Department of Agriculture October 2, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Funding Availability for the Biorefinery Assistance Program
Document Number: 2013-24081
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-02
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Business-Cooperative Service
This Notice announces the acceptance of applications for funds available under the Biorefinery Assistance Program (the ``Program'') to provide guaranteed loans for the development and construction of commercial-scale biorefineries or for the retrofitting of existing facilities using eligible technology for the development of advanced biofuels. This Notice announces approximately $76 million in carry over budget authority that will support a program level of approximately $181 million.
Proposed Directive for Additional Seasonal or Year-Round Recreation Activities at Ski Areas
Document Number: 2013-23998
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-02
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Forest Service is proposing to revise its directives for ski areas authorized under the National Forest Ski Area Permit Act of 1986 (Ski Area Permit Act) (16 U.S.C. 497b) to provide additional guidance for implementing the 2011 amendment to this Act, known as the Ski Area Recreational Opportunity Enhancement Act (SAROEA) (Pub. L. 112-46, 125 Stat. 538). Current directives limit the criteria for determining whether additional seasonal and year-round recreation activities may be approved at ski areas to those listed in SAROEA. The proposed directives would add criteria to help Authorized Officers determine whether proposals for these activities are consistent with SAROEA. The proposed directive also would provide guidance on non- exclusive use at ski areas, that is, recreational use at ski areas, such as snowshoeing or cross-country skiing, by the non-paying public. Furthermore, the proposed directive would clarify policy regarding advertising. Timely comments will be considered in the development of the final directive.
Request for Extension and Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection Under the Packers and Stockyards Act
Document Number: 2013-23976
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-02
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration
This notice announces the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration's (GIPSA) intention to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for an extension of a currently approved information collection in support of the reporting and recordkeeping requirements under the Packers and Stockyards Act of 1921, as amended and supplemented (P&S Act). This approval is required under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA).
Request for Extension and Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection Under the Clear Title Program
Document Number: 2013-23973
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-02
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration
This notice announces the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration's (GIPSA) intention to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for an extension of a currently approved information collection in support of the reporting and recordkeeping requirements under the ``Clear Title'' regulations as authorized by Section 1324 of the Food Security Act of 1985, as amended (Act). This approval is required under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA).