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Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee (FVIAC): Notice of Intent To Reestablish Charter and Call for Nominations
Document Number: 2022-06679
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-30
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
Through this Notice, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is announcing the following: Its intent to reestablish the Charter of the Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee (FVIAC), which expires March 16, 2022; its call for nominations to fill up to 25 upcoming vacancies for appointments in 2022, and its call for nominations for a pool of candidates to fill future unexpected vacancies in any position categories should that occur. The FVIAC is seeking members who represent the fruit and vegetable industry including growers, shippers, wholesalers/distributors, brokers, retailers/restaurant representatives, state agencies, state departments of agriculture, foodservice suppliers, and fresh-cut and other fruit and vegetable processors. The FVIAC should also include representatives of farmers markets and food hubs, organic and non-organic fruit and vegetable representatives, farmer organizations, and produce trade associations. Please note, individuals who are federally registered lobbyists, appointed to committees to exercise their own individual best judgment on behalf of the government (e.g., as Special Government Employees) are ineligible to serve and cannot be considered for USDA advisory committee membership. Members can only serve on one USDA advisory committee at a time. All nominees will undergo a USDA background check. You must submit the following to nominate yourself or someone else to the FVIAC: a resume (required), a USDA Advisory Committee Membership Background Information Form AD-755available online at https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/ad-755.pdf (required), a cover letter (required), and a list of endorsements or letters of recommendation (optional). The resume or curriculum vitae must be limited to five one-sided pages and should include a summary of the following information: Current and past organization affiliations; areas of expertise; education; career positions held; and any other notable positions held. For submissions received that are more than five one-sided pages in length, only the first five pages will be reviewed.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2022-06678
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-30
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2022-06623
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-30
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Agency Information Collection Activities; USDA Generic Solution for Solicitation for Funding Opportunity Announcement
Document Number: 2022-06642
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-30
Agency: Department of Agriculture
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), is requesting comments concerning a proposed authorization to conduct the USDA Generic Solution for Solicitation for Funding Opportunity Announcement information collection request. This is a new information collection request.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Cove-East Fork Virgin River Watershed Plan, Kane County, Utah
Document Number: 2022-06579
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-29
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Utah State Office announces its intent to prepare an EIS for the Cove-East Fork Virgin River Watershed Plan EIS Project located within the East Fork Virgin River Watershed in Kane County, Utah. The EIS process will examine alternative solutions to provide adequate irrigation water in Kane and Washington counties during summer months, local water-based recreation, and green energy opportunities. This EIS will also serve as the necessary environmental documentation for development of a new Black Knoll borrow pit and potential expansion of the existing Bald Knoll borrow pit. Both pits are located on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) administered public lands and require BLM authorization. The BLM will be a cooperating agency in the development of this EIS. NRCS is requesting comments to identify significant issues, potential alternatives, information, and analyses relevant to the Proposed Action from all interested individuals, Federal and State agencies, and Tribes.
Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Horse Protection Regulations; Correction
Document Number: 2022-06489
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-29
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is correcting a notice that was published in the Federal Register on March 8, 2022. The notice announced APHIS' intention to request a revision to and extension of approval of an information collection associated with the Horse Protection Program and enforcement of the Horse Protection Act. We provided an invalid telephone number for one of the contacts listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. This notice provides the correct telephone number.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2022-06499
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-29
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC): 2022/2023 Income Eligibility Guidelines
Document Number: 2022-06541
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-29
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (``Department'') announces adjusted income eligibility guidelines to be used by State agencies in determining the income eligibility of persons applying to participate in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). These income eligibility guidelines are to be used in conjunction with the WIC Regulations.
Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; National Management Information System
Document Number: 2022-06487
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-28
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's intention to request a revision to and extension of approval of an information collection associated with the national management information system for cooperative wildlife damage management programs.
