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Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-16904
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-25
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Site-Specific Invasive Plant Treatment Project-Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Washington and Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
Document Number: 05-16901
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-25
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The USDA Forest Service will prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to document and disclose the potential environmental effects of proposed invasive plant treatments. The Proposed Action is to apply a combination of herbicide, manual and mechanical methods to control known invasive plants within approximately 2,687 acres over 114 treatment areas on the Gifford Pinchot National Forest and Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area in Washington. The Proposed Action would also establish criteria for responding to infestations that cannot be predicted. This notice revises the Notice to Intent to prepare an EIS announced in the Federal Register on February 23, 2004. Four national forests were combined for analysis in the 2004 NOI; currently, the Forest Service intends to prepare the three separate site-specific statements: One for the Olympic National Forest, one for the Gifford-Pinchot National Forest and the northern portion of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area in Washington, and one for the Mount Hood National Forest and the southern portion of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area in Oregon. The project has been refined partly in response to comments received during the initial scoping period.
Plumas National Forest; Beckwourth Ranger District, California; Freeman Project
Document Number: 05-16898
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-25
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The USDA Forest Service, Plumas National Forest will prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to reduce hazardous fuels, improve forest health, improve bald eagle habitat, cost effectively support the local communities, improve aspen stands, provide access needed to meet other project objectives and reduce transportation system impacts on the west side of Lake Davis near Portola, CA.
Site-Specific Invasive Plant Treatment Project-Olympic National Forest, Washington
Document Number: 05-16897
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-25
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The USDA Forest Service will prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to document and disclose the potential environmental effects of proposed invasive plant treatments. The Proposed Action is to apply a combination of herbicide, mechanical and manual treatments to control known invasive plants within approximately 3,830 acres in 99 treatment areas on the Olympic National Forest in Washington. The Proposed Action would also establish criteria for responding to infestations that cannot be predicted. This notice revises the Notice of Intent to prepare an EIS announced in the Federal Register on February 23, 2004. Four national forests were combined for analysis in the 2004 NOI. Currently, the Forest Service intends to prepare three separate site-specific statements: one for the Olympic National Forest, one for the Gifford- Pinchot National Forest and the northern portion of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area in Washington, and one for the Mount Hood National Forest and the southern portion of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area in Oregon. The project has been refined partly in response to comments received during the initial scoping period.
Revision of Fees for the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Terminal Market Inspection Services
Document Number: 05-16863
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-25
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This proposed rule revises regulations governing the inspection and certification for fresh fruits, vegetables and other products by increasing by approximately 15 percent certain fees charged for the inspection of these products at destination markets. These revisions are necessary in order to recover, as nearly as practicable, the costs of performing inspection services at destination markets.
Opal Creek Scenic Recreation Area (SRA) Advisory Council
Document Number: 05-16819
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-24
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Willamette National Forest is seeking nominees for five positions on the Opal Creek Advisory Council. The Council was originally established in June 2000 with 13 members. About half of the current members will remain on the Council to provide continuity for new members. The Advisory Council makes recommendations to the Detroit District Ranger on matters relating to the management of the Opal Creek Scenic Recreation Area (SRA). The Advisory Council is composed of a diverse group of citizens, which allows for sharing of technical knowledge and personal experience. Members represent interests including, but not limited to: timber industry; environmental organizations; mining industry; land inholders within the Opal Creek Wilderness and SRA; economic development interests; and Indian tribes. Other members serving on the Council as required by the Act represent Marion County, communities within a 25 mile radius of the SRA, State of Oregon, and City of Salem. Positions to be filled are from timber industry, in-holders, environmental organizations, mining industry and one at-large member. Examples of ``at-large'' members who may be interested in serving on this Council include recreation interests, adjacent landowner, educators and researchers. Nominees must be United States citizens, at least 18 years old. Willamette officials will recommend nominees' appointments to the Secretary of Agriculture based on criteria which includes long-time familiarity with the Opal Creek SRA, knowledge and understanding of other cultures, ability to actively participate in diverse team settings, and respect and credibility in local communities. Nominations are due September 19, 2005. People interested in more information or a nomination packet should contact the Detroit Ranger District at 503-854-3366. The nomination packet can also be downloaded from the Opal Creek Advisory Council section of the Willamette National Forest Web site: http://www.fs.fed.us/r6/willamette/manage/opalcreek/ index.html.
