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Information Collection; Forest Products Customer Satisfaction Survey
Document Number: 2021-17910
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-20
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Forest Service is seeking comments from all interested individuals and organizations on the new information collection, Forest Products Customer Satisfaction Survey.
Revision of U.S. Standards for Grades of Watermelons
Document Number: 2021-17814
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-19
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) of the Department of Agriculture (USDA) is revising the U.S. Standards for Grades of Watermelons. Changes will provide a common language for trade of watermelons.
Exceptions to Geographic Boundaries
Document Number: 2021-17609
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-08-19
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This notice of proposed rulemaking invites public input on proposed revisions to Federal Grain Inspection regulations. The Agricultural Marketing Service is required to revise the regulations as a result of 2018 Farm Bill amendments to the U.S. Grain Standards Act. Revised regulations would allow designated official agencies to perform grain inspections outside their geographic areas under certain additional conditions. Proposed revisions are based on industry input and are intended to provide additional flexibility to the industry.
Decision To Revise the Requirements for the Importation of Fresh Citrus Fruit From Australia Into the Continental United States
Document Number: 2021-17709
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-18
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are advising the public of our decision to revise the requirements for the importation of citrus from Australia in order to authorize the importation into the continental United States of citrus from additional areas of production. Based on the findings of a pest risk analysis, which we made available to the public for review and comment through a previous notice, we have determined that the application of one or more designated phytosanitary measures will be sufficient to mitigate the risks of introducing or disseminating plant pests or noxious weeds via the importation of citrus from these additional authorized areas of production in Australia.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2021-17569
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-17
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Pursuant to the Privacy Act of 1974 and Office of Management and Office of Management and Budget Circular No. A-108, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) proposes to create a new system of records, USDA/OASCR-2, Civil Rights Management System (CRMS). The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (OASCR) maintains CRMS, which contains program discrimination complaints, alleging unlawful discrimination arising within programs or activities conducted or assisted by USDA. The notice also conveys updates to the system location, categories of records, routine uses (one of which permits records to be provided to the National Archives and Records Administration), storage, safeguards, retention and disposal, system manager and address, notification procedures, records access, and contesting procedures.
BASF Corporation; Availability of a Draft Plant Pest Risk Assessment and Draft Environmental Assessment for Determination of Nonregulated Status of Plant-Parasitic Nematode-Protected and Herbicide Tolerant Soybean
Document Number: 2021-17558
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-17
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are advising the public that the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has prepared a draft plant pest risk assessment and draft environmental assessment regarding a request from BASF Corporation seeking a determination of nonregulated status for soybean event GMB151, which has been developed using genetic engineering for resistance to the plant-parasitic nematode, soybean cyst nematode (Heterodera glycines), and for tolerance to 4-hydroxyphenylpyruvate dioxygenase (HPPD-4) inhibitor herbicides. We are making these documents available for public review and comment.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2021-17548
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-17
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Common Crop Insurance Regulations; Dry Pea Crop Insurance Provisions and Dry Beans Crop Insurance Provisions
Document Number: 2021-17300
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-08-17
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
On June 24, 2021, the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation revised the Common Crop Insurance Regulations; Dry Pea and Dry Beans Crop Insurance Provisions. That final rule inadvertently omitted the term ``you'' in the Dry Beans Crop Insurance Provisions and is being added in this correction.
Definitions of the European Union and the United Kingdom
Document Number: 2021-16900
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-08-16
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are amending the animal and animal product import regulations in order to reflect the exit of the United Kingdom (UK) from the European Union (EU). The revised regulations will treat as separate entities Great Britain (England, Scotland, and Wales) (GB) and Northern Ireland in various lists and definitions. We are also announcing that, for an interim period, during which the UK will transition to and implement their new animal health laws and policies, the current Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service import conditions for animals and animal products from the UK will continue to apply to imports from GB. In addition, we are announcing that because of Northern Ireland's stated intent to continue to follow EU animal health regulations and policies, we intend to consider the animal health statuses of Northern Ireland to be the same animal health statuses of equivalent EU Member States, wherever appropriate. We are also updating our definition of the EU, where necessary, to include Croatia. Lastly, we are further amending the regulations to update the names of staff offices and websites, and we are making other minor changes.
Dried Prunes Produced in California; Increased Assessment Rate
Document Number: 2021-17267
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-08-12
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This rule implements a recommendation from the Prune Marketing Committee to increase the assessment rate established for the 2020-21 and subsequent crop years. The assessment rate will remain in effect indefinitely unless modified, suspended, or terminated.
