Lacey Act Implementation Plan; Definitions for Exempt and Regulated Articles, 66699 [2010-27425]

Download as PDF 66699 Proposed Rules Federal Register Vol. 75, No. 209 Friday, October 29, 2010 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of the proposed issuance of rules and regulations. The purpose of these notices is to give interested persons an opportunity to participate in the rule making prior to the adoption of the final rules. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Mr. George Balady, Senior Staff Officer, Quarantine Policy Analysis and Support, PPQ, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 60, Riverdale, MD 20737–1231; (301) 734–8295. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 7 CFR Part 357 [Docket No. APHIS–2009–0018] Lacey Act Implementation Plan; Definitions for Exempt and Regulated Articles Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Proposed rule; reopening of comment period. AGENCY: We are reopening the comment period for our proposed rule that would establish definitions for the terms ‘‘common cultivar’’ and ‘‘common food crop.’’ This action will allow interested persons additional time to prepare and submit comments. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before November 29, 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=APHIS2009-0018 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–2009–0018, 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– 2009–0018. 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 WReier-Aviles on DSKGBLS3C1PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: 14:09 Oct 28, 2010 On August 4, 2010, we published in the Federal Register (75 FR 46859–46861, Docket No. APHIS–2009–0018) a proposal to establish definitions for the terms ‘‘common cultivar’’ and ‘‘common food crop.’’ We proposed to establish these definitions in response to recent amendments to the Lacey Act, which expanded the protections of the Act to a broader range of plant species, extended its reach to encompass products, and require that importers submit a declaration at the time of importation for certain plants and plant products. Common cultivars and common food crops are among the categorical exemptions to the provisions of the Act. The Act does not define the terms ‘‘common cultivar’’ and ‘‘common food crop’’ but instead gives authority to the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of the Interior to define these terms by regulation. Comments on the proposed rule were required to be received on or before October 4, 2010. We are reopening the comment period on Docket No. APHIS– 2009–0018 for an additional 30 days. This action will allow interested persons additional time to prepare and submit comments. We will also consider all comments received between October 5, 2010 (the day after the close of the original comment period), and the date of this notice. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: RIN 0579–AD11 VerDate Mar<15>2010 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. Jkt 223001 Authority: 16 U.S.C. 3371 et seq.; 7 CFR 2.22, 2.80, and 371.2(d). Done in Washington, DC, this 25th day of October 2010. Kevin Shea, Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2010–27425 Filed 10–28–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Farm Service Agency 7 CFR Parts 761, 763, and 764 RIN 0560–AI03 Farm Loan Programs Loan Making Activities; Correction Farm Service Agency, USDA. Proposed rule; correction. AGENCY: ACTION: This document contains a correction to the proposed rule titled ‘‘Farm Loan Programs Loan Making Activities’’ that was published September 23, 2010. The Farm Service Agency (FSA) is correcting the Paperwork Reduction Act information since the information collection statement for special direct loan servicing was inadvertently omitted from the proposed rule. DATES: We will consider comments on the rule that we receive by November 22, 2010. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Connie Holman, Senior Loan Officer, USDA FSA LMD, STOP 0522, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250–0522, (202) 690– 0756; fax: (202) 720–6797; e-mail: connie.holman@wdc.usda.gov. Persons with disabilities or who require alternative means for communication (Braille, large print, audio tape, etc.) should contact the USDA Target Center at (202) 720–2600 (voice and TDD). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On September 23, 2010, FSA published a proposed rule (75 FR 57866–57880) to implement four provisions of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (2008 Farm Bill). There was an inadvertent omission of the Paperwork Reduction Act information for special direct loan servicing in the document. Although the proposed rule does not propose any changes to the 7 CFR part 766, the changes in the proposed rule for equine loans would require use of the forms currently approved for uses related to 7 CFR part 766. Therefore, FSA needs to correct the following information add to the proposed rule published on September 23, 2010. SUMMARY: Correction On page 57873, the following correction replaces the third sentences in the first paragraph under the heading E:\FR\FM\29OCP1.SGM 29OCP1

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Proposed Rules
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This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of 
the proposed issuance of rules and regulations. The purpose of these 
notices is to give interested persons an opportunity to participate in 
the rule making prior to the adoption of the final rules.

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Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 209 / Friday, October 29, 2010 / 
Proposed Rules

[[Page 66699]]



DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

7 CFR Part 357

[Docket No. APHIS-2009-0018]
RIN 0579-AD11


Lacey Act Implementation Plan; Definitions for Exempt and 
Regulated Articles

AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.

ACTION: Proposed rule; reopening of comment period.

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SUMMARY: We are reopening the comment period for our proposed rule that 
would establish definitions for the terms ``common cultivar'' and 
``common food crop.'' This action will allow interested persons 
additional time to prepare and submit comments.

DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before 
November 29, 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-2009-0018 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-2009-0018, 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-2009-0018.
    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: Mr. George Balady, Senior Staff 
Officer, Quarantine Policy Analysis and Support, PPQ, APHIS, 4700 River 
Road Unit 60, Riverdale, MD 20737-1231; (301) 734-8295.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On August 4, 2010, we published in the 
Federal Register (75 FR 46859-46861, Docket No. APHIS-2009-0018) a 
proposal to establish definitions for the terms ``common cultivar'' and 
``common food crop.'' We proposed to establish these definitions in 
response to recent amendments to the Lacey Act, which expanded the 
protections of the Act to a broader range of plant species, extended 
its reach to encompass products, and require that importers submit a 
declaration at the time of importation for certain plants and plant 
products. Common cultivars and common food crops are among the 
categorical exemptions to the provisions of the Act. The Act does not 
define the terms ``common cultivar'' and ``common food crop'' but 
instead gives authority to the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the 
U.S. Department of the Interior to define these terms by regulation.
    Comments on the proposed rule were required to be received on or 
before October 4, 2010. We are reopening the comment period on Docket 
No. APHIS-2009-0018 for an additional 30 days. This action will allow 
interested persons additional time to prepare and submit comments. We 
will also consider all comments received between October 5, 2010 (the 
day after the close of the original comment period), and the date of 
this notice.

    Authority:  16 U.S.C. 3371 et seq.; 7 CFR 2.22, 2.80, and 
371.2(d).

    Done in Washington, DC, this 25th day of October 2010.
Kevin Shea,
Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 2010-27425 Filed 10-28-10; 8:45 am]
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