Withdrawal of Certain Proposed Rules, 47443 [2019-19572]

Download as PDF 47443 Proposed Rules Federal Register Vol. 84, No. 175 Tuesday, September 10, 2019 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of the proposed issuance of rules and regulations. The purpose of these notices is to give interested persons an opportunity to participate in the rule making prior to the adoption of the final rules. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Office of the Secretary 7 CFR Subtitles A and B 9 CFR Chapters I, II, and III Withdrawal of Certain Proposed Rules Office of the Secretary, USDA. ACTION: Notice of withdrawal. AGENCY: The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is announcing that it has withdrawn certain proposed rules that were either published in the Federal Register more than 3 years ago without subsequent action or determined to no longer be candidates for final action. USDA is taking this action to reduce its regulatory backlog and focus its resources on higher priority actions. The Department’s khammond on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: actions are part of an overall regulatory reform strategy to reduce regulatory burden on the public and to ensure that future Unified Agendas of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions provide the public accurate information about rulemakings the Department intends to undertake. DATES: The pending proposed rules are withdrawn on September 10, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Poe, Telephone Number: (202) 720–3323. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background To promote transparency in regulatory planning, the Administration, beginning with the Spring 2017 Unified Agenda, published for the first time an ‘‘inactive’’ list of agency regulatory actions that were under review but not included in the Unified Agenda. Such ‘‘inactive’’ actions allow agencies to take additional time to review a regulatory or deregulatory action and to preserve the regulatory identification number (RIN) and title for possible future use. After further review, and to clean out a backlog of older, obsolete RINs, USDA is taking this action to reduce its regulatory backlog and focus its resources on higher priority actions. The Department’s actions are part of an overall regulatory reform strategy to reduce regulatory burden on the public and to ensure that future Unified Agendas of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions provided the public accurate information about rulemakings the Department intends to undertake. USDA reviewed its pending regulatory actions based on proposed rules that published in the Federal Register more than 3 years ago, and for which no final rule or notice of withdrawal has been issued. The agency identified 5 such regulatory actions for withdrawal. Although not required to do so by the Administrative Procedure Act or by regulations of the Office of the Federal Register, the agency believes the public interest is best served by announcing in the Federal Register that it has withdrawn these 5 items. Therefore, for the reasons set forth above, USDA announces that it has withdrawn the pending regulatory actions related to the following documents, which were published in the Federal Register on the dates indicated in the table below. Agency RIN Title Published action FSIS ....................... 0583–AC46 .... NPRM ............ 8/03/2006 71 FR 43992 APHIS .................... FNS ........................ 0579–AE02 .... 0584–AD88 .... NPRM ............ NPRM ............ 1/2/2015 8/14/2012 80 FR 6 77 FR 48461 FNS ........................ 0584–AE00 .... NPRM ............ 5/10/2016 81 FR 28738 Forest Service ........ 0596–AD20 .... Performance Standards for the Production of Processed Meat and Poultry Products. Livestock Marketing Facilities .................................... Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Farm Bill of 2008 Retailer Sanctions. Emergency Supplemental Nutrition Assistance for Victims of Disasters Procedures. Proposed Directive for Commercial Filming in Wilderness; Special Uses Administration. NPRM ............ 9/4/2014 79 FR 52626 The withdrawal of these proposals identified in this document does not preclude the Department from reinstituting rulemaking concerning the issues addressed in the proposals listed in the chart. Should we decide to undertake such rulemakings in the future, we will re-propose the actions and provide new opportunities for comment. Furthermore, this notice is only intended to address the specific actions identified in this document, and not any other pending proposals that USDA has issued or is considering. The Department notes that withdrawal of a proposal does not necessarily mean that VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:20 Sep 09, 2019 Jkt 247001 Date FR Cite the preamble statement of the proposal no longer reflects the current position of USDA on the matter addressed. You may wish to review the Department’s website (http://www.USDA.gov) for any current guidance on these matter matters. NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION Dated: August 28, 2019. Rebeckah Adcock, Regulatory Reform Officer and Senior Adviser to the Secretary. Requirement To Submit Complete and Accurate Information 10 CFR Parts 30, 40, 50, 52, 60, 61, 63, 70, 71, and 72 [Docket No. PRM–50–107; NRC–2013–0077] [FR Doc. 2019–19572 Filed 9–9–19; 8:45 am] Nuclear Regulatory Commission. BILLING CODE 3410–90–P ACTION: PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4702 AGENCY: Discontinuation of rulemaking activity; denial of petition for rulemaking. Sfmt 4702 E:\FR\FM\10SEP1.SGM 10SEP1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 175 (Tuesday, September 10, 2019)]
[Proposed Rules]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-19572]


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Proposed Rules
                                                Federal Register
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This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of 
the proposed issuance of rules and regulations. The purpose of these 
notices is to give interested persons an opportunity to participate in 
the rule making prior to the adoption of the final rules.

