Department of Agriculture February 9, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Conditions for Payment of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Indemnity Claims
Document Number: 2016-02530
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-02-09
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are amending the regulations pertaining to certain diseases of livestock and poultry to specify conditions for payment of indemnity claims for highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI). Specifically, we are providing a formula that will allow us to split such payments between poultry and egg owners and parties with which the owners enter into contracts to raise or care for the eggs or poultry based on the proportion of the production cycle completed. This action is necessary to ensure that all contractors are compensated appropriately. We are also providing for the payment of indemnity for eggs required to be destroyed due to HPAI, thus clarifying an existing policy. Finally, we are requiring owners and contractors, unless specifically exempted, to provide a statement that at the time of detection of HPAI in their facilities, they had in place and were following a biosecurity plan aimed at keeping HPAI from spreading to commercial premises.
Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza; Availability of Final Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact
Document Number: 2016-02526
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-09
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are advising the public that the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has prepared a final environmental assessment and finding of no significant impact relative to a national approach for the control of highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreaks within the United States. Based on the environmental assessment and our review of all public comments received, we have concluded that such an approach will not have a significant impact on the quality of the human environment.
Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-02523
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-09
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 approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) will be requested.