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

Oranges and Grapefruit Grown in Lower Rio Grande Valley in Texas and Imported Oranges; Change in Size Requirements for Oranges
Document Number: 2014-04603
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-02-28
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This rule relaxes the minimum size currently prescribed for oranges under the marketing order for oranges and grapefruit grown in Lower Rio Grande Valley in Texas (order). The order is administered locally by the Texas Valley Citrus Committee (Committee). The corresponding change in the orange import regulation is required under section 8e of the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937. This rule relaxes the minimum size requirement for oranges from 2-6/16 inches to 2-3/16 inches in diameter. This rule will provide additional oranges to meet market demand, helping to maximize fresh shipments.
Oranges and Grapefruit Grown in Lower Rio Grande Valley in Texas; Change in Size and Grade Requirements for Grapefruit
Document Number: 2014-04596
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-02-28
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This rule relaxes the minimum size and grade requirements currently prescribed for grapefruit under the marketing order for oranges and grapefruit grown in Lower Rio Grande Valley in Texas (order). The order is administered locally by the Texas Valley Citrus Committee (Committee). This rule relaxes the minimum size requirement for grapefruit from 3\5/16\ inches to 3 inches in diameter and reduces the minimum grade requirement for small-sized grapefruit. This rule will provide additional grapefruit to meet market demand, helping to maximize fresh shipments.
GMUG Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2014-04398
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-28
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The GMUG Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Delta, Colorado. 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 past and current project proposals to recommend for funding and implementation under the Secure Rural Schools, Title II disbursements.
Ochoco National Forest, Lookout Mountain Ranger District; Oregon; Bear Creek Allotment Management Plans EIS
Document Number: 2014-04394
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-28
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Ochoco National Forest is preparing an environmental impact statement (EIS) to analyze the effects of changing grazing management in four grazing allotments on the Ochoco National Forest. These four allotments are Bear Creek, Elkhorn, Snowshoe, and Trout Creek. The proposed action would reauthorize term grazing permits, make rangeland improvements, manage livestock use and distribution to facilitate the improvement of riparian conditions, including streambank stability, riparian vegetation, and water temperature, and would conduct riparian restoration activities on some streams in the project area. These actions are needed to achieve and maintain consistency with the Ochoco National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan, as amended.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-04378
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-28
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection for Data Collection for Container Availability
Document Number: 2014-04169
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-28
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 without change of a currently approved information collection titled Data Collection for Container Availability.
Importation of Beef From a Region in Brazil
Document Number: 2014-04308
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-02-27
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are reopening the comment period for our proposed rule that would allow, under certain conditions, the importation of fresh (chilled or frozen) beef from a region in Brazil (the States of Bahia, Distrito Federal, Espirito Santo, Goias, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Minas Gerais, Parana, Rio Grande do Sul, Rio de Janeiro, Rondonia, Sao Paulo, Sergipe, and Tocantins). This action will allow interested persons additional time to prepare and submit comments.
Assessment Report of Ecological/Social/Economic Sustainability, Conditions, and Trends for the Carson National Forest
Document Number: 2014-04270
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-27
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Carson National Forest, located in northern New Mexico, is initiating the forest plan revision process pursuant to the 2012 National Forest System Land Management Planning Rule (36 CFR Part 219). This process results in a revised forest land management plan (forest plan), which describes the strategic direction for management of forest resources on the Carson National Forest over the next ten to fifteen years. The first phase of the process, the assessment phase, is just beginning. The public is invited to contribute information that can be used in the development of the assessment (36 CFR Sec. 219.6). To gather relevant information about conditions and trends in and around the Carson National Forest, the Forest Service will be hosting a series of public forums in late spring/early summer of 2014. Information about public engagement opportunities during the assessment phase and the entire plan revision process will be posted on the Carson National Forest's Web site, which will be continuously updated as the planning process progresses.
Prince of Wales Island Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2014-04261
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-27
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Prince of Wales Island Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Craig, Alaska. 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 recommend projects authorized under Title II of the Act.
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.
Notice of Request for Revision To and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Animal Disease Traceability
Document Number: 2014-04191
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-25
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 a revision to and extension of approval of an information collection associated with the animal disease traceability framework.