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Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 175 / Tuesday, September 10, 2019 / 
Proposed Rules

[[Page 47443]]



DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Office of the Secretary

7 CFR Subtitles A and B

9 CFR Chapters I, II, and III


Withdrawal of Certain Proposed Rules

AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of withdrawal.

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SUMMARY: The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is 
announcing that it has withdrawn certain proposed rules that were 
either published in the Federal Register more than 3 years ago without 
subsequent action or determined to no longer be candidates for final 
action. USDA is taking this action to reduce its regulatory backlog and 
focus its resources on higher priority actions. The Department's 
actions are part of an overall regulatory reform strategy to reduce 
regulatory burden on the public and to ensure that future Unified 
Agendas of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions provide the public 
accurate information about rulemakings the Department intends to 
undertake.

DATES: The pending proposed rules are withdrawn on September 10, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Poe, Telephone Number: (202) 
720-3323.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    To promote transparency in regulatory planning, the Administration, 
beginning with the Spring 2017 Unified Agenda, published for the first 
time an ``inactive'' list of agency regulatory actions that were under 
review but not included in the Unified Agenda. Such ``inactive'' 
actions allow agencies to take additional time to review a regulatory 
or deregulatory action and to preserve the regulatory identification 
number (RIN) and title for possible future use. After further review, 
and to clean out a backlog of older, obsolete RINs, USDA is taking this 
action to reduce its regulatory backlog and focus its resources on 
higher priority actions. The Department's actions are part of an 
overall regulatory reform strategy to reduce regulatory burden on the 
public and to ensure that future Unified Agendas of Regulatory and 
Deregulatory Actions provided the public accurate information about 
rulemakings the Department intends to undertake.
    USDA reviewed its pending regulatory actions based on proposed 
rules that published in the Federal Register more than 3 years ago, and 
for which no final rule or notice of withdrawal has been issued. The 
agency identified 5 such regulatory actions for withdrawal.
    Although not required to do so by the Administrative Procedure Act 
or by regulations of the Office of the Federal Register, the agency 
believes the public interest is best served by announcing in the 
Federal Register that it has withdrawn these 5 items. Therefore, for 
the reasons set forth above, USDA announces that it has withdrawn the 
pending regulatory actions related to the following documents, which 
were published in the Federal Register on the dates indicated in the 
table below.

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             Agency                         RIN                      Title               Published action           Date                FR Cite
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FSIS...........................  0583-AC46................  Performance Standards   NPRM.....................       8/03/2006  71 FR 43992
                                                             for the Production of
                                                             Processed Meat and
                                                             Poultry Products.
APHIS..........................  0579-AE02................  Livestock Marketing     NPRM.....................        1/2/2015  80 FR 6
                                                             Facilities.
FNS............................  0584-AD88................  Supplemental Nutrition  NPRM.....................       8/14/2012  77 FR 48461
                                                             Assistance Program:
                                                             Farm Bill of 2008
                                                             Retailer Sanctions.
FNS............................  0584-AE00................  Emergency Supplemental  NPRM.....................       5/10/2016  81 FR 28738
                                                             Nutrition Assistance
                                                             for Victims of
                                                             Disasters Procedures.
Forest Service.................  0596-AD20................  Proposed Directive for  NPRM.....................        9/4/2014  79 FR 52626
                                                             Commercial Filming in
                                                             Wilderness; Special
                                                             Uses Administration.
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    The withdrawal of these proposals identified in this document does 
not preclude the Department from reinstituting rulemaking concerning 
the issues addressed in the proposals listed in the chart. Should we 
decide to undertake such rulemakings in the future, we will re-propose 
the actions and provide new opportunities for comment. Furthermore, 
this notice is only intended to address the specific actions identified 
in this document, and not any other pending proposals that USDA has 
issued or is considering. The Department notes that withdrawal of a 
proposal does not necessarily mean that the preamble statement of the 
proposal no longer reflects the current position of USDA on the matter 
addressed. You may wish to review the Department's website (http://www.USDA.gov) for any current guidance on these matter matters.

    Dated: August 28, 2019.
Rebeckah Adcock,
Regulatory Reform Officer and Senior Adviser to the Secretary.
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