Department of Agriculture February 26, 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-04181
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-26
Agency: Department of Agriculture
White Pine-Nye Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2014-04151
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-26
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The White Pine-Nye Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Eureka, Nevada. The committee is authorized under the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act (Pub. L. 110-343) (the Act) and operates in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The purpose of the committee is 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 and make recommendations on project proposals.
New Mexico Collaborative Forest Restoration Program Technical Advisory Panel
Document Number: 2014-04147
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-26
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The New Mexico Collaborative Forest Restoration Program Technical Advisory Panel (Panel) will meet in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The Panel is established consistent with the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C. App II) and the Community Forest Restoration Act (Title VI, Pub. L. 106-393). Additional information concerning the Panel can be found by visiting the Panel's Web site at: http:// www.fs.usda.gov/goto/r3/cfrp.
Local School Wellness Policy Implementation Under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010
Document Number: 2014-04100
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-02-26
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service
This proposed rule would require all local educational agencies participating in the National School Lunch Program and/or the School Breakfast Program to meet expanded local school wellness policy requirements consistent with the new requirements set forth in section 204 of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. This proposed rule would establish the framework for the content of the local school wellness policies, ensure stakeholder participation in the development of such policies, and require periodic assessment of compliance and reporting on the progress toward achieving the goals of the local school wellness policy. This proposed rule would also require local educational agencies, as part of the local school wellness policy, to implement policies for the marketing of foods and beverages on the school campus during the school day consistent with nutrition standards for Smart Snacks. Additionally, this proposed rule would require each local educational agency to make information about local school wellness policy implementation for all participating schools available to the public on a periodic basis. The provisions of this proposed rulemaking would ensure local educational agencies establish and implement local school wellness policies that meet minimum standards designed to support a school environment that promotes sound nutrition and student health, reduces childhood obesity, and provides transparency to the public on school wellness policy content and implementation.
Assessment Report of Ecological/Social/Economic Sustainability, Conditions, and Trends for the Tonto National Forest
Document Number: 2014-04006
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-26
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Tonto National Forest, located in Arizona, is initiating the forest planning process pursuant to the 2012 Forest Planning Rule. This process results in a Forest Land Management Plan which describes the strategic direction for management of forest resources for the next ten to fifteen years on the Tonto National Forest. The first phase of the process, the assessment phase, has begun and interested parties have been invited to contribute in the development of the assessment (36 CFR 219.6). The Forest hosted a series of listening sessions with key stakeholders in January 2014, and will be hosting workshops in March 2014. Additional information on public participation opportunities will be available on the project Web site. The trends and conditions identified in the assessment will help in identifying the need for change, in the development of plan components.