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Forest Service Handbook (FSH) 5509.11, Chapter Twenty, Section 21; Title Claims, Sales, and Grants Handbook; Sales
Document Number: 2021-11731
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-04
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
Following 2018 Farm Bill amendments to the Small Tracts Act (STA), the U.S. Forest Service is revising directives implementing the STA. These revisions are necessary to bring the Agency into alignment with the 2018 Farm Bill, specifically regarding the valuation of land the Agency sells or exchanges to keep pace with increasing market value, as well as expanding the categories of land that can be sold or exchanged.
Forest Service Manual 1800, Chapter 20
Document Number: 2021-11730
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-04
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Forest Service is proposing to issue a proposed directive to revise direction on workforce partnerships authorized by the Public Lands Corps Act as amended by the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act of 2019. Directive revisions expand guidance regarding partnerships with non-profits, Tribes, universities and other organizations that offer community and national service, work experience and training to youth, young adults and veterans and help the Forest Service accomplish critical work; improve procedures and requirements to enroll young adults and veterans in work programs and on Forest Service units, using partnership agreements authorized by the Public Lands Corps and Resource Assistants Program statute; and, clarifies guidance about how young adults and others enrolled working with the Forest Service under these authorities can become eligible for special hiring pathways to Forest Service jobs.
International Standard-Setting Activities
Document Number: 2021-11719
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-04
Agency: Department of Agriculture
This notice informs the public of the sanitary and phytosanitary standard-setting activities of the Codex Alimentarius Commission (Codex), in accordance with the Trade Agreements Act of 1979, as amended, and the Uruguay Round Agreements Act. This notice also provides a list of other standard-setting activities of Codex, including commodity standards, guidelines, codes of practice, and revised texts. This notice, which covers Codex activities during the time periods from June 21,2020 to May 31, 2021 and June 1, 2021 to May 31, 2022, seeks comments on standards under consideration and recommendations for new standards.
Meeting of the National Organic Standards Board; Meeting
Document Number: 2021-11688
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-03
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), is announcing a meeting of the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB). The NOSB assists the USDA in the development of standards for substances to be used in organic production and advises the Secretary of Agriculture on any other aspects of the implementation of the Organic Foods Production Act (OFPA).
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Gould Wash Flood Protection Project, Washington County, Utah
Document Number: 2021-11646
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-03
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Utah State Office announces its intent to prepare an EIS for the Gould Wash Flood Protection Project within the Warner Draw Watershed in Washington County, Utah. NRCS is requesting comments to identify significant issues and alternatives to be addressed in the EIS from all interested all interested individuals. The EIS process will examine existing flood control measures and evaluate additional (new) alternatives identified during scoping.
Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Upper Price River Watershed Project, Carbon County, Utah
Document Number: 2021-11645
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-03
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Utah State Office announces its intent to prepare an EIS for the Upper Price River Watershed Project within the Upper Price River Watershed in Carbon County, Utah. NRCS is requesting comments to identify significant issues and alternatives to be addressed in the EIS from all interested individuals. The EIS process will examine existing flood control measures and evaluate additional (new) alternatives identified during scoping.
Notice of Funding Availability; Pandemic Cover Crop Program
Document Number: 2021-11603
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-02
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Risk Management Agency
The Risk Management Agency (RMA), on behalf of the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC), is announcing the availability of funding under the Pandemic Cover Crop Program (PCCP) to help agricultural producers impacted by the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak. Given cover crop cultivation requires sustained, long-term investments to improve soil health and gain other agronomic benefits, the economic challenges due to the pandemic made maintaining cover cropping systems financially challenging for many producers. For the 2021 crop year, PCCP premium support is available to eligible producers for eligible insured acres on a spring crop insurance policy on which the producer planted a qualifying cover crop during the 2021 crop year.
Notice of an Extension or Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2021-11597
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-02
Agency: Department of Agriculture
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (OASCR) to request a renewal of a currently approved information collection. OASCR will use the information collected to collect the race, ethnicity, and gender (REG) of all program applicants and participants by county and State.
Advisory Committee on Minority Farmers; Meeting
Document Number: 2021-11595
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-02
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the Department of Agriculture and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), that a public teleconference of the Advisory Committee on Minority Farmers (ACMF) will be held to discuss USDA outreach, technical assistance, and capacity building for and with minority farmers; the implementation of the Socially Disadvantaged and Veteran Farmer and Rancher Grant Program (2501 Program); and methods of maximizing the participation of minority farmers and ranchers in the U.S. Department of Agriculture; and to plan mechanisms for best providing advice to the Secretary on the issues outlined above.
