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Emergency Storage of Grain Collateral for Marketing Assistance Loans
Document Number: E6-10367
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-07-03
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation, Farm Service Agency
The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) announces, for the 2006 crops of wheat, corn, and other feed grains, the acceptance of collateral for marketing assistance loans, warehouse receipts issued by a warehouse storing such commodity in outside storage, subject to the conditions outlined in this notice. This notice is intended to ensure adequate availability of storage space at harvest for producers seeking warehouse-stored marketing assistance loans for grain.
Warehouse Charges and Delivery Obligations for Peanuts Forfeited to the Commodity Credit Corporation Through the Marketing Assistance Loan Program
Document Number: E6-9836
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-06-22
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
This notice advises warehouse operators operating under a Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) Peanut Storage Agreement of provisions that may not be altered, even through changes made to the public tariff of the warehouse. When CCC transfers title to CCC-owned peanuts in store (i.e., to a third-party buyer), the storage and handling rates applicable to CCC must remain applicable to the transferee under the terms of the Peanut Storage Agreement. Also, warehouse operators must load out, or transfer instore, the total loan value of the peanuts represented on the warehouse receipt, calculated by using USDA's Price Table File for the applicable crop year. This value is not subject to a subsequent shrink factor. The delivery obligation created by issuing the warehouse receipt may not be altered for any reason or by any method, including public tariffs.
Standards for Approval of Warehouses for Storage of CCC Commodities
Document Number: E6-9834
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-06-22
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
This rule revises the regulations covering the storage of commodities owned by the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC). For the most part, these commodities are acquired under various mandatory marketing assistance and price support programs that benefit producers. This rule will consolidate the regulations for all commodities stored by CCC into one set of regulations. In addition, this rule will revise, in some instances, the substantive provisions that are in effect under the existing regulations.
Grains and Similarly Handled Commodities-Marketing Assistance Loans and Loan Deficiency Payments for the 2006 Through 2007 Crop Years; Cotton
Document Number: E6-9546
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-06-19
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
This document corrects the final rule published on June 6, 2006, amending the regulations for the Marketing Assistance Loan (MAL) and Loan Deficiency Payment (LDP) Program of the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC). A correction is needed because an amendatory instruction inadvertently amended the wrong paragraphs.
Grains and Similarly Handled Commodities-Marketing Assistance Loans and Loan Deficiency Payments for the 2006 Through 2007 Crop Years; Cotton
Document Number: 06-5078
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-06-06
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
This rule amends regulations governing the Marketing Assistance Loan (MAL) and Loan Deficiency Payment (LDP) Program of the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC). These amendments affect regulations governing: (1) Beneficial interest with respect to eligible commodities delivered to facilities other than licensed warehouses, such as feedlots, ethanol plants, wool pools, and other facilities determined by CCC to be the end user of the commodity; (2) the announcement of the adjusted world price (AWP) for rice; (3) CCC lien searches and the fees necessary to record and file liens on marketing assistance loans; (4) the liability of a producer who improperly disposes of pledged loan collateral for a CCC farm-stored loan; (5) producers' responsibilities for requesting loan deficiency payments; and (6) general eligibility requirements for cotton pledged as collateral for a marketing assistance loan.
Conservation Reserve Program-Emergency Forestry Conservation Reserve Program
Document Number: E6-8527
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-06-02
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
This final rule amends the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) regulations to implement provisions of Public Law 109-148 (2006 Act) that provide for enrollment in the CRP of private non-industrial forest land that experienced a loss of 35 percent or more of merchantable timber in the States suffering forestry damage directly related to hurricanes Katrina, Ophelia, Rita, Dennis, and Wilma.
Storage, Handling, and Ginning Requirements for Cotton Marketing Assistance Loan Collateral
Document Number: E6-8161
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-05-26
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
This rule proposes amending regulations governing the cotton Marketing Assistance Loan Program of the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) that is authorized by the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (2002 Act). The major proposed regulatory changes would impact the administration of the program by amending regulations governing: The outside storage of upland cotton pledged as collateral for CCC loans; the certification provided by approved ginners to produce bales that are compliant with CCC loan eligibility requirements; the reconcentration and transfer of upland cotton pledged as collateral for CCC loans; and the storage credit provided to producers when an upland cotton marketing assistance loan is repaid.
