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Information Collection: Special Use Administration
Document Number: 2020-11615
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-29
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 extension with revision of a currently approved information collection, Special Use Administration.
BASF Corporation; Petition for a Determination of Nonregulated Status for Plant-Parasitic Nematode-Protected and Herbicide Resistant Soybean
Document Number: 2020-11492
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-28
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are advising the public that the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has received a petition from BASF Corporation seeking a determination of nonregulated status of soybean event GMB151 genetically engineered for resistance to the plant- parasitic nematode, soybean cyst nematode (Heterodera glycines), and for resistance to 4-hydroxyphenylpyruvate dioxygenase (HPPD-4) inhibitor herbicides. The petition has been submitted in accordance with our regulations concerning the introduction of certain genetically engineered organisms and products. We are making the petition available for review and comment to help us identify potential environmental and interrelated economic issues and impacts that APHIS may determine should be considered in our evaluation of the petition.
USDA Farmers Market Application; Notice of Request for Extension and Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2020-11429
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-28
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 request approval, from the Office of Management and Budget, for an extension of and revision to the currently approved information collection for USDA Farmers Market Application. Copies of this one-time yearly application form to participate in the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farmers Market may be obtained by calling the AMS Transportation and Marketing Program contact listed or visiting the website at www.usda.gov/farmersmarket.
Common Crop Insurance Regulations; Canola and Rapeseed Crop Insurance Provisions
Document Number: 2020-10240
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-28
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) amends the Common Crop Insurance Regulations, Canola and Rapeseed Crop Insurance Provisions. The intended effect of this action is to clarify policy provisions and for consistency with other crop provisions that offer coverage on both fall and spring-planted acreage of the crop. The changes will be effective for the 2021 and succeeding crop years.
Department of Agriculture Regulations for Grants and Agreements; Update of Citations
Document Number: 2020-09568
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-28
Agency: Department of Agriculture
This final rule amends the regulations of several United States Department of Agriculture agencies to correct outdated citations to the Department's grants and agreements regulations.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2020-11339
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-27
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Notice of Request for Renewal of an Approved Information Collection (In-Home Food Safety Behaviors and Consumer Education: Web-Based Survey)
Document Number: 2020-11269
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-27
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is announcing its intention to request renewal of the approved information for an exploratory Web-based survey of consumers to evaluate food safety education and communication activities and to inform the development of food safety communication products. There are no changes to the existing information collection. The approval for this information collection will expire on October 31, 2020.
Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC): 2020/2021 Income Eligibility Guidelines
Document Number: 2020-11251
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-26
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.
Emergency Food Assistance Program; Availability of Foods for Fiscal Year 2020
Document Number: 2020-11249
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-26
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service
This notice announces the surplus and purchased foods that the Department expects to make available for donation to States for use in providing nutrition assistance to the needy under The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) in Fiscal Year (FY) 2020. The foods made available under this notice must, at the discretion of the State, be distributed to eligible recipient agencies (ERAs) for use in preparing meals and/or for distribution to households for home consumption.
Micro-Grants for Food Security Program; Request for Emergency Approval of a New Information Collection
Document Number: 2020-11222
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-26
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 receive approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to collect information for the Micro-Grants for Food Security Program (MGFSP) under its Grants Division. Due to the passing of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (Pub. L. 115-343) (Farm Bill), AMS Grants Division is implementing this new grant program under section 4206, which directs the Secretary of Agriculture to ``distribute funds to the agricultural department or agency of each eligible state for the competitive distribution of subgrants to eligible entities for fiscal year 2019 and each fiscal year thereafter.''
Notice of Request for Extension and Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2020-11187
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-26
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 request approval, from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), for an extension of and revision to the currently approved information collection ``Laboratory Approval Programs.''
Collaborative Forest Restoration Program Technical Advisory Panel; Meeting
Document Number: 2020-11141
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-26
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Collaborative Forest Restoration Program Technical Advisory Panel (Panel) will hold a virtual meeting. The Panel is established consistent with the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), and Title VI of the Community Forest Restoration Act (the Act). Additional information concerning the Panel, including the meeting summary/minutes, can be found by visiting the Panel's website at: https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/r3/workingtogether/grants.
The Business and Industry Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) Guaranteed Loan Program
Document Number: 2020-11243
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-22
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Business-Cooperative Service
The Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBCS), a Rural Development agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), announces that in response to the national COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, USDA Rural Development was provided additional funding assistance of $20,500,000 in budget authority appropriated under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). The Business and Industry (B&I) Guaranteed Loan Program is administered through RBCS.
