Department of Agriculture May 2010 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Environmental Impact Statement; Determination of Nonregulated Status of Sugar Beet Genetically Engineered for Tolerance to the Herbicide Glyphosate
Document Number: 2010-12997
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-28
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are advising the public that the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service plans to prepare an environmental impact statement in connection with a court-mandated evaluation of the potential impacts on the human environment associated with the Agency's determination of nonregulated status for a Monsanto/KWS SAAT AG sugar beet line, designated as event H7-1. This notice identifies the environmental and interrelated economic issues raised by the Court and other potential issues that we may include in the environmental impact statement and requests public comment to further delineate the scope of the issues and reasonable alternatives.
Information Collection; Volunteer Application for Natural Resources Agencies
Document Number: 2010-12945
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-28
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Forest Service is seeking comments from all interested individuals and organizations on the extension with revision of a currently approved information collection entitled, Volunteer Application for Natural Resources Agencies.
National Organic Program Request for an Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2010-12833
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-28
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 intention to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget, for an extension of the currently approved information collection National Organic Program (NOP) Record Keeping Requirements.
Value-Added Producer Grant Program
Document Number: 2010-12731
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-05-28
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Business-Cooperative Service
The Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (the Act), amends section 231 of the Agricultural Risk Protection Act of 2000, which established the Value-Added Producer Grant Program. This program will be administered by the Rural Business-Cooperative Service. Under the proposed program, grants will be made to help eligible producers of agricultural commodities enter into or expand value-added activities including the development of feasibility studies, business plans, and marketing strategies. The program will also provide working capital for expenses such as implementing an existing viable marketing strategy. The Agency proposes to implement the program to meet the goals and requirements of the Act.
Kenai Peninsula-Anchorage Borough Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2010-12714
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-28
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Kenai Peninsula-Anchorage Borough Resource Advisory Committee will convene for their first formal meeting in Portage Valley, Alaska, for the purpose of establishing the Committee through the development of bylaws, a chairperson, and a future meeting schedule, under the provisions of Title II of the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2008 (Pub. L. 110-343).
Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program
Document Number: 2010-11931
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-05-28
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Business-Cooperative Service
This interim rule establishes the Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program. This interim rule provides technical and financial assistance in the form of loans and grants to qualified Microenterprise Development Organizations (MDOs) to support microentrepreneurs in the development and ongoing success of rural microenterprises.
Interstate Movement of Garbage from Hawaii; Availability of an Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact
Document Number: 2010-12828
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-27
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are advising the public that an environmental assessment and finding of no significant impact have been prepared by the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service relative to a request to allow the interstate movement of garbage from Hawaii to a landfill in the State of Washington. The environmental assessment documents our review and analysis of the environmental impacts associated with, and alternatives to, the movement of palletized or containerized baled municipal solid waste to three existing ports on the Columbia River via barge and the transfer and transportation of the waste via truck or rail to the landfill. Based on its finding of no significant impact, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has determined that an environmental impact statement need not be prepared.
Importation of Mexican Hass Avocados; Additional Shipping Options
Document Number: 2010-12823
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-05-27
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are proposing to amend our regulations for the importation of Hass avocados originating in Michoacan, Mexico, into the United States by adding the option to ship avocados to the United States in bulk shipping bins when safeguarding is maintained from the packinghouse to the port of first arrival in the United States and by making it clear that the avocados may be shipped by land, sea, or air. We are also proposing to allow avocados from multiple packinghouses that participate in the avocado export program to be combined into one consignment. We are proposing these actions in response to requests from the Government of Mexico and inquiries from a U.S. maritime port. These actions will allow additional options for shipping Hass avocados from Mexico to the United States and allow Mexican exporters to ship full container or truck loads from multiple packinghouses while continuing to provide an appropriate level of protection against the introduction of plant pests.
Tart Cherries Grown in the States of Michigan, et al.; Final Free and Restricted Percentages for the 2009-2010 Crop Year
Document Number: 2010-12770
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-05-27
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This rule establishes final free and restricted percentages for the 2009-2010 crop year under the Federal marketing order regulating tart cherries grown in seven States (order). The percentages are 32 percent free and 68 percent restricted and establish the proportion of cherries from the 2009 crop which may be handled in commercial outlets. The percentages are intended to stabilize supplies and prices, and strengthen market conditions. The percentages were recommended by the Cherry Industry Administrative Board (Board), the body that locally administers the order. The order regulates the handling of tart cherries grown in the States of Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wisconsin.
