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Semiannual Regulatory Agenda

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Office of the Secretary

2 CFR IV

7 CFR Subtitle A, Chs. I-XI, XIV-XVIII, XX, XXVI-XXXVIII, XLI-XLII, 
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9 CFR Chs. I-III

36 CFR Ch. II

48 CFR Ch. 4


Semiannual Regulatory Agenda, Fall 2011

AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, USDA.

ACTION: Semiannual regulatory agenda.

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SUMMARY: This agenda provides summary descriptions of significant and 
not significant regulations being developed in agencies of the U.S. 
Department of Agriculture (USDA) in conformance with Executive Orders 
(EO) 12866 ``Regulatory Planning and Review,'' and 13563 ``Improving 
Regulation and Regulatory Review.'' The agenda also describes 
regulations affecting small entities as required by section 602 of the 
Regulatory Flexibility Act, Public Law 96-354. This agenda also 
identifies regulatory actions that are being reviewed in compliance 
with section 610(c) of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. We invite public 
comment on those actions as well as any regulation consistent with EO 
13563.
    USDA has attempted to list all regulations and regulatory reviews 
pending at the time of publication except for minor and routine or 
repetitive actions, but some may have been inadvertently missed. There 
is no legal significance to the omission of an item from this listing. 
Also, the dates shown for the steps of each action are estimated and 
are not commitments to act on or by the date shown.
    USDA's complete regulatory agenda is available online at 
www.reginfo.gov. Because publication in the Federal Register is 
mandated for the regulatory flexibility agendas required by the 
Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 602), USDA's printed agenda 
entries include only:
    (1) Rules that are likely to have a significant economic impact on 
a substantial number of small entities; and
    (2) Rules identified for periodic review under section 610 of the 
Regulatory Flexibility Act.
    For this edition of the USDA regulatory agenda, the most important 
significant regulatory actions and a Statement of Regulatory Priorities 
are included in the Regulatory Plan, which appears in both the online 
regulatory agenda and in part II of the Federal Register that includes 
the abbreviated regulatory agenda.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information on any 
specific entry shown in this agenda, please contact the person listed 
for that action. For general comments or inquiries about the agenda, 
please contact Michael Poe, Office of Budget and Program Analysis, U.S. 
Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC 20250, 202-720-1272.

    Dated: September 27, 2011.
Michael Poe,
Chief, Legislative and Regulatory Staff.

           Agricultural Marketing Service--Proposed Rule Stage
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                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
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170.......................  Wholesale Pork Reporting           0581-AD07
                             Program (Reg Plan Seq No.
                             1).
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References in boldface appear in The Regulatory Plan in part II of this
  issue of the Federal Register.


            Agricultural Marketing Service--Final Rule Stage
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                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
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171.......................  National Organic Program,          0581-AD10
                             Periodic Pesticide
                             Residue Testing, NOP-10-
                             0102.
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            Agricultural Marketing Service--Completed Actions
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                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
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172.......................  National Organic Program,          0581-AC77
                             Sunset (2011) (Crops and
                             Processing) (TM-07-0136).
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                Farm Service Agency--Proposed Rule Stage
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                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
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173.......................  Disaster Declaration and           0560-AH17
                             Designation.
174.......................  Farm Loan Programs,                0560-AI14
                             Clarification and
                             Improvement.
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                  Farm Service Agency--Final Rule Stage
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                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
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175.......................  Conservation Loan                  0560-AI04
                             Guarantee Program.
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                 Farm Service Agency--Completed Actions
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                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
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176.......................  Farm Loan Programs Loan            0560-AI03
                             Making Activities.
177.......................  Biomass Crop Assistance            0560-AI13
                             Program; Corrections.
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     Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service--Proposed Rule Stage
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                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
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178.......................  Animal Welfare: Marine             0579-AB24
                             Mammals; Nonconsensus
                             Language, and Interactive
                             Programs (Rulemaking
                             Resulting From a Section
                             610 Review).
179.......................  Animal Welfare;                    0579-AC02
                             Regulations and Standards
                             for Birds (Reg Plan Seq
                             No. 3).
180.......................  Bovine Spongiform                  0579-AC68
                             Encephalopathy;
                             Importation of Bovines
                             and Bovine Products.
181.......................  Scrapie in Sheep and Goats         0579-AC92
182.......................  Plant Pest Regulations;            0579-AC98
                             Update of General
                             Provisions  (Reg Plan Seq
                             No. 4).
183.......................  Bovine Spongiform                  0579-AD10
                             Encephalopathy and
                             Scrapie; Importation of
                             Small Ruminants and Their
                             Germplasm, Products, and
                             Byproducts.
184.......................  Importation of Beef From a         0579-AD41
                             Region in Brazil.
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References in boldface appear in The Regulatory Plan in part II of this
  issue of the Federal Register.


      Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service--Final Rule Stage
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                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
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185.......................  Citrus Canker;                     0579-AC05
                             Compensation for
                             Certified Citrus Nursery
                             Stock.
186.......................  Importation of Poultry and         0579-AC36
                             Poultry Products From
                             Regions Affected With
                             Highly Pathogenic Avian
                             Influenza.
187.......................  Handling of Animals;               0579-AC69
                             Contingency Plans.
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      Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service--Long-Term Actions
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                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
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188.......................  Introduction of Organisms          0579-AC31
                             and Products Altered or
                             Produced Through Genetic
                             Engineering.
189.......................  Citrus Canker, Citrus              0579-AD29
                             Greening, and Asian
                             Citrus Psyllid;
                             Interstate Movement of
                             Regulated Nursery Stock.
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      Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service--Completed Actions
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                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
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190.......................  Importation of Plants for          0579-AC03
                             Planting; Establishing a
                             New Category of Plants
                             for Planting Not
                             Authorized for
                             Importation Pending Pest
                             Risk Analysis (Completion
                             of a Section 610 Review).
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                 Rural Housing Service--Final Rule Stage
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                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
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191.......................  Guaranteed Single-Family           0575-AC18
                             Housing.
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   Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration--Final Rule
                                  Stage
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                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
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192.......................  Implementation of Regs.            0580-AB07
                             Required by the 2008 Farm
                             Bill; Swine and Poultry
                             Sample Contracts,
                             Suspension of Delivery of
                             Birds, Add'l Capital
                             Investment Criteria,
                             Breach of Contract, and
                             Arbitration.
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             Food and Nutrition Service--Proposed Rule Stage
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                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
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193.......................  National School Lunch and          0584-AE09
                             School Breakfast
                             Programs: Nutrition
                             Standards for All Foods
                             Sold in School, as
                             Required by the Healthy,
                             Hunger-Free Kids Act of
                             2010 (Reg Plan Seq No. 8).
194.......................  Certification of                   0584-AE15
                             Compliance With Meal
                             Requirements for the
                             National School Lunch
                             Program Under the
                             Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids
                             Act of 2010.
195.......................  Child and Adult Care Food          0584-AE18
                             Program: Meal Pattern
                             Revisions Related to the
                             Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids
                             Act of 2010.
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References in boldface appear in The Regulatory Plan in part II of this
  issue of the Federal Register.


