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This rule revises the regulations governing the inspection and certification for fresh fruits, vegetables and other products by increasing by approximately 15 percent certain fees charged for the inspection of these products at destination markets. The fees for inspecting multiple lots of the same product during inspections will be increased...
Removal of Cottonseed Chemist Licensing Program, Updating of Commodity Laboratory and Office Addresses, and Adoption of Information Symbols
This rule amends the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) regulations by removing the cottonseed chemist licensing program and the related official cottonseed grading program. This regulation will update various commodity testing laboratory addresses and will adopt two information symbols in the form of approved AMS shields to indicate that...
This rule consolidates, clarifies and revises the servicing regulations for the Minor Programs currently administered by the Farm Service Agency, Farm Loan Programs (FSA). Minor Program loans involve existing loans only since there is no longer funding for new loans in these programs. FSA Minor Programs consist of the following loan types:...
This final rule amends the Soybean Promotion and Research Rules and Regulations (Rules and Regulations) established under the Soybean Promotion, Research, and Consumer Information Act (Act) by requiring first purchasers of soybeans and producers marketing processed soybeans or soybean products of a producer's own production in the States or...
This document corrects a final rule published September 25, 2003, which provided disaster set-aside more quickly to those who can most benefit from the program. This document is necessary to correct an editorial mistake relating to the amount which may be set aside.
International Services Surveys: BE-85, Quarterly Survey of Financial Services Transactions Between U.S. Financial Services Providers and Unaffiliated Foreign Persons
This final rule amends 15 CFR 801.9 to set forth the reporting requirements for the BE-85, Quarterly Survey of Financial Services Transactions Between U.S. Financial Services Providers and Unaffiliated Foreign Persons. The BE-85 survey will be conducted by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), U.S. Department of Commerce, under the...
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is correcting the final rule concerning the process for hydroelectric licensing under the Federal Power Act that was published on August 25, 2003.
Guidance for Industry: Questions and Answers on the Interim Final Rule on Prior Notice of Imported Food; Availability
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the availability of a guidance entitled ``Prior Notice of Imported Food, Questions and Answers.'' The guidance responds to various questions raised about the section 307 of the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002 (the Bioterrorism Act) and the agency's...
The Coast Guard is expanding the scope of its Notice of Violation (NOV) program for resolving civil penalty cases as provided for in 33 CFR part 1, subpart 1.07. The Coast Guard will issue a revised policy expanding use of the NOV program to all statutory penalty provisions that the Coast Guard is authorized to enforce, and raising the maximum...
Regulated Navigation Area; Reporting Requirements for Barges Loaded With Certain Dangerous Cargoes, Inland Rivers, Eighth Coast Guard District
On October 3, 2003, the Coast Guard published an interim final rule in the Federal Register that established a regulated navigation area (RNA) within all inland rivers of the Eighth Coast Guard District and contained reporting requirements for barges loaded with certain dangerous cargoes. This document provides notice that the Office of...
This interim rule lists communities where modification of the Base (1% annual-chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs) is appropriate because of new scientific or technical data. New flood insurance premium rates will be calculated from the modified BFEs for new buildings and their contents.
Base (1% annual-chance) Flood Elevations and modified Base Flood Elevations (BFEs) are made final for the communities listed below. The BFEs and modified BFEs are the basis for the floodplain management measures that each community is required either to adopt or to show evidence of being already in effect in order to qualify or remain qualified...
NMFS is issuing a final rule to prohibit fishing with drift gillnets in the California/Oregon (CA/OR) thresher shark/swordfish drift gillnet fishery in U.S. waters off southern California in waters east of the 120[deg]W., for the months of June, July, and August, when the Assistant Administrator for Fisheries (AA) publishes a notice that El Nino...
Taking of Marine Mammals Incidental to Commercial Fishing Operations; Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan (ALWTRP)
The Assistant Administrator for Fisheries (AA), NOAA, announces temporary restrictions consistent with the requirements of the ALWTRP's implementing regulations. These regulations apply to lobster trap/pot and anchored gillnet fishermen in an area totaling approximately 1,356 square nautical miles (nm2) (4,651 km2), east of Portsmouth, NH for 15...
NMFS has determined that the 2003 fishing year Atlantic bluefin tuna (BFT) General category quota will be attained by December 10, 2002. Therefore, the General category fishery will be closed effective 11:30 p.m. on December 10, 2003. This action is being taken to prevent overharvest of the total adjusted General category quota of 534.4 metric...
Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act Provisions; Fisheries of the Northeastern United States; Atlantic Surfclam and Ocean Quahog Fishery; Amendment 13 to the Surfclam and Ocean Quahog Fishery Management Plan
NMFS implements measures contained in Amendment 13 to the FMP (Amendment 13). Amendment 13 establishes: A new surfclam overfishing definition; multi-year fishing quotas; a mandatory vessel monitoring system (VMS), when such a system is economically viable; the ability to suspend or adjust the surfclam minimum size limit through a framework...
Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Revision to the Management of “Other Species” Community Development Quota
NMFS issues a final rule to modify the management of the ``other species'' Community Development Quota (CDQ) reserve by eliminating specific allocations of ``other species'' CDQ to individual CDQ managing organizations (CDQ groups) and, instead, allowing NMFS to manage the ``other species'' CDQ reserve with the general limitations used to manage...
Evidence Requirements for Assignment of Social Security Numbers (SSNs); Assignment of SSNs to Foreign Academic Students in F-1 Status
We propose to clarify our rules for assigning SSNs to foreign academic students in Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (BCIS, formerly the Immigration and Naturalization Service or INS) classification status F-1 (referred to throughout this preamble as F-1 students). Specifically, we propose to add additional evidentiary requirements...
The following are proposed amendments to the regulations governing the annual competition for James Madison Fellowships and the obligations of James Madison Fellows. These amendments would update and replace certain provisions of the Foundation's existing regulations as implemented by the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Act of 1986. These...
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), this notice announces the Agricultural Marketing Service's (AMS) intention to request an extension for and revision to a currently approved generic information collection for vegetables and specialty crop marketing order programs.