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Expansion of FSIS Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli (STEC) Testing to Additional Raw Beef Products
Document Number: 2020-12073
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-04
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is announcing plans to expand its routine verification testing for six Shiga toxin- producing Escherichia coli (non-O157 STEC; O26, O45, O103, O111, O121, or O145) that are adulterants, in addition to the adulterant Escherichia coli (E. coli) O157:H7, to ground beef, bench trim, and raw ground beef components other than raw beef manufacturing trimmings (i.e., head meat, cheek meat, weasand (esophagus) meat, product from advanced meat recovery (AMR) systems, partially defatted chopped beef and partially defatted beef fatty tissue, low temperature rendered lean finely textured beef, and heart meat)(hereafter ``other raw ground beef components'') for samples collected at official establishments. STEC includes non-O157 STEC; O26, O45, O103, O111, O121, or O145, that are adulterants, and E. coli O157:H7. Currently, FSIS tests only its beef manufacturing trimmings samples for these six non-O157 STEC and E. coli O157:H7; all other aforementioned raw beef products are presently tested for E. coli O157:H7 only. FSIS also intends to test for these non-O157 STEC in ground beef samples that it collects at retail stores and in applicable samples it collects of imported raw beef products. FSIS is requesting comments on the proposed sampling and testing of ground beef, bench trim, and other raw ground beef components. FSIS will announce the date it will implement the new testing in a subsequent Federal Register notice. Additionally, FSIS is responding to comments on the November 19, 2014, Federal Register notice titled ``Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli (STEC) in Certain Raw Beef Products.'' FSIS is also making available its updated analysis of the estimated costs and benefits associated with the implementation of its non-O157 STEC testing on raw beef manufacturing trimmings and the costs and benefits associated with the expansion of its non-O157 STEC testing to ground beef, bench trim, and other raw ground beef components (https:// www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/wcm/connect/c37a7129-639c-41fa-ab75-be6 dddcd1c44/ placeholder-link?MOD=AJPERES&useDefaultText=0&useDefaultDesc= 0).
Special Uses; Processing of Applications, Issuance of Authorizations, and Communications Site Management
Document Number: 2020-11830
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-06-04
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Forest Service is proposing to issue a directive to implement parts of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 and streamline the Agency's procedures for evaluating applications to locate or modify communications facilities on National Forest System (NFS) lands. The proposed directives would work in conjunction with the special use regulations published on April 8, 2020 to address the streamlining requirements of the Farm Bill.
International Standard-Setting Activities
Document Number: 2020-11984
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-03
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 section 491 of 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, 2019 to May 31, 2020 and June 1, 2020 to May 31, 2021, seeks comments on standards under consideration and recommendations for new standards.
Notice of Funds Availability for the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program (HBIIP) for Fiscal Year 2020 and Solicitation of Applications for the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program (HBIIP) for Fiscal Year 2020; Correction
Document Number: 2020-11977
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-03
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Commodity Credit Corporation, Rural Business-Cooperative Service
The Commodity Credit Corporation and the Rural Business- Cooperative Service, USDA published a notice in the Federal Register on May 5, 2020 regarding the Notice of Funds Availability for the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program (HBIIP) for Fiscal Year 2020 and a notice on May 15, 2020, regarding the Solicitation of Applications for the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program (HBIIP) for Fiscal Year 2020 announcing the opening date for the application window. These documents referenced an incorrect program name in the DATES section of both notices.
Bighorn National Forest; Wyoming; Invasive and Other Select Plant Management
Document Number: 2020-11928
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-03
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Forest Service, USDA, will prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) to disclose the effects of continued control of noxious, invasive, and select native plant species through the integration of manual, mechanical, biological, ground herbicide, and aerial herbicide control methods on the Bighorn National Forest (BNF). Effects analysis of these treatments will be projected over the next 10 to 20 years. The BNF is currently treating noxious weeds and invasive plants under the June 19, 1998 Decision Notice, Noxious Weed Management. There is a need to update this decision since it did not include consideration of aerial application of herbicides, the presence of new invasive plant populations, or herbicide treatments of select native plant species to achieve desired resource conditions.
