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

Notice of Request for Extension and Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection for the Dairy Product Mandatory Reporting Program
Document Number: 2014-24012
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-08
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 an extension and revision of a currently approved information collection under the Dairy Product Mandatory Reporting Program. The information collected supports the marketing of dairy products and is used to verify compliance with Federal milk marketing regulations.
Meeting Notice of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics Advisory Board
Document Number: 2014-23814
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-06
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Office of the Secretary
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App 2, Section 1408 of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C. 3123), and the Agricultural Act of 2014, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announces an open meeting of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics (NAREEE) Advisory Board.
National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council
Document Number: 2014-23745
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-06
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council (Council) will meet on November 5 and 7, 2014. The Council is authorized under Section 9 of the Cooperative Forestry Assistance Act, as amended by Title XII, Section 1219 of Public Law 101-624 (the Act) (16 U.S.C. 2105g) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C. App. II). The purpose of the Committee is to: (a) Develop a national urban and community forestry action plan in accordance with Section 9(g)(3)(A-F) of the Act; (b) evaluate the implementation of that plan; and (c) develop criteria for, and submit reccomendations with respect to the urban and community forestry challenge cost-share program as required by Section 9(f)(1-2) of the Act. The meeting is open to the public. Additional information concerning the Council, can be found by visiting the Council's Web site at: http://www.fs.fed.us/ucf/ nucfac.shtml.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection, Comment Request: Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children Infant and Toddler Feeding Practices Study
Document Number: 2014-23740
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-06
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice invites the public and other public agencies to comment on this proposed information collection. This collection is a revision of the currently approved WIC Infant and Toddler Feeding Practices 2 Study (ITFPS-2). The revision is to amend the 24-month data collection instrument and extend the data collection on the cohort of infants by one year, to their 3rd birthday. The data will be used to estimate the type and prevalence of various feeding practices in the WIC population and assess whether the new WIC food packages (instituted in 2009) have influenced feeding practices. This study will also examine the circumstances and influences that shape mothers' feeding decisions for their children, and will describe the impact of these decisions throughout early child development.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-23710
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-06
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-23709
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-06
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Irish Potatoes Grown in Colorado and Imported Irish Potatoes; Relaxation of the Handling Regulation for Area No. 2 and Import Regulations
Document Number: 2014-23524
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-10-06
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This proposed rule invites comments on a revision to the minimum quantity exception for potatoes handled under the Colorado potato marketing order, Area No. 2 (order). The order regulates the handling of Irish potatoes grown in Colorado and is administered locally by the Colorado Potato Administrative Committee, Area No. 2 (Committee). This action would increase the quantity of potatoes that may be handled under the order without regard to the order's handling regulation requirements from 1,000 to 2,000 pounds. The change in the import regulation is required under section 8e of the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937. This action would allow the importation which, in the aggregate, does not exceed 2,000 pounds for all other round type potatoes, except red skinned, round type or long type potatoes that continue to remain at a 500 pound limit, to be imported without regard to the import regulations. This action is expected to benefit producers, handlers, and importers.
Kootenai National Forest; Lincoln County; Montana; Lower Yaak, O'Brien, Sheep Project EIS
Document Number: 2014-22817
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-06
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Forest Service will prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to disclose the environmental effects of commercial and non-commercial vegetation management activities, prescribed burning, watershed and recreation improvement activities, and granting road access to private timber lands. Access management changes and other design features are included to protect resources and facilitate management activities. The project is located in the Lower Yaak, O'Brien, and Sheep planning subunits on the Three Rivers Ranger District, Kootenai National Forest, Lincoln County, Montana, near Troy, Montana.
2014 Farm Bill Implementation Listening Session-Rural Community College Coordinated Strategy
Document Number: 2014-23577
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-03
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Business-Cooperative Service, Rural Housing Service, Rural Utilities Service
On September 25, 2014, Rural Development published a notice concerning the 2014 Farm Bill Implementation Listening SessionRural Community College Coordinated Strategy. The phone number for the conference was incorrectly stated in one location.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-23525
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-03
Agency: Department of Agriculture