Agricultural Conservation Easement Program, 4191-4192 [2020-01066]

Download as PDF 4191 Rules and Regulations Federal Register Vol. 85, No. 16 Friday, January 24, 2020 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. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Agricultural Marketing Service 7 CFR Part 1260 [No. AMS–LP–19–0054] Beef Promotion and Research Rules and Regulations Correction In rule document 2019–28058 beginning on page 825 in the issue of Wednesday, January 8, 2020, make the following correction: § 1260.172 [Corrected] On page 826, table 2, should appear as follows: TABLE 2 TO PARAGRAPH (b)(2)— IMPORTED BEEF AND BEEF PRODUCTS lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with RULES HTS code 0201.10.0510 0201.10.0590 0201.10.1010 0201.10.1090 0201.10.5010 0201.10.5090 0201.20.0200 0201.20.0400 0201.20.0600 0201.20.1000 0201.20.3000 0201.20.5015 0201.20.5025 0201.20.5035 0201.20.5045 0201.20.5055 0201.20.5065 0201.20.5075 0201.20.5085 0201.20.8090 0201.30.0200 0201.30.0400 0201.30.0600 0201.30.1000 0201.30.3000 0201.30.5015 0201.30.5025 0201.30.5035 0201.30.5045 0201.30.5055 VerDate Sep<11>2014 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ 15:58 Jan 23, 2020 Assessment rate per kg .01431558 .00379102 .01431558 .00379102 .01431558 .00511787 .00530743 .00511787 .00379102 .00530743 .00511787 .01431558 .00379102 .00379102 .00379102 .00379102 .00379102 .00379102 .00379102 .00379102 .00530743 .00511787 .00379102 .00530743 .00511787 .02090075 .00511787 .00511787 .00511787 .00511787 Jkt 250001 TABLE 2 TO PARAGRAPH (b)(2)—IMDEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE PORTED BEEF AND BEEF PRODCommodity Credit Corporation UCTS—Continued Assessment rate per kg HTS code 0201.30.5065 0201.30.5075 0201.30.5085 0201.30.8090 0202.10.0510 0202.10.0590 0202.10.1010 0202.10.1090 0202.10.5010 0202.10.5090 0202.20.0200 0202.20.0400 0202.20.0600 0202.20.1000 0202.20.3000 0202.20.5025 0202.20.5035 0202.20.5045 0202.20.5055 0202.20.5065 0202.20.5075 0202.20.5085 0202.20.8000 0202.30.0200 0202.30.0400 0202.30.0600 0202.30.1000 0202.30.3000 0202.30.5015 0202.30.5025 0202.30.5035 0202.30.5045 0202.30.5055 0202.30.5065 0202.30.5075 0202.30.5085 0202.30.8000 0206.10.0000 0206.21.0000 0206.22.0000 0206.29.0000 0210.20.0000 1601.00.4010 1601.00.4090 1601.00.6020 1602.50.0500 1602.50.0720 1602.50.0740 1602.50.0800 1602.50.2120 1602.50.2140 1602.50.6000 ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ ........................ .00511787 .00511787 .00511787 .00511787 .01431558 .00379102 .01431558 .00370102 .01431558 .00379102 .00530743 .00511787 .00379102 .00530743 .00511787 .00379102 .00379102 .00379102 .00379102 .00379102 .00379102 .00379102 .00379102 .00530743 .00511787 .00527837 .00530743 .00511787 .02090075 .00511787 .00511787 .00511787 .00511787 .00511787 .00511787 .00511787 .00379102 .00379102 .00379102 .00379102 .00379102 .00615701 .00473877 .00473877 .00473877 .00771610 .00663428 .00663428 .00663428 .00701388 .00701388 .00720293 [FR Doc. C1–2019–28058 Filed 1–23–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 1301–00–D PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 7 CFR Part 1468 [Docket ID NRCS–2019–0006] RIN 0578–AA66 Agricultural Conservation Easement Program Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). ACTION: Interim rule; correction and extension of comment period. AGENCY: On January 6, 2020, CCC and NRCS published an interim rule in the Federal Register that made changes to the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP) regulations. This correction is being published to address minor errors in the preamble portion of the ACEP interim rule published on January 6, 2020. There are no changes to the ACEP regulations as published on January 6, 2020. CCC and NRCS are also extending the comment period and asking for public input on additional specific questions. DATES: Effective: January 24, 2020. Comments Date: The comment period for the Interim rule published January 6, 2020, at 85 FR 558, is extended. We will consider comments that we receive by March 20, 2020. ADDRESSES: We invite you to submit comments on the ACEP interim rule as amended by this correction, the EA, and FONSI. In your comment, please specify RIN 0578–AA66 and include the date, volume, and page number of this issue of the Federal Register, and the title of the rule. You may submit comments through the: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRCS–2019–0006. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. All written comments received will be publicly available on www.regulations.gov. A copy of the related Environmental Analysis (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) may be obtained at https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/ wps/portal/nrcs/detailfull/national/ programs/farmbill/ ?cid=stelprdb1263599. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\24JAR1.SGM 24JAR1 4192 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 16 / Friday, January 24, 2020 / Rules and Regulations A hard copy may also be requested in one of the following ways: • Via mail: karen.fullen@usda.gov with ‘‘Request for EA’’ in the subject line; or • A written request: Karen Fullen, Environmental Compliance Specialist, Natural Resources Conservation Service, 9173 W Barnes Dr., Suite C, Boise, ID 83709. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeffrey White, 202–720–1882; email: Jeffrey.White2@usda.gov. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication should contact the USDA Target Center at (202) 720–2600 (voice). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The ACEP interim rule was published in the Federal Register on January 6, 2020, (85 FR 558–590) to make changes to the ACEP policies and procedures in the ACEP regulations in 7 CFR part 1468. This correction is being published to address minor errors in the preamble portion of the ACEP interim rule. There are no changes to the ACEP regulations as published on January 6, 2020. The Docket ID provided in the ADDRESSES section in the interim rule was incorrect as it should have matched the number provided in the document heading. The correct Docket ID is NRCS–2019–0006 and is correct throughout this document. Additionally, in the ACEP wetland reserve easements (ACEP–WRE) KeyChanges preamble section on ACEP– WRE Wetland Restoration, on page 564 of the January 6, 2020, interim rule, the definition of ‘‘wetland restoration’’ from the previous ACEP regulation had been included for reference. NRCS recognizes that including the former definition may cause confusion. The interim rule revised the definition, and the new definition for the term ‘‘wetland restoration’’ can be found in § 1468.3 as revised. lotter on DSKBCFDHB2PROD with RULES Request for Public Input At the time the interim rule was published, NRCS intended to request comment with respect to two additional matters. In the discussion of § 1468.20(d) under the preamble heading ‘‘Summary of Changes to Subpart B, Agricultural Land Easements (ACEP–ALE)’’, on page 565 of the interim rule, NRCS discussed the criteria by which land can be determined eligible and explains the reasons why land enrolled in ACEP– ALE cannot include forest land greater than two-thirds of the ACEP–ALE easement area. NRCS is requesting public comment about whether other NRCS conservation programs with an VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:58 Jan 23, 2020 Jkt 250001 easement component, such as the Healthy Forest Reserve Program or the Regional Conservation Partnership Program, should be used to assist in the protection of agricultural lands on which nonindustrial private forest is the predominate use at levels beyond the scope of ACEP–ALE. Additionally, NRCS requests public comment on recommendations to streamline access to ACEP and input on new or existing ranking criteria that would assist NRCS in selecting projects that best further ACEP purposes. Specifically, NRCS is considering whether there is anything that would fit under the language ‘other related conservation benefits’ identified in § 1468.22(c)(3)(iv) that would not fit within the other criteria listed in § 1468.22(c)(3), in consideration of whether the criteria of ‘other related conservation benefits’ should be kept (see page 580 of the interim rule). All comments received on or before the closing date for comments, March 20, 2020, will be considered. NRCS will review and respond to the public comments in the ACEP final rule. The comment period for the ACEP interim rule was initially scheduled to close on March 6, 2020. This correction extends the comment period, which will now close on March 20, 2020. The public comment period for the EA and FONSI has also been extended until March 20, 2020. In addition, the URL in the January 6, 2020, interim rule for the EA and FONSI was in error. There have been no changes to either the EA or FONSI, the correction is that the URL was not going to the web page that contains the EA and FONSI. A copy of the EA and FONSI may be obtained at https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/ nrcs/detailfull/national/programs/ farmbill/?cid=stelprdb1263599. Kevin Norton, Associate Chief, Natural Resources Conservation Service. Robert Stephenson, Executive Vice President, Commodity Credit Corporation. [FR Doc. 2020–01066 Filed 1–22–20; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE 3410–16–P PO 00000 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 9 CFR Parts 71, 75, 80, and 93 [Docket No. APHIS–2016–0054] RIN 0579–AE46 Approval of Laboratories To Conduct Official Testing; Consolidation of Regulations Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: We are consolidating the regulations governing diagnostic laboratory approval authorities for select animal diseases into a single regulation and establishing a set of standard procedures that we will use to conduct future diagnostic laboratory approvals. These consolidated regulations will provide for consistent inspection protocols, proficiency testing methods, quality system guidelines, and definitions and will facilitate the approval of additional laboratories in emergency situations. The consolidated regulations will serve to simplify regulatory oversight and compliance. DATES: February 24, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Randall L. Levings, Scientific Advisor, Diagnostics and Biologics, VS, APHIS, 1920 Dayton Ave., Ames, IA 50010– 9602; (515) 337–7601. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Background The regulations in 9 CFR subchapters B, C, and D pertain to the cooperative control and eradication of livestock or poultry diseases (subchapter B), the interstate transportation of animals (including poultry) and animal products (subchapter C), and the exportation and importation of animals (including poultry) and animal products (subchapter D). In a proposed rule 1 published in the Federal Register on May 30, 2019 (84 FR 25013–25018, Docket No. APHIS– 2016–0054), we proposed to consolidate the regulations governing diagnostic laboratory approval authorities for animal diseases covered by 9 CFR subchapters B through D into a single regulation and establish a set of standard procedures that we would use to conduct future diagnostic laboratory 1 To view the proposed rule, supporting documents, and the comments we received, go to https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=APHIS2016-0054. Frm 00002 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 E:\FR\FM\24JAR1.SGM 24JAR1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 16 (Friday, January 24, 2020)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 4191-4192]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-01066]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Commodity Credit Corporation

