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USDA/FAS RIN: 0551-AA96 Publication ID: Fall 2019 
Title: Foreign Market Development (Cooperator) Program 

FAS would like to amend the Cooperator program regulations 7 CFR part 1484, which were last updated in 2000, to remove the requirement that FAS post the application announcements in the Federal Register. In place of a Federal Register notice, FAS would like to follow the grant administration best practice of posting application announcements on FAS proposes to strike the language in the Federal Register from 7 CFR 1484.20, "How can my organization apply to the Cooperator program?" and 7 CFR 1484.22, "How are Cooperator program funds allocated?"

Also, FAS would like to make conforming edits to the Foreign Market Development (FMD) regulation text to remedy instances where the Office of General Counsel (OGC) has identified that the regulations are out of conformance with 2 CFR 200, which was enacted subsequent to the last major revision of the FMD regulations.

Agency: Department of Agriculture(USDA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Not subject to, not significant 
CFR Citation: 7 CFR 1484   
Legal Authority: Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Final Rule  12/00/2019 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Connie Ehrhart
Management Analyst
Department of Agriculture
Foreign Agricultural Service
1400 Independence Avenue SW,
Washington, DC 20250
Phone:202 690-1578