Measures for Allocating Uses for Outfitting and Guiding Activities on National Forest System Lands
Document Number: 05-16767
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-24
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Forest Service is issuing an interim directive (ID) to Forest Service Handbook 2709.11, Chapter 40, to enumerate measures, other than service days, that may be used to allocate use for outfitting and guiding activities on National Forest System lands. This ID is issued as number FSH 2709.11-2005-1.
Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 05-16766
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-24
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Foreign Agricultural Service's (FAS) intention to request an extension for a currently approved information collection. This information collection is required in petitions filed with the Foreign Agricultural Service for emergency relief from duty-free imports of perishable products under section 204(d) of the Andean Trade Promotion and Drug Eradication Act.
Add Argentina to the List of Regions Considered Free of Exotic Newcastle Disease
Document Number: 05-16689
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-23
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are proposing to amend the regulations by adding Argentina to the list of regions considered free of exotic Newcastle disease. We have conducted a risk evaluation and have determined that Argentina has met our requirements for being recognized as free of this disease. This proposed action would eliminate certain restrictions on the importation into the United States of poultry and poultry products from Argentina. We would also add Argentina to the list of regions that, although declared free of exotic Newcastle disease, must provide an additional certification to confirm that any poultry or poultry products offered for importation into the United States originate in a region free of exotic Newcastle disease and that, prior to importation into the United States, such poultry or poultry products were not commingled with poultry or poultry products from regions where exotic Newcastle disease exists.
Notice of Cancellation of Meeting of the Agricultural Air Quality Task Force
Document Number: 05-16654
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-23
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
The Agricultural Air Quality Task Force (AAQTF) meeting originally scheduled for Thursday, September 22-23, 2005, in Ithaca, New York, has been cancelled. The original meeting notice can be found in the Federal Register, Volume 70, Number 151, pages 45649-45650, published on Monday, August 8, 2005.
Notice of Sanders County Resource Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 05-16653
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-23
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
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 Lolo and Kootenai National Forests' Sanders County Resource Advisory Committee will meet on August 25 at 6:30 p.m. in Thompson Falls, Montana for a business meeting. The meeting is open to the public.
Nectarines and Peaches Grown in California; Increased Assessment Rates
Document Number: 05-16572
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-22
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This rule would increase the assessment rates established for the Nectarine Administrative Committee and the Peach Commodity Committee (committees) for the 2005-06 and subsequent fiscal periods from $0.195 and $0.19, respectively, to $0.20 per 25-pound container or container equivalent of nectarines and peaches handled. The committees locally administer the marketing orders that regulate the handling of nectarines and peaches grown in California. Authorization to assess nectarine and peach handlers enables the committees to incur expenses that are reasonable and necessary to administer the programs. The fiscal period runs from March 1 through the last day of February. The assessment rates would remain in effect indefinitely unless modified, suspended, or terminated.
Kiwifruit Grown in California; Relaxation of Pack Requirements
Document Number: 05-16571
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-22
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This rule revises the pack requirements for California kiwifruit under the California kiwifruit marketing order (order). The order regulates the handling of kiwifruit grown in California and is administered locally by the Kiwifruit Administrative Committee (Committee). This rule requires that kiwifruit marked as Size 39 or 42 not vary in diameter by more than \3/8\ inch, regardless of pack type. In addition, the three tables that are currently under the pack regulation will be consolidated into one. By allowing handlers to utilize a single table for kiwifruit size designations and size variation tolerances regardless of pack or container, this rule is expected to simplify requirements for the industry, reduce handler packing costs, increase grower returns, and increase flexibility in handler packing operations.
