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Notice of a Request for Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2020-03133
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-18
Agency: Foreign Agricultural Service, Department of Agriculture
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, this notice announces the Foreign Agricultural Service's intention to request a revision for a currently approved information collection relating to the issuance of certificates of quota eligibility (CQEs) required to enter sugar and sugar-containing products under tariff-rate quotas (TRQs) into the United States.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2020-03127
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-18
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2020-03067
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-18
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2020-03024
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-14
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Notices of Prospective Exclusive, Co-Exclusive or Partially Exclusive Domestic or Foreign Licenses of Government-Owned Inventions
Document Number: 2020-03011
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-14
Agency: Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture
Currently, the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) publishes notices of prospective exclusive, co-exclusive or partially exclusive domestic or foreign licenses of Government owned inventions of USDA (including, but not limited to, Agricultural Research Service, Forest Service and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service) in the Federal Register.
National Environmental Policy Act, Revised Procedures
Document Number: 2020-03009
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-14
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
This notice announces the establishment of a categorical exclusion (CE) for the USDA, Forest Service as directed by the amendment of the Healthy Forests Restoration Act (HFRA) of 2003 by the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018. This establishment revises Forest Service policies and procedures for compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), as amended. This CE, as well as others established by Congress, as described below, will be incorporated into the Forest Service Handbook.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2020-03007
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-14
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 add a new system of records to its inventory of records. The system of records being proposed is the APHIS Plant Protection and Quarantine's Lacey Act Declaration Information Systems (LADIS), USDA/APHIS-24. The purpose of this system is enable businesses to file Lacey Act declarations. LADIS collects these records as part of an effort to combat illegal timber imports and to protect global natural resources. Under the Lacey Act, it is unlawful to import certain plants and plant products without an import declaration. The records in LADIS contain information regarding imported shipments, description of shipments, and the name and address of the importer and consignee.
Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Plum Pox Compensation
Document Number: 2020-03004
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-14
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 that provide for the payment of compensation to owners of commercial stone fruit orchards and fruit tree nurseries whose trees or nursery stock were destroyed to eradicate plum pox virus.
Gallatin Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2020-03002
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-14
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Gallatin Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Bozeman, Montana. 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/ custergallatin/workingtogether/advisorycommittees.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2020-02982
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-14
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Notice of Solicitation of Applications for Inviting Applications for the Rural Business Development Grant Program To Provide Technical Assistance for Rural Transportation Systems
Document Number: 2020-02949
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-14
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Business-Cooperative Service
This notice is to invite applications for grants to provide Technical Assistance for Rural Transportation (RT) systems under the Rural Business Development Grant (RBDG) to provide Technical Assistance for RT systems and for RT systems to Federally Recognized Native American Tribes' (FRNAT) (collectively ``Programs'') and the terms provided in such funding. This notice is being issued in order to allow applicants sufficient time to leverage financing, prepare, and submit their applications and give the Agency time to process applications within fiscal year (FY) 2020. Successful applications will be selected by the Agency for funding and subsequently awarded to the extent that funding may ultimately be made available through appropriations. An announcement on the website at: https://www.rd.usda.gov/newsroom/ fy2020-appropriated-funding will identify the amount received in the appropriations. All applicants are responsible for any expenses incurred in developing their applications.
Grain Fees for Official Inspection and Weighing Services Under the United States Grain Standards Act (USGSA)
Document Number: 2020-02948
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-14
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is announcing the 2020 fee schedule for official inspection and weighing services performed under the USGSA, as amended, in order to comply with agency regulations and the Agriculture Reauthorizations Act of 2015. This action publishes the annual review of Schedule A fees calculation and the resulting fees.
Cardinal-Hickory Creek 345-kV Transmission Line Project
Document Number: 2020-02946
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-14
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Utilities Service
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Utilities Service (RUS), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) have issued a single Record of Decision (ROD) to approve the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the proposed Cardinal-Hickory Creek 345-kilovolt (kV) Transmission Line Project (C-HC Project). The C-HC Project will connect the Cardinal Substation in Dane County, Wisconsin with the Hickory Creek Substation in Dubuque County, Iowa. The C-HC Project also includes a new intermediate 345-/138-kV substation near the village of Montfort in Grant County, Wisconsin. The total length of the 345-kV transmission lines associated with the proposed project will be approximately 100 miles.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2020-02912
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-13
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Conveyance of Small Tracts
Document Number: 2020-02299
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-02-13
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Forest Service is revising regulations to implement certain changes to the Small Tracts Act, enacted in the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, also known as the 2018 Farm Bill. These statutory changes raise the value limit of tracts to be conveyed outside of the National Forest System under the Small Tracts Act from $150,000 to $500,000, and create a new conveyance category for parcels used as landfills, sewage treatment plants, or cemeteries under a Forest Service special use or other authorization. The changes also direct funds received from the conveyance of certain eligible lands to the Sisk Act fund available to the Secretary of Agriculture. These amendments to the Small Tracts Act are expected to provide the Forest Service with more flexibility for resolving property conflicts with private landowners and alleviate management burden and expense to the Forest Service.
