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

Notice of a Request for a Reinstatement of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2013-22375
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-13
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) intends to reinstate a currently approved information collection procedure for the Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers program as described in 7 CFR Part 1580.
Determination of Total Amounts of Fiscal Year 2014 WTO Tariff-Rate Quotas for Raw Cane Sugar and Certain Sugars, Syrups and Molasses
Document Number: 2013-22351
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-13
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Office of the Secretary
The Office of the Secretary of the Department of Agriculture (the Secretary) announces the establishment of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 (October 1, 2013-September 30, 2014) in-quota aggregate quantity of raw cane sugar at 1,117,195 metric tons raw value (MTRV). The Secretary also announces the establishment of the FY 2014 in-quota aggregate quantity of certain sugars, syrups, and molasses (also referred to as refined sugar) at 122,000 MTRV.
Notice of the Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics Meeting
Document Number: 2013-22325
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-13
Agency: Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) announces a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics.
Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) Inviting Applications for the Rural Community Development Initiative (RCDI) for Fiscal Year 2013
Document Number: 2013-22308
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-13
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Housing Service
The Rural Housing Service published a document in the Federal Register on August 14, 2013, announcing the availability of $5,676,077 for competitive grant funds for the Rural Community Development Initiative (RCDI) program. This action is taken to correct the Rural Development State Office contact information.
Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and Thunder Basin National Grassland; Wyoming; Thunder Basin National Grassland Prairie Dog Amendment
Document Number: 2013-22289
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-13
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Forest Service intends to prepare an environmental impact statement to analyze and disclose the environmental effects of amending the 2001 Thunder Basin National Grassland Plan to modify Categories 1 and 2 of the 2009 Prairie Dog Management Strategy. The amendment is being proposed to address continuing concerns regarding prairie dog management, raised by the State of Wyoming (April 17, 2013). The Forest Service also proposes to make minor modifications to the 2009 Prairie Dog Management Strategy, as detailed below in the Proposed Action section.
Information Collection; Volunteer Application and Agreement for Natural and Cultural Resources Agencies
Document Number: 2013-22259
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-13
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Forest Service is seeking comments from all interested individuals and organizations on the revision of a currently approved information collection, Volunteer Application and Agreement for Natural and Cultural Resources Agencies. This Information Collection Request also requests categorizing the associated forms as a Common forms, meaning Forest Service will only request approval for its own use of the forms, rather than aggregating the burden estimate across all Federal Agencies, as was done for previous actions on this OMB control number.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request-Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: State Issuance and Participation Estimates-Forms FNS-388 and FNS-388A
Document Number: 2013-22253
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-13
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is publishing for public comment a summary of a proposed information collection. This is a revision of a currently approved collection for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) forms: FNS-388, State Issuance and Participation Estimates and FNS-388A, Project Area Data Format. FNS plans to update form FNS-388, to separately capture and differentiate Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (D-SNAP) benefit issuance and participation data from ongoing SNAP issuance and participation data. This form update will clearly distinguish D-SNAP data from ongoing SNAP data, thereby ensuring the speed and accuracy of FNS response to requests from multiple agencies on contributions to Federal disaster relief efforts. There are no changes to form FNS-388A.
Boundary Description and Final Map for Sandy Wild and Scenic River, Upper Portion, Mount Hood National Forest, Oregon
Document Number: 2013-22143
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-13
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
In accordance with section 3(b) of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, the USDA Forest Service, Washington Office, is transmitting the final boundary description and map of the Sandy Wild and Scenic River, Upper Portion, to Congress.
Boundary Description and Final Map for Roaring Wild and Scenic River, Mount Hood National Forest, Oregon
Document Number: 2013-22141
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-13
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
In accordance with section 3(b) of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, the USDA Forest Service, Washington Office, is transmitting the final boundary description and map of the Roaring Wild and Scenic River to Congress.