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

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Announcement of Grant Application Deadlines and Funding Levels
Document Number: 2016-05170
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-09
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Utilities Service
The Rural Utilities Service (RUS) announces its Household Water Well System (HWWS) Grant Program application window for fiscal year (FY) 2016. RUS will make grants to qualified private non-profit organizations to establish lending programs for homeowners to borrow up to $11,000 to construct or repair household water wells for an existing home. The HWWS Grant Program is authorized under 7 U.S.C. 1926e. Regulations may be found at 7 CFR part 1776. This year RUS will assign administrative discretion points to applications that: 1. Direct loans to rural areas where according to the American Community Survey data by census tracts show that at least 20 percent of the population is living in poverty. This emphasis will support Rural Development's (RD's) goal of providing 20 percent of its funding by 2016 to these areas of need. 2. Direct loans to areas which lack running water, flush toilets, and modern sewage disposal systems, and areas which have open sewers and high rates of disease caused by poor sanitation, in particular, colonias or Substantially Underserved Trust Areas.
Ashley Resource Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2016-04968
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-09
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Ashley Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Vernal, Utah. 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=001t0000002JcvKAAS.
Final Directives on American Indian and Alaska Native Relations Forest Service Manual 1500, Chapter 1560, and Forest Service Handbook 1509.13, Chapter 10
Document Number: 2016-04804
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-09
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Forest Service has revised its internal Agency directives for American Indian and Alaska Native Relations to update existing direction for the Agency to work effectively with Indian tribes. The directives were last revised in 2004, with an Interim Directive issued in 2012. The final issuance of these directives, effective upon publication, will provide consistent overall internal Forest Service policy to: Explain the methods used to engage with tribes on a government-to-government basis, describe the authorities for working with tribes, delineate meaningful consultation procedures, and outline dispute resolution options. The tribal and public comment period closed concurrently on September 22, 2015. The Agency considered all comments in developing these final directives.
Wallowa-Whitman National Forest; Oregon; Notice of Intent to Cancel Preparation of a Supplement to the 2012 Final Environmental Impact Statement for Snow Basin Vegetation Management Project
Document Number: 2016-05090
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-08
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
On August 6, 2014, the USDA Forest Service published a Notice of Intent in the Federal Register (Vol. 79, No. 151, page 45761) to prepare a Supplement to the Snow Basin Vegetation Management Project Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to address the environmental impact of the project on elk and elk habitat. The USDA Forest Service no longer intends to prepare the Supplement and the project has been cancelled.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-05065
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-08
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service
Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2016-05058
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-08
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Housing Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501, as amended), this notice announces the Rural Housing Service's intention to request an extension for a currently approved information collection in support of the Single Family Housing Direct Loans and Grants programs. The collection involves the use of Form RD 410-8 ``Applicant Reference Letter.'' The form will be used to obtain information about an applicant's credit history that might not appear on a credit report and to provide clarification on the promptness of applicant's payments on debts which enables Rural Housing Service to make better creditworthiness decisions.
Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2016-05057
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-08
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Business-Cooperative Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Rural Business-Cooperative Service's intention to request an extension for a currently approved information collection in support of the program for 7 CFR part 4284, subpart F. More specifically, 310B (e) of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act (7 U.S.C. 1932).
Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2016-05056
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-08
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Business-Cooperative Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Rural Business-Cooperative Service's (RBS) intention to request an extension for a currently approved information collection in support of the program for Business and Industry Guaranteed Loans.
Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2016-05055
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-08
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Housing Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this Notice announces the Rural Housing Service's (RHS) intention to request an extension for a currently approved information collection in support of the program for the Housing Preservation Grant program.
Umatilla National Forest, North Fork John Day Ranger District; Oregon; Ten Cent Community Wildfire Protection Project
Document Number: 2016-04303
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-08
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The USDA, Forest Service will prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to analyze impacts for fuels treatment in the Granite Creek Watershed of the North Fork John Day Ranger District of the Umatilla National Forest and the Whitman Ranger District of the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest. Scoping for the EIS was open for 30 days in July 2015 and numerous comments were received from the public. These comments were used to form the issues for the EIS.
Environmental Impact Statement; Introduction of the Products of Biotechnology
Document Number: 2016-04992
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-07
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are extending the comment period for our notice of intent to prepare a programmatic environmental impact statement in connection with potential changes to the regulations regarding the importation, interstate movement, and environmental release of certain genetically engineered organisms. This action will allow interested persons additional time to prepare and submit comments.
