Foreign Agricultural Service November 2019 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition Program
Document Number: 2019-24894
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-11-26
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
The Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) is revising the regulations governing the McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition (McGovern-Dole) Program to add provisions related to the local and regional procurement of commodities under the program, and to make other minor changes. The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 amended the statute authorizing the McGovern-Dole Program to provide that not more than ten percent of the funds made available to carry out the program shall be used to purchase agricultural commodities through local and regional procurement. This revision implements this statutory change by setting forth requirements applicable to the local or regional procurement of commodities by an award recipient under the McGovern-Dole Program, and it makes other technical changes to update the regulations.
Privacy Act of 1974: New System of Records
Document Number: 2019-25020
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-19
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
The Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) proposes to add a new system of records notice to its inventory of records systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974. 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. The Integrated Management Administrative Resources Tool (iMART) will serve as a comprehensive personnel management system to manage and store all personnel and career data, along with organizational and historical data, in one central and integrated system.
Notice of Request for Extension of Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2019-24893
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-18
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) to request an extension of a currently approved information collection for the USDA Local and Regional Food Aid Procurement Program.