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Raisins Produced From Grapes Grown in California; Temporary Relaxation of Substandard and Maturity Dockage Requirements
Document Number: 2024-16173
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-07-24
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This final rule adopts, without change, an interim final rule that temporarily changes the substandard and maturity dockage requirements for raisins covered under the Federal marketing order for raisins produced from grapes grown in California (Order). For the 2023- 2024 crop year, the minimum requirements for substandard and maturity dockage in the marketing order's handling regulations are relaxed to accommodate raisins adversely impacted by severe weather conditions.
Single Family Housing Guaranteed Housing Payment Supplement Account Demonstration Program
Document Number: 2024-16149
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-07-24
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Housing Service
The Rural Housing Service (RHS or the Agency), a Rural Development (RD) agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), is issuing this document for a demonstration program that will establish a new loss mitigation retention option, referred to as the Payment Supplement Account (PSA). The Agency's intention of this demonstration program is to assist borrowers who have experienced a documented hardship that led to an involuntary inability to pay their mortgage obligation, require payment reduction to resume making a monthly payment, and currently have a below market interest rate. This document briefly discusses a special servicing option for servicers to utilize to continue assisting struggling borrowers who seek loss mitigation alternatives, regardless of the nature of their hardship.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2024-16229
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-07-24
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Reinstatement
Document Number: 2024-16228
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-07-24
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2024-16157
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-07-23
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Notice of Request for Information (RFI) Inviting Input About the $50 Million Non-Traditional Shelf-Stable Commodities Pilot Program
Document Number: 2024-15919
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-07-19
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
The Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture requests comments from the public to inform an understanding on non-traditional, shelf-stable commodities that could be used in food assistance programming. FAS seeks to learn what commodities could be considered outside the traditional food assistance commodities. This RFI offers interested parties the opportunity to provide FAS with information regarding non-traditional, shelf-stable food aid commodities.
Notice of Opportunity To Submit Content Request for the 2027 Census of Agriculture
Document Number: 2024-15945
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-07-19
Agency: Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service
The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is currently accepting stakeholder feedback in the form of content requests for the 2027 Census of Agriculture. This census is required by law under the Census of Agriculture Act of 1997.
Amendment to the Caribou National Forest Land Management Plan
Document Number: 2024-15652
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-07-19
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, is amending the Caribou National Forest Land Management Plan (forest plan). The Forest Service has prepared a Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Crow Creek Pipeline Project Lower Valley Energy and draft record of decision that includes a programmatic plan amendment to the forest plan. The plan amendment would establish a utility corridor and applies to approximately 44 acres of National Forest System lands on the Montpelier Ranger District. This notice is to inform the public that the Caribou-Targhee National Forest is initiating a 60-day period where individuals or entities with specific concerns about the amendment to the forest plan may file objections for Forest Service review prior to the approval of the amendment.
Tart Cherries Grown in the States of Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wisconsin; Amendments to the Marketing Order
Document Number: 2024-15629
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2024-07-19
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This rulemaking proposes amendments to Marketing Order No. 930, which regulates the handling of tart cherries grown in Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wisconsin. The proposed amendments would modify the basis for calculating district representation on the Cherry Industry Administrative Board ("Board"), change the starting date for the term of office for Board members, simplify the way a Board member's sales constituency is determined, clarify how the sales constituency applies to alternate Board members, change the timeframe for submitting nominations, and clarify when districts are subject to volume regulation.
Importation of Grapes From Chile Into the United States
Document Number: 2024-15887
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-07-19
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are advising the public of our decision to revise the requirements relative to the importation into the United States of fresh table grapes from regions of Chile where European grapevine moth (Lobesia botrana, EGVM) is either absent or at very low prevalence. Based on the findings of a commodity import evaluation document, which we made available to the public for review and comment through a previous notice, we have determined that, in addition to the existing option of methyl bromide fumigation for EGVM and Chilean false red mite (Brevipalpus chilensis), grapes from Chile may be safely imported under a systems approach or irradiation for EGVM and B. chilensis. Current mitigation measures for Ceratitis capitata, or Medfly, will remain unchanged.
