Department of Agriculture December 18, 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

National Organic Program (NOP); Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices-Withdrawal
Document Number: 2017-27316
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-12-18
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This proposed rule sets forth the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA or Department) intention to withdraw the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices (OLPP) final rule published in the Federal Register on January 19, 2017, by USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS). The OLPP final rule amends the organic livestock and poultry production requirements in the USDA organic regulations by adding new provisions for livestock handling and transport for slaughter and avian living conditions; and expands and clarifies existing requirements covering livestock care and production practices and mammalian living conditions. The OLPP final rule was originally set to take effect on March 20, 2017. The effective date has been extended to May 14, 2018 under separate actions.
Notice of Intent To Request Approval To Revise and Extend an Information Collection
Document Number: 2017-27177
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-18
Agency: Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) to request approval to revise and extend a currently approved information collection, the Milk and Milk Products Surveys. Revision to burden hours may be needed due to changes in the size of the target population, sample design, and/or questionnaire length.