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Notice of Proposed Changes to the National Handbook of Conservation Practices for the Natural Resources Conservation Service
Document Number: 2016-19866
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-22
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Notice is hereby given of the intention of NRCS to issue a series of revised conservation practice standards in the National Handbook of Conservation Practices. These standards include Anionic Polyacrylamide (PAM) Application (Code 450), Compost Facility (Code 317), Constructed Wetland (Code 656), Critical Area Planting (Code 342), Drainage Water Management (Code 554), Feed Management (Code 592), Field Border (Code 386), Filter Strip (Code 393), Irrigation Land Leveling (Code 464), Irrigation System, Surface and Subsurface (Code 443), Residue and Tillage Management, No Till (Code 329), Residue and Tillage Management, Reduced Till (Code 345), and Stream Habitat Improvement (Code 395). NRCS State Conservationists who choose to adopt these practices for use within their States will incorporate them into section IV of their respective electronic Field Office Technical Guide. These practices may be used in conservation systems that treat highly erodible land (HEL) or on land determined to be a wetland. Section 343 of the Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act of 1996 requires NRCS to make available for public review and comment all proposed revisions to conservation practice standards used to carry out HEL and wetland provisions of the law.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-19826
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-19
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
Missoula Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2016-19822
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-19
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Missoula Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Missoula, Montana. 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/lolo/ workingtogether/advisorycommittees.
Secretary's Advisory Committee on Animal Health; Meeting
Document Number: 2016-19737
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-18
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
This is a notice to inform the public of an upcoming meeting of the Secretary's Advisory Committee on Animal Health. The meeting is being organized by the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service to discuss matters of animal health.
Notice of Request for a Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Tuberculosis
Document Number: 2016-19733
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-18
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 tuberculosis regulations.
Office of the Under Secretary, Research, Education, and Economics; Notice of the Advisory Committee on Biotechnology and 21st Century Agriculture Meeting
Document Number: 2016-19720
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-18
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2, the United States Department of Agriculture announces a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Biotechnology and 21st Century Agriculture (AC21). The committee is being convened to complete all substantive work on a report to USDA related to the promotion of coexistence efforts among farmers at the local level.
Notice of New Fee Site; Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (Title VIII, Pub. L. 108-447)
Document Number: 2016-19714
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-18
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Tongass National Forest is proposing to charge a $75 fee for the overnight rental of the Deep Bay Cabin. This facility is available for recreation use through the National Recreation Reservation Service, at www.recreation.gov. The Forest has decided to offer the cabin, through www.recreation.gov prior to charging a rental fee. Public feedback based on cabin rentals in the Alaska Region have consistently demonstrated that people appreciate and enjoy the availability of rental cabins. Funds from the rental will be used for the continued operation and maintenance of the facilities. The cabin rental fee is only proposed and will be determined upon further analysis and public comment.
White River National Forest; Eagle County, CO; Berlaimont Estates Access Route EIS
Document Number: 2016-19700
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-18
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
Berlaimont Estates LLC (Berlaimont) owns a 680-acre private inholding (subject property) within the White River National Forest to the north of Interstate 70 in the vicinity of Edwards, Colorado. Berlaimont intends on the developing the property as 19 individual residential lots, with each at least 35 acres in size. Currently, the subject property may be accessed by National Forest System Roads (NFSR) 774 and 780, which connects to the southeastern corner of this horseshoe-shaped subject property. Berlaimont has applied for an easement to construct, improve, utilize, and maintain an access road for reliable, year-round vehicular access to reach the developable areas (northern portion) of the subject property. Specifically, Berlaimont is proposing to improve segments of the existing NFSR 774 (1.04 miles) and NFSR 780 (3.09 miles), as well as construct a new road segment (1.16 miles) across additional National Forest System (NFS) lands in order to access the northern portion of the subject property. Improvements would consist of constructing a 20'-wide asphalt road with a 3' gravel shoulder, vehicle turnouts, retaining walls, traffic signs, guardrails, erosion control facilities, and drainage facilities.
