Notice of Decision To Issue Permits for the Importation of Wall Rocket Leaves From the United Kingdom Into the Continental United States, 71415-71416 [2010-29500]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 225 / Tuesday, November 23, 2010 / Notices effects of Taos Ski Valley’s 2010 Master Development Plan—Phase 1 Projects. DATES: Comments concerning the scope of the analysis should be received by January 17, 2011. The draft environmental impact statement (draft EIS) is expected to be available for public review in August 2011 and the final environmental impact statement (final EIS) and record of decision (ROD) are expected in December 2011. ADDRESSES: Send written comments to Carson National Forest, Taos Ski Valley MDP—Phase 1 Projects, 208 Cruz Alta Road, Taos, NM 87571. Comments may also be sent via e-mail to commentssouthwestern-carson@fs.fed.us or facsimile to (575) 758–6213. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Additional information related to the proposed project can be obtained from the Forest’s Web page at: https:// www.fs.fed.us/r3/carson/. The Forest Service contact is Audrey Kuykendall, who can be reached at 575–758–6200. Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In 2010, Kendall Clark, Forest Supervisor for the Carson National Forest, accepted a new MDP for Taos Ski Valley, which provides a comprehensive plan for future improvements to the resort. Purpose and Need for Action: Taos Ski Valley has not made any significant infrastructural or qualitative improvements within its permit area over the past two decades. In order to remain economically viable in the competitive destination skier/rider market and continue to provide a quality recreational experience into the future, TSV needs to refocus on meeting its guests’ demands and expectations. The proposed action is designed to address TSV’s economic and recreational needs within its existing permit area. These needs are: 1. Lift service to high-alpine, advanced intermediate and expert terrain. 2. Access to heavily treed portions of the existing permit area. 3. Quality alternative winter and summer activities. 4. A more efficient lift network. 5. Better resort access. 6. Improved vehicular circulation throughout the day parking lots. Proposed Action: In order to meet the purpose and need, the Forest Service is proposing several projects within TSV’s existing special use permit boundary VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:02 Nov 22, 2010 Jkt 223001 administered by the Carson National Forest. The proposed action includes: —Developing two new lift-served, gladed areas—the Minnesota Glades and the Wild West Glades (approx. 108 ac). These areas would be accessible by both new and proposed lifts. —Installing a new bottom-drive, fixedgrip chairlift—the Main Street Lift—to service approximately 63 acres of terrain above Chair 4 that are currently only accessible by an approximate 45-minute hike along Highline Ridge. The proposed Main Street Lift would provide low capacity lift service up to an elevation of 12,466 feet. —Installing a new bottom-drive, fixedgrip chairlift—the Ridge Lift—to access existing terrain off West Basin Ridge as well, as the proposed Wild West Glades. Round-trip skiing/riding this terrain would require use of the existing Lift 8, as well as the proposed Ridge Lift. —Constructing a dedicated snowtubing facility—the Adventure Center— within the northwestern portion of the SUP area. The Adventure Center would include yurts for guest services, a carpet conveyor lift serving four tubing lanes, and a small building for tube storage. A shuttle would provide access to the Taos Adventure Center from TSV’s base area, and parking spaces in TSV’s existing day lots would be dedicated for Adventure Center guests. —Establishing a 2-mile (approx.) network of marked interpretive snowshoeing trails beginning near the Adventure Center to supplement nonsliding winter activities. —Constructing a 3.6-mile, lift served mountain bike trail between the top of Lift 1 and the base area to provide alternative summer recreational activities. —Reconfiguring the existing parking lots to better accommodate traffic circulation and pedestrian access to the base area. The Bear and Bison lots would be reconfigured to allow the Bison lot to become a thoroughfare. —Constructing an extra parking bay north of the Armadillo lot. The reconfiguration and extra parking bay would have no net gain or loss of day parking. —Replacing Lifts 4, 5, and 7, which are antiquated and in need of modernizing and upgrading. Responsible Official: The responsible official is Kendall Clark, Forest Supervisor for the Carson National Forest. Nature of Decision To Be Made: Based on the analysis that will be documented PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 71415 in the forthcoming EIS, the responsible official will decide whether or not to implement, in whole or in part, the proposed action or another alternative that may be developed by the Forest Service as a result of scoping. Scoping Process: This notice of intent initiates the scoping process, which guides the development of the environmental impact statement. The Forest Service is soliciting comments from Federal, State and local agencies and other individuals or organizations that may be interested in or affected by implementation of the proposed projects. Public questions and comments regarding this proposal are an integral part of this environmental analysis process. Input provided by interested and/or affected individuals, organizations and governmental agencies will be used to identify resource issues that will be analyzed in the draft EIS. The Forest Service will identify significant issues raised during the scoping process, and use them to formulate alternatives, prescribe mitigation measures and project design features, or analyze environmental effects. It is important that reviewers provide their comments at such times and in such manner that they are useful to the agency’s preparation of the environmental impact statement. Therefore, comments should be provided prior to the close of the comment period and should clearly articulate the reviewer’s concerns and contentions. Comments received in response to this solicitation, including names and addresses of those who comment, will be part of the public record for this proposed action. Comments submitted anonymously will be accepted and considered, however. Dated: November 16, 2010. Kendall Clark, Carson National Forest