Dixie Resource Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2016-04969
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-07
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Dixie Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Cedar City, Utah. 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=001t0000002Jcv8AAC.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-04892
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-07
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
Raisins Produced From Grapes Grown in California; Proposed Amendments to Marketing Order 989 and Referendum Order
Document Number: 2016-04623
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-03-07
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This rule proposes two amendments to Marketing Order No. 989 (order), which regulates the handling of raisins produced from grapes grown in California and provides producers with the opportunity to vote in a referendum to determine if they favor the changes. These amendments were proposed by the Raisin Administrative Committee (Committee), which is responsible for the local administration of the order and is comprised of producers and handlers of raisins operating within the production area. These proposed amendments are intended to improve administration of the order and reflect current industry practices.
Notice of Proposed Changes to the National Handbook of Conservation Practices for the Natural Resources Conservation Service
Document Number: 2016-04824
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-04
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Notice is hereby given of the intention of NRCS to issue a series of revised conservation practice standards in the National Handbook of Conservation Practices. These standards include: Clearing and Snagging (Code 326), Diversion (Code 362), Fish Raceway or Tank (Code 398), Pond Sealing or LiningCompacted Soil Treatment (Code 521B), Pond Sealing or LiningConcrete (Code 521C), Sediment Basin (Code 350), Silvopasture (Code 381), Tree/Shrub Establishment (Code 612), Vegetated Subsurface Drain Outlet (Code 604), and Waste Storage Facility (Code 313). NRCS State Conservationists who choose to adopt these practices for use within their States will incorporate them into section IV of their respective electronic Field Office Technical Guide. These practices may be used in conservation systems that treat highly erodible land (HEL) or on land determined to be a wetland. Section 343 of the Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act of 1996 requires NRCS to make available for public review and comment all proposed revisions to conservation practice standards used to carry out HEL and wetland provisions of the law.
Black Hills National Forest Advisory Board
Document Number: 2016-04789
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-04
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Black Hills National Forest Advisory Board (Board) will meet in Rapid City, South Dakota. The Board is established consistent with the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C. App. II), the Forest and Rangeland Renewable Resources Planning Act of 1974 (16 U.S.C. 1600 et seq.), the National Forest Management Act of 1976 (16 U.S.C. 1612), and the Federal Public Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (Pub. L. 108-447). Additional information concerning the Board, including the meeting summary/minutes, can be found by visiting the Board's Web site at: http://www.fs.usda.gov/main/blackhills/ workingtogether/advisorycommittees.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-04788
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-04
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Utilities Service
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-04787
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-04
Agency: Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service
Olympic Peninsula Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2016-04778
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-04
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Olympic Peninsula Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Sequim, Washington. 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:// www.fs.usda.gov/main/olympic/workingtogether/advisorycommitte es.
Deschutes Provincial Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2016-03567
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-03
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Deschutes Provincial Advisory Committee (PAC) will meet in Bend, Oregon. The committee is authorized pursuant to the implementation of E-19 of the Record of Decision and operates in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The purpose of the committee is to provide advice and make recommendations to promote a better integration of forest management activities between Federal and non-Federal entities to ensure that such activities are complementary. PAC information can be found at the following Web site: http:// www.fs.usda.gov/detail/deschutes/workingtogether/advisorycomm ittees.
Mandatory Country of Origin Labeling of Covered Commodities: Notice of Request for Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2016-04611
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-02
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 approval, from the Office of Management and Budget, for an extension and revision to the currently approved information collection of the Mandatory Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) of Covered Commodities.
Removal of Mandatory Country of Origin Labeling Requirements for Beef and Pork Muscle Cuts, Ground Beef, and Ground Pork
Document Number: 2016-04609
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-02
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This final rule amends the Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) regulations to remove muscle cut beef and pork, and ground beef and pork from mandatory COOL requirements. The COOL regulations are issued pursuant to the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (Act). The Agency is issuing this rule to conform with amendments to the Act contained in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016.
Deschutes and Ochoco Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2016-04548
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-02
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Deschutes and Ochoco Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Bend, Oregon. 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:// www.fs.usda.gov/detail/deschutes/workingtogether/advisorycomm ittees.
Codex Alimentarius Commission: Meeting of the Codex Committee on General Principles
Document Number: 2016-04481
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-02
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
The Office of the Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is sponsoring a public meeting on April 4, 2016. The objective of the public meeting is to provide information and receive public comments on agenda items and draft United States (U.S.) positions to be discussed at the 30th Session of the Codex Committee on General Principles (CCGP) of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (Codex), taking place in Paris, France, April 11-15, 2016. The Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety recognizes the importance of providing interested parties the opportunity to obtain background information on the 30th Session of the CCGP and to address items on the agenda.
