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Notice of Availability of a Pest Risk Analysis for the Importation of Sweet Limes From Mexico Into the Continental United States
Document Number: 2010-13934
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-10
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 of sweet limes from Mexico into the continental United States. Based on that analysis, we have concluded that the application of one or more designated phytosanitary measures will be sufficient to mitigate the pest risk. We are making the pest risk analysis available to the public for review and comment.
Notice of Determination of Pest-Free Areas in the Republic of Chile
Document Number: 2010-13933
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-10
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are advising the public that we are recognizing an additional area of the Republic of Chile as a pest-free area for Ceratitis capitata, Mediterranean fruit fly (Medfly). Based on our site visit to the area and our review of the documentation submitted by the Republic of Chile, which we made available to the public review and comment through a previous notice, the Administrator has determined that the area meets the criteria in our regulations for recognition as a pest-free area for Medfly.
Farm Service Agency
Document Number: 2010-13866
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-09
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) and the Farm Service Agency (FSA) are requesting comments from all interested individuals and organizations on an extension of a currently approved information collection. The CCC and FSA are using the collected information to determine whether representatives or survivors of a producer are entitled to receive payments earned by a producer who dies, disappears, or is declared incompetent before receiving payments or other disbursements.
Notice of Solicitation for Members of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education and Economics Advisory Board
Document Number: 2010-13799
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-09
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Agriculture
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App., the United States Department of Agriculture announces solicitation for nominations to fill 9 vacancies on the National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education and Economics Advisory Board.
Notice of the Specialty Crop Committee's Stakeholder Listening Session
Document Number: 2010-13798
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-09
Agency: Office of the Secretary, Department of Agriculture
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App 2, the United States Department of Agriculture announces a stakeholder listening session of the Specialty Crop Committee, under the auspices of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics Advisory Board (NAREEE).
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-13797
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-09
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Gallatin National Forest-Hebgen Lake Ranger District; MT; Lonesome Wood Vegetation Management Project 2
Document Number: 2010-13729
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-09
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
This integrated forest vegetation management project is designed to achieve the goals of increased firefighter and public safety, reduced wildland fire risks to adjacent property and Forest Service infrastructure, and to enhance aspen forest communities that are in decline. Proposed forest thinning and associated activities target the removal of excessive surface, ladder and crown fuel. This
El Dorado County Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2010-13724
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-09
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The El Dorado County Resource Advisory Committee will meet in Placerville, 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 meet as a committee for the first time, receive a briefing on RAC duties and responsibilities, elect a chair person, and set the dates for the next meetings.
Annual List of Newspapers To Be Used by the Alaska Region for Publication of Legal Notices of Proposed Actions and Legal Notices of Decisions Subject to Administrative Appeal Under 36 CFR 215
Document Number: 2010-13723
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-09
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
This notice lists the newspapers that Ranger Districts, Forests, and the Regional Office of the Alaska Region will use to publish legal notice of all decisions subject to appeal under 36 CFR part 215 and to publish legal notices for public comment on actions subject to the notice and comment provisions of 36 CFR 215, as updated on June 4, 2003. The intended effect of this action is to inform interested members of the public which newspapers will be used to publish legal notice of actions subject to public comment and decisions subject to appeal under 36 CFR part 215, thereby allowing them to receive constructive notice of a decision or proposed action, to provide clear evidence of timely notice, and to achieve consistency in administering the appeals process.
Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.; Determination of Nonregulated Status for Genetically Engineered High-oleic Soybeans
Document Number: 2010-13722
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-08
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are advising the public of our determination that a soybean
Importation of Fresh Unshu Oranges from the Republic of Korea into the Continental United States
Document Number: 2010-13718
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-06-08
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are proposing to amend the regulations concerning the
Kern and Tulare Counties Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2010-13648
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-08
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Kern and Tulare Counties Resource Advisory Committee (RAC)
Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act: Impact of Post-Default Agreements on Trust Protection Eligibility
Document Number: 2010-13634
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-06-08
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
The Department of Agriculture (USDA) is proposing to amend the
Notice of Request for Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2010-13625
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-08
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-13623
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-08
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Gallatin National Forest; Montana; Jack Rabbit to Big Sky Meadow Village 161 kV Transmission Line Upgrade Project
Document Number: 2010-13499
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-08
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The U.S. Forest Service (Forest Service) is preparing an
Upper Rio Grande Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2010-13476
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-08
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Upper Rio Grande Resource Advisory Committee will meet in
Specifications and Drawings for Construction Direct Buried Plant
Document Number: 2010-12830
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-06-08
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Utilities Service
The Rural Utilities Service (RUS) proposes to amend its
Information Collection; SRS Publications Evaluation Card
Document Number: 2010-13538
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-07
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, SRS Publications Evaluation Card.
