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Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2020-26615
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-03
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Commercial Transportation of Equines for Slaughter
Document Number: 2020-26611
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-03
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 the regulations for the commercial transportation of equines to slaughtering facilities.
Virtual Public Listening Session; Natural Resources Conservation Service Programs and Western Water Quantity
Document Number: 2020-26525
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-03
Agency: Department of Agriculture
The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will host a virtual, open, public listening session with remote participation only, for public input about water quantity in the west as it relates to existing NRCS programs. There will not be any in-person gathering for this listening session.
Guaranteed Rural Rental Housing Change in Initial Guarantee Fee and Annual Guarantee Fee
Document Number: 2020-25822
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-12-03
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Housing Service
The Rural Housing Service (RHS or the Agency) published a proposed rule, September 3, 2019, proposing to amend its regulation to remove the stated amount that the Agency will charge for the initial and annual guarantee fees. The regulation change will allow the Agency the flexibility to establish or make any future changes to the initial and annual guarantee fees without the need for a regulatory change. Through this action, RHS finalizes the proposed rule without any substantive revisions.
Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and Thunder Basin National Grassland; Wyoming; 2020 Thunder Basin National Grassland Plan Amendment
Document Number: 2020-26563
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-02
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
Russell M. Bacon, Forest Supervisor for the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and Thunder Basin National Grassland, Rocky Mountain Region, signed the final Record of Decision (ROD) for the 2020 Thunder Basin National Grassland Land and Resource Management Plan Amendment (Grassland Plan amendment). The Final ROD documents the rationale for approving the Grassland Plan amendment and is consistent with the Reviewing Officer's response to objections and instructions.
Petition To Manufacture Foot-and-Mouth Disease Vaccine in the United States
Document Number: 2020-26560
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-02
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are reopening the comment period for our notice of receipt of a petition from Zoetis, Inc. requesting approval for the manufacture within the continental United States of a vaccine derived from a leaderless strain of the foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) virus. Although introduction of live FMD virus into the United States is prohibited by law, the petition states that this leaderless strain should not be considered live FMD virus as it is non-infectious, non-transmissible, and incapable of causing FMD. We are taking this action in order to provide commenters with additional scientific information supporting our determination that the leaderless virus strain from which Zoetis, Inc. intends to produce FMD vaccine in the United States poses no risk of causing FMD infection in animals. This action gives interested persons the opportunity to review the additional information and submit comments.
Jefferson National Forest; Monroe County, West Virginia; Giles and Montgomery County, Virginia. Mountain Valley Pipeline and Equitrans Expansion Project Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: 2020-26515
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-01
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The USDA, Forest Service (FS) published a notice of intent to prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) to the 2017 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) and Equitrans Expansion Project in the Federal Register on July 30, 2020. The Notice of Intent (NOI) informed the public of the MVP project proposed action: To construct and operate a buried 42-inch natural gas pipeline across approximately 3.5 miles of the Jefferson National Forest (JNF). The NOI identified the FS as the lead agency and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) as the Federal cooperating agency. A corrected NOI has been prepared to update the responsible official for the FS, to update the applicability of the FS predecisional administrative review process, and to update contacts for both parties.
Central Montana Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2020-26493
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-01
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Central Montana 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://www.fs.usda.gov/main/hlcnf/ workingtogether/advisorycommittees.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2020-26391
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-01
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Agency Information Collection Activities: Recordkeeping of D-SNAP Benefit Issuance and Commodity Distribution for Disaster Relief
Document Number: 2020-26375
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-01
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. This information collection addresses the recordkeeping burden associated with forms FNS-292A (Report of Commodity Distribution for Disaster Relief) and FNS-292B (Report of Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Benefit Issuance). The reporting burden for these forms, which we are not seeking in this request, are already approved under OMB Control Number: 0584-0594; Expiration Date: 07/31/2023.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2020-26304
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-30
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2020-26300
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-30
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Notice of Availability of an Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for the Release of Aphalara itadori for the Biological Control of Japanese, Giant, and Bohemian Knotweeds
Document Number: 2020-26290
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-30
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are advising the public that we have prepared a final environmental assessment and finding of no significant impact relative to the release of Aphalara itadori for the biological control of Japanese, Giant, and Bohemian knotweeds (Fallopia japonica, F. sachalinensis, and F. x bohemica), significant invasive weeds, within the contiguous United States. Based on our finding of no significant impact, we have determined that an environmental impact statement need not be prepared.