Almonds Grown in California; Change in Quality Control Requirements
Document Number: 2016-19625
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-08-17
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This rule implements a recommendation from the Almond Board of California (Board) to change the quality control requirements currently prescribed under the California almond marketing order (order). The order regulates the handling of almonds grown in California. The Board locally administers the order and is comprised of growers and handlers operating within California. This rule relaxes incoming quality requirements by increasing the inedible kernel tolerance from 0.50 percent to 2 percent. This relaxation decreases California almond handlers' disposition obligation. This change also allows handlers more flexibility in their operations while continuing to maintain quality control and ensuring compliance with the order's requirements.
Oranges and Grapefruit Grown in Lower Rio Grande Valley in Texas; Increased Assessment Rate
Document Number: 2016-19624
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-08-17
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This proposed rule would implement a recommendation from the Texas Valley Citrus Committee (Committee) to increase the assessment rate established for the 2016-17 and subsequent fiscal periods from $0.08 to $0.09 per 7/10-bushel carton or equivalent of oranges and grapefruit handled under the marketing order (order). The Committee locally administers the order and is comprised of producers and handlers of oranges and grapefruit operating within the area of production. Assessments upon orange and grapefruit handlers are used by the Committee to fund reasonable and necessary expenses of the program. The fiscal period begins August 1 and ends July 31. The assessment rate would remain in effect indefinitely unless modified, suspended, or terminated.
Revision of the Land Management Plan for Francis Marion National Forest
Document Number: 2016-19608
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-17
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Francis Marion National Forest, located in South Carolina, has prepared an environmental impact statement, a revised land management plan and a draft record of decision. This notice is to inform the public that a 60-day period is being initiated where individuals or entities with specific concerns on the Francis Marion's Revised Land Management Plan and its associated Final Environmental Impact Statement may file an objection for a Forest Service review prior to the approval of the Revised Land Management Plan.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request-Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Quality Control
Document Number: 2016-19533
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-16
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.
Notice of Request for Approval of an Information Collection
Document Number: 2016-19532
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-16
Agency: Department of Agriculture
This notice announces the intent, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, of the Office of Advocacy and Outreach (OAO) to request an extension/revision of a currently approved information collection to the Minority Farm Register. The Minority Farm Register is a voluntary register of minority farm and ranch operators, landowners, tenants, and others with an interest in farming or agriculture. The OAO uses the collected information to better inform minority farmers about U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) programs and services.
Pistachios Grown in California, Arizona, and New Mexico; Continuance Referendum
Document Number: 2016-19531
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-08-16
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This document directs that a referendum be conducted among eligible producers of pistachios grown in California, Arizona, and New Mexico to determine whether they favor continuance of the marketing order that regulates the handling of pistachios produced in the production area.
Notice of Request for Extension and Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2016-19530
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-16
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), this notice announces the Agricultural Marketing Service's (AMS) intention to request approval, from the Office of Management and Budget, for an extension of and revision to the currently approved information collection for report forms under the Federal milk marketing order program.
Mineral County Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2016-19524
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-16
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Mineral County Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Superior, Montana. 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.
Guaranteed Loanmaking and Servicing Regulations; Correction
Document Number: 2016-19430
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-08-16
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Business-Cooperative Service, Rural Utilities Service
This document contains corrections to the final rule published in the Federal Register of June 3, 2016, entitled ``Guaranteed Loanmaking and Servicing Regulations.''
Flathead Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2016-19303
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-12
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Flathead Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Kalispell, Montana. 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/flathead/ workingtogether/advisorycommittees.
National Poultry Improvement Plan and Auxiliary Provisions
Document Number: 2016-19245
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-08-12
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are amending the National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP), its auxiliary provisions, and the indemnity regulations for the control of H5 and H7 low pathogenic avian influenza. Specifically, we are clarifying who may participate in the NPIP, amending participation requirements, amending definitions for poultry and breeding stock, amending the approval process for new diagnostic tests, and amending slaughter plant inspection and laboratory inspection and testing requirements. These changes will align the regulations with international standards and make them more transparent to Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service stakeholders and the general public. The changes in this final rule were voted on and approved by the voting delegates at the Plan's 2014 National Plan Conference.
