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Vegetable and Specialty Crop Marketing Orders; Notice of Request for Extension and Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2013-17831
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-25
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 an extension for and revision to a currently approved generic information collection for vegetables and specialty crop marketing order programs.
Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Veterinary Services Customer Service Survey
Document Number: 2013-17806
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-24
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's intention to request an extension of approval of an information collection to evaluate service delivery by Veterinary Services to the public.
Environmental Impact Statement; Proposed Cattle Fever Tick Control Barrier in South Texas
Document Number: 2013-17804
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-24
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are advising the public that the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has prepared a draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) to analyze the effects that may result from installing game fencing as a barrier to keep animals that carry cattle fever ticks and southern cattle ticks out of areas which are free of them and which are beyond the permanent tick quarantine zone in South Texas. We are seeking public comment on the DEIS and our evaluation of the alternatives we have identified as they relate to potential effects on the human environment.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-17788
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-24
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Burned Area Emergency Response, Forest Service
Document Number: 2013-17710
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-24
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Forest Service is correcting a notice of interim directive that appeared in the Federal Register of June 6, 2013, (78 FR 34031). This correction adds the Web site that was inadvertently omitted from the interim directive which is necessary to allow the public more detailed information and time to review the Burned Area Emergency Response revisions. This correction lists the Web site for the interim directive and the current Forest Service Manual in the Supplementary Information section of this notice and extends the comment period by 30 days.
Forest Resource Coordinating Committee
Document Number: 2013-17706
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-24
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Agriculture re-established the Forest Resource Coordinating Committee (Committee) pursuant to Section 8005 of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (Act) (Pub. L. 110-246), and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), (5 U.S.C. App. 2). The Act passed into law as an amendment to the Cooperative Forestry Assistance Act of 1978 on June 18, 2008. The Committee has been re- established to continue coordinating non-industrial private forestry activities within the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the private sector. The Secretary of Agriculture (Secretary) has determined that the work of the Committee is in the public's interest and relevant to the duties of the USDA. Therefore, the Secretary is seeking nominations to fill a vacancy and three expiring positions, with terms of 3 years, in the Conservation Organization, Forest Industry, Nonindustrial Private Forest Landowner, and Conservation District categories. The nominees must be associated with such organizations and be willing to represent that sector as it relates to non-industrial private forestry. The public is invited to submit nominations for membership on the Committee, either as a self-nomination or a nomination of any qualified and interested person.
Request for Nominations of Members for the National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics Advisory Board
Document Number: 2013-17649
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-23
Agency: Department of Agriculture
The notice announced the USDA's request for membership on the National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics Advisory Board. The notice was published in the Federal Register on May 2, 2013.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: State Agency Options
Document Number: 2013-17558
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-23
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 the proposed collection. This is a revision of the currently approved burden for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP): State Agency Options information collection.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-17557
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-23
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Semiannual Regulatory Agenda, Spring 2013
Document Number: 2013-17053
Type: Unknown
Date: 2013-07-23
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Department of Commerce, Office of the Secretary
This agenda provides summary descriptions of significant and not significant regulations being developed in agencies of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in conformance with Executive Orders (EO) 12866 ``Regulatory Planning and Review'' and 13563 ``Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review.'' The agenda also describes regulations affecting small entities as required by section 602 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act, Public Law 96-354. This agenda also identifies regulatory actions that are being reviewed in compliance with section 610(c) of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. We invite public comment on those actions as well as any regulation consistent with Executive Order 13563. USDA has attempted to list all regulations and regulatory reviews pending at the time of publication except for minor and routine or repetitive actions, but some may have been inadvertently missed. There is no legal significance to the omission of an item from this listing. Also, the dates shown for the steps of each action are estimated and are not commitments to act on or by the date shown. USDA's complete regulatory agenda is available online at www.reginfo.gov. Because publication in the Federal Register is mandated for the regulatory flexibility agendas required by the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 602), USDA's printed agenda entries include only: (1) Rules that are likely to have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities; and (2) Rules identified for periodic review under section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.
