Department of Agriculture 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Results 251 - 300 of 1,117
Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2016-22444
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-19
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, this constitutes notice of the upcoming meeting of the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) Grain Inspection Advisory Committee (Advisory Committee). The Advisory Committee meets annually to advise the GIPSA Administrator on the programs and services that GIPSA delivers under the U.S. Grain Standards Act. Recommendations by the Advisory Committee help GIPSA better meet the needs of its customers who operate in a dynamic and changing marketplace.
Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2016-22406
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-19
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), the Office of Advocacy and Outreach (OAO) is announcing a meeting of the Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Advisory Committee (BFRAC). The committee is being convened to consider issues involving barriers for beginning farmers and ranchers, including lending and access to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) programs, resources, and land. The members will deliberate on recommendations to be prepared for USDA Secretarial consideration.
Pale Cyst Nematode; Update of Quarantined Areas
Document Number: 2016-22328
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-16
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are advising the public that we have made changes to the areas in the State of Idaho that are quarantined to prevent the spread of pale cyst nematode. The description of the quarantined area has been updated several times since the last notice was published on September 8, 2010.
Notice of Availability of a Treatment Evaluation Document; Cold Treatment of Grapefruit From Australia
Document Number: 2016-22327
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-16
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are advising the public that we have determined that it is warranted to amend cold treatment schedule T107-d-3 in the Plant Protection and Quarantine Treatment Manual to extend the applicability of the treatment to grapefruit from Australia. We have prepared a treatment evaluation document that describes the amended treatment schedule and explains why we have determined that it is effective at neutralizing certain target pests. We are making this treatment evaluation document available to the public for review and comment.
Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests; Idaho; Johnson Bar Fire Salvage Project
Document Number: 2016-22318
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-16
Agency: Department of Agriculture, U.s. Forest Service
The U.S. Forest Service is giving notice of its intent to prepare a SEIS for the Johnson Bar Fire Salvage Project on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests, Moose Creek Ranger District, Idaho. A complaint was filed on 11 March 2016 against the February 2016 Johnson Bar Salvage Record of Decision (ROD) and a Preliminary Injunction was granted by the United States District Court for the State of Idaho on 12 May 2016. This SEIS will provide additional analysis in response to the Preliminary Injunction.
Raisins Produced From Grapes Grown in California and Imported Raisins; Removal of Language
Document Number: 2016-22270
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-09-16
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This proposed rule invites comments on a recommendation by the Raisin Administrative Committee (Committee) to the remove the term ``midget'' from the minimum grade standards of the California raisin marketing order (order). The marketing order regulates the handling of raisins produced from grapes grown in California, and is administered locally by the Committee. Recently, the U.S. Standards for Grades of Processed Raisins (standards) were amended to remove the word ``midget.'' The proposed change would make the marketing order consistent with the amended standards. Furthermore, this rule would make a corresponding change to the raisin import regulation as required by the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937, as amended, when changes are made to the size, grade, maturity, or quality requirements of the order.
Tart Cherries Grown in the States of Michigan, et al.; Revision of Optimum Supply Requirements and Establishment of Inventory Release Procedures
Document Number: 2016-22258
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-09-16
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This rule implements recommendations from the Cherry Industry Administrative Board (Board) to add inventory release procedures and revise optimum supply provisions under the marketing order for tart cherries grown in the States of Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wisconsin (order). The Board locally administers the order and is comprised of growers and handlers operating within the area of production. This final rule establishes procedures for releasing inventory from reserves and increases the maximum carry-out volume available when calculating optimum supply from 20 million pounds to 100 million pounds. These changes provide clear procedures should an inventory release be necessary and provides more flexibility when calculating optimum supply.
Walnuts Grown in California; Increased Assessment Rate
Document Number: 2016-22249
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-09-16
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This proposed rule would implement a recommendation from the California Walnut Board (Board) to increase the assessment rate established for the 2016-17 and subsequent marketing years from $0.0379 to $0.0465 per kernelweight pound of assessable walnuts. The Board locally administers the marketing order and is comprised of growers and handlers of walnuts operating within the area of production. Assessments upon walnut handlers are used by the Board to fund reasonable and necessary expenses of the program. The marketing year begins September 1 and ends August 31. The assessment rate would remain in effect indefinitely unless modified, suspended, or terminated.
