Department of Agriculture March 12, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive License
Document Number: 2013-05603
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-12
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 VHN Enterprises, LLC of San Francisco, California, an exclusive license to U.S. Patent No. 7,858,125, ``MULTI-COMPONENT BIOCIDE COMPOSITION FOR WOOD PROTECTION'', issued on December 28, 2010.
Mandatory Country of Origin Labeling of Beef, Pork, Lamb, Chicken, Goat Meat, Wild and Farm-Raised Fish and Shellfish, Perishable Agricultural Commodities, Peanuts, Pecans, Ginseng, and Macadamia Nuts
Document Number: 2013-05576
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-03-12
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This proposed rule would amend the Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) regulations to change the labeling provisions for muscle cut covered commodities to provide consumers with more specific information, and amend the definition for ``retailer'' to include any person subject to be licensed as a retailer under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA). The COOL regulations are issued pursuant to the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1996. The Agency is issuing this rule to propose changes to the labeling provisions for muscle cut covered commodities to provide consumers with more specific information and is proposing other modifications to enhance the overall operation of the program.
Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest, Dillon Ranger District; Montana; Birch, Willow, Lost Project
Document Number: 2013-05574
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-12
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Birch, Willow, Lost Project proposes to treat vegetation communities in the four sub-watersheds that cover the project area. The scope of the project is limited to those portions of the four sub- watersheds covered by the project area boundary. This project is not a general management plan for the watersheds, nor is it a programmatic environmental analysis for vegetation communities.
Information Sharing With Agency Stakeholders: Public Meeting
Document Number: 2013-05566
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-12
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are informing the public that the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is soliciting feedback from our stakeholders regarding cross-Agency strategic priorities. We are also announcing that APHIS is hosting a public meeting to share information about the Agency's budget and program restructuring, as well as to provide an opportunity for stakeholders to ask questions and share their perspective.