Department of Agriculture 2021 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2021-20236
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-20
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Codex Alimentarius Commission: Meeting of the Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses
Document Number: 2021-20225
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-20
Agency: Department of Agriculture
The U.S Codex Office is sponsoring a public meeting on October 19, 2021. 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 Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses (CCNFSDU) of the Codex Alimentarius Commission, which will take place virtually November 19-25, 2021, with report adoption on December 1, 2021. The U.S. Manager for Codex Alimentarius and the Acting Deputy 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 CCNFSDU and to address items on the agenda.
Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Pale Cyst Nematode
Document Number: 2021-20197
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-20
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's intention to request a revision to and extension of approval of an information collection associated with the regulations for the interstate movement of regulated articles to prevent the spread of pale cyst nematode to noninfested areas of the United States.
Notice of Request for Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection; Comments Requested
Document Number: 2021-20104
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-17
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Utilities Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) invites comments on this information collection for which RUS intends to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2021-20096
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-17
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Notice for Comment on Two Strategic Plans for the Subcommittee on Aquaculture Science Planning and Regulatory Efficiency Task Forces and on Updating the National Aquaculture Development Plan
Document Number: 2021-20053
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-16
Agency: Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture
In October 2018, the SCA established a Science Planning Task Force charged with documenting Federal science and technology opportunities and priorities for aquaculture by revising and updating the National Strategic Plan for Federal Aquaculture Research (2014- 2019). Similarly, in February 2019, the SCA established a Regulatory Efficiency Task Force charged with developing a new plan for interagency science and technology coordination to improve regulatory efficiency, research and technology development, and economic growth. The Task Forces are seeking public comment on Science and Regulatory Efficiency strategic plans to determine if their respective topics are adequately covered. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for more details.
Tahoe National Forest; California; North Yuba Landscape Resilience Project EIS
Document Number: 2021-20044
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-16
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, is preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the North Yuba Landscape Resilience Project. The purpose of the Project is to improve and restore forest health and resilience, reduce the risk of uncharacteristic wildfire, protect and secure water supplies, and protect communities from the effects of high-severity wildfire and climate change in the North Yuba River watershed. Actions to reduce hazardous forest fuels and enhance forest resilience to severe disturbances from wildfire, insect and disease infestation, drought, and anticipated future climate change are intended to provide long-term benefits to the Landscape's communities and ecosystems. These actions include several project-specific amendments to the Land Management Plan for the Tahoe National Forest related to management of California spotted owl habitat. The amendments are based on the Conservation Strategy for the California Spotted Owl in the Sierra Nevada (USDA Forest Service 2019) and rely on the best available science.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2021-19983
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-16
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Amendments to the United States Potato Board Membership and Assessment Methods
Document Number: 2021-19676
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-09-16
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This proposal invites comments on amendments to the Potato Research and Promotion Plan (Plan) as recommended by the National Potato Promotion Board (Board) and the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The Board administers the Plan with oversight provided by USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS). The Board recommends changing approved sources of potato production data used to determine the number of Board seats, expanding payment methods used to remit assessments to include electronic submission, and updating the table of Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS) codes and assessment rates for imported potatoes and potato products. Finally, proposed amendments would insert new language eliminating the need to amend the Plan just to update the list of relevant HTS codes.
Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2021-19919
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-15
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Business-Cooperative Service, Rural Housing Service, Rural Utilities Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces RBCS, RHS, and RUS', agencies of the USDA Rural Development (RD) mission area, intention to request an extension to a currently approved information collection for the Strategic Economic and Community Development Program.
