Department of Agriculture October 18, 2019 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive License
Document Number: 2019-22817
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-18
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, intends to grant to East 30 Sensors, 1601 Kitzmiller Rd., Pullman, WA 99163, an exclusive license to U.S. Patent Application No. 16/120,783, ``HIGH TEMPERATURE SOIL PROBE'', filed on September 04, 2018.
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive License
Document Number: 2019-22816
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-18
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, intends to grant to East 30 Sensors, 1601 Kitzmiller Rd., Pullman, WA 99163, an exclusive license to U.S. Patent No. 10,282,955, ``FOREST FIRE FUEL HEAT TRANSFER SENSOR'', issued on May 7, 2019.
Revision of Categorical Eligibility in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP); Reopening of Comment Period
Document Number: 2019-22783
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-10-18
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service
The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS, or the Agency) proposed to make changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Asisstance Program (SNAP) regulations to refine categorical eligibility requirements based on receipt of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) benefits. To aid the public's review of the rulemaking, FNS is providing an informational analysis regarding the potential impacts on participants in the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program. The agency is extending the comment period to provide the public an opportunity to review and provide comment on this document as part of the rulemaking record. Comments that do not pertain to the issues referenced in this additional document are not germane to the extended comment period and will not be accepted.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-22752
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-18
Agency: Department of Agriculture
National Organic Program; Proposed Amendments to the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances per October 2018 NOSB Recommendations (Crops and Handling)
Document Number: 2019-22639
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-10-18
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This proposed rule would amend the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (National List) section of the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA's) organic regulations to implement recommendations submitted to the Secretary of Agriculture (Secretary) by the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB). This rule proposes to add blood meal, made with sodium citrate, to the National List as a soil fertilizer in organic crop production; add natamycin to the National List to prohibit its use in organic crop production; and add tamarind seed gum as a non-organic agricultural substance for use in organic handling when organic forms of tamarind seed gum are not commercially available.