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Federal Register

Vol. 76, No. 53

Friday, March 18, 2011


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FEDERAL LABOR RELATIONS AUTHORITY

5 CFR Part 5901

Supplemental Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Federal Labor Relations Authority

AGENCY: Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA). ACTION: Final rule.

SUMMARY: The Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA), with the concurrence of the Office of Government Ethics (OGE), is adopting as final, without change, the interim FLRA rule that supplements the executive-branch-wide Standards of Ethical Conduct (Standards) issued by OGE and, with certain exceptions, requires FLRA employees to obtain approval before engaging in outside employment. DATES: This final rule is effective March 18, 2011.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rosa M. Koppel, Solicitor, at rkoppel@flra.gov, fax: (202) 343-1007. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The FLRA published, with OGE concurrence, an interim rule in 75 FR 79261, on December 20, 2010, governing the conduct of FLRA employees and requested comments. No comments were received. The FLRA has determined, with OGE concurrence, to adopt the interim rule as final without change. The interim rule being adopted as final provides that an FLRA employee, other than a special Government employee, must obtain approval before engaging in outside employment. The rule defines outside employment and sets out the procedure for seeking approval. The rule also provides that the Designated Agency Ethics Official (DAEO) or alternate DAEO may exempt certain categories of employment from the prior approval requirement.

For a detailed section analysis of this final rule, see the preamble of the interim rule as published in 75 FR 79261.

Regulatory Flexibility Act

The FLRA has determined, pursuant to the Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. chapter 6, that this rulemaking will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities because it primarily affects FLRA employees.

Paperwork Reduction Act

The Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35, does not apply because this rulemaking does not contain information collection requirements subject to the approval of the Office of Management and Budget.

Congressional Review Act

The FLRA has determined that this rule is not a rule as defined in 5 U.S.C. 804, and thus, does not require review by Congress.

List of Subjects in 5 CFR Part 5901

Conflict of interest, Government employees.

Authority and Issuance

Accordingly, the Federal Labor Relations Authority, with the concurrence of the Office of Government Ethics, is adopting the interim rule adding 5 CFR chapter XLIX, consisting of part 5901, which was published at 75 FR 79261 on December 20, 2010, as a final rule without change.

Dated: March 9, 2011.

Carol Waller Pope,

Chairman, Federal Labor Relations Authority.

Approved: March 11, 2011.

Robert I. Cusick,

Director, Office of Government Ethics.

[FR Doc. 2011-6335 Filed 3-17-11; 8:45 am]

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Agricultural Marketing Service

7 CFR Part 1150

[Docket No. DA-08-07: AMS—DA-08-0050] RIN 0581—AC87

National Dairy Promotion and Research Program; Final Rule on Amendments to the Order

AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA.

ACTION: Final rule.

SUMMARY: This document implements amendments to the Dairy Promotion and Research Order (Order). This action is pursuant to the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (2002 Farm Bill) and the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (2008 Farm Bill). The 2002 Farm Bill mandates that the Order be amended to implement an assessment on imported dairy products to fund promotion and research and to add importer representation, initially two members, to the National Dairy Promotion and Research Board (Board). The 2008 Farm Bill specifies a mandatory assessment rate of 7.5 cents per hundredweight of milk, or equivalent thereof, on dairy products imported into the United States. This final rule, in accordance with the 2008 Farm Bill, also amends the term "United States" in the Dairy Production Stabilization Act of 1983 (Act) to mean all States, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Producers in these areas will be assessed 15 cents per hundredweight for all milk produced and marketed. DATES: Effective Dates: These amendments are effective April 1, 2011 except for §1150.152(b) which is effective August 1, 2011.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Whitney Rick, USDA, AMS, Dairy Programs, Promotion and Research Branch, Stop 0233—Room 2958—S, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250-0233, (202) 720­6909, Whitney.Rick@ams.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This final rule is being issued pursuant to the Dairy Production Stabilization Act of 1983 (7 U.S.C. 4501-4514), Public Law 98-180, enacted November 29, 1983, as amended May 13, 2002, by Public Law