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USDA/FSA RIN: 0560-AG90 Publication ID: Spring 2013 
Title: Selection of Farm Service Agency (FSA) State and County Committees 
Abstract: This action is complete. The rule amended the regulations to implement the provisions of the 2002 Farm Bill relating to the establishment of FSA county, area, and local committees, which provides that committees have from 3 to 5 members, that they be representative of the producers in the area, and that the term of office not exceed 3 years. It also requires that the Secretary solicit nominations from organizations representing the interests of socially disadvantaged groups. Uniform guidelines for conducting elections that will ensure fair representation of socially disadvantaged groups were previously implemented. The Secretary may also ensure inclusion of socially disadvantaged farmers by appointing one additional voting member to a committee. The rule provides for election procedures, including nominations, opening of ballots, and reporting of results. Further, the rule eliminated community committees from the existing regulations. 
Agency: Department of Agriculture(USDA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Actions 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 7 CFR 7    7 CFR 710   
Legal Authority: PL 107-171   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Notice  08/17/2004  69 FR 51052   
Comment Period End  09/22/2004    
Notice  01/18/2005  70 FR 2837   
NPRM  11/28/2006  71 FR 68755   
Correction  01/12/2007  72 FR 1467   
NPRM Comment Period End  01/29/2007    
Interim Final Rule  06/05/2012  77 FR 33063   
Interim Final Rule Comment Period End  08/06/2012 
Interim Final Rule Effective  09/04/2012 
Final Rule  03/01/2013  78 FR 13771   
Final Rule Effective  03/01/2013 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
Public Comment URL:  
Sectors Affected: 11 Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Deirdre Holder
Team Lead, Regulatory Analysis and Paperwork Requirements Team
Department of Agriculture
Farm Production and Conservation Business Center, 1400 Independence Avenue SW,
Washington, DC 20250-0572
Phone:202 205-5851