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Use of Turkey Shackle in Bar-Type Cut Operations; Correcting Amendment
Document Number: 2010-11996
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-05-19
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is amending the Federal poultry products inspection regulations to correct an inadvertent error in the required shackle width for Bar-type cut turkey operations that use J-type cut maximum line speeds.
Request for Extension and Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection Under the Packers and Stockyards Act
Document Number: 2010-11992
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-19
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 approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for an extension of a currently approved information collection in support of the reporting and recordkeeping requirements under the Packers and Stockyards Act of 1921, as amended and supplemented (P&S Act). This approval is required under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA).
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-11981
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-19
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Fremont and Winema Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2010-11888
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-19
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Fremont and Winema Resource Advisory Committee will meet in Klamath Falls, Oregon, for the purpose of evaluating and recommending resource management projects for funding in FY 2011, under the provisions of Title II of the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2008 (Pub. L. 110-343).
Southwest Montana Resource Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2010-11839
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-19
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. 106-393) the Beaverhead- Deerlodge National Forest's Southwest Montana Resource Advisory Committee will meet on Thursday June 3, 2010, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., in Dillon, Montana. The purpose of the meeting is to review funding proposals for Title II funding.
Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program
Document Number: 2010-11383
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-05-19
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Housing Service
The Rural Housing Service proposes two changes to its Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program (SFHGLP) regulation. This action is taken to achieve savings for the taxpayer, simplify regulations, and promote efficiency in managing the SFHGLP. The proposed changes are in accordance with the recommendations of the Inspector General in its Audit (Number 04601-0017-CH) of April 2009.
Marketing Order Regulating the Handling of Spearmint Oil Produced in the Far West; Salable Quantities and Allotment Percentages for the 2010-2011 Marketing Year
Document Number: 2010-11862
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-05-18
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This rule establishes the quantity of spearmint oil produced in the Far West, by class that handlers may purchase from, or handle for, producers during the 2010-2011 marketing year, which begins on June 1, 2010. This rule establishes salable quantities and allotment percentages for Class 1 (Scotch) spearmint oil of 566,962 pounds and 28 percent, respectively, and for Class 3 (Native) spearmint oil of 980,265 pounds and 43 percent, respectively. The Spearmint Oil Administrative Committee (Committee), the agency responsible for local administration of the marketing order for spearmint oil produced in the Far West, recommended these limitations for the purpose of avoiding extreme fluctuations in supplies and prices to help maintain stability in the spearmint oil market.
National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council
Document Number: 2010-11836
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-18
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council will meet in Washington, DC, June 2-3, 2010. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss emerging issues in urban and community forestry, work on Council administrative items and hear public input related to urban and community forestry.
Notice of Intent To Request a New Information Collection
Document Number: 2010-11832
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-18
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice invites the general public and other public agencies to send comments regarding any aspect of this proposed information collection. This is a new collection for the National Food Survey Field Test.
Mendocino Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2010-11804
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-18
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Mendocino County Resource Advisory Committee will meet June 18, 2010 (RAC) in Willits, California. Agenda items to be covered include: (1) Approval of minutes, (2) Handout Discussion, (3) Public Comment, (4) Financial Report, (5) Sub-committees, (6) Matters before the group, (7) Discussionapproval of projects, and (8) Next agenda and meeting date.
Humboldt Resource Advisory Committee (RAC)
Document Number: 2010-11803
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-18
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Humboldt Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Eureka, California. The committee meeting is 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 orient new committee members to the Secure Rural Schools Act, guidelines for Title II, and Federal Advisory Committee Act and receive public comment on the meeting subjects and proceedings.
