Department of Agriculture April 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy; Importation of Animals and Animal Products
Document Number: 2017-08728
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-28
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 activities to prevent the introduction of bovine spongiform encephalopathy into the United States.
Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Credit Account Approval for Reimbursable Services
Document Number: 2017-08727
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-28
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 an extension of approval of an information collection associated with credit account approval for reimbursable services.
Notice of Request for Reinstatement of an Information Collection; Importation of Ruminant and Swine Hides, Bird Trophies, and Deer Hides
Document Number: 2017-08605
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-28
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 reinstatement of an information collection associated with the importation of ruminant and swine hides, bird trophies, and deer hides.
General Conference Committee of the National Poultry Improvement Plan; Meeting
Document Number: 2017-08601
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-28
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are giving notice of a meeting of the General Conference Committee of the National Poultry Improvement Plan.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-08594
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-28
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Black Hills National Forest Advisory Board
Document Number: 2017-08556
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-28
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, the Forest and Rangeland Renewable Resources Planning Act of 1974, the National Forest Management Act of 1976, and the Federal Public Lands Recreation Enhancement Act. 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.
National Advisory Committee for Implementation of the National Forest System Land Management Planning Rule
Document Number: 2017-08555
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-28
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The National Advisory Committee for Implementation of the National Forest System Land Management Planning Rule Committee (Committee) will meet in Houston, Texas. Attendees may also listen via webinar and conference call. The Committee operates in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). Committee information can be found by visiting the Committee's Web site at: http://www.fs.usda.gov/ main/planningrule/committee.
Environmental Policies and Procedures; Corrections
Document Number: 2017-08529
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-04-27
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency, Rural Business-Cooperative Service, Rural Housing Service, Rural Utilities Service
The Rural Business-Cooperative Service, Rural Housing Service, Rural Utilities Service, and Farm Service Agency published a document in the Federal Register on March 2, 2016 (81 FR 11000), entitled ``Environmental Policies and Procedures.'' The rule replaced two existing rules relating to the Agencies' procedures for implementing NEPA. These corrections will replace references in several paragraphs to one of the former rules, 7 CFR part 1940, subpart G, which is now obsolete.
Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests, Palouse Ranger District; Idaho; Moose Creek Project
Document Number: 2017-08496
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-27
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Palouse Ranger District of the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests (NCF) is gathering information to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) to identify and assess potential impacts on the environment as a result of the Moose Creek Project in Latah County, Idaho. The proposed action would use timber harvest and fuels treatment in the West Fork Potlatch River subwatershed in an overarching effort to improve forest health, reduce the risk of potential catastrophic wildfires, and provide for long-term social, ecological, and economic sustainability.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-08418
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-26
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Revision of Land Management Plan for Gila National Forest; Counties of Catron, Grant, Hidalgo, and Sierra, New Mexico
Document Number: 2017-08407
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-26
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
As directed by the National Forest Management Act, the USDA Forest Service is revising the Gila National Forest's Land Management Plan (hereafter referred to as Forest Plan) through development of an associated National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). This notice describes the documents available for review and how to obtain them; summarizes the needs for change to the existing Forest Plan; provides information concerning public participation and collaboration, including the process for submitting comments; provides an estimated schedule for the planning process, including the time available for comments, and includes the names and addresses of agency contacts who can provide additional information.
Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests, Palouse Ranger District; Idaho; Little Boulder Project
Document Number: 2017-08406
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-26
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Little Boulder project was released for public scoping in November 2014. The anticipated National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) analysis level at that time was an environmental assessment. Upon further environmental impact analysis, the responsible official decided to proceed with an environmental impact statement (EIS) to analyze and disclose any significant effects which may result from the proposed action. Those who submitted comments in response to the initial scoping request within the allotted timeframe already have standing to object. To establish standing to object, comments may still be submitted in response to this notice no later than 30 days from May 26, 2017 OR by providing comments during the 45-day comment period following distribution of the draft EIS.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-08359
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-25
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-08324
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-25
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Utilities Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 199, the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) invites comments on this information collection for which RUS intends to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
Notice of Request for Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2017-08323
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-25
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Business-Cooperative Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Rural Business-Cooperative Service gives notice that it is requesting from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of a revision to a currently approved information collection for the Advanced Biofuel Payment Program.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-08315
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-25
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-08291
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-25
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Notice of Request for Reinstatement of an Information Collection; National Animal Health Reporting System
Document Number: 2017-08208
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-24
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 the reinstatement of an information collection associated with the National Animal Health Reporting System.
Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Importation of Fresh Pomegranates From Chile
Document Number: 2017-08207
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-24
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 importation of fresh pomegranates from Chile into the continental United States.
Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Phytophthora Ramorum; Quarantine and Regulations
Document Number: 2017-08206
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-24
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 regulated articles to prevent the spread of Phytophthora ramorum.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-08190
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-24
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-08166
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-24
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Notice of Request for Extension or Renewal of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2017-08151
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-24
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Office of the Secretary
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights to request a renewal to a currently approved information collection for race, ethnicity, and gender along with comments.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-08135
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-21
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-08073
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-21
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-08069
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-21
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Proposed California Federal Milk Marketing Order; Producer Ballots
Document Number: 2017-08033
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-04-21
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), this notice announces the Agricultural Marketing Service's (AMS) intention to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget for a new information collection: Proposed California Federal Milk Marketing Order; Referendum Procedures.
Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Importation of Potatoes From Mexico
Document Number: 2017-08028
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-21
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 importation of potatoes from Mexico.
Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Citrus Canker; Interstate Movement of Regulated Nursery Stock and Fruit From Quarantined Areas
Document Number: 2017-08027
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-21
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 regulated nursery stock and fruit from quarantined areas to prevent the spread of citrus canker.
Notice of Meeting of Expert Panel on Publication of Farm Operator Demographics
Document Number: 2017-07988
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-20
Agency: Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service
The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) announces a meeting of an Expert Panel on Publication of Farm Operator Demographic data obtained through the 2017 Census of Agriculture.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-07980
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-20
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Notice of Request for Renewal of an Approved Information Collection (Modernization of Poultry Slaughter Inspection)
Document Number: 2017-07906
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-19
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is announcing its intention to request a renewal of the approved information collection regarding poultry slaughter inspection. The approval for this information collection will expire on September 30, 2017. There are no changes to the existing information collection.
Availability of an Environmental Assessment for the Field Release of Genetically Engineered Diamondback Moths
Document Number: 2017-07840
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-19
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are advising the public that the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is making available for public comment an environmental assessment prepared in connection with a permit application for the field release of diamondback moths that have been genetically engineered for repressible female lethality and to express red fluorescence as a marker. The purpose of the proposed field release is to assess the feasibility and efficacy of these moths in reducing populations of diamondback moths that are known plant pests and a serious threat to agriculture.
Southern Region Recreation Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-07835
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-18
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Southern Region Recreation Resource Advisory Committee (Recreation RAC) will meet in Decatur, Georgia. The Recreation RAC is authorized pursuant with the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act of 2004 (the Act) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA). Additional information concerning the Recreation RAC can be found by visiting the Recreation RAC's Web site at: http:// www.fs.usda.gov/main/r8/recreation/racs.
Pike/San Isabel National Forests and Cimarron/Comanche National Grasslands; Chaffee County Colorado; Browns Canyon National Monument Plan Assessment
Document Number: 2017-07797
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-18
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
Notice of intent to start the assessment phase for The Browns Canyon National Monument Management PlanPike/San Isabel National Forests and Cimarron/Comanche National Grasslands (PSICC) Plan amendment and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Eastern Colorado Resource Management Plan update. An assessment report of ecological, social, and economic conditions and trends for Browns Canyon National Monument will be prepared for the Pike and San Isabel National Forests and Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands (PSICC) Plan Amendment and Bureau of Land Management Resource Management Plan update.
Forest Resource Coordinating Committee
Document Number: 2017-07763
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-18
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Forest Resource Coordinating Committee (Committee) will meet in Washington, DC. The Committee is established consistent with the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), and the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (the Act). Committee information can be found at the following Web site at http://www.fs.fed.us/spf/ coop/frcc/.
Lake Tahoe Basin Federal Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-07762
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-18
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Lake Tahoe Basin Federal Advisory Committee (LTBFAC) will meet in South Lake Tahoe, California. The Committee is established pursuant to Executive Order 13057, and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972. Additional information concerning the Committee can be found by visiting the Committee's Web site at: http://www.fs.usda.gov/ goto/ltbmu/LTFAC.