          Food Safety and Inspection Service--Final Rule Stage
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                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
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196.......................  Performance Standards for          0583-AC46
                             the Production of
                             Processed Meat and
                             Poultry Products; Control
                             of Listeria Monocytogenes
                             in Ready-To-Eat Meat and
                             Poultry Products (Reg
                             Plan Seq No. 19).
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References in boldface appear in The Regulatory Plan in part II of this
  issue of the Federal Register.


          Food Safety and Inspection Service--Long-Term Actions
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                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
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197.......................  Mandatory Inspection of            0583-AD36
                             Catfish and Catfish
                             Products.
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                    Forest Service--Final Rule Stage
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                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
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198.......................  Special Areas; State-              0596-AC74
                             Specific Inventoried
                             Roadless Area Management:
                             Colorado.
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                    Forest Service--Completed Actions
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                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
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199.......................  Pest and Disease Revolving         0596-AC97
                             Loan Fund.
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               Office of the Secretary--Completed Actions
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                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
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200.......................  Designation of Biobased            0503-AA36
                             Items for Federal
                             Procurement, Round 7.
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   Office of Procurement and Property Management--Proposed Rule Stage
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                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
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201.......................  Designation of Biobased            0599-AA15
                             Items for Federal
                             Procurement, Round 9.
202.......................  Designation of Biobased            0599-AA16
                             Items for Federal
                             Procurement, Round 10.
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     Office of Procurement and Property Management--Final Rule Stage
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                                                           Regulation
       Sequence No.                    Title             Identifier No.
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203.......................  Designation of Biobased            0599-AA14
                             Items for Federal
                             Procurement, Round 8.
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BILLING CODE 3410-90-P

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)

Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS)

Proposed Rule Stage

170. Wholesale PORK Reporting Program

    Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 1 in part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.
    RIN: 0581-AD07

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)

Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS)

Final Rule Stage

171. National Organic Program, Periodic Pesticide Residue Testing, NOP-
10-0102

    Legal Authority: 7 U.S.C. 6501
    Abstract: Under the Organic Foods Production Act (OFPA) of 1990, 
the National Organic Program is authorized to require pre-harvest 
residue testing for products sold or labeled as organic. This 
requirement is promulgated in section 205.670(b) of the NOP regulations 
which provides that the Secretary, state programs, and certifying 
agents may require pre-harvest or post-harvest testing of organic 
products when there is reason to believe that the product has come into 
contact with a prohibited substance or has been produced using excluded 
methods.
    As a result of legal opinion received by the NOP on this issue, the 
NOP plans to publish a proposed rule that would amend regulations such 
that certifying agents would be required to conduct periodic testing of 
agricultural products that are to be sold, labeled or represented as 
``100 percent organic, organic'', or ``made with organic (specified 
ingredients or food group(s))''. Specifically, the proposed rule would 
specify that certifying agents are required, on an annual basis, to 
randomly sample and test agricultural products from a minimum of 5 
percent of the operations they certify.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   04/29/11  76 FR 23914
NPRM Comment Period End.............   06/28/11
Final Action........................   06/00/12
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Melissa R. Bailey, Director, Standards Division, 
Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service, Washington, 
DC 20250, Phone: 202 720-3252, Fax: 202 205-7808, Email: 
melissa.bailey@usda.gov.
    RIN: 0581-AD10

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)

Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS)

Completed Actions

172. National Organic Program, Sunset (2011) (Crops and Processing) 
(TM-07-0136)

    Legal Authority: 7 U.S.C. 6501
    Abstract: The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is amending 
regulations pertaining to the National List of Allowed and Prohibited 
Substances. As required by the National Organic Foods Production Act of 
1990, the allowed use of the 12 synthetic and non-synthetic substances 
in organic production and handling will expire on September 12, 2011. 
The AMS published an advance notice of proposed rulemaking to make the 
public aware of this requirement. AMS believes that public comment is 
essential in the review process to determine whether these substances 
should continue to be allowed or prohibited in the production and 
handling of organic agricultural products.
    Completed:

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               Reason                    Date            FR Cite
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Final Action........................   08/03/11  76 FR 46595
Final Action Effective..............   09/12/11
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Melissa R. Bailey, Phone: 202 720-3252, Fax: 202 
205-7808, Email: melissa.bailey@usda.gov.
    RIN: 0581-AC77
BILLING CODE 3410-02-P

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)

Farm Service Agency (FSA)

Proposed Rule Stage

173. Disaster Declaration and Designation

    Legal Authority: 7 U.S.C. 1961; 7 U.S.C. 1989
    Abstract: This rule proposes to move regulations used by the Farm 
Service Agency (FSA) from chapter XVIII of the Code of Federal 
Regulations, formerly used by the predecessor to FSA, the Farmers Home 
Administration, to chapter VII, the chapter where most FSA rules are 
located. This rule also proposes to clarify and simplify procedures for 
identifying disaster areas, reorganize provisions in a more logical 
manner, and remove administrative provisions. The intent of this rule 
is to propose updated regulations to match the current USDA structure.
    Proposed changes to the disaster regulation would delegate the 
designation authority from the Secretary to the State level, remove the 
requirement for a request for designation of a disaster area from a 
State Governor or Indian Tribal Council to the Secretary, add a 
simplified disaster designation in severe drought situations, and 
change the USDA Secretarial disaster designation process from 6 steps 
to 3 steps for natural disasters, including certain other drought 
situations.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   11/14/11  76 FR 70368
NPRM Comment Period End.............   01/13/12  .......................
Final Rule..........................   08/00/12  .......................
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Deirdre Holder, Director, Regulatory Review Group, 
Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency, 1400 Independence 
Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250-0572, Phone: 202 205-5851, Fax: 202 
720-5233, Email: deirdre.holder@wdc.usda.gov.
    RIN: 0560-AH17

