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

Hazelnuts Grown in Oregon and Washington; Increased Assessment Rate
Document Number: 2017-28171
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-12-29
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This rule implements a recommendation from the Hazelnut Marketing Board (Board) to increase the assessment rate established for the 2017-2018 and subsequent marketing years from $0.005 to $0.006 per pound of hazelnuts handled under the Marketing Order (Order). The assessment rate will remain in effect indefinitely unless modified, suspended, or terminated.
Amendment of the Land Management Plan for Santa Fe National Forest
Document Number: 2017-28134
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-29
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Santa Fe National Forest, located in New Mexico, prepared a significant, programmatic forest plan amendment to allow geothermal leasing to accompany its Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) and a Draft Record of Decision (ROD) for Geothermal Leasing. This notice is to inform the public that a 60-day period is being initiated where individuals or entities with specific concerns on the Santa Fe's Forest Plan Amendment for Geothermal Leasing may file an objection for a Forest Service review prior to the approval of the Record of Decision for Geothermal Leasing.
Notice of Request for Extension or Renewal of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2017-27448
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-29
Agency: Department of Agriculture
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (OASCR) to request a renewal of a currently approved information collection. OASCR will use the information collected to collect the race, ethnicity, and gender (REG) of all program applicants and participants by county and State.