Flathead Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2016-19225
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-12
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Flathead Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Kalispell, Montana. 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/flathead/ workingtogether/advisorycommittees.
Importation of Orchids in Growing Media From the Republic of Korea Into the Continental United States
Document Number: 2016-19224
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2016-08-12
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are proposing to amend the regulations governing the importation of plants for planting to add orchid plants of the genera Phalaenopsis and Cymbidium from the Republic of Korea to the list of plants that may be imported into the continental United States in an approved growing medium, subject to specified growing, inspection, and certification requirements. We are taking this action in response to a request from the Republic of Korea and after determining that the plants could be imported under certain conditions, without resulting in the introduction into, or the dissemination within, the United States of a plant pest or noxious weed.
Environmental Impact Statement; Fruit Fly Eradication Program
Document Number: 2016-19223
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-12
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 updated environmental impact statement to analyze the effects of a program to eradicate exotic fruit fly species from wherever they might occur in the United States, including Hawaii, Guam, American Samoa, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. 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.
Okanagan Specialty Fruits, Inc.; Availability of Preliminary Finding of No Significant Impact, Preliminary Plant Pest Risk Similarity Assessment, and Preliminary Determination for an Extension of a Determination of Nonregulated Status for Non-Browning Arctic® Apple Event NF872 Apple
Document Number: 2016-19222
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-12
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are advising the public that the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has reached a preliminary decision to extend our determination of nonregulated status of Okanagan Specialty Fruits' (OSF) GS784 and GD743 apples to OSF NF872 `Arctic[supreg] Fuji apple'. OSF's NF872 apple has been genetically engineered for enzymatic browning resistance using the same mode of action as GS784 and GD743 apples. We are making available for public comment our preliminary determination, preliminary plant pest risk similarity assessment, and preliminary finding of no significant impact for the proposed determination of nonregulated status.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-19218
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-12
Agency: Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service
Flathead Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2016-19217
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-12
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Flathead Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Kalispell, Montana. 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/flathead/ workingtogether/advisorycommittees.
Southwest Mississippi Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2016-19160
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-12
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Southwest Mississippi Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Meadville, 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: http:// www.fs.usda.gov/main/r8/recreation/racs.
Statement of Principles on Industrial Hemp
Document Number: 2016-19146
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-12
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Drug Enforcement Administration, Department of Justice, Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Secretary
The U.S. Department of Agriculture, in consultation with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, has developed a Statement of Principles on Industrial Hemp to inform the public how Federal law applies to activities associated with industrial hemp that is grown and cultivated in accordance with Section 7606 of the Agricultural Act of 2014. The purpose of this notice is to set forth the statement in its entirety.
National Dairy Promotion and Research Program; Amendments to the Order
Document Number: 2016-19140
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-08-12
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This final rule amends the Dairy Promotion and Research Order (Dairy Order). The amendment modifies the number of National Dairy Promotion and Research Board (Dairy Board) importer members. The total number of importer members would be reduced from 2 members to 1 member, and the domestic Dairy Board members would remain the same at 36. The Dairy Order requires that at least once every three years, after the initial appointment of importer members on the Dairy Board, the Secretary shall review the average volume of domestic production of dairy products compared to the average volume of imports of dairy products into the United States during the previous three years, and, on the basis of that review, if warranted, reapportion the importer representation on the Dairy Board to reflect the proportional shares of the United States market served by domestic production and imported dairy products.
Glenn and Colusa County Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2016-18958
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-12
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.
Submission of Policies, Provisions of Policies, Rates of Premium, and Non-Reinsured Supplemental Policies
Document Number: 2016-18743
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-08-12
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) finalizes the General Administrative RegulationSubpart VSubmission of Policies, Provisions of Policies, Rates of Premium, and Non-Reinsured Supplemental Policies. The intended effect of this action is to incorporate legislative changes to the Federal Crop Insurance Act (Act) stemming from the Agricultural Act of 2014, clarify existing regulations, lessen the burden on submitters of crop insurance policies, provisions of policies, or rates of premium under section 508(h) of the Act, provide guidance on the submission and payment for concept proposals under section 522 of the Act, provide provisions for submission and approval of index-based weather plans of insurance as authorized by section 523(i) of the Act, and to incorporate changes that are consistent with those made in the Common Crop Insurance Policy Basic Provisions (Basic Provisions).
