Commodity Credit Corporation 2012 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2012-30485
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-18
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) to request a revision for a currently approved information collection in support of the CCC's Dairy Export Incentive Program (DEIP) based on re-estimates. Although the Export Enhancement Program (EEP) was repealed by the Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008, the regulations for EEP, found at 7 CFR part 1494, subpart B, also apply to the DEIP. The request for revision of this information collection applies only to DEIP.
Report of Acreage, Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program
Document Number: 2012-30019
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-12-13
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 a revision of a currently approved information collection associated with the report of acreage for the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP). The Report of Acreage form is being revised for more efficient data entry in Modernize and Innovate the Delivery of Agricultural Systems (MIDAS). The producer will also no longer be required to provide certain additional information with the form that will likely result in a reduction in the burden hours in this information collection. This information collection is needed to administer the program.
Market Access Program
Document Number: 2012-15195
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-07-17
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
The U.S. Department of Agriculture published a final rule in the Federal Register on May 17, 2012 (77 FR 29474). This document corrects the final regulations by revising these sections.
Market Access Program
Document Number: 2012-11601
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-05-17
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
This final rule revises and amends the regulation used to administer the Market Access Program (MAP) by updating and merging the application requirements and the activity plan requirements to reflect the Unified Export Strategy (UES) system currently in place; clarifying the eligibility of activities designed to address international market access issues; modifying the list of eligible and ineligible contributions; revising the portions of the regulation regarding evaluations, contracting procedures, and the compliance review and appeals process; eliminating the Export Incentive Program/Market Access Program (EIP/MAP) as a separate subcomponent; and making other administrative changes for clarity and program integrity. This final rule adopts the substantive provisions of the proposed rule published September 8, 2009, revising and amending MAP regulations, with changes made to reflect public comments to the proposed rule.
Notice of Funds Availability; Inviting Applications for the Market Access Program; Correction
Document Number: 2012-11124
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-09
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
The Foreign Agricultural Service published a document in the Federal Register of April 23, 2012, concerning funds availability and inviting applications for the Market Access Program (MAP). The document contained incorrect dates.
Notice of Funds Availability; Inviting Applications for the Emerging Markets Program; Correction
Document Number: 2012-11123
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-09
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
The Foreign Agricultural Service published a document in the Federal Register of April 23, 2012, concerning funds availability and inviting applications for the Emerging Markets Program (EMP). The document contained incorrect dates.
Notice of Funds Availability; Inviting Applications for the Technical Assistance for Specialty Crops Program; Correction
Document Number: 2012-11122
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-09
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
The Foreign Agricultural Service published a document in the Federal Register of April 23, 2012, concerning funds availability and inviting applications for the Technical Assistance for Specialty Crops (TASC) program. The document contained incorrect dates.
Notice of Funds Availability; Inviting Applications for the Quality Samples Program; Correction
Document Number: 2012-11121
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-09
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
The Foreign Agricultural Service published a document in the Federal Register of April 23, 2012, concerning funds availability and inviting applications for the Quality Samples Program (QSP). The document contained incorrect dates.
Notice of Funds Availability; Inviting Applications for the Foreign Market Development Cooperator Program; Correction
Document Number: 2012-11120
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-09
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
The Foreign Agricultural Service published a document in the Federal Register of April 23, 2012, concerning funds availability and inviting applications for the Foreign Market Development (Cooperator) Program. The document contained incorrect dates.
Notice of Funds Availability: Inviting Applications for the Market Access Program
Document Number: 2012-9639
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-23
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) announces that it is inviting proposals for the 2013 Market Access Program (MAP). The intended effect of this notice is to solicit applications from eligible applicants and to set out criteria for the award of funds in October 2012. The MAP is administered by personnel of the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS). The statutory authority for MAP expires at the end of fiscal year 2012. This notice is being published at this time to allow awards to be made early in fiscal year 2013, provided that the program is reauthorized prior to that time. In the event this program is not reauthorized, or is substantially modified, FAS will publish a notice in the Federal Register rescinding this Notice of Funds Availability.
Notice of Funds Availability: Inviting Applications for the Foreign Market Development Cooperator Program
Document Number: 2012-9638
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-23
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) announces that it is inviting proposals for the 2013 Foreign Market Development Cooperator (Cooperator) program. The intended effect of this notice is to solicit applications from eligible applicants for 2013 and to set out criteria for the award of funds under the program in October 2012. The Cooperator program is administered by personnel of the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS). The statutory authority for FMD expires at the end of fiscal year 2012. This notice is being published at this time to allow awards to be made early in fiscal year 2013, provided that the program is reauthorized prior to that time. In the event this program is not reauthorized, or is substantially modified, FAS will publish a notice in the Federal Register rescinding this Notice of Funds Availability.