Notice of Proposed New Fee Site
Document Number: 2022-06463
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-28
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The National Forests and Grasslands in Texas is proposing to charge a new fee at one recreation site listed in SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION of this notice. Funds from fees would be used for operation, maintenance, and improvements of the recreation site. An analysis of nearby developed recreation sites with similar amenities shows the proposed fees are reasonable and typical of similar sites in the area.
Modoc County Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2022-06406
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-28
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Modoc County Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will hold a meeting by phone and/or video conference. The committee is authorized under the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act (the Act) and operates in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The purpose of the committee is to improve collaborative relationships and to provide advice and recommendations to the Forest Service concerning projects and funding consistent with Title II of the Act, as well as to make recommendations on recreation fee proposals for sites on the Modoc National Forest within Modoc County, consistent with the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act. RAC information and virtual meeting information can be found at the following website: https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/modoc/workingtogether/advisoryco mmittees.
Information Collection; Secure Rural Schools Act
Document Number: 2022-06436
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-28
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Forest Service is seeking comments from all interested individuals and organizations on the renewal with revisions of a currently approved information collection, Secure Rural Schools Act.
Notice of Proposed New Fee Sites
Document Number: 2022-06465
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-28
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Tonto National Forest is proposing to charge new fees at multiple recreation sites listed in SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION of this notice. Funds from fees would be used for operation, maintenance, and improvements of these recreation sites. Many sites have recently been reconstructed or amenities are being added to improve services and experiences. An analysis of nearby developed recreation sites with similar amenities shows the proposed fees are reasonable and typical of similar sites in the area.
Wenatchee-Okanogan Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2022-06400
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-28
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Wenatchee-Okanogan Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will hold a virtual meeting by phone and/or video conference. The committee is authorized under the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self- Determination Act (the Act) and operates in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The purpose of the committee is to improve collaborative relationships and to provide advice and recommendations to the Forest Service concerning projects and funding consistent with Title II of the Act, and to also make recommendations on recreation fee proposals for sites on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest within Okanogan, Chelan, Kittitas, and Yakima Counties, consistent with the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act. RAC information and virtual meeting information can be found at the following website: https:// www.fs.usda.gov/detail/okawen/workingtogether/advisorycommitt ees/ ?cid=fsbdev3_053646.
Trinity County Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2022-06399
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-28
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Trinity County Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will hold a virtual meeting by phone and/or video conference. The committee is authorized under the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self- Determination Act (the Act) and operates in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The purpose of the committee is to improve collaborative relationships and to provide advice and recommendations to the Forest Service concerning projects and funding consistent with Title II of the Act, as well as to make recommendations on recreation fee proposals for sites on the Shasta-Trinity National Forest within Trinity County, consistent with the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act. RAC information and virtual meeting information can be found at the following website: https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/stnf/ workingtogether/advisorycommittees.
Trinity County Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2022-06398
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-28
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Trinity County Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will hold a virtual meeting by phone and/or video conference. The committee is authorized under the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self- Determination Act (the Act) and operates in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The purpose of the committee is to improve collaborative relationships and to provide advice and recommendations to the Forest Service concerning projects and funding consistent with Title II of the Act, as well as to make recommendations on recreation fee proposals for sites on the Shasta-Trinity National Forest within Trinity County, consistent with the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act. RAC information and virtual meeting information can be found at the following website: https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/stnf/ workingtogether/advisorycommittees.