Area Risk Protection Insurance Regulations; Common Crop Insurance Policy Basic Provisions; Common Crop Insurance Regulations, Sunflower Seed Crop Insurance Provisions; and Common Crop Insurance Regulations, Dry Pea Crop Insurance Provisions
Document Number: 2020-26036
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-11-30
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) amends the Area Risk Protection Insurance (ARPI) Regulations; Common Crop Insurance Policy (CCIP), Basic Provisions; Common Crop Insurance Regulations, Sunflower Seed Crop Insurance Provisions (Sunflower Seed Crop Provisions); and Common Crop Insurance Regulations, Dry Pea Crop Insurance Provisions (Dry Pea Crop Provisions). The intended effect of this action is to improve prevented planting provisions, revise beginning farmer or rancher and veteran farmer or rancher provisions and clarify arbitration provisions. In addition to these changes, FCIC is making clarifications to the Dry Pea Crop Provisions and revising the cancellation and termination dates in the Sunflower Seed Crop Provisions. The changes to the policy made in this rule are applicable for the 2021 and succeeding crop years for crops with a contract change date on or after November 30, 2020. For all other crops, the changes to the policy made in this rule are applicable for the 2022 and succeeding crop years.
International Sanitary and Phytosanitary Standard-Setting Activities
Document Number: 2020-26210
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-27
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
In accordance with legislation implementing the results of the Uruguay Round of negotiations under the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, we are informing the public of the international standard- setting activities of the World Organization for Animal Health, the Secretariat of the International Plant Protection Convention, and the North American Plant Protection Organization, and we are soliciting public comment on the standard-setting activities.
Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Importation of Poultry Meat and Other Poultry Products From Sinaloa and Sonora, Mexico; Poultry and Pork Transiting the United States
Document Number: 2020-26208
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-27
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 regulations for the importation of poultry meat and other poultry products from Sinaloa and Sonora and for pork and poultry products transiting the United States.
United States Standards for Beans
Document Number: 2020-26207
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-27
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
Notice is hereby given that the comment period for a notice for comment published in the Federal Register on September 29, 2020 is reopened. The publication invited comments on the revision to the method of interpretation for determining ``sample grade criteria,'' as it pertains to the class ``Blackeye beans,'' in the U.S. Standards for Beans under the United States Agricultural Marketing Act (AMA).
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2020-26195
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-27
Agency: Department of Agriculture
United States Standards for Split Peas
Document Number: 2020-25808
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-27
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
Notice is hereby given that the comment period for a notice for comment published in the Federal Register on September 29, 2020 is reopened. The publication invited comments on the revision to the method of interpretation for determining ``whole peas'' under the authority of the Agricultural Marketing Act (AMA).
Notice of Request for Extension or Renewal of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2020-26088
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-25
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Office of the Secretary
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (OASCR) to request a renewal to an approved information collection. OASCR will use the information collected to process Respondents' program discrimination complaints conducted or assisted by USDA.
Inviting Applications for the Rural Energy for America Program
Document Number: 2020-26086
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-25
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Business-Cooperative Service
The Rural Business-Cooperative Service (the Agency) Notice of Solicitation of Applications (NOSA) is being issued prior to passage of a final appropriations act to allow potential applicants time to submit applications for financial assistance under Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) for Federal Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 and give the Agency time to process applications within the current FY. This NOSA is being issued prior to enactment of full year appropriation for FY 2021. The Agency anticipates publishing a final rule for REAP later this year which will conform in part to the OneRD Guaranteed loan provisions published in the Federal Register on July 14, 2020 and will outline provisions as prescribed by the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 (Pub. L. 115-334), (2018 Farm Bill). It is the Agency's intention that the final REAP rule will codify REAP scoring criteria as outlined in this NOSA. All REAP applications competing for FY 2021 funding will be scored according to the scoring criteria listed in this NOSA. Applicants who have already filed REAP applications for FY 2021 will be allowed to provide additional information necessary for application scoring, and the modification will not be treated as a new application nor will it alter the submission date of record as noted in 4280.110(e). The Agency will publish the amount of funding received in any continuing resolution or the final appropriations act on its website at https://www.rd.usda.gov/newsroom/notices-solicitation- applications-nosas. Expenses incurred in developing applications will be at the applicant's risk. The REAP program has two types of funding assistance: (1) Renewable Energy Systems, Energy Efficiency Improvements and Energy Efficient Equipment and Systems Assistance and (2) Energy Audit and Renewable Energy Development Assistance Grants. The Renewable Energy Systems and Energy Efficiency Improvement Assistance provides grants and guaranteed loans to agricultural producers and rural small businesses to purchase and install renewable energy systems and make energy efficiency improvements to their operations. The Energy Efficient Equipment and Systems Assistance provisions were prescribed by the 2018 Farm Bill and provide guaranteed loans only to agricultural producers to purchase and install energy efficient equipment and systems for agricultural production and processing. Eligible renewable energy systems for REAP provide energy from: Wind, solar, renewable biomass (including anaerobic digesters and biogas), small hydro-electric, ocean, geothermal, or hydrogen derived from these renewable resources. Components and ancillary infrastructure of such renewable energy systems, such as a storage system, are also eligible. The Energy Audit and Renewable Energy Development Assistance Grant is available to a unit of State, Tribal, or local government; instrumentality of a State, Tribal, or local government; institution of higher education; rural electric cooperative; a public power entity; or a council, as defined in 16 U.S.C. 3451. The recipient of grant funds (grantee) will establish a program to assist agricultural producers and rural small businesses with evaluating the energy efficiency and the potential to incorporate renewable energy technologies into their operations.