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174.  Farm Loan Programs, Clarification and Improvement

    Legal Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301; 7 U.S.C. 1989
    Abstract: FSA will propose amendments to Farm Loan Programs (FLP) 
regulations for loan servicing including to following areas:
     Real estate appraisals;
     The lease, subordination, and disposition of security; and
     Conservation contracts.
    FSA also proposes additional technical and conforming amendments. 
The amendments are generally limited to technical corrections, 
clarifications, and procedural improvements that will allow FSA to 
further streamline normal servicing activities and reduce burden on 
borrowers while still protecting the loan security.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   02/00/12
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Deirdre Holder, Director, Regulatory Review Group, 
Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency, 1400 Independence 
Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250-0572, Phone: 202 205-5851, Fax: 202 
720-5233, Email: deirdre.holder@wdc.usda.gov.
    RIN: 0560-AI14

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)

Farm Service Agency (FSA)

Final Rule Stage

175. Conservation Loan Guarantee Program

    Legal Authority: Pub. L. 110-246
    Abstract: The interim rule implemented the provisions of the 2008 
Farm Bill that affect Farm Loan Programs (FLP) Loan Making Division 
(LMD). A final rule is being developed. The section 5002 of the 2008 
Farm Bill authorized Conservation Loans and Loan Guarantees. 
Implementation of this provision will created a new direct and 
guaranteed loan program directed at assisting farmers in implementing 
conservation practices.
    The rule established a new loan and loan guarantee program to 
finance qualifying conservation projects. All guarantees will be at 75 
percent of the loan amount. The applicant must have an acceptable 
conservation plan that includes the project to be financed. Preference 
is given to beginning farmer and socially disadvantaged applicants, 
conversion to sustainable or organic production practices, and 
compliance with highly erodible land conservation requirements. 
Eligibility for the program is not restricted to those who cannot get 
credit elsewhere. The program is not mandatory.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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Interim Final Rule..................   09/03/10  75 FR 54005
Interim Final Rule Comment Period      11/02/10  .......................
 End.
Notice..............................   05/13/11  76 FR 27986
Final Rule..........................   02/00/12
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Deirdre Holder, Director, Regulatory Review Group, 
Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency, 1400 Independence 
Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250-0572, Phone: 202 205-5851, Fax: 202 
720-5233, Email: deirdre.holder@wdc.usda.gov.
    RIN: 0560-AI04

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)

Farm Service Agency (FSA)

Completed Actions

176. Farm Loan Programs Loan Making Activities

    Legal Authority: Pub. L. 110-246
    Abstract: The rule will implement the provisions of the 2008 Farm 
Bill that affect Farm Loan Programs (FLP) Loan Making Division (LMD); 
there is discretion involved in the implementation. The sections of the 
2008 Farm Bill that the 9/23/2010 proposed rule would implement are: 
5001, Direct Loans; 5005, Beginning Farmer or Rancher and Socially 
Disadvantaged Farmer or Rancher Contract Land Sales Program Down 
Payment Loan Program; 5101, Farming Experience as an Eligibility 
Requirement; and 5201, Eligibility of Equine Farmers and Ranchers for 
Emergency Loans.
    For the development of the rulemaking that would implement section 
5501, Loans to Purchase Highly Fractionated Land, FSA conducted Tribal 
consultation. The rule would allow individual tribal members to qualify 
for Indian Land Acquisition loans. This will be published as a separate 
proposed rule.
    Completed:

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               Reason                    Date            FR Cite
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Final Rule..........................   12/02/11  76 FR 75427
Final Rule Effective................   01/03/12
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Deirdre Holder, Phone: 202 205-5851, Fax: 202 720-
5233, Email: deirdre.holder@wdc.usda.gov.
    RIN: 0560-AI03

177.  Biomass Crop Assistance Program; Corrections

    Legal Authority: Pub. L. 110-246
    Abstract: The Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) is amending the 
Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP) regulation to provide 
specifically for prioritizing limited program funds in favor of the 
``project area'' portion of BCAP. CCC is also correcting errors in the 
regulation.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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Interim Final Rule..................   09/15/11  76 FR 56949
Interim Final Rule Comment Period      11/14/11
 End.
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Deirdre Holder, Director, Regulatory Review Group, 
Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency, 1400 Independence 
Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250-0572, Phone: 202 205-5851, Fax: 202 
720-5233, Email: deirdre.holder@wdc.usda.gov.
    RIN: 0560-AI13

BILLING CODE 3410-05-P

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)

Proposed Rule Stage

178. Animal Welfare: Marine Mammals; Nonconsensus Language, and 
Interactive Programs (Rulemaking Resulting From a Section 610 Review)

    Legal Authority: 7 U.S.C. 2131 to 2159
    Abstract: The U.S. Department of Agriculture regulates the humane 
handling, care, treatment, and transportation of certain marine mammals 
under the Animal Welfare Act. The present standards for these animals 
have been in effect since 1979 and amended in 1984. During this time, 
advances have been made and new

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information has been developed with regard to the housing and care of 
marine mammals. This rulemaking addresses marine mammal standards on 
which consensus was not reached during negotiated rulemaking conducted 
between September 1995 and July 1996. These include standards affecting 
variances, indoor facilities, outdoor facilities, space requirements, 
and water quality, as well as swim-with-the-dolphin programs. These 
actions appear necessary to ensure that the minimum standards for the 
humane handling, care, treatment, and transportation of marine mammals 
in captivity are based on current general, industry, and scientific 
knowledge and experience.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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ANPRM...............................   05/30/02  67 FR 37731
ANPRM Comment Period End............   07/29/02  .......................
NPRM................................   05/00/12  .......................
NPRM Comment Period End.............   07/00/12
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Barbara Kohn, Senior Staff Veterinarian, Animal 
Care, Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection 
Service, 4700 River Road, Unit 84, Riverdale, MD 20737-1234, Phone: 301 
734-7833.
    RIN: 0579-AB24