Supervisor. [FR Doc. 2010–29456 Filed 11–22–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2010–0027] Notice of Decision To Issue Permits for the Importation of Wall Rocket Leaves From the United Kingdom Into the Continental United States Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\23NON1.SGM 23NON1 71416 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 225 / Tuesday, November 23, 2010 / Notices We are advising the public of our decision to begin issuing permits for the importation into the continental United States of wall rocket leaves from the United Kingdom. Based on the findings of a pest risk analysis, which we made available to the public for review and comment through a previous notice, we believe that the application of one or more designated phytosanitary measures will be sufficient to mitigate the risks of introducing or disseminating plant pests or noxious weeds via the importation of wall rocket leaves from the United Kingdom. SUMMARY: DATES: Effective Date: November 23, 2010. Ms. Claudia Ferguson, Regulatory Policy Specialist, Regulatory Coordination and Compliance, PPQ, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 133, Riverdale, MD 20737– 1236; (301) 734–0627. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES Background Under the regulations in ‘‘SubpartFruits and Vegetables’’ (7 CFR 319.56–1 through 319.56–50, 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 of the regulations contains a performance-based process for approving the importation of commodities that, based on the findings of a pest risk analysis (PRA), can be safely imported subject to one or more of the designated phytosanitary measures listed in paragraph (b) of that section. Under that process, APHIS publishes a notice in the Federal Register announcing the availability of the PRA that evaluates the risks associated with the importation of a particular fruit or vegetable. Following the close of the 60-day comment period, APHIS may begin issuing permits for importation of the fruit or vegetable subject to the identified designated measures if: (1) No comments were received on the PRA; (2) the comments on the PRA revealed that no changes to the PRA were necessary; or (3) changes to the PRA were made in response to public comments, but the changes did not affect the overall conclusions of the analysis and the Administrator’s determination of risk. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:02 Nov 22, 2010 Jkt 223001 In accordance with that process, we published a notice 1 in the Federal Register on July 8, 2010 (75 FR 39203– 39204, Docket No. APHIS–2010–0027), in which we announced the availability, for review and comment, of a PRA that evaluates the risks associated with the importation into the continental United States of wall rocket (Diplotaxis tenuifolia (L)) leaves from the United Kingdom. We solicited comments on the notice for 60 days ending on September 7, 2010. We received one comment by that date, from a State department of agriculture. The PRA concluded that there was a low likelihood of the leafminer pests associated with wall rocket leaves from the United Kingdom escaping detection at the port of entry. The commenter stated that the likelihood of eggs or early instars with no or difficult-to-detect mines being present or of interior plant parts being infested would allow some immature pests to escape detection. We acknowledge that eggs or very early instars may be present with tunnels too small to be seen. However, after wall rocket leaves have been harvested and enter the commercial consumption pathway, they are generally refrigerated, so it would be unlikely that the eggs or early instar larvae could complete development. Thus, there is a low risk associated with the life stages of these pests that might escape detection. The PRA also concluded that there is a low likelihood of the pests associated with wall rocket leaves from the United Kingdom coming into contact with host material suitable for reproduction. The commenter stated that, because of the highly polyphagous nature of leafminers, if egg- or larva-infested commodity arrives in the United States, there is a high probability of adults emerging and coming into contact with suitable hosts in favorable environments, such as the one in the commenter’s State. The majority of this commodity will be consumed and any plant material not consumed will be disposed of in environments not suitable for pest escape. In addition, the cut commodity rapidly wilts and desiccates, preventing the complete development of the insect. Taking into consideration the fact that both pests are poor flyers with relatively short lifespans, we have concluded that the low rating for this risk element is appropriate. As such, we have 1 To view the notice, the PRA, and the comment we received, go to https://www.regulations.gov/ fdmspublic/component/ main?main=DocketDetail&d=APHIS–2010–0027. PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 determined that no changes to the PRA are necessary based on the comment. Therefore, in accordance with the regulations in § 319.56–4(c)(2)(ii), we are announcing our decision to begin issuing permits for the importation into the continental United States of wall rocket leaves from the United Kingdom subject to the following phytosanitary measures: • Each consignment of wall rocket leaves must be accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate issued by the Department of Environment Food and Rural Affairs with the following additional declaration: ‘‘Wall rocket leaves in this consignment were inspected and found free from Chromatomyia horticola and Liriomyza strigata.’’ • The wall rocket leaves must be imported as commercial consignments only. These conditions will be listed in the Fruits and Vegetables Import Requirements database (available at https://www.aphis.usda.gov/favir). In addition to those specific measures, wall rocket leaves from the United Kingdom will be subject to the general requirements listed in § 319.56–3 that are applicable to the importation of all fruits and vegetables. 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 17th day of November 2010. Kevin Shea, Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2010–29500 Filed 11–22–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Title: Coast Pilot Report. OMB Control Number: 0648–0007. Form Number(s): NOAA 77–6. 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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

