Department of Agriculture April 7, 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Christmas Tree Promotion, Research, and Information Order; Request for Reinstatement of a Previously Approved Information Collection for Which Approval has Expired
Document Number: 2014-07706
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-07
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), this document announces the Agricultural Marketing Service's (AMS) intention to request reinstatement of a previously approved information collection from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), for which approval has expired for the Christmas Tree Promotion, Research, and Information Program (Order). In addition, to the Order, we are including the burden and ballot form from a previously approved information collection that expired, titled Referendum for Christmas Tree Promotion, Research and Information Program.
Plant Variety Protection Board; Open Teleconference Meeting
Document Number: 2014-07703
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-07
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This notice is intended to notify the public of their opportunity to attend an open meeting of the Plant Variety Protection Board.
Domestic Dates Produced or Packed in Riverside County, California; Revision of Assessment Requirements
Document Number: 2014-07701
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-04-07
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This proposed rule invites comments on proposed rules and regulations necessary for the California Date Administrative Committee (committee) to exercise its authority to impose interest and late payment charges on overdue handler assessments. The California date marketing order (order) regulates the handling of dates produced or packed in Riverside County, California, and is administered locally by the committee. Assessments upon date handlers are used to fund the reasonable and necessary expenses of the committee. These changes are expected to assist in the financial administration of the order by encouraging handlers to pay their assessments in a timely manner.
Christmas Tree Promotion, Research, and Information Order; Lifting of the Stay of Regulation
Document Number: 2014-07684
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-04-07
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
On November 8, 2011, a final rule was published in the Federal Register (76 FR 69094) establishing an industry-funded promotion, research, and information program for fresh cut Christmas trees. The effective date of the final rule was November 9, 2011. On November 17, 2011, the Christmas Tree Promotion Research and Information Order (Order) date was stayed to provide all interested persons, including the Christmas tree industry and the general public, an opportunity to become more familiar with the program. The stay is being lifted in accordance with the provisions of the Agricultural Act of 2014.
Section 538 Guaranteed Rural Rental Housing Program 2014 Industry Forums-Open Teleconference and/or Web Conference Meetings
Document Number: 2014-07654
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-07
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Housing Service
This notice announces a series of teleconference and/or web conference meetings regarding the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Section 538 Guaranteed Rural Rental Housing Program, which are scheduled to occur during the months of March, July, and November of 2014. This notice also outlines suggested discussion topics for the meetings and is intended to notify the general public of their opportunity to participate in the teleconference and/or web conference meetings.
Notice of Request for Extension or Renewal of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2014-07626
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-07
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Office of the Secretary
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), this notice announces the intention of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights to request a renewal to a currently approved information collection for race, ethnicity, and gender along with comments.
Notice of Request for Renewal and Revision of the Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2014-07616
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-07
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces a public comment period on the information collection requests (ICRs) associated with the Standard Reinsurance Agreement and Appendices I, II and IV administered by Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC). Appendix III is excluded because it contains the Data Acceptance System requirements.
Notice of Request for Renewal and Revision of the Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2014-07615
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-07
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35) this notice announces the Risk Management Agency's intention to request an extension to a currently approved information collection for the submission of policies, provisions of policies and rates of premium under section 508(h) of the Federal Crop Insurance Act. This notice announces a public comment period on the information collection requests (ICRs) associated with the submission of policies, provisions of policies and rates of premium under section 508(h) of the Federal Crop Insurance Act.