Guaranteed Loanmaking and Servicing Regulations
Document Number: 2020-11242
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-22
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Business-Cooperative Service, Rural Utilities Service
The Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBCS), a Rural Development agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), is issuing an interim final rule to update the Business and Industry (B&I) Guaranteed Loan Program to allow flexibility to obligate federal funds for guaranteed loans pursuant to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) in response to the national COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. The RBCS is responsible for administering the B&I Guaranteed Loan Program.
Notice of Funding Availability; Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) Additional Commodities Request for Information
Document Number: 2020-11155
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-05-22
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Office of the Secretary
The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) helps agricultural producers impacted by the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak. As provided in the CFAP regulation, this document requests input to help USDA identify information about additional commodities that are not already identified with payment rates in the CFAP regulation for inclusion in CFAP.
Collaborative Forest Restoration Program Technical Advisory Panel
Document Number: 2020-11115
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-22
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Collaborative Forest Restoration Program Technical Advisory Panel (Panel) will hold a virtual meeting. The Panel is established consistent with the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), and Title VI of the Community Forest Restoration Act (the Act). Additional information concerning the Panel, including the meeting summary/minutes, can be found by visiting the Panel's website at: https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/r3/workingtogether/grants.
Black Hills National Forest Advisory Board; Meeting
Document Number: 2020-11110
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-22
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Black Hills National Forest Advisory Board (Board) will conduct a virtual meeting. The committee is established consistent with 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 Secretary of Agriculture through the Black Hills National Forest Supervisor on a broad range of forest issues. Board information, including the meeting agenda and the meeting summary/minutes can be found at the following website: https:// www.fs.usda.gov/main/blackhills/workingtogether/advisorycommi ttees.
Oral Rabies Vaccine Program; Notice of Availability of Decision and Finding of No Significant Impact for the Environmental Assessment
Document Number: 2020-11108
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-22
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are advising the public that the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has prepared a Decision and Finding of No Significant Impact for the final environmental assessment, relative to an oral rabies vaccination program in Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. Based on our decision and finding of no significant impact, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection has determined that an environmental impact statement need not be prepared.
Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Environmental Monitoring
Document Number: 2020-11076
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-22
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 an extension of approval of an information collection associated with environmental monitoring.
Notice of Request for Reinstatement of an Information Collection; Conditions for Payment of Avian Influenza Indemnity Claims
Document Number: 2020-11075
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-22
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 the reinstatement of an information collection associated with the regulations for payment of avian influenza indemnity claims.
Notification of Direct Loan Payment Deferrals for the Community Facilities Direct Loan Program
Document Number: C1-2020-08429
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-21
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Housing Service
Coronavirus Food Assistance Program
Document Number: 2020-11025
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-21
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Office of the Secretary
The Secretary of Agriculture is issuing this rule to implement the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). CFAP provides assistance to agricultural producers impacted by the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak. This rule establishes provisions for direct payments to producers of eligible commodities. This rule specifies the eligibility requirements, payment calculations, and application procedures for CFAP.
Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2020-10995
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-21
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Advisory Committee (Committee) will hold a virtual meeting. The committee is authorized under Title IV of Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009. The purpose of the committee is to improve collaborative relationships and to provide advice and recommendations to the Secretary of Agriculture (Secretary) on the selection of collaborative forest landscape restoration proposals as provided in Section 8629 of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018. Committee information can be found at the following website: https://www.fs.fed.us/restoration/ CFLRP/advisory-panel.shtml.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2020-10961
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-21
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest; Montana; Revision of the Land Management Plan for the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest
Document Number: 2020-10957
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-21
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Forest Service is revising the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest's 1986 Land and Resource Management Plans. The Forest Service has prepared a final environmental impact statement (final EIS) for the revised land management plan, and a draft record of decision (ROD). This notice is to inform the public that a 60-day period is being initiated where individuals or entities with specific concerns about the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest's revised land management plan and associated final EIS may file objections for Forest Service review prior to approval of the revised land management plan. This is also an opportunity to object to the Regional Forester's list of species of conservation concern (SCC) for the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest.
Wrangell-Petersburg Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2020-10916
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-21
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Wrangell-Petersburg Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Petersburg, Alaska and Wrangell, Alaska. 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. RAC information can be found at the following website: Wrangell-Petersburg RAC.
