Department of Agriculture December 12, 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Confidentiality Pledge Revision Notice
Document Number: 2016-29750
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-12
Agency: Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service
Under 44 U.S.C. 3506(e), and 44 U.S.C. 3501, the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is announcing a revision to the confidentiality pledge it provides to its respondents under CIPSEA and Title 7, Chapter 55, Section 2276. The revision is required by the passage and implementation of provisions of the Federal Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2015 (H.R. 2029, Division N, Title II, Subtitle B, Sec. 223), which permit and require the Secretary of Homeland Security to provide Federal civilian agencies' information technology systems with cybersecurity protection for their Internet traffic. More details on this announcement are presented in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-29714
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-12
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Opportunity for Designation in Decatur, IN; Request for Comments on the Official Agency Servicing These Areas.
Document Number: 2016-29706
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-12
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration
The designation of the official agency listed below will end on December 31, 2016. We are asking persons or governmental agencies interested in providing official services in the areas presently served by this agency to submit an application for designation. In addition, we are asking for comments on the quality of services provided by the following designated agency: Northeast Indiana Grain Inspection, Inc. (Northeast Indiana).
Designation for the Amarillo, TX; Cairo, IL; State of Louisiana; State of North Carolina and Belmond, IA; Minnesota; New Jersey and New York Areas
Document Number: 2016-29705
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-12
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration
GIPSA is announcing the designations of Amarillo Grain Exchange, Inc. (Amarillo); Cairo Grain Inspection Agency, Inc. (Cairo); Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (Louisiana); North Carolina Department of Agriculture (North Carolina) and D.R. Schaal Agency, Inc. (Schaal) to provide official services under the United States Grain Standards Act (USGSA), as amended.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-29694
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-12
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Siuslaw Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2016-29687
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-12
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Siuslaw Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Corvallis, 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/main/siuslaw/ workingtogether/advisorycommittees.
Black Hills National Forest Advisory Board
Document Number: 2016-29673
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-12
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Black Hills National Forest Advisory Board (Board) will meet in Rapid City, South Dakota. 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.
North Mt. Baker Snoqualmie Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2016-29660
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-12
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The North Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Sedro-Woolley, WA. 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://cloudapps-usda- gov.force.com/FSSRS/RAC_Page?id=001t0000002JcwIAAS.
Solicitation of Input From Stakeholders Regarding the Food Safety Outreach Program
Document Number: 2016-29655
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-12
Agency: Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture
As part of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture's (NIFA) strategy to successfully expand the Food Safety Outreach Program, NIFA will host a virtual listening session. The focus of the listening session is to gather stakeholder input to develop the priorities for the Request for Applications (RFA) in Fiscal Year (FY) 2018. NIFA is particularly interested in reaching the intended audience, achieving the most impact, and identifying suggested priorities in the third year of the Food Safety Outreach Program.