Designation for the South Carolina Area
Document Number: 2020-11905
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-03
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is announcing the designations of D.R. Schaal Agency, Inc. (Schaal) and the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (NCDA) to provide official services under the United States Grain Standards Act (USGSA), as amended.
Forest Service Manual 2750; Special Uses Management Manual; Leasing Forest Service Administrative Sites
Document Number: 2020-11466
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-03
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), United States Forest Service (Forest Service), is issuing proposed new directives on leasing Forest Service administrative sites.
Review and Issuance of Agency Guidance Documents
Document Number: 2020-09886
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-06-03
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Office of the Secretary
This final rule amends the U.S. Department of Agriculture's administrative regulations by adding procedural regulations for the review and issuance of agency guidance documents.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2020-11766
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-02
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; APHIS Credit and User Fee Accounts
Document Number: 2020-11738
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-01
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 (APHIS') intention to request a revision to and extension of approval of an information collection associated with establishing credit accounts and the collection of user fees for certain reimbursable APHIS services.
Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; APHIS Pest Reporting and Asian Longhorn Beetle Program
Document Number: 2020-11737
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-01
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 (APHIS') intention to request a revision to and extension of approval of an information collection that allows the public to report sightings of plant pests and diseases and APHIS to conduct Asian Longhorn Beetle Program activities.
Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail Advisory Council
Document Number: 2020-11677
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-01
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Office of the Secretary
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is seeking nominations for the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail Advisory Council (Council) pursuant to Section 5(d) of the National Trails System Act (NTSA), as amended. Additional information on the Council can be found by visiting the Forest Service's Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail website at https://www.fs.usda.gov/pnt.
Collaborative Forest Restoration Program Technical Advisory Panel
Document Number: 2020-11674
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-01
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Collaborative Forest Restoration Program Technical Advisory Panel (Panel) will hold a virtual meeting. The Panel is established consistent with the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), and Title VI of the Community Forest Restoration Act (the Act). Additional information concerning the Panel, including the meeting summary/minutes, can be found by visiting the Panel's website at: http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/r3/cfrp.
2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2020-11627
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-01
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service
The Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and Health and Human Services (HHS) announce a meeting of the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (the Committee) on its Draft Report. The period for written public comments to the Committee will remain open through Wednesday, June 10, 2020. After the Committee submits its Final Advisory Report to USDA and HHS, the public is invited to provide written and oral comments to USDA and HHS on the Scientific Report of the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (the Advisory Report).
Inspection of Yak and Other Bovidae, Cervidae, and Camelidae Species
Document Number: 2020-11264
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-06-01
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is proposing to amend its regulations to define yak and include it among ``exotic animals'' eligible for voluntary inspection. This proposed change responds to a petition for rulemaking. It would officially allow yak products to be voluntarily inspected and to bear the USDA voluntary mark of inspection, benefitting the yak industry. FSIS is also requesting comments on whether all farmed-raised species in the biological families Bovidae, Cervidae, and Camelidae, if not already subject to mandatory inspection, should be eligible for voluntary inspection, and whether any species in these families should be added to the list of amenable species requiring mandatory inspection. FSIS already requires mandatory inspection for several species of the Family Bovidae (cattle, sheep, and goats). The Agency also provides voluntary inspection to several species of Bovidae not subject to mandatory inspection under the Federal Meat Inspection Act, as well as several species of Cervidae. These species include: Reindeer, elk, deer, antelope, water buffalo, and bison.
Elimination of the Requirement To Defibrinate Livestock Blood Saved as an Edible Product
Document Number: 2020-11191
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-06-01
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
The Food Safety and Inspection Service is proposing to remove a provision from the Federal meat inspection regulations that requires the defibrination of livestock blood saved as an edible product. This proposed action would eliminate a regulatory requirement and its associated costs to industry without affecting food safety. Moreover, it would allow industry to fulfill a demand for non-defibrinated blood products.