Opportunities for United States Grain Standards Act Designation in the Lower Northwest Texas Area; the Southeast Texas Area; the Keokuk, Iowa Area; and the Fargo, North Dakota Area
Document Number: 2024-15815
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-07-18
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) requests comments on the need for U.S. Grain Standards Act (USGSA) services in the newly formed Lower Northwest Texas and Southeast Texas geographic areas described below in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section. AMS is also asking persons, entities, or governmental agencies interested in providing official inspection and weighing services, in those areas, to apply for designation. The designated USGSA authority for two official agencies, Keokuk Grain Inspection (Keokuk) and North Dakota Grain Inspection, Inc. (NDGI), will end on the prescribed dates listed in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below. AMS is requesting designation applications from interested persons, entities, or governmental agencies that would like to provide official inspection and weighing services for the areas presently served by these two agencies. In addition to this request for applications, AMS seeks comments on the quality of services provided by Keokuk and NDGI.
Notice of Intent To Request Revision and Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2024-15804
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-07-18
Agency: Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) to request revision and extension of a currently approved information collection, the Commercial Floriculture Survey. A revision to burden hours will be needed due to changes in the size of the target population, sampling design, and/or questionnaire length.
Notice of Availability of a Pest Risk Analysis for the Importation of Leaves and Stems of Fresh Sage for Consumption From Ethiopia Into the Continental United States
Document Number: 2024-15842
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-07-18
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are advising the public that we have prepared a pest risk analysis that evaluates the risks associated with the importation of leaves and stems of fresh sage from Ethiopia into the continental United States. Based on the analysis, we have determined that the application of one or more designated phytosanitary measures will be sufficient to mitigate the risks of introducing or disseminating plant pests or noxious weeds via the importation of leaves and stems of fresh sage from Ethiopia. We are making the pest risk analysis available to the public for review and comment.
Softwood Lumber Research, Promotion, Consumer Education, and Information Order; Adjustment to Membership
Document Number: 2024-15238
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-07-18
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This final rule implements recommendations from the Softwood Lumber Board (Board) to modify the membership by adding alternate positions for certain seats and a public member. In addition to these Board recommended changes, Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) numbers for softwood lumber are also updated with the latest numbers from the U.S. International Trade Commission. The Board administers the Softwood Lumber Research, Promotion, Consumer Education and Industry Information Order (Order) with oversight by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; National Veterinary Services Laboratories Request Forms
Document Number: 2024-15568
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-07-16
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 its efforts to safeguard the health of U.S. livestock and poultry populations by the use of National Veterinary Services Laboratories request forms.
Notice of Request for Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2024-15597
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-07-16
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Housing Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Rural Housing Service (RHS or Agency), announces its intention to request Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval for a revision of a currently approved information collection in support of the Single-Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program (SFHGLP).
Agency Information Collection Activities: Comment Request
Document Number: 2024-15635
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-07-16
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the Economic Research Service's (ERS) to request a renewal to a currently approved information collection on supplemental food security questions in the Current Population Survey (CPS).
Agency Information Collection Activities: 2027 Farm to School Census
Document Number: 2024-15511
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-07-16
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 (OMB Number 0584-0646) for the 2027 Farm to School Census.
Notice of Request for Information (RFI) Inviting Input About the $50 Million Non-Traditional Shelf-Stable Commodities Pilot Program
Document Number: 2024-15474
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-07-15
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
The Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture requests comments from the public to inform an understanding on non-traditional, shelf-stable commodities that could be used in food assistance programming. FAS seeks to learn what commodities could be considered outside the traditional food assistance commodities. This RFI offers interested parties the opportunity to provide FAS with information regarding non-traditional, shelf-stable food aid commodities.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Community Facility Loans; OMB Control No.: 0575-0015
Document Number: 2024-15464
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-07-15
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Housing Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Rural Housing Service's (RHS) intention to request an extension for a currently approved information collection in support of the program for Community Facility Loans.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Community Facilities Grant Program; OMB Control No.: 0575-0173
Document Number: 2024-15463
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-07-15
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Housing Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Rural Housing Service's intention to request an extension for a currently approved information collection in support of the Community Facilities Grant Program.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Fire and Rescue Loans; OMB Control No.: 0575-0120
Document Number: 2024-15462
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-07-15
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Housing Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Rural Housing Service's intention to request an extension for a currently approved information collection in support of the program for Fire and Rescue Loans.
Paper and Paper-Based Packaging Promotion, Research and Information Order; Clarifying Changes
Document Number: 2024-15138
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2024-07-15
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) proposes multiple clarifying amendments to the Paper and Paper-Based Packaging Promotion, Research and Information Order (Order). The amendments include revising the definition of importer; adding a definition for partnership; clarifying the nominations process; clarifying language about in person and electronic voting for any Board meetings; updating the timing of financial reporting; and revising requirements for when exemptions can be requested. These actions would modify language in the Order to bring it up to date with current industry practices.
