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Start Preamble Start Printed Page 40077 AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Advance notice of proposed rulemaking and request for comments. SUMMARY: We are soliciting public comment on potential revisions to the licensing requirements under our Animal Welfare Act regulations to promote compliance with the Act, … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 39369 AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: This proposed rule would implement a recommendation from the Hazelnut Marketing Board (Board) to increase the assessment rate established for the 2017-2018 and subsequent marketing years from $0.005 to $0.006 per pound of hazelnuts … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 37827 AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Request for public comments. SUMMARY: This document announces the intention of the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) to take Official Notice of documents related to the California Federal Milk Marketing Order (FMMO) rulemaking proceeding. This document invites interested … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Proposed rule; withdrawal. SUMMARY: We are withdrawing a proposed rule that would have defined a low-risk classical swine fever region in Mexico from which we would have allowed the importation of fresh pork and pork products into the … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 33829 AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: This proposed rule invites comments on the establishment of reporting requirements under the Federal marketing order for pecans (order). The American Pecan Council (Council) locally administers the order and is comprised of growers and … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 32649 AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, USDA. ACTION: Request for information. SUMMARY: Pursuant to Executive Order 13777—Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is requesting ideas from the public on how we can provide better customer service and remove unintended … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 28589 AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: This proposed rule would implement a recommendation from the California Desert Grape Administrative Committee (Committee) to remove varietal exemptions from the regulations established under the California table grape marketing order (order) and the table … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 28257 AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: We are proposing to amend the fruits and vegetables regulations to allow the importation of commercial consignments into the continental United States of fresh pomegranate fruit from Turkey. As a condition … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: We are proposing to amend the fruit and vegetable regulations to allow the importation of tree tomatoes from Ecuador into the continental United States. As a condition of entry, the tree tomatoes would have to … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 28015 AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: We are proposing to amend the regulations governing the importation of plants for planting to authorize the importation of Campanula spp. plants for planting from Denmark in approved growing media into … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 27625 AGENCY: Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is proposing to amend the poultry products inspection regulations to list the PRC as eligible to export to the United States poultry products from birds … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 27028 AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: This proposed rule would implement a recommendation from the American Pecan Council (Council) to establish the initial assessment rates for the 2016-2017 and subsequent fiscal years at $0.03 per pound for improved varieties, $0.02 … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 26859 AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Proposed rule and opportunity to file exceptions. SUMMARY: This recommended decision proposes amendments to Marketing Order No. 982 (order), which regulates the handling of hazelnuts grown in Oregon and Washington. The proposed amendments are based on the … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 24882 AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Proposed rule and opportunity to file exceptions. SUMMARY: This recommended decision proposes amendments to Marketing Order No. 989 (order), which regulates the handling of raisins grown in California. Five amendments are proposed by the Raisin Administrative Committee … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: This action proposes to establish a de minimis quantity exemption threshold under the Softwood Lumber Research, Promotion, Consumer Education and Industry Information Order (Order). The Order is Start Printed Page 24584administered by the Softwood Lumber Board (Board) with … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 24255 AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Proposed amendment and referendum order. SUMMARY: This rule proposes one amendment to Marketing Order No. 984 (order), which regulates the handling of walnuts grown in California, and provides growers with the opportunity to vote in a referendum … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: This proposed rule would implement a recommendation from the Peanut Standards Board (Board) to revise the minimum quality and handling standards for domestic and imported peanuts marketed in the United States (Standards). The Board advises the Secretary of … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 24080 AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: This proposed rule would implement a recommendation from the Tart Cherry Industry Administrative Board (Board) to increase the portion of assessments allocated to research and promotion activities from $0.005 to $0.006 per pound of … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Forest Service, Agriculture; Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: This proposed rule would establish regulations for hunting and trapping seasons, harvest limits, and methods and means related to taking of wildlife for subsistence uses during the 2018-19 and 2019-20 regulatory years. The Federal … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 21742 AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: This proposed rule sets forth the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) intention to pursue one of several actions on the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices Final Rule (FR) published in the Federal Register on … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 18721 AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Request for public comments. SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), this notice announces the Agricultural Marketing Service's (AMS) intention to request approval from the Office of Management and Budget for a new … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 17594 AGENCY: Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration, USDA. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: This proposed rule sets forth the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) intention to pursue one of several actions on the above titled Interim Final Rule (IFR) published in the Federal Register … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 16001 AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: This proposed rule would implement a recommendation from the Far West Spearmint Oil Administrative Committee (Committee) to establish the quantity of spearmint oil produced in the Far West, by class, that handlers may purchase … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 14832 AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Reopening of comment period. SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is reopening the comment period on the proposed rule that invited comments on the revision of the U.S. Standards for Grades of Shelled … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 14481 AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: This proposed rule would implement a recommendation from the Cherry Industry Administrative Board (Board) to establish free and restricted percentages for the 2016-17 crop year under the marketing order for tart cherries grown in … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: This proposed rule would implement a recommendation from the Idaho-Eastern Oregon Potato Committee (Committee) to decrease the assessment rate established for the 2017-2018 and subsequent fiscal periods from $0.0025 to $0.002 per hundredweight of potatoes handled. The Committee … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 12424 AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Reopening of comment period. SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is reopening the comment period for the document inviting comments on a proposal to create new United States Standards for Grades of … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 12184 AGENCY: Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), USDA. ACTION: Proposed rule. Extension of comment period. SUMMARY: The Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is re-opening the comment period for the proposed rule published December 1, 2016. The proposed action would implement four … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Extension of comment period. SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is extending the comment period for the proposed rule published in the Federal Register on January 18, 2017 (82 FR 5746), until April 19, 2017. The proposed … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Extension of comment period. SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is extending the comment period for the proposed rule published in the Federal Register on January 18, 2017 (82 FR 5438), until April 19, 2017. The proposed … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 11854 AGENCY: Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), USDA. ACTION: Proposed rule; extension of comment period. SUMMARY: The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is extending the comment period for this proposed rule. This rule proposes to revise and clarify requirements for the processing of donated … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 11413 AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Proposed rule; reopening of comment period. SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is reopening the comment period on the proposed rule to change the reporting of export certificate information under regulations issued … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 11324 AGENCY: Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Proposed