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

Idaho Panhandle Resource Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2010-30025
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-30
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. 110-343) the Idaho Panhandle Resource Advisory Committee will meet Friday, December 3, 2010, at 9 a.m. in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho for a business meeting. The business meeting is open to the public.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-30014
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-30
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-30011
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-30
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Apricots Grown in Designated Counties in Washington; Temporary Relaxation of the Minimum Grade Requirement; Correction
Document Number: C1-2010-29105
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-29
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is making a correction to the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) by revising the administrative rules and regulations contained in part 922, Apricots Grown in Designated Counties in Washington. In an interim final rule published in the Federal Register on August 2, 2006 (71 FR 43641), and adopted as a final rule on November 13, 2006 (71 FR 66093), changes were made to section 922.321(a)(1) to relax the minimum grade requirements for Washington apricots for the 2006 season. The changes were in effect from August 3, 2006, through March 31, 2007. After the effective dates for the changes, the text of an entire paragraph was inadvertently omitted, by AMS, from subsequent issues of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) and the section was reserved. AMS did not intend for the entire paragraph to be removed. This document corrects that error by adding or reinserting the language that was omitted into Title 7 of the CFR, part 922.
Cooperative Conservation Partnership Initiative and Wetlands Reserve Enhancement Program
Document Number: 2010-29958
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-29
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announces the availability of financial assistance funds in fiscal year (FY) 2011 for up to $15 million in the Cooperative Conservation Partnership Initiative (CCPI) and up to $25 million in the Wetlands Reserve Enhancement Program (WREP) through the Mississippi River Basin Healthy Watersheds Initiative (MRBI). These funding levels are available for new MRBI proposals only. However, CCPI and WREP will not be the only funding mechanisms for MRBI in FY 2011. The Chief of NRCS reserves discretion in utilizing other NRCS conservation program funds and mechanisms in support of the objectives of MRBI. Through agreements, partners and NRCS will provide assistance to eligible participants in the 43 designated focus areas (8-digit HUCs) in the following 13 States: Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. The purpose of this notice is to solicit proposals from potential partners to enter into agreements with NRCS and to inform agricultural producers and landowners of the future availability of program funds through approved partnership projects. Proposals must be based on one or more 12-digit HUCs within the 43 designated focus areas. Partners who are currently involved in approved MRBI agreements through CCPI or WREP and want to work in other 12-digit watersheds must submit new proposals for a new project.
Grassland Reserve Program
Document Number: 2010-29513
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-29
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
The Department of Agriculture (USDA), through the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) published in the Federal Register on January 21, 2009, an interim final rule for the Grassland Reserve Program (GRP) with a 60-day public comment period. On August 21, 2009, the CCC published an amendment to the interim final rule and reopened the public comment period for an additional 60 days. The CCC is publishing a final rule that incorporates the changes associated with passage of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (2008 Act) and addresses the comments received during the public comment periods.
Buckhorn Exploration Project 2010, Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Okanogan County, WA
Document Number: 2010-29776
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-26
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, in cooperation with the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR), and Washington Department of Ecology (WADOE), will prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for a proposal by Echo Bay Exploration, Inc. (Echo Bay) to explore their mineral holdings in Township 40 North, Range 30 East, Sections 1, 12 to 15, 22 to 27, and 34 to 36; and in Township 40 North, Range 31 East, Sections 5 to 9 and 16 to 20, W.M. Proposed exploration operations will be located in Okanogan County, Washington on unpatented mining claims on public lands administered by the Tonasket Ranger District of the Forest Service and the Wenatchee Field Office of the BLM. Exploration operations will also be located on state mineral lease lands, private lands, and patented mining claims administered by the Washington State Department of Natural Resources. The EIS will evaluate a range of reasonable alternatives to the proposed action and will assess the potential impacts of each alternative. The public will have an opportunity to comment on the EIS, including the range of alternatives and the impacts analysis. The agencies are giving notice of this analysis so that interested and affected individuals are aware of how they may participate and contribute to the final decision.
