Department of Agriculture June 28, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

National Organic Program: Request for an Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2013-15626
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-28
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Agricultural Marketing Service's (AMS) intention to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget, for an extension of the currently approved information collection National Organic Program (NOP) Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-15606
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-28
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Notice of Available Funding and Grant Application Deadlines
Document Number: 2013-15597
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-28
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Utilities Service
The Rural Utilities Service (RUS), an agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), announces the availability of $17,531,000 in grant funds and solicitation of applications for the Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) Grant Program for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 competition.
Potato Research and Promotion Plan; Amend the Administrative Committee Structure and Delete the Board's Mailing Address
Document Number: 2013-15578
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-06-28
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This proposal invites comments on amending the structure of the Administrative Committee (Committee) of the U.S. Potato Board (Board) and deleting the Board's mailing address from the Potato Research and Promotion Plan. The Plan is administered by the Board with oversight by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Under the Plan, there are seven Committee Vice-Chairperson positions. The Board has recommended that these positions be increased to nine. This proposed change is intended to facilitate increased involvement in the Board's leadership opportunities. Further, the Board's office is being relocated and the address must be changed in the Plan. The deletion of the Board's mailing address from the Plan would require no further amendment to the Plan if the Board's office is relocated again.
Notice of Request for Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2013-15562
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-28
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), this notice announces the Agricultural Marketing Service's (AMS) intention to request for an extension and revision of a currently approved information collection for Fruit and Vegetable Market News.
Definition of a Ski Area
Document Number: 2013-15476
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-06-28
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Forest Service is amending the definition of a ski area in its regulations to make it consistent with the authority in section 3 of the Ski Area Recreational Opportunity Enhancement Act (SAROEA) of 2011 to allow authorization of other snow sports besides Nordic and alpine skiing and, in appropriate circumstances, other seasonal and year-round natural resource-based recreation activities and associated facilities at ski areas on National Forest System (NFS) lands, provided that authorization of these other activities and facilities would not change the primary purpose of the ski areas to a purpose other than skiing and other snow sports.
National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program: Nutrition Standards for All Foods Sold in School as Required by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010
Document Number: 2013-15249
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-06-28
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service
This interim final rule amends the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program regulations to establish nutrition standards for all foods sold in schools, other than food sold under the lunch and breakfast programs. Amendments made by Section 208 of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (HHFKA) require the Secretary to establish nutrition standards for such foods, consistent with the most recent Dietary Guidelines for Americans, and directs the Secretary to consider authoritative scientific recommendations for nutrition standards; existing school nutrition standards, including voluntary standards for beverages and snack foods; current State and local standards; the practical application of the nutrition standards; and special exemptions for infrequent school-sponsored fundraisers (other than fundraising through vending machines, school stores, snack bars, [agrave] la carte sales and any other exclusions determined by the Secretary). In addition, this interim final rule requires schools participating in the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program to make potable water available to children at no charge in the place where lunches are served during the meal service, consistent with amendments made by section 203 of the HHFKA, and in the cafeteria during breakfast meal service. This interim final rule is expected to improve the health and well-being of the Nation's children, increase consumption of healthful foods during the school day, and create an environment that reinforces the development of healthy eating habits.