Northern New Mexico Resource Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2010-12751
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-27
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Northern New Mexico Resource Advisory Committee will meet in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The committee is meeting as authorized under the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000 (Pub. L. 110-343) and in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2 Sec. Sec. 1-15, October 6, 1972, as amended 1976, 1980 and 1982). The purpose is to hold the first meeting of the newly formed committee.
Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for Energy Audits and Renewable Energy Development Assistance Under the Rural Energy for America Program
Document Number: 2010-12583
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-27
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Business-Cooperative Service
The Rural Energy for America Program, formerly section 9006 under the 2002 Farm Bill, is composed of several types of grants and guaranteed loan programs. These are: Guaranteed loans and grants for the development/construction of renewable energy systems and for energy efficiency improvement projects; grants for conducting energy audits; grants for conducting renewable energy development assistance; and grants for conducting renewable energy feasibility studies.
Tart Cherries Grown in the States of Michigan, et al.; Increased Assessment Rate for the 2010-2011 Crop Year for Tart Cherries
Document Number: 2010-12466
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-05-27
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This rule would increase the assessment rate established for the Cherry Industry Administrative Board (Board) for the 2010-2011 fiscal period from $0.0066 to $0.0075 per pound of assessable tart cherries. The Board locally administers the marketing order which regulates the handling of tart cherries grown in Michigan, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Utah, Washington, and Wisconsin. Assessments upon tart cherry handlers are used by the Board to fund reasonable and necessary expenses of the program. The 2010-2011 fiscal period year begins October 1, 2010. The assessment rate would remain in effect indefinitely unless modified, suspended, or terminated.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-12652
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-26
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-12601
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-26
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Emerald Ash Borer; Addition of Quarantined Areas in Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Wisconsin
Document Number: 2010-12533
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-05-25
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are amending the emerald ash borer regulations by adding portions of Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and the entire State of West Virginia to the list of quarantined areas. This action will restrict the interstate movement of regulated articles from areas in the States of Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. This interim rule is necessary to prevent the artificial spread of the emerald ash borer to noninfested areas of the United States.
Notice of Decision to Issue Permits for the Importation of Fresh Male Summer Squash Flowers From Israel Into the Continental United States
Document Number: 2010-12532
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-25
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are advising the public of our decision to begin issuing permits for the importation into the continental United States of fresh male summer squash flowers from Israel. Based on the findings of a pest risk analysis, which we made available to the public for review and comment through a previous notice, we believe that the application of one or more designated phytosanitary measures will be sufficient to mitigate the risks of introducing or disseminating plant pests or noxious weeds via the importation of fresh male summer squash flowers from Israel.
Black Stem Rust; Additions of Rust-Resistant Varieties
Document Number: 2010-12529
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-05-25
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are amending the black stem rust quarantine and regulations by adding 21 varieties to the list of rust-resistant Berberis species or cultivars and 2 varieties to the list of rust-resistant Mahonia species or cultivars in the regulations. This action will allow for the interstate movement of these newly developed varieties without unnecessary restrictions.
Availability of Compliance Guide for Mobile Slaughter Units
Document Number: 2010-12510
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-25
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is announcing the availability of a compliance guide on mobile slaughter units. FSIS will post this compliance guide on its Significant Guidance Documents Web page http://www.fsis.usda.gov/Significant_Guidance/index.asp. FSIS encourages those who own or manage mobile slaughter units to avail themselves of this guidance document in meeting the pertinent regulatory requirements. FSIS is also soliciting comments on this compliance guide. The Agency will consider carefully all comments submitted and will revise the guide as warranted.
Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2010-12473
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-25
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 that the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is requesting approval from the Office of Management and Budget for extension of the information collection: USDA Food Connect Web site.