Notice of the Specialty Crop Committee's Stakeholder Listening Session
Document Number: 2010-11690
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-17
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: 2010-11682
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-17
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Hass Avocados from Mexico; Importation into the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and Other Changes
Document Number: 2010-11598
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-05-14
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are proposing to amend our fruits and vegetables regulations to provide for the importation of Hass avocados from Mexico into Puerto Rico under the same systems approach currently required for the importation of Hass avocados into all States of the United States from Michoac[aacute]n, Mexico. The systems approach requirements include trapping, orchard certification, limited production area, trace back labeling, pre-harvest orchard surveys for all pests, orchard sanitation, post-harvest safeguards, fruit cutting and inspection at the packinghouse, port-of-arrival inspection, and clearance activities. This action would allow for the importation of Hass avocados from Michoac[aacute]n, Mexico, into Puerto Rico while continuing to provide protection against the introduction of quarantine pests. In addition, we are proposing to amend the regulations to provide for the Mexican national plant protection organization to use an approved designee to inspect avocados for export and to suspend importation of avocados into the United States from Michoac[aacute]n, Mexico, only from specific orchards or packinghouses when quarantine pests are detected, rather than suspending imports from the entire municipality where the affected orchards or packinghouses are located. These changes would provide additional flexibility in operating the export program while continuing to provide protection against the introduction of quarantine pests.
Conservation Reserve Program; Transition Incentives Program
Document Number: 2010-11595
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-05-14
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) is amending the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) regulations to add provisions for incentives to retired or retiring owners or operators to transition land enrolled in CRP to a beginning or socially disadvantaged farmer or rancher for production. The Transition Incentives Program involves new and mandatory provisions for CRP authorized by the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (2008 Farm Bill). Retired or retiring owners or operators of land enrolled in an expiring CRP contract who sell or lease their expiring CRP land to a beginning or socially disadvantaged farmer or rancher for the purpose of returning some or all of the land into production using sustainable grazing or crop production methods in compliance with the required conservation plan will, if otherwise approved for the Transition Incentives Program, receive CRP payments for an additional 2 years after the contract expires if the new or socially disadvantaged farmer is not a family member.
Notice of Intent to Hold Public Forums to Solicit Feedback From the Public Regarding the Section 523 Mutual Self-Help Housing Program
Document Number: 2010-11559
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-14
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Housing Service
The Rural Housing Service, USDA published a document in the Federal Register of February 2, 2010, concerning upcoming public forums and request for comments regarding the Section 523 Mutual Self-Help Housing Program. Notice is hereby given that the forums scheduled for June 4, 2010 in Vermont and June 11, 2010 in Iowa have been cancelled.
Notice of Request for Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2010-11558
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-14
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Business-Cooperative Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Rural Business-Cooperative Service's intention to request an extension for a currently approved information collection in support of the Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant Program.
New Performance Standards for Salmonella and Campylobacter in Young Chicken and Turkey Slaughter Establishments; New Compliance Guides
Document Number: 2010-11545
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-14
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is announcing new performance standards for the pathogenic micro-organisms Salmonella and Campylobacter for use in young chicken and turkey slaughter establishments. The new performance standards were developed in response to a charge from the Food Safety Working Group. The Agency tentatively plans to implement these new performance standards for chilled carcasses in July 2010. The new standards are based on recent FSIS Nationwide Microbiological Baseline Data Collection Programs: The Young Chicken Survey and the Young Turkey Survey. The Agency invites comments on the new performance standards.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-11513
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-14
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-11511
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-14
Agency: Department of Agriculture
McKelvie Geographic Area Range Allotment Management Planning on the Samuel R. McKelvie National Forest, Bessey Ranger District in Nebraska
Document Number: 2010-11466
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-14
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Bessey Ranger District is extending the public comment period an additional 126 days for the notice of availability published in the Federal Register March 12, 2010 (FR Vol. 75, No. 48, p. 11882) concerning the range allotment management planning on the McKelvie Geographic Area, Samuel R. McKelvie National Forest, Bessey Ranger District in Nebraska. The original notice provided for a comment period to end April 26, 2010. The Forest Service is extending the comment period until September 1, 2010. This project would revise Rangeland Allotment Management Plans (RAMP) for all allotments within the McKelvie Geographic Area on the McKelvie National Forest and analyze continuation of grazing within the constraints of the Revised Nebraska Land and Resource Management Plan (NLRMP).
South Gifford Pinchot National Forest Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2010-11442
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-14
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The South Gifford Pinchot National Forest Resource Advisory Committee will meet in Stevenson, Washington. 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 make recommendations on 36 proposals for Title II funding of projects.
South Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2010-11408
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-14
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The South Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie (MBS) Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in North Bend, Washington on June 1 and 2, 2010. The committee is meeting to evaluate grant proposals for the 2009, 2010, and 2011 RAC allocations.