Regional Conservation Partnership Program
Document Number: 2020-01812
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-02-13
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
This interim rule with request for public comment adds a new part to our regulations to implement the Regioinal Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). RCPP enhances conservation and promotes coordination between NRCS and its partners to help producers and landowners increase the restoration and sustainable use of soil, water, and wildlife on a regional or watershed scale. NRCS, an agency of the USDA, administers RCPP, which is funded through CCC. RCCP is reauthorized by the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (the 2018 Farm Bill), which streamlined RCPP administration, including elimination of ``covered program'' financial transfers and replacement of covered program contracts with RCPP contracts and programmatic partnership agreements. Section 2504 of the 2018 Farm Bill authorizes NRCS to implement RCPP through an Availability of Program Funding (APF) announcement in FY 2019 without issuing a regulation. This interim administration authority expired September 30, 2019, and section 1271E(e) of the RCPP statute, as amended, requires NRCS to administer RCPP through a regulation going forward. Therefore, NRCS is publishing this interim rule to incorporate the 2018 Farm Bill changes to RCPP program administration.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2020-02768
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-12
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Delayed Implementation of Grains Ounce Equivalents in the Child and Adult Care Food Program
Document Number: 2020-02245
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-02-12
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service
On September 25, 2019, the Food and Nutrition Service published meal pattern tables in Agency rules. This document corrects the presentation of tables in the final rule.
Notice of Request for Revision of an Approved Information Collection (Advanced Meat Recovery)
Document Number: 2020-02697
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-11
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 an approved information collection regarding the regulatory requirements associated with the production of meat from advanced meat recovery (AMR) systems. There are no changes to the existing information collection. The approval for this information collection will expire on May 31, 2020.
Notice of Request for Renewal of an Approved Information Collection (Nutrition Labeling of Major Cuts of Single-Ingredient Raw Meat or Poultry Products and Ground or Chopped Meat and Poultry Products)
Document Number: 2020-02690
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-11
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 collection regarding nutrition labeling of the major cuts of single-ingredient raw meat or poultry products and ground or chopped meat and poultry products. There are no changes to the existing information collection. The approval for this information collection will expire on May 31, 2020.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: 2008 Farm Bill Provisions on Clarification of Split Issuance; Accrual of Benefits and Definition Changes
Document Number: 2020-02687
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-11
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 associated with SNAP benefit storage and expungement provisions of the 2008 and 2018 Farm Bills. This collection involves both a new collection and an existing collection in use without an OMB control number which is in violation of the Paperwork Reduction Act. The new collection is for providing SNAP households advance or concurrent notice prior to the State agency expunging unused SNAP benefits from the household's Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) account due to nine months of account inactivity. The existing collection is for providing SNAP households advance or concurrent notice of State agency action to store unused SNAP benefits offline due to three or more months of account inactivity and for those households to seek reinstatement of benefits prior to permanent expungement.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2020-02659
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-11
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Tri-County Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2020-02611
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-11
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Tri-County Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Deer Lodge, Montana. 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/bdnf/ workingtogether/advisorycommittees.
Umatilla National Forest, Columbia County Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2020-02610
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-11
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Umatilla National Forest, Columbia County Resource Advisory Committee will meet in Dayton, Washington. 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. The meeting is open to the public. The purpose of the meeting is to conduct general business and review proposed projects.
Record of Decision on the Little Otter Creek Watershed Plan, Caldwell County, Missouri
Document Number: 2020-02602
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-11
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
This notice of availability presents the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (FSEIS) for the Little Otter Creek Watershed Plan (LOCWP) in Caldwell County, Missouri. This task has been to help plan and implement watershed projects. This notice announces the plan to proceed with the installation of the preferred alternative identified in the FSEIS. The preferred alternative, which includes the construction of a 344-acre multiple purpose reservoir, will avoid environmental impacts to the extent possible while minimizing and mitigating for impacts that are unavoidable.