[Docket No. APHIS-2010-0027]


Notice of Decision To Issue Permits for the Importation of Wall 
Rocket Leaves From the United Kingdom Into the Continental United 
States

AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: We are advising the public of our decision to begin issuing 
permits for the importation into the continental United States of wall 
rocket leaves from the United Kingdom. Based on the findings of a pest 
risk analysis, which we made available to the public for review and 
comment through a previous notice, we believe that the application of 
one or more designated phytosanitary measures will be sufficient to 
mitigate the risks of introducing or disseminating plant pests or 
noxious weeds via the importation of wall rocket leaves from the United 
Kingdom.

DATES: Effective Date: November 23, 2010.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Claudia Ferguson, Regulatory 
Policy Specialist, Regulatory Coordination and Compliance, PPQ, APHIS, 
4700 River Road Unit 133, Riverdale, MD 20737-1236; (301) 734-0627.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    Under the regulations in ``Subpart-Fruits and Vegetables'' (7 CFR 
319.56-1 through 319.56-50, 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 of the regulations contains a performance-based 
process for approving the importation of commodities that, based on the 
findings of a pest risk analysis (PRA), can be safely imported subject 
to one or more of the designated phytosanitary measures listed in 
paragraph (b) of that section. Under that process, APHIS publishes a 
notice in the Federal Register announcing the availability of the PRA 
that evaluates the risks associated with the importation of a 
particular fruit or vegetable. Following the close of the 60-day 
comment period, APHIS may begin issuing permits for importation of the 
fruit or vegetable subject to the identified designated measures if: 
(1) No comments were received on the PRA; (2) the comments on the PRA 
revealed that no changes to the PRA were necessary; or (3) changes to 
the PRA were made in response to public comments, but the changes did 
not affect the overall conclusions of the analysis and the 
Administrator's determination of risk.
    In accordance with that process, we published a notice \1\ in the 
Federal Register on July 8, 2010 (75 FR 39203-39204, Docket No. APHIS-
2010-0027), in which we announced the availability, for review and 
comment, of a PRA that evaluates the risks associated with the 
importation into the continental United States of wall rocket 
(Diplotaxis tenuifolia (L)) leaves from the United Kingdom. We 
solicited comments on the notice for 60 days ending on September 7, 
2010. We received one comment by that date, from a State department of 
agriculture.
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    \1\ To view the notice, the PRA, and the comment we received, go 
to https://www.regulations.gov/fdmspublic/component/main?main=DocketDetail&d=APHIS-2010-0027.
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    The PRA concluded that there was a low likelihood of the leafminer 
pests associated with wall rocket leaves from the United Kingdom 
escaping detection at the port of entry. The commenter stated that the 
likelihood of eggs or early instars with no or difficult-to-detect 
mines being present or of interior plant parts being infested would 
allow some immature pests to escape detection.
    We acknowledge that eggs or very early instars may be present with 
tunnels too small to be seen. However, after wall rocket leaves have 
been harvested and enter the commercial consumption pathway, they are 
generally refrigerated, so it would be unlikely that the eggs or early 
instar larvae could complete development. Thus, there is a low risk 
associated with the life stages of these pests that might escape 
detection.
    The PRA also concluded that there is a low likelihood of the pests 
associated with wall rocket leaves from the United Kingdom coming into 
contact with host material suitable for reproduction. The commenter 
stated that, because of the highly polyphagous nature of leafminers, if 
egg- or larva-infested commodity arrives in the United States, there is 
a high probability of adults emerging and coming into contact with 
suitable hosts in favorable environments, such as the one in the 
commenter's State.
    The majority of this commodity will be consumed and any plant 
material not consumed will be disposed of in environments not suitable 
for pest escape. In addition, the cut commodity rapidly wilts and 
desiccates, preventing the complete development of the insect. Taking 
into consideration the fact that both pests are poor flyers with 
relatively short lifespans, we have concluded that the low rating for 
this risk element is appropriate. As such, we have determined that no 
changes to the PRA are necessary based on the comment.
    Therefore, in accordance with the regulations in Sec.  319.56-
4(c)(2)(ii), we are announcing our decision to begin issuing permits 
for the importation into the continental United States of wall rocket 
leaves from the United Kingdom subject to the following phytosanitary 
measures:
     Each consignment of wall rocket leaves must be accompanied 
by a phytosanitary certificate issued by the Department of Environment 
Food and Rural Affairs with the following additional declaration: 
``Wall rocket leaves in this consignment were inspected and found free 
from Chromatomyia horticola and Liriomyza strigata.''
     The wall rocket leaves must be imported as commercial 
consignments only.
    These conditions will be listed in the Fruits and Vegetables Import 
Requirements database (available at https://www.aphis.usda.gov/favir). 
In addition to those specific measures, wall rocket leaves from the 
United Kingdom will be subject to the general requirements listed in 
Sec.  319.56-3 that are applicable to the importation of all fruits and 
vegetables.

    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 17th day of November 2010.
Kevin Shea,
Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 2010-29500 Filed 11-22-10; 8:45 am]
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