Glenn/Colusa County Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2010-11268
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-14
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Glenn/Colusa County Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Willows, California. Agenda items covered include: (1) Introductions, (2) Approve Minutes, (3) RAC Admin Updates, (4) Public Comment, (5) FY08 and FY09 New Project Presentations and Voting if Time Allows, (6) FY10 New Project Presentations and Voting if Time Allows, (7) General Discussion, (8) Meeting Schedule, (9) Adjourn.
Fishlake Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2010-11200
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-13
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 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.
North Gifford Pinchot National Forest Resource Advisory Committee Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2010-11166
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-13
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The North Gifford Pinchot National Forest Resource Advisory Committee will meet on Wednesday, June 9, 2010 at the Salkum Fire Hall, 2495 U.S. Highway 12, Salkum, Wash. The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. and continue until 3 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to: Review ongoing Title II and III projects, elect a chairperson and vice-chair, set an indirect project percentage, review summary of Title II and Title III accomplishments and make recommendations on 8 proposals for Title II funding of projects under the Secure Rural Schools and County Self-Determination Act of 2000.
Siuslaw Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2010-11164
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-13
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Siuslaw Resource Advisory Committee will meet in Corvallis, OR. The purpose of the meeting is to Review RAC FY10 Business, Elect Chairperson, Set FY11 Overhead Rate, Monitoring Report, Information Share, Public Forum and 2011 Project Review.
Notice of Decision to Issue Permits for the Importation of Fresh Pomegranates and Baby Kiwi from Chile into the United States
Document Number: 2010-11438
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-12
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 pomegranates and fresh baby kiwi from Chile. Based on the findings of pest risk analyses, 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 pomegranates and fresh baby kiwi from Chile.
ArborGen, LLC; Availability of an Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for a Controlled Release of Genetically Engineered Eucalyptus Hybrids
Document Number: 2010-11437
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-12
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are advising the public that the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has prepared an environmental assessment for proposed controlled field releases of a genetically engineered clone of a Eucalyptus hybrid. The purpose of this release is to continue research on the efficacy of genetic constructs intended to confer cold tolerance, alter lignin biosynthesis and alter fertility. After assessing the application, reviewing pertinent scientific information, and considering comments provided by the public, APHIS has concluded that these field releases are unlikely to pose a plant pest risk, nor are they likely to have a significant impact on the quality of the human environment. Based on its finding of no significant impact, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has determined that an environmental impact statement need not be prepared for this field release.
Plan Revision for Coconino National Forest; Coconino, Gila and Yavapai Counties, AZ
Document Number: 2010-11364
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-12
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
As directed by the National Forest Management Act, the USDA Forest Service is preparing the Coconino National Forest's revised land management plan (Forest Plan) and will also prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) for this revised Forest Plan. This notice briefly describes the nature of the decision to be made, the proposed action and need for change, and information concerning public participation. It also provides
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-11269
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-12
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Clarke County Water Supply Project, Clarke County, IA
Document Number: 2010-11227
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-12
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Pursuant to section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969; the Council on Environmental Quality Guidelines (40 CFR part 1500); and the Natural Resources Conservation Service Guidelines (7 CFR part 650); the Natural Resources Conservation Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture gives notice that a revised environmental impact statement is being prepared for the Clarke County Water Supply Project, Clarke County, Iowa.
Information Collection; Direct Loan Making
Document Number: 2010-11225
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-12
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Farm Service Agency (FSA) is seeking comments from all interested individuals and organizations on an extension with revision of a currently approved information collection that supports Direct Loan Making programs. The information is used to determine borrower compliance with loan agreements, assist the borrower in achieving business goals, and regular servicing of the loan account such as graduation, subordination, partial release, and use of proceeds.
Dairy Industry Advisory Committee; Public Meeting
Document Number: 2010-11223
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-12
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency
As required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, the Farm Service Agency (FSA) announces the second public meeting of the Dairy Industry Advisory Committee (Dairy Committee) for two days to discuss farm milk price volatility and dairy farmer profitability, review current dairy programs of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Federal dairy policy, hear proposals from the dairy industry, and hear public comments. The Dairy Committee is responsible for making recommendations to the Secretary on these issues. Instructions regarding registering for and attending the meetings are in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice.
