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Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2020-14883
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-10
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Utilities Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) invites comments on this information collection for which approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) will be requested. The intention is to request an extension for a currently approved information collection in support of the RUS Electric Loan Application and Related Reporting Burdens.
Coronavirus Food Assistance Program; Correction
Document Number: 2020-14855
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-10
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Office of the Secretary
The Secretary of Agriculture implemented the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), which provides assistance to agricultural producers impacted by the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak, through a final rule published in the Federal Register on May 21, 2020. We realized that there were errors in some of the payment rates in that final rule. In addition, we were able to reevaluate the payment rates for certain specialty crops based on data that was available from industry in response to the CFAP notice of funding availability, which was published in the Federal Register on May 22, 2020. This document corrects payment rates and categories for those specialty crops that were published in the final rule.
Notice of Funding Availability; Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) Additional Eligible Commodities
Document Number: 2020-14854
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-10
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Office of the Secretary
The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) helps agricultural producers impacted by the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak. As provided in the CFAP regulation, this document announces additional commodities that have been determined to be eligible for CFAP assistance. USDA carefully reviewed the additional information provided in the comments to develop the list of additional commodities. Additional review is ongoing, which will result in a subsequent announcement.
Inviting Applications for the Delta Health Care Services Grant Program
Document Number: 2020-14849
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-10
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Business-Cooperative Service
This Notice of Funding Availability (Notice) announces that the Rural Business-Cooperative Service (Agency) is accepting fiscal year (FY) 2020 applications for the Delta Health Care Services (DHCS) grant program. Approximately $6.0 million is currently available for FY 2020. The Agency will publish the program funding level on the Rural Development website https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/delta- health-care-services-grants. The purpose of this program is to provide financial assistance to address the continued unmet health needs in the Delta Region through cooperation among health care professionals, institutions of higher education, research institutions, and economic development entities in the Delta Region.
Custer Gallatin National Forest; Montana; Revision of the Land Management Plan for the Custer Gallatin National Forest
Document Number: 2020-14825
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-10
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Forest Service is revising the Custer Gallatin National Forest's 1986 and 1987 Land and Resource Management Plans. The Forest Service has prepared a final environmental impact statement (final EIS) for the revised land management plan, and a draft record of decision (ROD). This notice is to inform the public that a 60-day period is being initiated where individuals or entities with specific concerns about the Custer Gallatin National Forest's revised land management plan and the associated final EIS may file objections for Forest Service review prior to the approval of the revised land management plan. This is also an opportunity to object to the Regional Forester's list of species of conservation concern (SCC) for the Custer Gallatin National Forest.
Funding Opportunity Announcement-Solicitation for Applications To Assist Persistent Poverty Farmers, Ranchers, Agriculture Producers and Communities Through Agriculture Resources
Document Number: 2020-14325
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-10
Agency: Department of Agriculture
This notice announces the availability of funds and solicits applications for grants from community-based and non-profit organizations, institutions of higher education, and tribal entities to compete for financial assistance through the OPPE. Funding will be made available for the purpose of leveraging USDA, state, local and private sector resources, to address local agricultural and natural resource issues, encourage collaboration and to develop state and local leadership and partnerships to assist limited resource and socially disadvantaged and veteran farmers, ranchers, agricultural producers and communities through agriculture industries. The eligible entities will provide technical assistance to persistent poverty communities, with emphasis on socially disadvantaged and/or veteran farmers, ranchers and agricultural producers to assist them in establishing a local working leaders group, identifying issues, challenges and assets, preparing a plan of action and identifying resources and means to address and accomplish results through available programmatic services and opportunities.
Land Uses; Special Uses; Procedures for Operating Plans and Agreements for Powerline Facility Maintenance and Vegetation Management Within and Abutting the Linear Boundary of a Special Use Authorization for a Powerline Facility
Document Number: 2020-13999
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-10
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is amending its existing special use regulations to implement section 512 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA), as added by section 211 of division O, Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 (hereinafter ``section 512''). This section governs the development and approval of operating plans and agreements for maintenance and vegetation management of electric transmission and distribution line facilities (powerline facilities) on National Forest System (NFS) lands inside the linear boundary of special use authorizations for powerline facilities and on abutting NFS lands to remove or prune hazard trees.
