Foreign Agricultural Service 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee and the Agricultural Technical Advisory Committees for Trade; Nominations
Document Number: 2011-26975
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-10-19
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
On June 9, 2011 the Secretary of Agriculture (Secretary), and the United States Trade Representative (USTR), renewed the charters of the Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee (APAC) and the six Agricultural Technical Advisory Committees (ATACs) for Trade for a 4- year term to expire on June 9, 2015. The APAC provides advice on the operation of various existing U.S. trade agreements and on negotiating objectives for new trade agreements, as well as other matters arising from the administration of U.S. trade policy. The ATACs provide advice and information regarding trade issues that affect both domestic and foreign production in the commodities of the respective sector, drawing upon the technical competence and experience of the members. Some appointments were made to these committees on September 8, 2011. The Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) seeks to add additional members in order to begin to stagger membership terms and is requesting nominations for persons to serve on these seven committees.
Assessment of Fees for Dairy Import Licenses for the 2012 Tariff-Rate Import Quota Year
Document Number: 2011-25165
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-30
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
This notice announces a fee of $170 to be charged for the 2012 tariff-rate quota (TRQ) year for each license issued to a person or firm by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) 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.
Notice of Funding Availability: Inviting Applications for the McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program; Correction
Document Number: 2011-23052
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-09
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
The Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) published a notice in the Federal Register on July 28, 2011, inviting proposals for the McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition (McGovern-Dole) program. The notice stated that eligible applicants could submit proposals through October 26, 2011. This date was incorrect and, by this notice, FAS is correcting the due date to September 30, 2011. Also, this notice serves to inform all applicants of the eligibility requirements, makes minor changes to the application and review process, and provides updates to web links for helpful documents.
Notice of Funding Availability: Inviting Applications for the Food for Progress Program; Correction
Document Number: 2011-23040
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-09-09
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
The Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) published a notice in the Federal Register on July 28, 2011, inviting proposals for the Food for Progress (FFPr) program. The notice stated that eligible applicants could submit proposals through October 26, 2011. This date was incorrect and, by this notice, FAS is correcting the due date to September 30, 2011. Also, this notice serves to inform all applicants of the eligibility requirements, makes minor changes to the application and review process, and provides updates to web links for helpful documents.
Notice of Funding Availability: Inviting Applications for the Food for Progress Program
Document Number: 2011-19141
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-28
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
The Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) announces it is inviting proposals for the Food for Progress (FFPr) program. The total resources available are estimated at about $160 million. The FFPr Program is administered by FAS.
Notice of Funding Availability: Inviting Applications for McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program
Document Number: 2011-19135
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-28
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
The Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) announces it is inviting applications for the McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition program (McGovern-Dole). Total resources are expected to be about $190 million, but are contingent on final FY 2012 appropriations action. Eligible applicants may submit applications through October 26, 2011. The McGovern-Dole program is administered by FAS.
Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2011-17780
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-14
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) intends to request an extension for a currently approved information collection procedure for Sugar Import Licensing Programs described in 7 CFR part 1530.
Notice of Request for Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2011-17771
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-07-14
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces that the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) intends to request an extension for a currently approved information collection procedure for entry of specialty sugars into the United States as described in 7 CFR part 2011.
Agricultural Technical Advisory Committees for Trade; Renewal
Document Number: 2011-14298
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-09
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, notice is hereby given that the Secretary of Agriculture (Secretary), in coordination with the United States Trade Representative (USTR), has renewed the six Agricultural Technical Advisory Committees for Trade (ATACs).
Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee for Trade; Renewal
Document Number: 2011-14290
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-06-09
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, notice is hereby given that the Secretary of Agriculture (Secretary), in coordination with the United States Trade Representative (USTR), has renewed the Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee for Trade (APAC).
WTO Agricultural Safeguard Trigger Levels
Document Number: 2011-13223
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-05-31
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
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.
Consultative Group To Eliminate the Use of Child Labor and Forced Labor in Imported Agricultural Products
Document Number: 2011-8587
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-12
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) invites public comment on the guidelines included at the end of this notice for a voluntary initiative to enable entities to reduce the likelihood that agricultural products or commodities imported into the United States are produced by forced labor or child labor. In addition to accepting written comments, USDA will be holding a public meeting of the Consultative Group to Eliminate the Use of Child Labor and Forced Labor in Imported Agricultural Products (Consultative Group) on May 12, 2011 to hear oral comments on the guidelines. The Notice sets forth the guidelines, as well as the process for submitting written comments and for requesting to appear at the public meeting. Issuance of these guidelines and creation of the Consultative Group were provided for in The Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (the Act), also known as the 2008 Farm Bill.
Notice of Funding Availability: Inviting Applications for McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program's Micronutrient-Fortified Food Aid Products Pilot; Correction
Document Number: 2011-8584
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-04-12
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
The Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) published a notice in the Federal Register on March 14, 2011, inviting proposals for the McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition (McGovern-Dole) Program Micronutrient-Fortified Food Aid Products Pilot (MFFAPP). The notice stated that eligible applicants could submit proposals through June 10, 2011. This date was incorrect and, by this notice, FAS is correcting the due date to June 15, 2011.
Notice of Funding Availability: Inviting Applications for McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program's Micronutrient-Fortified Food Aid Products Pilot
Document Number: 2011-5712
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-14
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
The Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) announces it is inviting proposals for the McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition (McGovern-Dole) Program Micronutrient- Fortified Food Aid Products Pilot (MFFAPP). Up to $9 million of funding is available for the MFFAPP. Eligible applicants may submit proposals through June 10, 2011. The MFFAPP is administered through FAS's McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition (McGovern-Dole) Program. Dates: All applications must be received by 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, June 10, 2011. Applications received after this date will not be considered. For Further Information Contact: Food Assistance Division, Office of Capacity Building and Development, Foreign Agricultural Service, Portals Office Building, Suite 400, 1250 Maryland Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20024; by phone: (202) 720-4221; by fax: (202) 690-0251; or by e-mail at ppded@fas.usda.gov. Supplementary Information:
Local and Regional Food Aid Procurement Projects
Document Number: 2011-4872
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-03-04
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
The Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), on behalf of the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC), has closed the application period for field-based projects under the USDA Local and Regional Food Aid Procurement Pilot Project (USDA LRP Project). All available funding for field-based projects has been allocated.