7 CFR Part 1468

[Docket ID NRCS-2019-0006]
RIN 0578-AA66


Agricultural Conservation Easement Program

AGENCY: Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the Commodity 
Credit Corporation (CCC), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

ACTION: Interim rule; correction and extension of comment period.

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SUMMARY: On January 6, 2020, CCC and NRCS published an interim rule in 
the Federal Register that made changes to the Agricultural Conservation 
Easement Program (ACEP) regulations. This correction is being published 
to address minor errors in the preamble portion of the ACEP interim 
rule published on January 6, 2020. There are no changes to the ACEP 
regulations as published on January 6, 2020. CCC and NRCS are also 
extending the comment period and asking for public input on additional 
specific questions.

DATES: Effective: January 24, 2020.
    Comments Date: The comment period for the Interim rule published 
January 6, 2020, at 85 FR 558, is extended. We will consider comments 
that we receive by March 20, 2020.

ADDRESSES: We invite you to submit comments on the ACEP interim rule as 
amended by this correction, the EA, and FONSI. In your comment, please 
specify RIN 0578-AA66 and include the date, volume, and page number of 
this issue of the Federal Register, and the title of the rule. You may 
submit comments through the:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov and search for Docket ID NRCS-2019-0006. Follow the 
online instructions for submitting comments.
    All written comments received will be publicly available on 
www.regulations.gov.
    A copy of the related Environmental Analysis (EA) and Finding of No 
Significant Impact (FONSI) may be obtained at https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detailfull/national/programs/farmbill/?cid=stelprdb1263599.

