Department of Agriculture March 23, 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-05785
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-23
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 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.
Chequamegon Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-05757
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-23
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Chequamegon Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Park Falls, Wisconsin. 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 can be found at the following Web site: http:// cloudapps-usda-gov.force.com/FSSRS/RAC_page?id=001t0000002Jcw YAAS.
Lee Canyon Ski Area Master Development Plan Phase I Environmental Impact Statement. Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, Spring Mountains National Recreation Area, Clark County, Nevada
Document Number: 2017-05754
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-23
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The USDA Forest Service has received a proposal from Lee Canyon ski area to implement the first phase of their accepted master development plan (MDP). Lee Canyon is a mountain resort located 30 miles northwest of Las Vegas, Nevada, in the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area (SMNRA). The MDP is a multi-year plan for improvement and expansion of facilities at the ski area, which operates under a Forest Service special use permit. The Forest Service will prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) to analyze and disclose the potential environmental consequences of authorizing Lee Canyon to implement the first phase of the MDP, which would include updating existing facilities and developing new winter and summer recreation opportunities within the existing ski area permit boundary. Construction would begin soon after the signing of the record of decision (ROD), and would be completed within 5 years.
U.S. Standards for Grades of Shelled Walnuts and Walnuts in the Shell
Document Number: 2017-04805
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-03-23
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
Notice is hereby given that Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is reopening the comment period on the proposed rule that invited comments on the revision of the U.S. Standards for Grades of Shelled Walnuts and U.S. Standards for Grades of Walnuts in the Shell published in the Federal Register on November 25, 2016. The comment period for this proposed rule closed on January 24, 2017. The changes are intended to modernize the standards, and meet consumer demands by providing greater marketing flexibility.