Notice of Proposed New Recreation Fee Site; Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act, (Title VIII, Pub. L. 108-447)
Document Number: 2010-11042
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-12
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
Rattlesnake Bay ATV Trail is located near Beaumont, MS. Currently, the site contains 31 miles of trail, an information board, toilet facility, parking, and primitive camping; visitor security is provided. The Forest Service proposes to charge $10 per operator. A $60 annual pass will also be available for purchase by the public. This annual pass could be used for access to three other motorized trails in the National Forests in Mississippi and would be valid for 12 months. The fees listed are only proposed and will be determined upon further analysis and public comments. All funds received from these fees would be used for continued operation and maintenance of the facility and allow additional amenities to be added to enhance the recreational experience at the facility. Comparable recreational use fees are being proposed at other sites that provide similar recreational opportunities in Mississippi.
Notice of New Recreation Fee Site; Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act, (Title VIII, Pub. L. 108-447)
Document Number: 2010-11040
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-12
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
Bethel Motorcycle and Bethel ATV Trails are located near Saucier, MS. Currently, the Bethel Motorcycle trail contains a 17-mile single track trail and the Bethel ATV Trail contains 39 miles of trail. Both sites contain an information board, toilet facilities, and parking; and security is provided. The Forest Service proposes to charge $10 per operator for access to these trails. A $60 annual pass will also be available for purchase by the public. This annual pass could be used for access to three other motorized trails in the National Forests in Mississippi and would be valid for 12 months. The fees listed are only proposed and will be determined upon further analysis and public comments. All funds received from these fees would be used for continued operation and maintenance of the facility and allow additional amenities to be added to enhance the recreational experience at the facility. Comparable recreational use fees are being proposed at other sites that provide similar recreational opportunities in Mississippi.
Notice of Funds Availability: Inviting Applications for the Foreign Market Development Cooperator Program
Document Number: 2010-11151
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-11
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) announces that it is inviting proposals for the 2011 Foreign Market Development Cooperator (Cooperator) program. The intended effect of this notice is to solicit applications from eligible applicants and award funds in October 2010. The Cooperator program is administered by personnel of the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS).
Notice of Funds Availability: Inviting Applications for the Technical Assistance for Specialty Crops Program
Document Number: 2010-11150
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-11
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) announces that it is inviting proposals for the 2011 Technical Assistance for Specialty Crops (TASC) program. The intended effect of this notice is to solicit applications from the private sector and from government agencies for FY 2011 and award funds in October 2010. The TASC program is administered by personnel of the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS).
Notice of Funds Availability: Inviting Applications for the Market Access Program
Document Number: 2010-11148
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-11
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) announces that it is inviting proposals for the 2011 Market Access Program (MAP). The intended effect of this notice is to solicit applications from eligible applicants and award funds in October 2010. The MAP is administered by personnel of the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS).
Notice of Funds Availability: Inviting Applications for the Emerging Markets Program
Document Number: 2010-11146
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-11
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) announces that it is inviting proposals for the 2011 Emerging Markets Program (EMP). The intended effect of this notice is to solicit applications from the private sector and from government agencies for FY 2011. The EMP is administered by personnel of the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS).
Notice of Funds Availability; Inviting Applications for the Quality Samples Program
Document Number: 2010-11144
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-11
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) announces it is inviting proposals for the 2011 Quality Samples Program (QSP). The intended effect of this notice is to solicit applications from eligible applicants and award funds in October 2010. QSP is administered by personnel of the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS).