Tonto National Forest; Arizona; Revision of the Land Management Plan for the Tonto National Forest
Document Number: 2022-06317
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-25
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Forest Service is revising the Tonto National Forest's Land Management Plan (Forest Plan). The Forest Service has prepared a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for its revised Forest Plan and a draft Record of Decision (ROD). This notice is to inform the public that the Tonto National Forest is initiating a 60-day period where individuals or entities with specific concerns about the Tonto National Forest's revised Forest Plan and the associated FEIS may file objections for Forest Service review prior to the approval of the revised Forest Plan. This is also an opportunity to object to the Regional Forester's list of species of conservation concern for the Tonto National Forest.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2022-06316
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-25
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2022-06320
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-25
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Section 514 Off-Farm Labor Housing Loans and Section 516 Off-Farm Labor Housing Grants To Improve, Repair, or Make Modifications to Existing Off-Farm Labor Housing Properties for Fiscal Year 2022; Correction
Document Number: 2022-06300
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-25
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Housing Service
The Rural Housing Service (RHS), a Rural Development agency of the United States Department of Agriculture, is correcting a notice of funding availability (NOFA) that was published in the Federal Register on March 9, 2022, entitled, ``Section 514 Off-Farm Labor Housing Loans and Section 516 Off-Farm Labor Housing Grants to Improve, Repair, or Make Modifications to existing Off-Farm Labor Housing Properties for Fiscal Year 2022.'' The notice announced the acceptance of pre- applications for subsequent Section 514 Off-Farm Labor Housing (Off- FLH) loans and subsequent Section 516 Off-FLH grants to improve, repair, or make modifications to existing Off-Farm Labor Housing Properties for fiscal year 2022. The purpose of this notice is to correct the application deadline dates published in the Federal Register on March 9, 2022.
Codex Alimentarius Commission: Meeting of the Codex Committee on Contaminants in Foods
Document Number: 2022-06262
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-24
Agency: Department of Agriculture
The U.S. Codex Office is sponsoring a public meeting on April 19, 2022. The objective of the public meeting is to provide information and receive public comments on agenda items and draft United States (U.S.) positions to be discussed at the 15th Session of the Codex Committee on Contaminants in Foods (CCCF) of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC), which will convene virtually, May 9-13, 2022, with report adoption on May 24, 2022. The U.S. Manager for Codex Alimentarius and the Acting Deputy Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs recognize the importance of providing interested parties the opportunity to obtain background information on the 15th Session of the CCCF and to address items on the agenda.
National Organic Program; National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances-Crops and Handling From October 2019 NOSB
Document Number: 2022-05870
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-03-23
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This rule amends the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (National List) section of the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) organic regulations to implement recommendations submitted to the Secretary of Agriculture (Secretary) by the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB). This rule allows the following substances for organic production: potassium hypochlorite to treat irrigation water used in organic crop production and fatty alcohols for sucker control in organic tobacco production. This rule also removes the listing for dairy cultures, as it is redundant with an existing listing.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2022-06004
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-22
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Privacy Act of 1974; New System of Records
Document Number: 2022-05746
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-22
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, the Department of Agriculture (USDA) proposes a new Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) system of records entitled: USDA/FSIS-0005, AssuranceNet (ANet). ANet is a Web-based system that collects information to support FSIS' mission through detecting vulnerabilities in food safety systems, processes, and functions so that the potential for harm can be promptly identified, reduced, and eliminated. The information stored in ANet is gathered from various electronic and paper-based sources, and is used to track, measure, and monitor activities and performance. The System also alerts FSIS' management officials to the performance of critical public health and food defense functions; assists in discerning trends; identifies and focuses on areas of high-risk; and helps to determine strategies to combat threats to food safety and food defense. Within ANet, FSIS maintains contact and other identifying information about Federal employees, State employees, contractors of USDA, government officials, and representatives who work at or are associated with the work at meat and poultry establishments and egg products plants.
Privacy Act Exemption for AssuranceNet
Document Number: 2022-05745
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-03-22
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is proposing to exempt certain records maintained by its AssuranceNet (ANet) system of records from the notification and access provisions of Privacy Act of 1974 (Privacy Act). FSIS is proposing these exemptions because the information in the SORN is directly associated with investigations conducted by FSIS for law enforcement purposes. A notice of system of records for USDA/FSIS-0005, AssuranceNet (ANet) is also published in this issue of the Federal Register.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2022-05846
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-21
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Pandemic Cover Crop Program; Correction
Document Number: 2022-05785
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-03-21
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
Due to inadvertently having not included valid cover cropping practices because of the timing of acreage reporting, the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) is correcting a final rule that published in the Federal Register on February 11, 2022. The final rule announced the Pandemic Cover Crop Program (PCCP) that provides support for agricultural producers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic for the 2022 crop year. With a specific focus on strengthening outreach to underserved producers and communities and small and medium agricultural operations, USDA dedicated funding to reaching a broader set of producers than was reached in previous COVID-19 assistance programs. As a part of that initiative, the final rule established PCCP for 2022.