Pistachios Grown in California, Arizona, and New Mexico; Decreased Assessment Rate
Document Number: 2016-22248
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-09-16
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This rule implements a recommendation from the Administrative Committee for Pistachios (Committee) for a decrease in the assessment rate established for the 2016-17 and subsequent production years from $0.0035 to $0.0010 per pound of assessed weight pistachios handled under the marketing order (order). The Committee locally administers the order and is comprised of producers and handlers of pistachios operating within the area of production. Assessments upon pistachio handlers are used by the Committee to fund reasonable and necessary expenses of the program. The production year begins September 1 and ends August 31. The assessment rate will remain in effect indefinitely unless modified, suspended, or terminated.
Walnuts Grown in California; Proposed Amendment to Marketing Order
Document Number: 2016-22247
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-09-16
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This proposed rule invites public comments on a proposed amendment to Marketing Order No. 984, which regulates the handling of walnuts grown in California. The California Walnut Board (Board), which is responsible for the local administration of the order and is comprised of walnut producers and handlers operating within the production area, recommended an amendment that would authorize the Board to borrow from a commercial lending institution to fund operations and marketing/research expenses. Allowing the Committee to utilize this customary business practice would provide flexibility for the Board while increasing its effectiveness.
Amendment to the Definition of “Condition” and Prerequisite Requirement for Shell Eggs Eligible for Grading and Certification Stated in the Regulations Governing the Voluntary Grading of Shell Eggs
Document Number: 2016-22246
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-09-16
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) will amend the Regulations Governing the Voluntary Grading of Shell Eggs to clarify the definition of ``condition'' and revise the prerequisite requirement for shell eggs eligible for voluntary USDA grading and certification.
Notice of Intent To Request New Information Collection
Document Number: 2016-22244
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-16
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) implementing regulations, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service (ERS) invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on a proposed new information collection for a study of ``Risk Preferences and Demand for Crop Insurance and Cover Crop Programs.''
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-22241
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-16
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Housing Service
Pike/San Isabel National Forests; Colorado; Pike/San Isabel National Forests Travel Management Plan
Document Number: 2016-22185
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-15
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
A Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) announcing the Pike/San Isabel National Forests opening of their Travel Management Planning process 45 day public scoping comment period and public scoping meetings was published in the Federal Register on July 25, 2016 and available at the following link: https:// www.federalregister.gov/articles/2016/07/25/2016-17498/pikesa n-isabel- national-forests-colorado-pikesan-isabel-national-forests-tra vel- management-plan. The EIS scoping comment period was scheduled to end on September 8, 2016. This notice extends the comment period an additional 15 days to Friday, September 23, 2016. Project proposed action, purpose and need, alternatives and opportunities to comment are available at http:// www.psitravelmanagement.org/.
Bridger-Teton Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2016-22176
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-15
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Bridger-Teton Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Kemmerer, Wyoming and Afton, Wyoming. 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/btnf/workingtogether/advisorycommittees.
Fremont and Winema Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2016-22065
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-14
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Fremont and Winema Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Lakeview, 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:// facadatabase.gov/committee/committee.aspx?cid=2266&aid=171.
Rural Broadband Access Loans and Loan Guarantees; Correction
Document Number: 2016-21958
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-09-14
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Utilities Service
The Rural Utilities Service (RUS), an agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), is correcting a final rule that appeared in the Federal Register of June 9, 2016 (81 FR 37121). The document confirmed the interim rule which amends the Agency's regulation for the Rural Broadband Access Loan and Loan Guarantee Program (Broadband Loan Program).