Dow AgroSciences LLC; Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Determination of Nonregulated Status of Herbicide Resistant Corn and Soybeans; Comment Period
Document Number: 2014-04188
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-25
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
The comment period for a draft environmental impact statement (EIS) on environmental impacts that may result from the potential approval of petitions seeking a determination of nonregulated status of three cultivars of herbicide resistant corn and soybeans produced by Dow AgroSciences LLC will remain open until March 11, 2014. This action will allow interested persons additional time to prepare and submit comments.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-03944
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-25
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-03943
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-25
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Tart Cherries Grown in the States of Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin; Continuance Referendum
Document Number: 2014-03908
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-02-25
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This document directs that a referendum be conducted among eligible growers and processors of tart cherries grown in the States of Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin to determine whether they favor continuance of the marketing order that regulates the handling of tart cherries produced in the production area.
Notice of Request for Extension and Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection for Voluntary Grading.
Document Number: 2014-03856
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-25
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 approval, from the Office of Management and Budget, for an extension of and revision to the currently approved information collection in support of the Regulations for Voluntary Grading of Shell Eggs7 CFR Part 56. With this submission we will merge the burden and forms of the 0581-0127 Regulations for Voluntary Grading of Poultry Products and Rabbit Products; 7 CFR Part 70, approved on December 26, 2013; and 0581-0128 Regulations Governing the Voluntary Grading of Shell Eggs, 7 CFR Part 56, approved on June 4, 2011. With this merge we will change the title to Regulations for Voluntary Grading of Shell Eggs, Poultry Products, and Rabbit Products7 CFR Part 56 and 70.
Notice of Request for a Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection: Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery
Document Number: 2014-03853
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-25
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 approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), for a revision to and an extension of approval of an information collection associated with qualitative customer and stakeholder feedback on service delivery by ANS.
Irish Potatoes Grown in Certain Designated Counties in Idaho, and Malheur County, Oregon; Decreased Assessment Rate
Document Number: 2014-03852
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-02-25
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This proposed rule would decrease the assessment rate established for the Idaho-Eastern Oregon Potato Committee (Committee) for the 2014-2015 and subsequent fiscal periods from $0.0045 to $0.0025 per hundredweight of potatoes handled. The Committee locally administers the marketing order, which regulates the handling of potatoes grown in certain designated counties in Idaho, and Malheur County, Oregon. Assessments upon potato 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 would remain in effect indefinitely unless modified, suspended, or terminated.
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.
Discontinuation of the Qualitative (30 mL) Campylobacter Analysis for Young Chickens
Document Number: 2014-03716
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-21
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is discontinuing the use of its 30-mL qualitative analysis for Campylobacter for young chickens. The Agency suspended this analysis on June 3, 2013. FSIS evaluated the available Campylobacter data, and its analysis suggested that the performance standard based on an analysis of the 1-mL sample volume is sufficiently sensitive to identify establishments whose process control is substandard. This is the only change that FSIS has made to its Campylobacter sampling program.
Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Importation of Hass Avocados From Michoacan, Mexico
Document Number: 2014-03691
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-21
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 regulations for the importation of Hass avocados from Michoacan, Mexico.
Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Plants for Planting Regulations
Document Number: 2014-03690
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-21
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 a revision to and extension of approval of an information collection associated with the plants for planting regulations.
Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-03675
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-21
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 the Agency intends to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-03674
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-21
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 the following information collection for which approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) will be requested.
Codex Alimentarius Commission: Meeting of the Codex Committee on Contaminants in Food
Document Number: 2014-03715
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-20
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
The Office of the Under Secretary for Food Safety, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, are sponsoring a public meeting on February 27, 2014. The objective of the public meeting is to provide information and receive public comments on agenda items and draft U.S. positions that will be discussed at the 8th Session of the Codex Committee on Contaminants in Food (CCCF) of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (Codex), which will be held in The Hague, The Netherlands, March 31-April 4, 2014. The Under Secretary for Food Safety and FDA recognize the importance of providing interested parties the opportunity to obtain background information on the 8th Session of the CCCF and to address items on the agenda.
Southwest Idaho Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2014-03632
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-20
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Southwest Idaho Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Boise, Idaho. 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 review and approval of project proposals, and is an open public forum.
Shasta County Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2014-03630
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-20
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Shasta County Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Redding, California. 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 meetings are open to the public. The purpose of the meeting is a general session to exchange information to assist the committee with the 2014 title proposal and funding process; future meetings will be held to review and vote on proposals for project funding.