Notice of Funds Availability; Spot Market Hog Pandemic Program (SMHPP)
Document Number: 2022-05672
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-18
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency
The Farm Service Agency (FSA) published a notice on December 14, 2021, announcing the availability of $50 million for the Spot Market Hog Pandemic Program (SMHPP). This document clarifies hog eligibility, documentation requirements, and payment factoring. SMHPP assists producers who sold hogs through a spot market sale from April 16, 2020, through September 1, 2020, the period during which these producers faced the greatest reduction in market prices due to the COVID-19 pandemic. SMHPP excludes non-adult pigs or other swine that were not intended for slaughter. SMHPP also excludes hogs sold under contracts that had a premium or other formula outside a spot market sale. The eligibility requirements, payment calculation, and application procedure for SMHPP are included in this notice.
Notice of Proposed Administrative Settlement Agreement and Order on Consent for Removal Action, Nacimiento Mine Site, Santa Fe National Forest, New Mexico
Document Number: 2022-05787
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-18
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
In accordance with the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980, as amended (CERCLA), notice is hereby given of a proposed Administrative Settlement Agreement and Order on Consent (ASAOC), between the United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service (Forest Service) and Williams Express LLC (Williams), regarding the Nacimiento Mine Site located on the Santa Fe National Forest near Cuba, New Mexico. The property that is the subject of this proposed ASAOC are areas where hazardous substances and/or pollutants or contaminants are located on the surface features of the federally-owned portion of the Site designated as Operable Unit 1 (OU1).
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2022-05722
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-18
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Implementation of Telecommunications Provisions of the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018
Document Number: 2022-05496
Type: Rule
Date: 2022-03-17
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Utilities Service
The Rural Utilities Service, a Rural Development agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), hereinafter referred to as ``RUS'' or ``the Agency,'' published in the Federal Register on September 10, 2021, a final rule with request for comments. This document presents the opportunity for the Agency to provide its responses to the public comments received on the final rule and to confirm the final rule as published.
Subsistence Management Regulations for Public Lands in Alaska-2023-24 and 2024-25 Subsistence Taking of Fish and Shellfish Regulations
Document Number: 2022-05616
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-03-17
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
This proposed rule would establish regulations for fish and shellfish seasons, harvest limits, methods, and means related to taking of fish and shellfish for subsistence uses during the 2023-2024 and 2024-2025 regulatory years. The Federal Subsistence Board (Board) is on a schedule of completing the process of revising subsistence taking of fish and shellfish regulations in odd-numbered years and subsistence taking of wildlife regulations in even-numbered years; public proposal and review processes take place during the preceding year. The Board also addresses customary and traditional use determinations during the applicable cycle; in addition, during the rulemaking cycle for the fish and shellfish regulations, the Board will accept proposals for nonrural determinations. When final, the resulting rulemaking will replace the existing subsistence fish and shellfish taking regulations. This proposed rule could also amend the general regulations on subsistence taking of fish and wildlife.
Access to Fertilizer: Competition and Supply Chain Concerns
Document Number: 2022-05670
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-17
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
On July 9, 2021, President Biden issued an Executive Order titled ``Promoting Competition in the American Economy,'' which creates a White House Competition Council and directs Federal agency actions to enhance fairness and competition across America's economy. The Executive Order directs the Council and member agencies to ``identify and advance any additional administrative actions necessary'' to promote competition on an ongoing basis. The Secretary of Agriculture (the Secretary) takes note of wide-ranging concern from agricultural producers regarding access to and pricing of fertilizer. This notice requests comments and information from the public to assist the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in identifying relevant difficulties, including competition concerns, and potential policy solutions for the fertilizer market.