Web Based Supply Chain Management Commodity Offer Form, Paperwork Collection Notice
Document Number: 2010-12472
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-25
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is seeking comments from all interested individuals and organizations on a revision of a currently approved information collection request. This information collection is necessary to support the procurement of agricultural commodities for domestic nutrition assistance programs. AMS issues invitations to purchase fresh and processed commodities for domestic nutrition assistance programs on a year round basis. The revision to the information collection request is required for the implementation of a new system named Web Based Supply Chain Management (WBSCM) that will allow respondents to submit information electronically. It will replace the existing computer request for information collected with and a similar set of computer requested data in WBSCM. The information collection burden for respondents should not increase.
Notice of Request for Approval of a New Information Collection
Document Number: 2010-12470
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-25
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 two new forms: (1) Request for Applicant Number and (2) Export Applicant Number Activation.
Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2010-12468
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-25
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 the currently approved information collection used to compile and generate cattle, swine, lamb, and boxed beef market news reports under the Livestock Mandatory Reporting Act of 1999.
Designation for the Muncie, IN; Fremont, NE; Maryland; and West Lafayette, IN Areas
Document Number: 2010-12382
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-25
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration
GIPSA is announcing the designation of the following organizations to provide official services under the United States Grain Standards Act, as amended (USGSA): East Indiana Grain Inspection, Inc. (East Indiana); Fremont Grain Inspection Department, Inc. (Fremont); Maryland Department of Agriculture (Maryland); Enid Grain Inspection Company, Inc. (Enid); and Titus Grain Inspection, Inc. (Titus).
Opportunity for Designation in the Columbus, OH; Dallas, TX; and Decatur, IN Areas; Request for Comments on the Official Agencies Servicing These Areas
Document Number: 2010-12381
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-25
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration
The designations of the official agencies listed below will end on December 31, 2010. We are asking persons or governmental agencies interested in providing official services in the areas presently served by these agencies to submit an application for designation. In addition, we are asking for comments on the quality of services provided by the following designated agencies: Columbus Grain Inspection, Inc. (Columbus); Gulf Country Grain Inspection Service, Inc. (Gulf Country); and Northeast Indiana Grain Inspection, Inc. (Northeast Indiana).
Solicitation of Nominations for Members of the USDA Grain Inspection Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2010-12380
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-25
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration
The Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) is reopening the time period for submitting nominations for individuals to serve on the USDA Grain Inspection Advisory Committee (Advisory Committee) to invite additional nominations. USDA values diversity. In an effort to obtain nominations of diverse candidates, USDA encourages the nominations of men and women of all racial and ethnic groups. The Advisory Committee meets twice annually to advise GIPSA on the programs and services it delivers under the U.S. Grain Standards Act (USGSA). Recommendations by the Advisory Committee help GIPSA better meet the needs of its customers who operate in a dynamic and changing marketplace.
Office of the Chief Financial Officer; Department of Agriculture Implementation of OMB Guidance on Nonprocurement Debarment and Suspension
Document Number: 2010-11864
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-05-25
Agency: Department of Agriculture
The Department of Agriculture (USDA) is establishing a new part 417 on nonprocurement debarment and suspension at 2 CFR Chapter 4 that adopts and supplements the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) guidance at 2 CFR part 180 as USDA's policies and procedures for nonprocurement debarment and suspension. Part 417 of 2 CFR replaces the existing USDA implementation of the governmentwide common rule on nonprocurement debarment and suspension at 7 CFR part 3017, and 7 CFR part 3017 is removed. This action also modifies exclusions from covered transactions and codifies a statutory permanent debarment provision. This action also finalizes an earlier proposed rule to eliminate an appeal to a USDA administrative law judge (ALJ) of a suspension or debarment decision. USDA also makes adjustments to its current exclusions from covered transactions. Finally, this interim rule implements Section 14211 of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008, Public Law 110-246 (7 U.S.C. 2209j), which requires the Secretary to debar permanently from participation in USDA programs those convicted of having knowingly committed fraud in USDA programs.
Magma Flood Retarding Structure (FRS) Supplemental Watershed Plan, Pinal County, AZ
Document Number: 2010-12447
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-24
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 (NRCS) 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 Magma Flood Retarding Structure (FRS) Supplemental Watershed Plan, Pinal County, Arizona.
