Live Goats and Swine for Export; Removal of Certain Testing Requirements, 56912-56914 [2010-23235]

Download as PDF 56912 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 180 / Friday, September 17, 2010 / Proposed Rules Advance notice of proposed rulemaking. ACTION: The Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Grain Inspection, Packers, and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) is reviewing the United States Standards and grading procedures for Rough Rice, Brown Rice for Processing, and Milled Rice under the Agriculture Marketing Act of 1946 (AMA). Since the standards were last revised, numerous changes have occurred in the breeding and production practices of rice; the technology used to harvest, process, and test rice; and also rice marketing. To ensure that standards and official grading practices remain relevant, GIPSA invites interested parties to comment on whether the current rice standards and grading procedures need to be changed. DATES: Comments must be received on or before December 16, 2010. ADDRESSES: You may submit your written or electronic comments on this notice to: • Mail: Tess Butler, GIPSA, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Room 1643–S, Washington, DC 20250–3604. • E-Mail: comments.gipsa@usda.gov. • Fax: (202) 690–2173 • Internet: Go to https:// www.regulations.gov and follow the online instruction for submitting comments. All comments will become a matter of public record and should be identified as ‘‘United States Standards for Rough Rice, Brown Rice for Processing, and Milled Rice Notice Comments,’’ making reference to the date and page number of this issue of the Federal Register. Comments will be available for public inspection in the above office during regular business hours (7 CFR 1.27(b)). Please call the GIPSA Management Support Staff at (202) 720–7486 to make an appointment to read comments received. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Beverly A. Whalen at GIPSA, USDA, Beacon Facility, Stop 1404, P.O. Box 419205, Kansas City, MO 64131–6205; Telephone: (816) 823–4648; Fax Number: (816) 823–4644; e-mail: Beverly.A.Whalen@usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: wwoods2 on DSKDVH8Z91PROD with PROPOSALS-1 SUMMARY: Executive Order 12866 This rule has been determined to be exempt for the purposes of Executive Order 12866, and therefore has not been reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Under the authority of the AMA (7 U.S.C. 1621–1627), as amended, GIPSA establishes and maintains a variety of VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:08 Sep 16, 2010 Jkt 220001 quality and grade standards for agricultural commodities that define commodity quality in the domestic and global marketplace. Standards developed by GIPSA under the AMA include rice, whole dry peas, split peas, feed peas, lentils, and beans. The AMA standards are voluntary and widely used in private contracts, government procurement, marketing communication, and, for some commodities, consumer information. The U.S. Standards for Rough Rice, Brown Rice for Processing, and Milled Rice standards were last revised in 1993 (58 FR 68015) and appear in the regulations at 7 CFR 868.202–868.316. The standards facilitate the marketing of rice in foreign and domestic trade, and provide a uniform measure of quality by providing a common language to describe commodity attributes for U.S. producers, exporters and their customers. Official procedures for inspections are provided in GIPSA’s Rice Inspection Handbook for determining the various grading factors. To learn more about Rough Rice, Brown Rice for Processing, and Milled Rice standardization and quality, visit the GIPSA Web site at https:// www.gipsa.usda.gov. GIPSA inspects shipments of rice in accordance with AMA standards to establish the grade of the rice and issues inspection certificates for each shipment. GIPSA-issued certificates describing the quality and condition of graded rice are accepted as prima facie evidence in all Federal courts (7 U.S.C 1622(h). U.S. rice standards and the affiliated grading and testing services offered by GIPSA verify that a seller’s rice meets specified requirements, and ensure that customers receive the quality of rice they purchased. In addition to Federal usage, the rice standards are applied by one State and one private cooperator. In order for U.S. standards and grading procedures for Rough Rice, Brown Rice for Processing, and Milled Rice to remain relevant, GIPSA is issuing this advance notice of proposed rulemaking to invite interested parties to submit comments, ideas, and suggestions on all aspects of the U.S. rice standards and grading procedures. Authority: 7 U.S.C. 1621–1627. J. Dudley Butler, Administrator, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration. [FR Doc. 2010–23188 Filed 9–16–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–KD–P PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 9 CFR Part 91 [Docket No. APHIS-2009-0067] RIN 0579-AD18 Live Goats and Swine for Export; Removal of Certain Testing Requirements Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Proposed rule. AGENCY: We are proposing to amend the livestock exportation regulations to eliminate the requirement for pre-export tuberculosis and brucellosis testing of goats and breeding swine intended for export to countries that do not require such tests. This action would facilitate the exportation of goats and breeding swine by eliminating the need to conduct pre-export tuberculosis and brucellosis testing when the receiving country does not require such testing. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before November 16, 2010. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: ∑ Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to (https://www.regulations.gov/ fdmspublic/component/ main?main=DocketDetail&d=APHIS2009-0067) to submit or view comments and to view supporting and related materials available electronically. ∑ Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Please send one copy of your comment to Docket No. APHIS-2009-0067, 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. APHIS2009-0067. 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 (https://www.aphis.usda.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Antonio Ramirez, Senior Staff SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\17SEP1.SGM 17SEP1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 180 / Friday, September 17, 2010 / Proposed Rules Veterinarian, Technical Trade Services, National Center for Import and Export, VS, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 39, Riverdale, MD 20737-1231; (301) 7348364. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: wwoods2 on DSKDVH8Z91PROD with PROPOSALS-1 Background The regulations in 9 CFR part 91, ‘‘Inspection and Handling of Livestock for Exportation’’ (referred to below as the regulations), prescribe conditions for exporting animals from the United States. Section 91.6 requires that goats intended for exportation be tested for tuberculosis and, for some goats, brucellosis prior to export. Section 91.9 requires that breeding swine intended for exportation be tested for brucellosis prior to export. The regulations provide certain exceptions to the testing requirements for goats. Specifically, the regulations in § 91.6(a)(4) exempt goats being exported for immediate slaughter from complying with export requirements set forth in the section, including the testing requirements for tuberculosis and brucellosis. There are no exceptions to the brucellosis testing requirement for breeding swine in § 91.9. Some countries do not require that goats and breeding swine be tested for tuberculosis and brucellosis prior to export. Even in such cases, though, our regulations require that such testing be conducted. Thus, these requirements can create an unnecessary burden for producers when testing is not required to satisfy the import regulations of the country to which they are exporting goats and breeding swine. To relieve this unnecessary burden, we are proposing to amend the regulations to exempt goats and breeding swine from tuberculosis and brucellosis testing prior to export if such testing is not required by the receiving country. Specifically, we would amend paragraph (a)(4) of § 91.6 by adding provisions that would exempt all goats over 1 month of age being exported from the United States from that section’s tuberculosis testing requirements, if such testing is not required by the receiving country. We would also add provisions that would exempt dairy and breeding goats being exported from the United States from that section’s brucellosis testing requirements. For swine, we would add a new paragraph to § 91.9 to provide that breeding swine being exported from the United States do not have to be tested for brucellosis if such testing is not required by the receiving country. Currently, the provisions in § 91.9 are contained in a single paragraph (a); that VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:08 Sep 16, 2010 Jkt 220001 paragraph addresses both the condition that swine being exported from the United States have not been fed garbage at any time and the condition that breeding swine being exported from the United States test negative for brucellosis. In order to make the provisions of § 91.9 clearer, and in order to accommodate the paragraph with the proposed testing exemption, we would split the current paragraph (a) into two paragraphs. The proposed new paragraph concerning testing requirements would be added as paragraph (c). Executive Order 12866 and Regulatory Flexibility Act This proposed rule has been determined to be not significant for the purposes of Executive Order 12866 and, therefore, has not been reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget. We have prepared an economic analysis for this action. The economic analysis is posted with this proposed rule on the Regulations.gov Web site (see ADDRESSES above for instructions for accessing Regulations.gov) and may be obtained from the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. The analysis identifies live goat and