Department of Agriculture July 9, 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP): Implementation of the Agricultural Act of 2014
Document Number: 2014-16055
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-07-09
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service
This final rule amends the regulations for the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) to phase out the eligibility of women, infants, and children, in accordance with the amendments made by the Agricultural Act of 2014 (the 2014 Farm Bill). Under amendments made to the Agriculture and Consumer Protection Act of 1973 by Section 4102 of the 2014 Farm Bill, women, infants, and children who apply to participate in CSFP on February 7, 2014, or later cannot be certified to participate in the program. Under these amendments the population served by CSFP will only be low-income elderly persons at least 60 years of age. However, Section 4102 also included amendments for a phase-out provision, which requires State and local agencies to continue providing assistance to all women, infants, and children who were certified and receiving CSFP benefits as of February 6, 2014. Those individuals can continue to receive assistance until they are no longer eligible under the program rules in effect on February 6, 2014.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-16053
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-09
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-16050
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-09
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Office of the Chief Information Officer; Notice of Request for a Revision to and Extension of an Information Collection; Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery
Document Number: 2014-16044
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-09
Agency: Department of Agriculture
The Office of the Chief Information Officer, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public to comment on the ``Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery'' for approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et. seq.). This collection was developed as part of a Federal Government- wide effort to streamline the process for seeking feedback from the public on service delivery. This notice announces our intent to submit this collection to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for approval and solicit comments on specific aspects for the proposed information collection.
National Poultry Improvement Plan and Auxiliary Provisions
Document Number: 2014-16037
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-07-09
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are amending the National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP, the Plan) and its auxiliary provisions by removing the descriptions of specific tests and sanitation procedures from the regulations. Instead, we will require tests to be performed and sanitation to be maintained in a manner approved by the Administrator. Approved procedures will be listed in an NPIP Program Standards document, which we are making available on the NPIP Web site. In addition, we are establishing new compartment classifications for defined subpopulations of primary breeding turkeys, primary egg-type chickens, and primary meat-type chickens. We are also providing new or modified sampling and testing procedures for Plan participants and participating flocks. The changes in this final rule were voted on and approved by the voting delegates at the Plan's 2010 and 2012 National Plan Conferences. These changes will streamline the provisions of the Plan, keep those provisions current with changes in the poultry industry, and provide for the use of new sampling and testing procedures.
Revision of the Land Management Plan for the Chugach National Forest
Document Number: 2014-15768
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-09
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Chugach National Forest, located in Southcentral Alaska, is initiating the development of a land management plan revision (forest plan). An Assessment will be posted to our Web site around September 1, 2014. We are inviting the public to help us further develop the ``need for change'' and a proposed action for the land management plan revision.