Information Collection: Urban Forest Engagement in Atlanta, GA
Document Number: 2021-19766
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-14
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the USDA Forest Service is seeking comments from all interested individuals and organizations on the extension with revisions of a currently approved information collection, Urban Forest Engagement in Atlanta, Georgia.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request: Additional Information To Be Collected Under the Uniform Grant Application Package for Discretionary Grant Programs for the Emergency Food Assistance Program Reach and Resiliency Grants
Document Number: 2021-19764
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-14
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service
This Notice announces that the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) plans to add The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) Reach and Resiliency Grants, as authorized by the American Rescue Plan Act, to its list of approved programs under the Uniform Grant Application for Non-Entitlement Discretionary Grants, as approved under OMB Control Number: 0584-0512 (Expiration Date: July 31, 2022); and that FNS intends to collect additional information for the TEFAP Reach and Resiliency Grants outside of what is currently in the uniform package. This Notice solicits public comments on the additional information to be collected for the TEFAP Reach and Resiliency Grants.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request-School Nutrition and Meal Cost Study-II
Document Number: 2021-19722
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-14
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) invites the general public and other public agencies to comment on this proposed information collection. This collection is a revision of a currently approved collection for the School Nutrition and Meal Cost Study-II (SNMCS-II; OMB control number 0584-0648, expiration date 09/30/2022), with updated data collection instruments for school year (SY) 2022-2023. The purpose of SNMCS-II is to provide a comprehensive picture of school food service operations and the nutritional quality, cost, and acceptability of meals served in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP).
Information Collection: Appeal of Decisions Relating to Occupancy or Use of National Forest System Lands and Resources
Document Number: 2021-19680
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-13
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, is seeking comments from all interested individuals and organizations on the renewal of a currently approved information collection, Appeal of Decisions Relating to Occupancy or Use of National Forest System Lands and Resources.
Modification of Handling Regulations for Irish Potatoes Grown in Designated Idaho and Eastern Oregon Counties
Document Number: 2021-19678
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-09-13
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This final rule revises size requirements for Irish potatoes grown in certain designated counties of Idaho, and Malheur County, Oregon. The Idaho-Eastern Oregon Potato Committee (Committee) recommended this action to improve the handling and marketing of Idaho- Eastern Oregon potatoes and increase returns to producers.
Adjustment of Appendices Under the Dairy Tariff-Rate Quota Import Licensing Regulation; Correction
Document Number: 2021-19660
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-13
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
The Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) published a notice in the Federal Register on September 2, 2021, pertaining to adjustment of appendices under the Dairy Tariff-Rate Quota Import Licensing Regulation. FAS has technical corrections to that document.
Northern Utah Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2021-19657
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-13
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Northern Utah Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will hold a virtual meeting by phone and/or video conference. 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 as well as make recommendations on recreation fee proposals for sites on the Ashley and Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forests, consistent with the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act. RAC information and meeting information can be found at the following websites: https://www.fs.usda.gov/ashley and https://www.fs.usda.gov/ uwcnf.
Determination of Total Amounts of Fiscal Year 2022 WTO Tariff-Rate Quotas for Raw Cane Sugar and Certain Sugars, Syrups and Molasses
Document Number: 2021-19623
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-13
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
The Foreign Agricultural Service announces the establishment of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 (October 1, 2021-September 30, 2022) in- quota aggregate quantity of raw cane sugar at 1,117,195 metric tons raw value (MTRV), and the establishment of the FY 2022 in-quota aggregate quantity of certain sugars, syrups, and molasses (also referred to as refined sugar) at 222,000 MTRV.
Notice of Intent To Request Renewal of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2021-19572
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-10
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) implementing regulations, this notice announces the Economic Research Service's (ERS) intention to request renewal of approval for an annual information collection on supplemental food security questions in the Current Population Survey (CPS), commencing with the December 2022 survey. These data will be used: To monitor household-level food security and food insecurity in the United States; to conduct research on food security and changes in food security for population subgroups; to assess the need for, and performance of, domestic food assistance programs; to improve the measurement of food security; and to provide information to aid in public policy decision making.
Notice of Intent To Issue Forest Order Closing Areas Along the Wildland Urban Interface on the Eastern Side of the Huachuca Mountains to Recreational Shooting
Document Number: 2021-19521
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-10
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, is giving notice of its intent to issue a forest order closing areas in proximity to canyon roads on the eastern side of the Huachuca Mountains in the vicinity of the City of Sierra Vista, Fort Huachuca, and the communities of Hereford and Palominas, Arizona to recreational shooting in advance of the public comment period for the proposed closure. At the end of the period of advance notice, the Forest Service will solicit public comments, as specified in this notice, on the proposed forest order.
Implementation of Telecommunications Provisions of the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018
Document Number: 2021-19319
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-09-10
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Utilities Service
The Rural Utilities Service (RUS) is issuing a final rule with comment to implement statutory provisions of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (2018 Farm Bill). The intent of this rule is to modify existing regulations to include the statutory revisions authorized by the 2018 Farm Bill.