swine exporters as the small entities most likely to be affected by this action and considers the costs associated with the elimination of tuberculosis and brucellosis testing requirements for goats and swine being exported to countries that do require such tests. Based on the information presented in the analysis, we expect that the goat and swine wholesale trading industry would experience a reduction in compliance costs as a result of this action although the savings would be small in comparison to the value of the animals being exported. Under these circumstances, the Administrator of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has determined that this action would not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. Executive Order 12372 This program/activity is listed in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance under No. 10.025 and is subject to Executive Order 12372, which requires intergovernmental consultation with State and local officials. (See 7 CFR part 3015, subpart V.) Executive Order 12988 This proposed rule has been reviewed under Executive Order 12988, Civil Justice Reform. If this proposed rule is adopted: (1) All State and local laws and PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 56913 regulations that are inconsistent with this rule will be preempted; (2) no retroactive effect will be given to this rule; and (3) administrative proceedings will not be required before parties may file suit in court challenging this rule. Paperwork Reduction Act This proposed rule contains no information collection or recordkeeping requirements under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). List of Subjects in 9 CFR Part 91 Animal diseases, Animal welfare, Exports, Livestock, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Transportation. ■ Accordingly, we propose to amend 9 CFR part 91 as follows: PART 91—INSPECTION AND HANDLING OF LIVESTOCK FOR EXPORTATION 1. The authority citation for part 91 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 7 U.S.C. 8301-8317; 19 U.S.C. 1644a(c); 21 U.S.C. 136, 136a, and 618; 46 U.S.C. 3901 and 3902; 7 CFR 2.22, 2.80, and 371.4. 2. In § 91.6, paragraph (a)(4) is revised to read as follows: ■ § 91.6 Goats. (a) * * * (4) Exemptions. (i) Goats exported for immediate slaughter need not comply with the requirements of paragraphs (a)(1), (a)(2), (a)(3), and (a)(5) of this section. (ii) Tuberculosis testing is not required for goats over 1 month of age exported to a country that does not require goats from the United States to be tested for tuberculosis as described in paragraph (a)(1) of this section. (iii) Brucellosis testing is not required for dairy and breeding goats exported to a country that does not require goats from the United Stated to be tested for brucellosis as described in paragraph (a)(1) of this section. * * * * * ■ 3. Section 91.9 is revised to read as follows: § 91.9 Swine. (a) No swine shall be exported if they were fed garbage at any time. The swine shall be accompanied by a certification from the owner stating that they were not fed garbage, and that any additions to the herd made within the 30 days immediately preceding the export shipment have been maintained isolated from the swine to be exported. E:\FR\FM\17SEP1.SGM 17SEP1 56914 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 180 / Friday, September 17, 2010 / Proposed Rules (b) Except as provided in paragraph (c) of this section, all breeding swine shall be tested for and show negative test results to brucellosis by a test prescribed in ‘‘Standard Agglutination Test Procedures for the Diagnosis of Brucellosis’’ or ‘‘Supplemental Test Procedures for the Diagnosis of Brucellosis.’’ The test results shall be classified negative in accordance with the provisions prescribed in the Recommended Brucellosis Eradication Uniform Methods and Rules, chapter 2, part II, G, 1, 2, and 3. (c) Breeding swine exported to a country that does not require breeding swine from the United States to be tested for brucellosis need not comply with the requirements of paragraph (b) of this section. (Approved by the Office of Management and Budget under control number 0579-0020) Done in Washington, DC, this 13th day of September 2010. Kevin Shea Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2010–23235 Filed 9–16–10: 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–S DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service fdmspublic/component/ main?main=DocketDetail&d=APHIS2009-0078) to submit or view comments and to view supporting and related materials available electronically. ∑ Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Please send one copy of your comment to Docket No. APHIS-2009-0078, 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. APHIS2009-0078. 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 (https://www.aphis.usda.gov). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Courtney Bronner Williams, Senior Staff Veterinarian, Technical Trade Services, National Center for Import and Export, VS, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 39, Riverdale, MD; 20737-1231; (301) 7348364. 