Department of Agriculture July 6, 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Sweet Onions Grown in the Walla Walla Valley of Southeast Washington and Northeast Oregon; Decreased Assessment Rate
Document Number: 2017-14177
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-06
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
The Department of Agriculture is adopting, as a final rule, without change, an interim rule that implemented a recommendation from the Walla Walla Sweet Onion Marketing Committee (Committee) to decrease the assessment rate established for the 2017 and subsequent fiscal periods from $0.22 to $0.10 per 50-pound bag or equivalent of sweet onions handled. The Committee locally administers the marketing order and is comprised of producers and handlers of sweet onions operating within the area of production along with one public member. The interim rule was necessary to allow the Committee to reduce its financial reserve while still providing adequate funding to meet program expenses.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-14169
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-06
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Craig and Thorne Bay Ranger Districts, Tongass National Forest, Alaska; Prince of Wales Landscape Level Analysis Project Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: 2017-14138
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-06
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service will prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to propose a variety of projects for multiple resource benefits at a landscape level to implement over the course of 10 to 15 years. Both the Craig and Thorne Bay Ranger Districts encompass Prince of Wales Island (POW) and surrounding islands, which serves as the project area for the Prince of Wales Landscape Level Analysis (POW LLA) Project. Our intention is that this project will be a highly collaborative process involving the public at all stages throughout the development of this analysis. A Notice of Intent (NOI) for this project was first published in the Federal Register (81 FR 86320) on November 30, 2016. This Corrected NOI has been prepared to provide a more detailed description of the proposed action developed using comments from the public and stakeholders.
Lassen County Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-14137
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-06
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Lassen County Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Susanville, CA. The RAC 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 RAC 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: https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/lassen/workingtogether/ advisorycommittees.
Lassen County Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-14136
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-06
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Lassen County Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Susanville, CA. The RAC 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 RAC 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: https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/lassen/workingtogether/ advisorycommittees.
Southeast Washington Forest Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-14135
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-06
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Southeast Washington Forest Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Pomeroy, Washington. The RAC 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 RAC is to improve collaborative relationships and to provide advice and recommendations to the Forest Service concerning projects and funding consistent with the Act.
Eastern Region Recreation Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-14134
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-06
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Eastern Region Recreation Resource Advisory Committee (Recreation RAC) is scheduled to meet via conference call. The Recreation RAC is authorized pursuant with the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (the Act) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). Information for the Recreation RAC may be found by visiting the Web site at: https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/r9/recreation/racs.
Coconino County Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-14133
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-06
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Coconino County Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Flagstaff, Arizona. 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: https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/pts/ specialprojects/racs.
Alabama Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-14131
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-06
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Alabama Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Montgomery, Alabama. The RAC 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 RAC is to improve collaborative relationships and to provide advice and recommendations to the Forest Service concerning projects and funding consistent with the Act.
National Organic Program (NOP); Sunset 2017 Amendments to the National List
Document Number: 2017-14006
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-06
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This final rule amends the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (National List) within the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) organic regulations, to prohibit the use of 8 substances in organic production and handling after June 27, 2017: Lignin sulfonate (for use as a floating agent); furosemide; magnesium carbonate; and the nonorganic forms of chia, dillweed oil, frozen galangal, frozen lemongrass, and chipotle chile peppers. This action also renews 3 substances on the National List to continue to allow nonorganic forms of inulin-oligofructose enriched, Turkish bay leaves, and whey protein concentrate in organic products. This action addresses eleven recommendations submitted to the Secretary of Agriculture (Secretary) by the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) following its October 2015 meeting. These recommendations pertain to the NOSB's 2017 sunset review of a portion of the substances on the National List.