Marketing Order Regulating the Handling of Spearmint Oil Produced in the Far West; Increased Assessment Rate
Document Number: 2020-13614
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-10
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This final rule implements a recommendation from the Far West Spearmint Oil Administrative Committee (Committee) to increase the assessment rate established for the 2020-2021 and subsequent marketing years. The assessment rate will remain in effect indefinitely unless modified, suspended, or terminated.
Sweet Onions Grown in Walla Walla Valley of Southeast Washington and Northeast Oregon; Increased Assessment Rate
Document Number: 2020-13502
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-10
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This rule implements a recommendation from the Walla Walla Sweet Onion Marketing Committee (Committee) to increase the assessment rate established for the 2020 and subsequent fiscal periods. The assessment rate will remain in effect indefinitely unless modified, suspended, or terminated.
Determination of Total Amounts of Fiscal Year 2021 WTO Tariff-Rate Quotas for Raw Cane Sugar and Certain Sugars, Syrups and Molasses
Document Number: 2020-14851
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-09
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Office of the Secretary
The Office of the Secretary of the Department of Agriculture (the Secretary) announces the establishment of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 (October 1, 2020-September 30, 2021) in-quota aggregate quantity of raw cane sugar at 1,117,195 metric tons raw value (MTRV), and the establishment of the FY 2021 in-quota aggregate quantity of certain sugars, syrups, and molasses (also referred to as refined sugar) at 162,000 MTRV.
Forest Service Handbook 2309.13, Chapter 50; Operation and Maintenance of Developed Recreation Sites
Document Number: 2020-14785
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-09
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Forest Service is proposing to issue a proposed directive to update its handbook on operation and maintenance of recreation sites on National Forest System lands that contain infrastructure or amenities authorized by the Forest Service for public enjoyment and resource protection. Examples of developed recreation sites include boat launches, campgrounds, climbing areas, day use areas, picnic sites, fishing sites, group campgrounds and picnic sites, horse camps, informational and interpretive sites, visitor centers, recreation rental cabins, observation sites, off-highway vehicle staging areas, alpine and Nordic ski areas, developed swimming sites, snow play areas, target ranges, trailheads, and wildlife viewing sites.
Procedural Requirements Governing Proceedings Pertaining to Marketing Agreements and Marketing Orders
Document Number: 2020-13364
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-09
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is adopting a final rule to amend the procedural regulations governing proceedings to formulate or amend Marketing Agreements and Marketing Orders. This final rule adopts a provision to allow the agency to utilize alternative procedures for conducting a rulemaking proceeding as outlined in a notice of hearing.
Information Collection; Generic Clearance for Non-Timber Forest Products
Document Number: 2020-14703
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-08
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Forest Service is seeking comments from all interested individuals and organizations on the renewal of our information collection, Non-Timber Forest Products.
National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard; Guidance on Validation of a Refining Process and Selecting a Testing Method
Document Number: 2020-14643
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-08
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) of the Department of Agriculture (USDA) posts final guidance to validate a refining process and selects a testing method as it pertains to the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard (Standard).
Notice of Settlement Pursuant to CERCLA; Administrative Settlement Agreement and Order on Consent for the Ross Adams Mine Site Cleanup
Document Number: 2020-14641
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-08
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
In accordance with section 122(i) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, as amended (CERCLA), notice is hereby given that the USDA Forest Service is seeking comments on the Administrative Settlement Agreement and Order on Consent for Removal Action (``ASAOC'') for the Ross Adams Mine Site (``the Site''). On January 17, 2020, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Forest Service, Region 10 entered into an ASAOC with Newmont USA Limited (``Newmont'') and Dawn Mining Company, LLC (``Dawn''). The ASAOC provides for a comprehensive cleanup of the Ross Adams Mine Site in southeastern Alaska.
Tart Cherries Grown in the States of Michigan, et al.; Free and Restricted Percentages for the 2019-20 Crop Year
Document Number: 2020-13125
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-08
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This rule implements a recommendation from the Cherry Industry Administrative Board (Board) to establish free and restricted percentages for the 2019-20 crop year pursuant to the marketing order for tart cherries grown in the states of Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wisconsin. This action establishes the proportion of tart cherries from the 2019-20 crop that may be handled in commercial outlets. This action should stabilize marketing conditions by adjusting supply to meet market demand and help improve grower returns. Also, a correction is made to section 930.151 to reflect the correct desirable carry-out inventory not to exceed a maximum of 100 million pounds (81 FR 63676).