179. Animal Welfare; Regulations and Standards for Birds

    Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 3 in part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.
    RIN: 0579-AC02

180. Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy; Importation of Bovines and 
Bovine Products

    Legal Authority: 7 U.S.C. 450; 7 U.S.C. 1622; 7 U.S.C. 7701 to 
7772; 7 U.S.C. 8301 to 8317; 21 U.S.C. 136 and 136a; 31 U.S.C. 9701
    Abstract: This rulemaking would amend the regulations regarding the 
importation of bovines and bovine products. Under this rulemaking, 
countries would be classified as either negligible risk, controlled 
risk, or undetermined risk for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE). 
Some commodities would be allowed importation into the United States 
regardless of the BSE classification of the country of export. Other 
commodities would be subject to importation restrictions or 
prohibitions based on the type of commodity and the BSE classification 
of the country. The criteria for country classification and commodity 
import would be closely aligned with those of the World Organization 
for Animal Health. This rulemaking would also address public comments 
received in response to a September 2008 request for comments regarding 
certain provisions of an APHIS January 2005 final rule.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   03/00/12  .......................
NPRM Comment Period End.............   05/00/12
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Christopher Robinson, Senior Staff Veterinarian, 
Technical Trade Services, National Center for Import and Export, VS, 
Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 
4700 River Road, Unit 40, Riverdale, MD 20737-1231, Phone: 301 734-
7837.
    RIN: 0579-AC68

181. Scrapie in Sheep and Goats

    Legal Authority: 7 U.S.C. 8301 to 8317
    Abstract: This rulemaking would amend the scrapie regulations by 
changing the risk groups and categories established for individual 
animals and for flocks, increasing the use of genetic testing as a 
means of assigning risk levels to animals, reducing movement 
restrictions for animals found to be genetically less susceptible or 
resistant to scrapie, and simplifying, reducing, or removing certain 
recordkeeping requirements. This action would provide designated 
scrapie epidemiologists with more alternatives and flexibility when 
testing animals in order to determine flock designations under the 
regulations. It would change the definition of high-risk animal, which 
will change the types of animals eligible for indemnity, and to pay 
higher indemnity for certain pregnant ewes and early maturing ewes. It 
would also make the identification and recordkeeping requirements for 
goat owners consistent with those for sheep owners. These changes would 
affect sheep and goat producers and State governments.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   01/00/12  .......................
NPRM Comment Period End.............   03/00/12
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Diane Sutton, National Scrapie Program Coordinator, 
Ruminant Health Programs, NCAHP, VS, Department of Agriculture, Animal 
and Plant Health Inspection Service, 4700 River Road, Unit 43, 
Riverdale, MD 20737-1235, Phone: 301 734-6954.
    RIN: 0579-AC92

182. Plant Pest Regulations; Update of General Provisions

    Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 4 in part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.
    RIN: 0579-AC98

183. Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy and Scrapie; Importation of Small 
Ruminants and Their Germplasm, Products, and Byproducts

    Legal Authority: 7 U.S.C. 450; 7 U.S.C. 1622; 7 U.S.C. 7701 to 
7772; 7 U.S.C. 7781 to 7786; 7 U.S.C. 8301 to 8317; 21 U.S.C. 136 and 
136a; 31 U.S.C. 9701
    Abstract: This rulemaking would amend the bovine spongiform 
encephalopathy (BSE) and scrapie regulations regarding the importation 
of live sheep, goats, and wild ruminants and their embryos, semen, 
products, and byproducts. Some countries from which such imports would 
be allowed under this rule are currently those from which the 
importation of live sheep, goats, wild ruminants, their embryos, and 
ruminant products and byproducts are prohibited under existing BSE 
regulations. Some products would be allowed importation without 
restriction due to the inherent lack of BSE risk regarding the product. 
Certain other products and live animals would be allowed importation if 
it can be certified that the live animals or the animals from which the 
products were derived were born after implementation of an effective 
feed ban. The proposed scrapie revisions regarding the importation of 
sheep, goats, and susceptible wild ruminants for other than immediate 
slaughter are similar to those recommended by the World Organization 
for Animal Health in restricting the importation of such animals to 
those from scrapie-free regions or certified scrapie-free flocks.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   01/00/12  .......................
NPRM Comment Period End.............   03/00/12
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Betzaida Lopez, Staff Veterinarian, Technical Trade 
Services, National Center for Import and Export, VS, Department of 
Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service,

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4700 River Road, Unit 39, Riverdale, MD 20737-1231, Phone: 301 734-
5677.
    RIN: 0579-AD10

184.  Importation of Beef From a Region in Brazil

    Legal Authority: 7 U.S.C. 450; 7 U.S.C. 7701 to 7772; 7 U.S.C. 7781 
to 7786; 7 U.S.C. 8301 to 8317; 21 U.S.C. 136 and 136a; 31 U.S.C. 9701
    Abstract: This rulemaking would amend the regulations governing the 
importation of certain animals, meat, and other animal products by 
allowing, under certain conditions, the importation of fresh (chilled 
or frozen) beef from a region in Brazil (the States of Bahia, Distrito 
Federal, Espirito Santo, Goias, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Minas 
Gerais, Parana, Rio Grande do Sul, Rio de Janeiro, Rondonia, Sao Paulo, 
Sergipe, and Tocantis). Based on the evidence in a recent risk 
assessment, we have determined that fresh (chilled or frozen) beef can 
be safely imported from those Brazilian States provided certain 
conditions are met. This action would provide for the importation of 
beef from the designated region in Brazil into the United States while 
continuing to protect the United States against the introduction of 
foot-and-mouth disease.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   02/00/12  .......................
NPRM Comment Period End.............   04/00/12  .......................
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Silvia Kreindel, Senior Staff Veterinarian, 
Regionalization Evaluation Services Staff, NCIE, VS, Department of 
Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 4700 River 
Road, Unit 39, Riverdale, MD 20737-1231, Phone: 301 734-8419.
    RIN: 0579-AD41

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)