Notification of Availability of a Pest Risk Analysis for the Importation of Fresh Mango (Mangifera indica L.) Fruit From Grenada Into the United States
Document Number: 2021-19497
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-09
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 mango fruit from Grenada into the 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 mango fruit from Grenada. We are making the pest risk analysis available to the public for review and comment.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2021-19363
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-07
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Mandatory Inspection of Egg Substitutes and Freeze-Dried Egg Products Imported Into the United States
Document Number: 2021-19264
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-07
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
On October 29, 2020, the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) published the final rule, ``Egg Products Inspection Regulations,'' which, among other things, announced that FSIS would begin exercising jurisdiction over plants that produce egg substitutes and freeze-dried egg products on October 30, 2023. This notice provides information to foreign countries that already export these products to the United States, as well as countries interested in exporting these products to the United States, about submitting their equivalence documentation to FSIS so that the Agency can begin assessing their eligibility before October 30, 2023.
Termination of the Marketing Order for Irish Potatoes Grown in Washington State
Document Number: 2021-19238
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-09-07
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This rule invites comments on the proposed termination of the Federal marketing order regulating the handling of Irish potatoes grown in Washington, and the rules and regulations issued thereunder. The marketing order is administered locally by the State of Washington Potato Committee (Committee), which unanimously recommended its termination at a meeting held on June 11, 2020. This recommendation is based on the Committee's determination that the marketing order is no longer an effective marketing tool for the Washington potato industry and that termination would best serve the current needs of the industry by eliminating the cost associated with its operation.
Notice of Solicitation of Applications for Inviting Applications for the Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant Programs for Fiscal Year 2022
Document Number: 2021-19177
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-07
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Business-Cooperative Service
The Rural Business-Cooperative Service (Agency), an agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) invites applications for loans and grants under the Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant Programs (REDLG or Programs) for fiscal year (FY) 2022, subject to the availability of funding. This notice is being issued to allow applicants sufficient time to leverage financing, prepare and submit their applications, and give the Agency time to process applications within FY 2022. Successful applications will be selected by the Agency for funding and subsequently awarded to the extent that funding may ultimately be made available through appropriations. An announcement on the Agency website at https://www.rd.usda.gov/newsroom/notices- solicitation-applications-nosas will identify the amount received in the FY 22 appropriations.
Missouri River Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2021-19077
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-03
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Missouri River Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will hold a virtual meeting. 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 as well as make recommendations on recreation fee proposals for sites on the Helena Lewis and Clark National Forest within Broadwater, Lewis & Clark, and Teton Counties, consistent with the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act. RAC information and virtual meeting information can be found at the following website: https://www.fs.usda.gov/hlcnf/.
Labeling of Meat or Poultry Products Comprised of or Containing Cultured Animal Cells
Document Number: 2021-19057
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-09-03
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is publishing this advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) to request comments pertaining to the labeling of meat and poultry products comprised of or containing cultured cells derived from animals subject to the Federal Meat Inspection Act or the Poultry Products Inspection Act. Issues raised in the comments submitted in response to this ANPR will inform future rulemaking to establish labeling requirements for these products. This ANPR also discusses how FSIS will generally evaluate labels for these products if they are submitted before the Agency completes rulemaking.
Fees for Supervision of Official Inspection and Weighing Services Performed by Delegated States and Designated Agencies, Miscellaneous Fees for Other Services, and Removal of Specific Fee References
Document Number: 2021-19034
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-09-03
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This final rule revises regulations under authority of the United States Grain Standards Act (USGSA) by implementing a standardized formula model for calculating Federal Grain Inspection Service (FGIS) supervision fees. The revision enables FGIS to adjust supervision fees annually in order to maintain an appropriate operating reserve as required by the USGSA. As with other Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) fee-based programs, AMS will publish annual FGIS fee updates in the Federal Register and post updated fee schedules on its website. The revision also eliminates or revises certain registration and duplication fees charged by FGIS.
Publication of Depreciation Rates
Document Number: 2021-19018
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-03
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Utilities Service
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Utilities Service (RUS) administers rural utilities programs, including the Telecommunications Program. RUS announces the depreciation rates for telecommunications plant for the period ending December 31, 2020.
