Commodity Credit Corporation 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Report of Acreage, Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program
Document Number: 2011-29290
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-14
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation, Farm Service Agency
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) and the Farm Service Agency (FSA) are seeking comments from all interested individuals and organizations on an extension of a currently approved information collection associated with the report of acreage for the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP). This information collection is needed to administer the program.
Draft Environmental Assessment; Giant Miscanthus in REPREVE Renewables, LLC Project Areas Under the Biomass Crop Assistance Program
Document Number: 2011-27339
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-21
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
This notice announces the availability of a Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for the proposed establishment and production of giant miscanthus (Miscanthus X giganteus) as a dedicated energy crop to be grown in the REPREVE Renewables, LLC (project sponsor) proposed project areas in Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina as part of the Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP). This notice provides a means for the public to voice any concerns they may have about the proposed BCAP project areas.
Sugar Program; Feedstock Flexibility Program for Bioenergy Producers
Document Number: 2011-26974
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-10-19
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) proposes regulations with respect to general sugar inventory disposition and the establishment of a new Feedstock Flexibility Program (FFP) that requires the Secretary to purchase sugar to produce bioenergy as a means to avoid forfeitures of sugar loan collateral under the sugar loan program. These regulations are as required by the Food Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (the 2002 Farm Bill), as amended by the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (the 2008 Farm Bill).
Domestic Sugar Program-2011-Crop Cane Sugar and Beet Sugar Marketing Allotments and Company Allocations
Document Number: 2011-25945
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-07
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) is issuing this notice to publish the fiscal year (FY) 2012 State sugar marketing allotments and company allocations to sugarcane and sugar beet processors, which apply to all domestic sugar marketed for human consumption in the United States from October 1, 2011, through September 30, 2012. Although CCC already has announced most of the information in this notice through a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) news release, CCC is required to publish the determinations establishing, adjusting, or suspending sugar marketing allotments in the Federal Register.
CCC Export Credit Guarantee (GSM-102) Program
Document Number: 2011-23962
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-09-19
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) published a proposed rule on July 27, 2011 (76 FR 44836-44855), revising and amending the regulations that administer the Export Credit Guarantee (GSM-102) Program. Changes in this proposed rule incorporate program operational changes and information from press releases and notices to participants that have been implemented since the publication of the current rule, and include other administrative revisions to enhance clarity and program integrity. CCC is extending the comment period for the proposed rule to give the public more time to provide input and recommendations on the proposed rule. The original comment period would have closed on September 26, 2011; CCC is extending the comment period for 30 additional days. With this extension, the public may submit comments through October 26, 2011.
Biomass Crop Assistance Program; Corrections
Document Number: 2011-23596
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-09-15
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) is amending the Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP) regulation to provide specifically for prioritizing limited program funds in favor of the ``project area'' portion of BCAP. CCC is also correcting errors in the regulation.
CCC Export Credit Guarantee (GSM-102) Program
Document Number: 2011-18403
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-07-27
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
This proposed rule would revise and amend the regulations that administer the Export Credit Guarantee (GSM-102) Program. Changes in this proposed rule incorporate program operational changes and information from press releases and notices to participants that have been implemented since the publication of the current rule, and include other administrative revisions to enhance clarity and program integrity. These changes should increase program availability to all participants and enhance access and encourage sales for smaller U.S. exporters. The proposed rule would eliminate provisions for the Intermediate Export Credit Guarantee (GSM-103) Program, consistent with the repeal of authority to operate this program in the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (2008 Act).
Final Environmental Assessment and Mitigated Finding of No Significant Impact; Giant Miscanthus in Arkansas, Missouri, Ohio, and Pennsylvania
Document Number: 2011-13094
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-26
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation, Farm Service Agency
This notice announces the final environmental assessment (EA) that includes a mitigated finding of no significant impact (FONSI) for the proposed establishment and production of giant miscanthus (Miscanthus X giganteus) as a dedicated energy crop to be grown in the Aloterra Energy and MFA Oil Biomass Company (project sponsors) proposed project areas in Arkansas, Missouri, Ohio, and Pennsylvania as part of the Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP). Based on comments received on the draft and in consultation with NRCS and ARS, FSA developed and included a finalized mitigation and monitoring plan as a part of the final EA.
Notice of Funds Availability: Inviting Applications for Market Access Program, Foreign Market Development Cooperator Program, Emerging Markets Program, Technical Assistance for Specialty Crops Program, and Quality Samples Program; Extension of Application Due Date
Document Number: 2011-11703
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-12
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) published five notices in the Federal Register on April 15, 2011, inviting proposals for the Market Access Program (MAP), Foreign Market Development Cooperator Program (FMD), Emerging Markets Program (EMP), Technical Assistance for Specialty Crops Program (TASC), and Quality Samples Program (QSP). The notices stated that eligible applicants for these programs could submit proposals through May 16, 2011. CCC was unaware at that time that electrical construction issues at the U.S. Department of Agriculture would prevent the Internet-based application from operating for several days during the application period. Thus, this unforeseen situation results in less than the desired 30-day application period. Consequently by this notice, CCC is extending the application period due date for all of these programs to May 20, 2011.
Notice of Funds Availability: Inviting Applications for the Technical Assistance for Specialty Crops Program
Document Number: 2011-9219
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-15
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) announces that it is inviting proposals for the 2012 Technical Assistance for Specialty Crops (TASC) program. The intended effect of this notice is to solicit applications from the private sector and from government agencies for FY 2012 and to award funds in October 2011. The TASC program is administered by personnel of the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS).