Milk in the Northeast and Other Marketing Areas; Proposed Amendments to Marketing Agreements and Orders
Document Number: 2024-14769
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2024-07-15
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This decision proposes to amend the pricing provisions in the 11 Federal Milk Marketing Orders (FMMOs).
Notice of Processing Timeline Change for the Rural Energy for America Program for Fiscal Year 2024
Document Number: 2024-15426
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-07-15
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Business-Cooperative Service
The Rural Business- Cooperative Service (the Agency) is issuing a notice of the Agency's intention to remove the self-imposed restriction that all Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 applications that are submitted under the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) prior to June 30, 2024, and were not funded in the national unrestricted pooling competitions, must be withdrawn. The Agency is also updating its approach for application reviews. This Notice also outlines the Agency's prioritization of Underutilized Renewable Energy Technologies (UT) in National Office competitions for FY 2024.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2024-15358
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-07-12
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2024-15349
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-07-12
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Superior National Forest; Minnesota; Superior National Forest School Trust Land Exchange Project; Withdrawal of Draft Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: 2024-15122
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-07-12
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Superior National Forest is withdrawing its draft environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Superior National Forest School Trust Land Exchange Project. The Superior National Forest's decision to withdraw the draft EIS is based on several issues that arose with the original exchange. Through consideration of public comments and consultation from local Tribes, a variety of viewpoints on the exchange proposal were considered. These considerations informed a decision by the State of Minnesota to withdraw its request for a land exchange. Because the State of Minnesota has withdrawn their request, the draft EIS is being canceled.
Olives Grown in California; Decreased Assessment Rate
Document Number: 2024-15247
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-07-12
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This action decreases the assessment rate established for the 2024 fiscal year and subsequent fiscal years for California olives as recommended by the California Olive Committee. The assessment rate will remain in effect indefinitely unless modified, suspended, or terminated.
Cranberries Grown in Massachusetts, et al.; Termination of Marketing Order and Data Collection Requirements for Cranberries Not Subject to the Marketing Order
Document Number: 2024-15246
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-07-12
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This rulemaking terminates Federal Marketing Order No. 929 regulating the handling of cranberries grown in the States of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, Oregon, Washington, and Long Island in the State of New York, and the rules and regulations issued thereunder. The data collection, reporting and recordkeeping requirements applicable to cranberries not subject to the marketing order are also terminated (7 CFR part 926). This rulemaking also removes the marketing order from the Code of Federal Regulations.
National School Lunch, Special Milk, and School Breakfast Programs, National Average Payments/Maximum Reimbursement Rates
Document Number: 2024-15175
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-07-10
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service
This Notice announces the annual adjustments to the national average payments, the amount of money the Federal Government provides States for lunches, afterschool snacks, and breakfasts served to children participating in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs; to the maximum reimbursement rates, the maximum per lunch rate from Federal funds that a State can provide a school food authority for lunches served to children participating in the National School Lunch Program; and to the rate of reimbursement for a half-pint of milk served to non-needy children in a school or institution that participates in the Special Milk Program for Children. The annual payments and rates adjustments for the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs reflect changes in the Food Away From Home series of the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers. The annual rate adjustment for the Special Milk Program reflects changes in the Producer Price Index for Fluid Milk Products. Further adjustments are made to these rates to reflect higher costs of providing meals in Alaska, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and Virgin Islands. The payments and rates are prescribed on an annual basis each July.
Solicitation of Nominations for Members of the USDA Grain Inspection Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2024-15134
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-07-10
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
The Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is seeking nominations for individuals to serve on the USDA Grain Inspection Advisory Committee (Advisory Committee). The Advisory Committee meets no less than once annually to advise AMS on the programs and services it delivers under the U.S. Grain Standards Act (USGSA). The committee is governed in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. Recommendations by the Advisory Committee help AMS better meet the needs of its customers who operate in a dynamic and changing marketplace.