Broadband Initiatives Program
Document Number: 2010-12399
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-24
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Utilities Service
Due to emergency maintenance issues on May 14, 2010, the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) is extending, by one day, the deadline for submitting Public Notice Requests (PNRs) on pending applications filed under Second Round Notice of Funds Availability (Second Round NOFA) for the Broadband Initiatives Program (BIP), published in the Federal Register at 75 FR 3820 (January 22, 2010). Such technical issues also affected the application window for satellite, rural library broadband, and technical assistance projects under BIP's Request for Proposals (RFP), published in the Federal Register at 75 FR 25185 (May 7, 2010). As a result, PNRs on pending Second Round NOFA applications must be filed by May 24, 2010, at 11:59 p.m. Central Time (CT); and applications for satellite, rural library broadband, and technical assistance projects must be postmarked by June 8, 2010.
Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers
Document Number: 2010-12385
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-24
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
Modoc County Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2010-12354
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-24
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Modoc County Resource Advisory Committee will meet in Alturas, CA. The committee is meeting as authorized under the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act (Pub. L. 110-343) and in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The purpose of the meeting is to review Resource Advisory Committee Project Applications.
Permission To Use Air Inflation of Meat Carcasses and Parts
Document Number: 2010-12337
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-05-24
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is proposing to revise the Federal meat inspection regulations to permit establishments that slaughter livestock or prepare livestock carcasses and parts to inflate carcasses and parts with air if they develop, implement, and maintain written controls to ensure that the procedure does not cause insanitary conditions or adulterate product. FSIS is proposing to require that establishments incorporate these controls into their Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) plans or Sanitation standard operating procedures (Sanitation SOPs) or other prerequisite programs.
Information Collection; Financial Information Security Request Form
Document Number: 2010-12336
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-24
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Forest Service is seeking comments from all interested individuals and organizations on the extension with revision of a currently approved information collection; Financial Information Security Request Form.
Information Collection; Pre-Decisional Objection Process for Hazardous Fuel Reduction Projects Authorized by the Healthy Forest Restoration Act of 2003
Document Number: 2010-12335
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-24
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Forest Service is seeking comments from all interested individuals and organizations on the extension, with no revision, of a currently approved information collection, OMB 0596-0172Pre-Decisional Objection Process for Hazardous Fuel Reduction Projects Authorized by the Healthy Forest Restoration Act of 2003.
Amador County Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2010-12277
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-24
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Amador County Resource Advisory Committee will meet in Jackson, California. The committee is meeting as authorized under the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act (Pub. L 110- 343) and in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The purpose of the meeting is to develop committee operating guidelines, discuss guidelines for submitting projects, and set the dates for the next meetings.
Prince of Whales Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2010-12269
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-24
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Prince of Whales Resource Advisory Committee will meet in Craig, Alaska, June 3, 2010. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss potential projects under the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self- Determination Act of 2008.
Notice of Funds Availability for the Section 533 Housing Preservation Grants for Fiscal Year 2010
Document Number: 2010-12162
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-21
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Housing Service
The Rural Housing Service published a document in the Federal Register on April 27, 2010, announcing that it is soliciting competitive applications under its Housing Preservation Grant program. The set-aside funding for the Rural Economic Area Partnership Zones was excluded from the notice and the listing for the Rural Development Ohio State Office telephone number, and TDD number and West Virginia State
GMUG Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2010-12152
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-21
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The GMUG RAC will meet in Delta, Colorado. The committee is meeting as authorized under the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self Determination Act (Pub. L. 110-343) and in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The purpose of the meeting is to gather the newly appointed Committee members together to elect a Chair, determine operating principles and organize to accept project proposals for Title II funds within Garfield, Mesa, Delta, Gunnison and Montrose Counties, Colorado.
Ravalli County Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2010-12149
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-21
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Ravalli County Resource Advisory Committee will meet in Hamilton, Montana. The purpose of the meeting is to review projects.
Superior Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2010-12089
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-21
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Superior Resource Advisory Committee will meet in Duluth, Minnesota. The committee is meeting as authorized under the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act (Pub. L. 110-343) and in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The purpose of the meeting is to orient the new Superior Resource Advisory Committee members on their roles and responsibilities.
