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

Assessment of Fees for Dairy Import Licenses for the 2011 Tariff-Rate Import Quota Year
Document Number: 2010-21607
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-31
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
This notice announces a fee of $150 to be charged for the 2011 tariff-rate quota (TRQ) year for each license issued to a person or firm by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) authorizing the importation of certain dairy articles, which are subject to tariff-rate quotas set forth in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) of the United States.
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive License
Document Number: 2010-21491
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-30
Agency: Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, intends to grant to Horticultural Research Institute, Inc. of Washington, DC, an exclusive license to U.S. Patent No. 7,066,995, ``Compositions and Films Comprised of Avian Feather Keratin,'' issued on June 27, 2006.
Opportunity for Designation in the Owensboro, KY; Bloomington, IL; Iowa Falls, IA; Casa Grande, AZ; Fargo, ND; Grand Forks, ND; and Plainview, TX Areas; Request for Comments on the Official Agencies Servicing These Areas
Document Number: 2010-21460
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-30
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration
The designations of the official agencies listed below will end on March 31, 2011. 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: J. W. Barton Grain Inspection Service, Inc. (Barton); Central Illinois Grain Inspection, Inc. (Central Illinois); Central Iowa Grain Inspection Service, Inc. (Central Iowa); Farwell Commodity and Grain Services, Inc. (Farwell Southwest); North Dakota Grain Inspection Service, Inc. (North Dakota); Northern Plains Grain Inspection Service, Inc. (Northern Plains); and Plainview Grain Inspection and Weighing Service, Inc. (Plainview).
Designation for the Amarillo, TX; Cairo, IL; State of Louisiana; State of North Carolina; Belmond, IA; State of New Jersey; and State of New York Areas
Document Number: 2010-21456
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-30
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): Amarillo Grain Exchange, Inc. (Amarillo); Cairo Grain Inspection Agency, Inc. (Cairo); Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (Louisiana); North Carolina Department of Agriculture (North Carolina); and D. R. Schaal Agency, Inc. (Schaal).
Alpine County Resource Advisory Committee (RAC)
Document Number: 2010-21414
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-30
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Alpine County Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will hold a meeting.
Notice of Decision To Issue Permits for the Importation of Fresh Mango Fruit From Pakistan Into the Continental United States
Document Number: 2010-21568
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-27
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 mango fruit from Pakistan. 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 mango fruit from Pakistan.
Nationwide Aerial Application of Fire Retardant on National Forest System Lands
Document Number: 2010-21482
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-27
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Forest Service will prepare a programmatic environmental impact statement for the continued nationwide aerial application of fire retardant on National Forest System lands. The responsible official for this action is the Chief of the Forest Service. The Forest Service invites comments at this time on the proposed action.
Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; National Management Information System
Document Number: 2010-21459
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-27
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 associated with cooperative wildlife damage management programs.
Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Importation of Animals and Poultry, Animal and Poultry Products, Certain Animal Embryos, Semen, and Zoological Animals
Document Number: 2010-21458
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-27
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 extension of approval of an information collection associated with the importation of animals and poultry, animal and poultry products, and animal germplasm.
Notice of Request for Approval of an Information Collection; National Animal Health Monitoring System; Sheep 2011 Study
Document Number: 2010-21455
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-27
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 initiate an information collection to support the National Animal Health Monitoring System Sheep 2011 Study.
Subsistence Management Regulations for Public Lands in Alaska-2010-11 and 2011-12 Subsistence Taking of Wildlife Regulations; Subsistence Taking of Fish on the Yukon River Regulations; Correction
Document Number: 2010-21405
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-27
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior
On June 30, 2010, we published a final rule that, among other things, established regulations related to the taking of wildlife for subsistence uses in Alaska during the period 2010-12. We inadvertently made effective date errors, which we correct with this document.
Transfer of Land to Forest Service
Document Number: 2010-21361
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-27
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
On January 13, 2010, the Deputy Administrator of the Farm Service Agency, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and on March 16, 2010, the Deputy Chief of the Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, respectively signed a land transfer agreement transferring administrative jurisdiction of certain Federally owned lands in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico from the Farm Service Agency to the Forest Service. This administrative transfer is authorized by Section 354 of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act (Title 7 U.S.C. 2002).
Wrangell-Petersburg Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2010-21338
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-27
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Wrangell-Petersburg Resource Advisory Committee will meet in Kake, Alaska. 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 project proposals and make project funding recommendations.
