Department of Agriculture October 1, 2010 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Missouri River Resource Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2010-24728
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-01
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Helena National Forest's Missouri River Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet on Tuesday, November 9, 2010 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m., in Helena, Montana. The purpose of the meeting is to conduct welcomes and introductions, discuss the status of the RAC charter and committee membership vacancies, discuss and vote on Teton County joining this RAC, review and discuss project proposals, make project approval and funding decisions, set a next meeting date and receive public comment on the meeting subjects and proceedings.
Tuberculosis in Cattle and Bison; State and Zone Designations; Minnesota
Document Number: 2010-24667
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-10-01
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are amending the bovine tuberculosis regulations regarding State and zone classifications by reclassifying the two zones in Minnesota. We have determined that the zone consisting of an area in the northwest corner of the State meets the criteria for designation as a modified accredited advanced zone, and the zone comprising the remainder of the State meets the criteria for designation as an accredited-free zone. This action relieves certain restrictions on the interstate movement of cattle and bison from Minnesota.
Domestic Sugar Program-FY 2010 and FY 2011 Cane Sugar and Beet Sugar Marketing Allotments and Company Allocations
Document Number: 2010-24663
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-01
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) is issuing this notice to publish the modifications to the fiscal year 2010 (FY 2010) State sugar marketing allotments and company allocations to sugarcane and sugar beet processors. This applies to all domestic sugar marketed for human consumption in the United States from October 1, 2009, through September 30, 2010. CCC is also issuing this notice to publish the FY 2011 State sugar marketing allotments and company allocations to sugarcane and sugar beet processors, which apply to all domestic sugar marketed for human consumption in the United States from October 1, 2010, through September 30, 2011. Although CCC already has announced most of the information in this notice through United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) news releases, CCC is required to publish the determinations establishing and adjusting sugar marketing allotments in the Federal Register.
Request for Extension and Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2010-24661
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-01
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 that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approve a 3-year extension of a currently approved information collection for the ``Regulations Governing the National Inspection and Weighing System under the United States Grain Standards Act and under the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946.'' This approval is required under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA).
Codex Alimentarius Commission: Meeting of the Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses
Document Number: 2010-24656
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-01
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
The Office of the Under Secretary for Food Safety, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), are sponsoring a public meeting on October 13, 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 32nd session of the Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses (CCNFSDU) of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (Commission), which will be held in Santiago, Chile, November 1-5, 2010. The Under Secretary for Food Safety and FDA recognizes the importance of providing interested parties the opportunity to obtain background information on the 32nd session of the CCNFSDU and to address items on the agenda.
Notice of Request for an Extension and Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2010-24627
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-01
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 a currently approved information collection for the National Research, Promotion, and Consumer Information Programs.
Farmers' Market Promotion Program: Notice of Request for Extension and Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2010-24625
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-01
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 (OMB) for the currently approved the information collection for OMB 0581-0235, an extension and revision of forms ``TM- 29, FMPP Project Proposal Narrative Form'' and ``TM-30, FMPP Supplemental Budget Summary Form.'' Copies of these voluntary forms to participate in the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farmers Market Promotion Program, may be obtained by calling the AMS Marketing Services Branch contact listed.
Softwood Lumber Research, Promotion, Consumer Education and Industry Information Order
Document Number: 2010-24202
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-10-01
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This rule invites comments on a proposed Softwood Lumber Research, Promotion, Consumer Education and Industry Information Order (Order). Softwood lumber is used in products like flooring, siding and framing. The program would be financed by an assessment on softwood lumber domestic manufacturers and importers and would be administered by a board of industry members selected by the Secretary of Agriculture (Secretary). The initial assessment rate would be $0.35 per thousand board feet of softwood lumber shipped within or imported to the United States. The purpose of the program would be to strengthen the position of softwood lumber in the marketplace, maintain and expand markets for softwood lumber, and develop new uses for softwood lumber within the United States. A referendum would be held among eligible domestic manufacturers and importers to determine whether they favor implementation of the program prior to it going into effect. This rule also announces the Agricultural Marketing Service's (AMS) intent to request approval by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) of new information collection requirements to implement the program.
Softwood Lumber Research, Promotion, Consumer Education and Industry Information Order; Referendum Procedures
Document Number: 2010-24192
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-10-01
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This proposed rule invites comments on procedures for conducting a referendum to determine whether issuance of a proposed Softwood Lumber Research, Promotion, Consumer Education and Industry Information Order (Order) is favored by domestic manufacturers and importers of softwood lumber. Softwood lumber is used in products like flooring, siding and framing. The procedures would also be used for any subsequent referendum under the Order. The proposed Order is being published separately in this issue of the Federal Register. This proposed rule also announces the Agricultural Marketing Service's (AMS) intent to request approval by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) of new information collection requirements to implement the program.