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

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Haynes Creek-Brushy Fork Creek Watershed Structure No. 3: Gwinnett County, GA
Document Number: 05-11432
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-09
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 Regulations (40 CFR part 1500); and the Natural Resources Conservation Service Regulations (7 CFR part 650); the Natural Resources Conservation Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, gives notice that an environmental impact statement is not being prepared for the, Haynes CreekBrushy Fork Creek Watershed Structure No. 3: Gwinnett County, Georgia.
Notice of Intent To Seek Approval To Collect Information
Document Number: 05-11374
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-08
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13) and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations at 5 CFR part 1320 (60 FR 44978, August 29, 1995), this Notice invites the general public and other interested parties to comment on a proposed information collection by the Economic Research Service. This information collection will provide data needed to conduct research to develop questionnaires and related instruments capable of collecting reliable and valid information on topics including: food-related knowledge, attitudes, and behavior; food assistance program participation; and customer satisfaction. To do so, ERS plans to conduct data collections that involve formative research, including such methods as cognitive interviews (individual and/or small group), and pre-testing of survey items (mailed, in-person, telephone, or Web- based pretests).
Long Rail Project; Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest; Florence and Forest Counties, WI
Document Number: 05-11364
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-08
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The USDA Forest Service, Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, Eagle River-Florence Ranger District intends to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) to disclose the environmental consequences of a vegetation and transportation management project. In the EIS the USDA Forest Service will address the potential environmental impacts associated with the proposed land management activities and corresponding alternatives. The Long Rail Project Area is approximately 74,800 acres in size and is located in Forest and Florence Counties, 17 miles west of Florence, Wisconsin. National Forest System lands comprise about 54,300 acres within the project area boundary. The approximate legal description for the area is as follows: T38N R13E Sections 1, 12, 13; T38N R14E Sections 1-11, 18; T38N R15E Sections 1-12, 14-17, 20-22; T39N R13E Sections 1, 12-13, 24-25, 36; T39N R14E Sections 1-36; T39N R15E Sections 4-7, 18-22, 25-36; T40N R13E Sections 25, 36; T40N R14E Sections 29-32, 24-26, 35-36; T40N R15E Sections 2-4, 7-11, 14-23, 25- 33; T41N R15E Sections 22-23, 26-27, 34-35 see the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for the purpose and need for the action.
Deschutes and Ochoco National Forest Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 05-11362
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-08
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Deschutes and Ochoco National Forests Resource Advisory Committee will meet in Redmond, Oregon. The purpose of the meeting is to review proposed projects and make recommendations under Title II of the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000.
Notice of Request for Reinstatement of a Previously Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 05-11339
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-08
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Business-Cooperative Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Rural Business-Cooperative Service's intention to request an extension for a currently approved information collection in support of the Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant Program.
Upper Strawberry Grazing Allotments Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: 05-11335
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-08
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
Pursuant to Section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), 40 Code of Federal Regulations 1500-1508 Council on Environmental Quality Regulations, and, the Heber Ranger District of the Uinta National Forest will be preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to analyze authorization of livestock grazing by updating allotment management plans (AMPs) on National Forest System lands on three grazing allotments.
Request for Extension and Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 05-11314
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-08
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Risk Management Agency
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C Chapter 35) this notice announces the Risk Management Agency's intention to request an extension for and revision to a currently approved information collection for Request for Applications for Research Partnerships.
Request for Extension and Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 05-11313
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-08
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Risk Management Agency
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C Chapter 35) this notice announces the Risk Management Agency's intention to request an extension for and revision to a currently approved information collection for Risk Management and Crop Insurance Education; Request for Applications.
Phytosanitary Treatments; Location of Treatment Schedules and Other Requirements
Document Number: 05-9387
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-07
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
This final rule amends the plant health regulations by adding to 7 CFR part 305 treatment schedules and related requirements that now appear in the Plant Protection and Quarantine Treatment Manual and by removing the Plant Protection and Quarantine Treatment Manual from the list of material that is incorporated by reference into the regulations. We are taking this action to simplify the process for amending treatment schedules and related requirements and to more clearly distinguish between treatment-related requirements and nonbinding administrative information, which the Plant Protection and Quarantine Treatment Manual also contains.
South Kona Watershed, Hawaii County, Hawaii
Document Number: 05-11281
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-07
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, gives notice that an environmental impact statement is being prepared for the South Kona Watershed, Hawaii County, Hawaii.
Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service Proposed Revised Guidelines for State Plans of Work for the Agricultural Research and Extension Formula Funds
Document Number: 05-11280
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-07
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service
The Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES) is requesting public comment on the proposed revised Guidelines for State Plans of Work for the Agricultural Research and Extension Formula Funds [64 FR 19242-19248]. These guidelines prescribe the procedures to be followed by the eligible institutions receiving Federal agricultural research and extension formula funds under the Hatch Act of 1887, as amended (7 U.S.C. 361a et seq.); sections 3(b)(1) and (c) of the Smith-Lever Act of 1914, as amended (7 U.S.C. 343 (b)(1) and (c)); and sections 1444 and 1445 of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977, as amended (7 U.S.C. 3221 and 3222). The recipients of these funds are commonly referred to as the 1862 land-grant institutions and 1890 land-grant institutions, including Tuskegee University and West Virginia State University. CSREES also is requesting public comment on the revision of a previously approved information collection (OMB No. 0524-0036) associated with these guidelines.
South Kona Watershed, Hawaii County, HI
Document Number: 05-11268
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-07
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, gives notice that an environmental impact statement is being prepared for the South Kona Watershed, Hawaii County, Hawaii.
Collection of State Commodity Assessments
Document Number: 05-11199
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-06-07
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
This proposed rule, if adopted, would provide that the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) will deduct from marketing assistance loan proceeds an amount equal to any assessment required under State or Federal law to be paid by a producer who markets the commodity, or by the first purchaser of the commodity. This discretionary action is authorized by Public Law 108-470.
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.
Meeting Entitled “Conservation Reserve Program: Re-enrollments and Extensions”
Document Number: 05-11128
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-03
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency
USDA's Farm Service Agency (FSA) is hosting a public meeting on re-enrollment and extension of certain Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) contracts. The CRP is the Nation's largest conservation program.
Notice of Availability of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Rock Creek Integrated Management Project
Document Number: 05-11088
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-03
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, National Forest Management Act of 1976, and Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) of 1976, a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) has been prepared for the Rock Creek Integrated Management Project and is available for a 60-day public review and comment period. The planning area lies in Routt County, Colorado. This project is an ``authorized project'' under Title I of the Healthy Forest Restoration Act (HFRA).
Notice of Proposed Changes to Section IV of the Field Office Technical Guide (FOTG) of the Natural Resources Conservation Service in Michigan
Document Number: 05-11025
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-03
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
It is the intention of NRCS in Michigan to issue revised conservation practice standards in Section IV of the FOTG. The revised standards include:
Request for an Extension of and Revision to a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 05-11024
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-03
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), this notice announces the Agricultural Marketing Service's (AMS) intention to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget, for an extension of and revision to the currently approved information collection for the Farmers Market Questionnaire.
Onions Grown in Certain Designated Counties in Idaho, and Malheur County, OR; Decreased Assessment Rate
Document Number: 05-11023
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-03
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This rule decreases the assessment rate established for the Idaho-Eastern Oregon Onion Committee (Committee) for the 2005-2006 and subsequent fiscal periods from $0.105 to $0.10 per hundredweight of onions handled. The Committee locally administers the marketing order which regulates the handling of onions grown in designated counties in Idaho, and Malheur County, Oregon. Authorization to assess onion handlers enables the Committee to incur expenses that are reasonable and necessary to administer the program. The fiscal period begins July 1 and ends June 30. The assessment rate will remain in effect indefinitely unless modified, suspended, or terminated.
Public Meeting: The Safety of North American Beef and the Economic Effect of BSE on the U.S. Beef Industry
Document Number: 05-11018
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-02
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Agriculture
We are giving notice of a roundtable meeting regarding the safety of North American beef and the economic effects of BSE on the U.S. beef industry. The event will bring together USDA officials, producers, packers, and others to discuss the science of BSE, the safety of North American cattle and beef, and the economic impacts of BSE on the U.S. cattle and beef industry. Roundtable panelists will be invited, but the meeting will be open to the public. There will be an opportunity for members of the public to comment.
Adjustment of Appendices to the Dairy Tariff-Rate Import Quota Licensing Regulation for the 2005 Tariff-Rate Quota Year
Document Number: 05-10928
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-02
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Agriculture
This document sets forth the revised appendices to the Dairy Tariff-Rate Import Quota Licensing Regulation for the 2005 quota year reflecting the cumulative annual transfers from Appendix 1 to Appendix 2 for certain dairy product import licenses permanently surrendered by licenses or revoked by the Licensing Authority.