Competition in Food Retail and Distribution Markets and Access for Agricultural Producers and Small and Midsized Food Processors
Document Number: 2022-05669
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-17
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
On July 9, 2021, President Biden issued an Executive Order on ``Promoting Competition in the American Economy,'' which creates a White House Competition Council and directs Federal agency actions to enhance fairness and competition across America's economy. The Executive Order directs the Secretary of Agriculture (the Secretary), among other things, to submit a report on the effect of retail concentration and retailers' practices on the conditions of competition in the food industries. This notice requests comments and information from the public to assist the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in preparing the report required by the Executive Order and advancing policy steps to promote competition in the food and agricultural markets.
Competition and the Intellectual Property System: Seeds and Other Agricultural Inputs
Document Number: 2022-05667
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-17
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
On July 9, 2021, President Biden issued an Executive Order titled ``Promoting Competition in the American Economy,'' which creates a White House Competition Council and directs Federal agency actions to enhance fairness and competition across America's economy. Among other things, the Executive Order directs the Secretary of Agriculture (the Secretary) to prepare a report on concerns and strategies for ensuring that the intellectual property (IP) system, while incentivizing innovation, does not also unnecessarily reduce competition in seed and other input markets. This notice requests comments and information from the public to assist the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA or the Department) in preparing the report required by the Executive Order and advancing policy steps on seeds and other inputs identified in and developed by the report.
Multi-Family Housing Preservation and Revitalization (MPR) Demonstration Program-Section 514 and Section 515 for Fiscal Year 2022
Document Number: 2022-05252
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-15
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Housing Service
The Rural Housing Service (RHS) (Agency), a Rural Development agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), announces it is soliciting applications to defer existing eligible loans for the Multi-Family Housing (MFH) Preservation and Revitalization (MPR) Demonstration Program. Current RHS borrowers (stay-in owners) and/or eligible applicants applying to assume existing Section 515 Rural Rental Housing (RRH) or Section 514 Off-Farm Labor Housing (Off-FLH) loans that are closed and were obligated on or after October 1, 1991, are invited to apply for MPR deferral-only assistance for such loans. This Notice does not provide any funding or additional units of Agency Rental Assistance (RA).
BASF Corporation; Determination of Nonregulated Status of Plant-Parasitic, Nematode-Protected and Herbicide-Tolerant Soybean
Document Number: 2022-05444
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-15
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are advising the public of our determination that soybean designated as event GMB151, which has been developed using genetic engineering for resistance to the plant-parasitic nematode, soybean cyst nematode (Heterodera glycines), and for tolerance to 4- hydroxyphenylpyruvate dioxygenase (HPPD-4) inhibitor herbicides, is no longer considered regulated. Our determination is based on our evaluation of data submitted by BASF Corporation in its petition for a determination of nonregulated status, our analysis of available scientific data, and public comments received in response to our previous notices announcing the availability of the petition for nonregulated status and its associated draft environmental assessment and draft plant pest risk assessment. This notice also announces the availability of our final environmental assessment, final plant pest risk assessment, written determination, and finding of no significant impact.
Announcement of Application Deadlines and Requirements for Section 313A Guarantees for Bonds and Notes Issued for Utility Infrastructure Purposes for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022
Document Number: 2022-05238
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-14
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Utilities Service
The Rural Utilities Service (RUS), an agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), announces the solicitation of applications under the Guarantees for Bonds and Notes Issued for Utility Infrastructure Purposes Program (the 313A Program) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022. The agency has received $750 million for this purpose in previous years and has a pro-rata share of that amount pursuant to the most recent continuing resolution. The final amount of funding shall be determined by Congressional appropriations. Should additional funding become available this fiscal year, RUS reserves the right to increase the total funds available under this notice. These types of loan guarantees will be made available to qualified applicants to make utility infrastructure loans or to refinance bonds or notes issued for such purposes. This notice is being issued in order to allow applicants sufficient time to leverage financing, prepare and submit their applications, and give the Agency time to process applications within FY 2022. An announcement will be made on the Agency website: https:// www.rd.usda.gov/newsroom/notices-solicitation-applications-no sas regarding any amount received in the FY 2022 appropriations. Successful applications will be selected by the Agency for funding and subsequently awarded. All applicants are responsible for any expenses incurred in developing their applications. The agency welcomes financially feasible proposals which would use funds available under this notice to further finance eligible utilities projects that demonstrably reduce carbon emissions.
