Department of Agriculture March 17, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Meeting of the Agricultural Air Quality Task Force
Document Number: 2016-06078
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-17
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Air Quality Task Force (AAQTF) will meet for discussions on critical air quality issues relating to agriculture. Special emphasis will be placed on obtaining a greater understanding about the relationship between agricultural production and air quality. The meeting is open to the public, and a draft agenda is included in this notice.
Inviting Applications for the Rural Business Development Grant Program To Provide Technical Assistance for Rural Transportation Systems
Document Number: 2016-06036
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-17
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Business-Cooperative Service
This notice is to invite applications for grants to provide technical assistance for rural transportation (RT) systems under the Rural Business Development Grant (RBDG) program for fiscal year (FY) 2016. Funding shall be made available to qualified national organizations to provide technical assistance for RT systems and for RT systems to Federally Recognized Native American Tribes' (FRNAT) (collectively ``Programs'') from funds appropriated for the RBDG program. The Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBS) will administer these awards for FY 2016 under the RBDG program and the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act. This notice is subject to the terms and funds for the Programs made available in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016 (Pub. L. 114-113) (FY 2016 appropriation). All applicants are responsible for any expenses incurred in developing their applications.
Farm Bill: Strategic Economic and Community Development-Reservation of Fiscal Year 2016 Program Funds
Document Number: 2016-06035
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-17
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Business-Cooperative Service, Rural Housing Service, Rural Utilities Service
Section 6025 of the Agricultural Act of 2014 (2014 Farm Bill) provides the Secretary of Agriculture the authority to give priority to projects that support strategic economic development or community development plans. The Agency has the authority to reserve funds for those programs (referred to as the ``underlying programs'') included in 7 CFR part 1980, subpart K, Strategic Economic and Community Development (SECD), for projects that support multi-jurisdictional strategic economic and community development plans. This notice identifies for fiscal year 2016 the underlying programs from which funds will be reserved for Section 6025 SECD requirements. Those programs are listed in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section.
Inviting Applications for the Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant Programs for Fiscal Year 2016
Document Number: 2016-06034
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-17
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Business-Cooperative Service
This notice is to invite applications for loans and grants under the Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant (REDLG) programs for fiscal year (FY) 2016. Funding to support up to $37 million in loans and $11 million in grants is currently available. The commitment of program dollars will be made to applicants of selected responses that have fulfilled the necessary requirements for obligation. All applicants are responsible for any expenses incurred in developing their applications.
Hiawatha East Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2016-06014
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-17
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Hiawatha East Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Kincheloe, Michigan. The committee is authorized under the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act (the Act) and operates in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The purpose of the committee is to improve collaborative relationships and to provide advice and recommendations to the Forest Service concerning projects and funding consistent with Title II of the Act. RAC information can be found at the following Web site: http://cloudapps- usda-gov.force.com/FSSRS/RAC_Page?id=001t0000002JcwPAAS.
Hiawatha East Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2016-06013
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-17
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Hiawatha East Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Kincheloe, Michigan. The committee is authorized under the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act (the Act) and operates in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The purpose of the committee is to improve collaborative relationships and to provide advice and recommendations to the Forest Service concerning projects and funding consistent with Title II of the Act. RAC information can be found at the following Web site: http://cloudapps- usda-gov.force.com/FSSRS/RAC_Page?id=001t0000002JcwPAAS.