Eleven Point Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2010-12087
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-20
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Eleven Point Resource Advisory Committee will meet in Winona, Missouri. The committee is meeting as authorized under the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act (Pub. L. 110- 343) and in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The purpose of the meeting is to initiate review of proposed forest management projects so that recommendations may be made to the Forest Service on which should be funded through Title II of the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self Determination Act of 2000, as amended in 2008.
Cotton Classification and Market News Service: Notice of Request for an Extension and Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2010-12032
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-20
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 Cotton Classification and Market News Service.
Cotton Classing, Testing and Standards: Notice of Request for an Extension and Revision to a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2010-12028
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-20
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 and revision to the currently approved information collection Cotton Classing, Testing, and Standards.
Importation of Tomatoes From Souss-Massa-Draa, Morocco; Technical Amendment
Document Number: 2010-12027
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-05-20
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
In a final rule published in the Federal Register on November 2, 2009, and effective on December 2, 2009, we amended the fruits and vegetables regulations to allow the importation of commercial consignments of tomatoes from the Souss-Massa-Draa region of Morocco into the United States. However, we incorrectly referred to the national plant protection organization of Morocco as the Moroccan Ministry of Agriculture's Division of Plant Protection, Inspection, and Enforcement when it was recently changed to the National Office of Food Safety. The National Office of Food Safety is also responsible for export certification inspection and issuance of phytosanitary certificates rather than the Moroccan Ministry of Agriculture, Fresh Product Export. In order to prevent confusion, we are replacing all references to the Moroccan Ministry of Agriculture's Division of Plant Protection, Inspection, and Enforcement and the Moroccan Ministry of Agriculture, Fresh Product Export with the phrase ``national plant protection organization of Morocco.''
Availability of an Environmental Assessment for a Biological Control Agent for Asian Citrus Psyllid
Document Number: 2010-12026
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-20
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 relative to the control of Asian citrus psyllid (Diaphorina citri Kuwayama). The environmental assessment considers the effects of, and alternatives to, the release of an insect, Tamarixia radiata, into the continental United States for use as a biological control agent to reduce the severity of Asian citrus psyllid infestations. We are making the environmental assessment available to the public for review and comment.
Availability of an Environmental Assessment for a Biological Control Agent for Hemlock Woolly Adelgid
Document Number: 2010-12024
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-20
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 relative to the control of hemlock woolly adelgid (Adelges tsugae). The environmental assessment considers the effects of, and alternatives to, the release of an insect, Laricobius osakensis, into the continental United States for use as a biological control agent to reduce the severity of hemlock woolly adelgid infestations. We are making the environmental assessment available to the public for review and comment.
Request for Extension and Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection Under the Clear Title Program
Document Number: 2010-12002
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-20
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration
This notice announces the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration's (GIPSA) intention to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for an extension of a currently approved information collection in support of the reporting and recordkeeping requirements under the ``Clear Title'' regulations as authorized by section 1324 of the Food Security Act of 1985, as amended (Act). This approval is required under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA).
Codex Alimentarius Commission: Meeting of the Codex Alimentarius Commission
Document Number: 2010-12005
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-19
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
The Office of Food Safety, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), is sponsoring a public meeting on June 8, 2010. The objective of the public meeting is to provide information and receive public comments on agenda items and draft United States (U.S.) positions that will be discussed at the 33rd Session of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC), which will be held in Geneva, Switzerland, July 5-9, 2010. The Office of Food Safety recognizes the importance of providing interested parties the opportunity to obtain background information on
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-12003
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-19
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Use of Turkey Shackle in Bar-Type Cut Operations; Correcting Amendment
Document Number: 2010-11996
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-05-19
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is amending the Federal poultry products inspection regulations to correct an inadvertent error in the required shackle width for Bar-type cut turkey operations that use J-type cut maximum line speeds.
Request for Extension and Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection Under the Packers and Stockyards Act
Document Number: 2010-11992
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-19
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration
This notice announces the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration's (GIPSA) intention to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for an extension of a currently approved information collection in support of the reporting and recordkeeping requirements under the Packers and Stockyards Act of 1921, as amended and supplemented (P&S Act). This approval is required under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA).