Margin Protection Program for Dairy and Dairy Product Donation Program, 64503 [2014-25422]

Download as PDF 64503 Rules and Regulations Federal Register Vol. 79, No. 210 Thursday, October 30, 2014 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains regulatory documents having general applicability and legal effect, most of which are keyed to and codified in the Code of Federal Regulations, which is published under 50 titles pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 1510. The Code of Federal Regulations is sold by the Superintendent of Documents. Prices of new books are listed in the first FEDERAL REGISTER issue of each week. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Commodity Credit Corporation 7 CFR Part 1430 RIN 0560–AI23 Margin Protection Program for Dairy and Dairy Product Donation Program USDA, STOP 0512, 1400 Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20250–0512. All written comments will be available for inspection online at www.regulations.gov and at the mail address above during business hours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. A copy of this extension and the published final rule are available through the FSA home page at http://www.fsa.usda.gov/. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For MPP-Dairy: Danielle Cooke; telephone: (202) 720–1919. For DPDP purchases: Christine Gouger, telephone: (816) 926– 3379. For DPDP donations: Anne Fiala, telephone: (703) 305–2662. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication (Braille, large print, audio tape, etc.) should contact the USDA Target Center at (202) 720– 2600 (voice). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Commodity Credit Corporation and Farm Service Agency, USDA. ACTION: Final rule; reopening of comment period. Background The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) and the Farm Service Agency (FSA) published a final rule on August 29, 2014, implementing regulations for the Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy) and the Dairy Product Donation Program (DPDP) as authorized in subtitle D of the Agricultural Act of 2014 (the 2014 Farm Bill). We are extending the comment period for the final rule to give the public more time to provide input and recommendations on the final rule. The original 60-day comment period, which will close on October 28, 2014, is being extended by 45 days from the date of publication of this document. DATES: The comment period for the final rule published August 29, 2014 (79 FR 51453), and effective August 29, 2014, is reopened. We will consider comments that we receive by December 15, 2014. ADDRESSES: We invite you to submit comments on the final rule. In your comment, please specify RIN 0560– AI23, August 29, 2014, and 79 FR 51453–51470. You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments; or • Mail, Hand Delivery, or Courier Danielle Cooke, Special Programs Manager, Price Support Division, FSA, On August 29, 2014, CCC and FSA published a final rule titled ‘‘Margin Protection Program for Dairy and Dairy Product Donation Program.’’ The final rule implemented MPP-Dairy and DPDP as authorized in the 2014 Farm Bill (Pub. L. 113–79). FSA will operate both programs using CCC funds. MPP-Dairy provides dairy producers with risk management coverage that will pay producers when the difference between the price of milk and the cost of feed (the margin) falls below a certain level. Under the related DPDP, which is a complimentary program designed to support producer margins by increasing the price of milk, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will buy dairy products when the margin falls below a certain level, and the USDA Food and Nutrition Service will assist in the distribution of these products to individuals in low-income groups through public and private non-profit organizations. The final rule requested comments on the topics of intergenerational transfers for MPP-Dairy and cost effective purchases for DPDP. FSA received a comment requesting an extension of the comment period. We have determined that providing an extension of the original comment period will give the public more time to provide input and to make recommendations on the final rule. 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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.

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Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 210 / Thursday, October 30, 2014 / 
Rules and Regulations

[[Page 64503]]



DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Commodity Credit Corporation

7 CFR Part 1430

RIN 0560-AI23


Margin Protection Program for Dairy and Dairy Product Donation 
Program

AGENCY: Commodity Credit Corporation and Farm Service Agency, USDA.

ACTION: Final rule; reopening of comment period.

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SUMMARY: The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) and the Farm Service 
Agency (FSA) published a final rule on August 29, 2014, implementing 
regulations for the Margin Protection Program for Dairy (MPP-Dairy) and 
the Dairy Product Donation Program (DPDP) as authorized in subtitle D 
of the Agricultural Act of 2014 (the 2014 Farm Bill). We are extending 
the comment period for the final rule to give the public more time to 
provide input and recommendations on the final rule. The original 60-
day comment period, which will close on October 28, 2014, is being 
extended by 45 days from the date of publication of this document.

DATES: The comment period for the final rule published August 29, 2014 
(79 FR 51453), and effective August 29, 2014, is reopened. We will 
consider comments that we receive by December 15, 2014.

ADDRESSES: We invite you to submit comments on the final rule. In your 
comment, please specify RIN 0560-AI23, August 29, 2014, and 79 FR 
51453-51470. You may submit comments by any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting 
comments; or
     Mail, Hand Delivery, or Courier Danielle Cooke, Special 
Programs Manager, Price Support Division, FSA, USDA, STOP 0512, 1400 
Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20250-0512.
    All written comments will be available for inspection online at 
www.regulations.gov and at the mail address above during business hours 
from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. A copy 
of this extension and the published final rule are available through 
the FSA home page at http://www.fsa.usda.gov/.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For MPP-Dairy: Danielle Cooke; 
telephone: (202) 720-1919. For DPDP purchases: Christine Gouger, 
telephone: (816) 926-3379. For DPDP donations: Anne Fiala, telephone: 
(703) 305-2662. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means 
for communication (Braille, large print, audio tape, etc.) should 
contact the USDA Target Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    On August 29, 2014, CCC and FSA published a final rule titled 
``Margin Protection Program for Dairy and Dairy Product Donation 
Program.'' The final rule implemented MPP-Dairy and DPDP as authorized 
in the 2014 Farm Bill (Pub. L. 113-79). FSA will operate both programs 
using CCC funds.
    MPP-Dairy provides dairy producers with risk management coverage 
that will pay producers when the difference between the price of milk 
and the cost of feed (the margin) falls below a certain level. Under 
the related DPDP, which is a complimentary program designed to support 
producer margins by increasing the price of milk, the U.S. Department 
of Agriculture (USDA) will buy dairy products when the margin falls 
below a certain level, and the USDA Food and Nutrition Service will 
assist in the distribution of these products to individuals in low-
income groups through public and private non-profit organizations.
    The final rule requested comments on the topics of 
intergenerational transfers for MPP-Dairy and cost effective purchases 
for DPDP. FSA received a comment requesting an extension of the comment 
period. We have determined that providing an extension of the original 
comment period will give the public more time to provide input and to 
make recommendations on the final rule. With this extension, the public 
may submit comments through December 15, 2014.

    Signed on October 17, 2014.
Val Dolcini,
Executive Vice President, Commodity Credit Corporation, and 
Administrator, Farm Service Agency.
[FR Doc. 2014-25422 Filed 10-29-14; 8:45 am]
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