Department of Agriculture August 22, 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Educational Meeting on the Mandatory Inspection of Fish of the Order Siluriformes and Products Derived From Such Fish Final Rule Implementation
Document Number: 2017-17757
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-08-22
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is announcing an educational meeting to discuss the enforcement and implementation of the Final Rule, ``Mandatory Inspection of Fish of the Order Siluriformes and Products Derived from Such Fish.'' Fish of the order Siluriformes include fish of several families, including catfish (fish of the family Ictaluridae), basa, tra, and swai (fish of the family Pangasiidae), and clarias (fish of the Clariidae family). FSIS will present information on the upcoming full implementation of the regulatory requirements at official domestic establishments that process Siluriformes fish and fish products, as well as information on entry procedures and reinspection at official import inspection establishments. FSIS is particularly interested in soliciting participation from representatives from domestic wild-caught operations that process Siluriformes fish and fish products. The primary objectives of the meeting are to provide updated information to stakeholders and to encourage dialogue between FSIS and the Siluriformes fish industry. Affected industry and interested individuals, organizations, and other stakeholders are invited to participate in the meeting.
Huron-Manistee Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-17714
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-22
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.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-17692
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-22
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request-Summer Meals Study
Document Number: 2017-17643
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-22
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice invites the general public and other public agencies to comment on this proposed information collection. This collection is a new collection. The purpose of the Summer Meals Study is for the Food and Nutrition Service to understand the facilitators and barriers to program implementation, perceived benefits and challenges for sponsor and site participation, nutritional quality of meals served, parental awareness, factors influencing child participation, and experience with the Summer Food Service Program and the National School Lunch Program's Seamless Summer Option.
United States Standards for Grades of Frozen Onions
Document Number: 2017-17642
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-08-22
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) of the Department of Agriculture (USDA) is establishing voluntary United States Standards for Grades of Frozen Onions. The grade standards provide a common language for trade, a means of measuring value in the marketing of frozen onions, and guidance on the effective use of frozen onions.
U.S. Standards for Grades of Shelled Walnuts and Walnuts in the Shell
Document Number: 2017-17641
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-08-22
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This rule revises the U.S. Standards for Grades of Shelled Walnuts and the U.S. Standards for Grades of Walnuts in the Shell issued under the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1946. The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) of the Department of Agriculture (USDA) is amending the color requirements to include red-colored walnuts. In addition, AMS is removing the ``Unclassified'' section. These revisions will modernize the standards to more accurately represent today's marketing practices and to meet growing consumer demand by providing greater marketing flexibility.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection Comment Requested-Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) Collection Recipe Submission and Review Forms
Document Number: 2017-17524
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-22
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 this notice announces the Food and Nutrition Service's (FNS) intent to request approval to collect information via online forms. This is a revision of a currently approved information collection request which was transferred from Agricultural Research Service. These voluntary forms (SNAP-Ed Connection Recipe Submission and Review Forms) will be used by Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) instructors, Individuals/Households (consumers from the general public), Business (the private sector), USDA Food program operators, and other Federal entities and State Agencies (school nutrition experts, State Agency nutrition programs) to submit recipes. These same groups will also be able to review recipes. These two voluntary forms (The Recipe Finder Submission Form and The Recipe Review Form) give consumers and nutrition program experts the opportunity to share recipes that they have developed and review recipes that have been submitted by either group.