Mendocino Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 05-10917
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-02
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Mendocino County Resource Advisory Committee will meet June 17 2005, (RAC) in Covelo, California. Agenda items to be covered include: (1) Approval of minutes, (2) Public Comment, (3) Sub- committees (4) Discussionitems of interest (5) Next agenda and meeting date.
Secretary's Advisory Committee on Foreign Animal and Poultry Diseases; Renewal
Document Number: E5-2768
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-01
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are giving notice that the Secretary of Agriculture has renewed the Secretary's Advisory Committee on Foreign Animal and Poultry Diseases for a 2-year period. The Secretary has determined that the Committee is necessary and in the public interest.
Codex Alimentarius Commission: 28th Session of the Codex Alimentarius Commission
Document Number: 05-10876
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-01
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
The Office of the Under Secretary for Food Safety, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is sponsoring a public meeting on June 9, 2005. The objective of the public meeting is to provide information and receive public comments on agenda items and draft United States' positions that will be discussed at the 28th Session of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) to be held in Rome, Italy, July 4-9, 2005. The Under Secretary for Food Safety recognizes the importance of providing interested parties with the opportunity to obtain background information on the 28th Session of CAC and to address items on the agenda.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-10839
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-01
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-10838
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-01
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-10837
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-01
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Milk in the Upper Midwest Marketing Area; Interim Order Amending the Order
Document Number: 05-10835
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-06-01
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This order amends certain features of the pooling standards and transportation credit provisions of the Upper Midwest (UMW) milk marketing order on an interim basis. More than the required number of producers in the UMW marketing area have approved the issuance of the interim order as amended.
Forest Counties Payments Committee Meeting
Document Number: 05-10824
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-01
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Forest Counties Payments Committee has scheduled a business meeting to discuss how it will provide Congress with the information specified in Section 320 of the Fiscal Year 2001 Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations Act. The meeting is open to the public.
Availability of Question and Answer Documents
Document Number: 05-10790
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-01
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
The Food Safety and Inspection Service is announcing the availability of two question and answer (Q&A) documents concerning FSIS Directives 5000.2 (``Review of Establishment Data by Inspection Program Personnel''), 6420.2 (``Verification of Procedures for controlling Fecal Material, Ingesta, and Milk in Slaughter Operations''), and 10,010.1, Revision 1 (``Microbiological Testing Program and Other Verification Activities for Escherichia coli O157:H7 in Raw Ground Beef Products and Raw Ground Beef Components and Beef Patty Components'') (see ADDRESSES). The Agency is announcing the availability of these documents now because they contain information about Escherichia coli (E. coli) O157:H7, which is particularly relevant at this time because the United States is in the seasonal period when the prevalence of E. coli O157:H7 may be higher than during other times of the year.
Tehama County Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 05-10789
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-01
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Tehama County Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Red Bluff, California. Agenda items to be covered include: (1) Introductions, (2) Approval of minutes, (3) Public Comment, (4) Project Proposals/Possible Action, (6) Vegetation Opportunities on the Lassen, (7) General Discussion, (8) County Update, (9) Next Agenda.
Opportunity To Comment on the Applicants for the Wisconsin Area
Document Number: 05-10740
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-01
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration
GIPSA requests comments on the applicants for designation to provide official services in the geographic area currently assigned to the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (Wisconsin).
Designation for Georgia, Cedar Rapids (IA), Montana, and Lake Village (IN) Areas
Document Number: 05-10739
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-01
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration
Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) announces designation of the following organizations to provide official services under the United States Grain Standards Act, as amended (Act): Georgia Department of Agriculture (Georgia); Mid-Iowa Grain Inspection, Inc. (Mid-Iowa); Montana Department of Agriculture (Montana); and Schneider Inspection Service, Inc. (Schneider).
Opportunity for Designation in the Alabama, Essex (IL), Springfield (IL), and Washington Areas, and Request for Comments on the Official Agencies Serving These Areas
Document Number: 05-10738
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-01
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration
The designations of the official agencies listed below will end in December 2005. Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) is asking persons interested in providing official services in the areas served by these agencies to submit an application for designation. GIPSA is also asking for comments on the quality of services provided by these currently designated agencies: Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (Alabama); Kankakee Grain Inspection, Inc. (Kankakee); Springfield Grain Inspection, Inc. (Springfield); and Washington Department of Agriculture (Washington).