Department of Agriculture October 12, 2010 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Federal Advisory Committee Meeting To Be Held Authorized Under the Secure Rural Schools Act and Community Self-Determination Act, Public Law 110-343
Document Number: 2010-25603
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-12
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
On November 3, 2010, the U.S Forest Service will host a meeting of the federally designated Secure Rural Schools Resource Advisory Committee (RAC). The public is invited to attend the meeting and provide input. A Secure Rural Schools RAC provides advice and recommendations to the Forest Service on the development and implementation of special projects as authorized under the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act, Public Law 110-343.
Chequamegon Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2010-25596
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-12
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Chequamegon Resource Advisory Committee will meet in Park Falls, Wisconsin. 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 a meeting to review submitted Title II project proposals and recommend funding of projects in accordance with Public Law 110-343.
Importation of Fresh Unshu Oranges From the Republic of Korea Into the Continental United States
Document Number: 2010-25570
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-10-12
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are amending the regulations concerning the importation of citrus fruit to remove certain restrictions on the importation of Unshu oranges from the Republic of Korea that are no longer necessary. Specifically, we are removing requirements for the fruit to be grown in specified canker-free export areas and for joint inspection in the groves and packinghouses by the Government of the Republic of Korea and the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. We are also amending the regulations to clarify that surface sterilization of the fruit must be conducted in accordance with 7 CFR part 305 and to expand the area in the continental United States where Unshu oranges from the Republic of Korea may be distributed. Finally, we are requiring that each shipment be accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate containing an additional declaration stating that the fruit was given the required surface sterilization and inspected and found free of Elsinoe australis. These changes will make the regulations concerning the importation of Unshu oranges from the Republic of Korea consistent with our domestic regulations concerning the interstate movement of citrus fruit from areas quarantined because of citrus canker.
Notice of Availability of a Pest Risk Analysis for the Importation of Fresh Strawberries From Jordan
Document Number: 2010-25569
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-12
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 importation into the continental United States of fresh strawberries from Jordan. Based on this 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 importation of fresh strawberries from Jordan. We are making the pest risk analysis available to the public for review and comment.
Importation of Shepherd's Purse With Roots From the Republic of Korea Into the United States
Document Number: 2010-25556
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-10-12
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are proposing to amend the regulations concerning the importation of fruits and vegetables to allow the importation of fresh shepherd's purse with roots from the Republic of Korea into the United States under a combination of mitigations to reduce the risk of introducing plant pests. As a condition of entry, the shepherd's purse would have to be produced in accordance with a systems approach that would include requirements for importation of commercial consignments, pest-free place of production, removal of soil, and inspection for quarantine pests by the national plant protection organization of the Republic of Korea. The shepherd's purse would also have to be accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate with an additional declaration stating that it was grown, packed, and inspected and found to be free of pests in accordance with the proposed requirements. This action would allow the importation of fresh shepherd's purse with roots from the Republic of Korea while continuing to protect against the introduction of plant pests into the United States.
Meeting of the Land Between the Lakes Advisory Board
Document Number: 2010-25537
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-12
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Land Between The Lakes Advisory Board will hold a meeting on Thursday, November 18, 2010. Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App.2. The meeting agenda includes the following: (1) Welcome/Introductions (2) Environmental Education (3) Orientation of New Members (4) LBL Updates (5) Board Discussion of Comments Received
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-25491
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-12
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-25490
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-12
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Shoshone Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2010-25418
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-10-12
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Shoshone Resource Advisory Committee (Committee) will meet in Thermopolis, 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 to finalize the Committee's operating guidelines and develop criteria for prioritizing Title II projects.