Olives Grown in California; Increased Assessment Rate
Document Number: 2021-17237
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-08-12
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This final rule implements a recommendation from the California Olive Committee to increase the assessment rate for the 2021 fiscal year. The assessment rate will remain in effect indefinitely unless modified, suspended, or terminated.
Avocados Grown in South Florida and Imported Avocados; Change in Maturity Requirements
Document Number: 2021-17235
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-08-12
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This proposed rule would change the maturity requirements currently prescribed under the Florida avocado marketing order. The order regulates the handling of avocados grown in South Florida and is administered locally by the Avocado Administrative Committee (Committee). The proposed change would establish beginning and end dates for the annual maturity shipping schedule. A corresponding change would be made to the avocado import regulation as required under section 8e of the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2021-17232
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-12
Agency: Department of Agriculture
The American Rescue Plan Act Emergency Rural Health Care Grant Program
Document Number: 2021-17199
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-12
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Housing Service
The Rural Housing Service (RHS), a Rural Development agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), announces the availability of up to $500 million in grant funding, appropriated under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, for the establishment of the Emergency Rural Health Care (ERHC) Grant Program. As authorized under Section 1002 of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, funds will be made available and distributed between two tracks of funding to eligible applicants: Track One, Recovery grants to offer support for rural health care services in the form of immediate relief to address the economic conditions arising from the COVID-19 emergency; and Track Two, Impact grants to offer longer-term funding to advance ideas and solutions to support long-term sustainability of rural health.
Notice of Request for Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection; Comments Requested.
Document Number: 2021-17101
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-11
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Utilities Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) invites comments on this information collection for which RUS intends to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Importation of Swine Hides, Bird Trophies, and Deer Hides
Document Number: 2021-17069
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-11
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's intention to request a revision to and extension of approval of an information collection associated with the importation of swine hides, bird trophies, and deer hides.
General Conference Committee of the National Poultry Improvement Plan; Virtual Public Meeting
Document Number: 2021-17068
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-11
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are giving notice that the General Conference Committee of the National Poultry Improvement Plan will be holding a virtual public meeting.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2021-17020
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-10
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2021-16996
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-10
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Addition of the Republic of Croatia, the Republic of Senegal, and the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria to the List of Regions Affected With Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza
Document Number: 2021-16941
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-09
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are advising the public that we added the Republic of Croatia, the Republic of Senegal, and the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria to the list of regions that the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service considers to be affected by highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI). These actions follow our imposition of HPAI-related restrictions on avian commodities originating from or transiting the Republic of Croatia, the Republic of Senegal, and the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, as a result of the confirmation of HPAI in the Republic of Croatia, the Republic of Senegal, and the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2021-16882
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-09
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Heirs' Property Relending Program (HPRP), Improving Farm Loan Program Delivery, and Streamlining Oversight Activities
Document Number: 2021-16459
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-08-09
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency
The Farm Service Agency (FSA) is implementing a new Heirs' Property Relending Program (HPRP) authorized in the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 (the 2018 Farm Bill). HPRP provides loans to eligible entities to relend with the purpose of assisting heirs with undivided ownership interests resolve ownership and succession issues on farms that are owned in common by multiple heirs. The loan funds may be used by an ultimate recipient to purchase and consolidate fractional interests held by other heirs in jointly-owned property to pay for costs and fees associated with developing and implementing a succession plan, and to pay for costs associated with buying out fractional interests held in tenancy in common by other heirs in jointly-owned property to clear the title (for example closing costs, appraisals, title searches, surveys, preparing documents, mediation, and legal services). FSA is also amending the Farm Loan Programs (FLP) regulations to revise its rules related to loan making and servicing to improve program delivery and consolidate value-added oversight activities.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2021-16833
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-06
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Information Collection; Forest Products Removal Permits and Contracts
Document Number: 2021-16829
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-06
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Forest Service is seeking comments from all interested individuals and organizations on the renewal with revisions of a currently approved information collection, Forest Products Removal Permits and Contracts. The revision pertains to the inclusion of the sale of Christmas trees through Rec.gov. The agency began providing that option in calendar year 2020, and the public may now buyand printa Christmas tree permit online versus traveling to a Forest Service office. The option to purchase a permit in-person is still available.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2021-16800
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-06
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Codex Alimentarius Commission: Meeting of the Codex Committee on Fats and Oils
Document Number: 2021-16794
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-06
Agency: Department of Agriculture
The U.S. Codex Office is sponsoring a public meeting on September 20, 2021. The objective of the public meeting is to provide information and receive public comments on agenda items and draft United States (U.S.) positions to be discussed at the 27th Session of the Codex Committee on Fats and Oils (CCFO) of the Codex Alimentarius Commission, which will convene virtually, October 18-26, 2021. The U.S. Manager for Codex Alimentarius and the Acting Deputy Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs recognize the importance of providing interested parties the opportunity to obtain background information on the 27th Session of the CCFO and to address items on the agenda.