Information Collection: Special Use Administration
Document Number: 2020-11615
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-29
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, Special Use Administration.
BASF Corporation; Petition for a Determination of Nonregulated Status for Plant-Parasitic Nematode-Protected and Herbicide Resistant Soybean
Document Number: 2020-11492
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-28
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are advising the public that the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has received a petition from BASF Corporation seeking a determination of nonregulated status of soybean event GMB151 genetically engineered for resistance to the plant- parasitic nematode, soybean cyst nematode (Heterodera glycines), and for resistance to 4-hydroxyphenylpyruvate dioxygenase (HPPD-4) inhibitor herbicides. The petition has been submitted in accordance with our regulations concerning the introduction of certain genetically engineered organisms and products. We are making the petition available for review and comment to help us identify potential environmental and interrelated economic issues and impacts that APHIS may determine should be considered in our evaluation of the petition.
USDA Farmers Market Application; Notice of Request for Extension and Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2020-11429
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-28
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Agricultural Marketing Service's (AMS) intention to request approval, from the Office of Management and Budget, for an extension of and revision to the currently approved information collection for USDA Farmers Market Application. Copies of this one-time yearly application form to participate in the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farmers Market may be obtained by calling the AMS Transportation and Marketing Program contact listed or visiting the website at www.usda.gov/farmersmarket.
Common Crop Insurance Regulations; Canola and Rapeseed Crop Insurance Provisions
Document Number: 2020-10240
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-28
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation
The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) amends the Common Crop Insurance Regulations, Canola and Rapeseed Crop Insurance Provisions. The intended effect of this action is to clarify policy provisions and for consistency with other crop provisions that offer coverage on both fall and spring-planted acreage of the crop. The changes will be effective for the 2021 and succeeding crop years.
Department of Agriculture Regulations for Grants and Agreements; Update of Citations
Document Number: 2020-09568
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-28
Agency: Department of Agriculture
This final rule amends the regulations of several United States Department of Agriculture agencies to correct outdated citations to the Department's grants and agreements regulations.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2020-11339
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-27
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Notice of Request for Renewal of an Approved Information Collection (In-Home Food Safety Behaviors and Consumer Education: Web-Based Survey)
Document Number: 2020-11269
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-27
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is announcing its intention to request renewal of the approved information for an exploratory Web-based survey of consumers to evaluate food safety education and communication activities and to inform the development of food safety communication products. There are no changes to the existing information collection. The approval for this information collection will expire on October 31, 2020.
Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC): 2020/2021 Income Eligibility Guidelines
Document Number: 2020-11251
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-26
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (``Department'') announces adjusted income eligibility guidelines to be used by State agencies in determining the income eligibility of persons applying to participate in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). These income eligibility guidelines are to be used in conjunction with the WIC Regulations.
Emergency Food Assistance Program; Availability of Foods for Fiscal Year 2020
Document Number: 2020-11249
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-26
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service
This notice announces the surplus and purchased foods that the Department expects to make available for donation to States for use in providing nutrition assistance to the needy under The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) in Fiscal Year (FY) 2020. The foods made available under this notice must, at the discretion of the State, be distributed to eligible recipient agencies (ERAs) for use in preparing meals and/or for distribution to households for home consumption.
Micro-Grants for Food Security Program; Request for Emergency Approval of a New Information Collection
Document Number: 2020-11222
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-26
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Agricultural Marketing Service's (AMS) intention to receive approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to collect information for the Micro-Grants for Food Security Program (MGFSP) under its Grants Division. Due to the passing of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (Pub. L. 115-343) (Farm Bill), AMS Grants Division is implementing this new grant program under section 4206, which directs the Secretary of Agriculture to ``distribute funds to the agricultural department or agency of each eligible state for the competitive distribution of subgrants to eligible entities for fiscal year 2019 and each fiscal year thereafter.''
