Commodity Credit Corporation January 2009 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Chesapeake Bay Watershed Initiative
Document Number: E9-1168
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-22
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) announces the availability of an additional $23 million of technical and financial assistance funds in fiscal year (FY) 2009 through the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Initiative to agricultural producers in eligible states. These states are: Delaware, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. The Chesapeake Bay Watershed Initiative funds are available to help producers implement natural resources conservation practices on agricultural lands in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.
Grassland Reserve Program
Document Number: E9-1075
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-01-21
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
The Grasslands Reserve Program (GRP) assists landowners and operators in protecting grazing uses and other related conservation values by restoring and conserving eligible grassland and certain other lands through rental contracts and easements. This interim final rule sets forth how USDA, using the funds, facilities, and authorities of the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC), will implement GRP in response to the changes made to the program by section 2403 of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008. In addition, this interim final rule incorporates other changes to the regulation for clarification or program administrative improvement.
Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program
Document Number: E9-829
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-01-16
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
The Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (the 2008 Act) amended the Farmland Protection Program (FPP), established by the Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act of 1996, and reauthorized by the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002. In the implementing rulemaking, the program was named the Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program (FRPP) to describe best the types of land the program seeks to protect. Under the FRPP, the Secretary of Agriculture, acting through the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), is authorized, on behalf of the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) and under its authorities, to facilitate and provide funding for the purchase of conservation easements or other interests in land for the purpose of protecting the agricultural use and related conservation values by limiting nonagricultural uses of the land. This rulemaking implements changes to FRPP made by the 2008 Act and makes administrative improvement to the program.
Wetlands Reserve Program
Document Number: E9-735
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-01-15
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
The Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP) assists owners of eligible land in restoring and protecting wetlands. This interim final rule sets forth how the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), using the funds, facilities, and authorities of the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC), will implement WRP in response to changes made to the program by the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008. In addition, this interim final rule incorporates other changes to the regulation for clarification or program administration improvement.
Environmental Quality Incentives Program
Document Number: E9-530
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-01-15
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
This interim final rule with request for comment amends the existing Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) regulations to incorporate programmatic changes as authorized by amendments in the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (2008 Act).
Agricultural Water Enhancement Program
Document Number: E9-504
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-14
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
Section 2510 of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (2008 Act) established the Agricultural Water Enhancement Program (AWEP) by amending section 1240I of the Food Security Act of 1985. The Secretary of Agriculture delegated the authority for AWEP to the Chief of the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), who is a vice president of the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC). NRCS is an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Up to $58.4 million in AWEP financial assistance is expected to be available in fiscal year 2009 for NRCS to enter into contracts with producers. The purpose of this notice is to inform agricultural producers of the availability of AWEP funds and to solicit proposals from potential partners who seek to enter into partnership agreements with the Chief to promote the conservation of ground and surface water and the improvement of water quality.
Notice of Funds Availability; Inviting Applications for the Emerging Markets Program; Correction
Document Number: E8-31469
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-07
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
The Foreign Agricultural Service published a document in the Federal Register of December 18, 2008, concerning funds availability and inviting applications for the Emerging Markets Program. The document contained incorrect dates.