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-19088
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-11
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service
Livestock Mandatory Reporting: Reauthorization of Livestock Mandatory Reporting and Revision of Swine and Lamb Reporting Requirements
Document Number: 2016-19040
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-08-11
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
On April 2, 2001, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) implemented the Livestock Mandatory Reporting (LMR) program as required by the Livestock Mandatory Reporting Act of 1999 (1999 Act). The LMR program was reauthorized in October 2006 and September 2010. On September 30, 2015, the Agriculture Reauthorizations Act of 2015 (2015 Reauthorization Act) reauthorized the LMR program for an additional 5 years until September 30, 2020, and directed the Secretary of Agriculture (Secretary) to amend the LMR swine reporting requirements. This final rule incorporates the swine reporting revisions contained within the 2015 Reauthorization Act and a minor revision to the lamb reporting requirements under the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946, USDA Livestock Mandatory Reporting regulations.
Notice of Decision To Authorize the Importation of Fresh Figs From Peru Into the Continental United States
Document Number: 2016-18990
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-10
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are advising the public of our decision to authorize the importation of fresh figs (Ficus carica) from Peru into the continental United States. Based on the findings of a pest risk analysis, which we made available for the public to review and comment through a previous notice, we have concluded that the application of designated phytosanitary measures will be sufficient to mitigate the risks of introducing or disseminating plant pests via the importation of fresh figs from Peru.
Notice of Decision To Authorize the Importation of Fresh Pomegranates From Peru Into the Continental United States
Document Number: 2016-18987
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-10
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are advising the public of our decision to authorize the importation of fresh pomegranates from Peru into the continental United States. Based on the findings of a pest risk analysis, which we made available for the public to review and comment through a previous notice, we have concluded that the application of designated phytosanitary measures will be sufficient to mitigate the risks of introducing or disseminating plant pests via the importation of fresh pomegranates from Peru.
Concurrence With OIE Risk Designations for Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy
Document Number: 2016-18985
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-10
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are advising the public of our decision to concur with the World Organization for Animal Health's (OIE) bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) risk designations for 14 regions. The OIE recognizes these regions as being of negligible risk for BSE. We are taking this action based on our review of information supporting the OIE's risk designations for these regions.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comments Request-Third Access Participation Eligibility and Certification Study Series (APEC III)
Document Number: 2016-18983
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-10
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 is a reinstatement, with change, of a previously approved collection for which approval has expired (OMB Number 0584-0530, Expiration Date: 08/31/2015); for the Third Access Participation Eligibility and Certification Study Series (APEC III).
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request-Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: State Agency Options
Document Number: 2016-18980
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-10
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 the proposed collection. This is a revision of the currently approved burden for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP): State Agency Options information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request-Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: State Issuance and Participation Estimates-Recordkeeping for Forms FNS-388 and FNS-388A
Document Number: 2016-18972
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-10
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is publishing for public comment a summary of a proposed information collection. This is a revision of a currently approved collection for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the forms FNS-388, State Issuance and Participation Estimates, and FNS-388A, Project Area Data Format. The reporting burden for forms FNS-388 and FNS-388A were merged in 2015 with the burden for the Food Programs Reporting System (OMB control number 0584-0594, expiration date June 30, 2019). This 60-day notice serves to renew the recordkeeping burden only for these two forms.
Newspapers Used for Publication of Legal Notices by the Intermountain Region; Utah, Idaho, Nevada, and Wyoming
Document Number: 2016-18961
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-10
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
This notice lists the newspapers that will be used by the ranger districts, forests and regional office of the Intermountain Region to publish legal notices required under 36 CFR 214, 219, and 218. The intended effect of this action is to inform interested members of the public which newspapers the Forest Service will use to publish notices of proposed actions and notices of decision. This will provide the public with constructive notice of Forest Service proposals and decisions provide information on the procedures to comment, object or appeal, and establish the date that the Forest Service will use to determine if comments or appeals/objection were timely.
