Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Intent To Revise a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: E8-31143
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-31
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13) and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations at 5 CFR part 1320 (60 FR 44977, August 29, 1995), this notice announces the Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service's (CSREES) intention to revise a currently approved information collection entitled, ``Reporting Requirements for State Plans of Work for Agricultural Research and Extension Formula Funds.'' The only proposed change to the information collection is that the initial five year plan of work will no longer be required.
Notice of Intent To Revise a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: E8-26354
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-05
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations at 5 CFR part 1320, this notice announces the Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service's intention to revise a currently approved information collection entitled, ``Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service Application Kit for Research and Extension Programs''.
Notice of Intent To Reinstate and Revise a Previously Approved Information Collection
Document Number: E8-25858
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-30
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501, et seq.)and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) implementing regulations (5 CFR part 1320), this notice announces the Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service's (CSREES) intention to request approval to reinstate and revise a previously approved information collection in support of authorizations to use the 4-H Club Name and/or Emblem.
Solicitation of Input From Stakeholders Regarding the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program
Document Number: E8-22420
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-24
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service
The Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES) is implementing a newly funded competitive grants program called the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program. By this notice, CSREES is designated to act on behalf of the Secretary of Agriculture in soliciting public comments and stakeholder input from persons who use or conduct research, extension or education, training, outreach and technical assistance regarding the implementing regulation to be developed for this newly funded program, as required under section 7405 of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002, as amended by the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (FCEA).
Solicitation of Input From Stakeholders Regarding Programs for the Hispanic-Serving Agricultural Colleges and Universities
Document Number: E8-22418
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-09-24
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service
The Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES) is requesting stakeholder input in developing regulations for identifying and certifying institutions as Hispanic- serving Agricultural Colleges and Universities (HSACUs), which comprise a new group of cooperating educational institutions established in section 7101 of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (FCEA) or Public Law 110-246. In addition, CSREES is requesting stakeholder input in developing regulations for the five new programs for HSACUs authorized under section 7129 of FCEA. By this notice, CSREES is designated to act on behalf of the Secretary of Agriculture in soliciting public comment from interested parties regarding the implementing regulations to be developed for identifying HSACUs and the new programs for HSACUs.
Competitive and Noncompetitive Non-formula Grant Programs-General Grant Administrative Provisions and Program-Specific Administrative Provisions for the Specialty Crop Research Initiative
Document Number: E8-20562
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-09-05
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service
The Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES) published on August 1, 2008, an interim final rule concerning one set of administrative requirements that contain elements common to all of the competitive and noncompetitive non-formula grant programs the Agency administers. That document contained an invalid E- mail address for the submission of comments. This document adds a valid E-mail address and extends the comment period for 30 days.
Notice of Solicitation for Membership to the Forestry Research Advisory Council
Document Number: E8-20317
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-03
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. app), the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announces solicitation for nominations to fill twelve vacancies on the Forestry Research Advisory Council. The Council membership is appointed with staggered terms of one, two, and three years. Nominations for a three-year appointment for all twelve positions are sought.
Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service Solicitation of Input From Stakeholders Regarding the Establishment of the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI)
Document Number: E8-20146
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-29
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service
The Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES) is creating a new research, education, and extension program called the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI). By this notice, CSREES is designated to act on behalf of the Secretary of Agriculture in soliciting public comment from interested persons regarding the implementing regulation to be developed for this new program as required under section 7406 of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008.
Solicitation of Input From Stakeholders Regarding Implementation of the Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program (VMLRP)
Document Number: E8-20144
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-29
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service
The Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES) is soliciting stakeholder input on the implementation of the Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program (VMLRP), which is authorized under section 1415A of the National Agricultural Research, Extension, and Teaching Policy Act of 1977 (7 U.S.C. 3151a). The purpose of this program is for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to enter into agreements with veterinarians under which the veterinarians agree to provide, for a specific period of time as identified in the agreement, veterinary services in veterinarian shortage situations. As part of the stakeholder input process, CSREES is conducting a public meeting to solicit comments regarding the implementing regulations to be developed for this program.
Notice of Intent To Revise a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: E8-17648
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-04
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations at 5 CFR part 1320, this notice announces the intent of the Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES) to request approval for revision of the currently approved information collection for the CSREES application review process.
Competitive and Noncompetitive Non-formula Grant Programs-General Grant Administrative Provisions and Program-Specific Administrative Provisions for the Specialty Crop Research Initiative
Document Number: E8-17594
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-08-01
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service
The Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES) is publishing one set of administrative requirements that contain elements common to all of the competitive and noncompetitive non-formula grant programs the Agency administers as an interim rule. Although this interim rule becomes effective on the date of publication, CSREES is requesting comments for a 60-day period as identified below. In a relatively short period of time, this will allow CSREES to apply basic rules to grant programs that are currently operating without them, including new non-formula grant programs created by the passage of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (FCEA) (Pub. L. 110-234) and to efficiently implement changes to programs with existing regulations as required by FCEA. The provisions in subparts A through E will serve as a single Agency resource codifying current practices simply and coherently for almost all CSREES competitive and noncompetitive non-formula grant programs except the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program. As specific rules are developed for each CSREES grant program, CSREES will propose adding a subpart for that Federal assistance program to this regulation. This interim rule is being published with a first set of program-specific grant regulations as subpart F for the Specialty Research Crop Initiative, authorized under section 7311 of FCEA.
Notice of Intent To Extend a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: E8-7619
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-10
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service
In accordance with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations (5 CFR part 1320) that implement the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), this notice announces the Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service's (CSREES) intention to request approval for an extension of a currently approved information collection for Children, Youth, and Families at Risk (CYFAR).