Notice of Solicitation of Applications for the Section 533 Housing Preservation Grants for Fiscal Year 2021
Document Number: 2021-11564
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-02
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Housing Service
The Rural Housing Service (RHS), a Rural Development agency (Agency) of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), announces that it is soliciting competitive applications under its Housing Preservation Grant (HPG) program. This action is taken to comply with Agency regulations which requires the Agency to announce the opening and closing dates for receipt of pre-applications for HPG funds from eligible applicants. The Agency will publish the amount of funding on its website at: https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/ housing-preservation-grants. Expenses incurred in developing pre- applications will be at the applicant's risk.
Notice of Decision To Add Taxa of Plants for Planting That Are Quarantine Pests or Hosts of Quarantine Pests to the Lists of Plants for Planting Whose Importation Is Not Authorized Pending Pest Risk Analysis
Document Number: 2021-11559
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-02
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are advising the public of our decision to add 26 taxa of plants for planting that are quarantine pests (weeds), all Myrtaceae taxa (when destined to Hawaii), and 43 other taxa of plants for planting that are hosts of 17 quarantine pests, to our lists of plants for planting whose importation is now not authorized pending pest risk analysis. A previous notice made datasheets available for public comment that listed the evidence we used to determine that the taxa are quarantine pests or hosts of quarantine pests. This notice responds to the comments we received and announces final versions of the datasheets.
Newspapers Used for Publication of Legal Notices in the Southwestern Region: Arizona, New Mexico, and Parts of Oklahoma and Texas
Document Number: 2021-11558
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-02
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
This notice lists the newspapers that will be used by all Ranger Districts, Grasslands, Forests, and the Regional Office of the Southwestern Region to publish legal notices. The intended effect of this action is to inform interested members of the public which newspapers the Forest Service will use to publish notices of proposed actions, notices of decision, and notices of opportunity to file an objection. This will provide the public with constructive notice of Forest Service proposals and decisions, provide information on the procedures to comment or object, and establish the date that the Forest Service will use to determine if comments or objections were timely.
Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Movement of Plants and Plant Products From Hawaii and the Territories
Document Number: 2021-11555
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-02
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 regulations for the interstate movement of fruits and vegetables from Hawaii and the Territories.
Notice of Intent To Request To Conduct a New Information Collection
Document Number: 2021-11537
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-02
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 seek approval to conduct a new information collection to gather data related to the use of agroforestry practices.
Information Collection; Application for Permit for Use of Roads, Trails, or Areas Restricted by Regulation or Order
Document Number: 2021-11430
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-01
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 of an existing information collection, Application for Permit for Use of Roads, Trails, or Areas Restricted by Regulation or Order.
Information Collection Request; Assignment of Payment; Joint Payment Authorization; and Request for Waiver
Document Number: 2021-11412
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-01
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation, Farm Service Agency
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC), and Farm Service Agency (FSA) are requesting comments from all interested individuals and organizations on a revision and an extension of a currently approved information collection.
Information Collection; Submission Requirements and Acceptance Testing Protocols and Requirements for New or Relocated Aerial Tramways, Aerial and Surface Lifts, Tows, Conveyors, and Funiculars
Document Number: 2021-11323
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-28
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Forest Service is seeking public comment on a new information collection, form FS-7300-0006, Submission Requirements and Acceptance Testing Protocols and Requirements for New or Relocated Aerial Tramways, Aerial and Surface Lifts, Tows, Conveyors, and Funiculars.
Information Collection Request; Coronavirus Food Assistance Program
Document Number: 2021-11296
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-28
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, FSA is requesting comments from interested individuals and organizations on a revision and extension of a currently approved information collection request associated with the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP 2.0). The initial notice for this information collection request was published on April 2, 2021. The burden hours from the previously approved OMB information collection request are to be increased in this request to account for new CFAP payments for contract growers and sod and pullet producers.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2021-11203
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-27
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Submission for OMB Review; Comments Requested
Document Number: 2021-11202
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-27
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Payette National Forest; Idaho; Wildlife Conservation Strategy Forest Plan Amendment; Withdrawal of Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement
Document Number: 2021-11196
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-27
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Payette National Forest is withdrawing the Notice of Intent (NOI) that was published in the Federal Register on April 22, 2009 to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Wildlife Conservation Strategy Forest Plan Amendment.
Notice of Funds Availability for the Rural Placemaking Innovation Challenge (RPIC) for Fiscal Year 2021
Document Number: 2021-10963
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-27
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Business-Cooperative Service, Rural Housing Service, Rural Utilities Service
The Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development (RD) is seeking applications for the Rural Placemaking Innovation Challenge (RPIC) from eligible entities to provide technical assistance and training to rural communities for placemaking planning and implementation. This funding opportunity will be administered by the USDA Rural Development Innovation Center and is authorized by the Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2021, to provide up to $3 million in competitive cooperative agreement funds. This announcement lists the information needed to submit an application.