Walnuts Grown in California; Hearing on Proposed Amendment of Marketing Order No.984
Document Number: 2020-02387
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-02-11
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
Notice is hereby given of a public hearing to receive evidence on proposed amendments to Federal Marketing Order No. 984 (Order) regulating the handling of walnuts grown in California. The California Walnut Board (Board), which locally administers the Order, recommended proposed amendments that would add authority for the Board to provide credit for certain market promotion expenses paid by handlers against their annual assessments due under the Order and establish requirements to effectuate the new authority. In addition, the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) proposes to make changes to the Order as may be necessary to conform to any amendment that may result from the hearing.
Opportunity for Designation in the Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Area; Request for Comments on the Official Agency Servicing This Area
Document Number: 2020-02625
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-10
Agency: Department of Agriculture
The designation of the official agency listed below will end on June 30, 2020. We are asking persons or governmental agencies interested in providing official services in the area presently served by this agency to submit an application for designation. In addition, we are asking for comments on the quality of services provided by the following designated agency: Mid-Iowa Grain Inspection, Inc. (Mid- Iowa).
Solicitation of Nominations for Members of the USDA Grain Inspection Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2020-02621
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-10
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). Recommendations by the Advisory Committee help AMS better meet the needs of its customers who operate in a dynamic and changing marketplace.
Plant Variety Protection Board; Open Teleconference Meeting
Document Number: 2020-02620
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-10
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is announcing a meeting of the Plant Variety Protection Board (Board). The meeting is being held to discuss a variety of topics including, but not limited to, regulation updates, subcommittee activities, and program activities. The meeting is open to the public. This notice sets forth the schedule and location for the meeting.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2020-02559
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-10
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Notice of Intent To Request Revision of the Current Population Survey Food Security Supplement-A Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2020-02547
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-10
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) implementing regulations, this notice announces a change that the Economic Research Service (ERS) intends to make to the currently approved annual information collection named the Current Population Survey Food Security Supplement (OMB Control No. 0536-0043). ERS intends to add a split panel test to the aforementioned information collection. Details of the split panel test are discussed in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2020-02543
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-10
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Nomenclature Changes; Technical Amendment
Document Number: 2020-01668
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-02-10
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This document makes nomenclature changes to the headings for a subchapter and various parts, subparts, and sections of the Code of Federal Regulations administered by the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS). This action is necessary to conform with Office of the Federal Register requirements for regulatory language.
Notice of Availability of the Bog Creek Road Project Final Records of Decision
Document Number: 2020-02466
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-07
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the U.S. Forest Service (Forest Service) Idaho Panhandle National Forests announce the availability of the Bog Creek Road Project Final Records of Decision (ROD). The CBP ROD addresses the decision to approve the funding for and implement the repair and maintenance of Bog Creek Road. The Forest Service ROD addresses the decisions to: Approve CBP's repair and maintenance of Bog Creek Road for administrative use; and, implement actions to establish grizzly bear core area habitat within the Blue- Grass Bear Management Unit and to meet the objectives of the Land Management Plan for the Idaho Panhandle National Forests (Forest Plan) for Motorized Access Management within the Selkirk and Cabinet-Yaak Grizzly Bear Recovery Zones.
Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Federally Recognized State Managed Phytosanitary Program
Document Number: 2020-02453
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-07
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 Federal recognition of a State's plant pest containment, eradication, or exclusion program as a Federally Recognized State Managed Phytosanitary Program.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Turnip the Beet! High Quality Summer Meals Award Program
Document Number: 2020-02449
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-07
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 new collection for recognizing program sponsors' nutrition efforts in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) or the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) Seamless Summer Option (SSO).
Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2020-02270
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-05
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Utilities Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the United States Department of Agriculture's Rural Utilities Service (RUS) invites comments on this information collection for which approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) will be requested.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request-The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) WIC Breastfeeding Award of Excellence
Document Number: 2020-02246
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-05
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 awarding local agencies for excellence in WIC breastfeeding services and support. Section 231 of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, Public Law 111-296, requires that the Department of Agriculture (USDA) establish a program to recognize WIC local agencies and clinics that demonstrate exemplary breastfeeding promotion and support activities.
Lincoln Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2020-02239
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-05
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Lincoln Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Libby, Montana. 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/pts/ specialprojects/racs.
