Agricultural Research Service 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive License
Document Number: 2011-30967
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-12-02
Agency: Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, intends to grant to DICKEY- john Corporation of Auburn, Illinois, an exclusive license to U.S. Patent No. 6,691,563, ``Universal Dielectric Calibration Method and Apparatus for Moisture Content Determination in Particulate and Granular Materials,'' issued on February 17, 2004 and to U.S. Patent Application Serial No. 12/782,079, ``Microwave Sensor and Algorithm for Moisture and Density Determination,'' filed on May 18, 2010.
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive License
Document Number: 2011-29734
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-17
Agency: Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, intends to grant to the California Table Grape Commission of Fresno, California, an exclusive license to the variety of table grape claimed in U.S. Plant Patent Application Serial No. 13/199,300, ``Grapevine Denominated Valley Pearl,'' filed on August 25, 2011.
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive License
Document Number: 2011-29697
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-17
Agency: Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, intends to grant to Colorado Serum Company of Denver, Colorado, an exclusive license to U.S. Patent Application Serial No. 12/487,179, ``THE USE OF GNRH AND ANALOGS THEREOF FOR THE PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF PET FERRET ADRENOCORTICAL HYPERPLASIA'', filed on June 18, 2009.
Modification of Interlibrary Loan Fee Schedule; Correction
Document Number: 2011-24367
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-09-29
Agency: Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture
The proposed rule published in the Federal Register on September 16, 2011 (76 FR 57681) announced Agricultural Research Service intent to seek comments on renewing the National Agricultural Library's regulation to increase the interlibrary loan fees. This document corrects the RIN number.
Modification of Interlibrary Loan Fee Schedule
Document Number: 2011-23723
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-09-16
Agency: Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture
The Agricultural Research Service proposes to amend its regulations on the fee schedule for interlibrary loan from the collections of the National Agricultural Library. The revised fee schedule is based on the method of payment used (traditional invoicing through the National Technical Information Service (NTIS) or payment through the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) network's Interlibrary Fee Management program, a debit/credit program for interlibrary loan) rather than type of material requested (loan, photocopy, microform) and eliminates the current billing surcharge which is instead incorporated into the revised flat fee. The revision brings these fees up to date in order to support the current cost of providing the service and will enable customers to estimate charges more easily and distribute them more effectively within their own institutions.
Notice of Intent to Grant Exclusive License
Document Number: 2011-23325
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-13
Agency: Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, intends to grant to PMC- Biogenix of Memphis, Tennessee, an exclusive license to U.S. Patent Application Serial No. 12/774,347, ``Process for Preparing Saturated Branched Chain Fatty Acids'', filed on May 5, 2010.
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive License
Document Number: 2011-22898
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-08
Agency: Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, intends to grant to Western Seed Multiplication, Inc. of Wadmalaw Island, South Carolina, an exclusive license to the cowpea variety described in Plant Variety Protection Certificate Number 200500007, ``Whippersnapper,'' issued on September 20, 2007.
Notice of Intent To Renew Information Collection
Document Number: 2011-22658
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-06
Agency: Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture
The notice announced Agricultural Research Service intent to seek comments on renewing the National Arboretum's information collection that expires on December 31, 2011. The notice was published in the Federal Register on August 26, 2011.
Notice of Intent To Renew Information Collection
Document Number: 2011-21847
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-26
Agency: Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service (ARS) seeks comments on the intent of the United States National Arboretum (USNA) to renew an information collection that expires December 31, 2011. The information collection serves as a means to collect fees for certain uses of the facilities and grounds, and for programs and services. This includes fees for use of the grounds and facilities, as well as for commercial photography and cinematography. Fees generated will be used to defray USNA expenses or to promote the missions of the USNA.
Notice of the Advisory Committee on Biotechnology and 21st Century Agriculture Meeting
Document Number: 2011-20121
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-08-09
Agency: Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App., the United States Department of Agriculture announces a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Biotechnology and 21st Century Agriculture (AC21).
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive License
Document Number: 2011-17321
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-11
Agency: Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, intends to grant to P & M Plastics, Inc. of Mountainair, New Mexico, an exclusive license to the Federal Government's rights in U.S. Patent No. 6,632,387, ``METHOD FOR MAKING WOOD AND PLASTIC COMPOSITE MATERIAL'', issued on October 14, 2003.
