November 7, 2014
US DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES & US DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Announcement of the Sixth 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Meeting
SUMMARY: As stipulated by the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), is hereby giving notice that a meeting of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) will be held and will be open to the public by Internet access only.
November 14, 2014
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS;
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
Definition of ``Waters of the United States'' Under the Clean
Water Act Proposed Rule; Notice of Availability
SUMMARY: This document announces the availability of the Science Advisory Board's (SAB) final peer review of the EPA's draft report Connectivity of Streams and Wetlands to Downstream Waters: A Review and Synthesis. This document has been placed in the docket for the EPA and the Corps proposed rule ``Definition of `Waters of the United States' Under the Clean Water Act.''
January 20, 2015
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Food and Nutrition Service
Requirements for the Distribution and Control of Donated Foods
SUMMARY: This rule proposes to revise and clarify requirements to ensure that USDA donated foods are distributed, stored, and managed in the safest, most efficient, and cost-effective manner, at State and recipient agency levels. The rule would also reduce administrative and reporting requirements for State distributing agencies, revise or clarify regulatory provisions relating to accountability for donated foods, and rewrite much of the regulations in a more user-friendly, ``plain language,'' format. Lastly, the rule proposes to revise and clarify specific requirements to conform more closely to related requirements elsewhere in the Code of Federal Regulations. In formulating the proposals, the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) has utilized input received from program administrators, industry representatives, and other organizations at national conferences and other meetings, and through email or other routine communications with such parties.
October 23, 2014
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Agricultural Marketing Service
Transportation and Marketing Program: Notice of Guidance
Regarding the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program, Multi-State Project Competition
SUMMARY: The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is announcing the availability of a guidance document intended for use by State departments of agriculture entitled: Specialty Crop Block Grant Program, Multi-State Project Competition. This guidance document is intended to inform the public of the Transportation Marketing Program's (TM) current thinking on this topic and will be used to develop a Request for Applications (RFA).
November 13, 2014
Food and Drug Administration, HHS
Food and Drug Administration Food Safety Modernization Act;
SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing a public meeting to discuss proposed revisions to four rules originally proposed in 2013 to implement the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).