Child and Adult Care Food Program: National Average Payment Rates, Day Care Home Food Service Payment Rates, and Administrative Reimbursement Rates for Sponsoring Organizations of Day Care Homes for the Period July 1, 2024 Through June 30, 2025
Document Number: 2024-15173
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-07-10
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service
This notice announces the annual adjustments to the national average payment rates for meals and snacks served in child care centers, outside-school-hours care centers, at-risk afterschool care centers, and adult day care centers; the food service payment rates for meals and snacks served in day care homes; and the administrative reimbursement rates for sponsoring organizations of day care homes, to reflect changes in the Consumer Price Index. Further adjustments are made to these rates to reflect the higher costs of providing meals in Alaska, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and Virgin Islands. The adjustments contained in this notice are made on an annual basis each July, as required by the laws and regulations governing the Child and Adult Care Food Program.
Boundary Establishment and Comprehensive River Management Plan for Cottonwood Creek National Wild and Scenic River on Inyo National Forest, Forest Service, and the Bureau of Land Management, California State Office, Inyo and Mono Counties, California
Document Number: 2024-15124
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-07-10
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The USDA Forest Service, Washington Office, in accordance with section 3(b) and section 3(d)(1) of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, is transmitting the final boundary of Cottonwood Creek National Wild and Scenic River to Congress and is providing notice of availability of the Cottonwood Creek Wild and Scenic River Comprehensive River Management Plan. The comprehensive river management plan and boundary for Cottonwood Creek Wild and Scenic River are available for review online at the following websites: https://www.fs.usda.gov/project/inyo/ ?project=57325 and https://eplanning.blm.gov/eplanning-ui/project/ 1505640/570.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2024-15113
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-07-10
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
Pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974 and Office of Management and Budget Circular No. A-108, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) gives notice that a component agency, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), proposes to modify an existing system of records notice titled Wildlife Services Management Information System, USDA/APHIS-9. Among other changes, the system will be renamed Wildlife Services Information Management System, USDA/APHIS- 9. Wildlife Services Information Management System serves as the official record of Wildlife Services' work in wildlife damage management activities related to agriculture, human health and safety, natural resources, and human property.
Advisory Committee on Minority Farmers
Document Number: 2024-15069
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-07-10
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), notice is hereby given that a public meeting of the Advisory Committee on Minority Farmers (ACMF) will be convened. During this public meeting, the ACMF will consider USDA programs and policies and their impacts on minority farmers. The ACMF will recommend action-oriented strategies that maximize the participation of minority farmers in USDA programs and services.
Codex Alimentarius Commission: Meeting of the Codex Committee on Food Import and Export Inspection and Certification Systems
Document Number: 2024-15096
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-07-10
Agency: Department of Agriculture
The U.S. Codex Office is sponsoring a public meeting on August 21, 2024. The objective of the public meeting is to provide information and receive public comments on agenda items and draft U.S. positions to be discussed at the 27th Session of the Codex Committee on Food Import and Export Inspection and Certification Systems (CCFICS) of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC). The 27th Session of the CCFICS will be held in Cairns, Australia, from September 16-20, 2024. The U.S. Manager for Codex Alimentarius and the Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs recognize the importance of providing interested parties the opportunity to obtain background information on the 27th Session of the CCFICS and to address items on the agenda.
Food Distribution Program: Value of Donated Foods from July 1, 2024 Through June 30, 2025
Document Number: 2024-15031
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-07-09
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service
This notice announces the national average value of donated foods or, where applicable, cash in lieu of donated foods, to be provided in school year 2025 (July 1, 2024 through June 30, 2025) for each lunch served by schools participating in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), and for each lunch and supper served by institutions participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).
Watermelon Research and Promotion Plan; Increased Assessment Rate
Document Number: 2024-14937
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2024-07-09
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This proposed rulemaking would implement a recommendation from the National Watermelon Promotion Board to increase the assessment rate from six cents per hundredweight to nine cents per hundredweight. Domestic watermelon producers of 10 acres or more and domestic first handlers of watermelons would each pay four and a half cents per hundredweight, and importers of 150,000 pounds or more annually of watermelons would pay nine cents per hundredweight. This proposed rulemaking would also amend current regulatory language to correct non- substantive and typographical errors.
WTO Agricultural Quantity-Based Safeguard Trigger Levels
Document Number: 2024-14604
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-07-03
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
This notice lists the updated quantity-based trigger levels for products which may be subject to additional import duties under the safeguard provisions of the WTO Agreement on Agriculture. This notice also includes the relevant period applicable for the trigger levels on each of the listed products.
Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee Call for Nominations
Document Number: 2024-14598
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-07-03
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
The Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee (FVIAC or Committee) was established to develop recommendations for submission to the Secretary of Agriculture (Secretary) on issues affecting the U.S. produce industry. Through this notice, the USDA is requesting nominations to fill up to 25 upcoming vacancies on the FVIAC. The Secretary will appoint industry representative to serve a two-year term of office that would commence in 2024. The Secretary invites those individuals, organizations, and groups affiliated with the categories listed in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section to nominate individuals or themselves for membership on the FVIAC.
Rules of Practice
Document Number: 2024-14682
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-07-03
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
Tomatoes Grown in Florida; Increased Assessment Rate
Document Number: 2024-14551
Type: Rule
Date: 2024-07-03
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This rulemaking implements a recommendation from the Florida Tomato Committee (Committee) to increase the assessment rate established for the 2023-2024 and subsequent fiscal periods from $0.025 to $0.035 per 25-pound container of tomatoes or equivalent. The assessment rate will remain in effect indefinitely unless modified, suspended, or terminated.
Big Bar Ranger District; California; Burnt Ranch Fire Resilient Community Project
Document Number: 2024-14483
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-07-02
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Shasta-Trinity National Forest is withdrawing the notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement. The Burnt Ranch Fire Resilient Community Project Notice of Intent was published in the Federal Register on Wednesday, December 24, 2014 (79 FR 77449). The Shasta-Trinity National Forest decision to withdraw the NOI is because the project has been redesigned to address impacts from a devastating wildfire.
Exploring Pathways to Commercialization for Modified Microbes
Document Number: 2024-14498
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-07-02
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are notifying the public that the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is soliciting the public to respond to this Request for Information (RFI) as part of our stakeholder engagement to explore pathways to commercialization for modified microbes subject to APHIS jurisdiction, consistent with the APHIS regulations for the movement of organisms modified or produced through genetic engineering. In response to the Office of Science and Technology Policy's (OSTP's) RFI "Identifying Ambiguities, Gaps, Inefficiencies, and Uncertainties in the Coordinated Framework for the Regulation of Biotechnology" issued in December 2022 pursuant to Executive Order 14081, multiple commenters expressed a need for clear regulatory pathways to commercialization for modified microbes. Therefore, we are requesting comments from the public regarding pathways to commercialization, including needs, ideas, and concerns, regarding possible APHIS risk- based deregulation of modified microbes and other potential regulatory and non-regulatory pathways to commercialization. The information provided will help to identify potential criteria and mechanisms for risk-based deregulation, develop a regulatory framework that could inform future rulemaking, and identify potential non-regulatory solutions.
Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; On-Farm Monitoring of Antimicrobial Use and Resistance in U.S. Broiler Production Study
Document Number: 2024-14580
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-07-02
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 for continuing the On-Farm Monitoring of Antimicrobial Use and Resistance in U.S. Broiler Production Study.
Black Hills National Forest Advisory Board
Document Number: 2024-13473
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-07-02
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Black Hills National Forest Advisory Board will hold a public meeting according to the details shown below. The board is authorized under the Forest and Rangeland Renewable Resources Planning Act of 1974, the National Forest Management Act of 1976, the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act, and operates in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). The purpose of the board is to provide advice and recommendations on a broad range of forest issues such as forest plan revisions or amendments, forest health including fire and insects and disease, travel management, forest monitoring and evaluation, recreation fees, and site-specific projects having forest- wide implications.
60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: RUS-Request for Mail List Data-REA Borrowers; OMB Control No.: 0572-0051
Document Number: 2024-14425
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-07-01
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Utilities Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Utilities Service (RUS or Agency) announces its intention to request a revision of a currently approved information collection and invites comments on this information collection.
Adoption of Categorical Exclusions Under Section 109 of the National Environmental Policy Act
Document Number: 2024-14449
Type: Notice
Date: 2024-07-01
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, is adopting multiple categorical exclusions (CEs) from several agencies as listed: Department of Commerce CEs A4 and A6; Department of Energy CE B5.23; Bureau of Land Management CE D2; National Telecommunications and Information Administration CEs C-4 through C-8; and Bureau of Indian Affairs CE L.1 pursuant to section 109 of the National Environmental Policy Act for future application to Forest Service decisions concerning land management activities that are similar in nature.. This notice describes the categories and details the consultation between the respective agencies.
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