Notice of Intent To Request Revision and Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2021-16783
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-06
Agency: Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) to request revision and extension of a currently approved information collection, the Floriculture Survey. Revision to burden hours will be needed due to changes in the size of the target population, sampling design, and/or questionnaire length.
State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry; Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for Determination of Nonregulated Status for Blight-Tolerant Darling 58 American Chestnut (Castanea Dentata) Developed Using Genetic Engineering
Document Number: 2021-16771
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-06
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are announcing to the public that the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service intends to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) evaluating the impacts that may result from the approval of a petition for nonregulated status for blight-tolerant Darling 58 American chestnut (Castanea dentata) from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry. The trees have been developed using genetic engineering to express an oxalate oxidase enzyme from wheat as a defense against the fungal pathogen Cryphonectria parasitica, making Darling 58 American chestnut tolerant to chestnut blight. Issues to be addressed in the EIS include the potential environmental impacts to managed natural and non- agricultural lands, the physical environment, biological resources, human health, socioeconomics, federally listed threatened or endangered species, and cultural or historic resources. We are requesting public comments to further delineate the scope of the alternatives and environmental and interrelated economic issues and impacts to be considered in the EIS.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2021-16733
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-05
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Notice for Comment on Two Strategic Plans for the Subcommittee on Aquaculture Science Planning and Regulatory Efficiency Task Forces and on Updating the National Aquaculture Development Plan
Document Number: 2021-16711
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-05
Agency: Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture
The Subcommittee on Aquaculture (SCA) is a statutory subcommittee that operates under the Committee on Environment of the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) under the Office of Science and Technology Policy in the Executive Office of the President [National Aquaculture Act of 1980 (Pub. L. 96-362. 94 Stat. 1198, 16 U.S.C. 2801, et seq.) and the National Aquaculture Improvement Act of 1985 (Pub. L. 99-198, 99 Stat. 1641)]. In October 2018, the SCA established a Science Planning Task Force charged with documenting Federal science and technology opportunities and priorities for aquaculture by revising and updating the National Strategic Plan for Federal Aquaculture Research (2014-2019). Similarly, in February 2019, the SCA established a Regulatory Efficiency Task Force charged with developing a new plan for interagency science and technology coordination to improve regulatory efficiency, research and technology development, and economic growth. The Task Forces are seeking public comment on Science and Regulatory Efficiency strategic plans to determine if their respective topics are adequately covered. In addition, in May of 2020, the SCA established an Economic Development Task Force charged with developing a strategic plan for economic development through aquaculture. Separately from SCA, the National Aquaculture Act of 1980 requires select federal agencies to develop a National Aquaculture Development Plan (NADP). Last completed in 1983, the NADP describes aquaculture associated technologies, problems, and opportunities in the United States and its territories. It recommends actions to solve problems and analyzes the social, environmental, and economic impacts of growth in aquaculture. The SCA plans to update the NADP using the Science and Regulatory Efficiency plans described here, with the addition of the Economic Development plan currently in process.
Alaska Region Supplement to Forest Service Manual 2720: Special Uses; Outfitting and Guiding Permit for Strictly Point-To-Point Commercial Transportation To, From, and Within the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center Subunit of the Mendenhall Glacier Recreation Area
Document Number: 2021-16710
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-05
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service is seeking public comment on a proposed revision to a directive supplement that would require an outfitting and guiding permit for strictly point-to-point commercial transportation to, from, and within the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center subunit of the Mendenhall Glacier Recreation Area (Visitor Center subunit) in the Alaska Region of the Forest Service (Alaska Region). Comment is also requested on the revision to the Forest Service's approved information collection for outfitting and guiding permits.
Area Risk Protection Insurance Regulations
Document Number: 2021-16539
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-08-05
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
On June 30, 2021, the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation revised the Area Risk Protection Insurance (ARPI) Regulations and Common Crop Insurance Policy (CCIP) Basic Provisions. That final rule inadvertently failed to revise the applicable crop year in the introductory text of the ARPI policy. This document makes the correction.
