Department of Agriculture August 29, 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Inviting Applications for Value-Added Producer Grants and Solicitation of Grant Reviewers
Document Number: 2017-18306
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-29
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Business-Cooperative Service
This Notice announces that the Rural Business-Cooperative Service (Agency) is accepting applications for the Value-Added Producer Grant (VAPG) program. Approximately $18 million is currently available. The Agency may also utilize any funding that become available after publishing this notice. Enactment of a continuing resolution or an appropriations act may affect the availability or level of funding for this program. The Agency will publish the program funding level on the Rural Development Web site (https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/ value-added-producer-grants). Section VII also announces solicitation of non-Federal independent grant reviewers to evaluate and score applications submitted under this Notice.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-18293
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-29
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Plants for Planting Regulations
Document Number: 2017-18279
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-29
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's intention to request a revision to and extension of approval of an information collection associated with the plants for planting regulations.
Notice of New Fee Sites
Document Number: 2017-18233
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-29
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Green Mountain and Finger Lakes National Forests are proposing several new fees to recreation areas on the three ranger districts located within the Forests. Fees are assessed based on the level of amenities and services provided, cost of operations and maintenance and market assessment. These fees are proposed and will be determined upon further analysis and public comment. Fee revenue would be used for the continued operation and maintenance as well as improvements to the facilities within the recreation areas. An analysis of nearby recreation facilities with similar amenities shows that the proposed fees are reasonable and typical of similar sites in the area.
Butte County Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-18232
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-29
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Butte County Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Oroville, 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 the Act. RAC information can be found at the following Web site: http://www.fs.usda.gov/main/pts/ specialprojects/racweb.
Butte County Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-18231
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-29
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Butte County Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Oroville, 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. RAC information can be found at the following Web site: http://www.fs.usda.gov/main/pts/ specialprojects/racweb.
Information Collection Request; County Committee Elections
Document Number: 2017-18223
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-29
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Farm Service Agency (FSA) is requesting comments from all interested individuals and entities on an extension of a currently approved information collection associated with the FSA county committee elections. The collection of information from FSA farmers and ranchers is used to receive nominations from eligible voters for the FSA county committee.
Request for Nominations of Members for the National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics Advisory Board, Specialty Crop Committee, and National Genetics Advisory Council
Document Number: 2017-18180
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-29
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Office of the Secretary
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announces the re-opening of the solicitation for nominations to fill vacancies on the National Agricultural Research, Extension, Education, and Economics (NAREEE) Advisory Board and its subcommittees. There are ten vacancies on the NAREEE Advisory Board; three vacancies on the Specialty Crop Committee; and three vacancies on the National Genetics Advisory Council. Nominations submitted during the original submission period do not need to be resubmitted.