Federal Crop Insurance Corporation 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: E7-24444
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-18
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
This notice announces a public comment period on the information collection requests (ICRs) associated with the Multiple Peril Crop Insurance.
Common Crop Insurance Regulations, Fresh Market Sweet Corn Crop Insurance Provisions; Correction
Document Number: E7-21852
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-11-07
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
This document contains a correction to the final regulation which was published Wednesday, September 26, 2007 (72 FR 54519-54525). The regulation pertains to the insurance of fresh market sweet corn.
Common Crop Insurance Regulations; Potato Provisions
Document Number: E7-21238
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-10-30
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) finalizes amendments to the Common Crop Insurance Regulations; Northern Potato Crop Insurance Provisions, Northern Potato Crop Insurance Quality Endorsement, Northern Potato Crop Insurance Processing Quality Endorsement, Potato Crop Insurance Certified Seed Endorsement, Northern Potato Crop Insurance Storage Coverage Endorsement, and the Central and Southern Potato Crop Insurance Provisions. The intended effect of this action is to provide policy changes and clarify existing policy provisions to better meet the needs of the insureds, and to reduce vulnerability to fraud, waste, and abuse. The changes will apply for the 2008 and succeeding crop years for the Northern Potato Crop Insurance Provisions, Northern Potato Crop Insurance Quality Endorsement, Northern Potato Crop Insurance Processing Quality Endorsement, Potato Crop Insurance Certified Seed Endorsement, and the Northern Potato Crop Insurance Storage Coverage Endorsement. The Central and Southern Potato Crop Insurance Provisions changes will apply for the 2009 and succeeding crop years.
Common Crop Insurance Regulations; Fresh Market Sweet Corn Crop Insurance Provisions
Document Number: E7-18781
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-26
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) finalizes the Fresh Market Sweet Corn Crop Insurance Provisions to make policy revisions that would allow expansion of the fresh market sweet corn coverage into additional areas where the crop is produced, and will allow coverage for fresh market sweet corn that is sold through direct marketing. The changes will be effective for the 2008 and succeeding crop years for all counties with a contract change date on or after the effective date of this rule and for the 2009 and succeeding crop years for counties with a contract change date prior to the effective date of this rule.
Common Crop Insurance Regulations; Millet Crop Insurance Provisions
Document Number: E7-15954
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-08-23
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) finalizes the Common Crop Insurance Regulations; Millet Crop Insurance Provisions to remove the reduction in indemnity for any unharvested millet acreage to better meet the needs of insured producers.
Funding Opportunity Title: Crop Insurance Education in Targeted States (Targeted States Program)
Document Number: E7-11898
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-20
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
The following paragraph has been added to the beginning of the Summary portion of the March 14, 2007, Federal Register Notice:The Risk Management Agency (RMA) did not receive valid application packages for the State of Utah under the original Request for Application Notice published in the Federal Register on March 14, 2007, for the Crop Insurance Education in Targeted States Program (Targeted States Program). RMA is re-announcing its Funding OpportunityRequest for Applications under the Targeted States Program for the State of Utah. Applicants who previously submitted an application under the March 14, 2007, Targeted States Program Request for Applications Notice for Utah must reapply in accordance with the original Notice published in the Federal Register on March 14, 2007. All other portions and sections of the full text Notice remain unchanged. For Further Information Contact: Applicants and other interested parties are encouraged to contact: Lon Burke, USDA-RMA-RME, phone: 202- 720-5265, fax: 202-690-3605, e-mail: RMA.Risk-Ed@rma.usda.gov. You may also obtain information regarding this announcement from the RMA Web site at: http://www.rma.usda.gov/aboutrma/agreements/.
Termination of Agriculture Board of Contract Appeals
Document Number: 07-2702
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-06-07
Agency: Federal Crop Insurance Corporation, Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Office of the Secretary
The Department of Agriculture (USDA) is publishing amendments to the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) as a final rule. USDA amends its regulations to reflect the legal termination of the Agriculture Board of Contract Appeals (AGBCA) and the creation of a new consolidated Civilian Board of Contract Appeals (CBCA). Additionally, with respect to appeals heard by the AGBCA other than Contract Disputes Act appeals, the AGBCA transfers or eliminates certain appeal procedures as a result of the termination of the AGBCA. USDA eliminates the appeals of procurement suspension and debarment, as well as the appeals of export violation debarment determinations under the Forest Resources Conservation and Shortage Relief Act (16 U.S.C. 620 et seq.), and transfers jurisdiction to hear Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) and Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards appeals to the new consolidated CBCA.