Trinity County Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2014-03621
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-20
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Trinity County Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Weaverville, California. 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 meetings are open to the public. The purpose of the first meeting is to conduct a general session to exchange information to assist the committee with the 2014 Title proposal and funding process; the following meetings are to review and vote on proposals for project funding.
Southwest Idaho Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2014-03620
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-20
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Southwest Idaho Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Boise, Idaho. 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 review, approval, and presentation of project proposals, and is an open public forum.
Notice of Agreement Under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA)
Document Number: 2014-03553
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-19
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
In accordance with Section 122(i) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (``CERCLA''), 42 U.S.C. 9622(i), notice is hereby given of a proposed administrative settlement between the United States, on behalf of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, and Opal Creek Ancient Forest Center (OCAFC) and Gannett Co., Inc. on behalf of Shiny Rock Mining Corporation (Shiny Rock) for the recovery of costs incurred by the United States in responding to the release or threatened release of hazardous substances at and from the Ruth and Morning Star Mines Site (Site), located in the Opal Creek Scenic Recreation Area on the Willamette National Forest, Marion County, Oregon. The Forest Service has incurred costs investigating conditions, analyzing cleanup alternatives, and overseeing OCAFC's and Shiny Rock's work at the Site. Under the proposed settlement OCAFC and Shiny Rock will relocate and stabilize contaminated material at the Site. OCAFC and Shiny Rock will bear the costs for relocating and stabilizing the contaminated material, including the Forest Service's costs for overseeing that work. OCAFC and Shiny Rock will pay a liquidated amount of $4,650, which represents an estimated 50% of the anticipated costs for planned monitoring and maintenance following the relocation and stabilization of the contaminated material. OCAFC and Shiny Rock will not otherwise be responsible for future CERCLA costs at the Site associated with current contamination at the Site. OCAFC, Shiny Rock, and the United States retain the right to recover costs at the Site from persons not parties to the settlement.
Klamath National Forest; California; McCollins Late Successional Reserve Habitat Restoration Project
Document Number: 2014-03428
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-18
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Klamath National Forest will prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) to document and publicly disclose the environmental effects of treatments proposed to: Promote the continued development and retention of late successional old growth conditions; promote resilience of early- and mid-seral vegetation to large scale disturbance events such as wildfire or insects and disease; restore and maintain pine/oak forest type, oak woodlands, and wildlife habitat; and, reduce wildfire threat and potential fire intensity within the Wildland Urban Interface, especially surrounding private residences and structures. Treatments are proposed on about 2,700 acres and consist of commercial and non-commercial thinning, and, piling and burning of activity generated fuels. The project area is located east of Horse Creek, in Siskiyou County, California. Legal location: Township 46 North Range 9 West Sections 9, 10, 15-22, 27-33; and Township 46 North Range 10 West Sections 13, 21-28, and 32-36; Mount Diablo Meridian.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-03372
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-18
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Sanders Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2014-03270
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-14
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Sanders Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Thompson Falls, Montana. 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 newly submitted project proposals.
North Central Idaho Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2014-03269
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-14
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The North Central Idaho Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Grangeville, Idaho. 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 project proposals and select projects for implementation.
Upper Rio Grande Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2014-03265
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-14
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Upper Rio Grande Resource Advisory Committee will meet in South Fork, Colorado. The committee is meeting as 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 recommend project proposals to be funded with the title II of the Act.
Saguache Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2014-03263
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-14
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Saguache Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Saguache, Colorado. 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 recommend project proposals to be funded with the title II of the Act.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-03157
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-13
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Irish Potatoes Grown in Washington and Imported Potatoes; Modification of the Handling Regulations, Reporting Requirements, and Import Regulations for Red Types of Potatoes
Document Number: 2014-03043
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-02-12
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This rule exempts red types of potatoes from minimum quality, maturity, pack, marking, and inspection requirements of the Washington potato marketing order for the remainder of the 2013-2014 fiscal period and subsequent fiscal periods. The marketing order regulates the handling of Irish potatoes grown in Washington and is administered locally by the State of Washington Potato Committee (Committee). During the exemption period, reports will be required from handlers of red types of potatoes to obtain information necessary to administer the marketing order. As required under section 8e of the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937, this action also exempts imported red- skinned, round type potatoes from minimum grade, size, quality, and maturity requirements. This rule is expected to reduce overall industry expenses and increase net returns to producers and handlers while giving the industry the opportunity to explore alternative marketing strategies.