Pima Agriculture Cotton Trust Fund and Agriculture Wool Apparel Manufacturers Trust Fund
Document Number: 2020-01296
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-02-05
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
This final rule makes amendments to regulations for the Pima Agriculture Cotton Trust Fund (Agriculture Pima Trust Fund) and the Agriculture Wool Apparel Manufacturers Trust Fund (Wool Trust Fund) programs. This final rule makes minor changes to the Department of Agriculture's administration of the Wool Trust Fund, required by section 12603 of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018. Statutory changes were made with respect to two of the four types of payments available under the Wool Trust Fund, the Refund of Duties Paid on Imports of Certain Wool Products (Wool Duty Refund program) and the Payments to Manufacturers of Certain Worsted Wool Fabrics (Wool Grant program). In addition, new regulatory language is required to update the payment expiration calendar year and for submission of affidavits that apply to all four payments made available under the Wool Trust Fund. This final rule also makes minor changes to the Department of Agriculture's administration of the Agriculture Pima Trust Fund per section 12602 of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018. New regulatory language is required for updating the payment expiration calendar year and to include information in the required affidavit of yarn spinners.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2020-02113
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-04
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Tart Cherries Grown in the States of Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wisconsin; Continuance Referendum
Document Number: 2020-01983
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-02-04
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This document directs that a referendum be conducted among eligible growers and processors of tart cherries grown in the States of Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wisconsin to determine whether they favor continuance of the marketing order regulating the handling of tart cherries produced in the production area.
Southwest Montana Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2020-02024
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-03
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Southwest Montana Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Dillon, Montana. 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/bdnf/workingtogether/advisorycommittees.
International Trade Data System: Timeline for Enforcing APHIS Core Message Set Flags in the Automated Commercial Environment
Document Number: 2020-01984
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-03
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is announcing full implementation of the APHIS Core Message Set in the Automated Commercial Environment/International Trade Data System (ACE/ ITDS) for the electronic submission of data required by APHIS Animal Care, Biotechnology Regulatory Services, Plant Protection and Quarantine, and Veterinary Services. APHIS intends to begin applying Harmonized Tariff Schedule flags, which will alert filers who opted to submit electronically using ACE. Full implementation of the message set will bring APHIS into compliance with the mandates of the Security and Accountability For Every Port Act of 2006 and Executive Order 13659. The information collected will enhance APHIS' ability to make data-driven policy decisions, improve risk analysis/assessments, and enhance ability to respond to changing pest/ disease conditions.
Codex Alimentarius Commission: Meeting of the Codex Committee on Pesticide Residues
Document Number: 2020-01937
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-03
Agency: Department of Agriculture
The U.S Codex Office is sponsoring a public meeting on February 27, 2020. The objective of the public meeting is to provide information and receive public comments on agenda items and draft United States (U.S.) positions to be discussed at the 52nd Session of the Codex Committee on Pesticide Residues (CCPR) of the Codex Alimentarius Commission, in Guangzhou, People's Republic of China, March 30-April 4, 2020. 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 52nd Session of the CCPR and to address items on the agenda.
National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard; Draft Instructions on Testing Methods
Document Number: 2020-01906
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-03
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) of the Department of Agriculture (USDA) is soliciting comments and feedback on draft instructions on testing methods as it pertains to the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard (Standard).
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2020-01890
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-03
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Import Requirements for the Importation of Unshu Oranges From Japan Into the United States
Document Number: 2020-01981
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-31
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are advising the public of our decision to revise the import requirements for the importation of fresh Unshu oranges from Japan into the United States and to allow Unshu oranges from the island of Kyushu to be imported into any port of entry in the United States, excluding territories. We are also removing the fumigation requirement for Unshu oranges from the islands of Honshu and Shikoku. Based on the findings of our commodity import evaluations, which we made available to the public to review and comment through a previous notice, we have concluded 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 fresh Unshu oranges into the United States from Japan, including the island of Kyushu.
Addition of the Philippines to the List of Regions Affected With African Swine Fever
Document Number: 2020-01836
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-31
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are advising the public that we have added the Philippines to the list of regions that the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service considers to be affected with African swine fever (ASF). We have taken this action because of confirmation of ASF in the Philippines.
Environmental Impact Statement; Rangeland Grasshopper and Mormon Cricket Suppression Program: Record of Decision
Document Number: 2020-01835
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-31
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
This notice advises the public of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's record of decision for the final environmental impact statement titled Record of Decision for the Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for the Rangeland Grasshopper and Mormon Cricket Suppression Program.