Common Crop Insurance Regulations; Coverage Enhancement Option
Document Number: E7-10825
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-06-06
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) proposes to add to 7 CFR part 457 a new Sec. 457.172 Coverage Enhancement Option (CEO) that provides additional coverage to applicable crop provisions. The CEO will be used in conjunction with the Common Crop Insurance Policy Basic Provisions, which contain standard terms and conditions common to most crops and with the crop provisions for which it is approved. At this time, RMA has no plans to expand CEO to crops other than Texas Citrus Trees. The intended effect of this action is to convert the pilot CEO to a permanent option for the 2008 and subsequent crop years.
Common Crop Insurance Regulations; Cultivated Wild Rice Crop Insurance Provisions
Document Number: E7-10824
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-06-06
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) proposes to add to 7 CFR part 457 a new 457.170 that provides insurance for cultivated wild rice. The provisions will be used in conjunction with the Common Crop Insurance Policy Basic Provisions, which contain standard terms and conditions common to most crops. The intended effect of this action is to convert the cultivated wild rice pilot crop insurance program to a permanent insurance program for the 2009 and succeeding crop years.
Common Crop Insurance Regulations, Mint Crop Insurance Provisions; Correction
Document Number: E7-9885
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-24
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
This document contains a correction to the final regulation which was published Thursday, May 3, 2007 (72 FR 24523-24530). The regulation pertains to the insurance of mint.
Common Crop Insurance Regulations, Tobacco Crop Insurance Provisions
Document Number: E7-9775
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-05-23
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) proposes to amend the Common Crop Insurance Regulations by removing the Quota Tobacco Crop Insurance Provisions, revising the Guaranteed Tobacco Crop Insurance Provisions, and changing the title of the Guaranteed Tobacco Crop Insurance Provisions to Contracted Tobacco Crop Insurance Provisions. The intended effect of this action is to provide policy changes and clarify existing policy provisions to better meet the needs of insured producers. The changes will apply for the 2008 and succeeding crop years.
Crop Insurance Education in Targeted States (Targeted States Program)
Document Number: E7-9561
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-18
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
The following paragraph has been added to the beginning of the Summary portion of the March 14, 2007, Federal Register Notice: The Risk Management Agency (RMA) did not receive complete and valid application packages for the State of Maine under the original Request for Application Notice published in the Federal Register on March 14, 2007, for the Crop Insurance Education in Targeted States Program (Targeted States Program). RMA is re-announcing its Funding OpportunityRequest for Applications under the Targeted States Program for the State of Maine. Applicants who previously submitted an application under the March 14, 2007, Targeted States Program Request for Applications Notice for Maine must reapply in accordance with the original Notice published in the Federal Register on March 14, 2007. All other portions and sections of the full text Notice remain unchanged.
General Administrative Regulations; Administrative Remedies for Non-Compliance
Document Number: E7-9418
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2007-05-18
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) proposes to amend 7 CFR part 400, subpart R to clarify existing administrative remedies, add additional administrative remedies that are available as a result of enactment of section 515(h) of the Federal Crop Insurance Act (Act) (7 U.S.C. 1515(h)), and make such other changes as are necessary to implement the provisions of section 515(h) of the Act.
Common Crop Insurance Regulations; Mint Crop Insurance Provisions
Document Number: E7-8340
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-05-03
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) finalizes the Common Crop Insurance Regulations; Mint Crop Insurance Provisions to convert the mint pilot crop insurance program to a permanent insurance program for the 2008 and succeeding crop years.
