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

Southwest Mississippi Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-14415
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-11
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Southwest Mississippi Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Meadville, Mississippi. 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/mississippi/.
Huron-Manistee Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-14414
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-11
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Huron-Manistee Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Mio, MI. 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 Advisory Committee for Implementation of the National Forest System Land Management Planning Rule
Document Number: 2017-14413
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-11
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 Atlanta, Georgia. The Committee operates in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). Committee information can be found at the Committee's Web site at: https:// www.fs.usda.gov/main/planningrule/committee.
Coconino County Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-14411
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-11
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.
Coconino County Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-14410
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-11
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.
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.
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.
Notice of Request for Revision of Currently Approved Information Collections
Document Number: 2017-14045
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-05
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Foreign Agricultural Service's (FAS) intention to request a revision for currently approved information collections in support of the foreign donation of agricultural commodities under the section 416(b) program, the Food for Progress Program, and the McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-14031
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-05
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-13976
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-03
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Notice of Intent To Certify Washington State Department of Agriculture (Washington); Request for Comments
Document Number: 2017-13880
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-03
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration
We are asking for comments on the quality of services provided by this Delegated State: Washington State Department of Agriculture (Washington).
Opportunity for Designation in the Washington Area; Request for Comments on the Official Agency Servicing This Area
Document Number: 2017-13879
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-03
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration
The designation of the official agency listed below will end on December 31, 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: Washington Department of Agriculture (Washington).
Opportunity for Designation in the Essex, Illinois, Area; Request for Comments on the Official Agency Servicing This Area
Document Number: 2017-13878
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-03
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration
The designation of the official agency listed below will end on December 31, 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: Kankakee Grain Inspection, Inc. (Kankakee).
Designation for the Owensboro, Kentucky; Bloomington, Illinois; Sioux City, Iowa; Grand Forks, North Dakota; and Plainview, Texas, Areas
Document Number: 2017-13877
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-03
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration
GIPSA is announcing the designations of J.W. Barton Grain Inspection Service, Inc. (Barton); Central Illinois Grain Inspection, Inc. (Central Illinois); Sioux City Inspection and Weighing Service Company (Sioux City); Northern Plains Grain Inspection Service, Inc. (Northern Plains) and Plainview Grain Inspection and Weighing Service, Inc. (Plainview) to provide official services under the United States Grain Standards Act (USGSA), as amended.
Opportunity for Designation in the Savage, Minnesota, Area; Request for Comments on the Official Agency Servicing This Area
Document Number: 2017-13876
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-03
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration
The designation of the official agency listed below will end on December 31, 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: State Grain Inspection, Inc. (State Grain).
Opportunity for Designation in the Alabama Area; Request for Comments on the Official Agency Servicing This Area
Document Number: 2017-13873
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-03
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration
The designation of the official agency listed below will end on December 31, 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: Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (Alabama).
Import Reinspection of Fish of the Order Siluriformes
Document Number: 2017-13644
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-07-03
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is announcing that starting August 2, 2017, all shipments of imported Siluriformes fish and fish products entering the United States (U.S.) must be presented at an Official Import Inspection Establishment for reinspection by FSIS personnel.