Notice of Funds Availability: Inviting Applications for the Market Access Program
Document Number: 2011-9217
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-15
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) announces that it is inviting proposals for the 2012 Market Access Program (MAP). The intended effect of this notice is to solicit applications from eligible applicants and to award funds in October 2011. The MAP is administered by personnel of the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS).
Notice of Funds Availability: Inviting Applications for the Emerging Markets Program
Document Number: 2011-9216
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-15
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) announces that it is inviting proposals for the 2012 Emerging Markets Program (EMP). The intended effect of this notice is to solicit applications from the private sector and from government agencies for FY 2012 and to award funds in October 2011. The EMP is administered by personnel of the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS).
Notice of Funds Availability: Inviting Applications for the Foreign Market Development Cooperator Program
Document Number: 2011-9214
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-15
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) announces that it is inviting proposals for the 2012 Foreign Market Development Cooperator (Cooperator) program. The intended effect of this notice is to solicit applications from eligible applicants for 2012 and to award funds in October 2011. The Cooperator program is administered by personnel of the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS).
Notice of Funds Availability; Inviting Applications for the Quality Samples Program
Document Number: 2011-9213
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-15
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) announces it is inviting proposals for the 2012 Quality Samples Program (QSP). The intended effect of this notice is to solicit applications from eligible applicants and to award funds in October 2011. QSP is administered by personnel of the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS).
Draft Environmental Assessment; Giant Miscanthus in Arkansas, Missouri, Ohio, and Pennsylvania
Document Number: 2011-8421
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-08
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
This notice announces the availability of a draft environmental assessment (EA) for the proposed establishment and production of giant miscanthus (Miscanthus X giganteus) as a dedicated energy crop to be grown in the Aloterra Energy and MFA Oil Biomass Company (project sponsors) proposed project areas in Arkansas, Missouri, Ohio, and Pennsylvania as part of the Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP). This notice provides a means for the public to submit comments to voice concerns about the proposed BCAP project areas.
Tobacco Transition Payment Program; Cigar and Cigarette Per Unit Assessments; Correction
Document Number: 2011-8403
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-04-08
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
This document contains a correction to the Request for Comments titled ``Tobacco Transition Payment Program; Cigar and Cigarette Per Unit Assessments,'' which was published March 22, 2011. The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) is correcting an inaccurate statement about the possible consequences of an alternative assessment methodology.
Conservation Program Recipient Reporting
Document Number: 2011-8368
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-04-08
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation, Natural Resources Conservation Service
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued regulatory guidance to agencies to establish requirements for Federal financial assistance applicants, recipients, and sub-recipients that are necessary for the implementation of the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 (the Transparency Act). OMB's regulations require agencies that make awards of Federal financial assistance subject to the Transparency Act to include the requirements identified in each regulation that has application or plan due dates after October 1, 2010. The Watershed Operations and Flood Prevention Program, Emergency Watersheds Protection Program, Healthy Forests Reserve Program, Agricultural Management Assistance Program, and the Conservation Stewardship Program have application or plan due dates after October 1, 2010, and therefore, the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is incorporating the Transparency Act's recipient registration and reporting requirements into these programs' regulations. These changes, the terms of which are not subject to agency discretion, are mandatory.
Tobacco Transition Payment Program; Cigar and Cigarette Per Unit Assessments
Document Number: 2011-6668
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-03-22
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) is requesting comments about the calculation of assessments to fund the Tobacco Transition Payment Program (TTPP). Currently the cigar portion of the assessment uses a per unit calculation that treats all cigars, large and small, the same. That policy is under review as the result of a court decision. This review could also affect cigarettes, which are subject to similar provisions.
Information Collection; Representation for CCC and FSA Loans Authorization To File a Financing Statement
Document Number: 2011-6150
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-16
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation, Farm Service Agency
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) and the Farm Service Agency (FSA) is seeking comments from all interested individuals and organizations on an extension of a currently approved information collection associated with form CCC-10, entitled ``Representations for Commodity Credit Corporation or Farm Service Agency Loans and Authorization To File A Financing Statement and Related document,'' which is used to support the CCC and FSA Farm Loan Programs (FLPs).
Asparagus Revenue Market Loss Assistance Payment Program
Document Number: 2011-2506
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-02-04
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
This rule implements the Asparagus Revenue Market Loss Assistance Payment (ALAP) Program authorized by the Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008 (the 2008 Farm Bill). The ALAP Program will compensate domestic asparagus producers for marketing losses resulting from imports during the 2004 through 2007 crop years. Payments will be calculated based on 2003 crop production. Through the ALAP Program, CCC is authorized to provide up to $15 million in direct payments to asparagus producers. This rule specifies eligibility requirements, payment application procedures, and the method for calculating individual payments.
Establishment of New Agency; Revision of Delegations of Authority
Document Number: 2011-1701
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-01-27
Agency: Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation, Office of the Secretary, National Institute of Food and Agriculture
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.
Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program
Document Number: 2011-1212
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-01-24
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
This final rule amends the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) regulations for implementation of the Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program (FRPP). This action is necessary to address the comments received on the interim final rule as published and to publish changes to the entity certification requirements. This document provides a 30 day public comment period on the entity certification requirements.