Department of Agriculture July 7, 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Availability of a Final Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for the Field Release of Genetically Engineered Diamondback Moths
Document Number: 2017-14345
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-07
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are advising the public that the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has prepared a final environmental assessment and finding of no significant impact and will issue a permit for the field release of diamondback moths that have been genetically engineered for repressible female lethality, also known as female autocide. Based on its finding of no significant impact, APHIS has determined that an environmental impact statement need not be prepared.
United States Standards for Beans
Document Number: 2017-14309
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-07
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration
This action is being taken under the authority of the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946, as amended, (AMA). The Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) is revising the United States Standards for Beans to (1) establish a class and grade requirement chart for ``chickpea,'' also known as ``garbanzo bean,'' and (2) establish a new grade determining factor, definition, factor limits, and visual reference image for ``contrasting chickpeas.'' GIPSA believes these revisions will help facilitate the marketing of chickpeas and improve the application of the standards.
United States Standards for Lentils
Document Number: 2017-14308
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-07
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration
This action is being taken under the authority of the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946, as amended, (AMA). The Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) is revising the United States Standards for Lentils to establish an additional grading factor, definition, grade requirements, and visual reference images for ``wrinkled lentils,'' and establish a special grade, definition, special grade requirements, designation, and visual reference images for ``green lentils.'' GIPSA believes these revisions will improve the application of standards and facilitate the marketing of lentils.
Availability of FSIS Guidance for Importing Meat, Poultry, and Egg Products Into the United States
Document Number: 2017-14287
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-07
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is announcing the availability of and requesting comment on guidance for importing meat, poultry, and egg products into the United States. This guidance is intended to help U.S. importers, customs brokers, official import inspection establishments, egg products plants, and other interested parties understand and comply with FSIS import requirements.