South Central Idaho Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2020-26069
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-25
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The South 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/sawtooth/workingtogether.
Restoration of Milk, Whole Grains, and Sodium Flexibilities
Document Number: 2020-25761
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-11-25
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service
This rulemaking proposes to codify three menu planning flexibilities established by the interim final rule titled, Child Nutrition Programs: Flexibilities for Milk, Whole Grains, and Sodium Requirements published November 30, 2017, and made permanent with some modifications by a final rule of the same title published December 12, 2018, hereafter referred to as the 2018 Final Rule. An April 2020 court decision vacated and remanded the 2018 Final Rule. In response to the vacatur and remand of the 2018 Final Rule, this rule proposes targeted changes to: Allow National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program operators to permanently offer flavored, low-fat milk as part of a reimbursable meal and for sale as a competitive beverage and allow flavored, low-fat milk in the Special Milk Program for Children and in the Child and Adult Care Food Program for participants ages 6 and older; allow for half of the weekly grains in the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program menus to be whole grain-rich; and provide schools participating in the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Programs more time for gradual sodium reduction by retaining Sodium Target 1 through the end of school year (SY) 2023- 2024, continuing to Target 2 in SY 2024-2025, and eliminating the Final Target.
Notice To Request an Extension for a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2020-25987
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-24
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the Foreign Agricultural Service to revise the currently approved information collection for the USDA's Pima Agricultural Cotton Trust Fund.
Notice of Request for Revision of Currently Approved Information Collections
Document Number: 2020-25982
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-24
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Foreign Agricultural Service's (FAS) intention to request a revision for currently approved information collections in support of the foreign donation of agricultural commodities under the section 416(b) program, the Food for Progress Program, and the McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program.
Notice of Request for a Renewal of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2020-25980
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-24
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 a revision for a currently approved information collection in support of the CCC Export Credit Guarantee (GSM-102) Program based on current program levels and participants.
Black Hills Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2020-25969
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-24
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Black Hills Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will conduct 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/detail/ blackhills/workingtogether/advisorycommittees/?cid=STELPRD380 7565.
Southern Arizona Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2020-25966
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-24
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Southern Arizona Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Tucson, Arizona. 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 (FACA). The purpose of the introductory meeting is to provide the committee with introductions to the Act, FACA, the RAC roles and responsibilities, elect a chair, and discuss the proposal process. Furthermore, to improve collaborative relationships across disciplines and counties and discuss how RAC can provide advice and recommendations to the Forest Service concerning projects and funding consistent with Title II of the Act. Secure Rural Schools and Community Self- Determination Act information can be found at the following website: https://www.fs.usda.gov/working-with-us/states/secure-rural-s chools.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2020-25924
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-24
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Idaho Panhandle Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2020-25920
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-24
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Idaho Panhandle Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will hold a 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 meeting information can be found at the following website: https:// www.fs.usda.gov/main/ipnf/workingtogether/advisorycommittees.
Notice of Request for a New Collection To Populate an Agritourism Directory
Document Number: 2020-25774
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-24
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 of a new collection, entitled: Agritourism Directory, from the Office of Management and Budget. Upon approval, we request that this collection be merged into OMB 0581-0169, Local Food Directories and Survey, which was approved January 29, 2020.
Child Nutrition Programs: Rescission of Milk, Whole Grains, and Sodium Flexibilities: Notice of Vacatur
Document Number: 2020-25760
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-11-24
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service
This final rule removes from the Code of Federal Regulations the final rule published on December 12, 2018, titled, ``Child Nutrition Programs: Flexibilities for Milk, Whole Grains, and Sodium Requirements.'' This action responds to a decision of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland that vacated the rule.
