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United States Standards for Lentils
Document Number: 2021-12564
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-15
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This action is being taken under the authority of the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946, as amended, (AMA). The United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is revising the method of interpretation for the determination of the special grade ``Green'' in the Pea and Lentil Inspection Handbook pertaining to the class ``Lentils,'' in the U.S. Standards for Lentils. Stakeholders in the lentil processing/handling industry requested that AMS amend the interpretation of the special grade ``Green'' in the Lentil inspection instructions by redefining the definition and including criteria for the inclusion of mottled lentils.
Rural Innovation Stronger Economy (RISE) Grant Program
Document Number: 2021-12334
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-06-15
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Business-Cooperative Service
The Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBCS), an agency of the Rural Development mission area within the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), hereinafter referred to as the Agency, is issuing a final rule to establish the Rural Innovation Stronger Economy (RISE) program as authorized by Section 6424 of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (2018 Farm Bill) to improve the ability of distressed rural communities to create high-wage jobs, accelerate the formation of new businesses, and help rural communities identify and maximize local assets.
Notice of Request for Reinstatement of an Information Collection; National Animal Health Monitoring System; Bison 2022 Study
Document Number: 2021-12420
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-14
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 the reinstatement of an information collection to conduct the National Animal Health Monitoring System Bison 2022 Study.
Addition of Thailand to the List of Regions Considered Affected With African Horse Sickness
Document Number: 2021-12419
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-14
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are advising the public that we have added Thailand to the list of regions that the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service considers to be affected with African horse sickness (AHS). We have taken this action because of confirmation of AHS in Thailand.
Inviting Applications for Rural Cooperative Development Grants
Document Number: 2021-12292
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-11
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Business-Cooperative Service
This Notice announces that the Rural Business-Cooperative Service (Agency) is accepting fiscal year (FY) 2021 applications for the Rural Cooperative Development Grant (RCDG) program. The program funding level for FY 2021 is a total of $5.8 million. The purpose of this program is to provide financial assistance to improve the economic condition of rural areas through cooperative development. Eligible applicants are non-profit corporations and institutions of higher education.
Siskiyou County Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2021-12260
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-11
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Siskiyou County Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet virtually 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. RAC information can be found at the following website: https:// www.fs.usda.gov/main/klamath/workingtogether/advisorycommitte es.
Trinity County Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2021-12257
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-11
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Trinity County Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet virtually 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. RAC information can be found at the following website: https:// www.fs.usda.gov/main/stnf/workingtogether/advisorycommittees.
Revision of Categorical Eligibility in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP); Withdrawal
Document Number: 2021-12183
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-06-10
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service
This document informs the public that the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is withdrawing the proposed rule titled Revision of Categorical Eligibility in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) that published in the Federal Register on July 24, 2019. This rule would have refined how receipt of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) benefits may confer categorical eligibility for SNAP. The rule would have also required State agencies to include in their SNAP State Plan of Operations all non-cash TANF benefits and certain cash TANF benefits that confer categorical eligibility. After reviewing and considering the comments received, the proposed rule is being withdrawn.
Notice of Request for Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2021-12146
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-10
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Utilities Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Rural Utilities Service's (RUS) intention to request a revision of a currently approved information collection package and invites comments.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Forms: Applications, Periodic Reporting, and Notices
Document Number: 2021-12143
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-10
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 the proposed information collection. This is a revision of the currently approved collection for the applications, periodic reporting, and notices burden calculations for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2021-12123
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-10
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Advisory Committee (Committee) will hold a virtual meeting. The committee is authorized under Title IV of Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009. The purpose of the committee is to improve collaborative relationships and to provide advice and recommendations to the Secretary of Agriculture (Secretary) on the selection of collaborative forest landscape restoration proposals as provided in section 8629 of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018. Committee information can be found at the following website: https://www.fs.fed.us/restoration/ CFLRP/advisory-panel.shtml.
Civil Monetary Penalty Inflation Adjustments for 2021; Correction
Document Number: 2021-12110
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-06-09
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Office of the Secretary
On May 10, 2021, we published a final rule amending the U.S. Department of Agriculture's civil monetary penalty regulations by making inflation adjustments as mandated by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015. We are correcting an error that appeared in that final rule.
Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program
Document Number: 2021-11937
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-06-09
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Housing Service
The Rural Housing Service (RHS or Agency), proposes to amend the current regulation for the Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program (SFHGLP) to update the requirements for Federally supervised lenders, minimum net worth and experience for non-supervised lenders, approved lender participation requirements, treatment of applicants with delinquent child support payments and builder credit requirements. These changes would promote an efficient and robust management and oversight structure of lenders in the SFHGLP, strengthen underwriting practices by denying loan guarantees for applicants who are subject to administrative offset to collect delinquent child support payments and streamline requirements for screening builder-contractors by lenders.
Information Collection; Community Forest and Open Space Program
Document Number: 2021-11885
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-07
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Forest Service is seeking comments from all interested individuals and organizations on the extension with revision of a currently approved information collection, Community Forest and Open Space Program.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2021-11875
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-07
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Emergency Management Response System
Document Number: 2021-11831
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-07
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 Emergency Management Response System.
Forest Service Handbook (FSH) 5509.11, Chapter Twenty, Section 21; Title Claims, Sales, and Grants Handbook; Sales
Document Number: 2021-11731
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-04
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
Following 2018 Farm Bill amendments to the Small Tracts Act (STA), the U.S. Forest Service is revising directives implementing the STA. These revisions are necessary to bring the Agency into alignment with the 2018 Farm Bill, specifically regarding the valuation of land the Agency sells or exchanges to keep pace with increasing market value, as well as expanding the categories of land that can be sold or exchanged.
Forest Service Manual 1800, Chapter 20
Document Number: 2021-11730
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-04
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Forest Service is proposing to issue a proposed directive to revise direction on workforce partnerships authorized by the Public Lands Corps Act as amended by the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act of 2019. Directive revisions expand guidance regarding partnerships with non-profits, Tribes, universities and other organizations that offer community and national service, work experience and training to youth, young adults and veterans and help the Forest Service accomplish critical work; improve procedures and requirements to enroll young adults and veterans in work programs and on Forest Service units, using partnership agreements authorized by the Public Lands Corps and Resource Assistants Program statute; and, clarifies guidance about how young adults and others enrolled working with the Forest Service under these authorities can become eligible for special hiring pathways to Forest Service jobs.
International Standard-Setting Activities
Document Number: 2021-11719
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-04
Agency: Department of Agriculture
This notice informs the public of the sanitary and phytosanitary standard-setting activities of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (Codex), in accordance with the Trade Agreements Act of 1979, as amended, and the Uruguay Round Agreements Act. This notice also provides a list of other standard-setting activities of Codex, including commodity standards, guidelines, codes of practice, and revised texts. This notice, which covers Codex activities during the time periods from June 21,2020 to May 31, 2021 and June 1, 2021 to May 31, 2022, seeks comments on standards under consideration and recommendations for new standards.
Meeting of the National Organic Standards Board; Meeting
Document Number: 2021-11688
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-03
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), is announcing a meeting of the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB). The NOSB assists the USDA in the development of standards for substances to be used in organic production and advises the Secretary of Agriculture on any other aspects of the implementation of the Organic Foods Production Act (OFPA).
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Gould Wash Flood Protection Project, Washington County, Utah
Document Number: 2021-11646
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-03
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Utah State Office announces its intent to prepare an EIS for the Gould Wash Flood Protection Project within the Warner Draw Watershed in Washington County, Utah. NRCS is requesting comments to identify significant issues and alternatives to be addressed in the EIS from all interested all interested individuals. The EIS process will examine existing flood control measures and evaluate additional (new) alternatives identified during scoping.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Upper Price River Watershed Project, Carbon County, Utah
Document Number: 2021-11645
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-03
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Utah State Office announces its intent to prepare an EIS for the Upper Price River Watershed Project within the Upper Price River Watershed in Carbon County, Utah. NRCS is requesting comments to identify significant issues and alternatives to be addressed in the EIS from all interested individuals. The EIS process will examine existing flood control measures and evaluate additional (new) alternatives identified during scoping.
Notice of Funding Availability; Pandemic Cover Crop Program
Document Number: 2021-11603
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-02
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Risk Management Agency
The Risk Management Agency (RMA), on behalf of the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC), is announcing the availability of funding under the Pandemic Cover Crop Program (PCCP) to help agricultural producers impacted by the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak. Given cover crop cultivation requires sustained, long-term investments to improve soil health and gain other agronomic benefits, the economic challenges due to the pandemic made maintaining cover cropping systems financially challenging for many producers. For the 2021 crop year, PCCP premium support is available to eligible producers for eligible insured acres on a spring crop insurance policy on which the producer planted a qualifying cover crop during the 2021 crop year.