Tri-County Resource Advisory Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2020-10911
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-21
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Tri-County Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will hold a virtual meeting. 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. RAC information and virtual meeting information can be found at the following website: https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/bdnf/workingtogether/advisorycom mittees.
Collaborative Forest Restoration Program Technical Advisory Panel; Meeting
Document Number: 2020-10811
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-20
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Collaborative Forest Restoration Program Technical Advisory Panel (Panel) will hold a virtual meeting. The Panel is established consistent with the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), and Title VI of the Community Forest Restoration Act (the Act). Additional information concerning the Panel, including the meeting summary/minutes, can be found by visiting the Panel's website at: https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/r3/workingtogether/grants.
Notice of Request for a Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2020-10748
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-19
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, this notice announces the Department's intention to revise the currently approved information collection in support of the Export Sales Reporting program.
Notice of a Request for an Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2020-10747
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-19
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, this notice announces the Department's intention to request an extension for a currently approved information collection in support of the Dairy Tariff-rate Import Quota Licensing program.
Movement of Certain Genetically Engineered Organisms
Document Number: 2020-10638
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-18
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are amending the regulations regarding the movement (importation, interstate movement, and environmental release) of certain genetically engineered organisms in response to advances in genetic engineering and our understanding of the plant pest risk posed by genetically engineered organisms, thereby reducing the regulatory burden for developers of organisms that are unlikely to pose plant pest risks. This final rule, which marks the first comprehensive revision of the regulations since they were established in 1987, provides a clear, predictable, and efficient regulatory pathway for innovators, facilitating the development of genetically engineered organisms that are unlikely to pose plant pest risks.
Southern Montana Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2020-10541
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-18
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Southern Montana Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet with virtual attendance only. 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. RAC information and url for virtual meeting can be found at the following website: https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/custergallatin/workingtogether/ advisorycommittees.
Employment and Training Opportunities in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2020-10536
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-05-18
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service
The Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is extending the public comment period on the proposed rule titled, ``Employment and Training Opportunities in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program'', which was published in the Federal Register on March 17, 2020. This action extends the deadline for receipt of public comments to give the public additional time to review the proposed rule.
West Virginia Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2020-10508
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-18
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The West Virginia Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will hold a virtual meeting. 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 the Act. RAC information can be found at the following website: https://cloudapps-usda-gov.secure.force.com/ FSSRS/RAC_Page?id=001t0000002JcuqAAC.
Announcement of Application Deadlines and Requirements for Section 313A Guarantees for Bonds and Notes Issued for Utility Infrastructure Loans for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020
Document Number: 2020-10507
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-18
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Utilities Service
The Rural Utilities Service (RUS), an agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), announces the application window and requirements and $750 million in loan funding that is available for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 under the Guarantees for Bonds and Notes Issued for utility infrastructure loans (the 313A Program) authorized under the Rural Electrification Act of 1936, as amended (the RE Act), and related terms. The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (the 2018 Farm Bill), enacted on December 20, 2018, amended Section 313A of the RE Act. Applications under this NOSA will be considered under the new statutory provisions. Those provisions supersede any prior inconsistent policy, regulation or guidance. The 2018 Farm Bill instructs RUS to continue to carry out this program under a Notice until new regulations are implemented.
Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program
Document Number: 2020-08078
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-18
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Business-Cooperative Service, Rural Utilities Service
The Rural Business-Cooperative Service (Agency), a Rural Development agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), hereinafter referred to as (the Agency), is issuing a final rule for the Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program (the Program) or (the 9003 Program), formerly the Biorefinery Assistance Program. This final rule incorporates the statutory definition changes as required in the Agricultural Act of 2018 (2018 Farm Bill) and, with one exception, adopts the interim rule published on June 24, 2015 in the Federal Register. This rule also addresses public comments received by the Agency regarding Program changes as published in the Interim final rule on June 24, 2015 in the Federal Register.
Solicitation of Applications for the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program (HBIIP) for Fiscal Year 2020
Document Number: 2020-10487
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-15
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation, Rural Business-Cooperative Service
The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) and the Rural Business- Cooperative Service (RBCS), a Rural Development agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), announced its general policy and application procedures for funding under the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program (HBIIP) in a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) on May 5, 2020 in the Federal Register. The HBIIP will provide up to $100 million in competitive grants to eligible entities for activities designed to expand the sales and use of renewable fuels under the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program (HBIIP). This Notice announces the opening date for the HBIIP application window.
