Department of Agriculture July 22, 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Sunshine Act; Meetings
Document Number: 05-14640
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-22
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Telephone Bank
Request for an Extension of and Revision to a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 05-14515
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-22
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 an extension for and revision to a currently approved information collection for the Regulations Governing the Inspection and Grading of Manufactured or Processed Dairy ProductsRecordkeeping (Subpart B).
Increase in Fees and Charges for Egg, Poultry, and Rabbit Grading
Document Number: 05-14514
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-07-22
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is increasing the fees and charges for Federal voluntary egg, poultry, and rabbit grading. These fees and charges are being increased to cover the increase in salaries of Federal employees, salary increases of State employees cooperatively utilized in administering the programs, and other increased Agency costs.
Pistachios Grown in California; Establishment of Procedures for Exempting Handlers From Minimum Quality Testing
Document Number: 05-14513
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-07-22
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This rule establishes procedures for exempting handlers from quality requirements, including maximum limits for quality defects and minimum size, prescribed under the California pistachio marketing order (order). The order regulates the handling of pistachios grown in California and is administered locally by the Administrative Committee for Pistachios (Committee). These procedures will be used by the Committee in considering handler requests for exemptions from minimum quality testing requirements and when considering revocations of such exemptions. Additionally, this rule establishes an appeals process for handlers who have been denied an exemption or had an approved exemption revoked.
Public Meetings of Advisory Committee on Beginning Farmers and Ranchers
Document Number: 05-14511
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-22
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. II, the Farm Service Agency (FSA) is issuing this notice to advise the public that meetings of the Advisory Committee on Beginning Farmers and Ranchers (Committee) will be held to discuss various beginning farmer issues.
Ravalli County Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 05-14489
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-22
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Ravalli County Resource Advisory Committee will be meeting to discuss 2005 projects and hold a short public forum (question and answer session). The meeting is being held pursuant to the authorities in the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463) and under the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000 (Pub. L. 106-393). The meeting is open to the public.
Tuberculosis in Cattle and Bison; State and Zone Designations; New Mexico
Document Number: 05-14445
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-07-22
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are amending the bovine tuberculosis regulations regarding State and zone classifications by removing New Mexico from the list of modified accredited advanced States, adding portions of two counties in New Mexico to the list of modified accredited advanced zones, and adding the remainder of the State to the list of accredited-free zones. We are taking this action based on our determination that New Mexico meets the requirements of the regulations for zone recognition and that one of the zones meets the criteria for designation as accredited-free.