9 CFR Part 91 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: [Docket No. APHIS-2009-0078] Background RIN 0579-AD25 The regulations in 9 CFR part 91, ‘‘Inspection and Handling of Livestock for Exportation’’ (referred to below as the regulations), prescribe conditions for exporting animals from the United States. The regulations state, among other things, that all animals, except animals exported by land to Canada or Mexico, must be exported through designated ports of embarkation, unless the exporter can show that the animals would suffer undue hardship if they were required to be moved to a designated port of embarkation. Paragraph (a) of § 91.14 lists ports that have been designated by the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) as having met the requirements for use as ports of embarkation. To receive such a designation from APHIS, a port must have an export inspection facility available for the inspection, holding, feeding, and watering of animals prior to exportation. Approved export inspection facilities, along with their contact information, are also listed in § 91.14(a). Under the regulations, export inspection facilities must meet the Removal of the List of Ports of Embarkation and Export Inspection Facilities from the Regulations Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Proposed rule. AGENCY: We are proposing to amend the live animal export regulations by removing the list of designated ports of embarkation and their associated export inspection facilities. As a result of this rulemaking, those ports and facilities would henceforth be listed on the Internet rather than in the regulations, thus enabling us to amend the list, when necessary, in a timelier manner than we can now and allowing us greater flexibility in regulating animal exports. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before November 16, 2010. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: ∑ Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to (https://www.regulations.gov/ wwoods2 on DSKDVH8Z91PROD with PROPOSALS-1 SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:08 Sep 16, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 standards contained in § 91.14(c) concerning physical construction requirements, facility size, inspection implements (e.g., pens and animal restraining devices), cleaning and disinfection, feed and water, access by inspectors, animal handling arrangements, testing and treatment of animals, facility location, disposal of animal wastes, lighting, office and restroom facilities, and walkways. Because the designated ports of embarkation and associated export inspection facilities are now listed in the regulations, the list can only be amended to add or remove ports or export inspection facilities or to update contact information by means of rulemaking. In order to allow for more timely changes, we are proposing to remove this list from the regulations. In its place, we would add a new paragraph (a) stating that all ports that have export inspection facilities that an APHIS veterinarian has determined satisfy the requirements of § 91.14(c) would be designated as ports of embarkation. The proposed paragraph would further state that the list of designated ports and inspection facilities can be obtained from an APHIS Veterinary Services area office or viewed on the Internet on the APHIS Web site. Finally, proposed paragraph (a) would provide, as does the introductory text of the existing paragraph (a), that all animals, except animals being exported by land to Mexico or Canada, must be exported through the listed ports or through other ports designated in special cases by the Administrator, as provided in § 91.14(b). We are also proposing some changes to § 91.14(d), which pertains to approval and denial, revocation, or suspension of approval of export inspection facilities. Currently, the paragraph states that approval of an export inspection facility will be denied or revoked if the facility fails to meet the standards contained in § 91.14(c). The operator of the facility is notified in writing if approval is denied or revoked, in the latter case, at least 60 days prior to the date of the proposed revocation. The written notice details the deficiencies of the facility, and the operator is given an opportunity to respond. Pending a final determination, approval of any facility may be denied or suspended by the Administrator when he has reason to believe that the facility does not meet the standards set forth in the regulations. The paragraph, as currently written, is somewhat ambiguous regarding the circumstances that may trigger a revocation of approval. In order to clarify the regulations and ensure that standards are being maintained at ports E:\FR\FM\17SEP1.SGM 17SEP1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 180 (Friday, September 17, 2010)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 56912-56914]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-23235]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