Helena National Forest; Montana; Blackfoot Travel Plan EIS
Document Number: 2010-29772
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-26
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
This notice extends the comment period for the Blackfoot Travel Plan from November 30, 2010 to January 7, 2011. This extension is a result of several requests for more time. The original notice was published in the Federal Register on October 29, 2010, FR Doc. 2010- 27353 (75 FR 66718-66719). The Helena National Forest is preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to analyze the effects of proposed changes to the existing motorized public access routes and prohibitions within the Blackfoot travel planning area. Consistent with the Forest Service travel planning regulations, the resulting available public motorized access routes and areas would be designated on a Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM). Upon publishing the MVUM, public use of a motor vehicle other than in accordance with those designations would be prohibited.
Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-29768
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-26
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 the following information collections for which RUS intends to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
Dairy Industry Advisory Committee; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2010-29699
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-26
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency
As required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, the Farm Service Agency (FSA) announces meetings of the Dairy Industry Advisory Committee (Dairy Committee) to discuss farm milk price volatility and dairy farmer profitability, and review various industry proposals and analysis. The Dairy Committee is responsible for making recommendations to the Secretary on policy issues impacting the dairy industry. We invite you to attend the meetings. The meetings are open to the public. Instructions regarding registering for and attending the meetings are provided in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice.
Advisory Committee on Beginning Farmers and Ranchers
Document Number: 2010-29697
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-26
Agency: Department of Agriculture
The Office of Advocacy and Outreach is issuing this notice to advise the public that meetings of the Advisory Committee on Beginning Farmers and Ranchers (Committee) will be held to discuss and explore USDA policy options designed to create and sustain ``New and Beginning Farmers and Ranchers.''
Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2010-29583
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-24
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest Resource Advisory Committee will conduct a meeting in Salt Lake City, 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 is to continue the review of project submittals.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-29564
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-24
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Establishment of Negotiated Rulemaking Committee for Changes to Livestock Mandatory Reporting
Document Number: 2010-29551
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-11-24
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is announcing its intent to establish a Wholesale Pork Reporting Negotiated Rulemaking Committee (Committee). The Committee will attempt to reach consensus on proposed language that AMS will publish as a proposed rule in the Federal Register. The Committee will include representatives of parties who would be affected by a final rule. AMS solicits comments on this initiative and requests interested parties to nominate representatives for membership on the Committee.
Cibota National Forest, Mount Taylor Ranger District, NM, Roca Honda Mine
Document Number: 2010-29477
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-24
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
Roca Honda Resources, LLC has submitted a Plan of Operations proposing to develop and conduct underground uranium mining operations on their mining claims on and near Jesus Mesa in the Mount Taylor Ranger District of the Cibola National Forest. The proposed mine is located within portions of Sections 9, 10 and 16, Township 13 North, Range 8 West, New Mexico Principal Meridian. These sections are located in McKinley County, New Mexico approximately three miles northwest of San Mateo and 22 miles northeast of Grants, New Mexico. Sections 9 and 10 are National Forest System lands, which are open to mineral entry under the General Mining Law of 1872. Section 16 is State of New Mexico land, which is not subject to the regulatory jurisdiction of the Forest Service. Roca Honda proposes a mine permit area encompassing all three sections (1,920 acres) and a surface disturbance area of 183 acres within Sections 9, 10 and 16. Additional surface disturbance associated with the mine haul roads is proposed for Sections 11, 17 and 20. The Cibola National Forest will prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) to assess the development of a uranium mining operation on the Mount Taylor Ranger District.