Ashley Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2010-21256
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-27
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Ashley Resource Advisory Committee will meet in Vernal, Utah. 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 conduct ``welcomes'' and introductions, review the Federal Advisory Committee Act requirements, brief participants on Payments to States legislative history, discuss the guidelines for Title II and Title 111 funding and proposals, capture and record preliminary project ideas and receive public comment on the meeting subjects and proceedings.
Southern Arizona Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2010-21152
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-27
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Southern Arizona Resource Advisory Committee will meet in Tucson, Arizona. The purpose of the meeting is for the committee members to discuss committee protocols, operating guidelines, and project proposal requirements.
Yavapai County Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2010-21299
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-26
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Yavapai County Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Prescott, Arizona. 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 finalize the operating guidelines, project proposal criteria, and operting costs for the Yavapai County RAC.
Fiscal Year 2011 Veterinary Import/Export Services, Veterinary Diagnostic Services, and Export Certification for Plants and Plant Products User Fees
Document Number: 2010-21293
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-26
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
This notice pertains to user fees charged for import- and export-related services that we provide for animals, animal products, birds, germ plasm, organisms, and vectors; for certain veterinary diagnostic services; and for export certification of plants and plant products. The purpose of this notice is to remind the public of the user fees for fiscal year 2011 (October 1, 2010, through September 30, 2011).
Notice of Request for Approval of an Information Collection; National Animal Health Monitoring System; Dairy Heifer Raiser 2010 Study
Document Number: 2010-21292
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-26
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 initiate an information collection to support the National Animal Health Monitoring System Dairy Heifer Raiser 2010 Study.
Guaranteed Single Family Housing Loans
Document Number: 2010-21261
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-26
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Housing Service
The Rural Housing Service (RHS) is amending its regulations to add new servicing options to the Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program (SFHGLP) that lenders may utilize while still maintaining the SFHGLP loan guarantee. The Agency will allow lenders to extend loans for a term of up to 40 years from the date of modification. The Agency also will allow lenders to advance funds on behalf of borrowers in amounts necessary to bring defaulted loans current, up to 30 percent of the unpaid principal balance of the loan. Upon request, RHS will reimburse the lender for eligible advances. The intended effect is to reduce mortgage foreclosures among SFHGLP borrowers and help stabilize the national housing market. This amendment is being issued as a final rule pursuant to section 101(c)(1) of the Helping Families Save Their Homes Act of 2009, which authorizes RHS to promulgate this rule without regard to the notice and comment provisions of 5 U.S.C. 553 or the Statement of Policy of the Secretary of Agriculture effective July 24, 1971 (36 FR 13804) relating to notices of proposed rulemaking and public participation in rulemaking.
Missoula County Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2010-21189
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-26
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Lolo National Forest's Missoula County Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet on Thursday, October 14, 2010 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., in Missoula, Montana. The purpose of the meeting is to review and vote on submitted proposals, and receive public comment on the meeting subjects and proceedings.
Notice of Meeting; Siskiyou Resource Advisory Committee Meeting at New Location
Document Number: 2010-21140
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-25
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Siskiyou County Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will hold its last two meetings in 2010 at a new location.
Notice of Availability of Pest Risk Analyses for the Importation of Fresh Celery, Arugula, and Spinach From Colombia
Document Number: 2010-21136
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-25
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are advising the public that we have prepared three pest risk analyses that evaluate, respectively, the risks associated with the importation into the continental United States of fresh celery, arugula, and spinach from Colombia. Based on these analyses, 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 celery, arugula, and spinach from Colombia. We are making these pest risk analyses available to the public for review and comment.
Cold Treatment Regulations
Document Number: 2010-21134
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-25
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are adopting as a final rule, with changes, an interim rule that amended the phytosanitary treatment regulations for cold treatment enclosures and procedures, including regulations for precooling temperatures and temperature recording devices. The interim rule as amended by this document requires articles destined for cold treatment to be precooled at or below the highest temperature listed in the prescribed treatment schedule rather than at the intended treatment temperature. The amended interim rule also requires entities performing cold treatment to use measures approved by the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service as adequate to ensure the security and integrity of cold treatment temperature data rather than requiring password- protected and tamperproof temperature recording devices specifically. These actions relieve certain requirements that we have determined are not necessary while continuing to ensure the effectiveness of cold treatment and prevent the introduction of plant pests into the United States.
Notice of Availability of a Treatment Evaluation Document
Document Number: 2010-21131
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-25
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are advising the public that we have determined that it is necessary to revise a treatment schedule in the Plant Protection and Quarantine Treatment Manual and to retain the current treatment schedule with a different treatment number. We have prepared a treatment evaluation document that discusses the existing treatment schedule, describes the new treatment schedule, and explains why these change are necessary. We are making the treatment evaluation document available to the public for review and comment.