Introduction to the Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions
Document Number: 2013-17049
Type: Unknown
Date: 2013-07-23
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Regulatory Information Service Center, Agencies and Commissions
The Regulatory Flexibility Act requires that agencies publish semiannual regulatory agendas in the Federal Register describing regulatory actions they are developing that may have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities (5 U.S.C. 602). Executive Order 12866 ``Regulatory Planning and Review,'' signed September 30, 1993 (58 FR 51735), and Office of Management and Budget memoranda implementing section 4 of that Order establish minimum standards for agencies' agendas, including specific types of information for each entry. The Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions (Unified Agenda) helps agencies fulfill these requirements. All Federal regulatory agencies have chosen to publish their regulatory agendas as part of the Unified Agenda. Editions of the Unified Agenda prior to fall 2007 were printed in their entirety in the Federal Register. Beginning with the fall 2007 edition, the Internet is the basic means for conveying regulatory agenda information to the maximum extent legally permissible. The complete Unified Agenda for spring 2013, which contains the regulatory agendas for 58 Federal agencies, is available to the public at http:// reginfo.gov. The spring 2013 Unified Agenda publication appearing in the Federal Register consists of agency regulatory flexibility agendas, in accordance with the publication requirements of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. Agency regulatory flexibility agendas contain only those Agenda entries for rules that are likely to have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities and entries that have been selected for periodic review under section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.
Irish Potatoes Grown in Modoc and Siskiyou Counties, California, and in All Counties in Oregon, Except Malheur County; Termination of Marketing Order No. 947
Document Number: 2013-17464
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-07-22
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This proposed rule invites comments on the termination of Marketing Order No. 947 (order), which regulates the handling of Irish potatoes grown in Modoc and Siskiyou Counties, California, and in all counties in Oregon, except Malheur County, and the rules and regulations issued thereunder. The order is administered locally by the Oregon-California Potato Committee (Committee), which recommended termination of the marketing order at a meeting held on March 7, 2013. This recommendation is based on the Committee's determination that the order is no longer an effective marketing tool for the Oregon- California potato industry, and that termination would best serve the current needs of the industry while also eliminating the costs associated with operating the marketing order.
Kiwifruit Grown in California and Imported Kiwifruit; Relaxation of Minimum Grade Requirement
Document Number: 2013-17462
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-07-22
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This rule relaxes the minimum grade requirement under the marketing order for kiwifruit grown in California (order), and for kiwifruit imported into the United States that are shipped to the fresh market, by increasing the tolerance of kiwifruit which is ``badly misshapen'' from 7 percent to 16 percent. The order is administered locally by the Kiwifruit Administrative Committee (Committee). This change is intended to facilitate the packing of fruit to meet the minimum grade requirement of ``KAC No. 1'', and reduce costs associated with re-sorting and repacking this grade of fruit. The change in the import regulation is required under section 8e of the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937.
Inspection and Weighing of Grain in Combined and Single Lots
Document Number: 2013-17452
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-07-22
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration
The Department of Agriculture (USDA), Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) is amending the regulations that cover the official grain inspection and weighing service procedures that GIPSA's Federal Grain Inspection Service (FGIS) performs under the authority of the United States Grain Standards Act (USGSA), as amended. Specifically, GIPSA is amending the regulations issued under the USGSA pertaining to grain exported in large reusable containers typically loaded onto export ships. In this final rule, GIPSA will add new definitions for ``composite'' and ``average'' grades, limit the number of containers that may be averaged or combined to form a single lot, restrict the inspection and weighing of container lots to the official service provider's area of responsibility, specify a 60-day retention period for file samples representing such container lots, make consistent the weighing certification procedures for container lots with those for inspection certification procedures, and make other miscellaneous changes. GIPSA believes that these revisions will help facilitate the marketing of U.S. grain shipped for export.
