1(d)(1)................  CSREES..............  NIFA.
3406.1(d)(2)................  CSREES..............  NIFA.
3406.4(d)...................  CSREES..............  NIFA.
3406.5......................  CSREES..............  NIFA.
3406.6(b)...................  CSREES..............  NIFA.
3406.13(a)(1)...............  Form CSREES-712.....  Form NIFA-712.
3406.13(a)(1)...............  CSREES..............  NIFA.
3406.13(a)(2)...............  Form CSREES-712.....  Form NIFA-712.
3406.13(a)(4)...............  Form CSREES-712.....  Form NIFA-712.
3406.13(a)(5)...............  Form CSREES-712.....  Form NIFA-712.
3406.13(a)(6)...............  Form CSREES-712.....  Form NIFA-712.
3406.13(a)(7)...............  Form CSREES-712.....  Form NIFA-712.
3406.13(e)(1)(i)............  Form CSREES-712.....  Form NIFA-712.
3406.13(g)..................  Form CSREES-708.....  Form NIFA-708.
3406.13(h)(1)(i)............  Form CSREES-713.....  Form NIFA-713.
3406.13(h)(2)(i)............  Form CSREES-713.....  Form NIFA-713.
3406.13(h)(2)(ii)...........  Form CSREES-713.....  Form NIFA-713.
3406.13(h)(2)(iv)...........  Form CSREES-713.....  Form NIFA-713.
3406.13(h)(3)(i)(C).........  Form CSREES-713.....  Form NIFA-713.
3406.13(i)..................  Form CSREES-663.....  Form NIFA-663.
3406.13(j)..................  Form CSREES-712.....  Form NIFA-712.
3406.18(a)(1)...............  Form CSREES-712.....  Form NIFA-712.
3406.18(a)(1)...............  CSREES..............  NIFA.
3406.18(a)(2)...............  Form CSREES-712.....  Form NIFA-712.
3406.18(a)(4)...............  Form CSREES-712.....  Form NIFA-712.
3406.18(a)(5)...............  Form CSREES-712.....  Form NIFA-712.
3406.18(a)(6)...............  Form CSREES-712.....  Form NIFA-712.
3406.18(a)(7)...............  Form CSREES-712.....  Form NIFA-712.
3406.18(e)(1)(i)............  Form CSREES-712.....  Form NIFA-712.
3406.18(g)..................  Form CSREES-710.....  Form NIFA-710.
3406.18(h)(1)(i)............  Form CSREES-713.....  Form NIFA-713.
3406.18(h)(2)(i)............  Form CSREES-713.....  Form NIFA-713.
3406.18(h)(2)(ii)...........  Form CSREES-713.....  Form NIFA-713.
3406.18(h)(2)(iv)...........  Form CSREES-713.....  Form NIFA-713.
3406.18(h)(3)(i)(C).........  Form CSREES-713.....  Form NIFA-713.
3406.18(i)..................  Form CSREES-663.....  Form NIFA-663.
3406.18(j)..................  Form CSREES-712.....  Form NIFA-712.
3406.18(k)..................  Form CSREES-662.....  Form NIFA-662.
3406.18(k)(1)...............  Form CSREES-712.....  Form NIFA-712.
3406.18(k)(1)...............  Form CSREES-662.....  Form NIFA-662.
3406.18(k)(1)...............  CSREES..............  NIFA.
3406.18(k)(2)...............  CSREES..............  NIFA.
3406.18(k)(2)...............  Form CSREES-712.....  Form NIFA-712.

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3406.18(k)(2)...............  Form CSREES-662.....  Form NIFA-662.
3406.18(k)(3)...............  CSREES..............  NIFA.
3406.18(k)(3)...............  Form CSREES-712.....  Form NIFA-712.
3406.18(k)(3)...............  Form CSREES-662.....  Form NIFA-662.
3406.18(l)..................  Cooperative State     National Institute
                               Research,             of Food and
                               Education, and        Agriculture.
                               Extension Service.
3406.18(l)..................  CSREES..............  NIFA.
3406.18(l)(1)...............  CSREES..............  NIFA.
3406.18(l)(1)...............  Form CSREES-1234....  Form NIFA-1234.
3406.18(l)(2)...............  CSREES..............  NIFA.
3406.21.....................  CSREES..............  NIFA.
3406.21.....................  Form CSREES-711.....  Form NIFA-711.
3406.23.....................  CSREES..............  NIFA.
3406.24(d)..................  CSREES..............  NIFA.
3406.29.....................  CSREES..............  NIFA.
------------------------------------------------------------------------


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52a. Amend Sec.  3406.2 by revising the definition of Eligible 
participant to read as follows:


Sec.  3406.2  Definitions.

* * * * *
    Eligible participant means, for purposes of Sec.  3406.11(b), 
Faculty Preparation and Enhancement for Teaching, and Sec.  3406.11(f), 
Student Recruitment and Retention, an individual who:
    (1) Is a citizen or national of the United States, as defined in 
this section; or
    (2) Is a citizen of the Federated States of Micronesia, the 
Republic of the Marshall Islands, or the Republic of Palau. Where 
eligibility is claimed under paragraph (2) of the definition of 
``citizen or national of the United States'' as specified in this 
section, documentary evidence from the Immigration and Naturalization 
Service as to such eligibility must be made available to NIFA upon 
request.
* * * * *

PART 3407--IMPLEMENTATION OF NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT

0
53. The authority citation for part 3407 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as 
amended, 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.; E.O. 11514, 34 FR 4247, as amended 
by E.O. 11991, 42 FR 26927; E.O. 12144, 44 FR 11957; 5 U.S.C. 301; 
40 CFR parts 1500-1508; and 7 CFR part 1b.


Sec. Sec.  3407.2, 3407.3, 3407.4, 3407.5, 3407.6, 3407.7, 3407.8, 
3407.9, 3407.10, 3407.11  [Amended]

0
54. In the table below, for each section indicated in the left column, 
remove the term or phrase indicated in the middle column from wherever 
it appears in the section, and add the term or phrase indicated in the 
right column:

 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
           Section                   Remove                  Add
------------------------------------------------------------------------
3407.2(a)...................  CSREES..............  NIFA.
3407.3(a)...................  CSREES..............  NIFA.
3407.3(d)...................  CSREES..............  NIFA.
3407.3(e)...................  CSREES..............  NIFA.
3407.3(f)...................  CSREES..............  NIFA.
3407.3(i)...................  CSREES..............  NIFA.
3407.3(k)...................  CSREES..............  NIFA.
3407.4......................  CSREES..............  NIFA.
3407.4(a)...................  Administrator.......  Director.
3407.4(a)...................  Administrator.......  Director.
3407.4(b)...................  Associate             Deputy Directors and
                               Administrators and    Assistant
                               Deputy                Directors.
                               Administrators.
3407.4(b)...................  Associate             Deputy Directors and
                               Administrators and    Assistant
                               Deputy                Directors.
                               Administrators.
3407.4(b)(1)................  CSREES..............  NIFA.
3407.4(c)...................  CSREES..............  NIFA.
3407.4(d)(1)................  CSREES'.............  NIFA's.
3407.5......................  CSREES..............  NIFA.
3407.6(a)...................  CSREES..............  NIFA.
3407.6(a)(2)................  CSREES categorical    NIFA categorical
                               exclusions..          exclusions.
3407.6(a)(2)................  CSREES..............  NIFA.
3407.6(b)...................  CSREES..............  NIFA.
3407.7(a)...................  CSREES..............  NIFA.
3407.8......................  CSREES..............  NIFA.
3407.9......................  CSREES..............  NIFA.
3407.9(c)...................  CSREES..............  NIFA.
3407.10(a)..................  CSREES..............  NIFA.
3407.10(b)..................  CSREES..............  NIFA.
3407.10(c)..................  CSREES..............  NIFA.
3407.11(b)..................  CSREES..............  NIFA.
3407.11(d)..................  CSREES..............  NIFA.
3407.11(e)..................  CSREES..............  NIFA.
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[[Page 4811]]

PART 3411--NATIONAL RESEARCH INITIATIVE COMPETITIVE GRANTS PROGRAM 
[RESERVED]

0
55. Remove and reserve part 3411 as set forth above.

PART 3415--BIOTECHNOLOGY RISK ASSESSMENT RESEARCH GRANTS PROGRAM

0
56. The authority citation for part 3415 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301 and 7 U.S.C. 5921.


Sec. Sec.  3415.1, 3415.2, 3415.4, 3415.5, 3415.6, 3415.7, 3415.8, 
3415.9, 3415.10, 3415.14  [Amended]