Notice of Funds Availability: Inviting Applications for the Emerging Markets Program
Document Number: 2012-9637
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-23
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) announces that it is inviting proposals for the 2013 Emerging Markets Program (EMP). The intended effect of this notice is to solicit applications from the private sector and from government agencies for FY 2013 and to set out criteria for the award of funds under the program in October 2012. The EMP is administered by personnel of the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS). The statutory authority for EMP expires at the end of fiscal year 2012. This notice is being published at this time to allow awards to be made early in fiscal year 2013, provided that the program is reauthorized prior to that time. In the event this program is not reauthorized, or is substantially modified, FAS will publish a notice in the Federal Register rescinding this Notice of Funds Availability.
Notice of Funds Availability; Inviting Applications for the Quality Samples Program
Document Number: 2012-9635
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-23
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) announces it is inviting proposals for the 2013 Quality Samples Program (QSP). The intended effect of this notice is to solicit applications from eligible applicants and to set out the criteria for the award of funds under the program in October 2012. QSP is administered by personnel of the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS).
Notice of Funds Availability: Inviting Applications for the Technical Assistance for Specialty Crops Program
Document Number: 2012-9633
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-23
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) announces that it is inviting proposals for the 2013 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 2013 and to set out criteria for the award of funds in October 2012. The TASC program is administered by personnel of the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS). The statutory authority for TASC expires at the end of fiscal year 2012. This notice is being published at this time to allow awards to be made early in fiscal year 2013, provided that the program is reauthorized prior to that time. In the event this program is not reauthorized, or is substantially modified, FAS will publish a notice in the Federal Register rescinding this Notice of Funds Availability.
Upland Cotton Base Quality
Document Number: 2012-7990
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-04-03
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
This rule makes technical changes to the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) upland cotton marketing assistance loan (MAL) regulations to revise certain grade and quality references. Changes include revising references to specific quality characteristics of certain base quality grades to simply a reference to the ``base quality'' of the grade without further specification. CCC uses base quality to calculate upland cotton loan rates, Adjusted World Price (AWP), and related adjustments. This change will accommodate any future changes to the base quality specifications that define the base quality characteristics of a particular grade. This rule also changes a broad reference of a base grade to a more specific reference that names the particular relevant grade. None of these changes involve a change of policy and would not have affected any program determinations in past crop years, had these changes been in place at the time. They improve the regulations by maintaining consistency with base quality specifications as that may change in the future. This amendment will apply starting with the 2012 crop.
Information Collection Request; Economic Assessment of Conservation Reserve Program Lands for Hunting
Document Number: 2012-6011
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-13
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation, Farm Service Agency
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Farm Service Agency (FSA) and the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) are requesting comments from all interested individuals and organizations on a new information collection request associated with the Economic Assessment of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) Lands for Hunting.
Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program
Document Number: 2012-3173
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-02-10
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) published in the Federal Register a final rule for the Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program (FRPP) on January 24, 2011, to address comments received on the interim rule and to publish changes to the entity certification requirements. At that time, NRCS provided an opportunity for the public to submit comments for 30 days on the certification requirements only. This rulemaking action is necessary to address those comments received on the entity certification requirements.
Information Collection Request; Assignment and Joint Payment Elections
Document Number: 2012-2861
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-08
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation, Farm Service Agency
Information Collection Request; Debt Settlement Policies and Procedures
Document Number: 2012-2259
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-02-02
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation, Farm Service Agency
Cooperative Conservation Partnership Initiative and Wetlands Reserve Enhancement Program
Document Number: 2011-33692
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-01-03
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation, Natural Resources Conservation Service
The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announces the availability of financial assistance funds in fiscal year (FY) 2012 for up to $11.74 million in the Cooperative Conservation Partnership Initiative (CCPI) and up to $25 million in the Wetlands Reserve Enhancement Program (WREP) through MRBI. These funding levels are available for new MRBI proposals only. However, CCPI and WREP will not be the only funding mechanisms for MRBI in FY 2012. The Chief of NRCS reserves discretion in utilizing other NRCS conservation program funds and mechanisms in support of the objectives of MRBI. Through agreements, partners and NRCS will provide assistance to eligible participants in the 54 designated focus areas (8-digit hydrologic unit codes (HUCs)) in the following 13 States: Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. The purpose of this notice is to solicit proposals from potential partners to enter into agreements with NRCS and to inform agricultural producers and landowners of the future availability of program funds through approved partnership projects. Proposals must be based on one or more 12-digit HUCs within the 54 designated focus areas. Partners who are currently involved in approved MRBI agreements through CCPI or WREP and want to work in other 12-digit watersheds must submit new proposals for a new project.