Department of Agriculture September 30, 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics Advisory Board Meeting
Document Number: 05-19706
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-30
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Agriculture
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the United States Department of Agriculture announces a meeting of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics Advisory Board. This meeting is open to the general public.
Associated Electric Cooperative, Inc.; Notice of Extension of Public Scoping Comment Period
Document Number: 05-19578
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-30
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Utilities Service
Upon request the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) agrees to extend the public scoping comment period by 30 days prior to the preparation of an environmental impact statement (EIS) in connection to a project proposed by Associated Electric Cooperative, Inc. (AECI), with headquarters in Springfield, Missouri. A previous notice was published in the Federal Register on August 10, 2005 announcing RUS's intent to prepare an EIS and to hold public scoping meetings. The proposal consists of the construction and operation of a nominal 660 megawatt coal-based electrical generating plant and associated transmission facilities. A proposed and an alternate site both near the Missouri River in the northwest quadrant of Missouri have been identified by AECI. AECI is requesting RUS to provide financing for the proposal.
Refined Sugar Re-Export Program
Document Number: 05-19577
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-30
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
West Indian Fruit Fly; Regulated Articles
Document Number: 05-19576
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-09-30
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are adopting as a final rule, without change, an interim rule that amended the West Indian fruit fly regulations by removing grapefruit, sweet lime, sour orange, and sweet orange from the list of regulated articles. A review of available scientific literature and other information led us to conclude that these citrus fruits do not present a risk of spreading West Indian fruit fly. This action affirms the elimination of restrictions on the interstate movement of these citrus fruits from areas quarantined because of the West Indian fruit fly.
Mexican Fruit Fly; Quarantined Areas and Treatments for Regulated Articles
Document Number: 05-19575
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-09-30
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are adopting as a final rule, without change, an interim rule that amended the Mexican fruit fly regulations to provide for the use of irradiation as a treatment for fruits listed as regulated articles. We are also adopting as a final rule, without change, an interim rule that amended those regulations by removing a portion of San Diego County, CA, from the list of quarantined areas. Those interim rules were necessary to provide an additional option for qualifying regulated articles for movement from quarantined areas and to relieve restrictions that were no longer needed to prevent the spread of Mexican fruit fly to noninfested areas of the United States.
Citrus From Peru
Document Number: 05-19574
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-09-30
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are proposing to amend the fruits and vegetables regulations to allow the importation, under certain conditions, of fresh commercial citrus fruit (grapefruit, limes, mandarin oranges or tangerines, sweet oranges, and tangelos) from approved areas of Peru into the United States. Based on the evidence in a recent pest risk analysis, we believe these articles can be safely imported from Peru, provided certain conditions are met. This action would provide for the importation of citrus from Peru into the United States while continuing to protect the United States against the introduction of plant pests.
Request for Proposals for Woody Biomass Utilization Grant-Hazardous Fuel Reduction on National Forest System Lands
Document Number: 05-19546
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-30
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The USDA Forest Service, State and Private Forestry, Technology Marketing Unit, located at the Forest Products Laboratory, requests proposals for forest products projects that increase the use of woody biomass from or near national forest lands. The woody biomass utilization grant program is intended to help improve forest restoration activities by using and creating markets for small-diameter material and low-valued trees removed from hazardous fuel reduction activities. These funds are targeted to help communities, entrepreneurs, and others turn residues from hazardous fuel reduction projects into marketable forest products and/or energy products.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-19534
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-30
Agency: Department of Agriculture