Irish Potatoes Grown in Colorado; Reopening of Comment Period on Relaxation of Handling Regulation for Area No. 2 and Certain Imported Potatoes
Document Number: 05-16570
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-22
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
Notice is hereby given that the comment period on the proposed relaxation of minimum grade requirements for Colorado Area No. 2 potatoes under Marketing Order No. 948 (order), and for imported red- skinned round type potatoes under the potato import regulation is reopened until September 12, 2005.
Ravalli County Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 05-16531
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-22
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Ravalli County Resource Advisory Committee will be meeting to discuss and vote on 2005 projects and hold a short public forum (question and answer session). This 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.
Notice of Public Meeting on Cooperative Research Agenda
Document Number: 05-16525
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-22
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Business-Cooperative Service
This is to notify cooperatives and cooperative associations, university personnel, public and private researchers with interests in agricultural and other rural cooperative policy, and other interested persons that Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBS) is holding a public meeting for interested persons to express their views on the research needs of rural cooperatives with an emphasis on their business and organizational challenges and appropriate policies for strengthening agricultural and rural cooperatives in the United States.
Request for Extension and Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection; Request for Direct Loan Assistance
Document Number: 05-16513
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-22
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intent of the Farm Service Agency (FSA) to request renewal of the information collection currently approved and used in support of the FSA Farm Loan Programs (FLP). This information collection has been revised for clarification in conjunction with the request for extension of the burden package.
Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 05-16512
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-22
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Housing Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Rural Housing Service's intention to request an extension for a currently approved information collection in support of the program for 7 CFR Part 3550, Direct Single Family Housing Loans and Grants and its accompanying Handbooks.
Grazing Permit Administration Handbook (FSH 2209.13), Chapters 10 (Term Grazing Permits) and 20 (Grazing Agreements)
Document Number: 05-16493
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-19
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
On July 19, 2005, the Forest Service published a notice in the Federal Register with request for comment on the issuance of two interim directives (IDs) to Forest Service Handbook (FSH) 2209.13, chapter 10Term Grazing Permits and chapter 20Grazing Agreements. These IDs established procedures and responsibilities for administering term grazing permits and grazing agreements (FR 70 41370). On that same day, several other amendments to FSH 2209.13, as well as amendments to several chapters of Forest Service Manual (FSM) 2200 on Range Management were issued. The Forest Service has decided to rescind the IDs and reissue revised IDs. In addition, the Forest Service has prepared proposed directives containing the direction removed from the above mentioned IDs. Public comment is invited and will be considered in development of the final directives. Public comments received on the earlier ID's will also be considered.
Notice of Intent To Revise and Extend a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 05-16463
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-19
Agency: Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13) and Office of Management and Budget regulations at 5 CFR part 1320 (60 FR 44978, August 29, 1995), this notice announces the intention of the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) to request revision and extension of a currently approved information collection, the Stocks Reports.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-16421
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-19
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Importation of Whole Cuts of Boneless Beef from Japan
Document Number: 05-16422
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-18
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are proposing to amend the regulations governing the importation of meat and other edible animal products by allowing, under certain conditions, the importation of whole cuts of boneless beef from Japan. We are proposing this action in response to a request from the Government of Japan and after conducting an analysis of the risk that indicates that such beef can be safely imported from Japan under the conditions described in this proposal.
Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Animal Welfare
Document Number: 05-16377
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-18
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's intention to request an extension of approval of an information collection in support of the regulations issued under the Animal Welfare Act governing the humane handling, care, treatment, and transportation of certain animals by dealers, research institutions, exhibitors, carriers, and intermediate handlers
Milk for Manufacturing Purposes and Its Production and Processing; Requirements Recommended for Adoption by State Regulatory Agencies
Document Number: 05-16376
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-18
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This document proposes to adopt as a final notice add to the recommended manufacturing milk requirements (Recommended Requirements) by providing provisions for sheep milk, adding follow-up procedures used when plant-commingled milk in storage tanks exceeds the maximum allowable bacterial estimate, and providing a definition for heat- treated cream. The notice to add to the recommended manufacturing milk requirements (Recommended Requirements) was initiated at the request of the Dairy Division of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) and developed in cooperation with NASDA, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), dairy trade associations, and producer groups. This document also proposes certain other changes to the Recommended Requirements for clarity and consistency.