rule: Extension of comment period. SUMMARY: Consistent with the memorandum of January 20, 2017, to the heads of executive departments and agencies from the Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff entitled “Regulatory … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 11159 AGENCY: Office of Procurement and Property Management, USDA. ACTION: Proposed rule; extension of comment period. SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is extending by 30 days the deadline to submit comments on the proposed rule to designate 12 product categories for federal … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 10966 AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Extension of comment period. SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the comment period for the proposed rule published in the Federal Register on December 14, 2016 (81 FR 90255), is extended until March 15, 2017. The rule … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Proposed rule; extension of comment period. SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the comment period for the proposed rule published in the Federal Register on January 13, 2017 (82 FR 4198), is extended until April 13, 2017. The proposed rule invited … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Proposed rule; extension of comment period. SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the comment period for the proposed rule published in the Federal Register on January 13, 2017 (82 FR 4203), is extended until April 13, 2017. The proposed rule invited … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Extension of comment period. SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the comment period for the proposed rule published in the Federal Register on January 18, 2017, is extended until April 19, 2017. The rule invited comments on recommendations submitted to the … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 10555 AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Referendum order. SUMMARY: This document directs that a referendum be conducted among eligible Washington sweet cherry growers to determine whether they favor continuance of the marketing order regulating the handling of sweet cherries grown in designated counties … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 10634 AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Proposed rule and opportunity to file exceptions. SUMMARY: This Recommended Decision proposes the issuance of a Federal Milk Marketing Order (FMMO) regulating the handling of milk in California. The proposed FMMO incorporates the entire state of California … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 10444 AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Proposed rule; extension of comment period. SUMMARY: We are extending the comment period for our proposed rule that would revise our regulations regarding the movement of plant pests to propose criteria regarding the movement … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 10312 AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Proposed rule; extension of comment period. SUMMARY: We are extending the comment period for a proposed rule to allow the importation of Hass avocados from Colombia into the continental United States. This action will … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Proposed rule; extension of comment period. SUMMARY: We are extending the comment period for our proposed rule that would revise our regulations regarding the importation, interstate movement, and environmental release of certain genetically engineered organisms in order to … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration, USDA ACTION: Proposed rule: Extension of comment period. SUMMARY: Consistent with the memorandum of January 20, 2017, to the heads of executive departments and agencies from the Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff entitled “Regulatory Freeze Pending Review,” … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 9533 AGENCY: Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration, USDA ACTION: Proposed rule: Extension of comment period. SUMMARY: Consistent with the memorandum of January 20, 2017, to the heads of executive departments and agencies from the Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff entitled … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 7733 AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Proposed rule; reopening of comment period. SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is reopening the comment period on the proposed rule to change the reporting of export certificate information under regulations issued … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 7008 AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: APHIS is proposing to revise its regulations regarding the importation, interstate movement, and environmental release of certain genetically engineered organisms in order to update the regulations in response to advances in … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Referendum order. SUMMARY: This document directs that a referendum be conducted among eligible Washington potato producers to determine whether they favor continuance of the marketing order regulating the handling of Irish potatoes grown in Washington. DATES: The referendum will be conducted … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 6732 AGENCY: Food Safety and Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: Consistent with the recent changes that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finalized, the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is proposing to amend the nutrition labeling requirements for meat (including fish … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 6980 AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Proposed rule; withdrawal and reproposal. SUMMARY: We are proposing to revise our regulations regarding the movement of plant pests. We are proposing criteria regarding the movement and environmental release of biological control organisms, and … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 5746 AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: This rulemaking proposes the establishment of an industry-funded promotion, research, and information program for certified organic products. The purpose of the program would be to strengthen the position of certified organic products in the … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: This proposed rule invites comments on procedures for conducting a referendum to determine whether the issuance of a proposed Organic Research, Promotion, and Information Order (proposed Order) is favored by certified organic producers, certified organic handlers, … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 5431 AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: This proposed rule would address recommendations submitted to the Secretary of Agriculture (Secretary) by the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) following their October 2015 meeting. These recommendations pertain to the 2017 Sunset Review of … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 4798 AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Proposed rule; reopening of comment period. SUMMARY: We are reopening the comment period for a proposed rule to allow the importation of Hass avocados from Colombia into the continental United States. We are also … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Office of Procurement and Property Management, USDA. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking. SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is proposing to amend the Guidelines for Designating Biobased Products for Federal Procurement (Guidelines) to add 12 sections that will designate 12 product categories composed of intermediate … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: This proposed rule would adjust representation on the Cattlemen's Beef Promotion and Research Board (Board), established under the Beef Promotion and Research Act of 1985 (Act), to reflect changes in domestic cattle inventories since January 1, 2013, as … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 4198 AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) proposes to amend the country of origin labeling (COOL) regulation to add muscle cuts of venison and ground venison to mandatory COOL requirements. AMS is issuing this proposed rule … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 1231 AGENCY: Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), USDA. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: This rule proposes to revise and clarify requirements for the processing of donated foods in order to: Incorporate successful processing options tested in demonstration projects, ensure accountability for donated foods provided for … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 93642 AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Proposed rule and Referendum Order. SUMMARY: This rule proposes an amendment to Marketing Order No. 929 (order), which regulates the handling of cranberries grown in the states of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota, … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 92703 AGENCY: Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration, USDA. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: The Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA), Packers and Stockyards Program (P&SP) is proposing to amend the regulations issued under the Packers and Stockyards Act, 1921, … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration, USDA. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: The Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA), Packers and Stockyards Program (P&SP) is proposing to amend the regulations issued under the Packers and Stockyards Act, 1921, as amended and supplemented … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 90255 AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: The U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), is proposing to amend the regulations under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA or Act) to enhance clarity and improve the administration and … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 89878 AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Extension of comment period. SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the comment period on proposed amendments to the provisions for removal of board and council members or staff of the research and promotion orders—or the regulations under … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 87849 AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: This proposed rule would change the reporting requirements for certain Irish potatoes, tomatoes, and onions regulated under § 608(e) of the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937 (section 8e of the Act) by requiring importers … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 87486 AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: This proposed rule would change the reporting of export certificate information under regulations issued pursuant to the Export Apple Act (7 CFR part 33) and the Export Grape and Plum Act (7 CFR part … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 86614 AGENCY: Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), USDA. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: The proposed action would implement four sections of the Agricultural Act of 2014, (2014 Farm Bill), affecting eligibility, benefits, and program administration requirements for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Section 4007 … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Referendum order. SUMMARY: This document directs that a referendum be conducted among eligible Oregon and Washington pear growers to determine whether they favor continuance of the marketing order regulating the handling of pears grown in Oregon and Washington. DATES: The referendum … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 85164 AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) of the Department of Agriculture (USDA) proposes to revise the U.S. Standards for Grades of Shelled Walnuts and the U.S. Standards for Grades of Walnuts in the Shell. AMS … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: This proposal would amend the research and promotion orders—or the regulations under the orders—overseen by the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) to provide uniform authority for the removal of board members and staff who fail to perform their duties … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 84506 AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. SUMMARY: The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) of the Department of Agriculture (USDA) is soliciting comments on its proposal to create new United States Standards for Grades of Frozen Onions. The American Frozen … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: This proposed rule would implement a recommendation from the Florida Tomato Committee (Committee) to increase the assessment rate established for the 2016-17 and subsequent fiscal periods from $0.03 to $0.035 per 25-pound carton of tomatoes handled under the … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 81015 AGENCY: Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), USDA. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: The proposed action would update civil rights assurance language contained in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) regulations on the Federal-State Agreement (FSA). The rule does not contain any new requirements and would … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 78057 AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) proposes to amend its regulations to better reflect the current needs of Quality Systems Verification Program (QSVP) activities and to implement changes created by the merger of the AMS … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 74720 AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: We are proposing to amend the regulations governing the importation of plants for planting to add orchid plants of the genus Dendrobium from Taiwan to the list of plants that may … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: We are proposing to amend the fruits and vegetables regulations to allow the importation of Hass avocados from Colombia into the continental United States. As a condition of entry, Hass avocados from Colombia would have … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking; request for comment. SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service is proposing to amend regulations pertaining to the National Forest System Land Management Planning. The proposed rule would amend the administrative procedures to amend land management plans … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of hearing on proposed rulemaking. SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of a public hearing to receive evidence on proposed amendments to Marketing Order No. 982 (order), which regulates the handling of hazelnuts grown in Oregon and Washington. Two amendments are … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 66866 AGENCY: Food and Nutrition Service, USDA. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: The Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) is proposing changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) issuance regulations in accordance with the Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008, Public Law 110-234 (“the … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 65307 AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Proposed rule; extension of comment period and clarification. SUMMARY: We are extending the comment period for our proposed rule to amend the horse protection regulations to provide that the Animal and Plant Health Inspection … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 64785 AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: This proposed rule would implement a recommendation from the Washington Cherry Marketing Committee (Committee) to increase the assessment rate established for the 2016-2017 and subsequent fiscal periods from $0.15 to $0.25 per ton of … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: This proposed rule invites comments on a recommendation by the Raisin Administrative Committee (Committee) to the remove the term “midget” from the minimum grade standards of the California raisin marketing order (order). The marketing order regulates the handling … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: This proposed rule invites public comments on a proposed amendment to Marketing Order No. 984, which regulates the handling of walnuts grown in California. The California Walnut Board (Board), which is responsible for the local administration of the … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 63718 AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: This proposed rule would implement a recommendation from the California Walnut Board (Board) to increase the assessment rate established for the 2016-17 and subsequent marketing years from $0.0379 to $0.0465 per kernelweight pound of … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 62668 AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Proposed rule; reopening of comment period. SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the comment period on the proposed rule to increase the assessment rate for California almonds under Marketing Order No. 981 (order) is reopened until October … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background General Requirements Place of Production Requirements Packinghouse Requirements Sampling Phytosanitary Certificate Executive Order 12866 and Regulatory Flexibility Act Executive Order 12988 Paperwork Reduction Act E-Government Act Compliance List of Subjects in 7 CFR … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background II. Electronic Access DATES: Back to Top To ensure that NOP considers your comment on this interim instruction before it begins work on the final version, submit written comments on the interim … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Back to Top The comment period for the proposed rule published on April 4, 2016 (81 FR 19063) is reopened. We will consider all comments that we receive on or before September 26, … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background General Requirements Place of Production Requirements Packinghouse Requirements Phytosanitary Inspection Postharvest Treatment Phytosanitary Certificate Executive Order 12866 and Regulatory Flexibility Act Executive Order 12988 Paperwork Reduction Act E-Government Act Compliance List of Subjects … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background General Requirements Places of Production Requirements Packinghouse Requirement Phytosanitary Certificate Executive Order 12866 and Regulatory Flexibility Act Executive Order 12988 Paperwork Reduction Act E-Government Act Compliance Lists of Subjects in 7 CFR Part … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Order 12866 Executive Order 12988 Regulatory Flexibility Act Paperwork Reduction Act Background List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 1260 PART 1260—BEEF PROMOTION AND RESEARCH Tables Back to Top Imported Beef and Beef … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 922 PART 922—APRICOTS GROWN IN DESIGNATED COUNTIES IN WASHINGTON DATES: Back to Top Comments must be received by September 22, 2016. ADDRESSES: Back … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 906 PART 906—ORANGES AND GRAPEFRUIT GROWN IN LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY IN TEXAS DATES: Back to Top Comments must be received by September … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 983 DATES: Back to Top The referendum will be conducted from November 1 through November 18, 2016. To vote in this referendum, producers must have produced pistachios … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Moths Slug Fungi Executive Order 12866 and Regulatory Flexibility Act Executive Order 12988 National Environmental Policy Act Paperwork Reduction Act E-Government Act Compliance List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 319 PART 319—FOREIGN … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Exclusions and Exemptions in the Act Business Size-Based Exemptions in the AWA Regulations Retail Exemptions Wholesale Exemption Income-Based Exemption 2014 Farm Bill Amendments to the Act Contingency Plans Rule Proposed Changes to the … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Paperwork Reduction Act General Findings List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 929 PART 929—CRANBERRIES GROWN IN THE STATES OF MASSACHUSETTS, RHODE ISLAND, CONNECTICUT, NEW JERSEY, WISCONSIN, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, OREGON, … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Commercial Consignments Treatments Phytosanitary Certificate Port of Entry Inspection Executive Order 12866 and Regulatory Flexibility Act Executive Order 12988 Paperwork Reduction Act E-Government Act Compliance List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 319 … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 948 PART 948—IRISH POTATOES GROWN IN COLORADO DATES: Back to Top Comments must be received by September 30, 2016. ADDRESSES: Back to Top … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Public Hearings Executive Summary I. Purpose of Regulatory Action Summary of Major Provisions II. Costs and Benefits Background Office of the Inspector General Audit Proposed Changes to the Regulations Definitions Prohibited Actions, Practices, Devices, … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Proposed Reorganization Actions Normally Requiring Environmental Impact Statements Actions