Notice of Request for Extension and Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2020-11187
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-26
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Agricultural Marketing Service's (AMS) intention to request approval, from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), for an extension of and revision to the currently approved information collection ``Laboratory Approval Programs.''
Collaborative Forest Restoration Program Technical Advisory Panel; Meeting
Document Number: 2020-11141
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-26
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Collaborative Forest Restoration Program Technical Advisory Panel (Panel) will hold a virtual meeting. The Panel is established consistent with the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), and Title VI of the Community Forest Restoration Act (the Act). Additional information concerning the Panel, including the meeting summary/minutes, can be found by visiting the Panel's website at: https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/r3/workingtogether/grants.
The Business and Industry Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) Guaranteed Loan Program
Document Number: 2020-11243
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-22
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Business-Cooperative Service
The Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBCS), a Rural Development agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), announces that in response to the national COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, USDA Rural Development was provided additional funding assistance of $20,500,000 in budget authority appropriated under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). The Business and Industry (B&I) Guaranteed Loan Program is administered through RBCS.
Guaranteed Loanmaking and Servicing Regulations
Document Number: 2020-11242
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-22
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Business-Cooperative Service, Rural Utilities Service
The Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBCS), a Rural Development agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), is issuing an interim final rule to update the Business and Industry (B&I) Guaranteed Loan Program to allow flexibility to obligate federal funds for guaranteed loans pursuant to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) in response to the national COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. The RBCS is responsible for administering the B&I Guaranteed Loan Program.
Notice of Funding Availability; Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) Additional Commodities Request for Information
Document Number: 2020-11155
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-05-22
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Office of the Secretary
The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) helps agricultural producers impacted by the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak. As provided in the CFAP regulation, this document requests input to help USDA identify information about additional commodities that are not already identified with payment rates in the CFAP regulation for inclusion in CFAP.
Collaborative Forest Restoration Program Technical Advisory Panel
Document Number: 2020-11115
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-22
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Collaborative Forest Restoration Program Technical Advisory Panel (Panel) will hold a virtual meeting. The Panel is established consistent with the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), and Title VI of the Community Forest Restoration Act (the Act). Additional information concerning the Panel, including the meeting summary/minutes, can be found by visiting the Panel's website at: https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/r3/workingtogether/grants.
Black Hills National Forest Advisory Board; Meeting
Document Number: 2020-11110
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-22
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Black Hills National Forest Advisory Board (Board) will conduct a virtual meeting. The committee is established consistent with 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 Secretary of Agriculture through the Black Hills National Forest Supervisor on a broad range of forest issues. Board information, including the meeting agenda and the meeting summary/minutes can be found at the following website: https:// www.fs.usda.gov/main/blackhills/workingtogether/advisorycommi ttees.
Oral Rabies Vaccine Program; Notice of Availability of Decision and Finding of No Significant Impact for the Environmental Assessment
Document Number: 2020-11108
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-22
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 Decision and Finding of No Significant Impact for the final environmental assessment, relative to an oral rabies vaccination program in Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. Based on our decision and finding of no significant impact, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection has determined that an environmental impact statement need not be prepared.
Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Environmental Monitoring
Document Number: 2020-11076
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-22
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 environmental monitoring.
Notice of Request for Reinstatement of an Information Collection; Conditions for Payment of Avian Influenza Indemnity Claims
Document Number: 2020-11075
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-22
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 the reinstatement of an information collection associated with the regulations for payment of avian influenza indemnity claims.
Notification of Direct Loan Payment Deferrals for the Community Facilities Direct Loan Program
Document Number: C1-2020-08429
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-21
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Housing Service
Coronavirus Food Assistance Program
Document Number: 2020-11025
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-21
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Office of the Secretary
The Secretary of Agriculture is issuing this rule to implement the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). CFAP provides assistance to agricultural producers impacted by the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak. This rule establishes provisions for direct payments to producers of eligible commodities. This rule specifies the eligibility requirements, payment calculations, and application procedures for CFAP.
Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2020-10995
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-21
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Collaborative Forest Landscape Restoration Advisory Committee (Committee) will hold a virtual meeting. The committee is authorized under Title IV of Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009. The purpose of the committee is to improve collaborative relationships and to provide advice and recommendations to the Secretary of Agriculture (Secretary) on the selection of collaborative forest landscape restoration proposals as provided in Section 8629 of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018. Committee information can be found at the following website: https://www.fs.fed.us/restoration/ CFLRP/advisory-panel.shtml.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2020-10961
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-21
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest; Montana; Revision of the Land Management Plan for the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest
Document Number: 2020-10957
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-21
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Forest Service is revising the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest's 1986 Land and Resource Management Plans. The Forest Service has prepared a final environmental impact statement (final EIS) for the revised land management plan, and a draft record of decision (ROD). This notice is to inform the public that a 60-day period is being initiated where individuals or entities with specific concerns about the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest's revised land management plan and associated final EIS may file objections for Forest Service review prior to approval of the revised land management plan. This is also an opportunity to object to the Regional Forester's list of species of conservation concern (SCC) for the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest.
Wrangell-Petersburg Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2020-10916
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-21
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Wrangell-Petersburg Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Petersburg, Alaska and Wrangell, Alaska. 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: Wrangell-Petersburg RAC.
Tri-County Resource Advisory Committee; Meeting
Document Number: 2020-10911
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-21
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Tri-County Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will hold a virtual meeting. 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 and virtual meeting information can be found at the following website: https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/bdnf/workingtogether/advisorycom mittees.
Collaborative Forest Restoration Program Technical Advisory Panel; Meeting
Document Number: 2020-10811
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-20
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Collaborative Forest Restoration Program Technical Advisory Panel (Panel) will hold a virtual meeting. The Panel is established consistent with the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), and Title VI of the Community Forest Restoration Act (the Act). Additional information concerning the Panel, including the meeting summary/minutes, can be found by visiting the Panel's website at: https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/r3/workingtogether/grants.
Notice of Request for a Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2020-10748
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-19
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, this notice announces the Department's intention to revise the currently approved information collection in support of the Export Sales Reporting program.
Notice of a Request for an Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2020-10747
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-19
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, this notice announces the Department's intention to request an extension for a currently approved information collection in support of the Dairy Tariff-rate Import Quota Licensing program.
Movement of Certain Genetically Engineered Organisms
Document Number: 2020-10638
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-05-18
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are amending the regulations regarding the movement (importation, interstate movement, and environmental release) of certain genetically engineered organisms in response to advances in genetic engineering and our understanding of the plant pest risk posed by genetically engineered organisms, thereby reducing the regulatory burden for developers of organisms that are unlikely to pose plant pest risks. This final rule, which marks the first comprehensive revision of the regulations since they were established in 1987, provides a clear, predictable, and efficient regulatory pathway for innovators, facilitating the development of genetically engineered organisms that are unlikely to pose plant pest risks.
Southern Montana Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2020-10541
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-18
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Southern Montana Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet with virtual attendance only. 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 and url for virtual meeting can be found at the following website: https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/custergallatin/workingtogether/ advisorycommittees.
Employment and Training Opportunities in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2020-10536
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2020-05-18
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service
The Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is extending the public comment period on the proposed rule titled, ``Employment and Training Opportunities in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program'', which was published in the Federal Register on March 17, 2020. This action extends the deadline for receipt of public comments to give the public additional time to review the proposed rule.
West Virginia Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2020-10508
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-18
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The West Virginia Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will hold a virtual meeting. 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 the Act. RAC information can be found at the following website: https://cloudapps-usda-gov.secure.force.com/ FSSRS/RAC_Page?id=001t0000002JcuqAAC.