Inviting Applications for the Delta Health Care Services Grant Program
Document Number: 2016-21982
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-13
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Business-Cooperative Service
This Notice announces that the Rural Business-Cooperative Service (Agency) is accepting fiscal year (FY) 2016 applications for the Delta Health Care Services Grant (DHCS) Program as authorized by the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016. Approximately $4,385,600.00 is available to be competitively awarded. The purpose of this program is to provide financial assistance to address the continued unmet health needs in the Delta Region through cooperation among health care professionals, institutions of higher education, research institutions and economic development entities in the Delta Region. The Agency is encouraging applications that direct grants to projects based in or serving census tracts with poverty rates greater than or equal to 20 percent. This emphasis will support Rural Development's (RD) mission of improving the quality of life for Rural Americans and its commitment to directing resources to those who most need them.
Southern New Mexico Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2016-21932
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-13
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Southern New Mexico Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Socorro, New Mexico. 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/gila/workingtogether/advisorycommittees.
National Dairy Promotion and Research Program
Document Number: 2016-21841
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-09-13
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) hereby gives notice that no changes will be made to the current distribution of domestic National Dairy Promotion and Research Board (Dairy Board) members in 12 regions as outlined in Section 1150.131(b) of the Dairy Research and Promotion Order (Dairy Order). The Dairy Order provides that the Dairy Board shall review the geographic distribution of milk production throughout the United States (U.S.) and, if warranted, shall recommend to the Secretary a reapportionment of the regions and/or modification of the number of domestic members from the regions in order to better reflect the geographic distribution of milk production volumes in the U.S. The number of domestic Dairy Board members was last modified in 2011 based on 2010 U.S. milk production.
Codex Alimentarius Commission: Meeting of the Codex Committee on Food Hygiene
Document Number: 2016-21890
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-12
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), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), are sponsoring a public meeting on October 11, 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 48th Session of the Codex Committee on Food Hygiene (CCFH) of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (Codex), taking place in Los Angeles, CA, November 7-11, 2016. The Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety and the FDA recognize the importance of providing interested parties the opportunity to obtain background information on the 48th Session of the CCFH and to address items on the agenda.
Almonds Grown in California; Increased Assessment Rate
Document Number: 2016-21851
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-09-12
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
Notice is hereby given that the comment period on the proposed rule to increase the assessment rate for California almonds under Marketing Order No. 981 (order) is reopened until October 12, 2016. The proposed rule would implement a recommendation from the Almond Board of California (Board) to increase the assessment rate established for the 2016-17 through the 2018-19 crop years from $0.03 to $0.04 per pound of almonds handled under the marketing order (order). Of the $0.04 per pound assessment, 60 percent (or $0.024 per pound) would be available as credit-back for handlers who conduct their own promotional activities.
National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council
Document Number: 2016-21843
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-12
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The U.S. Department of Agriculture renewed the National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council (Council). In accordance with provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), the Council was renewed to continue (1) developing a National Urban and Community Forestry action plan in accordance with section 9(g)(3)(A-F) of the Act; (2) evaluating the implementation of the plan; (3) developing criteria; and (4) submitting recommendations for the Forest Service's National Urban and Community Forestry Cost-share Grant Program as required by section 9(f)(1-2) of the Act. The Council is necessary and in the public's interest.
Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Communicable Diseases in Horses
Document Number: 2016-21840
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-12
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's intention to request a revision to and extension of approval of an information collection associated with the regulations for the interstate movement of horses that have tested positive for equine infectious anemia.
Rio Grande National Forest; Colorado; Revision of the Land Management Plan for the Rio Grande National Forest
Document Number: 2016-21837
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-12
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
As directed by the National Forest Management Act, the USDA Forest Service is preparing the revised land management plan (forest plan) for the Rio Grande National Forest. The agency will prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) for the revised plan. The revised forest plan will supersede the existing forest plan previously approved by the responsible official for the Rio Grande National Forest in 1996. The existing forest plan has been amended several times since its approval. The existing forest plan, as amended, will remain in effect until the revised forest plan is approved. The plan will be revised under the 2012 Planning Rule and will provide for social, economic and ecological sustainability within Forest Service authority and the inherent capability of the plan area.