Bend/Ft. Rock Ranger District; Deschutes National Forest; Deschutes County, OR; West Bend Vegetation Management Project EIS
Document Number: 2010-29476
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-24
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The USDA, Forest Service, will prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) on a proposed action to promote development of large tree structural conditions and to improve forest health and fuel conditions within the 25,700-acre West Bend planning area. The planning area is located to the west of Bend, Oregon, bounded on the east side by the urban interface of Bend, and on the west by the Bend Watershed Roadless Area. The planning area is entirely within public lands managed by the Deschutes National Forest, except for a 588-acres inholding of privately-owned land. An analysis has been initiated that takes a landscape approach to managing the vegetation to meet objectives for resilient forest, fuels and fire behavior, wildlife habitat, and aesthetics. Methods that would be used to reduce tree density and hazardous fuels are: non-commercial and commercial thinning, mechanical shrub treatment, prescribed burning, arid invasive plant treatment with herbicide. The alternatives will include the proposed action, no action, and, if necessary, additional alternatives that respond to issues generated through the scoping process. The agency will give notice of the full environmental analysis and decision-making process so interested and affected public may participate and contribute to the final decision.
Notice of Decision To Issue Permits for the Importation of Wall Rocket Leaves From the United Kingdom Into the Continental United States
Document Number: 2010-29500
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-23
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 wall rocket leaves from the United Kingdom. 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 wall rocket leaves from the United Kingdom.
Uniform Compliance Date for Food Labeling Regulations
Document Number: 2010-29492
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-23
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is establishing January 1, 2014, as the uniform compliance date for new meat and poultry product labeling regulations that are issued between January 1, 2011, and December 31, 2012. FSIS periodically announces uniform compliance dates for new meat and poultry product labeling regulations to minimize the economic impact of label changes.
Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-29487
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-23
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 the Agency intends to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-29485
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-23
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 the Agency intends to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
Questa Ranger District, Carson National Forest; Taos County, NM; Taos Ski Valley's 2010 Master Development Plan-Phase 1 Projects
Document Number: 2010-29456
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-23
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
Taos Ski Valley (TSV) is a downhill ski area located in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, about 20 miles northeast of Taos, New Mexico, at the terminus of State Road 150, on the Rio Hondo, in Taos County. The Forest Service is proposing to authorize several (Phase I) projects included in the Taos Ski Valley (TSV) 2010 Master Development Plan (MDP). These proposed projects include: Adding new lifts to serve terrain that is currently only accessible by hiking; replacing old lifts; creating new gladed terrain; improving traffic circulation throughout the day parking lots and a new drop-off area; construction of the Taos Adventure Center (snowtubing and snowshoeing trails); and a lift-served mountain biking trail. All proposed projects are within the existing special use permit (SUP) area. The Forest Service is preparing an environmental impact statement (EIS) to consider and disclose the anticipated environmental effects of Taos Ski Valley's 2010 Master Development PlanPhase 1 Projects.
Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program
Document Number: 2010-29394
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-23
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), an agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), is issuing a final rule for the Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program (WHIP). This final rule sets forth how NRCS, using the funds, facilities, and authorities of the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC), will implement WHIP in response to changes made by the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (2008 Act). NRCS published an interim final rule with request for comment in the Federal Register on January 16, 2009, an amendment was published on March 12, 2009, with a request for public comment, and another amendment was published on July 15, 2009, with a request for public comment. NRCS is publishing a final rule that addresses the comments received on the interim final rule and to clarify policies to improve program implementation.
Designation of Biobased Items for Federal Procurement
Document Number: 2010-29191
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-11-23
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Office of Energy Policy and New Uses, Energy Policy and New Uses Office, Agriculture Department
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is proposing to amend the Guidelines for Designating Biobased Products for Federal Procurement (Guidelines) to add 14 sections that will designate the following items within which biobased products would be afforded Federal procurement preference: Animal repellents; bath products; bioremediation materials; compost activators and accelerators; concrete and asphalt cleaners; cuts, burns, and abrasions ointments; dishwashing products; erosion control materials; floor cleaners and protectors; hair care products; interior paints and coatings; oven and grill cleaners; slide way lubricants; and thermal shipping containers. USDA is also proposing minimum biobased contents for each of these items.