Normally Requiring Environmental Assessments But Not Necessarily Environmental Impact Statements Categorical Exclusions; General Provisions Categorical Exclusions; Conventional Measures Categorical Exclusions; Licensing, Permitting, Authorization, and … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Executive Summary Need for the Regulatory Action Legal Authority for the Regulatory Action Summary of the Major Provisions of the Regulatory Action Costs and Benefits II. Background Nature of BSE Current Regulations Regarding … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 981 PART 981—ALMONDS GROWN IN CALIFORNIA Tables Back to Top   DATES: Back to Top Comments must be received by August 2, 2016. … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Order 12866 Executive Order 12988 Executive Order 13175 Soybean Order Beef Order Background and Proposed Action Soybean Order Amendments Examples Beef Order Amendments Examples Regulatory Flexibility Act Soybean Industry Beef Industry Paperwork Reduction … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Back to Top We will consider all comments that we receive on or before August 10, 2016. ADDRESSES: Back to Top You may submit comments by either of the following methods: Federal eRulemaking … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Risk Analysis Entry Assessment Previous Evaluations of Uruguay's FMD Program Proposed Select Lamb Program Sourcing of Select Lambs Identification of Select Lambs Testing of Select Lambs Management of Lambs Within the Select Lamb … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background DATES: Back to Top The proposed rule published on March 26, 2016 (81 FR 14022), is withdrawn. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Back to Top Michael Dinkel, Agricultural Marketing Specialist; Research and Promotion Division, Room … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Cold Treatment in Southern and Western States Proposed Changes to the Regulations Governing Cold Treatment Facilities in Southern and Western States Cold Treatment Facilities in All the United States Fumigation Treatment and Compliance … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Footnotes DATES: Back to Top The comment period for the notice published on August 5, 2013 (78 FR 47215) and reopened on October 24, 2013 (78 FR 63408) is reopened. We will consider all … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Tables Back to Top   DATES: Back to Top Comments must be submitted on or before August 16, 2016. ADDRESSES: Back to Top Written comments may be submitted via the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov or … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 930 PART 930—TART CHERRIES GROWN IN THE STATES OF MICHIGAN, NEW YORK, PENNSYLVANIA, OREGON, UTAH, WASHINGTON, AND WISCONSIN DATES: Back to Top Comments … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) Proposed Rule Stage 1. National Organic Program, Organic Pet Food Standards 2. National Organic Program, Organic Apiculture Practice Standard, NOP-12-0063 3. National Organic Program—Organic Aquaculture Standards 4. • NOP; Organic … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Back to Top All comments must be received on or before July 13, 2016. ADDRESSES: Back to Top Interested parties may submit written comments on the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices proposed rule … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Public Review Process—Comments and Public Meetings Reasonable Accommodations Tribal Consultation and Comment Jurisdictional Background and Perspective Developing the Applicability and Scope; Tongass National Forest Submerged Lands Proposed Regulations Compliance With Statutory and Regulatory … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Public Comment Procedures II. Executive Summary Purpose of the Regulatory Action Summary of the Major Provisions of the Regulatory Action Costs and Benefits DATES: Back to Top The comment period for the proposed … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background How D-SNAP Currently Operates What acronyms or abbreviations are used in this supplementary discussion of the proposed provisions? Legislation and Regulations What authorities does the Department have regarding disasters? What does legislation say … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Proposed Systems Approach General Requirements Place of Production Requirements Packinghouse Requirements Port of Entry Requirements Miscellaneous Amendments to § 319.28 Executive Order 12866 and Regulatory Flexibility Act Executive Order 12988 Paperwork Reduction Act E-Government … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Correction DATES: Back to Top April 27, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Back to Top Valerie Frances, Standards Division, email: valerie.frances@ams.usda.gov. Telephone: (202) 720-3252; Fax: (202) 260-9151. Correction Back to Top In proposed rule FR Doc. 2015-31380, … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 989 PART 989—RAISINS PRODUCED BY GRAPES GROWN IN CALIFORNIA Proposal Number 1 Proposal Number 2 Proposal Number 3 Grade, Quality, and Condition Standards Proposal Number 4 Proposal … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background and Proposed Changes Executive Order 12866, 13175, and 13563 Regulatory Flexibility Act Paperwork Reduction Act E-Government Act List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 56 PART 56—REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE VOLUNTARY GRADING OF SHELL … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Other Similar Energy Assistance Program Qualifying LIHEAP or Other Payment Special Circumstances Procedural Matters Executive Orders 12866 and 13563 Regulatory Impact Analysis Regulatory Flexibility Act Unfunded Mandates Reform Act Executive Order 12372 Federalism … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Statutory Basis for Proposed Action Evaluation of the Polish Poultry Inspection System Executive Orders 12866 and 13563, and the Regulatory Flexibility Act Expected Cost of the Proposed Rule Expected Benefits of the Proposed … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Back to Top The comment period for the proposed rule published on January 20, 2016 (81 FR 3033-3038) is reopened. We will consider all comments that we receive on or before May 5, … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Statutory Basis for Proposed Action Evaluation of the Honduran Poultry Inspection System Executive Order 12866 and 13563, and the Regulatory Flexibility Act Expected Cost of the Proposed Rule Expected Benefits of the Proposed … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Summary A. Purpose of Proposed Rule B. Summary of Provisions C. Costs and Benefits Table of Contents I. General Information A. Does this action apply to me? B. What should I consider as … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background General Requirements Production Site Requirements Packinghouse Requirements Phytosanitary Inspection Phytosanitary Certificate Executive Order 12866 and Regulatory Flexibility Act Executive Order 12988 Paperwork Reduction Act E-Government Act Compliance International Trade Data System List of … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Correction DATES: Back to Top To be assured of consideration, written comments must be received on or before May 13, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Back to Top Mary Rose Conroy, Branch Chief, Program Development Division, Program … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background II. Clarification and Request For Comment 1. Under the proposed rule, what would be the varieties of items retailers would need to stock? 2. Under the proposed rule, how many perishable items … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Commercial Consignments Production Site Registration Low-Prevalence Production Site Certification Post-Harvest Processing Phytosanitary Inspection Phytosanitary Certificate Executive Order 12866 and Regulatory Flexibility Act Executive Order 12988 Paperwork Reduction Act E-Government Act Compliance List of … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Production Site Registration Low-Prevalence Production Site Certification Post-Harvest Processing Phytosanitary Inspection Phytosanitary Certificate Executive Order 12866 and Regulatory Flexibility Act Executive Order 12988 Paperwork Reduction Act E-Government Act Compliance List of Subjects in … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Order 12866 Executive Order 12988 Regulatory Flexibility Act Paperwork Reduction Act Statement of Consideration List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 1150 PART 1150—DAIRY PROMOTION PROGRAM Tables Back to Top Table 1—Current Dairy … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Public Comment Procedures II. Executive Summary Purpose of the Regulatory Action Summary of the Major Provisions of the Regulatory Action Costs and Benefits III. Background and Discussion of the Proposed Rule Proposed Changes … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background The Supplemental Proposed Rule Thermally Processed, Commercially Sterile Products Comments on the 2001 Proposed Rule and FSIS Response Trichinae Control Thermally Processed, Commercially Sterile Products Executive Order 12866 Economic Impact Analysis Regulatory Flexibility … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Executive Orders 13563 and 13610 II. Request for Information III. Regulatory Flexibility IV. Existing USDA Regulations DATES: Back to Top The notice published January 26, 2016, at 81 FR 4213, is extended. Comments … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Description of Plan Intention Revision of Records Retention Requirement for Hatchery Inspections Clarification of Official Testing Requirements for Pullorum-Typhoid, Mycoplasma gallisepticum, M. meleagridis, and M. synoviae Requirements for Nest Clean Hatching Eggs for … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Class 1 (Scotch) Spearmint Oil Class 3 (Native) Spearmint Oil Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 985 PART 985—MARKETING ORDER REGULATING THE HANDLING OF SPEARMINT OIL PRODUCED IN THE … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 915 PART 915—AVOCADOS GROWN IN SOUTH FLORIDA DATES: Back to Top Comments must be received by April 15, 2016. ADDRESSES: Back to Top … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Order 12866 Executive Order 12988 Regulatory Flexibility Act Paperwork Reduction Act Background List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 1250 PART 1250—EGG RESEARCH AND PROMOTION DATES: Back to Top Comments must be received by … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Order 12866 Executive Order 12988 Regulatory Flexibility Act Paperwork Reduction Act Background List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 1260 PART 1260—BEEF PROMOTION AND RESEARCH Tables Back to Top