Domestic Sugar Program-2005-Crop Cane Sugar and Sugar Beet Marketing Allotments and Company Allocations
Document Number: 06-4875
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-26
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
This notice sets forth the establishment and adjustments to the sugar overall allotment quantity (OAQ) for the 2005-crop year (FY 2006) which runs from October 1, 2005 through September 30, 2006. Although CCC already announced all of the information in this notice, CCC is statutorily required to publish in the Federal Register determinations establishing or adjusting sugar marketing allotments. CCC set the 2005-crop OAQ to 8.600 million short tons raw value (STRV) on August 12, 2005. On August 19, 2005, CCC allocated the cane sector allotment to cane-producing States and cane processors and reassigned an expected cane supply shortfall of 120,000 STRV to imports. On September 29, 2005, CCC increased the OAQ to 8.825 million STRV and reassigned another 276,000 STRV of expected cane shortfall to imports. The next day, CCC announced the FY 2006 beet company allocations. On December 2, 2006, CCC reassigned another 450,000 STRV of an updated cane supply shortfall to imports. On February 2, 2006, CCC increased the OAQ to 9.350 million STRV and reassigned 500,000 STRV of the anticipated domestic supply deficit to imports. The revised FY 2006 cane state allotments and cane and beet sugar processor allocations were announced on March 22, 2006.
Notice of Availability of the Draft Programmatic Environmental Assessment for the Emergency Forestry Conservation Reserve Program
Document Number: E6-6816
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-05-05
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
This Notice announces the availability of the draft Programmatic Environmental Assessment (PEA) for the Emergency Forestry Conservation Reserve Program (EFCRP) of the Commodity Credit Corporation. EFCRP will provide assistance for owners of forest land and timber related to losses from hurricanes during the 2005 calendar year. The draft PEA assesses the environmental impacts of this program and provides a means for the public to voice concerns about and ideas for improving the program. This Notice informs the public of the availability of the draft PEA and solicits public comment.
Termination of the Upland Cotton User Marketing Certificate (Step 2) Program
Document Number: E6-5751
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-04-18
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
This notice announces the termination of the Upland Cotton User Marketing Certificate Program, commonly referred to as the Step 2 Program.
Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program
Document Number: 06-3670
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-04-18
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
This document corrects the final rule published on March 17, 2006, amending the regulations for the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program. A correction is needed to correct an amendatory instruction that inadvertently omitted several references.
Milk Income Loss Contract Program
Document Number: 06-3669
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-04-17
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
This rule amends the regulations for the Milk Income Loss Contract (MILC) Program as authorized by the Agriculture Reconciliation Act of 2005 to extend the program from October 1, 2005, to September 30, 2007. This rule also decreases the percentage rate for the payment calculation and removes the transition rule required at the beginning of the program.
Percentages for Direct and Counter-Cyclical Program Advance Payments
Document Number: 06-3364
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-04-10
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
This final rule implements the provisions of the Agricultural Reconciliation Act of 2005 regarding percentages used to determine payment amounts for producers electing to receive advance payments through the Direct and Counter-Cyclical Program. Reducing the direct payment advance percentages shifts payments between fiscal years, but will have no impact on total payments.
Procurement of Commodities for Foreign Donation
Document Number: E6-5089
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-04-07
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
This proposed rule proposes additional changes related to a proposed rule published by the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) on December 16, 2005, entitled ``Procurement of Commodities for Foreign Donation,'' to specifically recognize CCC's obligations under the cargo preference legislation of the Merchant Marine Act, 1936 and to clarify the ``extenuating circumstances'' that may preclude awards on the basis of lowest-landed cost. CCC is also re-opening and extending the comment period on the proposed rule to accord interested persons an opportunity to comment thereon.