Adjustment of Appendices Under the Dairy Tariff-Rate Quota Import Licensing Regulation
Document Number: 2021-19106
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-02
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 for the 2021 quota year. In addition, adjustments have been made to the Appendices to reflect changes to United Kingdom (UK) and European Union (EU) country allocations for certain tariff rate quotas (TRQs) and other changes to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS) made by the U.S. Trade Representative in response to the withdrawal of the UK from the EU and the accession of Croatia to the EU, which will go into effect for the 2022 quota year. Appendices 1 and 2 for the EU-27 for Additional U.S. Note 16 to Chapter 4 have also been adjusted to account for a clerical error in last year's Appendices 1 and 2 published amounts. This correction does not increase the overall quantity allotted to the EU-27 and the UK.
Assessment of Fees for Dairy Import Licenses for the 2022 Tariff-Rate Import Quota Year
Document Number: 2021-19090
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-02
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
This notice announces a fee of $324 to be charged for the 2022 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.
Cibola National Forest; New Mexico; Revision of the Land Management Plan for the Cibola National Forest
Document Number: 2021-18961
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-02
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Forest Service is revising the Cibola National Forest's Land Management Plan (Forest Plan). The Forest Service has prepared a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for its revised Forest Plan and a draft Record of Decision (ROD). This notice is to inform the public that the Cibola National Forest is initiating a 60-day period where individuals or entities with specific concerns about the Cibola National Forest's revised Forest Plan and the associated FEIS may file objections for Forest Service review prior to the approval of the revised Forest Plan. This is also an opportunity to object to the Regional Forester's list of species of conservation concern for the Cibola National Forest.
Santa Fe National Forest; New Mexico; Revision of the Land Management Plan for the Santa Fe National Forest
Document Number: 2021-18959
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-02
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Forest Service is revising the Santa Fe National Forest's Land Management Plan (Forest Plan). The Forest Service has prepared a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for its revised Forest Plan and a draft Record of Decision (ROD). This notice is to inform the public that the Santa Fe National Forest is initiating a 60-day period where individuals or entities with specific concerns about the Santa Fe National Forest's revised Forest Plan and the associated FEIS may file objections for Forest Service review prior to the approval of the revised Forest Plan. This is also an opportunity to object to the Regional Forester's list of species of conservation concern for the Santa Fe National Forest.
Carson National Forest; New Mexico; Revision of the Land Management Plan for the Carson National Forest
Document Number: 2021-18957
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-02
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Forest Service is revising the Carson National Forest's Land Management Plan (Forest Plan). The Forest Service has prepared a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for its revised Forest Plan and a draft Record of Decision (ROD). This notice is to inform the public that the Carson National Forest is initiating a 60-day period where individuals or entities with specific concerns about the Carson National Forest's revised Forest Plan and the associated FEIS may file objections for Forest Service review prior to the approval of the revised Forest Plan. This is also an opportunity to object to the Regional Forester's list of species of conservation concern for the Carson National Forest.
Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; African Swine Fever; Importation of Live Dogs for Resale From Regions Where African Swine Fever Exists or Is Reasonably Believed To Exist
Document Number: 2021-18920
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-02
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's intention to request an extension of approval of an information collection associated with the importation of live dogs for resale from regions where African swine fever exists or is reasonably believed to exist.
Notice of Request for Approval of an Information Collection; Control and Eradication of African Swine Fever; Conditions for Payment of Indemnity Claims
Document Number: 2021-18919
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-02
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's intention to request approval of a new information collection associated with the payment of indemnity claims related to African swine fever.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Non-Discretionary Quality Control Provisions of Title IV of the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018; Correction
Document Number: 2021-18743
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-09-02
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service
This document contains a correction to an interim final rule published in the Federal Register on Friday, August 13, 2021. The rule codifies statutory requirements enacted by the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018. This document also extends the comment period for the interim final rule.
Virginia Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2021-18865
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-01
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Virginia Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will hold a virtual meeting by phone and/or video conference. 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. Additional RAC information, including the meeting agenda and the meeting summary/minutes, can be found at the following website: www.fs.fed.us/r8/gwj.
