Codex Alimentarius Commission: Meeting of the Codex Committee on Methods of Analysis and Sampling
The Office of Food Safety, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) are sponsoring a public meeting on April 7, 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 to be discussed at the 38th Session of the Codex Committee on Methods of Analysis and Sampling (CCMAS) of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (Codex), taking place in Budapest, Hungary, between May 8 and 12, 2017. The Administrator and Acting Deputy Under Secretary, Office of Food Safety, Office of Food Safety and the FDA recognize the importance of providing interested parties with the opportunity to obtain background information on the 38th Session of the CCMAS and to address items on the agenda.
San Bernardino National Forest, California, Withdrawal of Notice of Intent To Prepare a Joint Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed North-South Project EIR/EIS
On October 2, 2015 (Federal Register Vol. 80, No. 191, page 59728), the San Bernardino National Forest (Forest Service) gave notice that, together with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), the Forest Service intended to prepare a joint Environmental Impact Report and Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS) for the Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) and San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E) proposed North-South Project. The joint EIR/EIS would have met the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The CPUC denied the application on July 14, 2016 based on a lack of need for the proposed pipeline. SoCalGas withdrew their federal application on August 8, 2016 as a result of the CPUC action. Therefore, further preparation of an EIR/EIS is not necessary. The notice of intent is withdrawn and the NEPA process is hereby terminated.
Farm Storage Facility Loan (FSFL) Program; Portable Storage Facilities and Reduced Down Payment for FSFL Microloans; Correction
The Farm Service Agency (FSA) administers the FSFL Program on behalf of the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC). In the final rule that was published in the Federal Register on April 29, 2016, a word was inadvertently removed from the regulations. This document reinserts that word back into the regulation.