Onions Grown in South Texas and Imported Onions; Termination of Marketing Order 959 and Change in Import Requirements
Document Number: 2021-16495
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-08-05
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This rule invites comments on the proposed termination of the Federal marketing order regulating the handling of onions grown in South Texas and the rules and regulations issued thereunder. A corresponding change would be made to the onion import regulation as required under section 8e of the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Fourth Access, Participation, Eligibility, and Certification Study Series (APEC IV)
Document Number: 2021-16642
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-04
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice invites the general public and other public agencies to comment on this proposed information collection. This collection is a Reinstatement, with change, of a previously approved collection for which approval has expired (OMB Number 0584-0530, Discontinued: 10/31/ 2020); for the Fourth Access, Participation, Eligibility, and Certification Study Series (APEC IV).
Notice of Request for an Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Nomination Request Form; Animal Disease Training
Document Number: 2021-16632
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-04
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's intention to request an extension of approval of an information collection associated with training related to animal diseases.
Agency Information Collection Activities: WIC Nutrition Assessment and Tailoring Study-In-Person Data Collection
Document Number: 2021-16574
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-04
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice invites the general public and other public agencies to comment on this proposed information collection. This collection is a revision of the currently approved collection for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Nutrition Assessment and Tailoring Study (WIC NATS) [OMB Control Number 0584- 0663]. The revision adds data collection from in-person site visits, where the data collection activities planned for the currently approved remote site visits will be replicated for use with 30 WIC clinic sites for in-person site visits once WIC clinic sites safely resume in-person operations.
Request for Information: Buy American in the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program
Document Number: 2021-16479
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-04
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service
This is a Request for Information from stakeholders, including local operators, State administrators, industry and producers, about the Buy American provision in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and the School Breakfast Program (SBP). The NSLP and SBP, which are administered by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), play a critical role in ensuring that America's children have access to nutritious food they need to learn and succeed in the classroom, in addition to supporting American agriculture, and small, minority, and women's businesses and agricultural producers. In order to claim Federal reimbursement for meals served, school food authorities (SFAs) must follow Federal procurement and program regulations. These include the Buy American provision. The purpose of this Request for Information is to help FNS gather feedback from a wide variety of stakeholders on how the Buy American provision and guidance are currently implemented, changes FNS should make to current regulations and guidance and feedback on how FNS can better support local operators as they strive to purchase domestic foods and food products.
National Organic Program: 2021 and 2022 Sunset Review and Substance Renewals
Document Number: 2021-16518
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-08-03
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This document announces the renewal of substances listed on the National List of Allowed and Prohibited Substances (National List) within the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) organic regulations. This document reflects the outcome of the 2021 and 2022 sunset review processes and addresses recommendations submitted to the Secretary of Agriculture (Secretary), through the USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), by the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB).
Notice of Solicitation of Applications for Section 514 Off-Farm Labor Housing Loans and Section 516 Off-Farm Labor Housing Grants for New Construction for Fiscal Year 2022
Document Number: 2021-16472
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-03
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Housing Service
The Rural Housing Service (RHS), an agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), published a notice of solicitation of applications (NOSA) in the Federal Register on February 2, 2021, entitled ``Notice of Solicitation of Applications for Section 514 Off-Farm Labor Housing Loans and Section 516 Off-Farm Labor Housing Grants for New Construction for Fiscal Year 2021.'' The Notice described the methods used to distribute funds, the pre-application and final application processes, and submission requirements. The purpose of this Notice is to announce the second round of solicitation of competitive pre-applications. Additionally, this notice corrects inadvertent errors published in NOSA on February 2, 2021 in the Federal Register.
Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP); Corrections
Document Number: 2021-16288
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-08-03
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation
The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) revised the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) regulation in the final rule published in the Federal Register on October 9, 2020, in response to public comments. Changes were published in the final rule that revised the definition for resource-conserving crop. As part of a recent review, a technical error in the definition of ``resource-conserving crop'' was discovered. This document corrects the error. In addition, there was an inadvertent error and the definition for ``resource- conserving crop rotation'' needs to be reinstated; the definition remains unchanged from the interim rule as published in the Federal Register on November 12, 2019.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2021-16397
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-02
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Codex Alimentarius Commission: Meeting of the Ad hoc Codex Intergovernmental Task Force on Antimicrobial Resistance
Document Number: 2021-16378
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-02
Agency: Department of Agriculture
The U.S Codex Office is sponsoring a public meeting on September 9, 2021. The objective of the public meeting is to provide information and receive public comments on agenda items and draft United States (U.S.) positions to be discussed at the 8th Session of the Ad hoc Codex Intergovernmental Task Force on Antimicrobial Resistance (TFAMR) of the Codex Alimentarius Commission, which will convene virtually, October 4-9, 2021 with the report adoption on October 13, 2021. The U.S. Manager for Codex Alimentarius and the Acting Deputy Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs recognize the importance of providing interested parties the opportunity to obtain background information on the 8th Session of the TFAMR and to address items on the agenda.