Final Rule Stage

185. Citrus Canker; Compensation for Certified Citrus Nursery Stock

    Legal Authority: 7 U.S.C. 7701 to 7772; 7 U.S.C. 7781 to 7786
    Abstract: This action follows a rulemaking that established 
provisions under which eligible commercial citrus nurseries may, 
subject to the availability of appropriated funds, receive payments for 
certified citrus nursery stock destroyed to eradicate or control citrus 
canker. The payment of these funds is necessary in order to reduce the 
economic effects on affected commercial citrus nurseries that have had 
certified citrus nursery stock destroyed to control citrus canker.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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Interim Final Rule..................   06/08/06  71 FR 33168
Interim Final Rule Effective........   06/08/06  .......................
Interim Final Rule Comment Period      08/07/06  .......................
 End.
Final Action........................   01/00/12  .......................
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Lynn E. Goldner, National Program Manager, 
Emergency and Domestic Programs, PPQ, Department of Agriculture, Animal 
and Plant Health Inspection Service, 4700 River Road, Unit 160, 
Riverdale, MD 20737-1231, Phone: 301 734-7228.
    RIN: 0579-AC05

186. Importation of Poultry and Poultry Products From Regions Affected 
With Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza

    Legal Authority: 7 U.S.C. 1622; 7 U.S.C. 8301 to 8317; 21 U.S.C. 
136 and 136a
    Abstract: This rulemaking will amend the regulations concerning the 
importation of animals and animal products to prohibit or restrict the 
importation of birds, poultry, and bird and poultry products from 
regions that have reported the presence in commercial birds or poultry 
of highly pathogenic avian influenza other than subtype H5N1. This 
action will supplement existing prohibitions and restrictions on 
articles from regions that have reported the presence of Newcastle 
disease or highly pathogenic avian influenza subtype H5N1. The new 
restrictions will be almost identical to those imposed on articles from 
regions with Newcastle disease.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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Interim Final Rule..................   01/24/11  76 FR 4046
Interim Final Rule Comment Period      03/25/11  .......................
 End.
Interim Final Rule Comment Period      05/03/11  76 FR 24793
 Reopened.
Interim Final Rule Comment Period      05/18/11  .......................
 Reopened End.
Final Rule..........................   05/00/12  .......................
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Javier Vargas, Case Manager, National Center for 
Import and Export, VS, Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant 
Health Inspection Service, 4700 River Road, Unit 38, Riverdale, MD 
20737-1231, Phone: 301 734-4356.
    RIN: 0579-AC36

187. Handling of Animals; Contingency Plans

    Legal Authority: 7 U.S.C. 2131 to 2159
    Abstract: This rulemaking will amend the Animal Welfare Act 
regulations to add requirements for contingency planning and training 
of personnel by research facilities and by dealers, exhibitors, 
intermediate handlers, and carriers. These requirements are necessary 
because we believe all licensees and registrants should develop a 
contingency plan for all animals regulated under the Animal Welfare Act 
in an effort to better prepare for potential disasters. This action 
will heighten the awareness of licensees and registrants regarding 
their responsibilities and help ensure a timely and appropriate 
response should an emergency or disaster occur.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   10/23/08  73 FR 63085
NPRM Comment Period End.............   12/22/08  .......................
NPRM Comment Period Extended........   12/19/08  73 FR 77554
NPRM Comment Period Extended End....   02/20/09  .......................
Final Action........................   05/00/12  .......................
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Jeanie Lin, National Emergency Programs Manager, 
Animal Care, Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health 
Inspection Service, 4700 River Road, Unit 84, Riverdale, MD 20737, 
Phone: 301 734-7833.
    RIN: 0579-AC69


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)

Long-Term Actions

188. Introduction of Organisms and Products Altered or Produced Through 
Genetic Engineering

    Legal Authority: 7 U.S.C. 7701 to 7772; 7 U.S.C. 7781 to 7786; 31 
U.S.C. 9701
    Abstract: This rulemaking would revise the regulations regarding 
the importation, interstate movement, and environmental release of 
certain genetically engineered organisms in order to bring the 
regulations into alignment with provisions of the Plant Protection Act. 
The revisions would also update the regulations in response to advances 
in genetic science and technology and our accumulated experience in 
implementing the current regulations. This is the first comprehensive 
review and revision of the regulations since they were established in 
1987. This rule would affect persons involved in the importation, 
interstate movement, or release into the environment of genetically 
engineered plants and certain other genetically engineered organisms.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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Notice of Intent to Prepare an         01/23/04  69 FR 3271
 Environmental Impact Statement.
Comment Period End..................   03/23/04  .......................
Notice of Availability of Draft        07/17/07  72 FR 39021
 Environmental Impact Statement.
Comment Period End..................   09/11/07  .......................
NPRM................................   10/09/08  73 FR 60007
NPRM Comment Period End.............   11/24/08  .......................
Correction..........................   11/10/08  73 FR 66563
NPRM Comment Period Reopened........   01/16/09  74 FR 2907
NPRM Comment Period End.............   03/17/09  .......................
NPRM; Notice of Public Scoping         03/11/09  74 FR 10517
 Session.
NPRM Comment Period Reopened........   04/13/09  74 FR 16797
NPRM Comment Period End.............   06/29/09  .......................
Next Action Undetermined............             .......................
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: John Turner, Phone: 301 734-5720.
    RIN: 0579-AC31

189. Citrus Canker, Citrus Greening, and Asian Citrus Psyllid; 
Interstate Movement of Regulated Nursery Stock

    Legal Authority: 7 U.S.C. 7701 to 7772; 7 U.S.C. 7781 to 7786
    Abstract: This rulemaking will amend the regulations governing the 
interstate movement of regulated articles from areas quarantined for 
citrus canker, citrus greening, and/or Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) to 
allow the movement of regulated nursery stock under a certificate to 
any area within the United States. In order to be eligible to move 
regulated nursery stock, a nursery must enter into a compliance 
agreement with APHIS that specifies the conditions under which the 
nursery stock must be grown, maintained, and shipped. It will also 
amend the regulations that allow the movement of regulated nursery 
stock from an area quarantined for ACP, but not for citrus greening, to 
amend the existing regulatory requirements for the issuance of limited 
permits for the interstate movement of the nursery stock. We are making 
these changes on an immediate basis in order to provide nursery stock 
producers in areas quarantined for citrus canker, citrus greening, or 
ACP with the ability to ship regulated nursery stock to markets within 
the United States that would otherwise be unavailable to them due to 
the prohibitions and restrictions contained in the regulations while 
continuing to provide adequate safeguards to prevent the spread of the 
three pests into currently unaffected areas of the United States.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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Interim Final Rule..................   04/27/11  76 FR 23449
Interim Final Rule Effective........   04/27/11  .......................
Interim Final Rule Comment Period      06/27/11  .......................
 End.
Next Action Undetermined............
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Osama El-Lissy, Phone: 301 734-5459.
    Deborah McPartlan, Phone: 301 734-5356.
    RIN: 0579-AD29