Yakus Creek Project, Clearwater National Forest, Idaho County, ID
Document Number: 05-16360
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-18
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The USDA, Forest Service, will prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to disclose the environmental effect of timber harvest and watershed restoration activities in the Yakus Creek project area on the Lochsa Ranger District of the Clearwater National Forest. The Yakus Creek project area is located in the Yakus Creek drainage, a tributary to Lolo Creek, approximately 12 air-miles eat of the town of Kamiah, Idaho.
Board Approval of Liquidation and Dissolution of the Bank
Document Number: 05-16338
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-18
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Telephone Bank
In a meeting held August 4, 2005, the Board of Directors (Board) of the Rural Telephone Bank (Bank) approved resolutions to liquidate and dissolve the Bank, subject to lifting of the current statutory restriction limiting the amount of Government-owned Class A stock that the Bank can redeem. This notice is being published to ensure that all interested parties are informed of the details of the resolutions approved by the Board.
Viruses, Serums, Toxins, and Analogous Products; Records and Reports
Document Number: 05-16266
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-17
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are proposing to amend the Virus-Serum-Toxin Act regulations concerning records and reports to require veterinary biologics licensees and permittees to record specific information concerning adverse events associated with the use of biological products that they produce or distribute and to compile and submit those records in a summary report to the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) every 12 months for products licensed for 1 year or more; for newly licensed products, a summary report would have to be submitted at 6-month intervals during the first year of the product license and at 12-month intervals thereafter. The summary report would also have to identify the number of doses, or the average number of doses, of the product in distribution channels, if available. These records and reports would help ensure that APHIS will be able to provide complete and accurate information to consumers regarding adverse reactions or other problems associated with the use of licensed biological products. This proposed rule replaces a previously published proposed rule, which we are withdrawing as part of this document, that contained fewer specifics concerning the information that would have to be recorded in adverse event reports associated with the use of veterinary biologics that are submitted to the Agency.
Alpine County, CA, Resource Advisory Committee (RAC)
Document Number: 05-16261
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-17
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
Pursuant to the authorities in the Federal Advisory Committees Act (Pub. L. 92-463) and under the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000 (Pub. L. 106-393) the Alpine County Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet on Tuesday, September 06, 2005 at 18:00 at the Diamond Valley School for business meetings. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss issues relating to implementing the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000 (Payment to States) and expenditure of Title II funds. The meetings are open to the public.
Black Hills National Forest, Northern Hills Ranger District, South Dakota and Bearlodge Ranger District, Wyoming, North Zone Range 05 Proposal and Analysis
Document Number: 05-16259
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-17
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
Revise Rangeland Allotment Management Plans (RAMP) for eight allotments comprising about 79,634 acres within two Ranger Districts of the Black Hills National Forest and analyze continuation of grazing within the constraints of the Revised Black Hills National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan, as amended (BHNF LRMP).
Cancellation of Minnesota's Designation and the Opportunity for Designation in the Minnesota Area
Document Number: 05-16247
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-17
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration
The United States Grain Standards Act, as amended (Act), provides that official agency designations will be cancelled upon request by the official agency with a 90 day written notice to Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA). The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (Minnesota), designated to provide official inspection and weighing services until September 30, 2006, has requested GIPSA to cancel the designation, covering official domestic services, effective November 9, 2005. Minnesota will continue to provide export services under a delegation agreement with GIPSA. Accordingly, GIPSA is announcing that Minnesota's designation will be canceled, on or about November 9, 2005. GIPSA is asking for applicants for domestic service in the Minnesota area.