Notice of New Fee Sites; Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act, (Title VIII, Pub. L. 108-447)
Document Number: 2016-21833
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-12
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Nez PerceClearwater National Forests is proposing to charge fees at the following sites:
Nicolet Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2016-21832
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-12
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Nicolet Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Crandon, Wisconsin. The committee is authorized under the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act (Pub. L. 110-343) (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. The meeting is open to the public. The purpose of the meeting is to review and approve project submissions.
Yakutat Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2016-21803
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-12
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Yakutat Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Yakutat, Alaska. 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=001t0000002JcvkAAC.
Information Collection Request; Application for Payment of Amounts Due Persons Who Have Died, Disappeared, or Have Been Declared Incompetent
Document Number: 2016-21654
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-12
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation, Farm Service Agency
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) and the Farm Service Agency (FSA) are requesting comments from all interested individuals and organizations on an extension of a currently approved information collection. CCC and FSA use the information to determine whether representatives or survivors of a producer are entitled to receive payments earned by a producer who dies, disappears, or is declared incompetent before receiving payments or other disbursements.
McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program
Document Number: 2016-21347
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-09-12
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
The Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) revises the regulations governing the award of agricultural commodities and financial and technical assistance to recipients under the McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition (McGovern-Dole) Program. This revision is necessary to clarify requirements for applicants for, and recipients of, awards under the McGovern-Dole Program and to inform interested parties that the OMB guidance on Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards, as supplemented by USDA regulations, applies to awards under the McGovern-Dole Program other than awards to foreign public entities. The revised regulations will enable applicants and recipients to better understand program requirements and FAS to more effectively implement the McGovern-Dole Program.
Food for Progress Program
Document Number: 2016-21343
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-09-12
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) revises the regulations governing the award of agricultural commodities to recipients under the Food for Progress Program. This revision is necessary to clarify requirements for applicants for, and recipients of, awards under the Food for Progress Program and to inform interested parties that the OMB guidance on Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards, as supplemented by USDA regulations, applies to awards under the Food for Progress Program other than awards to foreign public entities. The revised regulations will enable applicants and recipients to better understand program requirements and the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), on behalf of CCC, to more effectively implement the Food for Progress Program.
Notice of Availability of Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Rasmussen Valley Phosphate Mine, Caribou County, Idaho
Document Number: 2016-21772
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-09
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service (USFS), Caribou-Targhee National Forest (CTNF), have prepared a Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Rasmussen Valley Phosphate Mine, and by this Notice are announcing the opening of the review and availability of the document. A Draft USFS Record of Decision (ROD) is also available for review and objection as described in the Summary section.
White River National Forest; Eagle County, CO; Withdrawal of Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement; Berlaimont Estates Access Route EIS
Document Number: 2016-21714
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-09
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, White River National Forest, is withdrawing the August 18, 2016, Federal Register notice (81 FR 55173) which announced their intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act, 42 U.S.C. 4321 (NEPA), to analyze Berlaimont Estates LLC (Berlaimont) application for an easement to improve access to their 680-acre private inholding within the White River National Forest to the north of Interstate 70 in the vicinity of Edwards, Colorado. After further review, the Forest has found that elements of this proposal may have been in conflict with the White River National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan2002 Revision.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-21700
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-09
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-21696
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-09
Agency: Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service
Prince William Sound Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2016-21604
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-08
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Prince William Sound Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Cordova, Alaska. 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/pts/specialprojects/racweb.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request-Third National Survey of WIC Participants (NSWP-III)
Document Number: 2016-21576
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-08
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 new collection to conduct the Third National Survey of WIC Participants (NSWP-III).
Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2016-21425
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-07
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is announcing a meeting of the Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee (Committee). The meeting is being convened to examine the full spectrum of fruit and vegetable industry issues and to provide recommendations and ideas to the Secretary of Agriculture on how the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) can tailor programs and services to better meet the needs of the U.S. produce industry. The meeting is open to the public. This notice sets forth the schedule and location for the meeting.
Uinta-Wasatch-Cache Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2016-21423
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-07
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Uinta-Wasatch-Cache Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in South Jordan, 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:// www.fs.usda.gov/main/uwcnf/workingtogether/advisorycommittees .
