Department of Agriculture February 22, 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Request for Approval of a New Information Collection
Document Number: 2017-03429
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-22
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the Foreign Agricultural Service to request approval for a new information collection for the USDA's Quality Samples Program.
Notice of Request for Approval of a New Information Collection
Document Number: 2017-03428
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-22
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the Foreign Agricultural Service to request approval for a new information collection for the USDA's Emerging Markets Program.
Energy Answers Arecibo, LLC: Notice of availability of a Final Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: 2017-03404
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-22
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Utilities Service
The Rural Utilities Service (RUS), an agency within the Department of Agriculture (USDA), has prepared a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) to meet its responsibilities under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), RUS's implementing regulations, 7 CFR part 1970, and other applicable environmental requirements related to providing financial assistance for Energy Answers Arecibo, LLC's (Energy Answers) proposed (Project) in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. RUS will also use the FEIS to meet its responsibilities under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, 54 U.S.C. 300101, and its implementing regulations, ``Protection of Historic Properties'' (36 CFR part 800). The FEIS addresses the construction, operation, and maintenance of Energy Answers' proposed Project, a waste-to-energy generation and resource recovery facility described previously in the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS). It also addresses the roughly 3,820 comments received during the comment periods for the DEIS. The overall project area encompasses parts of the Cambalache Ward in Arecibo, Puerto Rico.
Codex Alimentarius Commission: Meeting of the Codex Committee on Contaminants in Food
Document Number: 2017-03391
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-22
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
The Office of Food Safety, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, are sponsoring a public meeting on March 2, 2017. The objective of the public meeting is to provide information and receive public comments on agenda items and draft United States (U.S.) positions that will be discussed at the 11th Session of the Codex Committee on Contaminants in Food (CCCF) of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (Codex), taking place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil April 3-7, 2017. The Office of Food Safety and the FDA recognize the importance of providing interested parties the opportunity to obtain background information on the 11th Session of the CCCF and to address items on the agenda.
Revision of the Nutrition Facts Labels for Meat and Poultry; Products and Updating Certain Reference Amounts Customarily Consumed
Document Number: 2017-03390
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-02-22
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
Consistent with the memorandum of January 20, 2017, to the heads of executive departments and agencies from the Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff entitled ``Regulatory Freeze Pending Review,'' the Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is extending by 30 days the public comment period for this proposed rule, which was published on January 19, 2017.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-03382
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-22
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-03380
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-22
Agency: Department of Agriculture