Notice of an Extension or Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2021-11597
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-02
Agency: Department of Agriculture
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (OASCR) to request a renewal of a currently approved information collection. OASCR will use the information collected to collect the race, ethnicity, and gender (REG) of all program applicants and participants by county and State.
Advisory Committee on Minority Farmers; Meeting
Document Number: 2021-11595
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-02
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the Department of Agriculture and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), that a public teleconference of the Advisory Committee on Minority Farmers (ACMF) will be held to discuss USDA outreach, technical assistance, and capacity building for and with minority farmers; the implementation of the Socially Disadvantaged and Veteran Farmer and Rancher Grant Program (2501 Program); and methods of maximizing the participation of minority farmers and ranchers in the U.S. Department of Agriculture; and to plan mechanisms for best providing advice to the Secretary on the issues outlined above.
Notice of Solicitation of Applications for the Section 533 Housing Preservation Grants for Fiscal Year 2021
Document Number: 2021-11564
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-02
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Housing Service
The Rural Housing Service (RHS), a Rural Development agency (Agency) of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), announces that it is soliciting competitive applications under its Housing Preservation Grant (HPG) program. This action is taken to comply with Agency regulations which requires the Agency to announce the opening and closing dates for receipt of pre-applications for HPG funds from eligible applicants. The Agency will publish the amount of funding on its website at: https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/ housing-preservation-grants. Expenses incurred in developing pre- applications will be at the applicant's risk.
Notice of Decision To Add Taxa of Plants for Planting That Are Quarantine Pests or Hosts of Quarantine Pests to the Lists of Plants for Planting Whose Importation Is Not Authorized Pending Pest Risk Analysis
Document Number: 2021-11559
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-02
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are advising the public of our decision to add 26 taxa of plants for planting that are quarantine pests (weeds), all Myrtaceae taxa (when destined to Hawaii), and 43 other taxa of plants for planting that are hosts of 17 quarantine pests, to our lists of plants for planting whose importation is now not authorized pending pest risk analysis. A previous notice made datasheets available for public comment that listed the evidence we used to determine that the taxa are quarantine pests or hosts of quarantine pests. This notice responds to the comments we received and announces final versions of the datasheets.
Newspapers Used for Publication of Legal Notices in the Southwestern Region: Arizona, New Mexico, and Parts of Oklahoma and Texas
Document Number: 2021-11558
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-02
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
This notice lists the newspapers that will be used by all Ranger Districts, Grasslands, Forests, and the Regional Office of the Southwestern Region to publish legal notices. The intended effect of this action is to inform interested members of the public which newspapers the Forest Service will use to publish notices of proposed actions, notices of decision, and notices of opportunity to file an objection. This will provide the public with constructive notice of Forest Service proposals and decisions, provide information on the procedures to comment or object, and establish the date that the Forest Service will use to determine if comments or objections were timely.
Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Movement of Plants and Plant Products From Hawaii and the Territories
Document Number: 2021-11555
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-02
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 a revision to and extension of approval of an information collection associated with the regulations for the interstate movement of fruits and vegetables from Hawaii and the Territories.
Notice of Intent To Request To Conduct a New Information Collection
Document Number: 2021-11537
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-02
Agency: Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) to seek approval to conduct a new information collection to gather data related to the use of agroforestry practices.
Information Collection; Application for Permit for Use of Roads, Trails, or Areas Restricted by Regulation or Order
Document Number: 2021-11430
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-01
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Forest Service is seeking comments from all interested individuals and organizations on the renewal of an existing information collection, Application for Permit for Use of Roads, Trails, or Areas Restricted by Regulation or Order.
Information Collection Request; Assignment of Payment; Joint Payment Authorization; and Request for Waiver
Document Number: 2021-11412
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-01
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation, Farm Service Agency
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC), and Farm Service Agency (FSA) are requesting comments from all interested individuals and organizations on a revision and an extension of a currently approved information collection.
Information Collection; Submission Requirements and Acceptance Testing Protocols and Requirements for New or Relocated Aerial Tramways, Aerial and Surface Lifts, Tows, Conveyors, and Funiculars
Document Number: 2021-11323
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-28
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Forest Service is seeking public comment on a new information collection, form FS-7300-0006, Submission Requirements and Acceptance Testing Protocols and Requirements for New or Relocated Aerial Tramways, Aerial and Surface Lifts, Tows, Conveyors, and Funiculars.
