Department of Agriculture June 24, 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Avocados Grown in South Florida; Changes in Container and Reporting Requirements
Document Number: 05-12616
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-24
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This rule changes the container and reporting requirements currently prescribed under the marketing order for avocados grown in South Florida. The marketing order regulates the handling of avocados grown in South Florida and is administered locally by the Avocado Administrative Committee (Committee). This rule prohibits the handling of fresh market avocados in 20 bushel plastic field bins to destinations inside the production area. This rule also requires handlers to provide, at the time of inspection, information regarding the number of avocados packed per container (count per container). These changes are expected to help reduce packing costs and facilitate the distribution of useful marketing information.
Cape Cod Water Resources Restoration Project, Barnstable County, Massachusetts
Document Number: 05-12591
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-24
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Pursuant to section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969; the Council on Environmental Quality Guidelines (40 CFR part 1500); and the Natural Resources Conservation Service Guidelines (7 CFR part 650); the Natural Resources Conservation Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, give notice that an environmental impact statement is being prepared for the Cape Cod Watershed, Barnstable County, Massachusetts.
Conservation Security Program; Primary Purpose Determination To Exclude Program Payments From Gross Income Under Section 126 of the Internal Revenue Code
Document Number: 05-12516
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-24
Agency: Department of Agriculture
The Secretary of Agriculture has determined that existing practice, new practice, and enhancement activity payments made to producers under the Conservation Security Program (CSP), authorized under the provision of Title II, Subtitle A, Section 2001 of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (Pub. Law 107-171), are made primarily for the purpose of conserving soil and water resources, protecting or restoring the environment, and providing a habitat for wildlife. This determination is in accordance with Section 126 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, as amended. Subject to a finding by the Secretary of the Treasury that the program is a small watershed program administered by the Secretary of Agriculture substantially similar to the type of programs described in 26 U.S.C. 126(a)(1) through (8), this determination permits recipients to exclude from gross income, for Federal income tax purposes, all or part of the existing practice, new practice, and enhancement activity cost-share payments made under said program to the extent allowed by the Internal Revenue Service.
Cottonseed Payment Program
Document Number: 05-12485
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-06-24
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
This rule proposes regulations to implement provisions of the Military Construction Appropriations and Emergency Hurricane Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2005, enacted on October 13, 2004 (``2004 Act'') to provide assistance to producers and first-handlers of the 2004 crop of cottonseed in counties declared a disaster by the President of the United States due to 2004 hurricanes and tropical storms.
National Advisory Council on Maternal, Infant and Fetal Nutrition; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 05-12479
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-24
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, this notice announces a meeting of the National Advisory Council on Maternal, Infant and Fetal Nutrition.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Proposed Collection; Comment Request Forms FNS-698, FNS-699, and FNS-700, The Integrity Profile (TIP)
Document Number: 05-12478
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-24
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Food and Nutrition Service's (FNS) intention to request approval of revision of a currently approved collection, Forms FNS-698State Agency Profile of Integrity Practices and Procedures Report Form, FNS-699The Integrity Profile Report Form, and FNS-700 TIP Data Entry Form.