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In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), this notice announces the intention of the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) to request an extension for and revision to a currently approved information collection in support of the Regulations Governing the Voluntary Grading of Shell Eggs.
The purpose of this notice is to notify all interested parties that the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) will hold a Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee (Committee) meeting that is open to the public. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) established the Committee to examine the full spectrum of issues faced by the fruit and
The document contains a correction to the final regulation which was published Tuesday, August 10, 2004. The regulation pertains to the Common Crop Insurance Regulations, Basic Provisions.
This rule announces that the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is establishing January 1, 2008, as the uniform compliance date for new food labeling regulations that are issued between January 1, 2005, and December 31, 2006. FSIS is establishing a uniform compliance date to minimize the economic impact of labeling changes by providing for
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service (USFS), Rio Grande National Forest (RGNF) announces an additional extension of the comment period for the Application for Transportation and Utility Systems and Facilities for the Village at Wolf Creek Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The comment period ends January 5,
The Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will solicit comments on the activities of the Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) Program. Section 2504 of the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (Pub. L. 107171) requires that the Secretary of Agriculture, in consultation with the National
Pursuant to the authorities in the Federal Advisory Committees Act (Pub. L. 92463) and under the Secure Rural Schools and Community SelfDetermination Act of 2000 (Pub. L. 106393) the Modoc National Forest's Modoc Resource Advisory Committee will meet Monday, January 10th, 2005, February 7th, 2005 and March 7th, 2005 in Alturas, California for
The Forest Service published a document in the Federal Register on November 1, 2004, providing notice that the Nebraska National Forest and Associated Units was intending to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement regarding the conservation and management of the blacktailed prairie dog. The document failed to note that the USDA, APHISWS and the
This final rule amends the Appalachian, Florida, and Southeast Federal milk marketing orders (Orders 5, 6, and 7). Specifically, the final rule implements a temporary supplemental charge on Class I milk that will be disbursed to handlers who incurred extraordinary transportation costs for bulk milk movements in and to Orders 5, 6, and 7 as a
This rule invites comments on the establishment of final free and restricted percentages for the 20042005 crop year. The percentages are 72 percent free and 28 percent restricted and would establish the proportion of tart cherries from the 2004 crop which may be handled in commercial outlets. The percentages are intended to stabilize supplies and
This rule would establish a continuing assessment rate for the Administrative Committee for Pistachios (Committee) for the 200405 and subsequent fiscal periods of $0.0014 per pound of pistachios received for processing and would establish reporting requirements under the California pistachio marketing order (order). The order regulates the
This rule would increase the assessment rate established for the Raisin Administrative Committee (Committee) for the 200405 and subsequent crop years from $8.00 to $11.00 per ton of free tonnage raisins acquired by handlers, and reserve tonnage raisins released or sold to handlers for use in free tonnage outlets. The Committee locally administers
We are amending the regulations to allow the importation, under certain conditions, of clementines, mandarins, and tangerines from Chile into the United States. Based on the evidence in a recent pest risk assessment and an accompanying risk management document, we believe these articles can be safely imported from all provinces of Chile, provided
We are soliciting public comment on whether and how we should amend the regulations that govern the importation of nursery stock, also known as plants for planting. Under the current regulations, all plants for planting are allowed to enter the United States if they are accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate and if they are inspected and found
We are amending the user fee regulations by adjusting the fees charged for certain agricultural quarantine and inspection (AQI) services that are provided in connection with certain commercial vessels, commercial trucks, commercial railroad cars, commercial aircraft, and international airline passengers arriving at ports in the customs territory
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) is announcing an opportunity for the public to comment on its intention to request an extension for a currently approved information collection, ``Guidelines for Preparation of Research Proposal.'' These
The Rural Utilities Service (RUS), an agency delivering the United States Department of Agriculture's Rural Development Utilities Programs, amends the regulation utilized to administer the technical assistance grant programs. This action is necessary to separate the technical assistance and training grant and solid waste management grant programs
The Rural Housing Service (RHS) hereby amends the regulation utilized to service the Community Facilities and Business Programs loan program by adding requirements for servicing delinquent Community Facilities in conformance with the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996. The intended effect of this action is to establish a workout agreement
The Department of Agriculture (USDA) is adopting, as a final rule, without change, an interim final rule that changed the procedures used to limit the volume of sizes 48 and 56 red seedless grapefruit entering the fresh market under the marketing order for oranges, grapefruit, tangerines, and tangelos grown in Florida (order). The order is
This proposed rule would revise and clarify the jurisdiction of the Federal Subsistence Management Program in coastal areas in southwestern Alaska. This rulemaking is necessary in order to exclude numerous saltwater embayments within National Wildlife Refuge boundaries that were not withdrawn prior to Statehood, were never intended to fall under
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Farm Service Agency (FSA), Kansas City Commodity Office (KCCO) is seeking comments from all interested individuals and organizations regarding a new information collection. This collection is necessary for the procurement of
This final rule makes a technical change to the regulations governing the nutrient analysis of meals served under the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program. Program regulations require school food authorities to use ``weighted averages'' for nutrient analysis of their school meals. Under this method, the nutrient content of
This final rule makes changes to the regulations governing the National School Lunch Program. Currently, reimbursable school lunches must offer types of fluid milk consistent with prior year preferences, unless the prior year preference for a particular type of milk was less than one percent of the total milk consumed.
In response to the
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this
notice announces the Food and Nutrition Service's (FNS) intention to
request an extension for a currently approved information collection, the WIC Local Agency Directory Report.
Farwell Grain Inspection, Inc. (Farwell), has asked GIPSA to amend its designation to remove Maricopa, Pinal and Yuma Counties, Arizona, from their assigned geographic area. GIPSA has also identified the need for service in Santa Cruz County, Arizona. GIPSA is asking persons interested in providing official services in these Arizona counties to