Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service 2009 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Intent To Request an Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: E9-24677
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-14
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations (5 CFR part 1320) which implement the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), this notice announces the Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service's (CSREES) intention to request an extension for a currently approved information collection (OMB No. 0524-0026) for Form CSREES-665, ``Assurance of Compliance with the Department of Agriculture Regulations Assuring Civil Rights Compliance,'' and Form CSREES-666, ``Organizational Information.'' Upon OMB approval of this collection, the burden for the Form CSREES-665 will be transferred to OMB control number 0524-0039, ``Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Application Kit for Research and Extension Programs.''
Competitive and Noncompetitive Non-Formula Federal Assistance Programs-General Award Administrative Provisions and Program-Specific Administrative Provisions for the Specialty Crop Research Initiative
Document Number: E9-21264
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-09-04
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service
The Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES) is publishing as a final rule one set of administrative requirements that contain elements common to all of the competitive and noncompetitive non-formula Federal assistance programs the Agency administers. In a relatively short period of time, this allows CSREES to apply basic rules to Federal assistance programs that had been operating without them, including new non-formula Federal assistance programs created by the enactment of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (FCEA) and to efficiently implement changes to programs with existing regulations as required by FCEA. The provisions in subparts A through E serve as a single Agency resource codifying current practices simply and coherently for almost all CSREES competitive and noncompetitive non-formula Federal assistance programs except the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program and the Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program (VMLRP). As specific rules are developed for each CSREES Federal assistance program, CSREES will propose adding a subpart for that Federal assistance program to this regulation. This final rule is published with a first set of program- specific Federal assistance regulations as subpart F for the Specialty Crop Research Initiative, authorized under section 412 of the Agricultural Research, Extension, and Education Reform Act of 1998, as added by section 7311 of FCEA.
Competitive and Noncompetitive Non-Formula Federal Assistance Programs-Specific Administrative Provisions for the New Era Rural Technology Competitive Grants Program
Document Number: E9-21258
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-09-04
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service
The Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES) is publishing a set of specific administrative requirements for the New Era Rural Technology Competitive Grants Program (RTP) to supplement the Competitive and Noncompetitive Non- formula Federal Assistance ProgramsGeneral Award Administrative Provisions for this program.
Competitive and Noncompetitive Non-Formula Federal Assistance Programs-Specific Administrative Provisions for the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program
Document Number: E9-21256
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-09-04
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service
The Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES) is publishing a set of specific administrative requirements for the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP) to supplement the Competitive and Noncompetitive Non-Formula Federal Assistance ProgramsGeneral Award Administrative Provisions for this program. The BFRDP is authorized undersection 7405 of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002, as amended by section 7410 of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008.
Notice of Funding Availability for the Healthy Urban Food Enterprise Development Center Request for Applications for Fiscal Year (FY) 2009
Document Number: E9-18411
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-03
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service
The Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES) is announcing the release of the FY 2009 Healthy Urban Food Enterprise Development Center (HUFED-Center) Request for Applications (RFA) via Grants.gov.
Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program (VMLRP)
Document Number: E9-15596
Type: Rule
Date: 2009-07-09
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service
This interim final rule establishes the process and procedures for designating veterinarian shortage situations, specifically for the Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program (VMLRP) authorized by the National Veterinary Medical Service Act (NVMSA) and administered by the Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. CSREES will designate geographic and practice areas that have a shortage of food supply veterinarians in order to carry out the VMLRP goals of strengthening the nation's animal health infrastructure and supplementing the Federal response during animal health emergencies. CSREES will carry out NVMSA by entering into educational loan repayment agreements with veterinarians who agree to provide veterinary services in veterinarian shortage situations for a determined period of time. CSREES is establishing Subpart A for the designation of the veterinarian shortage situations and Subpart B for the administration of the VMLRP.
Solicitation of Input From Stakeholders on the 1890 Institution Capacity Building Grants Program
Document Number: E9-9123
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2009-04-20
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service
The 1890 Institution Capacity Building Grants Program is authorized under section 1417(b)(4) of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977, as amended (NARETPA) (7 U.S.C. 3152(b)(4)) and pursuant to the annual appropriations made specifically for the 1890 Institution Capacity Building Grants Program. Section 7107 of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (FCEA) (Pub. L. 110-246) amended section 1417(b)(4) of NARETPA to add extension to the 1890 Institution Capacity Building Grants Program. By this notice, the Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES) is soliciting public comment and stakeholder input from interested parties regarding the future design and implementation of this program, particularly the addition of extension to this program.
Notice of Funding Availability for the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program for Fiscal Year (FY) 2009
Document Number: E9-8543
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-04-14
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service
The Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES) is announcing the release of the FY 2009 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP) Request for Applications (RFA) via Grants.gov.
Solicitation of Input From Stakeholders Regarding the Smith-Lever 3(d) Extension Integrated Pest Management Competitive Grants Program
Document Number: E9-6193
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-23
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service
Section 7403 of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (Pub. L. 110-246) (FCEA) amended section 3(d) of the Smith-Lever Act (7 U.S.C. 343(d)) to provide the opportunity for 1862 and 1890 Land-Grant Institutions, including Tuskegee University and West Virginia State University to compete for section 3(d) funds. Section 7417 of FCEA also provided the University of the District of Columbia the opportunity to compete for section 3(d) funds. The Extension Integrated Pest Management Coordination and Support Program (EIPM-CS) is among the Extension programs funded under this authority. By this notice, CSREES is designated to act on behalf of the Secretary of Agriculture in soliciting public comment from interested persons regarding the future design and implementation of this program.
Solicitation of Input From Stakeholders Regarding the Healthy Urban Food Enterprise Development Center Program
Document Number: E9-5118
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-11
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service
The Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service published a document in the Federal Register on March 3, 2009, concerning request for stakeholder input regarding the Healthy Urban Food Enterprise Development Center Program. The document contained an incorrect e-mail address.
Solicitation of Input From Stakeholders Regarding the Healthy Urban Food Enterprise Development Center Program
Document Number: E9-4384
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-03-03
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service
The Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES) is implementing a new competitive grants program called the Healthy Urban Food Enterprise Development Center Program (the Center) authorized by 7 U.S.C. 2034(h). By this notice, CSREES is soliciting public comments and stakeholder input from persons who use or conduct research, extension or education, training, outreach and technical assistance regarding the development of competitive Requests for Applications (RFAs) and implementing regulations.
Solicitation of Input From Stakeholders on the Establishment of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture at the Department of Agriculture
Document Number: E8-31258
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-01-02
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service
The Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES) is requesting written stakeholder input on the establishment of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (Institute) at the Department of Agriculture (USDA). The establishment of the Institute is mandated in section 251(f) of the Department of Agriculture Reorganization Act of 1994 (7 U.S.C. 6971(f)) as added by section 7511(a)(4) of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act (FCEA) of 2008 (Pub. L. 110-246). All programs and authorities currently delegated to CSREES will transfer to the Institute, no later than October 1, 2009. By this notice, CSREES has been designated to act on behalf of the Secretary of Agriculture (Secretary) in soliciting public comment from interested parties regarding the establishment of the Institute.