Department of Agriculture February 24, 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

USDA Farmers Market Application; Notice of Request for Revision and Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2014-03904
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-24
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 approval from the Office of Management and Budget, for an extension of the currently approved information collection for OMB 0581-0229, USDA Farmers Market Application. Copies of this one-time yearly application form to participate in the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farmers Market may be obtained by calling the AMS Marketing Services Branch contact listed or visiting the Web site at www.ams.usda.gov/farmersmarkets.
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: 2014-03900
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-02-24
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This final rule terminates 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 Department of Agriculture (USDA) has determined that the marketing order is no longer an effective marketing tool for the Oregon- California potato industry, and that termination serves the current needs of the industry while also eliminating the costs associated with the operation of the marketing order.
Irish Potatoes Grown in Colorado; Decreased Assessment Rate for Area No. 2
Document Number: 2014-03848
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-02-24
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
The Department of Agriculture (USDA) is adopting, as a final rule, without change, an interim rule that decreased the assessment rate established for the Colorado Potato Administrative Committee, Area No. 2 (Committee) for the 2013-2014 and subsequent fiscal periods from $0.0051 to $0.0033 per hundredweight of potatoes handled. The Committee locally administers the marketing order for Irish potatoes grown in Colorado. The interim rule was necessary to allow the Committee to reduce its financial reserve while still providing adequate funding to meet program expenses.
Tomatoes Grown in Florida; Increased Assessment Rate
Document Number: 2014-03847
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-02-24
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This rule increases the assessment rate established for the Florida Tomato Committee (Committee) for the 2013-14 and subsequent fiscal periods from $0.024 to $0.0375 per 25-pound carton of tomatoes handled. The Committee locally administers the Federal marketing order, which regulates the handling of tomatoes grown in Florida. Assessments upon Florida tomato handlers are used by the Committee to fund reasonable and necessary expenses of the program. The fiscal period begins August 1 and ends July 31. The assessment rate will remain in effect indefinitely unless modified, suspended, or terminated.
General Conference Committee of the National Poultry Improvement Plan; Solicitation for Membership
Document Number: 2014-03843
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-24
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are giving notice that the Secretary of Agriculture is soliciting nominations for the election of regional membership, a member-at-large, and alternates to the General Conference Committee of the National Poultry Improvement Plan.
Forest Inventory and Analysis RPA Assessment Review Tables
Document Number: 2014-03794
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-24
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Forest Service is seeking comments from all interested individuals and organizations on the draft tables for the 2012 Resources Planning Act (RPA) Update of the Forest Resources of the United States. These tables will be the basis for analysis of status and trends in the nation's forests and includes data for 1953, 1977, 1987, 1997, 2007, and 2012.
Arizona National Scenic Trail Advisory Council
Document Number: 2014-03793
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-24
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Office of the Secretary
The Secretary of Agriculture intends to establish the Arizona National Scenic Trail Advisory Council (Council) pursuant to Section 5(d) of the National Trails System Act (Act) (Pub. L. 90-543), as amended through (Pub. L. 111-11) (16 U.S.C. 1241 to 1251). The Council is being established to provide advice and recommendations on matters relating to the Arizona National Scenic Trail (Arizona Trail), including but not limited to, the development and implementation of a comprehensive plan, selection of rights-of-way, standards for the erection and maintenance of markers along with Scenic Trail, and interpretation of the Scenic Trail. Therefore, the Secretary of Agriculture is seeking nominations for individuals to be considered as Council members. The public is invited to submit nominations for membership.
National Advisory Committee for Implementation of the National Forest System Land Management Planning Rule
Document Number: 2014-03791
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-24
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The National Advisory Committee for Implementation of the National Forest System Land Management Planning Rule (Committee) will meet in Sacramento, California. Attendees may also participate via webinar and conference call. The Committee operates in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (Pub. L. 92-463). Additional information concerning the Committee can be found by visiting the Committee's Web site at: http:// www.fs.usda.gov/main/planningrule/committee.
Annual List of Newspapers To Be Used by the Alaska Region for Publication of Legal Notices of Proposed Projects and Activities Implementing Land and Resource Management Plans, Including Hazardous Fuel Reduction Projects, Subject to the Pre-Decisional Administrative Review Process
Document Number: 2014-03789
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-24
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
This notice lists the newspapers that Ranger Districts, Forests, and the Regional Office of the Alaska Region will use to publish legal notices of the opportunity to object to proposed projects and activities implementing land and resource management plans, including hazardous fuel reduction projects authorized under the Healthy Forests Restoration Act of 2003. The intended effect of this action is to inform interested members of the public which newspapers will be used to publish legal notice of actions subject to the pre- decisional administrative review process at 36 CFR part 218, thereby allowing them to receive constructive notice of the proposed actions, to provide clear evidence of timely notice, and to achieve consistency in administering the pre-decisional review process.