Department of Agriculture July 17, 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

United States Standards for Lentils
Document Number: C1-2017-14308
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-17
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration
Oral Rabies Vaccine Trial; Availability of a Supplemental Environmental Assessment
Document Number: 2017-14921
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-17
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are advising the public that the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has prepared a supplemental environmental assessment (EA) relative to an oral rabies vaccination field trial in New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Vermont, and West Virginia. The supplemental EA analyzes expanding the field trial for an experimental oral rabies vaccine for wildlife to additional areas in New York, Ohio, and West Virginia. The proposed field trial is necessary to evaluate whether the wildlife rabies vaccine will produce sufficient levels of population immunity against raccoon rabies. We are making the supplemental EA available to the public for review and comment.
Identifying Regulatory Reform Initiatives
Document Number: 2017-14920
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-07-17
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Office of the Secretary
Pursuant to Executive Order 13777Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is requesting ideas from the public on how we can provide better customer service and remove unintended barriers to participation in our programs in ways that least interfere with our customers and allow us to accomplish our mission. To do this, we are specifically asking for public ideas on regulations, guidance documents, or any other policy documents that are in need of reform, for example ideas to modify, streamline, expand, or repeal those items.