Notice of Availability of a Pest Risk Analysis for Interstate Movement of Guavas From Hawaii Into the Continental United States
Document Number: 2010-21129
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-25
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are advising the public that we have prepared a pest risk analysis that evaluates the risks associated with the interstate movement into the continental United States of fresh guava fruit from Hawaii. Based on that analysis, 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 interstate movement of guavas from Hawaii. We are making the pest risk analysis available to the public for review and comment.
MedBow-Routt Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2010-21087
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-25
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The MedBow-Routt Resource Advisory Committee will meet in Saratoga, Wyoming. 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 for an update on projects proposed for funding, and selection of some projects.
Notice of Funding Availability: Rural Development Voucher Program
Document Number: 2010-21072
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-25
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Housing Service
The Rural Housing Service published a document in the Federal Register on April 14, 2010, announcing the funding available for the Rural Development Voucher Program. A correction to the document is needed to clarify what documentation is required for proof of citizenship and to correct the median income hyperlink.
Coconino Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2010-21066
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-25
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Coconino Resource Advisory Committee will meet in Flagstaff, Arizona. The purpose of the meeting is for the committee members to discuss committee protocols, operating guidelines, and project proposal requirements.
Sierra County Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2010-20957
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-25
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Nevada County and Placer County Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Truckee, 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 discuss projects submitted for funding and the expenditure of Title II funds benefiting National Forest System lands in Nevada and Placer Counties.
Common Crop Insurance Regulations; Apple Crop Insurance Provisions
Document Number: 2010-20619
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-25
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) finalizes the Common Crop Insurance Regulations, Apple Crop Insurance Provisions. The intended effect of this action is to provide policy changes and clarify existing policy provisions to better meet the needs of insured producers, and to reduce vulnerability to program fraud, waste, and abuse. The changes will apply for the 2011 and succeeding crop years.
United States Standards for Grades of Pineapple Juice
Document Number: C1-2010-21030
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-24
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
The United States Standards for Grades of Pineapple Juice are corrected to include text inadvertently omitted from Tables I and II. The corrections restore text for limiting rules that were inadvertently omitted when the standards were last revised in 1987.
Apricots Grown in Designated Counties in Washington; Increased Assessment Rate
Document Number: 2010-21037
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-24
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This rule increases the assessment rate established for the Washington Apricot Marketing Committee (Committee) for the 2010-11 and subsequent fiscal periods from $1.00 to $1.50 per ton for Washington apricots. The Committee is responsible for local administration of the marketing order regulating the handling of apricots grown in designated counties in Washington. Assessments upon handlers of apricots are used by the Committee to fund reasonable and necessary expenses of the program. The fiscal period for the marketing order begins April 1 and ends March 31. The assessment rate would remain in effect indefinitely unless modified, suspended or terminated.
Walnuts Grown in California; Changes to the Quality Regulations for Shelled Walnuts
Document Number: 2010-21010
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-24
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This rule revises the quality regulations for shelled walnuts under the Federal marketing order for California walnuts (order). The order regulates the handling of walnuts grown in California and is administered locally by the California Walnut Board (Board). This rule requires inspection and certification of shelled walnut products after manufacturing instead of before manufacturing. It also establishes a process to specify that manufactured products smaller than eight sixty- fourths of an inch in diameter are derived from walnut pieces that have been inspected and certified to U.S. Commercial grade standards. These changes will result in more efficient and cost-effective handler operations, and will certify the final Size And Grade Of All Manufactured Walnut Pieces.
Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-21007
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-24
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, invites comments on this information collection for which the Agency intends to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-20997
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-24
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-20995
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-24
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Dried Prunes Produced in California; Increased Assessment Rate
Document Number: 2010-20981
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-08-24
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This rule would increase the assessment rate established for the Prune Marketing Committee (Committee) for the 2010-11 and subsequent crop years from $0.16 to $0.27 per ton of salable dried prunes handled. The Committee locally administers the marketing order which regulates the handling of dried prunes grown in California. Assessments upon dried prune handlers are used by the Committee to fund reasonable and necessary expenses of the program. The crop year begins August 1 and ends July 31. The assessment rate would remain in effect indefinitely unless modified, suspended, or terminated.
Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act: Increase in License Fees
Document Number: 2010-20978
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-24
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
The Department of Agriculture (USDA) is amending the regulations issued under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA or Act) to increase license fees. Specifically, annual license fees of $550 are increased to $995. Fees for branch locations are increased from $200 for branch locations in excess of nine, to $600 for each branch location. The maximum amount a licensee will pay per year has increased from $4,000 to $8,000. Additionally, the regulations have been amended to remove the provisions to phase out license fees by retailers and grocery wholesalers and the provisions to phase in triennial license renewal for retailers and grocery wholesalers as these processes have been completed. Finally, the regulations have been amended to eliminate the multi-year license renewal option for commission merchants, brokers, and dealers.
National Organic Program; Amendment to the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (Livestock)
Document Number: 2010-20977
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-24
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This interim rule amends the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (National List) to incorporate a recommendation submitted to the Secretary of Agriculture (Secretary) by the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) on April 29, 2010. Consistent with the recommendation from the NOSB, this interim rule revises the annotation of one substance on the National List, methionine, to extend its use in organic poultry production until October 1, 2012, at the following maximum levels of synthetic methionine per ton of feed: Laying chickens4 pounds; broiler chickens5 pounds; turkeys and all other poultry6 pounds. Comments are requested on this interim rule.
Milk in the Northeast and Other Marketing Areas; Order Amending the Orders
Document Number: 2010-20972
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-24
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This final rule maintains the current fluid milk product definition's compositional standard of 6.5 percent nonfat milk solids criterion and incorporates an equivalent 2.25 percent true milk protein criterion for determining if a product meets the compositional standard. This final rule also determines how milk and milk-derived ingredients should be priced under all Federal milk marketing orders when used in products meeting the fluid milk product definition. It provides exemptions for drinkable yogurt products containing at least 20 percent yogurt (by weight), kefir, and products intended to be meal replacements from the fluid milk product definition. A referendum was held and the required number of producers approved the issuance of the orders as amended.
Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers
Document Number: 2010-20918
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-24
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
Fishlake Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2010-20813
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-24
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Fishlake Resource Advisory Committee will meet in Richfield, Utah. 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 establish operating guidelines for the RAC, review and recommend projects for approval, and receive public comment on the meeting subjects and proceedings.
Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act: Impact of Post-Default Agreements on Trust Protection Eligibility
Document Number: 2010-20849
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-08-23
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
Due to requests from members of the fruit and vegetable industry, notice is hereby given that the comment period on the proposed rule published on June 8, 2010 [75 FR 32306] titled, Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act: Impact of Post-Default Agreements on Trust Protection Eligibility is reopened and extended for an additional 30 days. Reopening the comment period would allow interested parties time to fully analyze the proposed rule and submit comments.
Pike & San Isabel Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2010-20802
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-23
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Pike & San Isabel Resource Advisory Committee will meet in Pueblo, 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 is to hold the first meeting of the newly formed committee.
Ashley Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2010-20686
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-23
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Ashley Resource Advisory Committee will meet in Vernal, Utah. 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 conduct ``welcomes'' and introductions, review the Federal Advisory Committee Act requirements, brief participants on Payments to States legislative history, discuss the guidelines for Title II and Title III funding and proposals, capture and record preliminary project ideas and receive public comment on the meeting subjects and proceedings.
Shasta County Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2010-20685
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-23
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Shasta County Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet at the USDA Service Center in Redding, California, on September 1, 2010 beginning at 8:30 a.m. The meeting will consist of an update on Shasta County projects, RAC recommended project progress, as well as changes made to projects to meet RAC funding 2010/2011 allocations.
North Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2010-20683
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-23
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The North Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie (MBS) Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Sedro Woolley, Washington on September 22, 2010. The committee is meeting to review and rank 2010 and 2011 Title II RAC proposals.
GMUG Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2010-20576
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-23
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 appointed committee members together to decide the review and recommending criteria that the committee will use and to review and make recommendations for Title II Project funding within Garfield, Mesa, Delta, Gunnison and Montrose Counties, Colorado.
Supplemental Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Department of Agriculture; Additional Rules for Department's Rural Development Employees
Document Number: 2010-20722
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-20
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Agriculture
The Department of Agriculture (USDA), with the concurrence of the Office of Government Ethics (OGE), is issuing an interim rule amending the regulations for Department employees that supplement the Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch (Standards), as issued by OGE. The interim rule adds additional rules in a new section applicable to employees of the Rural Development (RD) mission area. This section sets forth certain restrictions on financial interests applicable to RD employees and separate, more-extensive prior approval requirements for RD employees.
Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection (Advanced Meat Recovery)
Document Number: 2010-20720
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-20
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is announcing its intention to request an extension of an approved information collection regarding the regulatory requirements associated with the production of meat from Advanced Meat Recovery systems because the OMB approval will expire on January 31, 2011.