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)

Completed Actions

190. Importation of Plants for Planting; Establishing a New Category of 
Plants for Planting Not Authorized for Importation Pending Pest Risk 
Analysis (Completion of a Section 610 Review)

    Legal Authority: 7 U.S.C. 450; 7 U.S.C. 7701 to 7772; 7 U.S.C. 7781 
to 7786; 21 U.S.C. 136 and 136a
    Abstract: This rulemaking will amend the regulations to establish a 
new category of regulated articles in the regulations governing the 
importation of nursery stock, also known as plants for planting. This 
category will list taxa of plants for planting whose importation is not 
authorized pending pest risk analysis. If scientific evidence indicates 
that a taxon of plants for planting is a quarantine pest or a host of a 
quarantine pest, we will publish a notice that will announce our 
determination that the taxon is a quarantine pest or a host of a 
quarantine pest, cite the scientific evidence we considered in making 
this determination, and give the public an opportunity to comment on 
our determination. If we receive no comments that change our 
determination, the taxon will subsequently be added to the new 
category. We will allow any person to petition for a pest risk analysis 
to be conducted for a taxon that has been added to the new category. 
After the pest risk analysis is completed, we will remove the taxon 
from the category and allow its importation subject to general 
requirements, allow its importation subject to specific restrictions, 
or prohibit its importation. We will consider applications for permits 
to import small quantities of germplasm from taxa whose importation is 
not authorized pending pest risk analysis, for experimental or 
scientific purposes under controlled conditions. This new category will 
allow us to take prompt action on evidence that the importation of a 
taxon of plants for planting poses a risk while continuing to allow for 
public participation in the process.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   07/23/09  74 FR 36403
NPRM Comment Period End.............   10/21/09  .......................
Information Collection; Comment        05/03/11  76 FR 24848
 Request.

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Information Collection Comment         07/05/11  .......................
 Period End.
Final Rule..........................   05/27/11  76 FR 31172
Final Rule Effective................   06/27/11  .......................
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No.
    Agency Contact: Arnold T. Tschanz, Senior Plant Pathologist, Plant 
Health Programs, PPQ, Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant 
Health Inspection Service, 4700 River Road, Unit 133, Riverdale, MD 
20737-1231, Phone: 301 734-0627.
    RIN: 0579-AC03

BILLING CODE 3410-34-P

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)

Rural Housing Service (RHS)

Final Rule Stage

191. Guaranteed Single-Family Housing

    Legal Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301; 7 U.S.C. 1989; 42 U.S.C. 1480
    Abstract: The Guaranteed Single-Family Housing Loan Program is 
taking the proposed action to implement authorities granted the 
Secretary of the USDA, in section 102 of the Supplemental 
Appropriations Act, 2010 (Pub. L. 111-212, July 29, 2010) to collect 
from the lender an annual fee not to exceed 0.5 percent of the 
outstanding principal balance of the loan for the life of the loan. The 
intent of the annual fee is to make the SFHGLP subsidy neutral when 
used in conjunction with the one-time guarantee fee, thus eliminating 
the need for taxpaper support of the program.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   12/15/99  64 FR 70124
NPRM Comment Period End.............   02/14/00  .......................
Final Action........................   06/00/12  .......................
Final Action Effective..............   07/00/12  .......................
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Cathy Glover, Senior Loan Specialist, Department of 
Agriculture, Rural Housing Service, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., STOP 
0784, Washington, DC 02050-0784, Phone: 202 720-1460, Email: 
cathy.glover@wdc.usda.gov.
    RIN: 0575-AC18

BILLING CODE 3410-XV-P

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)

Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA)

Final Rule Stage

192. Implementation of Regs. Required by the 2008 Farm Bill; Swine and 
Poultry Sample Contracts, Suspension of Delivery of Birds, Add'l 
Capital Investment Criteria, Breach of Contract, and Arbitration

    Legal Authority: 7 U.S.C. 181
    Abstract: GIPSA is amending the regulations under the Packers and 
Stockyards Act, 1921. Notably, these regulations establish criteria 
that GIPSA will consider in determining whether a live poultry dealer 
has provided reasonable notice to poultry growers of any suspension of 
the delivery of birds under a poultry growing arrangement; when a 
requirement of additional capital investments over the life of a 
poultry growing arrangement or swine production contract constitutes a 
violation of the P&S Act; and whether a live poultry dealer or swine 
contractor has provided a reasonable period of time for a poultry 
grower or a swine production contract grower to remedy a breach of 
contract that could lead to termination of the poultry growing 
arrangement or swine production contract. GIPSA will also promulgate 
regulations to ensure that producers and growers are afforded the 
opportunity to fully participate in the arbitration process if they so 
choose.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   06/22/10  75 FR 35338
NPRM Comment Period End.............   08/23/10  .......................
NPRM Comment Period Extended........   11/22/10  75 FR 44163
Final Rule..........................   12/09/11  76 FR 76874
Final Rule Effective................   02/07/12  .......................
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: H. Tess Butler, Regulatory Liaison, Department of 
Agriculture, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration, 
1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250, Phone: 202 720-
7486, Fax: 202 690-2173, Email: h.tess.butler@usda.gov.
    RIN: 0580-AB07

BILLING CODE 3410-EN-P

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)

Food and Nutrition Service (FNS)

Proposed Rule Stage

193.  National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs: 
Nutrition Standards for All Foods Sold in School, as Required by the 
Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010

    Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 8 in part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.
    RIN: 0584-AE09

194.  Certification of Compliance With Meal Requirements for 
the National School Lunch Program Under the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids 
Act of 2010

    Legal Authority: Pub. L. 111-296
    Abstract: This proposed rule would codify section 201 of the 
Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act (Pub. L. 111-296; the Act) as 
appropriate, under 7 CFR part 210.
    Section 201 of the Act directs the Secretary to provide, no earlier 
than October 1, 2012, an additional 6 cents per lunch, adjusted 
annually for changes in the Consumer Price Index, for schools that are 
certified to be in compliance with the interim/final regulation, 
``Nutrition Standards in the National School Lunch and Breakfast 
Programs,'' (proposed rule published January 13, 2011). This rule would 
establish the compliance standards that State agencies would use to 
certify schools that are eligible to receive the rate increase. (11-
011)
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   06/00/12  .......................
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: James F. Herbert, Regulatory Review Specialist, 
Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service, 10th Floor, 3101 
Park Center Drive, Alexandria, VA 22302, Phone: 703 305-2572, Email: 
james.herbert@fns.usda.gov.
    RIN: 0584-AE15

195.  Child and Adult Care Food Program: Meal Pattern Revisions 
Related to the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010

    Legal Authority: Pub. L. 111-296
    Abstract: Section 221 of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 
(Pub. L. 111-296, the Act) requires USDA to review and update, no less 
frequently than once every 10 years, requirements for meals served 
under the Child and

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Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) to ensure that meals are consistent 
with the most recent Dietary Guidelines for Americans and relevant 
nutrition science. The Act requires that proposed regulations to update 
the meal patterns be published no later than 18 months after a review 
is completed.
    In addition to requiring modifications to the CACFP meal 
requirements, section 221 of the Act:
     Clarifies the purpose of the program is to provide aid to 
child and adult care institutions and family or group day care homes 
for the provision of nutritious foods that contribute to the wellness, 
healthy growth and development of young children, and the health and 
wellness of older adults and chronically impaired disabled persons;
     Restricts the use of food as a punishment or reward;
     Requires that milk provided in participating child care 
centers and family or group day care homes as part of a reimbursable 
meal or supplement meet the requirements of the most recent version of 
the Dietary Guidelines;
     Allows substitution of milk for children who cannot 
consume fluid milk due to medical or other special dietary needs other 
than a disability with a nondairy beverage that is nutritionally 
equivalent to fluid milk and meets nutritional standards established by 
the Secretary, including fortification of calcium, protein, vitamin A, 
and vitamin D to levels found in cow's milk; and
     Requires participating child care centers and family or 
group day care homes to make water available to children, as 
nutritionally appropriate, throughout the day, including during meal 
times.
    This rule will establish the criteria and procedures for 
implementing these provisions of the Act. (11-015)
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   06/00/12  .......................
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: James F. Herbert, Regulatory Review Specialist, 
Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service, 10th Floor, 3101 
Park Center Drive, Alexandria, VA 22302, Phone: 703 305-2572, Email: 
james.herbert@fns.usda.gov.
    RIN: 0584-AE18

BILLING CODE 3410-30-P

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)

Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS)

Final Rule Stage

196. Performance Standards for the Production of Processed Meat and 
Poultry Products; Control of Listeria Monocytogenes in Ready-To-Eat 
Meat and Poultry Products

    Regulatory Plan: This entry is Seq. No. 19 in part II of this issue 
of the Federal Register.
    RIN: 0583-AC46

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)

Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS)

Long-Term Actions

197. Mandatory Inspection of Catfish and Catfish Products

    Legal Authority: 21 U.S.C. 601 et seq.; Pub. L. 110-249, sec 11016
    Abstract: The Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (Pub. L. 
110-246, sec. 11016), known as the 2008 Farm Bill, amended the Federal 
Meat Inspection Act (FMIA) to make catfish an amenable species under 
the FMIA. Amenable species must be inspected, so this rule will define 
inspection requirements for catfish. The regulations will define 
``catfish'' and the scope of coverage of the regulations to apply to 
establishments that process farm-raised species of catfish and to 
catfish and catfish products. The regulations will take into account 
the conditions under which the catfish are raised and transported to a 
processing establishment.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   02/24/11  76 FR 10433.
NPRM Comment Period End.............   06/24/11  .......................
Next Action Undetermined............  .........  .......................
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Daniel L. Engeljohn, Phone: 202 205-0495, Fax: 202 
401-1760, Email: daniel.engeljohn@fsis.usda.gov.
    RIN: 0583-AD36

BILLING CODE 3410-DM-P

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)

Forest Service (FS)

Final Rule Stage

198. Special Areas; State-Specific Inventoried Roadless Area 
Management: Colorado

    Legal Authority: Not Yet Determined
    Abstract: On April 11, 2007, Governor of Colorado Ritter submitted 
a petition under the provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act (5 
U.S.C. 553(e)) and Agriculture Department regulation (7 CFR 1.28) to 
promulgate regulations, in cooperation with the State, for the 
management of inventoried roadless areas within the State of Colorado. 
After review and recommendation by the Roadless Area Conservation 
National Advisory Committee, the Secretary accepted the Governor's 
petition and initiated a proposed rulemaking for inventoried roadless 
areas in Colorado. The proposed rulemaking would manage Colorado's 
inventoried roadless areas by prohibiting road building and tree 
cutting, with some exceptions, on 4.1 million acres of inventoried 
roadless areas in Colorado. The 4.1 million acres reflect the most 
updated IRA boundaries for Colorado, which incorporate planning rule 
revisions since 2001 on several Colorado national forests. Inventoried 
roadless areas that are allocated to ski area special uses 
(approximately 10,000 acres) would also be removed from roadless 
designation. Road construction and reconstruction plus timber 
harvesting would be prohibited in inventoried roadless areas, with some 
exceptions, on the Arapaho-Roosevelt, Grand Mesa-Uncompahgre, Gunnison, 
Manti-La Sal, Pike-San Isabel, Rio Grande, Routt, San Juan, and White 
River National Forests in Colorado. Exceptions to the prohibitions 
would be allowed for certain health, safety, valid existing rights, 
resource protection, and ecological management needs. Web site: http://roadless.fs.fed.us.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   07/25/08  73 FR 43544
NPRM Comment Period End.............   10/23/08  .......................
Second NPRM.........................   04/15/11  76 FR 21272
Second NPRM Comment Period End......   07/14/11  .......................
Final Rule..........................   03/00/12  .......................
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.