Revisions to the Federal Seed Act Regulations
Document Number: 2020-12920
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-07
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This final rule revises the regulations that implement the Federal Seed Act (FSA). Revisions are made to seed labeling, testing, and certification requirements. The revisions add certain seed species to the lists of covered kinds of seed and update the lists to reflect current scientific nomenclature; update regulations related to seed quality, germination and purity standards, and acceptable seed testing methods; and update seed certification and recertification requirements, including new eligibility standards and the recognition of current breeding techniques. This rule aligns FSA regulations with current industry practices, harmonizes FSA testing methods with industry standards, and clarifies confusing or contradictory language in the existing regulations. The revisions are expected to reduce trade burden associated with interstate seed commerce and encourage compliance with State and Federal laws.
Use of Radio Frequency Identification Tags as Official Identification in Cattle and Bison
Document Number: 2020-14463
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-06
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
In accordance with Executive Order 13892, Promoting the Rule of Law Through Transparency and Fairness in Civil Administrative Enforcement and Adjudication, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is soliciting public comments on a proposal wherein APHIS would only approve radio frequency identification tags as official eartags for use in interstate movement of cattle and bison that are covered under certain regulations.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request-Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Store Applications, Forms FNS-252, FNS-252-C, FNS-252-E, FNS-252-FE, FNS-252-R and FNS-252-2
Document Number: 2020-14446
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-06
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice invites the general public and other public agencies to comment on the proposed collection. This is a revision of a currently approved collection in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and concerns Retail Store Applications (Forms FNS-252; FNS-252-C, FNS-252- E; FNS-252-FE; FNS-252-R and FNS-252-2).
Agency Information Collection Activities: Survey of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Employment and Training (E&T) Case Management
Document Number: 2020-14445
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-06
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 (1) describing States' approaches to SNAP E&T case management, (2) providing a comprehensive picture of States' approaches to SNAP E&T participant assessment, (3) documenting States' approaches to offering participant reimbursements and other supports, and (4) describing States' responses to the new case management requirement.
Inviting Applications for Rural Cooperative Development Grants
Document Number: 2020-14286
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-02
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Business-Cooperative Service
This Notice announces that the Rural Business-Cooperative Service (Agency) is accepting fiscal year (FY) 2020 applications for the Rural Cooperative Development Grant (RCDG) program. The program funding level for FY 2020 is a total of $5.8 million. The purpose of this program is to provide financial assistance to improve the economic condition of rural areas through cooperative development. Eligible applicants are a non-profit corporation or an institution of higher education.
Notice of Request for Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2020-14283
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-02
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Business-Cooperative Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), this notice announces the Rural Business- Cooperative Service's (RBCS) intention to revise a currently approved information collection in support of the program for the Annual Survey of Farmer Cooperatives, as authorized in the Cooperative Marketing Act of 1926.
National Forests in Alabama Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2020-14239
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-02
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The National Forests in Alabama Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet virtually. 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/racweb.
Notice of Request for Revision of an Approved Information Collection (Accreditation of Laboratories, Transactions, and Exemptions)
Document Number: 2020-14101
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-01
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 a revision of the approved information collection for the accreditation of laboratories; transactions with official meat and poultry establishments, egg products processing plants, and other firms; and exemptions from requirements of the Federal Meat Inspection Act and the Poultry Products Inspection Act. FSIS has reduced the burden estimate for this collection by 13 hours based on updated information. The approval for this information collection will expire on December 31, 2020.
Beef Promotion and Research; Reapportionment
Document Number: 2020-12813
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-01
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This final rule adjusts representation on the Cattlemen's Beef Promotion and Research Board (Board), established under the Beef Promotion and Research Act of 1985 (Act), to reflect changes in domestic cattle inventories as well as changes in levels of imported cattle, beef, and beef products that have occurred since the Board was last reapportioned in July 2017. These adjustments are required by the Beef Promotion and Research Order (Order) and will result in an increase in Board membership from 99 to 101, effective with the Secretary of Agriculture's (Secretary) appointments for terms beginning early in the year 2021.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2020-14050
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-30
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Notice of Intent To Request Revision and Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2020-13990
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-30
Agency: Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act 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 Fruits, Nuts, and Specialty Crops Surveys. Minor revisions to burden hours may be needed due to changes in the size of the target population, sample design, or minor changes in questionnaire design.