Eastern Washington Cascades Provincial Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2016-21302
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-06
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Eastern Washington Cascades Provincial Advisory Committee (PAC) will meet in Wenatchee, Washington. 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/main/okawen/workingtogether/advisoryco mmittees.
Re-Establishment of and Notice for Solicitation for the Council for Native American Farming and Ranching
Document Number: 2016-21280
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-06
Agency: Department of Agriculture
The USDA announces that it is extending the solicitation period for applications published in notice FR Doc. 2016-16099 for individuals to be considered for membership. Candidates who wish to be apply and be considered on the Council for Native American Farmers and Ranchers must submit an AD-755 application form and resume to the Secretary of Agriculture. Cover letters should be addressed to the Secretary of Agriculture. The application form can be found at: http:// www.usda.gov/documents/OCIO_AD_755_Master_2012.pdf.
Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest and Thunder Basin National Grassland; Routt County, Colorado; Steamboat Ski Resort, Steamboat EIS
Document Number: 2016-21236
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-06
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The United States Forest Service (Forest Service), Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and Thunder Basin National Grassland (MBRTB), is preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to consider and disclose the anticipated environmental effects of implementing projects proposed by Steamboat Ski and Resort Corporation (SSRC) at Steamboat Ski Resort (Steamboat). The proposal would occur within the resort's existing Special Use Permit area (Permit Boundary) that is located on National Forest System (NFS) lands, and would be consistent with the 2011 Steamboat Master Development Plan Amendment (MDPA). These projects are proposed to improve the quality of guest services, increase operational efficiencies, and enhance the recreation experience for all skier ability levels.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-21112
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-02
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service
Tahoe National Forest; Placer County, California; Sugar Pine Project Water Right Permit 15375 Extension and Radial Gates Installation
Document Number: 2016-20921
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-02
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
Foresthill Public Utility District (Foresthill) has submitted an application to the Tahoe National Forest (TNF) to amend their existing Special Use Permit (Permit) for Sugar Pine Dam and Reservoir (Sugar Pine Project) to increase water storage capacity of the reservoir and improve the stability of Foresthill's water supply by installing radial steel gates in the spillway of the dam. Installation of the radial gates would increase water storage capacity by 3,950 acre-feet (AF) up from 6,922 AF currently to 10,872 AF after installation; the maximum surface elevation of the reservoir would rise 20 vertical feet and inundate approximately 44 additional acres of NFS lands. The surface area of the reservoir would increase from 160 acres to approximately 204 acres if the project is implemented. Important NFS resources would be impacted by the project; popular reservoir recreation facilities would be inundated along with habitat for plants and wildlife, including habitat for Forest Service Sensitive Species.
Environmental Impact Statement; Grasshopper and Mormon Cricket Suppression Program
Document Number: 2016-21082
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-01
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are advising the public that the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service plans to prepare an environmental impact statement to analyze the effects of a program to suppress populations of grasshoppers and Mormon cricket from 17 States in the western United States. This notice identifies potential issues and alternatives that will be studied in the environmental impact statement, and requests public comments to further delineate the scope of the alternatives and environmental impacts and issues.
Tehama County Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2016-21065
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-01
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Tehama County Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Red Bluff, California. 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/pts/specialprojects/racweb.
Glenn and Colusa County Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2016-21060
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-01
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Glenn and Colusa County Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Willows, California. 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/pts/specialprojects/racweb.
Black Hills National Forest Advisory Board
Document Number: 2016-21008
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-31
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.
Manti-La Sal Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2016-20948
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-31
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Manti-La Sal Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Price, 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://www.fs.usda.gov/main/pts/ specialprojects/racweb.
Beartooth Ranger District, Custer Gallatin National Forest; Carbon County, Montana; Greater Red Lodge Vegetation and Habitat Management Project
Document Number: 2016-20920
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-31
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The USDA Forest Service will prepare a Supplement to the Greater Red Lodge Vegetation and Habitat Management Project Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to address the Forest Service's recent analysis and to determine whether a change in the Records of Decision are required.