Department of Agriculture May 2019 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Request for Extension of Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2019-09339
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-07
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Utility Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) invites comments on this information collection for which approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) will be requested.
Klamath National Forest; California; Pumice Vegetation Management Project
Document Number: 2019-09310
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-07
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Klamath National Forest is withdrawing its Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Pumice Vegetation Management Project. The original NOI was published in the Federal Register on November 9, 2011. No significant issues were identified during this scoping period or any other opportunity to comment. Upon further evaluation, no potential significant impacts to the human environment are associated with the project. As a result, the Forest is withdrawing its intent to prepare an EIS and is now preparing an Environmental Assessment (EA). All comments previously received regarding this project will be retained and considered in the development of the EA. If it is determined that the project may have significant impacts, the EIS process will be reinitiated and a NOI will be published.
Codex Alimentarius Commission: Meeting of the Codex Alimentarius Commission
Document Number: 2019-09276
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-07
Agency: Department of Agriculture
The U.S Codex Office is sponsoring a public meeting on June 21, 2019. The objective of the public meeting is to provide information and receive public comments on agenda items and draft United States (U.S.) positions to be discussed at the 42nd Session of the of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC), in Geneva, Switzerland, on July 8- 12, 2019. The U.S. Manager for Codex Alimentarius and the Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs recognize the importance of providing interested parties the opportunity to obtain background information on the 42nd Session of the CAC and to address items on the agenda.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-09275
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-07
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Agency Information Collection Activities: Employment and Training Performance Measurement, Monitoring and Reporting Requirements
Document Number: 2019-09254
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-07
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 an extension, without change, of a currently approved collection for annual outcome data for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Employment and Training (E&T) programs, as mandated by Section 16(h)(5) of the Food and Nutrition Act (FNA) and as amended by section 4022 of the Agricultural Act of 2014.
Information Collection Request for Multiple Peril Crop Insurance
Document Number: 2019-09223
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-06
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) is requesting comments from all interested individuals and organizations on an extension and revision of a currently approved information collection request associated with the Multiple Peril Crop Insurance. The information collection is necessary for producers to submit for their participation in the Federal crop insurance program.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-09158
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-06
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-09157
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-06
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Miscellaneous Conservation Provisions
Document Number: 2019-09151
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-05-06
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation, Natural Resources Conservation Service
The Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 (the 2018 Farm Bill) made several minor changes to certain of the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) conservation programs and related requirements. The conservation programs and related requirements include the administration of the State Technical Committee, the Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act Program, the Healthy Forests Reserve Program (HFRP), the Technical Service Provider (TSP) Assistance provisions, and the Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentive Program (VPA-HIP). This rule makes changes to the existing regulations for the conservation programs that are consistent with the changes made by the 2018 Farm Bill.
Marketing Order Regulating the Handling of Spearmint Oil Produced in the Far West; Salable Quantities and Allotment Percentages for the 2019-2020 Marketing Year
Document Number: 2019-09149
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-05-06
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This final rule implements a recommendation from the Far West Spearmint Oil Administrative Committee (Committee) to establish salable quantities and allotment percentages of Class 1 (Scotch) and Class 3 (Native) spearmint oil produced in Washington, Idaho, Oregon, and designated parts of Nevada and Utah (the Far West) for the 2019-2020 marketing year. This rule also removes references to past volume regulation no longer in effect.
U.S. Standards for Grades of Apples
Document Number: 2019-09013
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-05-06
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) of the Department of Agriculture (USDA) proposes to revise the U.S. Standards for Grades of Apples by removing smooth net-like russeting as a grade-determining factor in the U.S. Extra Fancy, U.S. Fancy, and U.S. No. 1 grades for Fuji apples. In addition, AMS proposes to remove obsolete references to the location where color standards may be examined and purchased. The changes will modernize the standards and meet growing consumer demand by providing greater marketing flexibility.
Notice of Intent To Seek OMB Approval To Collect Information: Forms Pertaining to the Scientific Peer Preview of ARS Research Projects, Correction
Document Number: 2019-09129
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-03
Agency: Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture
The Agricultural Research Service published a document in the Federal Register of April 30, 2019 concerning request for comments on forms pertaining to the scientific peer preview of ARS research projects. The document was missing the collection title, OMB number and expiration date.
Alabama Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2019-09103
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-03
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Alabama Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Montgomery, Alabama. 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 Title II of the Act. RAC information, including the meeting summary/minutes can be found at the following website: https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/alabama/workingtogether/ advisorycommittees.
Plumas County Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2019-09095
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-03
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Plumas County Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Quincy, 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 title II of the Act. RAC information, including the meeting summary/minutes can be found at the following website: https://cloudapps-usda-gov.secure.force.com/FSSRS/ RAC_Page?id=001t0000002Jcw7AAC.
Southeast Washington Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2019-09094
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-03
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Southeast Washington Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Pomeroy, Washington. 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 Title II of the Act.