Environmental Policies and Procedures
Document Number: 2016-03433
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-02
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency, Rural Business-Cooperative Service, Rural Housing Service, Rural Utilities Service, Office of the Secretary
Rural Development, a mission area within the U.S. Department of Agriculture comprised of the Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBS), Rural Housing Service (RHS), and Rural Utilities Service (RUS), hereafter referred to as the Agency, has unified and updated the environmental policies and procedures covering all Agency programs by consolidating two existing Agency regulations that implement the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and other applicable environmental requirements. These final rules supplement the regulations of the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), the regulations of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation(ACHP), associated environmental statutes, Executive Orders and Departmental Regulations. The majority of the changes to the existing rules relate to the categorical exclusion provisions in the Agency's procedures for implementing NEPA. These changes consolidate the provisions of the Agency's two current NEPA rules, and better conform the Agency's regulations, particularly for those actions listed as categorical exclusions, to the Agency's current activities and recent experiences and to CEQ's Memorandum for Heads of Federal Departments and Agencies entitled ``Establishing, Applying, and Revising Categorical Exclusions under the National Environmental Policy Act'' issued on November 23, 2010.
United States Standards for Grades of Carcass Beef
Document Number: 2016-04493
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-01
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This document makes amendments to the United States Standards for Grades of Carcass Beef in order to make administrative changes and provide several points of clarification.
Conejos Peak Ranger District, Rio Grande National Forest; Colorado; CP District-wide Salvage Project
Document Number: 2016-04487
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-01
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Conejos Peak Ranger District, Rio Grande National Forest, proposes to salvage timber stands killed or infested by spruce beetles; reduce fuel loading adjacent to private lands; and regenerate forested acres, as needed, to move toward the long-term desired conditions described in the Forest Plan.
Oranges, Grapefruit, Tangerines, and Tangelos Grown in Florida; Order Amending Marketing Order No. 905
Document Number: 2016-04470
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-01
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This final rule amends Marketing Order No. 905 (order), which regulates the handling of oranges, grapefruit, tangerines, and tangelos (citrus) grown in Florida. The amendments were proposed by the Citrus Administrative Committee (Committee), which locally administers the order, and is comprised of growers and handlers. These amendments: Authorize regulation of new varieties and hybrids of citrus fruit; authorize the regulation of intrastate shipments of fruit; revise the process for redistricting the production area; change the term of office and tenure requirements for Committee members; authorize mail balloting procedures for Committee membership nominations; increase the capacity of the financial reserve fund; authorize pack and container requirements for domestic shipments and authorize different regulations for different markets; eliminate the use of separate acceptance statements in the nomination process; and require handlers to register with the Committee. All of the proposals were favored by Florida citrus growers in a mail referendum, held September 14 through October 5, 2015. Of the 200 votes cast, 96 percent or more of the vote by number and 99 percent or more by volume approved all nine amendments. The amendments are intended to improve the operation and functioning of the marketing order program.
Christmas Tree Promotion, Research, and Information Order; Late Payment and Interest Charges on Past Due Assessments
Document Number: 2016-04469
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-03-01
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This proposal invites comments on prescribing late payment and interest charges on past due assessments under the Christmas Tree Promotion, Research, and Information Order (Order). The Order is administered by the Christmas Tree Promotion Board (Board) with oversight by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Under the Order, assessments are collected from domestic producers and importers and used for research and promotion projects designed to maintain and expand the market for fresh cut Christmas trees. This proposal would implement authority contained in the Order that allows the Board to collect late payment and interest charges on past due assessments. If this rule is finalized, it is proposed that late payment and interest charges would begin to accrue on unpaid assessments beginning 30 days after the effective date of the final rule. One additional change would provide authority in the Order for the Board to change the crop year and fiscal period through administrative action. This action would contribute to effective administration of the program.
Reauthorization of the United States Grain Standards Act; Extension of Comment Period; Correction
Document Number: 2016-04458
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-03-01
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration
This document corrects the preamble to a proposed rule; extension of comment period published by the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) in the Federal Register of February 24, 2016, regarding (GIPSA) proposal to revise existing regulations and add new regulations under the United States Grain Standards Act (USGSA), as amended, in order to comply with amendments to the USGSA made by the Agriculture Reauthorization Act of 2015. In the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section the extension period to comment for 30 days is incorrect.