Community Facilities Technical Assistance and Training Grant Program for Fiscal Year 2022
Document Number: 2022-05080
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-14
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Housing Service
The Rural Housing Service (Agency), a Rural Development agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), announces that it is accepting applications under the Community Facilities Technical Assistance and Training (TAT) Grant program for fiscal year (FY) 2022. This NOSA is being issued prior to passage of a final appropriations act for FY 2022 to allow potential applicants time to submit applications for financial assistance under the program and to give the Agency time to process applications. Once the FY 2022 funding amount is determined, the Agency will publish it on its website at https:// www.rd.usda.gov/newsroom/notices-solicitation-applications-no sas.
Condemnation of Poultry Carcasses Affected With Any Form of Avian Leukosis Complex; Rescission
Document Number: 2022-05294
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2022-03-14
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is proposing to amend the poultry products inspection regulations to rescind several regulations related to the inspection and condemnation of poultry carcasses affected with any of the forms of avian leukosis complex.
Retail Exemptions Adjusted Dollar Limitations
Document Number: 2022-05341
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-14
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is announcing the dollar limitations on the amount of meat and meat products and poultry and poultry products that a retail store can sell to hotels, restaurants, and similar institutions without disqualifying itself for exemption from Federal inspection requirements.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2022-05172
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-11
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Regional Food Business Centers; Request for a New Information Collection
Document Number: 2022-05170
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-11
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Agricultural Marketing Service's (AMS) intention to seek approval from the Office of Management and Budget to collect information related to the new Regional Food Business Centers created by the AMS Transportation and Marketing Program.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2022-05207
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-11
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2022-05186
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-11
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) No.: 10.443-Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers
Document Number: 2022-05066
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-10
Agency: Department of Agriculture
This notice announces the availability of funds for fiscal year (FY) 2022 and solicits applications from community-based and non- profit organizations, institutions of higher education, and Tribal entities to compete for financial assistance through the Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers Program (hereinafter referred to as the ``2501 Program'').
Notice of Request To Renew an Approved Information Collection: Importation and Transportation of Meat, Poultry, and Egg Products
Document Number: 2022-05039
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-10
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) FSIS is announcing its intention to revise the approved information collection regarding the importation and transportation of meat, poultry, and egg products. The approval for this information collection will expire on July 31, 2022. FSIS is reducing the total burden estimate by 349 hours due to updated information.
Section 514 Off-Farm Labor Housing Loans and Section 516 Off-Farm Labor Housing Grants To Improve, Repair, or Make Modifications to Existing Off-Farm Labor Housing Properties for Fiscal Year 2022
Document Number: 2022-04718
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-09
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Housing Service
The Rural Housing Service (RHS), a Rural Development agency of the United States Department of Agriculture, announces that it is accepting pre-applications for subsequent Section 514 Off-Farm Labor Housing (Off-FLH) loans and subsequent Section 516 Off-FLH grants to improve, repair, or make modifications to existing Off-Farm Labor Housing Properties for fiscal year 2022. Funds made available under this notice are $5,500,000 for Section 514 loans and $17,000,000 for Section 516 grants. This Notice describes the method used to distribute funds, the pre-application and final application process, and submission requirements.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2022-04909
Type: Notice
Date: 2022-03-09
Agency: Department of Agriculture