Department of Agriculture July 15, 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Availability of Draft Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for the Conservation Reserve Program
Document Number: 2014-16711
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-15
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation, Farm Service Agency
This notice announces that the Farm Service Agency (FSA), on behalf of the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC), completed a Draft Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (Draft SPEIS) to examine the potential environmental consequences associated with implementing changes to the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) specified in the Agricultural Act of 2014 (the 2014 Farm Bill), and assist in developing new regulations. FSA is requesting comments on the Draft SPEIS.
Solicitation of Input From Stakeholders Regarding Centers of Excellence, Implementation
Document Number: 2014-16614
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-15
Agency: Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture
As part of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture's (NIFA) strategy to successfully implement Section 7214 of Public Law 113-79, the Agricultural Act of 2014, NIFA is soliciting stakeholder input on how it will provide priority to Centers of Excellence in the receipt of funding from its competitive research or extension programs. NIFA will be holding web-based listening sessions in order to solicit stakeholder input on this new challenge area. The focus of the web-based listening sessions will be to gather stakeholder input that will be used in developing a process for consistently providing priority consideration to these Centers of Excellence. NIFA is particularly interested in input on how best to define the scope of a Center of Excellence, whether there are models being used by other federal agencies that might be useful to examine, and at what point in the review/selection process ``priority'' should be given to applications submitted by Centers of Excellence. All comments must be received by close of business on July 31, 2014, to be considered in the initial drafting of the FY 2015 process for priority consideration of the Centers of Excellence.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request-Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Employment and Training Study
Document Number: 2014-16586
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-15
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice invites the general public and other public agencies to comment on the proposed information collection. This is a new collection for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Employment and Training (E&T) Study.
Food Distribution Program: Value of Donated Foods From July 1, 2014 Through June 30, 2015
Document Number: 2014-16550
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-15
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service
This notice announces the national average value of donated foods or, where applicable, cash in lieu of donated foods, to be provided in school year 2015 (July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015) for each lunch served by schools participating in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), and for each lunch and supper served by institutions participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).
Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest; Idaho; Forest Plan Revision for the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests
Document Number: 2014-16534
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-15
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
As directed by the National Forest Management Act, the USDA Forest Service is preparing the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests' revised land management plan (forest plan), which requires preparation of an environmental impact statement (EIS). This notice briefly describes the nature of the decision to be made, the proposed action, and information concerning public participation. It also provides estimated dates for filing the EIS, the name and address of the responsible agency official, and the individuals who can provide additional information. Finally, this notice identifies the applicable planning rule that will be used for completing this plan revision. The revised forest plan will supersede the existing forest plans that were approved by the Regional Forester in 1987. The existing forest plans will remain in effect until the revised forest plan takes effect. As a result of this notice we are asking for comments on the proposed action and the list of potential species of conservation concern. The full text of the proposed action, large-scale color maps, information on public meetings, and the list of potential species of conservation concern can be found at http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/ nezperceclearwater/landmanagement/planning/?cid=stelprdb54473 38. Information gathered during this scoping period, as well as other information, will be used to prepare the draft plan and the draft EIS.
Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Importation of Tomatoes From Spain, Chile, France, Morocco, and Western Sahara
Document Number: 2014-16531
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-15
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 regulations for the importation of tomatoes from Spain, Chile, France, Morocco, and Western Sahara.
Proposed Posting, Posting, and Deposting of Stockyards
Document Number: 2014-16448
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-15
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration
The Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) is taking several actions to post and depost stockyards under the Packers and Stockyards Act (P&S Act). Specifically, we are proposing that eight stockyards now operating subject to the P&S Act be posted. We are also posting 10 stockyards that were identified previously as operating subject to the P&S Act and deposting one stockyard that no longer meets the definition of a stockyard. Additionally, we are notifying the public of six stockyards previously proposed to be posted will not be posted because they no longer meet the definition of a stockyard.
Amendment to Certification of Idaho's Central Filing System
Document Number: 2014-16446
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-15
Agency: Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration, Department of Agriculture, Deparment of Agriculture
In response to a request from the Secretary of State for the State of Idaho, the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) has approved amendments to the State of Idaho's (Idaho) certified central filing system to permit Idaho to convert debtor social security and taxpayer identification numbers into approved unique identifiers. The proposed specific procedure whereby Idaho will automatically convert social security numbers and taxpayer identification numbers into ten-number unique identifiers has been reviewed and determined to permit the numerical searching of master lists while providing protection against identity theft.
Proposed Posting of a Stockyard
Document Number: 2014-16444
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-15
Agency: Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration, Department of Agriculture
The Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) is proposing that one stockyard now operating subject to the Packers and Stockyards (P&S) Act be posted.