Department of Agriculture August 23, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Amendment to the Beef Promotion and Research Rules and Regulations
Document Number: 2016-20098
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-08-23
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This proposed rule would amend the Beef Promotion and Research Order (Order) established under the Beef Promotion and Research Act of 1985 (Act) to add six Harmonized Tariff System (HTS) codes for imported veal and veal products and update assessment levels for imported veal and veal products based on revised determinations of live animal equivalencies.
Apricots Grown in Designated Counties in Washington; Increased Assessment Rate
Document Number: 2016-20096
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-08-23
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This proposed rule would implement a recommendation from the Washington Apricot Marketing Committee (Committee) to increase the assessment rate established for the 2016-17 and subsequent fiscal periods from $0.75 to $1.40 per ton of Washington apricots handled under the marketing order. The Committee, which is composed of growers and handlers, locally administers the order which regulates the handling of apricots grown in designated counties in Washington. Assessments upon apricot handlers are used by the Committee to fund reasonable and necessary expenses of the program. The fiscal period begins April 1 and ends March 31. The assessment rate would remain in effect indefinitely unless modified, suspended, or terminated.
Chippewa National Forest Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2016-20078
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-23
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Chippewa National Forest (NF) Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Walker Minnesota. 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/chippewa.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-20012
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-23
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Housing Service
Civil Monetary Penalties
Document Number: 2016-19954
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-08-23
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Housing Service
The Rural Housing Service (RHS or Agency) is implementing its civil monetary penalty provision. Currently, the Agency is limited to severe actions, such as acceleration and foreclosure, as a remedy for non-monetary compliance violations, actions that may not be in the best interest of the government. New Civil Monetary Penalties regulations will enable the Agency to target the non-monetary default issues and elicit compliance by the borrower without such a drastic step as foreclosure. By implementing procedures for Civil Monetary Penalties, the Agency will be provided an important tool to enforce compliance with the regulations.
Rogue and Umpqua Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2016-19355
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-23
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Rogue and Umpqua Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Roseburg, 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. Additional RAC information, including the meeting agenda and the meeting summary/ minutes can be found at the following Web site: http://tinyurl.com/ qjkrxps.