Department of Agriculture February 19, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request-Generic Clearance To Conduct Formative Research
Document Number: 2016-03385
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-19
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 interested parties to comment on a proposed information collection. This collection is a revision of a currently approved collection. This information collection will conduct research in support of FNS' goal of delivering science-based nutrition education to targeted audiences. From development through testing of materials and tools with the target audience, FNS plans to conduct data collections that involve formative research including focus groups, interviews (dyad, triad, telephone, etc.), surveys and Web-based collection tools.
Single Family Housing Direct Loan Program
Document Number: 2016-03289
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-02-19
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Housing Service
On April 29, 2015, the Rural Housing Service (RHS) published a final rule to create a certified loan application packaging process for the direct single family housing loan program. On June 5, 2015, the final rule's effective date was deferred to October 1, 2015. On September 11, 2015, the final rule's effective date was further delayed until October 1, 2016. Given that Section 726 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016, requires RHS to establish a packaging program based on the pilot program, the final rule's effective date will be moved up to May 19, 2016.