Department of Agriculture July 20, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

National Environmental Policy Act Implementing Procedures
Document Number: 2016-17138
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-07-20
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are proposing to amend the regulations that set out our National Environmental Policy Act implementing procedures. The amendments include clarifying and amending the categories of action for which we would normally complete an environmental impact statement or an environmental assessment for an action, expanding the list of actions subject to categorical exclusion from further environmental documentation, and setting out an environmental documentation process that could be used in emergencies. The proposed changes are intended to update the regulations and improve their clarity and effectiveness.
Delta-Bienville Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2016-17115
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-20
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Delta-Bienville Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Forest, Mississippi. 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: https:// fsplaces.fs.fed.us/fsfiles/unit/wo/secure_rural_schools.nsf/R AC/ ADA00765529071A58825754A0055730D?OpenDocument.
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive License
Document Number: 2016-17084
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-20
Agency: Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, intends to grant to Oregon State University of Corvallis, Oregon, an exclusive license to the variety of red raspberry described in U.S. Plant Patent Application Serial No. 14/999,027, ``RED RASPBERRY PLANT NAMED `KOKANEE','' filed on March 22, 2016.
Viruses, Serums, Toxins, and Analogous Products; Single Label Claim for Veterinary Biological Products
Document Number: 2016-17073
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-07-20
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
In a final rule published in the Federal Register on July 10, 2015, and effective on September 8, 2015, we amended the Virus-Serum- Toxin Act regulations to provide for the use of a simpler labeling format that would better communicate product performance to the user. Among other things, we provided the address of a Web site for accessing transmittal forms to be used with each submission of sketches and labels. However, the Web site address provided is incorrect. Therefore, we are amending the regulations to provide the correct address.
Softwood Lumber Research, Promotion, Consumer Education and Industry Information Order; Withdrawal for a Continuance Referendum
Document Number: 2016-17038
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-07-20
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
On February 23, 2016, a document directing that a referendum be conducted in August 2016 among eligible domestic manufacturers and importers of softwood lumber to determine whether they favor continuance of the Softwood Lumber Research, Promotion, Consumer Education and Industry Information Order (Order) was published in the Federal Register (81 FR 8822). The document is hereby withdrawn. The referendum has been postponed until a future date to be determined by the Secretary.