Information Collection Request; Coronavirus Food Assistance Program
Document Number: 2021-11296
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-28
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FSA is requesting comments from interested individuals and organizations on a revision and extension of a currently approved information collection request associated with the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP 2.0). The initial notice for this information collection request was published on April 2, 2021. The burden hours from the previously approved OMB information collection request are to be increased in this request to account for new CFAP payments for contract growers and sod and pullet producers.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2021-11203
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-27
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Submission for OMB Review; Comments Requested
Document Number: 2021-11202
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-27
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Payette National Forest; Idaho; Wildlife Conservation Strategy Forest Plan Amendment; Withdrawal of Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: 2021-11196
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-27
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Payette National Forest is withdrawing the Notice of Intent (NOI) that was published in the Federal Register on April 22, 2009 to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Wildlife Conservation Strategy Forest Plan Amendment.
Notice of Funds Availability for the Rural Placemaking Innovation Challenge (RPIC) for Fiscal Year 2021
Document Number: 2021-10963
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-27
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Business-Cooperative Service, Rural Housing Service, Rural Utilities Service
The Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development (RD) is seeking applications for the Rural Placemaking Innovation Challenge (RPIC) from eligible entities to provide technical assistance and training to rural communities for placemaking planning and implementation. This funding opportunity will be administered by the USDA Rural Development Innovation Center and is authorized by the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2021, to provide up to $3 million in competitive cooperative agreement funds. This announcement lists the information needed to submit an application.
Notice of Funds Availability; American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 Section 1005 Loan Payment (ARPA)
Document Number: 2021-11155
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-26
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency
The Farm Service Agency (FSA) is issuing this first notice announcing the availability of funds for eligible borrowers with direct loans under the Farm Loan Programs (FLP) and Farm Storage Facility Loan Program (FSFL) as authorized by section 1005 of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA). A subsequent notice addressing guaranteed loans and remaining loan balances eligible under section 1005 will be published within 120 days of publication of this NOFA. FSA will pay 120 percent of direct loan balances outstanding as of January 1, 2021, for socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers as that term is defined by section 2501(a) of the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990.
Request for Extension and Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2021-11025
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-25
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is announcing our intention to request a 3-year extension and revision of a currently approved information collection for ``Export Inspection and Weighing Waiver for High Quality Specialty Grain Transported in Containers''.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2021-11012
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-25
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Correction
Document Number: 2021-10957
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-25
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Information Collection; Volunteer Application and Agreement for Natural and Cultural Resources Agencies
Document Number: 2021-10910
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-24
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Forest Service is seeking comments from all interested individuals and organizations on the extension with revision of a currently approved information collection entitled, Volunteer Application for Natural and Cultural Resources Agencies.
Siskiyou County Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2021-10759
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-21
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Siskiyou County Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet virtually 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. RAC information can be found at the following website: https:// www.fs.usda.gov/main/klamath/workingtogether/advisorycommitte es.
Trinity County Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2021-10758
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-21
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Trinity County Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet virtually 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. RAC information can be found at the following website: https:// www.fs.usda.gov/main/stnf/workingtogether/advisorycommittees.
Child Nutrition Programs: Non-Competitive Technology Innovation Grant Funding
Document Number: 2021-10709
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-21
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service
This Notice announces the availability of non-competitive technology innovation grant funding, which will be distributed on a formula basis beginning in fiscal year (FY) 2021 among all eligible State agencies administering the Child Nutrition (CN) Programs and requests comment on this non-competitive approach. This non-competitive grant opportunity replaces the competitive CN Technology Innovation Grants (TIG) previously administered by FNS in FYs 2017 and 2019.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2021-10707
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-21
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
Pursuant to the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), and Office of Management and Budget Circular No. A-108, notice is given that the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is proposing to add a new system of records, entitled USDA/APHIS-23, Integrated Plant Health Information System (IPHIS). This system maintains records of activities conducted pursuant to APHIS' mission and responsibilities authorized by the Plant Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 7701 et seq.); the Honey Bee Act (7 U.S.C. 281 et seq.); and the Food Conservation and Energy Act 2008 (7 U.S.C. 8791 et seq.).
Notice of Proposed Revision to Requirements for the Importation of Fresh Melon Fruit From Japan Into the United States
Document Number: 2021-10706
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-21
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 melon fruit with stems from Japan into the United States. Based on the analysis, we are proposing to revise the existing conditions for importation of melons from Japan, which do not currently allow the importation of melons with stems, and which do not authorize importation to the continental United States or most territories. We are making the pest risk analysis available to the public for review and comment.