Transfer of Sugar Program Marketing Allocations
Document Number: 06-3099
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-03-31
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
This rule amends the sugar program regulations of the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC). The provisions for transferring sugar marketing allocation when a mill closes and growers request to move their allocation are amended. A regulatory deadline, the 20th of each month, for the program's information reporting requirements is added. Also, each cane processor, cane refiner and beet processor will be required to provide an annual report prepared by a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) that verifies the company's data submitted to CCC.
Information Collection; Farm Storage Facility Loan Program
Document Number: E6-3960
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-20
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) is seeking comments from all interested individuals and organizations on the extension with revision of a currently approved information collection in support of the Farm Storage Facility Loan Program.
Acreage Reports and Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program
Document Number: 06-2548
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-03-17
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation, Farm Service Agency
The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) adopts as final, with change, an interim final rule amending the regulations for the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP). Also, a clarification is made in the regulations regarding the submission of acreage reports, and obsolete program provisions are removed.
Request for Extension and Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection; Farm Reconstitutions
Document Number: E6-3404
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-03-10
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
This notice announces the intention of the Farm Service Agency (FSA) to request an extension and revision for an information collection currently approved and used in of farm reconstitutions.
Grassland Reserve Program
Document Number: 06-2091
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-03-06
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA or the Department) is publishing a final rule implementing the Grassland Reserve Program (GRP). The GRP assists landowners and others in restoring and conserving eligible grassland and certain other lands through rental agreements and easements. This rule sets forth how the Secretary of Agriculture (the Secretary), using the funds, facilities, and authorities of the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC), will implement GRP to meet the statutory objectives of the program.
Livestock Assistance Program; American Indian Livestock Feed Program; Correction
Document Number: 06-1927
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-03-03
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
This document corrects the final regulations published on March 31, 2005, and May 25, 2005, that provided the regulations for the 2003-2004 Livestock Assistance Program (LAP), and American Indian Livestock Feed Program (AILFP). This correction clarifies that all eligible cattle must be intended for food use.
Cottonseed Payment Program; Correction
Document Number: 06-1645
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-02-22
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
This document corrects the final regulations published on January 26, 2006 to provide assistance to producers and first-handlers of the 2004 crop of cottonseed in counties declared a disaster by the President due to 2004 hurricanes and tropical storms. A correction is needed to change a reference from ``cotton'' to ``cottonseed.''
Regulations for the United States Warehouse Act; Cotton Loans
Document Number: 06-1284
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-02-13
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation, Farm Service Agency
The Farm Service Agency (FSA) and the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) are soliciting comments and views on whether to revise the regulations at 7 CFR parts 735 and 1427 for the purpose of addressing the storage of upland cotton and its impact on loan eligibility.
Procurement of Commodities for Foreign Donation; Public Meeting
Document Number: 06-1193
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-02-08
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
The Department of Agriculture (USDA) will conduct a public meeting to discuss the proposed rule, Procurement of Commodities for Foreign Donation, published in the Federal Register on December 16, 2005 (70 FR 74717).
Natural Resources Conservation Service Conservation Security Program
Document Number: 06-1108
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-07
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
This document announces the sign-up CSP-06-01 for the Conservation Security Program (CSP). This sign-up will be open from February 13, 2006, through March 31, 2006, in selected 8-digit watersheds in all 50 States, Guam, and the Caribbean.
Notice of Request for Extension and Revision of Currently Approved Information Collections
Document Number: 06-1051
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-02-06
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Commodity Credit Corporation's (CCC) intention to request an extension for, and revision to, a currently approved information collection process in support of the Foreign Market Development Cooperation (Cooperator) Program and the Market Access Program (MAP).
Cottonseed Payment Program
Document Number: 06-742
Type: Rule
Date: 2006-01-26
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
This final rule codifies portions of the Military Construction Appropriations and Emergency Hurricane Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2005, enacted on October 13, 2004 Public Law 108-324 (``2004 Act'') to provide assistance to producers and first-handlers of the 2004 crop of cottonseed in counties declared a disaster by the President of the United States due to 2004 hurricanes and tropical storms. Other 2004 Act disaster provisions for other crops were implemented under separate rules.