Notice of Funds Availability; American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 Section 1005 Loan Payment (ARPA)
Document Number: 2021-11155
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-26
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency
The Farm Service Agency (FSA) is issuing this first notice announcing the availability of funds for eligible borrowers with direct loans under the Farm Loan Programs (FLP) and Farm Storage Facility Loan Program (FSFL) as authorized by section 1005 of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA). A subsequent notice addressing guaranteed loans and remaining loan balances eligible under section 1005 will be published within 120 days of publication of this NOFA. FSA will pay 120 percent of direct loan balances outstanding as of January 1, 2021, for socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers as that term is defined by section 2501(a) of the Food, Agriculture, Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990.
Request for Extension and Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2021-11025
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-25
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is announcing our intention to request a 3-year extension and revision of a currently approved information collection for ``Export Inspection and Weighing Waiver for High Quality Specialty Grain Transported in Containers''.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2021-11012
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-25
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Correction
Document Number: 2021-10957
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-25
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Information Collection; Volunteer Application and Agreement for Natural and Cultural Resources Agencies
Document Number: 2021-10910
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-24
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 extension with revision of a currently approved information collection entitled, Volunteer Application for Natural and Cultural Resources Agencies.
Siskiyou County Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2021-10759
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-21
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Siskiyou County Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet virtually via Microsoft Teams. 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. RAC information can be found at the following website: https:// www.fs.usda.gov/main/klamath/workingtogether/advisorycommitte es.
Trinity County Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2021-10758
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-21
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Trinity County Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet virtually via Microsoft Teams. 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. RAC information can be found at the following website: https:// www.fs.usda.gov/main/stnf/workingtogether/advisorycommittees.
Child Nutrition Programs: Non-Competitive Technology Innovation Grant Funding
Document Number: 2021-10709
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-21
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service
This Notice announces the availability of non-competitive technology innovation grant funding, which will be distributed on a formula basis beginning in fiscal year (FY) 2021 among all eligible State agencies administering the Child Nutrition (CN) Programs and requests comment on this non-competitive approach. This non-competitive grant opportunity replaces the competitive CN Technology Innovation Grants (TIG) previously administered by FNS in FYs 2017 and 2019.
Privacy Act of 1974; System of Records
Document Number: 2021-10707
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-21
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
Pursuant to the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), and Office of Management and Budget Circular No. A-108, notice is given that the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is proposing to add a new system of records, entitled USDA/APHIS-23, Integrated Plant Health Information System (IPHIS). This system maintains records of activities conducted pursuant to APHIS' mission and responsibilities authorized by the Plant Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 7701 et seq.); the Honey Bee Act (7 U.S.C. 281 et seq.); and the Food Conservation and Energy Act 2008 (7 U.S.C. 8791 et seq.).
Notice of Proposed Revision to Requirements for the Importation of Fresh Melon Fruit From Japan Into the United States
Document Number: 2021-10706
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-21
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are advising the public that we have prepared a pest risk analysis that evaluates the risks associated with the importation of fresh melon fruit with stems from Japan into the United States. Based on the analysis, we are proposing to revise the existing conditions for importation of melons from Japan, which do not currently allow the importation of melons with stems, and which do not authorize importation to the continental United States or most territories. We are making the pest risk analysis available to the public for review and comment.
Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Endangered Species Regulations and Forfeiture Procedures
Document Number: 2021-10634
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-20
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 regulations for the protection of endangered species of terrestrial plants and for procedures related to the forfeiture of plants or other property.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2021-10632
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-20
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Notice of Reserved Funding for the Rural Business Development Grant (RBDG) Program for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021
Document Number: 2021-10620
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-20
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Business-Cooperative Service
The Rural-Business Cooperative Service (the Agency) announces the availability of funds in the total amount of $2 million reserved for projects located in rural coastal communities, with priority given to National Scenic Areas that were devastated by wildfires that are in need of economic development assistance, to support innovation and job growth. All applicants are responsible for any expenses incurred in developing their applications.
Inviting Applications for the Delta Health Care Services Grant Program
Document Number: 2021-10610
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-20
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Business-Cooperative Service
This Notice of Funding Availability (Notice) announces that the Rural Business-Cooperative Service (Agency) is accepting fiscal year (FY) 2021 applications for the Delta Health Care Services (DHCS) grant program. Approximately $3 million is currently available for FY 2021. All funds must support projects located in persistent poverty counties as described in the Overview section of this Notice. The Agency will publish the program funding level on the Rural Development website https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/delta-health-care- services-grants. The purpose of this program is to provide financial assistance to address the continued unmet health needs in the Delta Region through cooperation among health care professionals, institutions of higher education, research institutions, and economic development entities in the Delta Region.
