Department of Agriculture August 23, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Meeting Notice of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics Advisory Board
Document Number: 2013-20618
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-23
Agency: Department of Agriculture
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App 2, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announces a meeting of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics Advisory Board.
White Pine-Nye Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2013-20588
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-23
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The White Pine-Nye Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Eureka, Nevada. The Committee is authorized under the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000 (the Act) (Pub. L. 112-141) and operates in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (Pub. L. 92-463). The purpose of the RAC is to improve collaborative relationships and to provide advice and recommendations to the Forest Service concerning projects and funding consistent with the Title II of the Act. The meeting is open to the public. The purpose of the meeting is: (1) Review and approve previous meeting minutes and business expenses; (2) Review and recommend funding allocations for proposed projects; and (3) Public Comments.
Notice of a Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2013-20555
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-23
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, this notice announces the Department's intention to request an extension for a currently approved information collection in support of the Export Sales Reporting program.
Notice of New Fee Site; Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act, (Title VIII, Pub. L. 108-447)
Document Number: 2013-20551
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-23
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Monongahela National Forest is proposing to charge $5.00 for the use of a recently installed RV wastewater dump station at Cranberry Campground on the Gauley Ranger District. The Forest recently finished a major renovation at Cranberry Campground which included all new accessible picnic tables and fire rings at each campsite, removing the toilet facilities and replacing them with accessible precast toilet buildings, a new fee station, drainage improvements, gate installation, planting vegetation to improve screening between campsites, road resurfacing, and expansion of the day-use parking area. One new facility was added during the renovation, a RV wastewater dump station. This is now the only wastewater dump station facility within an hour drive of the campground. This dump station will serve campers in Cranberry Campground, as well as numerous campers from other Forest campsites nearby. Fees for use of the wastewater dump station will be used to offset the costs of pumping the vault at the RV wastewater dump station and hauling the contents off the site.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-20542
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-23
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Single Family Housing Direct Loan Program
Document Number: 2013-20447
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-08-23
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Housing Service
Through this action, the Rural Housing Service (RHS) is proposing to amend its regulations for the section 502 direct single family housing loan program to create a certified loan application packaging process for eligible loan application packagers. Loan application packagers, who are separate and independent from the Agency, provide an optional service to parties seeking mortgage loans by helping them navigate the loan application process. Currently, packagers assisting parties applying for section 502 direct loans do so under an informal arrangement, which is free from Agency oversight or minimum competency standards. This proposed rule will impose experience, training, proficiency, and structure requirements on eligible service providers. This proposed rule also regulates the packaging fee that will be allowed under this process. By establishing a vast network of competent, experienced, and committed Agency-certified packagers, this action is intended to benefit low- and very low-income people who wish to achieve homeownership in rural areas by increasing their awareness of the Agency's housing program, increasing specialized support available to them to complete the application for assistance, and improving the quality of loan application packages submitted on their behalf.