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    Agency Contact: LaRenda C King, Assistant Director, Directives and 
Regulations, Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, ATTN: ORMS, D&R 
Branch, 1400 Independence Avenue Washington, DC 20250-0003, Phone: 202 
205-6560, Email: larendacking@fs.fed.us.
    RIN: 0596-AC74

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)

Forest Service (FS)

Completed Actions

199. Pest and Disease Revolving Loan Fund

    Legal Authority: Pub. L. 110-234, sec 10205
    Abstract: The Forest Service is proposing to amend 36 CFR 230 to 
provide direction on implementing the Pest and Disease Revolving Loan 
Fund (Pub. L. 110-234, sec 10205), which authorizes loans to eligible 
units of local governments to finance purchases of authorized equipment 
to monitor, remove, dispose of, and replace infested trees in 
quarantine areas. The proposed changes amend part 230, State and 
Private Forestry Assistance by adding a new subpart.
    Currently, there are no Forest Service rules or regulations on 
providing low interest loans to local municipalities to help them 
manage their insect and disease infested trees; the proposed rules will 
provide that direction.
    The proposed amendment to 36 CFR 230 would add a subpart and will:
    1. Clarify and define eligible units of local government.
    2. Further define authorized equipment.
    3. Describe the administrative requirements and process to apply 
for a loan.
    4. Clarify the terms of the loan.
    5. Describe repayment procedures.
    6. Describe the administration of the loan program.
    Completed:

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               Reason                    Date            FR Cite
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Withdrawn...........................   09/20/11  .......................
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: LaRenda C King, Phone: 202 205-6560, Email: 
larendacking@fs.fed.us.
    RIN: 0596-AC97

BILLING CODE 3410-11-P

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)

Office of the Secretary (AgSEC)

Completed Actions

200. Designation of Biobased Items for Federal Procurement, Round 7

    Legal Authority: Pub. L. 110-246
    Abstract: Designates for preferred procurement bath products; 
concrete and asphalt cleaners, including microbial and non-microbial 
concrete and asphalt cleaners as subcategories; corrosion removers; 
dishwashing detergents; floor cleaners and protectors; hair cleaning 
products, including shampoos and conditioners as subcategories; 
microbial cleaners; oven and grill cleaners; slide way lubricants; and 
thermal shipping containers, including durable and non-durable thermal 
shipping containers as subcategories.
    Completed:

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               Reason                    Date            FR Cite
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Final Action........................   07/22/11  76 FR 43808
Final Action Effective..............   08/22/11  .......................
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Ron Buckhalt, Phone: 202 205-4008, Fax: 202 720-
8972 Email: ronb.buckhalt@dm.usda.gov.
    RIN: 0503-AA36

BILLING CODE 3410-90-P

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)

Office of Procurement and Property Management (OPPM)

Proposed Rule Stage

201.  Designation of Biobased Items for Federal Procurement, 
Round 9

    Legal Authority: Pub. L. 110-246
    Abstract: Designates for preferred procurement: Agricultural spray 
adjuvants; animal cleaning products; aquaculture products; cosmetics; 
deodorants; dethatcher products; fuel conditioners; hair styling 
products; leather, vinyl, and rubber care products; lotions and 
moisturizers; massage oils, shaving oils, shaving products; specialty 
precision cleaners and solvents; sun care products; and wastewater 
systems coatings.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   02/00/12  .......................
NPRM Comment Period End.............   04/00/12  .......................
Final Action........................   10/00/12  .......................
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Ron Buckhalt, Manager, BioPreferred Program, Office 
of Procurement and Property Management, Department of Agriculture, 361 
Reporters Building, 300 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20250, Phone: 
202 205-4008, Fax: 202 720-8972, Email: ronb.buckhalt@dm.usda.gov.
    RIN: 0599-AA15

202.  Designation of Biobased Items for Federal Procurement, 
Round 10

    Legal Authority: Pub. L. 110-246
    Abstract: Designates for preferred procurement: Adhesives; aircraft 
and boat cleaners; automotive care products; body care products-body 
powders; engine crankcase oil; exterior paints and coatings; facial 
care products; gasoline fuel additives; hair removal-depilatory 
products; metal cleaners and corrosion removers; microbial cleaning 
products; paint removers; paper products; sanitary tissues; water 
turbine bearing oils; and asphalt roofing materials--low slope.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   05/00/12  .......................
NPRM Comment Period End.............   07/00/12  .......................
Final Action........................   01/00/13  .......................
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Ron Buckhalt, Manager, BioPreferred Program, Office 
of Procurement and Property Management, Department of Agriculture, 361 
Reporters Building, 300 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20250, Phone: 
202 205-4008, Fax: 202 720-8972, Email: ronb.buckhalt@dm.usda.gov.
    RIN: 0599-AA16

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA)

Office of Procurement and Property Management (OPPM)

Final Rule Stage

203.  Designation of Biobased Items for Federal Procurement, 
Round 8

    Legal Authority: Pub. L. 110-246
    Abstract: This proposed rule will designate, for preferred 
procurement

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under the Federal Biobased Products Preferred Procurement Program, 14 
items. These are: Air fresheners and deodorizers; asphalt and tar 
removers; asphalt restorers; blast media; candles and wax melts; 
clothing; electronic components cleaners; floor coverings (non-carpet); 
foot care products; furniture cleaners and protectors; inks; packaging 
and insulating materials; pneumatic equipment lubricants; and wood and 
concrete stains.
    Timetable:

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               Action                    Date            FR Cite
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NPRM................................   09/14/11  76 FR 56884
NPRM Comment Period End.............   11/14/11  .......................
Final Action........................   07/00/12  .......................
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    Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes.
    Agency Contact: Ron Buckhalt, Manager, BioPreferred Program, Office 
of Procurement and Property Management, Department of Agriculture, 361 
Reporters Building, 300 7th Street SW., Washington, DC 20250, Phone: 
202 205-4008, Fax: 202 720-8972, Email: ronb.buckhalt@dm.usda.gov.
    RIN: 0599-AA14

[FR Doc. 2012-1640 Filed 2-10-12; 8:45 am]
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