Eleven Point Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2010-29333
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-22
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 review 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.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-29284
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-22
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Big Horn County Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2010-29261
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-22
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Big Horn County Resource Advisory Committee will meet in Greybull, 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 is to hold the second meeting and to vote on initial project proposals.
Notice of Request for Reinstatement of a Previously Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2010-29132
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-22
Agency: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Department of Agriculture
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), this notice announces the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights' (OASCR) intention to seek reinstatement of a previously approved information collection. The OASCR will use the information collected to process respondents' discrimination complaints about programs conducted or assisted by USDA.
Karnal Bunt; Regulated Areas in Arizona, California, and Texas
Document Number: C1-2010-28347
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-19
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
Notice of Revision and Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Johne's Disease
Document Number: 2010-29254
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-19
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 revise an information collection associated with the interstate movement of animals affected with Johne's disease and to request extension of approval of the information collection to protect the U.S. animal population.
Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; South American Cactus Moth; Quarantine and Regulations
Document Number: 2010-29251
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-19
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 regulations for the interstate movement of regulated articles to prevent the spread of South American cactus moth.
Common Crop Insurance Regulations; Extra Long Staple Cotton Crop Provisions
Document Number: 2010-29250
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-11-19
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) proposes to amend the Common Crop Insurance Regulations, Extra Long Staple Cotton Crop Insurance Provisions to remove all references to the Daily Spot Cotton Quotation and replace the reference with the National Average Loan Rate published by the Farm Service Agency (FSA), to incorporate a current Special Provisions statement into the Crop Provisions, and to make the Extra Long Staple Cotton Crop Insurance Provisions consistent with the Upland Cotton Crop Insurance Provisions. The intended effect of this action is to provide policy changes, to clarify existing policy provisions to better meet the needs of the producers, and to reduce vulnerability to program fraud, waste, and abuse. The changes will apply for the 2012 and succeeding crop years.
Commodity Assessments; Loans, Purchases, and Other Operations
Document Number: 2010-29249
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-19
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) is amending regulations as required by the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (the 2008 Farm Bill) to remove a provision concerning CCC fees for administrative costs to collect commodity assessments. The 2008 Farm Bill prohibits CCC from collecting these fees. As a result of this amendment, CCC, rather than States or commodity associations, will absorb the administrative costs of implementing and modifying commodity assessment collections.
Coconino Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2010-29243
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-19
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Coconino Resource Advisory Committee will meet in Flagstaff, Arizona, to discuss proposal criteria, voting procedures, meeting dates, proposal deadlines, and various operating guideline protocols. No proposals will be heard at this meeting.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-29162
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-19
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-29161
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-19
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Domestic Dates Produced or Packed in Riverside County, CA; Increased Assessment Rate
Document Number: 2010-29107
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-18
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This rule increases the assessment rate established for the California Date Administrative Committee (Committee) for the 2010-11 and subsequent crop years from $0.75 to $1.00 per hundredweight of dates handled. The Committee locally administers the marketing order that regulates the handling of dates grown or packed in Riverside County, California. Assessments upon date handlers are used by the Committee to fund reasonable and necessary expenses of the program. The crop year begins October 1 and ends September 30. The assessment rate will remain in effect indefinitely unless modified, suspended, or terminated.
Sorghum Promotion and Research Program: Procedures for the Conduct of Referenda
Document Number: 2010-29106
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-18
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
The Commodity Promotion, Research, and Information Act of 1996 (Act) authorizes a program of promotion, research, and information to be developed through the promulgation of the Sorghum Promotion, Research, and Information Order (Order). The Act requires that the Secretary of Agriculture (Secretary) conduct a referendum among persons subject to assessments who, during a representative period established by the Secretary, have engaged in the production or importation of sorghum. This final rule establishes procedures the Department of Agriculture (USDA) will use in conducting the required referendum as well as future referenda. Eligible persons will be provided the opportunity to vote during a specified period announced by USDA. For the program to continue, it must be approved, with an affirmative vote, by at least a majority of those persons voting who were engaged in the production or importation of sorghum during the representative period.
