Department of Agriculture July 11, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Importation of Lemons From Northwest Argentina
Document Number: 2016-16363
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-07-11
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are extending the comment period for a proposed rule to allow the importation of lemons from northwest Argentina into the continental United States. This action will allow interested persons additional time to prepare and submit comments.
Raisins Produced From Grapes Grown in California; Order Amending Marketing Order 989
Document Number: 2016-16335
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-07-11
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This final rule amends Marketing Order No. 989 (order), which regulates the handling of raisins produced from grapes grown in California. The amendments approved by producers in the referendum were proposed by the Raisin Administrative Committee (Committee) which is comprised of producers and handlers of raisins and responsible for the local administration of the order. The changes will allow the Committee to borrow from a commercial lending institution and authorize the establishment of a monetary reserve equal to up to one year's budgeted expenses. Allowing the Committee to utilize these customary business practices will help improve administration of the order.
Grapes Grown in a Designated Area of Southeastern California; Order Amending Marketing Order 925
Document Number: 2016-16330
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-07-11
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This final rule amends Marketing Agreement and Order No. 925 (order), which regulates the handling of table grapes grown in a designated area of southeastern California. The amendments approved by producers in the referendum were proposed by the California Desert Grape Administrative Committee (Committee), which is responsible for the local administration of the order. The new amendments to the order will increase term lengths for Committee members and alternates from one to four fiscal periods and allow new members and alternates to agree to accept their nominations prior to selection by the Secretary. These amendments are intended to increase the Committee's effectiveness and bolster industry participation in Committee activities. The amendment proposed by the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) that would add authority for periodic continuance referenda was not approved in the referendum.
Council for Native American Farming and Ranching
Document Number: 2016-16320
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-11
Agency: Department of Agriculture
This notice announces a forthcoming meeting of the Council for Native American Farming and Ranching, a public advisory committee of the Office of Tribal Relations. Notice of the meetings are provided in accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2). This will be the third meeting held during fiscal year 2016 and will consist of, but not be limited to: Hearing public comments, update of USDA programs and activities, and discussion of committee priorities. This meeting will be open to the public.
Wrangell-Petersburg Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2016-16292
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-11
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Wrangell-Petersburg Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet by videoconference in Wrangell, Alaska and Petersburg, Alaska. The Committee is authorized under the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act (the Act) (Pub. L. 110-343) and operates in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C. App. 2). 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 the title II of the Act. The meetings are open to the public. Additional information concerning the Committee can be found by visiting the Committee's Web site at: http://cloudapps-usda-gov.force.com/FSSRS/ RAC_Page?id=001t0000002JcwHAAS.