Department of Agriculture June 6, 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Pine Shoot Beetle; Interstate Movement of Pine Bark Products From Quarantined Areas
Document Number: 05-11150
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-06-06
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are proposing to amend the pine shoot beetle regulations to allow pine bark products to be moved interstate from quarantined areas during the shoot feeding stage (July 1 through October 31) of the pine shoot beetle's life cycle without treatment. We are proposing this change because pine shoot beetles are not present in pine bark products during this stage. We are also proposing to establish a management method to allow pine bark products to be moved interstate from quarantined areas during the overwintering stage (November 1 through March 31) and spring flight stage (April 1 through June 30) of the pine shoot beetle's life cycle. This action would relieve restrictions on the interstate movement of pine bark products from quarantined areas during 4 months of the year and provide for the use of a management method as an alternative to fumigation with methyl bromide for pine bark products moved interstate from quarantined areas during the rest of the year.
Clarification as to When a Notice of Intent To Operate and/or Plan of Operation Is Needed for Locatable Mineral Operations on National Forest System Lands
Document Number: 05-11138
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-06
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
This final rule amends the regulations governing the use of National Forest System lands in connection with operations authorized by the United States mining laws. The final rule clarifies the regulations at 36 CFR 228.4(a) concerning the requirements for mining operators to submit a ``notice of intent'' to operate and requirements to submit and obtain an approved ``plan of operations.'' Clarification of the requirements in Sec. 228.4(a) are necessary to minimize adverse environmental impacts to National Forest System lands and resources.
Rural Broadband Access Loans and Loan Guarantees
Document Number: 05-11137
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-06
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Utilities Service
The Rural Utilities Service (RUS), an agency delivering the United States Department of Agriculture's Rural Development Utilities Programs, gives notice that no adverse comments were received regarding the direct final rule amending its regulations to revise the definition for ``eligible rural community'' as it relates to the rural access broadband loans and loan guarantees program, and confirms the effective date of the direct final rule.
Notice of Intent To Seek Approval To Revise and Extend an Information Collection; Correction.
Document Number: 05-11133
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-06
Agency: Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service
The National Agricultural Statistics Service published a notice in the Federal Register of May 5, 2005, concerning request for comments on the revision and extension of the Mink Survey. The document contained an incorrect date.
Notice of Intent To Seek Approval To Revise and Extend an Information Collection; Correction
Document Number: 05-11132
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-06
Agency: Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service
The National Agricultural Statistics Service published a notice in the Federal Register of May 5, 2005, concerning request for comments on the revision and extension of the Livestock Slaughter Survey. The document contained an incorrect date.