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    A hard copy may also be requested in one of the following ways:
     Via mail: [email protected] with ``Request for EA'' in 
the subject line; or
     A written request: Karen Fullen, Environmental Compliance 
Specialist, Natural Resources Conservation Service, 9173 W Barnes Dr., 
Suite C, Boise, ID 83709.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeffrey White, 202-720-1882; email: 
[email protected]. Persons with disabilities who require 
alternative means for communication should contact the USDA Target 
Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The ACEP interim rule was published in the 
Federal Register on January 6, 2020, (85 FR 558-590) to make changes to 
the ACEP policies and procedures in the ACEP regulations in 7 CFR part 
1468. This correction is being published to address minor errors in the 
preamble portion of the ACEP interim rule. There are no changes to the 
ACEP regulations as published on January 6, 2020.
    The Docket ID provided in the ADDRESSES section in the interim rule 
was incorrect as it should have matched the number provided in the 
document heading. The correct Docket ID is NRCS-2019-0006 and is 
correct throughout this document.
    Additionally, in the ACEP wetland reserve easements (ACEP-WRE) Key-
Changes preamble section on ACEP-WRE Wetland Restoration, on page 564 
of the January 6, 2020, interim rule, the definition of ``wetland 
restoration'' from the previous ACEP regulation had been included for 
reference. NRCS recognizes that including the former definition may 
cause confusion. The interim rule revised the definition, and the new 
definition for the term ``wetland restoration'' can be found in Sec.  
1468.3 as revised.

Request for Public Input

    At the time the interim rule was published, NRCS intended to 
request comment with respect to two additional matters.
    In the discussion of Sec.  1468.20(d) under the preamble heading 
``Summary of Changes to Subpart B, Agricultural Land Easements (ACEP-
ALE)'', on page 565 of the interim rule, NRCS discussed the criteria by 
which land can be determined eligible and explains the reasons why land 
enrolled in ACEP-ALE cannot include forest land greater than two-thirds 
of the ACEP-ALE easement area. NRCS is requesting public comment about 
whether other NRCS conservation programs with an easement component, 
such as the Healthy Forest Reserve Program or the Regional Conservation 
Partnership Program, should be used to assist in the protection of 
agricultural lands on which nonindustrial private forest is the 
predominate use at levels beyond the scope of ACEP-ALE.
    Additionally, NRCS requests public comment on recommendations to 
streamline access to ACEP and input on new or existing ranking criteria 
that would assist NRCS in selecting projects that best further ACEP 
purposes. Specifically, NRCS is considering whether there is anything 
that would fit under the language `other related conservation benefits' 
identified in Sec.  1468.22(c)(3)(iv) that would not fit within the 
other criteria listed in Sec.  1468.22(c)(3), in consideration of 
whether the criteria of `other related conservation benefits' should be 
kept (see page 580 of the interim rule). All comments received on or 
before the closing date for comments, March 20, 2020, will be 
considered. NRCS will review and respond to the public comments in the 
ACEP final rule.
    The comment period for the ACEP interim rule was initially 
scheduled to close on March 6, 2020. This correction extends the 
comment period, which will now close on March 20, 2020. The public 
comment period for the EA and FONSI has also been extended until March 
20, 2020. In addition, the URL in the January 6, 2020, interim rule for 
the EA and FONSI was in error. There have been no changes to either the 
EA or FONSI, the correction is that the URL was not going to the web 
page that contains the EA and FONSI. A copy of the EA and FONSI may be 
obtained at https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detailfull/national/programs/farmbill/?cid=stelprdb1263599.

Kevin Norton,
Associate Chief, Natural Resources Conservation Service.
Robert Stephenson,
Executive Vice President, Commodity Credit Corporation.
[FR Doc. 2020-01066 Filed 1-22-20; 4:15 pm]
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