Changes in Fees for Meat, Poultry, and Egg Products Inspection Services-Fiscal Years 2005-2008
Document Number: C5-14296
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-16
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service, Environmental Protection Agency, Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation, Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Kiwifruit Grown in California; Increased Assessment Rate
Document Number: 05-16207
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-16
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This rule would increase the assessment rate and change the assessable unit established for the Kiwifruit Administrative Committee (Committee) for the 2005-06 and subsequent fiscal periods from $0.002 per pound of kiwifruit to $0.045 per 9-kilo volume-fill container or equivalent of kiwifruit. The Committee locally administers the marketing order which regulates the handling of kiwifruit grown in California. Authorization to assess kiwifruit handlers enables the Committee to incur expenses that are reasonable and necessary to administer the program. The fiscal period begins August 1 and ends July 31. The assessment rate would remain in effect indefinitely unless modified, suspended, or terminated.
Notice of Availability of a Finding of No Significant Impact for the Sallisaw Creek Watershed Site Nos. 32, 33, and 34 in Sequoyah County, OK
Document Number: 05-16202
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-16
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 Sallisaw Creek Watershed Site Nos. 32, 33, and 34 Sequoyah County, Oklahoma.
Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-16184
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-16
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Utilities Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended), the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) invites comments on this information collection for which RUS intends to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-16183
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-16
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Utilities Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended), the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) invites comments on this information collection for which RUS intends to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-16182
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-16
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Utilities Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended), the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) invites comments on this information collection for which RUS intends to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; National Poultry Improvement Plan
Document Number: E5-4405
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-15
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's intention to request an extension of approval of an information collection in support of the National Poultry Improvement Plan.
Ochoco National Forest, Lookout Mountain Ranger District; Oregon; East Maurys Fuels and Vegetation Management Project
Document Number: 05-16123
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-15
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The USDA Forest Service is proposing to conduct timber harvest, noncommercial thinning, and fuels reduction activities in the eastern half of the Maury Mountains. The proposal includes the connected action of constructing 20.9 miles of road. The project area covers approximately 24,250 acres.
Guaranteed Loans-Retaining PLP Status and Payment of Interest Accrued During Bankruptcy and Redemption Rights Periods
Document Number: 05-16107
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-15
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency
This action proposes several amendments to the regulations governing the Farm Service Agency (FSA) guaranteed farm loan program. First, this rule proposes to allow Preferred Lender Program (PLP) lenders, under certain conditions, to retain their PLP status for a period not to exceed one year after their loss ratio exceeds the standard established by the Agency, currently set at three percent. Secondly, FSA proposes to pay lenders additional interest on a final loss claim if a bankruptcy prevents the lender from taking liquidation action or a state's mandatory redemption law prevents the lender from disposing of property acquired through foreclosure. The changes proposed are intended to improve the services the Agency provides to its customers.
Notice of Lincoln County Resource Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 05-16106
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-15
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
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 Kootenai National Forest's Lincoln County Resource Advisory Committee will meet on Tuesday, September 6, 2005 at 6 p.m. at the Forest Supervisor's Office in Libby, Montana for a business meeting. The meeting is open to the public.
Monsanto Company; Availability of Petition and Environmental Assessment for Determination of Nonregulated Status for Corn Genetically Engineered for Insect Resistance
Document Number: E5-4384
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-12
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are advising the public that the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has received a petition from Monsanto Company seeking a determination of nonregulated status for corn designated as transformation event MON 88017, which has been genetically engineered for resistance to a corn rootworm complex and for tolerance to the herbicide glyphosate. The petition has been submitted in accordance with our regulations concerning the introduction of certain genetically engineered organisms and products. In accordance with those regulations, we are soliciting public comments on whether this corn presents a plant pest risk. We are also making available for public comment an environmental assessment for the proposed determination of nonregulated status.
