Department of Agriculture December 27, 2019 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Addition of Burma (Myanmar) to the List of Regions Affected With African Swine Fever
Document Number: 2019-27910
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-27
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are advising the public that we have added Burma (Myanmar) to the list of regions that the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service considers to be affected with African swine fever (ASF). We have taken this action because of confirmation of ASF in Burma (Myanmar).
Addition of Serbia to the List of Regions Affected With African Swine Fever
Document Number: 2019-27908
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-27
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are advising the public that we have added Serbia to the list of regions that the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service considers to be affected with African swine fever (ASF). We have taken this action because of confirmation of ASF in Serbia.
Food Safety and Inspection Service Labeling Guideline on Documentation Needed To Substantiate Animal Raising Claims for Label Submission
Document Number: 2019-27845
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-27
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is announcing the availability of an updated version of its guideline on documentation needed to support animal-raising claims made on meat or poultry product labeling. Official establishments submit this documentation to the Agency when they apply for approval of labels with animal raising claims. The updated guideline includes changes made in response to comments on the guideline posted in October 2016. This Federal Register notice also summarizes and responds to issues raised in petitions submitted to the Agency by animal welfare advocacy organizations.
Advanced Biofuel Payment Program
Document Number: 2019-27396
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-27
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Business-Cooperative Service
The Rural Business-Cooperative Service (Agency or RBS) published an interim rule in the Federal Register on February 11, 2011. Through this action, RBS finalizes the rule based on public comments and new program requirements established in the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 (2018 Farm Bill).