0
57. In the table below, for each section indicated in the left column, 
remove the term or phrase indicated in the middle column from wherever 
it appears in the section, and add the term or phrase indicated in the 
right column:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
           Section                   Remove                  Add
------------------------------------------------------------------------
3415.1(a)...................  Administrators of     Director of NIFA and
                               CSREES and ARS.       Administrator of
                                                     ARS.
3415.2(c)...................  Administrator.......  Director or
                                                     Administrator.
3415.2(h) [as redesignated    Administrator.......  Director or
 below].                                             Administrator.
3415.2(k) [as redesignated    Administrator.......  Director or
 below].                                             Administrator.
3415.2(m) [as redesignated    Administrator.......  Director or
 below].                                             Administrator.
3415.4(c)(1)................  Form CSREES-661.....  Form NIFA-661.
3415.4(c)(1)................  Form CSREES-661.....  Form NIFA-661.
3415.4(c)(5)................  Administrator.......  Director or
                                                     Administrator.
3415.4(d)(1)................  Form CSREES-661.....  Form NIFA-661.
3415.4(d)(1)................  Form CSREES-661.....  Form NIFA-661.
3415.4(d)(9)................  Form CSREES-55......  Form NIFA-55.
3415.4(d)(10)(i)............  Form CSREES-662.....  Form NIFA-662.
3415.4(d)(10)(ii)...........  Form CSREES-662.....  Form NIFA-662.
3415.4(d)(10)(iii)..........  Form CSREES-662.....  Form NIFA-662.
3415.4(d)(11)...............  Administrator.......  Director or
                                                     Administrator.
3415.4(d)(11)...............  Form CSREES-663.....  Form NIFA-663.
3415.4(d)(12)...............  Administrator.......  Director or
                                                     Administrator.
3415.5(a)...................  Administrator.......  Director or
                                                     Administrator.
3415.5(a)...................  CSREES..............  NIFA.
3415.5(b)...................  Administrator's.....  Director's or
                                                     Administrator's.
3415.5(b)...................  Administrator.......  Director or
                                                     Administrator.
3415.6(a)...................  CSREES..............  NIFA.
3415.6(a)...................  Administrator.......  Director or
                                                     Administrator.
3415.6(b)(1)(i).............  Administrator.......  Director or
                                                     Administrator.
3415.6(b)(1)(vi)............  Administrator.......  Director or
                                                     Administrator.
3415.6(b)(1)(ix)............  CSREES..............  NIFA.
3415.6(c)(1)................  CSREES..............  NIFA.
3415.6(c)(2)................  CSREES..............  NIFA.
3415.6(c)(3)................  CSREES..............  NIFA.
3415.6(d)...................  CSREES..............  NIFA.
3415.6(d)(1)................  CSREES..............  NIFA.
3415.6(d)(2)................  CSREES..............  NIFA.
3415.7(b)(1)................  CSREES..............  NIFA.
3415.7(b)(2)................  CSREES..............  NIFA.
3415.7(b)(3)................  CSREES..............  NIFA.
3415.7(b)(4)................  CSREES..............  NIFA.
3415.7(c)...................  CSREES..............  NIFA.
3415.7(d)...................  CSREES..............  NIFA.
3415.8......................  CSREES..............  NIFA.
3415.9......................  Administrator.......  Director or
                                                     Administrator.
3415.9......................  Administrator's.....  Director's or
                                                     Administrator's.
3415.10.....................  Administrator.......  Director or
                                                     Administrator.
3415.14(b)..................  Administrator.......  Director or
                                                     Administrator.
3415.14(d)..................  CSREES..............  NIFA.
------------------------------------------------------------------------


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57a. Amend Sec.  3415.2 by:
0
a. Revising paragraph (b);
0
b. Redesignating paragraphs (g) through (n) as paragraphs (h) through 
(o); and
0
c. Adding a new paragraph (g) to read as follows:


Sec.  3415.2  Definitions.

* * * * *
    (b) Administrator means the Administrator of the Agricultural 
Research Service (ARS) and any other officer or employee of the 
Department of Agriculture to whom the authority involved may be 
delegated.
* * * * *
    (g) Director means the Director of the National Institute of Food 
and Agriculture (NIFA) and any other officer or employee of the 
Department of Agriculture to whom the authority involved may be 
delegated.
* * * * *

PART 3430--COMPETITIVE AND NONCOMPETITIVE NON-FORMULA FEDERAL 
ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS--GENERAL AWARD ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS

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58. The authority citation for part 3430 continues to read as follows:


[[Page 4812]]


    Authority: 7 U.S.C. 3316; Pub. L. 106-107 (31 U.S.C. 6101 note).


Sec. Sec.  3430.1, 3430.3, 3430.4, 3430.11, 3430.12, 3430.13, 3430.14, 
3430.15, 3430.16, 3430.17, 3430.18, 3430.19, 3430.20, 3430.31, 3430.32, 
3430.33, 3430.34, 3430.35, 3430.36, 3430.41, 3430.42, 3430.51, 3430.52, 
3430.53, 3430.55, 3430.56, 3430.57, 3430.58, 3430.59, 3430.60, 3430.61, 
3430.62, 3430.63, 3430.201, 3430.204, 3430.604, 3430.607, 3430.608, 
3430.609  [Amended]

0
59. In the table below, for each section indicated in the left column, 
remove the term or phrase indicated in the middle column from wherever 
it appears in the section, and add the term or phrase indicated in the 
right column:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
           Section                   Remove                  Add
------------------------------------------------------------------------
3430.1(a)...................  Cooperative State     National Institute
                               Research,