University of Wisconsin-Madison; Availability of Environmental Assessment for Field Tests of Genetically Engineered Erwinia carotovora
Document Number: E5-4382
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-12
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are advising the public that the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has prepared an environmental assessment for a field trial of genetically engineered strains of a bacterium, Erwinia carotovora, the causal agent of tuber soft rot disease in potato. The bacteria have been genetically engineered to disrupt the disease causing pathway. This field trial will allow researchers to better understand the function of each mutated gene under field conditions. This environmental assessment is available for public review and comment.
University of Kentucky; Availability of Environmental Assessment for Field Tests of Genetically Engineered Neotyphodium
Document Number: E5-4381
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-12
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are advising the public that the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has prepared an environmental assessment for a field trial of genetically engineered strains of an endophytic fungus of perennial ryegrass, Neotyphodium sp. isolate Lp1. The fungi have been genetically engineered to disrupt the ergovaline synthesis pathway. This environmental assessment is available for public review and comment.
Notice of a Section 610 Regulatory Flexibility Act Review of the Pathogen Reduction/Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) Systems Final Rule
Document Number: 05-16027
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-12
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
The FSIS is conducting a review of the regulations established by the Pathogen Reduction/Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) final rule under Section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act, as amended. These provisions require that all Federal agencies review existing regulations that have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities to determine whether the associated impact can be minimized. FSIS is seeking comment from the public, especially from small meat and poultry establishments, on the regulations established by the Pathogen Reduction; Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point Systems (HACCP) final rule.
Tuberculosis in Cattle and Bison; State and Zone Designations; New Mexico
Document Number: 05-16014
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-12
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are correcting an error in an interim rule that amended the bovine tuberculosis regulations regarding State and zone classifications. This interim rule was published in the Federal Register on July 22, 2005 (70 FR 42259-42261, Docket No. 04-068-1).
Brucellosis in Swine; Add Florida to List of Validated Brucellosis-Free States
Document Number: 05-16013
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-12
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 brucellosis regulations concerning the interstate movement of swine by adding Florida to the list of validated brucellosis-free States. The interim rule was based on our determination that Florida meets the criteria for classification as a validated brucellosis-free State. That action relieved certain restrictions on the interstate movement of breeding swine from Florida.
Rules of Practice for Certain Adjudicatory Proceedings; Commercial Transportation of Equines for Slaughter
Document Number: 05-16011
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-08-12
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Agriculture
We are amending the administrative regulations of the Office of the Secretary of Agriculture to provide that the rules of practice contained in those administrative regulations shall be applicable to adjudicatory proceedings under the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's regulations pertaining to the commercial transportation of equines to slaughtering facilities. This final rule is necessary to clarify the rules of practice that will apply to the adjudication of a violation of regulations pertaining to the commercial transportation of equines to slaughtering facilities.
Olympia National Forest, Jefferson County, Oregon Dosewallips Road Washout Project
Document Number: 05-16004
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-12
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The USDA, Forest Service, will prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) in accordance with Section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (Pub. L. 91-190) to document the analysis and disclose the environmental effects of the proposed action to reestablish road access provided by Forest Service Road (FSR) 2610 and Park Service Dosewallips Road to National Forest and National Park recreational facilities. The proposed action is to rebuild FSR 2610 through a washout area using a low-water crossing design and to repair damage to the Park's Dosewallips Road, including the portion of road in the vicinity of the Dosewallips River Falls.
Glenn/Colusa County Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 05-15989
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-12
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Glenn/Colusa County Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Willows, California. Agenda items to be covered include: (1) Introductions, (2) Approval of Minutes, (3) Public Comment, (4) Project Proposal/Possible Action, (5) Web site Update, (6) Update on Colusa Title III Money, (7) General Discussion, (8) Next Agenda.
Chiwapa Creek Watershed, Pontotoc, Lee and Monroe Counties, MS
Document Number: 05-15929
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-11
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 Chiwapa Creek Watershed, Pontotoc, Lee, and Monroe Counties, Mississippi.