Request for Applications (RFA): Non-Insurance Risk Management Program Partnerships
Document Number: E7-5971
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-02
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
Announcement of Availability of Funds and Request for Application for Competitive Cooperative Agreements-Correction
Document Number: E7-4594
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-14
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
Due to an error in the Application Deadline (Section IV Application and Submission Information, C. Submission Dates and Times), the following notice supersedes the original Request for Applications, published on March 7, 2007 for Crop Insurance Education in Targeted States (Targeted States Program) at 72 FR 10128-10135. The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC), operating through the Risk Management Agency (RMA), announces the availability of approximately $4.5 million to fund cooperative agreements under the Crop Insurance Education in Targeted States program (the Targeted States Program). The purpose of this cooperative agreement program is to deliver crop insurance education and information to U.S. agricultural producers in certain States that have been designated as historically underserved with respect to crop insurance. The states, collectively referred to as Targeted States, are Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming. A maximum of 15 cooperative agreements will be funded, one in each of the 15 Targeted States. Awardees of awards must agree to the substantial involvement of RMA in the project. Funding availability for this program may be announced at approximately the same time as funding availability for similar but separate programsCFDA No. 10.455 (Community Outreach and Assistance Partnerships), CFDA No. 10.456 (Risk Management Research Partnerships) CFDA No. 10.457 (Commodity Partnerships for Risk Management Education), and CFDA No. 10.459 (Commodity Partnerships for Small Agricultural Risk Management Education Sessions). Prospective applicants should carefully examine and compare the notices for each program.
Announcement of Availability of Funds and Request for Application for Competitive Cooperative Partnership Agreements-Correction
Document Number: E7-4593
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-14
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
Due to an error in the Application Deadline (Section IV Application and Submission Information, C. Submission Dates and Times), the following notice supersedes the original Request for Applications, published on March 7, 2007 for Commodity Partnerships Small Sessions Program at 72 FR 10121-10128. The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC), operating through the Risk Management Agency (RMA), announces the availability of approximately $500,000 for Commodity Partnerships for Small Agricultural Risk Management Education Sessions (the Commodity Partnerships Small Sessions Program). The purpose of this cooperative partnership agreement program is to deliver training and information in the management of production, marketing, and financial risk to U.S. agricultural producers. The program gives priority to educating producers of crops currently not insured under Federal crop insurance, specialty crops, and underserved commodities, including livestock and forage. A maximum of 50 cooperative partnership agreements will be funded, with no more than five in each of the ten designated RMA Regions. The maximum award for any cooperative partnership agreement will be $10,000. Awardees must demonstrate non-financial benefits from a cooperative partnership agreement and must agree to the substantial involvement of RMA in the project. Funding availability for this program may be announced at approximately the same time as funding availability for similar but separate programsCFDA No. 10.455 (Community Outreach and Assistance Partnerships), CFDA No. 10.456 (Risk Management Research Partnerships), CFDA No. 10.457 (Commodity Partnerships for Risk Management Education), and CFDA No. 10.458 (Crop Insurance Education in Targeted States). Prospective applicants should carefully examine and compare the notices for each program.
Availability of Funds and Request for Application for Competitive Cooperative Partnership Agreements-Correction
Document Number: E7-4592
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-14
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
Due to an error in the Application Deadline (Section IV Application and Submission Information, C. Submission Dates and Times), the following notice supersedes the original Request for Applications, published on March 7, 2007 for Commodity Partnerships for Risk Management Education (Commodity Partnerships Program) at 72 FR 10113- 10121. The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC), operating through the Risk Management Agency (RMA), announces the availability of approximately $5.0 million for Commodity Partnerships for Risk Management Education (the Commodity Partnerships Program). The purpose of this cooperative partnership agreement program is to deliver training and information in the management of production, marketing, and financial risk to U.S. agricultural producers. The program gives priority to educating producers of crops currently not insured under Federal crop insurance, specialty crops, and underserved commodities, including livestock and forage. A maximum of 50 cooperative partnership agreements will be funded, with no more than five in each of the ten designated RMA Regions. The maximum award for any of the 50 cooperative partnership agreements will be $100,000. Applicants must demonstrate non-financial benefits from a cooperative partnership agreement and must agree to the substantial involvement of RMA in the project. This announcement consists of eight sections:
Community Outreach and Assistance Partnership Program
Document Number: E7-4334
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-12
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
Common Crop Insurance Regulations; Walnut Crop Insurance Provisions; Almond Crop Insurance Provisions
Document Number: E7-4333
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-03-12
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) finalizes the Common Crop Insurance Regulations; Walnut Crop Insurance Provisions and Almond Crop Insurance Provisions. The intended effect of this action is to change the insurable age requirements for almonds and walnuts.