Information Collection; Contract Operations and Administration
Document Number: 2010-13452
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-04
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 a new information collection, Contract Operations and Administration.
Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Brucellosis in Sheep, Goats, and Horses; Payment of Indemnity
Document Number: 2010-13450
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-04
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 regulations for the payment of indemnity for sheep, goats, and horses destroyed because of brucellosis.
Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Interstate Movement of Certain Land Tortoises
Document Number: 2010-13448
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-04
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 regulations for the interstate movement of certain land tortoises.
Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Importation of Mangoes from the Philippines
Document Number: 2010-13447
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-04
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 regulations for the importation of mangoes from the Philippines.
Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Importation of Artificially Dwarfed Plants
Document Number: 2010-13445
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-04
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 regulations for the importation of artificially dwarfed plants.
Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Importation of Horses, Ruminants, Swine, and Dogs; Inspection and Treatment for Screwworm
Document Number: 2010-13444
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-04
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 regulations for the importation of horses, ruminants, swine, and dogs from regions of the world where screwworm is considered to exist.
Notice of Request for Approval of an Information Collection; National Veterinary Services Laboratories Request Forms
Document Number: 2010-13442
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-04
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 approval of an information collection associated with the National Veterinary Services Laboratories animal health diagnostic system.
Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2010-13441
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-04
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, this constitutes notice of the upcoming meeting of the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) Grain Inspection Advisory Committee (Advisory Committee). The Advisory Committee meets twice annually to advise the GIPSA Administrator on the programs and services that GIPSA delivers under the U.S. Grain Standards Act. Recommendations by the Advisory Committee help GIPSA better meet the needs of its customers who operate in a dynamic and changing marketplace.
Sweet Cherries Grown in Designated Counties in Washington; Change in the Handling Regulation
Document Number: 2010-13408
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-06-04
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This rule revises the handling regulation for cherries under the Washington cherry marketing order. The marketing order regulates the handling of sweet cherries grown in designated counties in Washington and is administered locally by the Washington Cherry Marketing Committee (Committee). This rule adds quality and pack requirements for Rainier cherries and other lightly-colored sweet cherry varieties that are designated as ``premium'' when handled. This change is expected to reduce market confusion regarding the marketing of such cherries; improve producer returns by providing pack differentiation; and benefit producers, handlers, and consumers.
Popcorn Promotion, Research, and Consumer Information Order; Reapportionment
Document Number: 2010-13407
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-06-04
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This rule proposes to reduce the Popcorn Board (Board) membership from nine to five members to reflect the consolidation of the popcorn industry and therefore, fewer popcorn processors in the industry. In accordance with the Popcorn Promotion, Research and Consumer Information Order (Order) which is authorized by the Popcorn Promotion, Research and Consumer Information Act (Act), the number of members on the Board may be changed by regulation; provided, that the Board consist of not fewer than four members and not more than nine members. In addition, the Order states that for purposes of nominating and appointing processors to the Board, the Secretary may take into account the geographical distribution of popcorn processors.
International Standard-Setting Activities
Document Number: 2010-13403
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-04
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
This notice informs the public of the sanitary and phytosanitary standard-setting activities of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (Codex), in accordance with section 491 of the Trade Agreements Act of 1979, as amended, and the Uruguay Round Agreements Act, Public Law 103-465, 108 Stat. 4809. This notice also provides a list of other standard-setting activities of Codex, including commodity standards, guidelines, codes of practice, and revised texts. This notice, which covers the time periods from June 1, 2009, to May 31, 2010, and June 1, 2010, to May 31, 2011, seeks comments on standards under consideration and recommendations for new standards.