Designation for the Casa Grande, AZ; Jamestown, ND; Lincoln, NE; Memphis, TN; and Sioux City, IA Areas
Document Number: 2016-04457
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-01
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration
GIPSA is announcing the designation of Farwell Commodity Grain Services, Inc. (Farwell Southwest); Grain Inspection, Inc. (Jamestown); Lincoln Inspection Service, Inc. (Lincoln); Midsouth Grain Inspection Service (Midsouth); and Sioux City Grain Inspection and Weighing Service, Inc. (Sioux City) to provide official services under the United States Grain Standards Act (USGSA), as amended.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed collection; Comment Request-Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP)
Document Number: 2016-04443
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-01
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 this proposed information collection. This collection is a revision of a currently approved collection for the Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP).
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request-FNS-380, Worksheet for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Quality Control Reviews
Document Number: 2016-04382
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-01
Agency: Department of Agriculture
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice invites the general public and other public agencies to comment on this proposed information collection. This is a revision of a currently approved collection of FNS-380, Worksheet for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program's Quality Control Reviews.
Telecommunications Program: Notice of Availability of a Programmatic Environmental Assessment
Document Number: 2016-04381
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-01
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Utilities Service
The Rural Utilities Service (RUS, Agency), an agency of the United States Department of Agriculture, seeks public and federal agency comments regarding the preparation of a Programmatic Environmental Assessment (PEA) for the development of a more efficient and effective environmental review process for the RUS Telecommunications Programan environmental review process that is commensurate with the potential environmental impacts of both wired and wireless broadband projects financed by the Agency. RUS is seeking comment from interested stakeholders regarding compliance with relevant laws and regulations, including the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), Endangered Species Act (ESA) and other environmental statutes, regulations, and Executive Orders applicable to the RUS Telecommunications Infrastructure Loan Program, Farm Bill Broadband Loan Program, Community Connect Grant Program, and Distance Learning and Telemedicine Program (collectively, the Telecommunications Program). The proposed review process supports the Agency's mission of facilitating the development of affordable and reliable broadband infrastructure to improve the quality of life and promote economic development in rural America. The Agency programs provide a necessary source of low-cost capital for rural telecommunications companies (broadband, wireless, and fiber-to-the-home providers). RUS actions covered in the PEA include certain Agency preliminary decisions (such as obligation of funds and approval of interim financing requests) to eligible applicants for project proposals within eligible service areas. In accordance with NEPA, NHPA, ESA, and other applicable environmental statutes, regulations, and Executive Orders, RUS must evaluate the environmental impact of project proposals before providing financial assistance to eligible applicants. The PEA provides a broad environmental analysis of the Agency's preliminary decisions and includes a tiered, site-specific analysis at the project level that would be completed before Agency dispersal of funds and/or applicant construction.
General Conference Committee of the National Poultry Improvement Plan; Meeting
Document Number: 2016-04379
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-01
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are giving notice of a meeting of the General Conference Committee of the National Poultry Improvement Plan.
General Conference Committee of the National Poultry Improvement Plan; Solicitation for Membership
Document Number: 2016-04378
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-01
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are giving notice that the Secretary of Agriculture is soliciting nominations for the election of regional membership, a member-at-large, and alternates to the General Conference Committee of the National Poultry Improvement Plan.
Underlying Programs Cross-References to the Strategic Economic and Community Development; Technical Amendments
Document Number: 2016-04309
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-01
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency, Rural Business-Cooperative Service, Rural Housing Service, Rural Utilities Service
Rural Development (RD) is correcting an oversight of omitting cross-reference to the Strategic Economic and Community Development priority in the underlying programs when it published the rule for the priority.
Agency Information Collection Activities: WIC Program Regulations
Document Number: 2016-04262
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-01
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 this proposed information collection. This collection is a revision of a currently approved collection to add the submittal of Authorized Product Lists in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) into the collection.
Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC): Implementation of Electronic Benefit Transfer-Related Provisions
Document Number: 2016-04261
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-03-01
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service
This final rule considers public comments submitted in response to the proposed rule published February 28, 2013 and implements the provisions set forth in the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 related to electronic benefit transfer (EBT) for the WIC Program (also referred to herein as ``the Program''). The HHFKA amended provisions of the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 (CNA) and was enacted on December 13, 2010. EBT provisions of the HHFKA and other EBT implementation requirements included in this final rule are: A definition of EBT; a mandate that all WIC State agencies implement EBT delivery method by October 1, 2020; system management and reporting requirements; revisions to current provisions that prohibit imposition of costs on vendors; a requirement for the Secretary of Agriculture to establish minimum lane equipage standards; a requirement for the Secretary of Agriculture to establish technical standards and operating rules; and a requirement that State agencies use the National Universal Product Code (NUPC) database.