Notice of Request for a Renewal of an Information Collection; Fast Track Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Programs
Document Number: 2020-13989
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-30
Agency: Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) to request feedback from the general public on the ``Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Programs.'' This collection was developed as part of a Federal Government-wide effort to streamline the process for seeking feedback from the public on service delivery. This notice announces our intent to submit this collection to OMB for approval and solicits comments on specific aspects for the proposed information collection.
Onions Grown in South Texas; Decreased Assessment Rate
Document Number: 2020-12879
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-30
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This rule implements a recommendation from the South Texas Onion Committee (Committee) to decrease the assessment rate established for the 2019-20 and subsequent fiscal periods. The assessment rate will remain in effect indefinitely unless modified, suspended, or terminated.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2020-13949
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-29
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; National Veterinary Services Laboratories; Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy Surveillance Program
Document Number: 2020-13944
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-29
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 National Veterinary Services Laboratories diagnostic support for the bovine spongiform encephalopathy surveillance program.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request-FNS 275-SNAP Quality Control Regulations
Document Number: 2020-13918
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-29
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 is a revision of a currently approved information collection request.
Retail Exemptions Adjusted Dollar Limitations
Document Number: 2020-13913
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-29
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is announcing the dollar limitations on the amount of meat and meat food products and poultry and poultry products that a retail store can sell to hotels, restaurants, and similar institutions without disqualifying itself for exemption from Federal inspection requirements. Because Siluriformes fish have been regulated, along with traditional meat products, under the Federal Meat Inspection Act since 2016, FSIS has included Siluriformes fish and fish products in its calculations for the retail dollar limitation for meat products in this announcement. FSIS requests comments on the inclusion of Siluriformes fish and fish products with meat products.
Area Risk Protection Insurance Regulations; Common Crop Insurance Policy Basic Provisions; and Common Crop Insurance Regulations, Coarse Grains Crop Insurance Provisions
Document Number: 2020-13831
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-29
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; and the Common Crop Insurance Regulations, Coarse Grains Crop Insurance Provisions. The intended effect of this action is to implement the changes contained in the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (commonly referred to as the 2018 Farm Bill). Section 11122 of the 2018 Farm Bill required that FCIC research and develop methods of adjusting for quality losses. In addition to the 2018 Farm Bill required changes, FCIC is updating provisions regarding premium offsets, Administrator reinstatement, notice of loss, double cropping requirements, prevented planting, and units. The changes to the policy made in this rule are applicable for the 2021 crop year for crops with a contract change date on or after June 30, 2020. For all crops the changes to the policy made in this rule are applicable for the 2022 and succeeding crop years.
Olives Grown in California; Amendments to the Marketing Order No. 932
Document Number: 2020-12884
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-29
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This final rule amends Marketing Order No. 932, which regulates the handling of olives grown in California. The amendment, which was proposed by the California Olive Committee (Committee), was approved by producers in a referendum. This action revises the marketing order's quorum requirement and makes a clarifying change stating that alternate members acting as members to form a quorum would also be eligible to cast votes.
Notice of Request for Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2020-13804
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-26
Agency: Department of Agriculture
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the above-named agency to request Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval for a revision of a currently approved information collection in support of the Advanced Biofuel Payment Program.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2020-13803
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-26
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2020-13800
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-26
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2020-13750
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-26
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Utilities Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Rural Housing Service (RHS) invites comments on this information collection for which approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) will be requested. The intention is to request a revision for a currently approved information collection in support of the program for Telecommunications System Construction Policies and Procedures.
Common Crop Insurance Regulations; Dry Pea Crop Insurance Provisions
Document Number: 2020-13457
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-26
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) amends the Common Crop Insurance Regulations, Dry Pea Crop Insurance Provisions (Crop Provisions). The intended effect of this action is to update crop insurance policy provisions and definitions to better reflect current agricultural practices. The changes are to be effective for the 2021 and succeeding crop years.
Inviting Applications for Socially-Disadvantaged Groups Grants
Document Number: 2020-13736
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-25
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Business-Cooperative Service
This Notice announces that the Rural Business-Cooperative Service (Agency) is announcing fiscal year (FY) 2020 funding for applications for the Socially-Disadvantaged Groups Grant (SDGG) program. The program funding level for FY2020 is a total of $3.0 million. Detailed information can be found on the SDGG website located at http://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/socially-disadvantag ed- groups-grant. Expenses incurred in developing applications are the responsibility of the applicant. The purpose of this program is to provide technical assistance to Socially-Disadvantaged Groups in rural areas. Eligible applicants include Cooperatives, Groups of Cooperatives, and Cooperative Development Centers. This program supports Rural Development's (RD) mission of improving the quality of life for rural Americans and commitment to directing resources to those who most need them.
Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Blood and Tissue Collection and Recordkeeping at Slaughtering, Rendering, and Approved Livestock Marketing Establishments and Facilities
Document Number: 2020-13735
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-25
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 governing approval and maintenance of livestock marketing establishments and facilities, listing blood and tissue collection and recordkeeping, and withdrawal or denial of livestock marketing facilities and slaughtering and rendering facilities.
J.R. Simplot Company; Availability of a Request and Plant Pest Risk Similarity Assessment for an Extension of a Determination of Nonregulated Status for Z6 Potatoes With Late Blight Protection, Low Acrylamide Potential, Lowered Reducing Sugars, and Reduced Black Spot
Document Number: 2020-13711
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-25
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are advising the public that the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has received a request to extend our determination of nonregulated status of J.R. Simplot Company's (Simplot's) W8 potato to event Z6 (hereafter Z6 potato). Z6 potato has been genetically engineered for late blight protection, low acrylamide potential, lowered reducing sugars, and reduced black spot using the same construct and method of transformation as W8 potato. We are making available for public comment the request and our plant pest risk similarity assessment and preliminary determination of nonregulated status.
Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Bees and Related Articles
Document Number: 2020-13686
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-25
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 importation of bees and related articles into the United States.
Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy; Importation of Animals and Animal Products
Document Number: 2020-13533
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-24
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 activities to prevent the introduction of bovine spongiform encephalopathy into the United States.
Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2020-13523
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-24
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This notice announces the Agricultural Marketing Service's (AMS) intention to request approval, from the Office of Management and Budget, for an extension of the currently approved information collection request Web-Based Supply Chain Management (WBSCM) system. This information collection is necessary to support the procurement of agricultural commodities for domestic and international nutrition assistance programs. AMS issues invitations to purchase fresh and processed commodities for domestic and international nutrition assistance programs on a year-round basis. The extension of the information collection request is required to continue using the WBSCM system, which allows respondents to submit information entered and received electronically in WBSCM. Vendors will be able to access electronically. The information collection burden for respondents should not increase.
Notice of Funds Availability for the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program (HBIIP) for Fiscal Year 2020; Correction
Document Number: 2020-13360
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-24
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation, Rural Business-Cooperative Service
The Commodity Credit Corporation and the Rural Business- Cooperative Service, USDA published a notice in the Federal Register on May 5, 2020 regarding the Notice of Funds Availability for the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program (HBIIP) for Fiscal Year 2020. This document inadvertently did not include all the Western states in Section V. Application Review Information, A. Criteria, 2. This notice corrects that omission.
Revision of Three U.S. Grade Standards for Carrots
Document Number: 2020-12828
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-24
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) of the Department of Agriculture (USDA) is revising the U.S. Standards for Grades of Topped Carrots, U.S. Standards for Grades of Bunched Carrots, and U.S. Standards for Grades of Carrots with Short Trimmed Tops. AMS is adding more U.S. No. 1 grades to accommodate carrots of colors other than orange, orange red, and orange scarlet. The current U.S. No. 1 grades will remain unchanged. In addition, AMS is removing the Unclassified section and renumbering sections due to the additional grades.
Forest Service Manual 2710 and Forest Service Handbook 2709.11; Special Uses; Use and Storage of Explosive Materials on National Forest System Lands Under Special Use Authorizations
Document Number: 2020-13509
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-23
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service (Forest Service), is issuing interim directives on the use and storage of explosive materials on National Forest System lands as part of activities authorized under special use permits. The Forest Service has determined that some of the direction contained in these interim directives formulates standards, criteria, and guidelines applicable to Forest Service programs and is therefore subject to public notice and comment. The Forest Service has made a finding of good cause that an exigency exists to support issuance of the interim directives, which go into effect upon publication for public comment.
West Virginia Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2020-13406
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-23
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The West Virginia Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will hold a virtual meeting. The committee is authorized under the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act (the Act) and operates in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The purpose of the committee is to improve collaborative relationships and to provide advice and recommendations to the Forest Service concerning projects and funding consistent with the Act. RAC information can be found at the following website: https://cloudapps-usda-gov.secure.force.com/ FSSRS/RAC_Page?id=001t0000002JcuqAAC.