Opportunity for Designation in Owensboro, KY; Bloomington, IL; Iowa Falls, IA; Casa Grande, AZ; Fargo, ND; Grand Forks, ND and Plainview, TX; Areas; Request for Comments on the Official Agencies Servicing These Areas
Document Number: 2013-17449
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-22
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration
The designations of the official agencies listed below will end on March 31, 2014. We are asking persons or governmental agencies interested in providing official services in the areas presently served by these agencies to submit an application for designation. In addition, we are asking for comments on the quality of services provided by the following designated agencies: J.W. Barton Grain Inspection Service, Inc. (Barton); Central Illinois Grain Inspection, Inc. (Central Illinois); Central Iowa Grain Inspection Corporation (Central Iowa); Farwell Commodity and Grain Services, Inc. (Farwell SW); North Dakota Grain Inspection Service, Inc. (North Dakota); Northern Plains Grain Inspection Service, Inc. (Northern Plains); and Plainview Grain Inspection and Weighing Service, Inc. (Plainview).
Designation for the Muncie, IN; Fremont, NE; Annapolis, MD; and West Lafayette, IN Areas; Corrections to Geographic Areas for Fremont and Titus
Document Number: 2013-17447
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-22
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration
GIPSA is announcing the designation of East Indiana; Fremont Grain Inspection Department, Inc. (Fremont); Maryland Department of Agriculture (Maryland); and Titus Grain Inspection, Inc. (Titus) to provide official services under the United States Grain Standards Act (USGSA), as amended. East Indiana Grain Inspection, Inc.'s (East Indiana) geographical territory is amended to include the area previously designated to Indianapolis Grain Inspection and Weighing Service, Inc. (Indianapolis). In addition, this Notice corrects the Federal Register Notice published on December 28, 2012 concerning the opportunity for designation in the Fremont and Titus areas, which incorrectly omitted grain elevators located outside of Fremont and Titus geographical areas assigned to Fremont and Titus, respectively, and grain elevators inside of Fremont's geographical area assigned to another official agency.
Designation for the Champaign-Danville, IL Area; Correction to Geographic Area for Champaign-Danville, IL Area
Document Number: 2013-17445
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-22
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration
GIPSA is announcing the designation of Champaign-Danville Grain Inspection Department, Inc.'s (Champaign) to provide official services under the United States Grain Standards Act (USGSA), as amended. In addition, this Notice corrects the Federal Register Notices published on September 13, 2012 and December 28, 2012 concerning the opportunity for designation in the Champaign area, which incorrectly omitted grain elevators located outside of Champaign's geographical area assigned to Champaign and grain elevators inside of Champaign's geographical area assigned to another official agency.
Correction for the Cairo, IL and Belmond, IA Areas
Document Number: 2013-17444
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-22
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration
The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA), published a Federal Register Notice on December 28, 2012, announcing the opportunity for Designation for the Cairo, IL and Belmond, IA Areas. The Notice incorrectly omitted grain elevators assigned inside and/or outside of the geographical areas.
Correction for the Omaha, NE; Marshall, MI; Frankfort, IN; Topeka, KS; and Minot, ND Areas; and Headquarters Telephone Number for Keokuk, IA
Document Number: 2013-17440
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-22
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration
The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA), published Notices in the Federal Register on February 9, 2012; May 30, 2012; and September 13, 2012 announcing the opportunity for designation for the Omaha, NE; Marshall, MI; Frankfort, IN; Topeka, KS; and Minot, ND Areas. The Notices incorrectly omitted grain elevators assigned inside and/or outside of the geographical areas. GIPSA also published a Notice in the Federal Register on February 26, 2013, which contained an incorrect telephone number for Keokuk Grain Inspection Service (Keokuk).
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-17426
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-22
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-17425
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-22
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-17423
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-22
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Draft Environmental Assessment for the Cotton Quality Research Station Land Transfer
Document Number: 2013-17245
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-18
Agency: Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended, and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA), as amended, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has prepared a Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for the proposed transfer of approximately 10 acres of land and facilities at the Cotton Quality Research Station (CQRS) from the USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) in Clemson, South Carolina, to Clemson University Research Farm Services. This notice is announcing the opening of a 30-day public comment period.
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive License
Document Number: 2013-17244
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-18
Agency: Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, intends to grant to Stark Bro's Nurseries & Orchards Co. of Louisiana, Missouri, an exclusive license to U.S. Patent Application Serial No. 13/506,771, ``APRICOT TREE `TWOCOT','' filed on May 16, 2012.