Black Hills National Forest Advisory Board
Document Number: 2019-09093
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-03
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Black Hills National Forest Advisory Board (Board) will meet in Rapid City, South Dakota. The Board is established consistent with the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the Forest and Rangeland Renewable Resources Planning Act of 1974, the National Forest Management Act of 1976, and the Federal Public Lands Recreation Enhancement Act. Additional information concerning the Board, including the meeting summary/minutes, can be found by visiting the Board's website at: https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/ blackhills/workingtogether/advisorycommittees.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Information Collection; Comment Request-CACFP National Disqualified List
Document Number: 2019-09022
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-03
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice invites the general public and public agencies to comment on a proposed information collection. This collection is an extension, without change, of a currently approved collection for maintaining the National Disqualified List of institutions, day care home providers, and individuals that have been terminated or otherwise disqualified from Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) participation. These federal requirements affect eligibility under the CACFP. The State Agencies are required to enter data as institutions and individuals become disqualified from participating in the CACFP. The collection is the result of a FNS web-based system constructed to update and maintain the list of disqualified institutions and individuals so that no State agency or sponsoring organization may approve any entity on the National Disqualified List to ensure the integrity of the Program.
General Conference Committee of the National Poultry Improvement Plan; Meeting
Document Number: 2019-09015
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-03
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are giving notice of a meeting of the General Conference Committee of the National Poultry Improvement Plan.
Notice of Availability of a Pest Risk Analysis for the Importation of Fresh Mamey Sapote Fruit From Mexico Into the Continental United States
Document Number: 2019-08970
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-02
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are advising the public that we have prepared a pest risk analysis that evaluates the risks associated with importation of fresh mamey sapote fruit from Mexico into the continental United States. Based on the analysis, we have determined that the application of one or more phytosanitary measures will be sufficient to mitigate the risks of introducing or disseminating plant pests or noxious weeds via the importation of fresh mamey sapote fruit from Mexico. We are making the pest risk analysis available to the public for review and comment.
Notice of Availability of a Pest Risk Analysis for the Importation of Fresh Mombin Fruit From Mexico Into the Continental United States
Document Number: 2019-08969
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-02
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are advising the public that we have prepared a pest risk analysis that evaluates the risks associated with importation of fresh mombin fruit from Mexico into the continental United States. Based on the analysis, we have determined that the application of one or more phytosanitary measures will be sufficient to mitigate the risks of introducing or disseminating plant pests or noxious weeds via the importation of fresh mombin fruit from Mexico. We are making the pest risk analysis available to the public for review and comment.
Notice of Availability of a Pest Risk Analysis for the Importation of Fresh Soursop Fruit From Mexico Into the Continental United States
Document Number: 2019-08966
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-02
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are advising the public that we have prepared a pest risk analysis that evaluates the risks associated with importation of fresh soursop fruit from Mexico into the continental United States. Based on the analysis, we have determined that the application of one or more phytosanitary measures will be sufficient to mitigate the risks of introducing or disseminating plant pests or noxious weeds via the importation of fresh soursop fruit from Mexico. We are making the pest risk analysis available to the public for review and comment.
Notice of Availability of a Pest Risk Analysis for the Importation of Fresh Sapodilla Fruit From Mexico Into the Continental United States
Document Number: 2019-08965
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-02
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are advising the public that we have prepared a pest risk analysis that evaluates the risks associated with importation of fresh sapodilla fruit from Mexico into the continental United States. Based on the analysis, we have determined that the application of one or more phytosanitary measures will be sufficient to mitigate the risks of introducing or disseminating plant pests or noxious weeds via the importation of fresh sapodilla fruit from Mexico. We are making the pest risk analysis available to the public for review and comment.
Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-08935
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-02
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Business-Cooperative Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Rural Business-Cooperative Service's intention to request an extension for a currently approved information collection in support of the Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant Program.
Announcement of Loan Applications Procedures and Deadlines for the Rural Energy Savings Program (RESP); Update
Document Number: 2019-08796
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-01
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Utilities Service
The Rural Utilities Service (RUS), a Rural Development agency of the United States Department of Agriculture, published a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) in the Federal Register on Monday, August 6, 2018 (83 FR 38273) announcing funding availability, soliciting letters of intent for loan applications, outlining the application process for those loans, and setting forth deadlines for applications from eligible entities under the Rural Energy Savings Program (RESP). Since the publication of the NOFA, the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (2018 Farm Bill) became law on December 20, 2018, and included statutory changes affecting RESP. The purpose of this notice is to inform the public of changes made to RESP pursuant to section 6303 of the Farm Bill.
Notice of Availability of a Pest Risk Analysis for the Importation of Fresh Citrus From China Into the Continental United States
Document Number: 2019-08767
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-01
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are advising the public that we have prepared a pest risk analysis that evaluates the risks associated with the importation of fresh citrus fruit (pomelo, Nanfeng honey mandarin, ponkan, sweet orange, and Satsuma mandarin) from China into the continental United States. Based on the analysis, we have determined that the application of one or more phytosanitary measures will be sufficient to mitigate the risks of introducing or disseminating plant pests or noxious weeds via the importation of fresh citrus fruit from China. We are making the pest risk analysis available to the public for review and comment.