Submission for OMB Review; Comments Requested
Document Number: 2021-10505
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-19
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2021-10503
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-19
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Meat and Poultry Interstate Shipment and Inspection Readiness Program; Request for Emergency Approval of a New Information Collection
Document Number: 2021-10490
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-19
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Marketing Service's (AMS) intention to receive approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for a new information collection to administer the Meat and Poultry Interstate Shipment and Inspection Readiness Program (ISIRP) under its Grants Division. Due to the passing of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (CAA), AMS Grants Division is implementing this new grant program under section 764, which directs the Secretary of Agriculture to ``make grants to meat and poultry slaughter and processing facilities to assist such facilities with respect to costs incurred in making improvements to such facilities and carrying out other planning activities in the amount of $60,000,000 for fiscal years 2021 through 2023.''
Supply Chains for the Production of Agricultural Commodities and Food Products
Document Number: 2021-10351
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-17
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is providing an additional 30 days for public comments on the Notice on Supply Chains for the Production of Agricultural Commodities and Food Products published on April 21, 2021. During the first two weeks of the comment period, AMS received requests from stakeholders and organizations for additional time to provide thoughtful and thorough feedback to this request. Requests were received from representatives of critical supply chain activities whose comments would be of great value to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in preparing the report required by the Executive Order on ``America's Supply Chains.''
Information Collection: Qualified Products Lists for Fire Chemicals for Wildland Fire Management
Document Number: 2021-10347
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-17
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 of a currently approved information collection, Qualified Products Lists for Fire Chemicals for Wildland Fire Management.
Directive Publication Notice
Document Number: 2021-10202
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-14
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The USDA Forest Service provides direction to employees through issuances in its Directive System, comprised of the Forest Service Manual and Forest Service Handbooks. The Agency must provide notice of and opportunity for the public to comment on any directives that formulate standards, criteria, or guidelines applicable to Forest Service programs. Once per quarter, the Agency provides advance notice of proposed and interim directives that will be made available for public comment during the next 3 months and notice of recently issued final directives.
Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics
Document Number: 2021-10199
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-14
Agency: Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is seeking to re- establish the committee for 2 years as a discretionary committee, the Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics. Effective October 1, 1996, responsibility for the census of agriculture program was transferred to the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) at USDA from the Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Commerce. Effective February 2, 1997, NASS also received the transferred program positions and staff from the Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Commerce. Responsibility for the Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics, which is a discretionary committee and was established by agency authority, was transferred, along with its allocated slot, to USDA with the census of agriculture program.
Advisory Committee on Beginning Farmers and Ranchers (ACBFR)
Document Number: 2021-10198
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-14
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Advisory Committee; the purpose of the Advisory Committee on Beginning Farmers and Ranchers meeting is to advice the Secretary on matters concerning beginning farmers and ranchers including but not limited to, the following: The development of the program of coordinated assistance to qualified beginning farmers and ranchers under section 309(i) of the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act; methods of maximizing the number of new farming and ranching opportunities created through the program; methods of encouraging States to participate in the program; the administration of the program; and other methods of creating new farming or ranching opportunities.
Raisins Produced From Grapes Grown in California; Borrowing Authority Under Marketing Order 989
Document Number: 2021-10148
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-05-14
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This rule amends Marketing Order 989 (referred to as the ``Order''), which regulates the handling of raisins produced from grapes grown in California. This action reinserts Order language that authorizes the Raisin Administrative Committee (RAC) to borrow from commercial lending institutions. The publication on October 26, 2018, of a final rule to amend the marketing order unintentionally removed this borrowing authority. This document is necessary to inform the public of this amendment.
Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program
Document Number: 2021-10146
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-05-14
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Business-Cooperative Service
The Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBCS or the Agency), a Rural Development (RD) agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA or the Department), is issuing a final rule with comment for the Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program (RMAP or the Program). This final rule modifies the interim rule published in the Federal Register on May 28, 2010, as amended by the correcting amendments published in the Federal Register on July 19, 2010, and incorporates amendments to the Consolidated Farm and Rural Development Act (ConAct) made by the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (2018 Farm Bill). The Agency is implementing other changes to make the Program run more efficiently, be more user-friendly and be more consistent with other RBCS programs.
Retail Exemptions Adjusted Dollar Limitations
Document Number: 2021-10129
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-13
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is announcing the dollar limitations on the amount of meat and meat food products and poultry and poultry products that a retail store can sell to hotels, restaurants, and similar institutions without disqualifying itself for exemption from Federal inspection requirements.