Notice of Appointment of Committee Members to the Advisory Committee on Biotechnology and 21st Century Agriculture
Document Number: 2011-16431
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-30
Agency: Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture
The Office of the Under Secretary, Research, Education, and Economics of the Department of Agriculture, in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2, announces the appointment of members to the Advisory Committee on Biotechnology and 21st Century Agriculture (``AC21'').
Notice of Intent to Grant Exclusive License
Document Number: 2011-16250
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-29
Agency: Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, intends to grant to P & M Signs, Inc. of Mountainair, New Mexico, an exclusive license to the Federal Government's rights in U.S. Patent No. 6,586,504, ``Wood And Plastic Composite Material And Methods For Making Same'', issued on July 1, 2003.
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive License
Document Number: 2011-15468
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-22
Agency: Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, intends to grant to New Varieties Development & Management Corporation of Lakeland, Florida, an exclusive license to the variety of citrus claimed in U.S. Plant Patent Application Serial No. 12/931,765, ``Mandarin Tree Named US Early Pride,'' filed on February 10, 2011.
Notice of Intent To Reestablish the National Genetic Resources Advisory Council, and Request for Nominations
Document Number: 2011-15092
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-17
Agency: Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture
The notice announced USD intent to reestablish the National Genetic Resources Advisory Council. The notice was published in the Federal Register on May 16, 2011.
Notice of Intent To Reestablish the National Genetic Resources Advisory Council, and Request for Nominations
Document Number: 2011-11926
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-16
Agency: Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture
The USDA intends to reestablish the National Genetic Resources Advisory (Council). The purpose of the Council is to formulate recommendations on actions and policies for the collections, maintenance, and utilization of genetic resources; to make recommendations for coordination of genetic resources plans of several domestic and international organizations; and to advise the Secretary of Agriculture and the National Genetic Resources Program Director of new and innovative approaches to genetic resources conservation.
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive License
Document Number: 2011-11366
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-10
Agency: Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, intends to grant to Light Light Solutions, LLC of Athens, Georgia, an exclusive license to U.S. Patent Application Serial No. 12/617,245, ``Fluorescence Spectroscopy for Rapid Detection and Classification of Bacterial Pathogens,'' filed on November 12, 2009.
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive License
Document Number: 2011-11365
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-10
Agency: Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, intends to grant to the Washington State Crop Improvement Association of Pullman, Washington, an exclusive license to the lentil variety named ``Morena.''
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive License
Document Number: 2011-6895
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-23
Agency: Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, intends to grant to Landmark Earth Solutions, Inc., a subsidiary of Leggett & Platt, Inc. of Carthage, Missouri, an exclusive license to U.S. Patent No. 6,383,548, ``COBY PRODUCTS AND A PROCESS FOR THEIR MANUFACTURE,'' issued on May 7, 2002.
Request for Nominations to the Advisory Committee on Biotechnology and 21st Century Agriculture
Document Number: 2011-6361
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-18
Agency: Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture
The Secretary of Agriculture requests nominations for qualified persons to serve as members of the Advisory Committee on Biotechnology and 21st Century Agriculture (AC21).
Establishment of New Agency; Revision of Delegations of Authority
Document Number: 2011-1701
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-01-27
Agency: Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation, Office of the Secretary, National Institute of Food and Agriculture
This document amends a number of regulations of the Department of Agriculture (USDA) principally to reflect the establishment of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture and the abolishment of the Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, as mandated by section 251(f)(2) of the Department of Agriculture Reorganization Act of 1994 (7 U.S.C. 6971(f)(2)) (as added by section 7511 of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (FCEA), Pub. L. 110-246). This rule also makes a number of miscellaneous amendments to the delegations of authority in 7 CFR part 2, as summarized below.
Notice of Intent To Grant Exclusive License
Document Number: 2011-1334
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-01-24
Agency: Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, intends to grant to Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation of Madison, Wisconsin, an exclusive license to the Federal Government's patent rights in U.S. Patent No. 7,501,275, ``Yeast Transformation System'', issued on March 10, 2009.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: 2011-1333
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-01-24
Agency: Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture
The Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Sheep Experiment Station (USSES), Dubois, Idaho is proposing sheep grazing and associated activities to achieve its research goals and objectives (to develop integrated methods for increasing production efficiency of sheep and to simultaneously improve the sustainability of rangeland ecosystems).
Renewal of the Advisory Committee on Biotechnology and 21st Century Agriculture
Document Number: 2011-1203
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-01-20
Agency: Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture
The Secretary of Agriculture intends to renew the Advisory Committee on Biotechnology and 21st Century Agriculture (AC21) for a 2- year period.