Virginia Resource Advisory Committee Meetings
Document Number: 2013-17155
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-17
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Virginia Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Roanoke, Virginia on the dates listed below. 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 RAC's purposes are to improve collaborative relationships and to provide advice and recommendations to the Forest Service concerning projects and funding consistent with Title II of the Act. The meeting is open to the public. The purpose of the meeting is to prioritize and recommend projects for funding.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-17130
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-17
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2013-17128
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-17
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Housing Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Rural Housing Service's intention to request an extension for a currently approved information collection in support of the program for Rural Housing Loans.
Gallatin County Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2013-17046
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-17
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
In accordance with the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act (Pub. L. 110-343) (the Act), and the Federal Advisory Committee Act, (FACA) (5 U.S.C., App. 2), the Southern Montana Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) announces the solicitation of nominees to fill vacancies. The purpose of the RAC is to improve collaborative relationships, to advise, and provide recommendations to the Forest Service concerning projects and funding consistent with Title II of the Act.
Southern Montana Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2013-17040
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-17
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
In accordance with the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act (Pub. L. 110-343) (the Act), and the Federal Advisory Committee Act, (FACA) (5 U.S.C., App. 2), the Southern Montana Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) announces the solicitation of nominees to fill vacancies. The purpose of the RAC is to improve collaborative relationships, to advise, and provide recommendations to the Forest Service concerning projects and funding consistent with Title II of the Act.
Notice of New Recreation Fees; Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act, (Title VIII, Pub. L. 108-447)
Document Number: 2013-17028
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-16
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Manti-La Sal National Forest is proposing to add the Orange Olsen Administrative Site facilities into the recreation rental program. The facilities proposed for the recreation rental program include: (1) Orange Olsen Dwelling and (2) Orange Olsen Bunkhouse with four trailer pads. The proposal is to charge $60.00 per night at the Dwelling and $40.00 per night at the Bunkhouse. The fee for the Bunkhouse would also include four trailer pads with water and sewer hookups. Visitors will have the option of reserving the Dwelling or the Bunkhouse separately, or the entire site. Fees are assessed based on the level of amenities and services provided, cost of operation and maintenance, and market comparison. Funds from fees would be retained locally and used for the operations and maintenance, and future improvements including historical information on the cabins. The Orange Olsen Dwelling has a front room, two bedrooms (sleeping up to six people), kitchen, and bathroom with shower. An accessible ramp provides entrance to the back door of the facility. The Orange Olsen Bunkhouse has a combination kitchen/bedroom (sleeping up to four people), bathroom with shower, and four trailer pads with water and sewer hookups. Both of the buildings have photovoltaic (solar) lighting, propane fueled appliances, water, and sewer.
National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council
Document Number: 2013-16991
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-16
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council, (NUCFAC) will be filling five positions that will expire December 31, 2013. Interested applicants may download a copy of the application and position descriptions from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service's Urban and Community Forestry Web site: www.fs.fed.us/ucf/ nucfac.
Announcement of Grant Application Deadlines; Deadlines and Funding Levels
Document Number: 2013-16953
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-16
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Utilities Service
The Rural Utilities Service (RUS), an agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), announces its Public Television Station Digital Transition Grant Program application window for fiscal year (FY) 2013. The FY 2013 funding for the Public Television Station Digital Transition Grant Program is $2,775,327.
Notice of New Recreation Fee; Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act
Document Number: 2013-16931
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-16
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Coronado National Forest is proposing to add the Portal CCC House and Portal Bunkhouse into the recreation rental program. The proposal is to charge $125.00 per night at the Portal CCC House and $100.00 per night at the Portal Bunkhouse. The Portal CCC House has two bedrooms (one with a futon couch, the second with a set of bunk beds), a single bathroom (with a shower), a small dining/living room combination, and a fully-equipped kitchen. It can accommodate up to five people. The Portal Bunkhouse has one bedroom (with a set of bunk beds and a small rollaway bed), a single bathroom (with a shower), and a small kitchen/dining room combination. It can accommodate up to four people. Both facilities have electric lights, heat, and running water. Other cabin rentals on National Forests in Arizona have shown the public appreciates the enhanced recreational opportunity afforded by these rehabilitated historic structures. Revenues from the rentals will be used for the continued operation and maintenance of this facility and other properties in the Arizona ``Rooms with a View'' Cabin Rental Program.