9 CFR Part 91

[Docket No. APHIS-2009-0067]
RIN 0579-AD18


Live Goats and Swine for Export; Removal of Certain Testing 
Requirements

AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.

ACTION: Proposed rule.

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SUMMARY: We are proposing to amend the livestock exportation 
regulations to eliminate the requirement for pre-export tuberculosis 
and brucellosis testing of goats and breeding swine intended for export 
to countries that do not require such tests. This action would 
facilitate the exportation of goats and breeding swine by eliminating 
the need to conduct pre-export tuberculosis and brucellosis testing 
when the receiving country does not require such testing.

DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before 
November 16, 2010.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to (https://www.regulations.gov/fdmspublic/component/main?main=DocketDetail&d=APHIS-2009-0067) to submit or view comments 
and to view supporting and related materials available electronically.
     Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Please send one copy of 
your comment to Docket No. APHIS-2009-0067, 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-2009-0067.
    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 (https://www.aphis.usda.gov).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Antonio Ramirez, Senior Staff

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Veterinarian, Technical Trade Services, National Center for Import and 
Export, VS, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 39, Riverdale, MD 20737-1231; 
(301) 734-8364.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    The regulations in 9 CFR part 91, ``Inspection and Handling of 
Livestock for Exportation'' (referred to below as the regulations), 
prescribe conditions for exporting animals from the United States. 
Section 91.6 requires that goats intended for exportation be tested for 
tuberculosis and, for some goats, brucellosis prior to export. Section 
91.9 requires that breeding swine intended for exportation be tested 
for brucellosis prior to export.
    The regulations provide certain exceptions to the testing 
requirements for goats. Specifically, the regulations in Sec.  
91.6(a)(4) exempt goats being exported for immediate slaughter from 
complying with export requirements set forth in the section, including 
the testing requirements for tuberculosis and brucellosis. There are no 
exceptions to the brucellosis testing requirement for breeding swine in 
Sec.  91.9.
    Some countries do not require that goats and breeding swine be 
tested for tuberculosis and brucellosis prior to export. Even in such 
cases, though, our regulations require that such testing be conducted. 
Thus, these requirements can create an unnecessary burden for producers 
when testing is not required to satisfy the import regulations of the 
country to which they are exporting goats and breeding swine. To 
relieve this unnecessary burden, we are proposing to amend the 
regulations to exempt goats and breeding swine from tuberculosis and 
brucellosis testing prior to export if such testing is not required by 
the receiving country.
    Specifically, we would amend paragraph (a)(4) of Sec.  91.6 by 
adding provisions that would exempt all goats over 1 month of age being 
exported from the United States from that section's tuberculosis 
testing requirements, if such testing is not required by the receiving 
country. We would also add provisions that would exempt dairy and 
breeding goats being exported from the United States from that 
section's brucellosis testing requirements.
    For swine, we would add a new paragraph to Sec.  91.9 to provide 
that breeding swine being exported from the United States do not have 
to be tested for brucellosis if such testing is not required by the 
receiving country.
    Currently, the provisions in Sec.  91.9 are contained in a single 
paragraph (a); that paragraph addresses both the condition that swine 
being exported from the United States have not been fed garbage at any 
time and the condition that breeding swine being exported from the 
United States test negative for brucellosis. In order to make the 
provisions of Sec.  91.9 clearer, and in order to accommodate the 
paragraph with the proposed testing exemption, we would split the 
current paragraph (a) into two paragraphs. The proposed new paragraph 
concerning testing requirements would be added as paragraph (c).

