McGovern Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program and Food for Progress Program
This proposed rule would amend the regulations to administer the Food for Progress (FFPr) Program and the McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program (McGovern- Dole Program) by making revisions to provide greater clarity with respect to all aspects of the program with specific emphasis on the eligibility requirements that a participant must meet, and the actions that must be undertaken by a participant in order to receive assistance under these programs, including the reports that are filed by program participants with the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS). This proposed rule would also amend the Agriculture Acquisition Regulation (AGAR), to specify the criteria that is used in determining whether a commodity that is procured under these programs and under domestic feeding programs administered by USDA is considered to be a commodity that is a product of the United States. The purpose of these amendments is to improve efficiency of the programs and make it more clear to participants what they must do to meet eligibility requirements.
Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Emerging Markets
Pursuant to the provisions of section 10(a)(2) of the FederalAdvisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92-463), notice is hereby given that the next meeting of the Advisory Committee on Emerging Markets will be held on September 10-11, 2008. The role of the committee is to provide information and advice, based upon knowledge and expertise of the members, useful to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in implementing the Emerging Markets Program. The committee also advises USDA on the involvement of the U.S. private sector in cooperative work with emerging markets in food and rural business systems, and reviews proposals submitted to the Program.
Assessment of Fees for Dairy Import Licenses for the 2009 Tariff-Rate Import Quota Year
This notice announces that the fee to be charged for the 2009 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, will be $150.00 per license.
Privacy Act of 1974: New System of Records
The Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) proposes to add a system of records notice to its inventory of records systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974 as amended (5 U.S.C. 552a). This action is necessary to meet the requirements of the Privacy Act to publish in the Federal Register notice of the existence and character of records systems maintained by the agency (5 U.S.C. 552a(e)(4)).
WTO Agricultural Safeguard Trigger Levels
This notice lists the updated quantity 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.
Notice of Request for New Information Collection on Genetic Resources for U.S. Food and Agriculture
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), this notice announces the Foreign Agricultural Service's intention, in collaboration with the University of Illinois, to request a new information collection for genetic resources relevant to U.S. food and agriculture.