Department of Agriculture August 8, 2019 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request-Reasons for Underredemption of the WIC Cash-Value Benefit
Document Number: 2019-17016
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-08
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 for Reasons for Underredemption of the WIC Cash-Value Benefit. This collection is a NEW information collection. This study informs the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) about the reasons behind underredemption of the cash-value benefit (CVB) issued to participants in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). FNS is particularly interested in how CVB redemption rates are affected by State agency policies and practices.
Proposed New Fee Site: Conecuh Shooting Range
Document Number: 2019-17015
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-08
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The National Forests in Alabama are proposing to charge a new fee at the Conecuh Shooting Range. Fees are assessed based on the level of amenities and services provided, cost of operation and maintenance, market assessment and public comment. Funds from fees would be used for the continued operation and maintenance of this shooting range including lead abatement, berm maintenance, and removal of shell casings and debris. The proposed new fees to help maintain this site would be: $5 per person per day and $50 for an annual permit.
Request for Applications: The Community Forest and Open Space Conservation Program
Document Number: 2019-17014
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-08
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Forest Service, State and Private Forestry, Cooperative Forestry staff, requests applications for the Community Forest and Open Space Conservation Program (Community Forest Program or CFP). This is a competitive grant program whereby local governments, qualified nonprofit organizations, and Indian tribes are eligible to apply for grants to establish community forests through fee simple acquisition of private forest land from a willing seller. The purpose of the program is to establish community forests by protecting forest land from conversion to non- forest uses and provide community benefits such as sustainable forest management, environmental benefits including clean air, water, and wildlife habitat; benefits from forest-based educational programs; benefits from serving as models of effective forest stewardship; and recreational benefits secured with public access. Eligible lands for grants funded under this program are private forest that is at least five acres in size, suitable to sustain natural vegetation, and at least 75 percent forested. The lands must also be threatened by conversion to non-forest uses, must not be held in trust by the United States on behalf of any Indian Tribe, must not be Tribal allotment lands, must be offered for sale by a willing seller, and if acquired by an eligible entity, must provide defined community benefits under CFP and allow public access.
Adjustment of Appendices Under the Dairy Tariff-Rate Quota Import Licensing Regulation for the 2019 Tariff-Rate Quota Year
Document Number: 2019-16933
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-08
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
This notice announces the transfer of amounts for certain dairy articles from the historical license category (Appendix 1) to the lottery (nonhistorical) license category (Appendix 2) pursuant to the Dairy Tariff-Rate Quota Import Licensing regulations, 7 CFR part 6, for the 2019 quota year.
Assessment of Fees for Dairy Import Licenses for the 2020 Tariff-Rate Import Quota Year
Document Number: 2019-16932
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-08
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
This notice announces a fee of $300 to be charged for the 2020 tariff-rate quota (TRQ) year for each license issued to a person or firm by the Department of Agriculture authorizing the importation of certain dairy articles, which are subject to tariff-rate quotas set forth in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) of the United States.