Restructuring of Regulations on the Importation of Plants for Planting
Document Number: 2013-16762
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-07-12
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are reopening the comment period for our proposed rule that would restructure the regulations governing the importation of plants for planting. This action will allow interested persons additional time to prepare and submit comments. We are also giving notice of a conference call and Web presentation in which we will provide participants with an overview of the proposed rule.
Plants for Planting Whose Importation Is Not Authorized Pending Pest Risk Analysis; Notice of Availability of Data Sheets for Taxa of Plants for Planting That Are Quarantine Pests or Hosts of Quarantine Pests
Document Number: 2013-16722
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-12
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are reopening the comment period for a notice that made available to the public data sheets detailing the scientific evidence we evaluated in making the determination that certain taxa of plants for planting are quarantine pests or hosts of quarantine pests and, therefore, should be added to our lists of plants for planting whose importation is not authorized pending pest risk analysis. This action will allow interested persons additional time to prepare and submit comments.
Simplified Cost Accounting and Other Actions To Reduce Paperwork in the Summer Food Service Program and National School Lunch Notice Procedures
Document Number: 2013-16697
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-07-12
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service
This rulemaking proposes to amend the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) regulations to incorporate changes mandated by Section 738 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008. The changes extend simplified cost accounting and reporting procedures to SFSP sponsors in all States, and eliminate the cost comparison requirements for determining payments to sponsors. This rulemaking would amend SFSP regulations to address these statutory changes. In addition, this rulemaking proposes several discretionary changes to improve administrative efficiency and reduce paperwork in the management of the SFSP. The intended effect of this rulemaking is to simplify and streamline administration while ensuring the integrity of the Program. Finally, this rulemaking proposes a change to the National School Lunch Program regulations to create consistency among the Child Nutrition Programs with regard to notice procedures.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-16651
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-11
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-16649
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-11
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests; Idaho; Notice To Proceed With Forest Plan Revision
Document Number: 2013-16633
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-11
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Department of Agriculture (USDA), Forest Service, Northern Region, Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests have initiated revision of their forest plan pursuant to the 2012 Forest Planning Rule. This process will ultimately result in a Forest Land Management Plan which describes the strategic direction for management of forest resources for the next ten to fifteen years on these National Forests (NFs). The first two phases of the processpreparing an assessment and developing a proposed action for plan revisionhave begun. The 2012 Planning Rule requires the Forest Service to notify interested parties of development of a proposed plan or plan revision (36 CFR 219.16(a)(1). This notice meets that requirement. The public may comment on the draft assessment and draft proposed action (draft plan components) through the plan revision Web site at www.fs.usda.gov/main/nezperceclearwater/ landmanagement/planning.
Notice of Proposed New Fee Sites; Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act, (Title VIII, Pub. L. 108-447)
Document Number: 2013-16598
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-11
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Salmon-Challis National Forest is proposing to begin charging fees at three recreation sites. All sites have recently been reconstructed or amenities have been added to improve services and experiences. Fees are assessed based on the level of amenities and services provided, cost of operation and maintenance, market assessment, and public comment. Funds from fees would be used for the continued operation and maintenance of these recreation sites. Two campgrounds on the Challis-Yankee Fork Ranger District, Custer 1 and Flat Rock Extension Campground received extensive rehabilitation in 2007 and are conveniently located near the Historic Custer Townsite and the Yankee Fork of the Salmon River. The funds collected will be used for the continued operation and maintenance of these popular campgrounds. The proposed fee would be $5.00 per night. Twin Creek Picnic Area is currently a fee free site, however improvements made in 2008 and 2009 included new toilet facilities and a rehabilitated drinking water system and addressed sanitation and safety concerns, an overall improvement to the recreation experience. The proposed fee to help maintain this site would be $20.00 per day to reserve and use the large group picnic site which features the historic CCC-era picnic shelter, parking, drinking water, group fire place and horseshoe pits.
Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-16569
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-10
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Utilities Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended), the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) invites comments on this information collection for which approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) will be requested.
Ontonagon Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2013-16553
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-10
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Ontonagon Resource Advisory Committee will meet in Kenton, Michigan on the dates listed below. 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 RAC's purposes are 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 to review progress made on previously approved projects and prioritize future work.
Gogebic Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2013-16551
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-10
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Gogebic Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Watersmeet, Michigan on the date listed below. The Committee is meeting as 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 RAC's purposes are 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 to review progress made on previously approved projects and prioritize future work.
Importation of Fresh Citrus Fruit From Uruguay, Including Citrus
Document Number: 2013-16548
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-07-10
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are amending the fruits and vegetables regulations to allow the importation of several varieties of fresh citrus fruit, as well as Citrus hybrids and the Citrus-related genus Fortunella, from Uruguay into the continental United States. As a condition of entry, the fruit will have to be produced in accordance with a systems approach that includes requirements for importation in commercial consignments, pest monitoring and pest control practices, grove sanitation and packinghouse procedures designed to exclude the quarantine pests, and treatment. The fruit also will have to be accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate issued by the national plant protection organization of Uruguay with an additional declaration confirming that the fruit is free from all pests of quarantine concern and has been produced in accordance with the systems approach. These actions will allow for the importation of fresh citrus fruit, including Citrus hybrids and the Citrus-related genus Fortunella, from Uruguay while continuing to protect the United States against the introduction of plant pests.
Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Interstate Movement of Fruit From Hawaii
Document Number: 2013-16546
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-10
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's intention to request an extension of approval of an information collection associated with the regulations for the interstate movement of fruit from Hawaii.
Lacey Act Implementation Plan; Definitions for Exempt and Regulated Articles
Document Number: 2013-16463
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-07-09
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
In response to recent amendments to the Lacey Act, we are establishing definitions for the terms ``common cultivar'' and ``common food crop'' and several related terms. The amendments to the Act expanded its protections to a broader range of plant species, extended its reach to encompass products, including timber, that derive from illegally harvested plants, and require that importers submit a declaration at the time of importation for certain plants and plant products. Common cultivars and common food crops are among the categorical exclusions to the provisions of the Act. The Act does not define the terms ``common cultivar'' and ``common food crop'' but instead gives authority to the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of the Interior to define these terms by regulation. Our definitions specify which plants and plant products will be excluded from the provisions of the Act, including the declaration requirement.
Request for Proposals for 2013 Statewide Wood Energy Teams
Document Number: 2013-16361
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-09
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Department of Agriculture (USDA), Forest Service, State and Private Forestry (S&PF), is providing leadership and funding on behalf of a USDA, multi-agency, Wood To Energy Initiative by offering a Request For Proposals (RFP) that supports collaborative, statewide wood energy teams that advance the installation of commercially viable wood energy systems. Public-private statewide teams are invited to seek funding to support the development of geographic or business sector- based clusters of wood energy projects. Activities may include, but are not limited to, workshops and assistance that provide technical, financial and environmental information; preliminary engineering assessments; and community outreach needed to support development of wood energy projects in both the public and private sectors.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-16359
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-09
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Amendments to Delegations of Authority
Document Number: 2013-15849
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-07-09
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Office of the Secretary
The Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to delegate functions, powers, and duties as the Secretary deems appropriate. This document amends the existing delegations of authority by removing, adding, and modifying certain delegations, as explained in the Supplementary Information section below. This document also amends our regulations to reflect the current order of succession for the Secretary of Agriculture.
Nutrition Standards in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs; Approval of Information Collection Request
Document Number: 2013-16278
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-07-08
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service
The Food and Nutrition Service published a final rule entitled ``Nutrition Standards in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs'' on January 26, 2012. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) cleared the associated information collection requirements (ICR) on February 1, 2013. This document announces approval of the ICR.