Tri-County Resource Advisory Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2020-10471
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-15
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Tri-County Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will hold a virtual meeting. 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. RAC information and virtual meeting information can be found at the following website: https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/bdnf/workingtogether/advisorycom mittees.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request-User Access Request Form FNS-674
Document Number: 2020-10458
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-15
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice invites the general public and other public agencies to comment on the proposed information collection. This is a revision of a currently approved collection. The purpose of this information collection request is to continue the use of the electronic form FNS- 674, titled ``User Access Request Form.'' This form will continue to allow access to current FNS systems, modified access or to remove user access.
Notice of Request for Reinstatement of an Information Collection; Imported Seeds and Screenings
Document Number: 2020-10403
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-15
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 the reinstatement of an information collection associated with the regulations for the importation of seeds and screenings from Canada into the United States.
General Conference Committee of the National Poultry Improvement Plan; Solicitation for Membership; Correction
Document Number: 2020-10402
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-15
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are correcting an error in a notice published in the Federal Register on April 27, 2020, which announced a forthcoming General Conference Committee membership solicitation. We provided an incorrect statement regarding nominations. This document corrects that error.
Proposed Posting, and Posting of Stockyards
Document Number: 2020-10340
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-14
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), USDA, is taking action to post stockyards under the Packers and Stockyards Act (P&S Act). Specifically, we are proposing that 10 stockyards now operating subject to the P&S Act be posted. We are also posting 10 stockyards that were identified previously as operating subject to the P&S Act.
Notice of Request for an Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection: Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery
Document Number: 2020-10313
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-14
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 request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), for an extension of a currently approved information collection associated with qualitative customer and stakeholder feedback on service delivery by the AMS.
Olives Grown in California; Decreased Assessment Rate
Document Number: 2020-09345
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-14
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This rule implements a recommendation from the California Olive Committee (Committee) to decrease the assessment rate established for the 2020 fiscal year and subsequent fiscal years. The assessment rate will remain in effect indefinitely unless modified, suspended, or terminated.
Notice of Request for Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2020-10213
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-13
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Utilities Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the above-named agency to request Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval for a revision of a currently approved information collection in support of RUS Electric Engineering Architectural Services, and Design Policies and Procedures.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request-School Food Purchase Study IV
Document Number: 2020-10206
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-13
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice invites the general public and other public agencies to comment on this proposed information collection. This collection is a request for reinstatement with changes of a previously approved information collection under OMB Control Number 0584-0471, which expired on March 21, 2012. This is the fourth in a series of studies designed to provide statistically valid national estimates of food acquisitions (both purchased foods and USDA Foods) made by school food authorities (SFAs) participating in the Federally supported school nutrition programs.
Agency Information Collection Activities: School Meals Operations Study: Evaluation of the School-Based Child Nutrition Programs
Document Number: 2020-10205
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-13
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice invites the general public and other public agencies to comment on this proposed information collection. This collection is a revision of a currently approved collection for the School Meals Operations (SMO) Study's continuation of the Child Nutrition Program Operations Study II (CN-OPS II, OMB control number 0584-0607) information collection with updated survey instruments beginning in school year (SY) 2020-2021. This study will collect supplemental administrative data, including data on the CN COVID-19 waivers.
Animal Welfare; Amendments to Licensing Provisions and to Requirements for Dogs
Document Number: 2020-07837
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-13
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are amending the licensing requirements in the Animal Welfare Act (AWA) regulations to promote compliance, reduce licensing fees, and strengthen safeguards that prevent individuals and businesses with a history of noncompliance from obtaining a license or working with regulated animals. This action will reduce regulatory burden with respect to licensing and help ensure licensees' sustained compliance with the AWA, thus promoting animal welfare. We have also revised the veterinary care and watering standards for regulated dogs to better align the regulations with the humane care and treatment standards set by the Animal Welfare Act.
Final Record of Decision for the Rio Grande National Forest Land Management Plan
Document Number: 2020-10085
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-12
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
Dan Dallas, the Forest Supervisor for the Rio Grande National Forest, Rocky Mountain Region, signed the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Rio Grande National Forest Land Management Plan (Forest Plan). The final ROD documents the rationale for approving the Forest Plan and is consistent with the reviewing officer's responses to objections and instructions.
North Central Idaho Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2020-10043
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-12
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The North Central Idaho Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will hold a virtual meeting. 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. RAC information can be found at the following website: https:// www.fs.usda.gov/main/nezperceclearwater/workingtogether/ advisorycommittees.