Northern Utah Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2021-16338
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-02
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Northern Utah Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will hold a virtual meeting by phone and/or video conference. The committee is authorized under the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self- Determination Act (the Act) and operates in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The purpose of the committee is to improve collaborative relationships and to provide advice and recommendations to the Forest Service concerning projects and funding consistent with Title II of the Act as well as make recommendations on recreation fee proposals for sites on Ashley and Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forests, consistent with the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act. RAC information and meeting information can be found at the following website: https://www.fs.usda.gov/ashley/ and https://www.fs.usda.gov/ uwcnf.
Fremont and Winema Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2021-16334
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-30
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Fremont and Winema Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will hold a virtual meeting by phone and/or video conference. The committee is authorized under the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self- Determination Act (the Act) and operates in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The purpose of the committee is to improve collaborative relationships and to provide advice and recommendations to the Forest Service concerning projects and funding consistent with Title II of the Act as well as make recommendations on recreation fee proposals for sites on the FremontWinema National Forest within Klamath and Lake counties, consistent with the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act. RAC information and virtual meeting information can be found at the following website: https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/fremont-winema/ workingtogether/advisorycommittees.
Information Collection: Forest Service Pilot and Aircraft Record Forms
Document Number: 2021-16322
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-30
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Forest Service published a document in the Federal Register on July 20, 2021, concerning request for comments on a renewal with revisions of a currently approved information collection. The document contained an incorrect telephone number with updated contact information and text:
Notice of Intent To Request Revision and Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2021-16257
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-30
Agency: Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 this notice announces the intention of the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) to request revision and extension of a currently approved information collection, the Stocks Reports. Revision to burden hours will be needed due to changes in the size of the target population, sampling design, and/or questionnaire length.
Notice of Solicitation of Applications for Inviting Applications for the Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program for Fiscal Year 2022
Document Number: 2021-16246
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-30
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Business-Cooperative Service
The Rural Business-Cooperative Service (Agency), an agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), is making an initial announcement to invite applications for loans and grants under the Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program (RMAP) for fiscal year (FY) 2022, subject to the availability of funding. This notice is being issued in order to allow applicants sufficient time to leverage financing, prepare and submit their applications, and give the Agency time to process applications within FY22. Successful applications will be selected by the Agency for funding and subsequently awarded to the extent that funding may ultimately be made available through appropriations. RMAP provides the following types of support: loan only, combination loan and technical assistance grant, and subsequent technical assistance grants to Microenterprise Development Organizations (MDO). An announcement will be made on the Agency website: https://www.rd.usda.gov/ regarding any amount received in the FY22 appropriations. All applicants are responsible for any expenses incurred in developing their applications or any costs incurred prior to the obligation date.
Semiannual Regulatory Agenda, Spring 2021
Document Number: 2021-15083
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-07-30
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Office of the Secretary
This agenda provides summary descriptions of significant and not significant regulations being developed in agencies of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in conformance with Executive Orders (E.O.) 12866, ``Regulatory Planning and Review,'' and 13563, ``Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review.'' The agenda also describes regulations affecting small entities as required by section 602 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act, Public Law 96-354. This agenda also identifies regulatory actions that are being reviewed in compliance with section 610(c) of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. We invite public comment on those actions as well as any regulation consistent with Executive Order 13563. USDA has attempted to list all regulations and regulatory reviews pending at the time of publication except for minor and routine or repetitive actions, but some may have been inadvertently missed. There is no legal significance to the omission of an item from this listing. Also, the dates shown for the steps of each action are estimated and are not commitments to act on or by the date shown. USDA's complete regulatory agenda is available online at www.reginfo.gov. Because publication in the Federal Register is mandated for the regulatory flexibility agendas required by the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 602), USDA's printed agenda entries include only: (1) Rules that are likely to have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities; and (2) Rules identified for periodic review under section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.