Executive Order 12866 and Regulatory Flexibility Act

    This proposed rule has been determined to be not significant for 
the purposes of Executive Order 12866 and, therefore, has not been 
reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget.
    We have prepared an economic analysis for this action. The economic 
analysis is posted with this proposed rule on the Regulations.gov Web 
site (see ADDRESSES above for instructions for accessing 
Regulations.gov) and may be obtained from the person listed under FOR 
FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.
    The analysis identifies live goat and swine exporters as the small 
entities most likely to be affected by this action and considers the 
costs associated with the elimination of tuberculosis and brucellosis 
testing requirements for goats and swine being exported to countries 
that do require such tests. Based on the information presented in the 
analysis, we expect that the goat and swine wholesale trading industry 
would experience a reduction in compliance costs as a result of this 
action although the savings would be small in comparison to the value 
of the animals being exported. Under these circumstances, the 
Administrator of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has 
determined that this action would not have a significant economic 
impact on a substantial number of small entities.

Executive Order 12372

    This program/activity is listed in the Catalog of Federal Domestic 
Assistance under No. 10.025 and is subject to Executive Order 12372, 
which requires intergovernmental consultation with State and local 
officials. (See 7 CFR part 3015, subpart V.)

Executive Order 12988

    This proposed rule has been reviewed under Executive Order 12988, 
Civil Justice Reform. If this proposed rule is adopted: (1) All State 
and local laws and regulations that are inconsistent with this rule 
will be preempted; (2) no retroactive effect will be given to this 
rule; and (3) administrative proceedings will not be required before 
parties may file suit in court challenging this rule.

Paperwork Reduction Act

    This proposed rule contains no information collection or 
recordkeeping requirements under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 
(44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.).

List of Subjects in 9 CFR Part 91

    Animal diseases, Animal welfare, Exports, Livestock, Reporting and 
recordkeeping requirements, Transportation.

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Accordingly, we propose to amend 9 CFR part 91 as follows:

PART 91--INSPECTION AND HANDLING OF LIVESTOCK FOR EXPORTATION

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1. The authority citation for part 91 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 7 U.S.C. 8301-8317; 19 U.S.C. 1644a(c); 21 U.S.C. 
136, 136a, and 618; 46 U.S.C. 3901 and 3902; 7 CFR 2.22, 2.80, and 
371.4.

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2. In Sec.  91.6, paragraph (a)(4) is revised to read as follows:


Sec.  91.6  Goats.

    (a) * * *
    (4) Exemptions. (i) Goats exported for immediate slaughter need not 
comply with the requirements of paragraphs (a)(1), (a)(2), (a)(3), and 
(a)(5) of this section.
    (ii) Tuberculosis testing is not required for goats over 1 month of 
age exported to a country that does not require goats from the United 
States to be tested for tuberculosis as described in paragraph (a)(1) 
of this section.
    (iii) Brucellosis testing is not required for dairy and breeding 
goats exported to a country that does not require goats from the United 
Stated to be tested for brucellosis as described in paragraph (a)(1) of 
this section.
* * * * *

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3. Section 91.9 is revised to read as follows:


Sec.  91.9  Swine.

    (a) No swine shall be exported if they were fed garbage at any 
time. The swine shall be accompanied by a certification from the owner 
stating that they were not fed garbage, and that any additions to the 
herd made within the 30 days immediately preceding the export shipment 
have been maintained isolated from the swine to be exported.

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    (b) Except as provided in paragraph (c) of this section, all 
breeding swine shall be tested for and show negative test results to 
brucellosis by a test prescribed in ``Standard Agglutination Test 
Procedures for the Diagnosis of Brucellosis'' or ``Supplemental Test 
Procedures for the Diagnosis of Brucellosis.'' The test results shall 
be classified negative in accordance with the provisions prescribed in 
the Recommended Brucellosis Eradication Uniform Methods and Rules, 
chapter 2, part II, G, 1, 2, and 3.
    (c) Breeding swine exported to a country that does not require 
breeding swine from the United States to be tested for brucellosis need 
not comply with the requirements of paragraph (b) of this section.
    (Approved by the Office of Management and Budget under control 
number 0579-0020)
    Done in Washington, DC, this 13\th\ day of September 2010.

Kevin Shea
Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 2010-23235 Filed 9-16-10: 8:45 am]
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