Madera County Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2010-13352
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-04
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Madera County Resource Advisory Committee will be meeting in North Fork, California on June 16th and on July 21st. The purpose of these meetings will be to make decisions on how to accept and review project proposals for the next funding cycle as authorized under the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000 (Pub. L. 110-343) for expenditure of Payments to States Fresno County Title II funds.
Tart Cherries Grown in the States of Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wisconsin; Recommended Decision on Proposed Amendment of Marketing Agreement and Order No. 930
Document Number: 2010-13348
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-06-04
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This recommended decision invites written exceptions to proposed amendments to Marketing Agreement and Order No. 930 (order), which regulates the handling of tart cherries grown in Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wisconsin. Seven amendments were proposed by the Cherry Industry Administrative Board (Board), which is responsible for local administration of the order. These proposed amendments would: Authorize changing the primary reserve capacity associated with the volume control provisions of the order; authorize establishment of a minimum inventory level at which all remaining product held in reserves would be released to handlers for use as free tonnage; establish an age limitation on product placed into reserves; revise the nomination and election process for handler members on the Board; revise Board membership affiliation requirements; and update order language to more accurately reflect grower and handler participation in the nomination and election process in districts with only one Board representative. In addition, the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) proposed to make any such changes as may be necessary to the order to conform to any amendment that may result from the hearing.
Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) Inviting Applications for the Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program
Document Number: 2010-13380
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-03
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Business-Cooperative Service
The Notice announces the availability of $45.1 million in program level to support rural mircoentrepreneurship in rural America and solicits applications for funds available under the Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program to provide direct loans, technical assistance grants, and technical assistance-only grants to microdevelopment organizations to support the development and ongoing success of rural microentrepreneurs and microenterprises. The Agency will make awards on a quarterly basis. In the event, as expected in the first quarter, all program funds are not awarded in a quarter, the remaining funds will be carried over to the subsequent quarter.
Blueberry Promotion, Research, and Information Order; Increase Membership
Document Number: 2010-13346
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-06-03
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This rule adds two importer members and their alternates to the U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council (Council) to reflect changes in the quantity of highbush blueberry imports in the past three years. The change was proposed by the Council in accordance with the provisions of the Blueberry Promotion, Research, and Information Order (Order) which is authorized by the Commodity Promotion, Research, and Information Act of 1996 (Act). The Order requires that the Council review the geographical distribution of the United States production and the quantity of imports of highbush blueberries at least every five years. As a result of these changes, the total Council membership will increase from 14 to 16 members and their alternates. In addition, this rule increases the quorum minimum from seven to nine members.
Nectarines and Peaches Grown in California; Increased Assessment Rates
Document Number: 2010-13333
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-06-03
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This rule increases the assessment rates established for the Nectarine Administrative Committee and the Peach Commodity Committee (Committees) for the 2010-11 and subsequent fiscal periods from $0.0175 to $0.0280 per 25-pound container or container equivalent of nectarines handled, and from $0.0025 to $0.026 per 25-pound container or container equivalent of peaches handled. The Committees locally administer the marketing orders which regulate the handling of nectarines and peaches grown in California. Assessments upon nectarine and peach handlers are used by the Committees to fund reasonable and necessary expenses of the programs. The fiscal periods run from March 1 through the last day of February. The assessment rates will remain in effect indefinitely unless modified, suspended, or terminated.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-13330
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-03
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Request for Extension and Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2010-13253
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-03
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) this notice announces the Risk Management Agency's intention to request an extension and revision to a currently approved information collection for Notice of Funds AvailabilityCommunity Outreach and Assistance Partnership Program.