Lynn Canal Icy Strait Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2021-18838
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-01
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Lynn Canal Icy Strait (LCIS) Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will hold a virtual meeting via Microsoft Teams. 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. The committee also makes recommendations on recreation fee proposals for sites on the Tongass National Forest within boroughs associated with the LCIS RAC, consistent with the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act. General RAC information can be found at the following website: http://www.fs.usda.gov/main/pts/ specialprojects/racweb.
Sabine-Angelina Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2021-18837
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-01
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Sabine-Angelina Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will hold two virtual meetings by telephone teleconference. 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 as well as make recommendations on recreation fee proposals for sites on the Sabine National Forest within Sabine and Shelby Counties, consistent with the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act. RAC information and virtual meeting information can be found at the following website: https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/pts/ specialprojects/racs.
WTO Agricultural Quantity-Based Safeguard Trigger Levels
Document Number: 2021-18817
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-01
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
This notice lists the updated quantity-based trigger levels for products which may be subject to additional import duties under the safeguard provisions of the WTO Agreement on Agriculture. This notice also includes the relevant period applicable for the trigger levels on each of the listed products.
Pandemic Response and Safety Program; Request for Emergency Approval of a New Information Collection
Document Number: 2021-18810
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-01
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Marketing Service's (AMS) intention to seek approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for a new information collection to administer the Pandemic Response and Safety Program (PRS) under its Grants Division. AMS Grants Division is implementing this new grant program under section 751 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (CAA), which directs the Secretary of Agriculture to provide ``grants and loans to small or midsized food processors or distributors, seafood processing facilities and processing vessels, farmers markets, producers, or other organizations to respond to coronavirus, including for measures to protect workers against the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).''
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records Revision
Document Number: 2021-18808
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-01
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service
Pursuant to the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974, and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular No. A-108, notice is given that a component agency, the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is proposing to modify the system of records, currently titled USDA/FNS-11, ``Information on Persons Identified as Responsible for Serious Deficiencies, Proposed for Disqualification, or Disqualified to Participate as Principals or Family Day Care Home Operators in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP),'' 69 FR 6933, published February 12, 2004, to include unaffiliated centers and responsible individuals of unaffiliated centers terminated or otherwise disqualified from participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program, and service institutions and responsible individuals that have been terminated or otherwise disqualified from participation in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). The system of records will continue to include the records of institutions, day care home providers, and responsible individuals who have been terminated or otherwise disqualified from participation in the Child and Adult Care Food Program.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2021-18796
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-01
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery
Document Number: 2021-18795
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-01
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's intention to request a revision to and extension of approval of an information collection associated with qualitative customer and stakeholder feedback on service delivery by the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
Notice for Comment on Two Strategic Plans for the Subcommittee on Aquaculture Science Planning and Regulatory Efficiency Task Forces and on Updating the National Aquaculture Development Plan
Document Number: 2021-18723
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-01
Agency: Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture
In October 2018, the SCA established a Science Planning Task Force charged with documenting Federal science and technology opportunities and priorities for aquaculture by revising and updating the National Strategic Plan for Federal Aquaculture Research (2014- 2019). Similarly, in February 2019, the SCA established a Regulatory Efficiency Task Force charged with developing a new plan for interagency science and technology coordination to improve regulatory efficiency, research and technology development, and economic growth. The Task Forces are seeking public comment on Science and Regulatory Efficiency strategic plans to determine if their respective topics are adequately covered. See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for more details.
Establishment of a Dairy Donation Program
Document Number: 2021-18606
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-09-01
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This rule establishes the Dairy Donation Program as required by the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021. Under the program, eligible dairy organizations that account to a Federal milk marketing order and incur a qualified expense related to certain dairy product donations may apply for and receive reimbursements for those donations. The program is intended to facilitate donation of eligible dairy products and prevent and minimize food waste.
Concurrence With OIE Risk Designations for Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy
Document Number: 2021-18788
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-31
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are advising the public of our decision to concur with the World Organization for Animal Health's (OIE) bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) risk designations for Ecuador and Serbia. The OIE recognizes Ecuador as being of controlled risk for BSE and Serbia as being of negligible risk for BSE. We are taking this action based on our review of information supporting the OIE's risk designations for these regions.