Conservation Security Program; Correction, 26361 [E8-10360]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 91 / Friday, May 9, 2008 / Notices We will consider all comments that we receive on or before July 8, 2008. DATES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/fdmspublic/ component/ main?main=DocketDetail&d=APHIS2008-0065 to submit or view comments and to view supporting and related materials available electronically. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Please send two copies of your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2008–0065, Regulatory Analysis and Development, PPD, APHIS, Station 3A–03.8, 4700 River Road, Unit 118, Riverdale, MD 20737–1238. Please state that your comment refers to Docket No. APHIS– 2008–0065. Reading Room: You may read any comments that we receive on this docket in our reading room. The reading room is located in Room 1141 of the USDA South Building, 14th Street and Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC. Normal reading room hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. To be sure someone is there to help you, please call (202) 690–2817 before coming. Other Information: Additional information about APHIS and its programs is available on the Internet at http://www.aphis.usda.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Alex Belano, Import Specialist, Commodity Import Analysis and Operation Staff, PPQ, APHIS, 4700 River Road, Unit 133, Riverdale, MD 20737–1231; (301) 734–5333. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Background Under the regulations in ‘‘SubpartFruits and Vegetables’’ (7 CFR 319.56 through 319.56–47, referred to below as the regulations), the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture prohibits or restricts the importation of fruits and vegetables into the United States from certain parts of the world to prevent plant pests from being introduced into and spread within the United States. Section 319.56–4 contains a performance-based process for approving the importation of commodities that, based on the findings of a pest risk analysis, can be safely imported subject to one or more of the designated phytosanitary measures listed in paragraph (b) of that section. These measures are: VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:01 May 08, 2008 Jkt 214001 • The fruits or vegetables are subject to inspection upon arrival in the United States and comply with all applicable provisions of § 319.56–3; • The fruits or vegetables are imported from a pest-free area in the country of origin that meets the requirements of § 319.56–5 for freedom from that pest and are accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate stating that the fruits or vegetables originated in a pest-free area in the country of origin; • The fruits or vegetables are treated in accordance with 7 CFR part 305; • The fruits or vegetables are inspected in the country of origin by an inspector or an official of the national plant protection organization of the exporting country, and have been found free of one or more specific quarantine pests identified by the risk analysis as likely to follow the import pathway; and/or • The fruits or vegetables are a commercial consignment. APHIS received a request from the Government of Vietnam to allow the importation of dragon fruit from Vietnam into the continental United States. We have completed a pest risk assessment to identify pests of quarantine significance that could follow the pathway of importation into the United States and, based on that pest risk assessment, have prepared a risk management analysis to identify phytosanitary measures that could be applied to the commodity to mitigate the pest risk. We have concluded that dragon fruit can be safely imported into the continental United States from Vietnam using one or more of the five designated phytosanitary measures listed in § 319.56–4(b). Therefore, in accordance with § 319.56–4(c), we are announcing the availability of our pest risk analysis for public review and comment. The pest risk analysis may be viewed on the Regulations.gov Web site or in our reading room (see ADDRESSES above for instructions for accessing Regulations.gov and information on the location and hours of the reading room). You may request paper copies of the pest risk analysis by calling or writing to the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Please refer to the subject of the pest risk analysis when requesting copies. After reviewing the comments we receive, we will announce our decision regarding the import status of dragon fruit from Vietnam in a subsequent notice. If the overall conclusions of the analysis and the Administrator’s determination of risk remain unchanged following our consideration of the comments, then we will begin issuing permits for importation of dragon fruit PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 26361 from Vietnam into the continental United States subject to the requirements specified in the risk management analysis. Authority: 7 U.S.C. 450, 7701–7772, and 7781–7786; 21 U.S.C. 136 and 136a; 7 CFR 2.22, 2.80, and 371.3. Done in Washington, DC, this 5th day of May 2008. Cindy Smith, Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. E8–10442 Filed 5–8–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Commodity Credit Corporation Natural Resources Conservation Service Conservation Security Program; Correction Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC), USDA. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice; Extension SUMMARY: NRCS and CCC published in the Federal Register on April 10, 2008, (73 FR 19456), a document stating ‘‘Notice of the Conservation Security Program, (CSP–08–01) sign up.’’ This notice extends the sign-up period end date from May 16, 2008, to May 30, 2008, in the SUMMARY and SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION sections of the previously published document. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dwayne Howard, Branch Chief— Stewardship Programs, Financial Assistance Programs Division, NRCS, Post Office Box 2890, Washington, DC 20013–2890; telephone: (202) 720–1845; fax: (202) 720–4265. Submit via e-mail to: dwayne.howard@wdc.usda.gov, with subject line of ‘‘Attention: Conservation Security Program.’’ Signed in Washington, DC, on April 30, 2008. Arlen L. Lancaster, Chief, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Vice President, Commodity Credit Corporation. [FR Doc. E8–10360 Filed 5–8–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–16–P E:\FR\FM\09MYN1.SGM 09MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 91 (Friday, May 9, 2008)]
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[FR Doc No: E8-10360]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Commodity Credit Corporation

Natural Resources Conservation Service


Conservation Security Program; Correction

AGENCY: Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Commodity 
Credit Corporation (CCC), USDA.

ACTION: Notice; Extension

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SUMMARY: NRCS and CCC published in the Federal Register on April 10, 
2008, (73 FR 19456), a document stating ``Notice of the Conservation 
Security Program, (CSP-08-01) sign up.'' This notice extends the sign-
up period end date from May 16, 2008, to May 30, 2008, in the SUMMARY 
and SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION sections of the previously published 
document.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dwayne Howard, Branch Chief--
Stewardship Programs, Financial Assistance Programs Division, NRCS, 
Post Office Box 2890, Washington, DC 20013-2890; telephone: (202) 720-
1845; fax: (202) 720-4265. Submit via e-mail to: 
dwayne.howard@wdc.usda.gov, with subject line of ``Attention: 
Conservation Security Program.''

    Signed in Washington, DC, on April 30, 2008.
Arlen L. Lancaster,
Chief, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Vice President, 
Commodity Credit Corporation.
[FR Doc. E8-10360 Filed 5-8-08; 8:45 am]
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