Department of Agriculture March 13, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request-Impact of Implementation of the Affordable Care Act on SNAP Operations and Participation
Document Number: 2013-05781
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-13
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice invites the general public and other public agencies to comment on this proposed information collection. This is a new collection for research on the impact of implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) on the operations of, and participation in, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive License
Document Number: 2013-05764
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-13
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 Lysando AG of Triesenberg, Liechtenstein, an exclusive license to U.S. Patent Application Serial No. 12/470,321, ``LAMBDASA2 ENDOLYSIN TRUNCATION'', filed on May 21, 2009; U.S. Patent Application Serial No. 12/874,138, ``BACTERIOPHAGE LYTIC ENZYMES AS ALTERNATIVE ANTIMICROBIALS'', filed on September 1, 2010; U.S. Patent Application Serial No. 12/460,812, ``TRIPLE ACTING ANTIMICROBIALS THAT ARE REFRACTORY TO RESISTANCE DEVELOPMENT'', filed on July 24, 2009; and U.S. Patent Application Serial No. 12/784,675, ``FUSION OF PEPTIDOGLYCAN HYDROLASE ENZYMES TO A PROTEIN TRANSDUCTION DOMAIN ALLOWS ERADICATION OF BOTH EXTRACELLULAR AND INTRACELLULAR GRAM POSITIVE'', filed on July 24, 2009.
Forestry Research Advisory Council
Document Number: 2013-05739
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-13
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Agriculture intends to re-establish the Forestry Research Advisory Council (Council). In accordance with provisions of Section 1441(c) of the Agriculture and Food Act of 1981 (Pub. L. 97-98), and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), (5 U.S.C. App. 2), the Council is being re-established to provide advice to the Secretary of Agriculture on accomplishing efficiently the purposes of the Act of October 10, 1962 (16 U.S.C. 582a, et seq.), commonly known as the McIntire-Stennis Act of 1962. The Council also provides advice relative to the Forest Service research program, authorized by the Forest and Rangeland Renewable Resources Research Act of 1978 (Pub. L. 95-307, 92 Stat.353, as amended; 16 U.S.C. 1600 (note)). Therefore, the Secretary of Agriculture is seeking nominations to fill six vacancies on the Council, and five additional vacancies that will occur when current appointments expire in December 2013.