Department of Agriculture August 3, 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Announcement of Requirements and Registration for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Innovations in Food and Agricultural Science and Technology (I-FAST) Prize Competition
Document Number: 2017-16342
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-03
Agency: Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture
The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is announcing the I-FAST prize competition (the ``I-FAST Competition'' or the ``Competition'') to develop and implement the Innovations in Food and Agricultural Science and Technology (I-FAST) Program. USDA NIFA will partner with the National Science Foundation (NSF) Innovation Corps (I-Corps) to provide entrepreneurship training to USDA NIFA grantees under this I-FAST pilot program. The goals are to identify valuable product opportunities that can emerge from NIFA supported academic research. Selected USDA NIFA I-FAST project teams will have the opportunity to concurrently participate in the educational programs with NSF I-Corps awardees. Over a period of six months the USDA NIFA supported teams in the I-FAST program will learn what it will take to achieve an economic impact with their particular innovation. The final goal of the I-FAST Competition is to facilitate technology transfer of innovations that can make an impact in the marketplace and the global economy.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-16337
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-03
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-16334
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-03
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Notice of Proposed New Fee Site
Document Number: 2017-16310
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-03
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Hiawatha National Forest is proposing new camping fees for the Grand Island National Recreation Area. The following sites are included in the new fee proposal: Channel Marker, Loon Call, Bermuda, Little Dune 1, Little Dune 2, Little Duck, and Driftwood campsites would be $10.00 per night. Gamefence, Hardwood, Hemlock, and Duck Lake campsites would be $8.00 per night. The proposed fee for Murray Bay and Juniper Flats Group Sites would be $30.00 per night. Fees are being proposed based on the level of amenities and services provided, cost of operations and maintenance, and market assessment of each site. Fees are necessary to ensure continued operation, maintenance, and improvements of these facilities. Final fee adjustments will be determined based upon further analysis and public comment.
West Virginia Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-16308
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-03
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The West Virginia Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Elkins, West Virginia. 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://cloudapps-usda- gov.secure.force.com/FSSRS/RAC_Page?id=001t0000002JcuqAAC.
Huron-Manistee Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-16305
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-03
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Huron-Manistee Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Mio, Michigan. 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.
West Virginia Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-16304
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-03
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The West Virginia Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Elkins, West Virginia. 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://cloudapps-usda- gov.secure.force.com/FSSRS/RAC_Page?id=001t0000002JcuqAAC.
Fresno and Madera Counties Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-16303
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-03
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Fresno and Madera Counties Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Clovis, California. 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.
Davy Crockett-Sam Houston Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-16302
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-03
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Davy Crockett-Sam Houston Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Ratcliff, Texas. 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://cloudapps-usda-gov.force.com/ FSSRS/RAC_Page?id=001t0000002JcvhAAC.