Imported Live Cattle Imported … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Public Comment Procedures II. Background and Discussion of the Proposed Rule What are the recruitment activities designed to persuade an individual to apply for SNAP benefits? The regulations already define recruitment activities as … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Back to Top The comment period for the proposed rule published on February 3, 2016 (81 FR 5629) is extended. We will consider all comments that we receive on or before May 4, … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Back to Top The comment period for the proposed rule published on December 16, 2015 (80 FR 78462) is extended. We will consider all comments that we receive on or before May 16, … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 925 PART 925—GRAPES GROWN IN A DESIGNATED AREA OF SOUTHEASTERN CALIFORNIA DATES: Back to Top Comments must be received by March 25, 2016. … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Proposal #1—Borrowing From a Commercial Lending Institution Proposal #2—Establish a Monetary Reserve Fund Equal to One Year's Budgeted Expenses Final Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Paperwork Reduction Act Findings and Conclusions Marketing Order Referendum Order List … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Correction DATES: Back to Top Effective March 1, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Back to Top Barry Gomoll, (202) 720-8286. Correction Back to Top In proposed rule FR Doc. 2016-03863, published on February 24, 2016, 81 FR … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Order 12866 and Executive Order 13563 Executive Order 13175 Executive Order 12988 Background Board Recommendation Initial Regulatory Flexibility Act Analysis List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 1214 PART 1214—CHRISTMAS TREE PROMOTION, RESEARCH, … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background II. Proposed Revisions Swine Lamb Appendices III. Classification Executive Order 12866 and Executive Order 13563 Regulatory Flexibility Act Paperwork Reduction Act Executive Order 12988 Civil Rights Review Executive Order 13132 Executive Order … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Preliminary Statement Small Business Considerations Impact of Generic Promotion Through a Marketing Order Additional Marketing Order Program Benefits Paperwork Reduction Act Civil Justice Reform Findings and Conclusions Rulings on Exceptions Marketing Agreement and Order … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Back to Top The comment period for the proposed rule published January 25, 2016 (81 FR 3970), is extended until April 25, 2016. ADDRESSES: Back to Top We invite you to submit comments … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Referendum Order List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 1218 DATES: Back to Top The referendum will be conducted by mail ballot from July 5 through July 28, 2016. To be eligible to vote, … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Correction DATES: Back to Top Effective February 22, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Back to Top Barry Gomoll, (202) 720-8286. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Back to Top Correction Back to Top In proposed rule FR Doc 2016-01083, … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Public Review Process—Comments, Proposals, and Public Meetings Reasonable Accommodations Tribal Consultation and Comment Developing the 2017-18 and 2018-19 Fish and Shellfish Seasons and Harvest Limit Proposed Regulations Compliance With Statutory and Regulatory Authorities … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Retail Food Store Staple Food Determination of Authorization Need for Access Public Disclosure of SNAP Information Regulatory Impact Analysis Executive Order 12866 and Executive Order 13563 Need for Action Benefits Costs Regulatory Flexibility … [read more]

  Correction In Proposed Rule document 2016-01083 beginning on page 3970 in the issue of Monday, January 25, 2016, make the following correction: On page 3975, in the third column, preceding amendatory instruction 7 insert the following text: § 800.72 [Amended] ▪ 6. In § 800.72(b), remove the reference “§ 800.71” from … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Summary I. Purpose of Regulatory Action II. Legal Authority III. Summary of Major Provisions Background Marine Mammal Regulations Remaining Issues Interactive Programs Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Definitions Variances Indoor Facilities Lighting Outdoor … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Executive Orders 13563 and 13610 II. Request for Information III. Regulatory Flexibility IV. Existing USDA Regulations DATES: Back to Top Comments and information are requested on or before March 28, 2016. ADDRESSES: Back … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Overview Fees Exceptions to Geographic Boundaries Delegations Emergency Waivers Executive Orders 12866 and 13563 and the Regulatory Flexibility Act Executive Order 12988 Executive Order 13132 Executive Order 13175 Paperwork Reduction Act E-Government Compliance List … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Back to Top We will consider comments we receive by March 21, 2016. ADDRESSES: Back to Top You may submit written or electronic comments on this request for information to: Mail: Irene Omade, … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Back to Top We will consider comments we receive by April 20, 2016. ADDRESSES: Back to Top You may submit written or electronic comments on this proposed rule to: Mail: Irene Omade, GIPSA, … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Back to Top We will consider comments we receive by April 20, 2016. ADDRESSES: Back to Top You may submit written or electronic comments on this proposed rule to: Mail: Irene Omade, GIPSA, … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Back to Top We will consider comments we receive by April 20, 2016. ADDRESSES: Back to Top You may submit written or electronic comments on this proposed rule to: Mail: Irene Omade, GIPSA, … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background General Requirements Production Site Requirements Packinghouse Requirements Mitigations for Medfly Phytosanitary Inspection Phytosanitary Certificate Executive Order 12866 and Regulatory Flexibility Act Executive Order 12988 Paperwork Reduction Act E-Government Act Compliance List of Subjects … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PPQ Select Agents and Toxins VS Select Agents and Toxins Additional Changes Definitions Exclusions and Inactivation Exemptions for Select Agents and Toxins Registration and Related Security Risk Assessments Responsible Official Security Risk Assessments Security, … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Back to Top We will consider comments we receive by April 18, 2016. ADDRESSES: Back to Top You may submit written or electronic comments on this proposed rule to: Mail: Irene Omade, GIPSA, … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Back to Top We will consider comments we receive by April 18, 2016. ADDRESSES: Back to Top You may submit written or electronic comments on this proposed rule to: Mail: Irene Omade, GIPSA, … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Order 12866 and Executive Order 13563 Executive Order 13175 Executive Order 12988 Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 996 PART 996—MINIMUM QUALITY AND HANDLING STANDARDS FOR DOMESTIC AND … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background and Purpose for the Amendment Section-by-Section Analysis of the Proposed Rule Part 261, Subpart C—Prohibitions in Regions § 261.77 Prohibitions in Region 8, Southern Region. Revisions to § 261.77(a) Revisions to § 261.77(b) Revisions to § 261.77(c) … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Order 12866 Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 E-Government Act Compliance Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 Executive Order 13132 Executive Order 13175 Regulatory Flexibility Act Federal Assistance Program Executive Order 12372 Executive Order … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Acronyms or Abbreviations Implications of Photo EBT Card Option Discussion of the Rule's Provisions State Agency Requirements for Photo EBT Card Implementation Minimum Requirements Function of Issuance Voluntary vs Mandatory Exemptions Serving Clients … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background DATES: Back to Top The closing date for the proposed rule published on November 20, 2015 (80 FR 72665) has been extended. Comments must be received by January 15, 2016. ADDRESSES: Back to … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Back to Top We will consider comments we receive by March 21, 2016. ADDRESSES: Back to Top You may submit written or electronic comments on this proposed rule to: Mail: Irene Omade, GIPSA, … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 930 PART 930—TART CHERRIES GROWN IN THE STATES OF MICHIGAN, NEW YORK, PENNSYLVANIA, OREGON, UTAH, WASHINGTON, AND WISCONSIN Tables Back to Top   … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background II. Overview of Proposed Amendments Nonrenewals Egg White Lysozyme Cyclohexylamine Diethylaminoethanol Octadecylamine Tetrasodium pyrophosphate III. Related Documents IV. Statutory and Regulatory Authority A. Executive Order 12866 B. Executive Order 12988 C. Regulatory … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background I. Purpose of the Regulatory Action a. Need for the Regulatory Action Legal Authority for the Regulatory Action II. Summary of the Major Provisions of the Proposed Rule III. Costs and Benefits The … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) Proposed Rule Stage 140. National Organic Program, Organic Pet Food Standards 141. National Organic Program, Organic Apiculture Practice Standard, NOP-12-0063 142. National Organic Program—Organic Aquaculture Standards DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA) … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 983 PART 983—PISTACHIOS GROWN IN CALIFORNIA, ARIZONA, AND NEW MEXICO DATES: Back to Top Comments must be received by December 29, 2015. ADDRESSES: … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Background B. Regulatory Impact Analysis Executive Orders 12866 and 13563 Executive Order 12988 Regulatory Flexibility Act and Paperwork Reduction Act List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 1205 PART 1205—COTTON RESEARCH AND PROMOTION … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Need for the Proposed Regulation Project Compliance With the National Environmental Policy Act Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition for Federal and Federally-Assisted Programs Federal Appraisal Standards Regulatory Certifications Regulatory Planning and … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Back