Sitka Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-07761
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-18
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Sitka Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Sitka, 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 the Act. RAC information can be found at the following Web site: http://cloudapps-usda-gov.force.com/FSSRS/ RAC_Page?id=001t0000002JcwXAAS.
USDA Farmers Market Application; Notice of Request for Extension and Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2017-07738
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-18
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 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 USDA Farmers Market Application. Copies of this one-time yearly application form to participate in the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farmers Market may be obtained by calling the AMS Transportation and Marketing Program contact listed or visiting the Web site at www.usda.gov/farmersmarket.
Notice of Intent To Certify Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (Alabama); Request for Comments
Document Number: 2017-07702
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-17
Agency: Department of Agriculture
We are asking for comments on the quality of services provided by this Delegated State: Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (Alabama).
Opportunity for Designation in the Montana Area; Request for Comments on the Official Agency Servicing This Area
Document Number: 2017-07701
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-17
Agency: Department of Agriculture
The designation of the official agency listed below will end on June 30, 2017. We are asking persons or governmental agencies interested in providing official services in the areas presently served by this agency to submit an application for designation. In addition, we are asking for comments on the quality of services provided by the following designated agency: Montana Department of Agriculture (Montana).
Notice of Intent To Certify South Carolina Department of Agriculture (South Carolina); Request for Comments
Document Number: 2017-07700
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-17
Agency: Department of Agriculture
We are asking for comments on the quality of services provided by this Delegated State: South Carolina Department of Agriculture (South Carolina).
Opportunity for Designation in the Georgia Area; Request for Comments on the Official Agency Servicing This Area
Document Number: 2017-07699
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-17
Agency: Department of Agriculture
The designation of the official agency listed below will end on June 30, 2017. We are asking persons or governmental agencies interested in providing official services in the areas presently served by this agency to submit an application for designation. In addition, we are asking for comments on the quality of services provided by the following designated agency: Georgia Department of Agriculture (Georgia).
Designation for the Decatur, IN Area
Document Number: 2017-07686
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-17
Agency: Department of Agriculture
GIPSA is announcing the designation of Northeast Indiana Grain Inspection, Inc. (Northeast Indiana) to provide official services under the United States Grain Standards Act (USGSA), as amended.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-07649
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-17
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-07566
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-14
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Superior National Forest; Minnesota; Application for Withdrawal
Document Number: 2017-07489
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-13
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Superior National Forest published a Notice of Intent in the Federal Register on January 13, 2017, describing a submitted application to the Secretary of Interior proposing a withdrawal of approximately 234,328 acres of National Forest System (NFS) lands, for a 20-year term, within the Rainy River Watershed on the Superior National Forest from disposition under United States mineral and geothermal leasing laws, subject to valid existing rights. This proposal will also include an amendment to the Superior National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan to reflect this withdrawal. This notice extends the scoping comment period by 120 days. The purpose of the withdrawal request is protection of the natural resources and waters located on NFS lands from the potential adverse environmental impacts arising from exploration and development of fully Federally-owned minerals conducted pursuant to the mineral leasing laws within the Rainy River Watershed that flow into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness Mining Protection Area (MPA) in northeastern Minnesota. The USFS acknowledges this proposed request subjects these NFS lands to temporary segregation for up to 2 years from entry under the United States mineral and geothermal leasing laws. The lands have been and will remain open to such forms of use and disposition as may be allowed by law on National Forest System lands including the disposition of mineral materials. The USFS recognizes that any segregation or withdrawal of these lands will be subject to valid existing rights and therefore inapplicable to private lands owned in fee, private mineral estates, and private fractional minerals interests. This notice also gives the public an opportunity to comment on the proposed request for withdrawal, and announces the opportunity for a future public meeting.
Information Collection; Request for Comment; National Visitor Use Monitoring
Document Number: 2017-07488
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-13
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Forest Service is seeking comments from all interested individuals and organizations on the extension of a currently approved information collection, National Visitor Use Monitoring (0596-0110).
Agency Information Collection Activities: Recordkeeping of D-SNAP Benefit Issuance and Commodity Distribution for Disaster Relief
Document Number: 2017-07413
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-12
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 revision of a currently approved collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request-Child Nutrition Database
Document Number: 2017-07412
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-12
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 revision of a currently approved collection. This collection is the voluntary submission of data including nutrient data from the food industry to update and expand the Child Nutrition Database in support of the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act.