Agency Information Collection Activities; Current Collection: Comment Request-Innovations for Healthy Kids Challenge To Promote the Open Government Initiative; Correction
Document Number: 2010-11055
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-11
Agency: Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, Department of Agriculture
The Department of Agriculture, Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion published a document in the Federal Register on April 28, 2010, concerning requests for comments on the Innovations for Healthy Kids Challenge to Promote the Open Government Initiative. The document
Notice of Proposed New Recreation Fee Site; Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act, (Title VIII, Pub. L. 108-447)
Document Number: 2010-11041
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-11
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
Chickasaw ATV Trail is located near Houston, MS. Currently, this trail is closed for reconstruction and is expected to open in November 2010. The site will contain 12 miles of reconstructed trail, an information board, toilet facility, and parking; and visitor security is provided. The Forest Service proposes to charge $10 per operator. A $60 annual pass will also be available for purchase by the public. This annual pass could be used for access to three other motorized trails in the National Forests in Mississippi and would be valid for 12 months. The fees listed are only proposed and will be determined upon further analysis and public comments. All funds received from these fees would be used for continued operation and maintenance of the facility and allow additional amenities to be added to enhance the recreational experience at the facility. Comparable recreational use fees are being proposed at other sites that provide similar recreational opportunities in Mississippi.
Notice of Acceptance of Proposals for the Section 538 Multi-Family Housing Guaranteed Rural Rental Housing Program (GRRHP) Demonstration Program for Fiscal Year 2010
Document Number: 2010-10929
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-10
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Housing Service
Through this Notice the Rural Housing Service (Agency) announces the implementation of a demonstration program under the section 538 Guaranteed Rural Rental Housing Program (GRRHP) pursuant to 7 CFR 3565.4 and 7 CFR 3565.17 (Demonstration Programs) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2010. The Demonstration Program's purpose is to test the viability and efficacy of a continuous loan note guarantee through the construction and permanent loan financing phases of a project. Those applications that meet the Demonstration Program's qualifying criteria and are selected to participate will be offered one loan note guarantee upon closing of the construction loan that will be in effect throughout both of the project's construction and permanent phases without interruption.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Regulations, Part 275-Quality Control
Document Number: 2010-10928
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-10
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service
As required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice invites the general public and other public agencies to comment on the proposed information collection for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program's Regulations, Part 275Quality Control. Specifically, the burden associated with the collection of information for the sampling plan, arbitration process, and the good cause process. This collection is a revision of a currently approved collection, OMB No. 0584-0303.
Notice of Funding Availability of Applications (NOFA) for Section 514 Farm Labor Housing Loans and Section 516 Farm Labor Housing Grants for Off-Farm Housing for Fiscal Year (FY) 2010
Document Number: 2010-10927
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-10
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Housing Service
This notice announces the timeframe to submit pre-applications for section 514 Farm Labor Housing (FLH) loans and section 516 FLH grants for the construction of new off-farm FLH units and related facilities for domestic farm laborers. The intended purpose of these loans and grants is to increase the number of available housing units for domestic farm laborers. This notice describes the method used to distribute funds, the application process, and submission requirements.
Information Collection; Guaranteed Loan Making and Servicing
Document Number: 2010-10919
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-10
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Farm Service Agency (FSA) is seeking comments from all interested individuals and organizations on the revision and extension of a currently approved information collection used to administer the Guaranteed Farm Loan Program.
Commodity Credit Corporation Information Collection; Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program
Document Number: 2010-10914
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-10
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency, Commodity Credit Corporation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Farm Service Agency and the Commodity Credit Corporation are seeking comments from all interested individuals and organizations on the extension of a currently approved information collection in support of the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP). The information collected is needed for producers to determine eligibility to obtain NAP assistance.
WTO Agricultural Safeguard Trigger Levels
Document Number: 2010-10878
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-07
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
This notice lists the updated quantity trigger levels for products which may be subject to additional import duties under the safeguard provisions of the WTO Agreement on Agriculture. This notice also includes the relevant period applicable for the trigger levels on each of the listed products.
Tree Assistance Program
Document Number: 2010-10800
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-05-07
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation, Farm Service Agency
This rule implements specific requirements for the Tree Assistance Program (TAP) authorized by the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (the 2008 Farm Bill). TAP provides disaster assistance to eligible orchardists and nursery tree growers to replant or rehabilitate trees, bushes, and vines that were lost due to natural disaster. Orchardists and nursery tree growers who commercially raise trees, bushes, and vines for which there were mortality losses in excess of 15 percent, after adjustment for normal mortality, are eligible for TAP payments. Eligible losses must have occurred between January 1, 2008, and September 30, 2011. This rule specifies how the TAP payments are calculated and when producers may apply for benefits. This rule also removes regulations for prior tree disaster assistance programs.