to Top A webinar will be held for interested members of the general public on Tuesday, December 15, 2015, from 1:00-2:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time/10:00-11:30 a.m. Pacific Standard Time. ADDRESSES: Back to … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top AGENCIES: DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Department of Defense; Department of Education; Department of Veterans Affairs; Environmental Protection Agency; Department of Health and Human Services; National Science Foundation; and Department of Transportation. DATES: Back to Top The comment period … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Need for Rulemaking Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement Regulatory Considerations Regulatory Planning and Review Regulatory Flexibility Act and Consideration of Small Entities Energy Effects Federalism Takings of Private Property Civil Justice Reform Tribal Consultation … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Back to Top The comment period for the proposed rule published on September 10, 2015 (80 FR 54660-54692) is reopened. We will consider all comments that we receive on or before December 9, … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 920 PART 920—KIWIFRUIT GROWN IN CALIFORNIA DATES: Back to Top Comments must be received by November 20, 2015. ADDRESSES: Back to Top Interested … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Preliminary Statement Regulatory Flexibility Act and Paperwork Reduction Act Termination of Proceeding List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 1211 DATES: Back to Top This termination is made on October 29, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Preliminary Statement Material Issues Findings and Conclusions Material Issue Number 1—Whether the Handling of Pecans Grown in Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Carolina, … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Proposal #1—Borrowing From a Commercial Lending Institution Proposal #2—Establish a Monetary Reserve Fund Equal to One Year's Budgeted Expenses Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Paperwork Reduction Act General Findings List of Subjects in 7 CFR … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Proposal Number 1—Term of Office Proposal Number 2—Qualification and Acceptance Proposal Number 3—Continuance Referenda Final Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Paperwork Reduction Act Findings and Conclusions Marketing Order Referendum Order Order Amending the Order Regulating the Handling … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Order 12866, Classification Executive Order 12988, Civil Justice Reform Unfunded Mandates Reform Act Environmental Impact Statement Executive Order 13132, Federalism Regulatory Flexibility Act Executive Order 13175, Consultation and Coordination With Indian Tribal Governments … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Paperwork Reduction Act List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 925 PART 925—TABLE GRAPES GROWN IN A DESIGNATED AREA OF SOUTHEASTERN CALIFORNIA PART 944—FRUITS; IMPORT REGULATIONS DATES: Back to Top … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background DATES: Back to Top Comments, electronic and/or paper, must be received by November 30, 2015 to be assured consideration. Late comments will not be considered. ADDRESSES: Back to Top Comments may be submitted … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: List of Subjects in 7 CFR 1051 DATES: Back to Top The hearing will reconvene at 9:00 a.m. two business days after the date Federal government operations resume. If the date is a Friday, … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Back to Top We will consider all comments that we receive on or before October 26, 2015. ADDRESSES: Back to Top You may submit comments by either of the following methods: Federal eRulemaking … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 959 PART 959—ONIONS GROWN IN SOUTH TEXAS DATES: Back to Top Comments must be received by October 19, 2015. ADDRESSES: Back to Top … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Statutory Basis for Proposed Action Evaluation of the Namibian Meat Inspection System Executive Order 12866 and Regulatory Flexibility Act Economic Impact Analysis for Namibia Export Equivalence Effect on Small Entities Executive Order 12988, … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Current Understanding of Genetic Resistance and Susceptibility to Scrapie Implications of Genetic Resistance and Susceptibility for Scrapie Program Design Changes to Flock and Animal Designation Categories Updating Other Definitions in Parts 54 and … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background USDA Nondiscrimination Statement Additional Public Notification Correction FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Back to Top Daniel L. Engeljohn, Ph.D., Assistant Administrator, Office of Policy and Program Development, Food Safety and Inspection Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Summary Executive Summary Purpose of the Regulatory Action Summary of the Major Provisions of the Proposed Regulatory Action Estimated Costs and Benefits I. The Rationale for Modernizing the Common Rule A. The Changing … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Definitions Adverse Event Records Completion of Records Miscellaneous Executive Order 12866 and Regulatory Flexibility Act Executive Order 12372 Executive Order 12988 Executive Order 13175 Paperwork Reduction Act E-Government Act Compliance Lists of Subjects … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: One Dollar per Bale Assessment Converted to Kilograms Supplemental Assessment of 5/10 of One Percent of the Value of the Cotton Converted to Kilograms Total Assessment DATES: Back to Top Comments must be received … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background DATES: Back to Top Comments must be received by November 2, 2015. ADDRESSES: Back to Top Interested persons are invited to submit written comments to the Standardization Branch, Specialty Crops Inspection Division, Fruit … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Back to Top Submits comments on or before November 2, 2015. ADDRESSES: Back to Top See FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Back to Top Jeffrey Kurtz, ARS—Budget and … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis List of subjects in 7 CFR Part 989 PART 989—RAISINS PRODUCED FROM GRAPES GROWN IN CALIFORNIA DATES: Back to Top Comments must be received by October 2, 2015. ADDRESSES: Back … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Orders 12866 and 13563 Executive Order 13175 Executive Order 12988 Regulatory Flexibility Act and Paperwork Reduction Act Background List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 52 PART 52—[AMENDED] Tables Back to Top Table … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Order 12866 and Executive Order 13563 Executive Order 13175 Executive Order 12988 Background Board Recommendation Initial Regulatory Flexibility Act Analysis List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 1222 PART 1222—PAPER AND PAPER-BASED PACKAGING … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background NCC Petition The Proposed Rule Executive Order 12866 and Executive Order 13563 Economic Impact Analysis Regulatory Flexibility Act Assessment Paperwork Reduction Act E-Government Act Executive Order 12988, Civil Justice Reform Executive Order 13175 … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 185 DATES: Back to Top Effective August 19, 2015, the proposed rule published on January 19, 2011 (76 FR 3046) is withdrawn. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Back to … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 984 PART 984—WALNUTS GROWN IN CALIFORNIA DATES: Back to Top Comments must be received by September 17, 2015. ADDRESSES: Back to Top Interested … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Back to Top The comment period for the Request for Information published at 80 FR 34097, June 15, 2015, which originally was to close August 14, 2015, is extended through October 13, 2015. … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Order 12866, Classification Authority Environmental Impact Statement Regulatory Flexibility Act Executive Order 13132, Federalism Executive Order 12988, Civil Justice Reform Unfunded Mandate Reform Act (UMRA) Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 E-Government Act Compliance … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Order 12988, Civil Justice Reform Preliminary Economic Analysis and Detailed Analysis Information List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 1051 Proposal Number 1 Submitted by California Dairies, Inc.; Dairy Farmers of America, Inc.; … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: I. Supplementary Information Background II. Discussion of Proposed Rule A. Overview of Proposed Regulations B. Specific Proposed Amendments 1. New Definitions 2. Decisions Must Be Free From Political Interference 3. Separation of Explicitly Religious Activities From … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background II. Overview of Proposed Amendments Nonrenewals Marsala Wine Sherry Wine Expired Listings Streptomycin Tetracycline III. Related Documents IV. Statutory and Regulatory Authority A. Executive Order 12866 B. Executive Order 12988 C. Regulatory … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Footnotes DATES: Back to Top The comment period for the notice published May 1, 2015 (80 FR 24840-24841) is reopened. We will consider all comments that we receive on or before August 31, … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Preliminary Statement Small Business Considerations Material Issue Number 1—Definitions of “Fruit” and “Variety” Material Issue Number 2—Intrastate Shipments Material Issue Number 3—Redistricting Material Issue Number 4—Term of Office Material Issue Number 5—Mail Balloting Material … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background II. Discussion of the Rule's Provisions 7 CFR Part 271 7 CFR Part 274 7 CFR Part 278 III. Procedural Matters Executive Orders 12866 and 13563 Regulatory Impact Analysis Regulatory Flexibility Act … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Proposed Marketing Order Procedural Matters Are Not Subject to the Above Prohibition and May Be Discussed at Any Time List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 986 PART 986—PECANS GROWN IN THE STATES OF … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Back to Top Comments must be received by September 7, 2015. ADDRESSES: Back to Top Interested persons are invited to submit written comments on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov or to the Promotion and … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Footnotes DATES: Back to Top We will consider all comments that we receive on or before August 