Gallatin Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2020-25836
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-23
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Gallatin 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; and to make recommendations on recreation fee proposals for sites consistent with the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act. RAC information can be found at the following website: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/ custergallatin/workingtogether/advisorycommittees/?cid=stelpr db5304491.
Southern Montana Resource Advisory Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2020-25826
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-23
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Southern Montana 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; and to make recommendations on recreation fee proposals for sites consistent with the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act. RAC information can be found at the following website: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/ custergallatin/workingtogether/advisorycommittees/?cid=stelpr d3841767.
United States Standards for Lentils
Document Number: 2020-25809
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-23
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
Notice is hereby given that the comment period for a notice for comment published in the Federal Register on September 29, 2020 is reopened. The publication invited comments on the revision to the method of interpretation for determining the special grade ``Green,'' as it pertains to the class ``Lentils,'' under the authority of the AMA.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2020-25781
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-23
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Standardizing Phytosanitary Treatment Regulations: Approval of Cold Treatment and Irradiation Facilities; Cold Treatment Schedules; and Establishment of Fumigation and Cold Treatment Compliance Agreements
Document Number: 2020-25714
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-23
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 the phytosanitary treatment regulations to establish generic criteria that would allow for the approval of new cold treatment facilities in the Southern and Western States of the United States.
Subsistence Management Regulations for Public Lands in Alaska-2020-21 and 2021-22 Subsistence Taking of Wildlife Regulations
Document Number: 2020-22733
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-11-23
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
This final rule establishes regulations for seasons, harvest limits, and methods and means related to the taking of wildlife for subsistence uses in Alaska for the 2020-21 and 2021-22 regulatory years. The Federal Subsistence Board (Board) completes the biennial process of revising subsistence hunting and trapping regulations in even-numbered years and subsistence fishing and shellfish regulations in odd-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 biennial cycle. This rule also revises the customary and traditional use determinations for wildlife.
Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Foot-and-Mouth Disease: Prohibition on Importation of Farm Equipment
Document Number: 2020-25713
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-20
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 importation of used farm equipment into the United States from regions affected with foot-and- mouth disease.
Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Infectious Salmon Anemia; Payment of Indemnity
Document Number: 2020-25711
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-20
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 regulations for the payment of indemnity due to infectious salmon anemia.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2020-25643
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-20
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2020-25626
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-20
Agency: Department of Agriculture
El Dorado County Resource Advisory Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2020-25608
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-20
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The El Dorado 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 the Act. RAC information can be found at the following website: https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/eldorado/ workingtogether/advisorycommittees.
Notice of Request for Extension and Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2020-25596
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-19
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35)(PRA), 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 in support of the reporting and recordkeeping requirements under the Packers and Stockyards Act of 1921, as amended and supplemented (P&S Act). This approval is required under the PRA.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2020-25552
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-19
Agency: Department of Agriculture
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Compliance
Document Number: 2020-25465
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-11-19
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service (Agency) is adopting a final rule amending its National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) regulations. The final rule establishes new and revised categorical exclusions (pertaining to certain special use authorizations, infrastructure management activities, and restoration and resilience activities) and adds the determination of NEPA adequacy provision to the Agency's NEPA regulations. These amendments will increase efficiency in the Agency's environmental analysis and decision-making while meeting NEPA's requirements and fully honoring the Agency's environmental stewardship responsibilities. Public comment has informed and improved the final rule.
Payment Limitation and Payment Eligibility
Document Number: 2020-25456
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-11-19
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
The Farm Service Agency (FSA) on behalf of the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) amended its regulations concerning payment limitation and eligibility through a final rule published in the Federal Register on August 21, 2020. This correction restores the previous definitions of ``active personal management,'' ``significant contribution,'' ``significant contribution of active personal management,'' and ``significant contribution of the combination of active personal labor and active personal management.''
Request for Nominations of Members for the Citrus Disease Subcommittee
Document Number: 2020-24925
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-19
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Office of the Secretary
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announces the opening of the solicitation for nominations to fill vacancies on the National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics (NAREEE) Advisory BoardCitrus Disease Subcommittee. There are three vacancies on the Citrus Disease Subcommittee.
Tart Cherries Grown in the States of Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin; Changes to Subcommittee Size and Addition of Term Limits
Document Number: 2020-24910
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-11-19
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This rule implements a recommendation from the Cherry Industry Administrative Board (Board) to change subcommittee size and add term limits under the marketing order for tart cherries grown in the States of Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2020-25444
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-18
Agency: Department of Agriculture