Department of Agriculture June 15, 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Child and Adult Care Food Program: Permanent Agreements for Day Care Home Providers
Document Number: 05-11806
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-15
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service
This final rule amends the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) regulations to implement a provision of the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004 which stipulates that the agreement between a sponsoring organization and family or group day care home participating in the CACFP is permanent and remains in effect until terminated by either party. This change will reduce the administrative workload and paperwork burden of sponsoring organizations, by eliminating the periodic renewal of agreements with their family or group day care homes.
School Food Safety Inspections
Document Number: 05-11805
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-15
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service
This interim rule reflects amendments made by section 111 of the Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004 which require schools participating in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and the School Breakfast Program (SBP) to increase the number of food safety inspections from the one inspection currently required to two inspections per year; to post the most recent inspection report in a visible location; and to release a copy of the report to members of the public upon request. This interim rule also reflects the statutory amendment which requires State agencies to annually monitor schools' compliance with the inspection requirement (through a consolidated report from the school food authority), and to submit a report on the results of the review to the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS). As a result of the statutory amendments, schools will be able to identify and correct food safety problems in a more timely and consistent manner, thereby enhancing the quality of school meals. State monitoring of the inspection requirement will allow the State agency to target their technical assistance efforts to those school food authorities (SFAs) experiencing difficulties in meeting the requirement. Collecting the number of inspections completed by schools will help the State become aware of the level of compliance with this requirement and problems associated with it.
North Gifford Pinchot National Forest Resource Advisory Committee Meeting Notice
Document Number: 05-11797
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-15
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The North Gifford Pinchot National Forest Resource Advisory Committee will meet on Friday, July 15, 2005 at the Packwood Community Center, 12935 US Hwy 12, Packwood, Wash. The meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. and continue until 4 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to: Review ongoing Title II and III projects, elect a chairperson, set an indirect project percentage and to review and make recommendations on 17 proposal for Title II funding of Forest projects under the Secure Rural Schools and County Self-Determination Act of 2000. All North Gifford Pinchot National Forest Resource Advisory Committee meetings are open to the public. Interested citizens are encouraged to attend. The ``open forum'' provides opportunity for the public to bring issues, concerns, and discussion topics to the Advisory Committee. The ``open forum'' is scheduled to occur at 9:40 a.m. Interested speakers will need to register prior to the open forum period. The committee welcomes the public's written comments on committee business at any time.
Madera County Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 05-11796
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-15
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
Pursuant to the authorities in the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (Pub. L. 92-463) and under the secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000 (Pub. L. 106-393) the Sierra National Forest's Resource Advisory Committee for Madera County will meet on Monday, June 20th, 2005. The Madera Resource Advisory Committee will meet at the Bass Lake Ranger District Office, North Fork, CA 93643. The purpose of the meeting is to review the draft public announcement for a call for project proposals on the Sierra National Forest.
South Gifford Pinchot National Forest Resource Advisory Committee Meeting Notice
Document Number: 05-11794
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-15
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The South Gifford Pinchot National Forest Resource Advisory Committee will meet on Thursday, July 7, 2005 at the Skamania County Courthouse Annex, 170 NW. Vancouver Ave., Stevenson, Wash. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. and continue until 1 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to review ongoing Title II and III projects, elect a chair, and set an indirect project percentage, under the county payments law under the Secure Rural Schools and County Self-Determination Act of 2000. All South Gifford Pinchot National Forest Resource Advisory Committee meetings are open to the public. Interested citizens are encouraged to attend. The ``open forum'' provides opportunity for the public to bring issues, concerns, and discussion topics to the Advisory Committee. The ``open forum'' is scheduled to occur at 10:15 a.m. Interested speakers will need to register prior to the open forum period. The committee welcomes the public's written comments on committee business at any time.