24, 2015. ADDRESSES: Back to Top You may submit comments by either of the following methods: Federal … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) Proposed Rule Stage 1. National Organic Program, Origin of Livestock, NOP-11-0009 2. National Organic Program, Organic Pet Food Standards 3. National Organic Program, Organic Apiculture Practice Standard, NOP-12-0063 4. National … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Order 12866 Executive Order 12988 Regulatory Flexibility Act Paperwork Reduction Act Background and Proposed Changes List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 1220 PART 1220-SOYBEAN PROMOTION, RESEARCH, AND CONSUMER INFORMATION DATES: Back to … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Changes in Response to the 2008 Act Changes To Reduce Burden and Improve Program Effectiveness and Efficiency Application for Payment Guarantee Promoting the Export of U.S. Agricultural Commodities Qualification of Program Participants Compliance … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Back to Top We will consider comments we receive by August 14, 2015. ADDRESSES: Back to Top We invite you to submit comments on this request for information. You may submit comments by … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) Interface Executive Order 12866, 13563 and the Regulatory Flexibility Act Executive Order 12988 Executive Order 13175 Paperwork Reduction Act E-Government Act List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 57 … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Order 12866 and Executive Order 13563 Executive Order 13175 Executive Order 12988 Background Clarification Regarding Exports and Imports Scope of Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Proposed Modifications to Previously Proposed Provisions Definitions Eligible … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Order 12866 and Executive Order 13563 Executive Order 13175 Executive Order 12988 Background Clarification Regarding Exports and Imports Scope of Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Proposed Modifications to Previously Proposed Provisions Definitions Green … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Proposal Number 1—Term of Office Proposal Number 2—Qualification and Acceptance Proposal Number 3—Continuance Referenda Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Paperwork Reduction Act General Findings List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 925 PART 925—GRAPES GROWN … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Executive Order 12866 and Regulatory Flexibility Act Executive Order 12988 National Environmental Policy Act Paperwork Reduction Act E-Government Act Compliance List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 319 PART 319—FOREIGN QUARANTINE NOTICES DATES: … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Regulatory Requirements for Non-Ambulatory Disabled Veal Petition From the Humane Society of the United States Recent Investigation Comments and Responses Proposed Amendments to 9 CFR 309.13(b) and 309.3(e) Executive Orders 12866 and 13563, … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background II. Overview of the Existing CRE Administrative Review III. Overview of the Key Proposed Changes to the Administrative Review Procedures for Conducting a Review Off-Site and On-Site Review Activities Entrance and Exit … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Order 12866 and Executive Order 13563 Executive Order 13175 Executive Order 12988 Background Expanding the Council's Membership Council Recommendation Adding Two State Producer Positions Adding One Importer and One Exporter Position Other Changes … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Initial Regulatory Flexibility Act Paperwork Reduction Act List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 900 PART 900—GENERAL REGULATIONS Subpart—Miscellaneous Regulations DATES: Back to Top Comments must be received by June 5, 2015. ADDRESSES: Back … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Executive Order 12866 and Regulatory Flexibility Act Executive Order 12988 Paperwork Reduction Act E-Government Act Compliance List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 319 PART 319—FOREIGN QUARANTINE NOTICES DATES: Back to Top We … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Back to Top We will consider all comments that we receive on or before June 30, 2015. ADDRESSES: Back to Top You may submit comments by either of the following methods: Federal eRulemaking … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Summary A. Purpose of Proposed Rule B. Summary of Provisions C. Costs and Benefits Table of Contents I. General Information A. Does this action apply to me? B. What should I consider as … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background DATES: Back to Top The comment period for the proposed rule that was published on January 15, 2015 (80 FR 2037) has been extended from April 15, 2015 to May 27, 2015. To … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background General Requirements Production Site Requirements Packinghouse Requirements Phytosanitary Certificate Executive Order 12866 and Regulatory Flexibility Act Executive Order 12988 Paperwork Reduction Act E-Government Act Compliance List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 319 … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background General Requirements Production Site Requirements Packinghouse Requirements Phytosanitary Certificate Executive Order 12866 and Regulatory Flexibility Act Executive Order 12988 Paperwork Reduction Act E-Government Act Compliance List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 319 … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Operational Workplan Commercial Consignments Approved Production Sites Trapping Requirements Packinghouse Requirements Phytosanitary Certificate Definitions Executive Order 12866 and Regulatory Flexibility Act Executive Order 12988 Paperwork Reduction Act E-Government Act Compliance List of Subjects … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 929 PART 929—CRANBERRIES GROWN IN THE STATES OF MASSACHUSETTS, RHODE ISLAND, CONNECTICUT, NEW JERSEY, WISCONSIN, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, OREGON, WASHINGTON, AND LONG ISLAND IN … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 929 DATES: Back to Top The referendum will be conducted from May 4 through May 26, 2015. To vote in this referendum, producers must have produced cranberries … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Order 12866 and Executive Order 13563 Executive Order 13175 Executive Order 12988 Regulatory Flexibility Act Paperwork Reduction Act Background List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 1205 7 CFR Part 1205, Sections 1205.10 … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 925 PART 925—GRAPES GROWN IN A DESIGNATED AREA OF SOUTHEASTERN CALIFORNIA DATES: Back to Top Comments must be received by April 15, 2015. … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 932 PART 932—OLIVES GROWN IN CALIFORNIA DATES: Back to Top Comments must be received by April 29, 2015. ADDRESSES: Back to Top Interested … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Back to Top We will consider all comments that we receive on or before May 29, 2015. ADDRESSES: Back to Top You may submit comments by either of the following methods: Federal eRulemaking … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background DATES: Back to Top The comment period for the proposed rule published on January 2, 2015 (80 FR 6 through 13) is reopened. We will consider all comments that we receive on or … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Overview Exceptions for Entities Comprised Solely of Family Members Existing Provisions and Exceptions for Actively Engaged Requirements That Would Not Change Additional Requirements for Certain Nonfamily General Partnerships and Joint Ventures Number of Farm … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Order 12866 Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 E-Government Act Compliance Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 Executive Order 13132 Executive Order 13175 Regulatory Flexibility Act Federal Assistance Program Executive Order 12372 Executive Order … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Executive Orders 13563 and 13610 II. Request for Information III. Regulatory Flexibility IV. Questions for Commenters DATES: Back to Top Comments and information are requested on or before May 18, 2015. ADDRESSES: Back … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Class 1 (Scotch) Spearmint Oil Class 3 (Native) Spearmint Oil Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 985 PART 985—MARKETING ORDER REGULATING THE HANDLING OF SPEARMINT OIL PRODUCED IN THE … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Back to Top The comment period for the proposed rule published on December 3, 2014 (79 FR 71703-71705) is reopened. We will consider all comments that we receive on or before March 18, … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Current Restrictions Request From the National Plant Protection Organization of Mexico Proposed Rule Executive Orders 12866 and 13563 and Regulatory Flexibility Act Executive Order 12988 National Environmental Policy Act Paperwork Reduction Act E-Government … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Classification Executive Order 12988, Civil Justice Reform Unfunded Mandates Reform Act Environmental Impact Statement Executive Order 13132, Federalism Regulatory Flexibility Act Executive Order 13175, Consultation and Coordination With Indian Tribal Governments Executive Order 12372, … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Footnotes DATES: Back to Top Effective March 4, 2015, the proposed rule published on October 9, 2008 (73 FR 60008), is withdrawn. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Back to Top Mrs. Chessa Huff-Woodard, Biotechnology Regulatory … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Preliminary Statement Material Issues Findings and Conclusions Material Issue Number 1—Definitions of “Fruit” and “Variety” Material Issue Number 2—Intrastate Shipments Material Issue Number 3—Redistricting Material Issue Number 4—Term of Office Material Issue Number 5—Mail … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis List of Subjects PART 925—GRAPES GROWN IN A DESIGNATED AREA OF SOUTHEASTERN CALIFORNIA PART 944—FRUITS; IMPORT REQUIREMENTS DATES: Back to Top Comments must be received by April 2, 2015. ADDRESSES: … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Footnotes DATES: Back to Top We will consider all comments that we receive on or before April 28, 2015. ADDRESSES: Back to Top You may submit comments by either of the following methods: Federal … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Definitions (§ 91.1) Applicability (§ 91.2) General Requirements (§ 91.3) Prohibited Exports (§ 91.4) Identification of Livestock Intended for Export (§ 91.5) Cleaning and Disinfection of Means of Conveyance, Containers, and Facilities Used … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Order 12866 Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 E-Government Act Compliance Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 Executive Order 13132 Executive Order 13175 Regulatory Flexibility Act Federal Assistance Program Executive Order 12372 Executive Order … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 930 PART 930—TART CHERRIES GROWN IN THE STATES OF MICHIGAN, NEW YORK, PENNSYLVANIA, OREGON, UTAH, WASHINGTON, AND WISCONSIN DATES: Back to Top Comments … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Pests of Concern Fruit Covering Requirements Port of Entry Fruit Cutting Executive Order 12866 and Regulatory Flexibility Act Executive Order 12988 Paperwork Reduction Act List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 319 PART … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Referendum Order List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 1206 DATES: Back to Top This referendum will be conducted by mail ballot from April 6 through April 17, 2015. First handlers receiving 500,000 or … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Referendum Order List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 1212 DATES: Back to Top This referendum will be conducted from April 13 through April 24, 2015. To vote in this referendum, first handlers and … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Back to Top Written comments on this notice must be received by April 13, 2015. ADDRESSES: Back to Top Interested persons are invited to submit comments concerning this notice of review by using … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Back to Top The comment period for the proposed rule published on September 9, 2014 (79 FR 53346-53352) is reopened. We will consider all comments that we receive on or before March 10, … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top AGENCIES: DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Prior Rulemaking Secretarial Review Public Review Process—Comments, Proposals, and Public Meetings Reasonable Accommodations Tribal Consultation and Comment Compliance With Statutory and Regulatory Authorities National Environmental Policy Act Section 810 of ANILCA Paperwork … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Public Comment Procedures II. Executive Summary Purpose of the Regulatory Action Summary of the Major Provisions of the Regulatory Action in Question Program Purpose Infant Meal Patterns Child and Adult Meal Patterns Best … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Back to Top Comments must be received by February 17, 2015. ADDRESSES: Back to Top Interested persons are invited to submit written comments concerning this proposal. Comments must be sent to the Docket … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Public Review Process—Comments, Proposals, and Public Meetings Reasonable Accommodations Tribal Consultation and Comment Developing the 2016-17 and 2017-18 Wildlife Seasons and Harvest Limit Regulations Compliance With Statutory and Regulatory Authorities National Environmental Policy … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Approved Livestock Marketing Facilities Proposed Revisions to Part 71 Proposed Revisions to Part 86 Meaning of “No More Than One” Meaning of “Directly To An Approved Livestock Marketing Facility” Application of USDA-Approved Backtags … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Order 12866 Regulatory Flexibility Act Executive Order 12988 National Environmental Policy Act Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (Pub. L. 104-4) Executive Order 12630 Government Paperwork Elimination Act Background Discussion of Comments Does the historical … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Statutory Basis for Proposed Action Evaluation of the Lithuanian Meat Inspection System Executive Orders 12866 and 13563, and the Regulatory Flexibility Act Expected Cost of the Proposed Rule Expected Benefits of the Proposed … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Order 12866 and Executive Order 13563 Executive Order 13175 Executive Order 12988 Regulatory Flexibility Act Paperwork Reduction Act Background List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 27 PART 27—[Amended] DATES: Back to Top … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Order 12866, Executive Order 13563, and Executive Order 13175 Executive Order 12988 Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937 Beef Promotion and Research Act of 1985 Commodity Promotion, Research, and Information Act of 1996 … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Back to Top Comments on this proposed action must be received by USDA or carry a postmark or equivalent no later than January 9, 2015. ADDRESSES: Back to Top Submit adverse comments on … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Back to Top The comment period for the proposed rule published on September 9, 2014 (79 FR 53346-53352) is reopened. We will consider all comments that we receive on or before January 9, … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Miscellaneous Executive Order 12866 and Regulatory Flexibility Act Executive Order 12988 National Environmental Policy Act Paperwork Reduction Act List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 319 PART 319—FOREIGN QUARANTINE NOTICES Footnotes DATES: Back … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 915 DATES: Back to Top The referendum will be conducted from January 12 through January 27, 2015. To vote in this referendum, producers must have produced Florida … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Order 12866 and Executive Order 13563 Executive Order 13175 Executive Order 12988 Background Board 2013 Recommendation Initial Regulatory Flexibility Act Analysis List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 1212 PART 1212—HONEY PACKERS AND … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Order 12866 and Executive Order 13563 Executive Order 13175 Executive Order 12988 Background Council Recommendation Initial Regulatory Flexibility Act Analysis List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 1208 PART 1208—PROCESSED RASPBERRY PROMOTION, RESEARCH, … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: Back to Top The comment period for the proposed rule published on August 29, 2014 (79 FR 51508) is reopened. We will consider all comments that we receive on or before December 29, … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 959 DATES: Back to Top The referendum will be conducted from November 3 through November 17, 2014. To vote in this referendum, producers must have produced onions … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Authority II. Background III. Executive Summary A. Purpose of the Regulatory Action 1. Need for the Regulatory Action 2. Legal Authority for the Regulatory Action B. Summary of Major Provisions of the Proposed … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Authority II. Background III. Executive Summary A. Purpose of the Regulatory Action 1. Need for the Regulatory Action 2. Legal Authority for the Regulatory Action B. Summary of Major Provisions of the Proposed … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background II. Discussion of the Rule's Provisions 7 CFR Part 250 A. Subpart A—General Purpose and Administration 1. Purpose and Use of Donated Foods, § 250.1 2. Definitions, § 250.2 3. Administration at … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Production Site Registration Low-Prevalence Production Site Certification Post-Harvest Processing Phytosanitary Inspection Phytosanitary Certificate Executive Order 12866 and Regulatory Flexibility Act Executive Order 12988 Paperwork Reduction Act Lists of Subjects in 7 CFR Part … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis List of Subjects PART 948—IRISH POTATOES GROWN IN COLORADO PART 980—VEGETABLES: IMPORT REGULATIONS DATES: Back to Top Comments must be received by December 5, 2014. ADDRESSES: Back to Top Interested … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top AGENCIES: DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Programs Affected Executive Order 12866—Classification Non-Discrimination Statement Civil Rights Impact Statement Environmental Impact Statement Executive Order 12372, Intergovernmental Consultation Executive Order 12988, Civil Justice Executive Order 13132, Federalism Regulatory Flexibility Act Certification … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: I. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION Executive Order 12866, Regulatory Planning and Review Programs Affected Executive Order 12372, Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs Executive Order 12988, Civil Justice Reform Executive Order 13132, Federalism Executive Order 13175, Consultation and Coordination … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Definitions Proposed Formulas for Regular, Overtime, and Holiday Rates Proposed Formulas for the Benefits, Operating, and Allowance for Bad Debt Rates Executive Order 12866 and Executive Order 13563 Executive Order 13175 Executive Order … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Foreign Quarantine Notices Hawaii and Territories Quarantine Notices Commodity-Specific Requirements Current Processes Proposed Revisions Definitions Frozen Fruits and Vegetables Citrus Fruit Executive Orders 12866 and 13563 and Regulatory Flexibility Act Executive Order 12988 … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background—NEPA Background—FSA Organizational History Current Structure of NEPA Regulations That Apply to FSA; Proposed Restructuring Environmental Screening Worksheet CatEx Changes EA Changes EIS Changes Summary of Proposed Substantive Changes Consolidating and Clarifying Amendments Conforming … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Miscellaneous Risk Analysis Scope of the Evaluation Being Requested Veterinary Control and Oversight Disease History and Vaccination Practices Livestock Demographics and Traceability Epidemiological Separation From Potential Sources of Infection Surveillance Diagnostic Laboratory Capabilities … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Proposed Systems Approach General Requirements Place of Production Requirements Packinghouse Requirements Port of First Arrival Requirements Executive Orders 12866 and 13563 and Regulatory Flexibility Act Executive Order 12988 Paperwork Reduction Act E-Government Act … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Commercial Consignments General Requirements Packinghouse Requirements Phytosanitary Certificate Executive Order 12866 and Regulatory Flexibility Act Executive Order 12988 Paperwork Reduction Act E-Government Act Compliance List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 319 PART … [read more]

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