Department of Agriculture September 9, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest, Montana; Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan To Comply With a District of Montana Court Order (Temporary Roads)
Document Number: 2013-21806
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-09
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest will prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) to the 2009 Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan (Forest Plan) environmental analysis in response to a May 24, 2013 Order from the U.S. District Court for the District of Montana. The Court directed the Forest Service to ``. . . supplement its EIS for the Forest Plan to explain or support, if possible, its decision to exclude temporary roads from the road density objectives . . . .'' The supplement will address the Forest Plan Goal for Wildlife Security and density of roads and trails open to motorized use displayed in Tables 13 and 14 on pages 45-47 of the Forest Plan.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request-Form FNS-13, Annual Report of State Revenue Matching (National School Lunch Program)
Document Number: 2013-21764
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-09
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 which concerns the appropriation and use of State funds for the National School Lunch, School Breakfast and Special Milk Programs. This collection is a revision of a currently approved collection.
Cotton Futures Classification: Optional Classification Procedure
Document Number: 2013-21658
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-09-09
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) proposes regulatory amendments that would allow for the addition of an optional cotton futures classification procedureidentified and known as ``registration'' by the U.S. cotton industry and the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE). In response to requests from the U.S. cotton industry and ICE, AMS proposes to offer a futures classification option whereby cotton bales may be certificated for the purpose of an exchange's cotton futures contract using Smith-Doxey data to verify that submitted bales meet more restrictive quality requirements and age parameters established by that exchange. The implementation of ICE's Cotton Resolution No. 2 is scheduled to commence with the March 2014 contract month. It is anticipated that AMS would make the futures classification option available December 2013.