General Conference Committee of the National Poultry Improvement Plan; Reestablishment
Document Number: 2010-29104
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-18
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are giving notice that the Secretary of Agriculture has reestablished the General Conference Committee of the National Poultry Improvement Plan (Committee) for a 2-year period. The Secretary of Agriculture has determined that the Committee is necessary and in the public interest.
Competitive and Noncompetitive Nonformula Federal Assistance Programs-Administrative Provisions for the Sun Grant Program
Document Number: 2010-29103
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-18
Agency: Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture
The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), formerly the Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES), is publishing a set of specific administrative requirements as subpart O to 7 CFR part 3430 for the Sun Grant Program to supplement the Competitive and Noncompetitive Non-formula Federal Assistance ProgramsGeneral Award Administrative Provisions for this program. The Sun Grant Program is authorized under section 7526 of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (FCEA).
Ashley Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2010-28941
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-18
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 introductions, finalize guidelines for committee functions, capture, record and provide feedback about preliminary project ideas, discuss project ideas and receive public comment on the meeting subjects and proceedings.
Emergency Forest Restoration Program and Emergency Conservation Program
Document Number: 2010-28946
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-17
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency
The Farm Service Agency (FSA) is amending regulations as required by the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (the 2008 Farm Bill) to implement the new Emergency Forest Restoration Program (EFRP). EFRP will provide financial assistance to owners of nonindustrial private forest land to restore land that was damaged by a natural disaster on or after January 1, 2010. This interim rule also reorganizes existing Emergency Conservation Program (ECP) regulations to incorporate EFRP and makes minor technical amendments to the existing regulations for ECP including general regulations that will now apply to both ECP and EFRP.
Nevada and Placer Counties Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2010-28939
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-17
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Nevada and Placer Counties Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Nevada City, 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.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-28889
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-17
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Fresno County Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2010-28799
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-17
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Fresno County Resource Advisory Committee will be meeting in Prather, California, January 12, 2011 and in Clovis, California, January 26, 2011. The purpose of the January 12 meeting will be to review new project proposals that were submitted by the January 7, 2011 deadline. The purpose of the meeting on January 26 will be to vote and approve projects to be funded under the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000 (Pub. L. 110-343).
Davy Crockett National Forest Resource Advisory Committee; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2010-28798
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-17
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
In accordance with the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self Determination Act of 2000 (Pub. L. 106-393), [as reauthorized as part of Pub. L.110-343] and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Davy Crockett National Forest Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) meeting will meet as indicated below.
Notice of Central Idaho Resource Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2010-28721
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-17
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. 110-343), the Salmon-Challis National Forest's Central Idaho Resource Advisory Committee will conduct a business meeting which is open to the public.
Changes in Disease Status of the Brazilian State of Santa Catarina With Regard to Certain Ruminant and Swine Diseases
Document Number: 2010-28976
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-11-16
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are amending the regulations governing the importation of certain animals and animal products by adding the Brazilian State of Santa Catarina to the list of regions we recognize as free of foot-and- mouth disease (FMD), rinderpest, swine vesicular disease, classical swine fever, and African swine fever. We are also adding Santa Catarina to the list of regions that are subject to certain import restrictions on meat and meat products because of their proximity to or trading relationships with rinderpest- or FMD-affected countries. These actions will update the disease status of Santa Catarina with regard to FMD, rinderpest, swine vesicular disease, classical swine fever, and African swine fever while continuing to protect the United States from an introduction of those diseases by providing additional requirements for live swine, pork meat, pork products, live ruminants, ruminant meat, and ruminant products imported into the United States from Santa Catarina.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-28827
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-16
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive License
Document Number: 2010-28826
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-16
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 KamTec, LLC of Lincoln, Nebraska, an exclusive license to U.S. Patent No. 5,710,099, ``Bioactive Compounds,'' issued on January 20, 1998 and U.S. Patent No. 5,854,178, ``Bioactive Compounds,'' issued on December 29, 1998.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-28813
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-11-16
Agency: Department of Agriculture