Notice of Change to Address for Hand Delivery of 2006 Applications to the Market Development Programs, Technical Assistance for Specialty Crops (TASC); Quality Samples Program (QSP); Market Access Program (MAP); Foreign Market Development Program (FMD); and Emerging Markets Program (EMP)
Document Number: 06-679
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-25
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
The Commodity Credit Corporation is notifying the public of a change in address for hand delivery (including FedEx, DHL, UPS, etc.) of applications for the programs referenced above. Deliver to: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service, Marketing Operations Staff, 1400 Independence Ave., SW., Room 4932 South Building, Washington, DC 20250-1042.
Supplier Credit Guarantee Program
Document Number: 06-610
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-01-24
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
This ANPR solicits comments on options to reform the USDA, CCC, Supplier Credit Guarantee Program (SCGP). The purpose of this ANPR is to invite suggestions on changes to reform the program to reduce the risk of default, improve the ability to effect a collection on defaulted obligations, and consider alternative program mechanisms and forms of payment obligations that are consistent with commercial export practices. The intent of this request is to seek comments on program reforms that would improve the SCGP's effectiveness and efficiency and lower costs.
Procurement of Commodities for Foreign Donation
Document Number: E6-683
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2006-01-23
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) is reopening and extending the comment period for the proposed rule, Procurement of Commodities for Foreign Donation. The original comment period for the proposed rule closed January 17, 2006, and CCC is reopening and extending it for 45 days from the date of this notice. CCC also will consider any comments received from January 17, 2006, to the date of this notice. This action responds to requests from the public to provide more time to comment on the proposed rule.
Notice of Request for Extension and Revision of Currently Approved Information Collections
Document Number: 05-24682
Type: Notice
Date: 2006-01-03
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Commodity Credit Corporation's (CCC) intention to request an extension for a currently approved information collection in support of the Technical Assistance for Specialty Crops (TASC).
Notice of Funds Availability: Inviting Applications for the Quality Samples Program
Document Number: E5-7951
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-28
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) announces the availability of $2.5 million in funding for the 2006 Quality Samples Program (QSP). The intended effect of this notice is to solicit applications by March 2006 and award funds in June 2006. The QSP is administered by personnel of the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS). This notice supercedes any prior notices concerning the QSP.
Notice of Funds Availability: Inviting Applications for the Market Access Program
Document Number: E5-7950
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-28
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) announces that it is inviting proposals for the 2006/2007 Market Access Program (MAP). The intended effect of this notice is to solicit applications from eligible applicants and award funds in June 2006. The MAP is administered by personnel of the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS).
Notice of Funds Availability: Inviting Applications for Emerging Markets Program
Document Number: E5-7949
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-28
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) announces the availability of approximately $9 million in funding for the Emerging Markets Program (EMP) for fiscal year (FY) 2006. The intended effect of this notice is to solicit applications from the private sector and from government agencies for FY 2006 and awards funds in early July 2006. 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: E5-7948
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-28
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) announces that it is inviting proposals for the 2007 Foreign Market Development Cooperator (Cooperator) Program. The intended effect of this notice is to solicit applications from eligible applicants and award funds in June 2006. The Cooperator Program 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: 05-24426
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-23
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) announces the availability of funding for the 2006 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 participation in the FY 2006 TASC Program. The TASC Program is administered by personnel of the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS).
Procurement of Commodities for Foreign Donation
Document Number: E5-7460
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-12-16
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
This proposed rule would adopt new procedures to be used by the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) in the evaluation of bids in connection with the procurement of commodities for donation overseas. In general, CCC proposes to amend the existing regulations to provide for the simultaneous review of commodity and ocean freight offers when evaluating lowest-landed cost options in connection with the procurement of commodities. This proposed rule would enhance bidding opportunities for potential vendors while allowing CCC to more efficiently acquire commodities.