Tehama County Resource Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2016-18824
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-10
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.
Withdrawal of Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement; Sand Lick Fork Watershed Restoration Project; Daniel Boone National Forest, KY
Document Number: 2016-18690
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-10
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
In the Tuesday, September 11, 2012 Federal Register (FR) Vo. 77, No. 176, pages 55796-55798, the Forest Service announced its intention to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act, 42 U.S.C. 4321 (NEPA) to improve water quality and reduce soil loss on the Daniel Boone National Forest. The draft environmental impact statement expected in December 2012 was not completed. The Forest Service withdraws the Notice of Intent to prepare an EIS because public involvement discussions revealed a need for additional collaboration. This withdrawal does not preclude future proposals for Forest Service management within the project area.
Vegetable and Specialty Crop Marketing Orders; Notice of Request for Extension and Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2016-18848
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-09
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), this notice announces the Agricultural Marketing Service's (AMS) intention to request an extension and revision to the approved forms and information collection for marketing orders covering various vegetable and specialty crops.
Lake Tahoe Basin Federal Advisory Committee (LTFAC)
Document Number: 2016-18838
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-09
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Lake Tahoe Basin Federal Advisory Committee (Committee) will meet in South Lake Tahoe, CA. The Committee is established consistent with the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972. Additional information concerning the Committee, including meeting summary/ minutes, can be found by visiting the Committee's Web site at: http:// www.fs.usda.gov/goto/ltbmu/LTFAC. The summary/minutes of the meetings will be posted within 21 days of the meetings.
Food Distribution Program: Value of Donated Foods From July 1, 2016 Through June 30, 2017
Document Number: 2016-18833
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-09
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service
This notice announces the national average value of donated foods or, where applicable, cash in lieu of donated foods, to be provided in school year 2017 (July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017) for each lunch served by schools participating in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP), and for each lunch and supper served by institutions participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).
Notice of New Fee Sites
Document Number: 2016-18832
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-09
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The White Mountain National Forest proposes to add Zealand Picnic Area to the Recreation Fee Program. The White Mountain Pass, which covers 27 day use sites on the Forest, will also cover Zealand Picnic Area in the pass. Fees are determined based on the level of amenities and services provided, cost of operation, maintenance, and market assessment. Funds from fees will be used for the continued operation and maintenance of the sites. National recreation passes such as the Interagency Annual Pass, Senior Pass, Access Pass, or White Mountain National Forest Annual Pass would be valid for day use fees at these sites.
Common Crop Insurance Regulations, Basic Provisions
Document Number: 2016-18751
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-08-09
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
This document contains a correction to the link in the definition of ``limited resource farmer'' that is currently provided in the CFR.
Common Crop Insurance Regulations; Texas Citrus Fruit Crop Insurance Provisions; Correction
Document Number: 2016-18748
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-08-09
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
This document contains corrections to the final regulation which was published June 13, 2016 (81 FR 38061-38067). The regulation, as here pertinent, related to the insurance of Texas Citrus Fruit.
Removal of Program To Assess Organic Certifying Agencies in 7 CFR Part 37
Document Number: 2016-18436
Type: Rule
Date: 2016-08-09
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This final rule informs the public that the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is removing the Program to Assess Organic Certifying Agencies from the Code of Federal Regulations. This action removes unnecessary regulations from the CFR. Since the publication of the organic regulations, the Program to Assess Organic Certifying Agencies is no longer applicable or necessary.
Notice of Solicitation of Applications (NOSA) for Loans to Re-Lenders Under the Community Facility Loan Program for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016; Correction
Document Number: 2016-18825
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-08
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Housing Service
The Agency published a document in the Federal Register of July 6, 2016, seeking applications from Re-Lenders under the Community Facility (CF) Loan Program for FY 2016. The Rural Housing Service (RHS) amended the CF Direct Loan regulations to make loans to qualified Re- Lenders who will loan those funds to Applicants primarily for projects in or serving persistent poverty counties or high poverty areas that are eligible for the CF Loan Program. This document has an incorrect cross-reference and an incorrect hyperlink which both need to be corrected.
Nicolet Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2016-18732
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-08
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.