Intermountain Region, Payette National Forest, Council Ranger District; Idaho; Mill Creek-Council Mountain Landscape Restoration Project
Document Number: 2010-13174
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-03
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Council Ranger District of the Payette National Forest will prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Mill CreekCouncil Mountain Landscape Restoration Project. The approximate 51,900 acre project area is located about two miles east of Council, Idaho. The Mill CreekCouncil Mountain Landscape Restoration Project proposes to improve wildlife habitat, reduce wildland fire hazard, encourage woody biomass utilization, contribute to the economic vitality of the communities adjacent to the Payette National Forest, and improve watershed conditions through a variety of activities including commercial and noncommercial vegetation management and road system modifications and maintenance.
Conservation Stewardship Program
Document Number: 2010-12699
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-06-03
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
Section 2301 of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (2008 Act) amended the Food Security Act of 1985 to establish the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP). On July 29, 2009, the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) published an interim final rule for CSP with a 60-day public comment period. On September 21, 2009, the public comment period was extended 30 days. NRCS is publishing a final
Shasta County Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2010-13291
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-02
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Shasta County Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet at the USDA Service Center in Redding, California, on June 17, 2010, from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss project proposals and vote on recommended projects.
Notice for Extension and Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2010-13254
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-02
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Risk Management Agency
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the Risk Management Agency (RMA) to request an extension and revision to a currently approved information collection.
Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2010-13252
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-02
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) this notice announces the Risk Management Agency's intention to request an extension to a currently approved information collection for the submission of policies, provisions of policies and rates of premium under section 508(h) of the Federal Crop Insurance Act.
Southern New Mexico Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2010-13105
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-02
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Southern New Mexico Resource Advisory Committee will meet in Socorro, New Mexico. 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 operating protocols.
Kisatchie National Forest Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2010-13099
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-02
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Kisatchie National Forest Resource Advisory Committee will meet in Natchitoches, Louisiana. 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.
Tuolumne-Mariposa Counties Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2010-12926
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-02
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Tuolumne-Mariposa Counties Resource Advisory Committee will meet on June 14, 2010, at the City of Sonora Fire Department, in Sonora, California. The purpose of the meeting is to hear presentations made by project proponents requesting RAC funding.
Information Collection; Outreach Opportunity Questionnaire
Document Number: 2010-13090
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-01
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, Outreach Opportunity Questionnaire.
Importation of Peppers From Panama
Document Number: 2010-13002
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-06-01
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are proposing to allow, under certain conditions, the importation of commercial shipments of peppers from Panama into the United States without treatment. The conditions to which the proposed importation of peppers would be subject, including trapping, pre- harvest inspection, and shipping procedures, are designed to prevent the introduction of quarantine pests into the United States. This action would allow for the importation of peppers from Panama into the United States, while continuing to provide protection against the introduction of quarantine pests.
Mt. Hood and Willamette National Forests, Oregon; Cascade Crossing Transmission Project
Document Number: 2010-12920
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-01
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
Portland General Electric (PGE), an independent investor-owned utility regulated by the Oregon Public Utility Commission, is proposing to construct, maintain, and operate a new electric transmission system consisting of approximately 210 miles of single- and double-circuit 500 kilovolt (kV) transmission line from Boardman, Oregon to near Salem, Oregon. The proposed transmission line would cross Federal, Tribal, State, municipal, and private lands. Approximately 42 percent of the lands the transmission line would cross are administered by Federal agencies, including the Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Department of Defense, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and Bureau of Reclamation.
Alpine County Resource Advisory Committee (RAC)
Document Number: 2010-12864
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-01
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Alpine County Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will hold a meeting.
Notice of Meeting; Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (Title VIII, Pub. L. 108-447)
Document Number: 2010-12821
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-01
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Pacific Southwest Recreation Resource Advisory Committee (Recreation RAC) will hold a meeting in Mammoth Lakes, California. The purpose of this meeting is to conduct a field trip to view fee sites on the Inyo National Forest and to make recommendations for fee proposals for expanded amenity fees on the Inyo, Modoc, Plumas, Sequoia and Stanislaus National Forests and the San Joaquin River Gorge Management Area, Central California District, Bureau of Land Management, elimination of an expanded amenity fee on the Inyo National Forest, standard amenity fees on the Inyo National Forest and San Joaquin River Gorge Management Area, Central California District, Bureau of Land Management and special recreation permit, Dumont Dunes, California Desert District, Bureau of Land Management.