Information Collection: Bioenergy Program
Document Number: E5-7279
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-14
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) is seeking comments from all interested individuals and organizations on the extension of an approved information collection with revision associated with the forms used under the Bioenergy Program. This information collection is needed to administer the Bioenergy Program.
Tobacco Transition Assessments
Document Number: E5-7030
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-08
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
This notice sets forth the interpretation the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) will use in administering the regulations set forth at 7 CFR part 1463 with respect to the Tobacco Transition Assessments. Generally, under these regulations CCC must determine the market share of a tobacco product manufacturer or tobacco product importer as a percentage of six statutorily specified sectors of the tobacco trade. Based upon information provided to CCC in the conduct of administrative hearings held pursuant to 7 CFR 1463.11, CCC has determined that the manner in which it calculates this percentage is subject to more than one interpretation and, based upon the evidence provided at these hearings, has determined that changes to the calculation should be made beginning with assessments collected under 7 CFR part 1463 after January 1, 2006. However, this change will not apply to invoices issued February 1, 2006. These invoices will reflect corrections and other necessary adjustments associated with fiscal year 2005.
Information Collection: Assignments of Payment and Joint Payment Authorization
Document Number: 05-22277
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-09
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) is seeking comments from all interested individuals and organizations on the extension of an approved information collection. The information collection is supporting the regulation of 7 CFR Part 1404, which provides for the voluntary assignment of cash payments made by Farm Service Agency or CCC to a third party. In addition, a payment recipient may voluntarily elect to have a cash payment made jointly to the payment recipient and a third party.
Actions Taken To Ease Transportation Issues Exacerbated by Hurricane Katrina
Document Number: 05-22239
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-07
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) is providing notification to all interested parties regarding additional actions pursuant to the September 20, 2005 announcement to ease transportation issues exacerbated by Hurricane Katrina. CCC is seeking proposals from interested parties for unloading barges of agricultural commodities located in the New Orleans area to make them available to transport 2005-crop agricultural commodities.
Extra Long Staple Cotton Prices
Document Number: 05-22082
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-11-07
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
This rule finalizes an interim final rule published June 20, 2005 that was effective August 5, 2005, amending the Extra Long Staple (ELS) Cotton Competitiveness Payment Program of the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC). The interim rule changed the ELS cotton price used to calculate the payment rate from the ``average domestic spot price quotation for base quality U.S. Pima cotton'' to the ``American Pima c.i.f. Northern Europe'' price. The change was made to reduce the cost to the Federal Government of operating the program by incorporating a reference price more indicative of actual ELS cotton world market prices. This final rule makes changes from the interim final rule in the prices used to calculate the payment rate from ``American Pima c.i.f. Northern Europe'' and ``c.i.f. Northern Europe'' price quotes to ``U.S. Pima C/F Far East'' and ``C/F Far East,'' respectively. This change is made in response to comments and for other reasons as discussed.
Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 05-21675
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-01
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Commodity Credit Corporation's (CCC) intention to request an extension for a currently approved information collection in support of the CCC Export Credit Guarantee Program (GSM-102) and the CCC Supplier Credit Guarantee Program (SCGP) based on re-estimates.
Request for Extension and Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection; Payment Eligibility and Payment Limitation Determinations Under the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program
Document Number: 05-21593
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-31
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation, Farm Service Agency
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the Farm Service Agency (FSA) and the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) to request an extension and revision of a currently approved information collection. This information collection is used to support payment eligibility and payment limitation determinations for multiple programs including the Conservation Reserve Program, Price Support Programs, the Direct and Counter-Cyclical Program authorized by the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002, and the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program.
