Department of Agriculture July 5, 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Intermediary Relending Program
Document Number: 05-13144
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-07-05
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Business-Cooperative Service, Rural Utilities Service
The Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBS) amends its regulations for the Intermediary Relending Program (IRP), 7 CFR 4274, subpart D. This action is needed to correct several problems that RBS has observed in the program operation. The intended effect of this action is to provide clarification and guidance and to allow the program to operate more efficiently and effectively.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request-Information Collection for the Special Milk Program for Children
Document Number: 05-13113
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-05
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Food and Nutrition Service announces its intention to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to extend approval of the information collection for the Special Milk Program for Children.
Hatch Valley Arroyos Site 6 (Garfield Dam), Doña Ana County, NM
Document Number: 05-13112
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-05
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 Rules (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 rehabilitation of Hatch Valley Arroyos Site 6 (Garfield Dam) in Do[ntilde]a Ana County, New Mexico.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-13104
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-05
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Information Collection; Request for Comments; Nonprofit Organization Annual Report of Operations and Aid
Document Number: 05-12998
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-05
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Forest Service, as lead agency, in cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Department of Defense, the Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior; and the U.S. Geological Survey, propose to consolidate several existing, annual, agency-specific, cooperating and interpretive financial report forms for several Federal land management agencies. The purpose of consolidating the Federal financial forms from the cooperating agencies into one form is to provide a standard format and consistent reporting requirements for non-profit cooperators that may have agreements with several Federal agencies.
Designation of Biobased Items for Federal Procurement
Document Number: 05-12978
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-07-05
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Office of Energy Policy and New Uses, Energy Office, Agriculture Department
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is proposing to amend 7 CFR part 2902, Guidelines for Designating Biobased Products for Federal Procurement, to add six sections to designate the following six items that are made with biobased products that would be afforded Federal procurement preference, as provided for under section 9002 of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002: Mobile equipment hydraulic fluids; urethane roof coatings; water tank coatings; diesel fuel additives; penetrating lubricants; and bedding, bed linens, and towels. USDA also is proposing a minimum biobased content for each of these items. Once USDA designates an item, Federal agencies are required generally to purchase biobased products within these designated items where the purchase price of the procurement item exceeds $10,000 or where the quantity of such items or of functionally equivalent items purchased over the preceding fiscal year equaled $10,000 or more. USDA additionally proposes to revise section 2902.2 to add definitions for ``biodegradability'' and ``functional unit'' and section 2902.8 to adopt applicable ASTM International performance tests to verify biodegradability.