Commodity Partnerships for Small Agricultural Risk Management Education Sessions (Commodity Partnerships Small Sessions Program)
Document Number: E7-4092
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-07
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC), operating through the Risk Management Agency (RMA), announces the availability of approximately $500,000 for Commodity Partnerships for Small Agricultural Risk Management Education Sessions (the Commodity Partnerships Small Sessions Program). The purpose of this cooperative partnership agreement program is to deliver training and information in the management of production, marketing, and financial risk to U.S. agricultural producers. The program gives priority to educating producers of crops currently not insured under Federal crop insurance, specialty crops, and underserved commodities, including livestock and forage. A maximum of 50 cooperative partnership agreements will be funded, with no more than five in each of the ten designated RMA Regions. The maximum award for any cooperative partnership agreement will be $10,000. Awardees must demonstrate non-financial benefits from a cooperative partnership agreement and must agree to the substantial involvement of RMA in the project. Funding availability for this program may be announced at approximately the same time as funding availability for similar but separate programsCFDA No. 10.455 (Community Outreach and Assistance Partnerships), CFDA No. 10.456 (Risk Management Research Partnerships), CFDA No. 10.457 (Commodity Partnerships for Risk Management Education), and CFDA No. 10.458 (Crop Insurance Education in Targeted States). Prospective applicants should carefully examine and compare the notices for each program.
Commodity Partnerships for Risk Management Education (Commodity Partnerships Program)
Document Number: E7-4080
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-07
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC), operating through the Risk Management Agency (RMA), announces the availability of approximately $5.0 million for Commodity Partnerships for Risk Management Education (the Commodity Partnerships Program). The purpose of this cooperative partnership agreement program is to deliver training and information in the management of production, marketing, and financial risk to U.S. agricultural producers. The program gives priority to educating producers of crops currently not insured under Federal crop insurance, specialty crops, and underserved commodities, including livestock and forage. A maximum of 50 cooperative partnership agreements will be funded, with no more than five in each of the ten designated RMA Regions. The maximum award for any of the 50 cooperative partnership agreements will be $100,000. Applicants must demonstrate non-financial benefits from a cooperative partnership agreement and must agree to the substantial involvement of RMA in the project.
Crop Insurance Education in Targeted States (Targeted States Program)
Document Number: E7-4079
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-07
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC), operating through the Risk Management Agency (RMA), announces the availability of approximately $4.5 million to fund cooperative agreements under the Crop Insurance Education in Targeted States program (the Targeted States Program). The purpose of this cooperative agreement program is to deliver crop insurance education and information to U.S. agricultural producers in certain States that have been designated as historically underserved with respect to crop insurance. The states, collectively referred to as Targeted States, are Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming. A maximum of 15 cooperative agreements will be funded, one in each of the 15 Targeted States. Awardees of awards must agree to the substantial involvement of RMA in the project. Funding availability for this program may be announced at approximately the same time as funding availability for similar but separate programsCFDA No. 10.455 (Community Outreach and Assistance Partnerships), CFDA No. 10.456 (Risk Management Research Partnerships) CFDA No. 10.457 (Commodity Partnerships for Risk Management Education), and CFDA No. 10.459 (Commodity Partnerships for Small Agricultural Risk Management Education Sessions). Prospective applicants should carefully examine and compare the notices for each program.
Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: E7-2558
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-14
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
This notice announces a public comment period on the information collection requests (ICRs) associated with the submission of policies, provisions of policies and rates of premium under section 508(h) of the Federal Crop Insurance Act.
Request for Extension and Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: E7-1632
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-01
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C Chapter 35) this notice announces the Risk Management Agency's intention to request an extension for and revision to a currently approved information collection for Notice of Funds Availability Community Outreach and Assistance Partnership Program.