Domestic Sugar Program-2004-Crop Cane Sugar and Sugar Beet Marketing Allotments and Company Allocations
Document Number: 05-20960
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-20
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) is issuing this notice which sets forth the establishment and adjustments to the sugar overall allotment quantity for the 2004 crop year (FY 2005) which runs from October 1, 2004, through September 30, 2005. Although CCC already announced all of the information in this notice, CCC is statutorily required to publish in the Federal Register determinations establishing or adjusting sugar marketing allotments. CCC set the 2004-crop overall allotment quantity (OAQ) of domestic sugar to 8.100 million short tons raw value (STRV) on July 16, 2004. On September 28, 2004, CCC allocated the allotments to cane-producing States and allocations to cane and beet sugar processors. On April 29, 2005, CCC revised State cane sugar allotments and cane sugar processor allocations to reflect updated FY 2005 raw cane production forecasts. On June 30, 2005, CCC further revised State cane sugar allotments and cane sugar processor allocations to reflect updated raw cane production forecasts. On August 19, August 30 and September 9, 2005, CCC increased the 2004-crop OAQ by 250,000, 225,000 and 105,000 STRV, respectively, to release blocked refined beet sugar stocks into the tight summer market. Because the cane sector was unable to fulfill its share of the allotment increases on each occasion, the cane shortfall was reassigned first to the CCC inventory and then to imports, as required by the Agricultural Adjustment Act of 1938.
Actions Taken To Ease Bulk Grain and Soybean Storage and Transportation Issues Exacerbated by Hurricane Katrina
Document Number: 05-19999
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-05
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) is providing notification to all interested parties regarding additional actions announced on September 20, 2005, to reduce stress on the grain transportation system caused by Hurricane Katrina. The industry-focused actions include: (1) Assisting with the movement of barges of damaged corn from New Orleans; (2) providing incentives for alternative storage of grain; and (3) encouraging alternative shipping patterns to relieve pressure on the Mississippi River transportation system. CCC is seeking proposals from interested parties for: (1) barge movements of damaged corn from New Orleans; (2) alternative grain storage; and (3) offers to move grain through locations alternative to the Central Gulf.
Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program-Tropical Regions
Document Number: 05-19671
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-10-03
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
This proposed rule would change the handling of claims for specified ``tropical'' regions for the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP). The specified area includes Hawaii, Puerto Rico and specified additional areas. The proposed changes are intended to reduce the burden on program participants and ease program administration in the affected areas.
Information Collection: Brokerage Agreement for the Transportation of USDA Commodities
Document Number: 05-19670
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-03
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) is seeking comments from all interested individuals and organizations on the extension of an approved information collection with revision. This information collection is used to support of brokerage services needed to meet domestic and export food assistance program needs. This information collection will allow CCC to determine the availability of brokers to meet CCC's transportation needs. The agreement in this information collection is an addition to the Standard Rules Tender (SRT) Governing Motor Carrier Transportation, and/or Standard Operating Agreement (SOA) Governing Intermodal Transportation that CCC approved.
2004 Dairy Disaster Assistance Payment Program
Document Number: 05-19127
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-09-26
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
This rule sets forth the regulations for the 2004 Dairy Disaster Assistance Payment Program. This program will assist dairy producers by providing payments to those who suffered dairy production and milk spoilage losses due to hurricanes in 2004.
Request for Extension and Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection; Debt Settlement Policies and Procedures
Document Number: 05-18493
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-19
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation, Farm Service Agency
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the Farm Service Agency (FSA) and the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) to request renewal of the information collection currently approved and used in support of the FSA and CCC Debt Settlement Policies and Procedures program. Provisions in the Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act of 1996 and in the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996 have resulted in a decrease in burden hours for information collection under the FSA and CCC Debt Settlement Policies and Procedures program.
Transfer of Sugar Program Marketing Allocations
Document Number: 05-17684
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-09-07
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) proposes several changes to the sugar program regulations. First, CCC proposes to amend the regulations for transferring sugar marketing allocation when a mill closes and growers request to move their allocation. Second, CCC proposes imposing a regulatory deadline for the program's information reporting requirements. The required monthly information would be due on the 20th of each month. Third, CCC proposes to amend the requirements for the maintenance and inspection of records to require each cane processor, cane refiner and beet processor to provide an annual report by a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) that verifies the company's data submitted to CCC.