Notice of Establishment of an Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Stakeholder Registry, 1825 [2013-00193]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 6 / Wednesday, January 9, 2013 / Notices Done in Washington, DC, this 2nd day of January, 2013. Kevin Shea, Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2013–00192 Filed 1–8–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2012–0088] Notice of Establishment of an Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Stakeholder Registry Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Persons interested in becoming subscribers or updating their subscriptions may access the expanded registry at: https:// public.govdelivery.com/accounts/ USDAAPHIS/subscriber/ topics?qsp=USDAAPHIS_1. Subscribers can also register or update their profiles by clicking on the red envelope on the APHIS home page at www.aphis.usda.gov. Questions concerning the APHIS stakeholder registry may be directed to the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Done in Washington, DC, this 2nd day of January, 2013. Kevin Shea, Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2013–00193 Filed 1–8–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P This notice announces the availability of a new Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service stakeholder registry. SUMMARY: Ms. Hallie Zimmers, Advisor for State and Stakeholder Relations, Legislative and Public Affairs, APHIS, room 1147, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250; (202) 799–7029. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has established an electronic stakeholder registry for individuals and organizations interested in receiving updates regarding APHIS announcements, activities, policies, regulations and services. Subscribers can choose from an array of topics covering all of APHIS’ program areas and once registered will receive information via email or text tailored to their specific interests. In addition to choosing topics of interest, subscribers may select how often they want to receive messages. APHIS’ Plant Protection and Quarantine and Veterinary Services programs are already using this subscription service to share information with stakeholders. By expanding the registry to include APHIS’ Animal Care, Biotechnology Regulatory Services, International Services, and Wildlife Services programs, we are adopting an agencywide approach toward increasing transparency and communication with our many and diverse stakeholders. To join the registry and receive messages, stakeholders must subscribe and provide an email address or telephone number. Stakeholders can update their profiles at any time using this same information. srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:39 Jan 08, 2013 Jkt 229001 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2012–0004] Importation of Fresh Barhi Dates From Israel Into the United States Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: We are advising the public that we have prepared a pest risk analysis that evaluates the risks associated with the importation of fresh dates of the cultivar Barhi from Israel into the United States. Based on that analysis, we have concluded that the application of one or more designated phytosanitary measures will be sufficient to mitigate the pest risk. In addition, we are advising the public that we have prepared a treatment evaluation document that describes a new treatment schedule for Ceratitis capitata in Barhi dates. We are making the pest risk assessment and treatment evaluation document available to the public for review and comment. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before March 11, 2013. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/ #!documentDetail;D=APHIS 2012-00040001. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2012–0004, Regulatory Analysis and Development, PPD, APHIS, Station SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1825 3A–03.8, 4700 River Road, Unit 118, Riverdale, MD 20737–1238. Supporting documents and any comments we receive on this docket may be viewed at http:// www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=APHIS 2012-0004 or in our reading room, which 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) 799–7039 before coming. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Marc Phillips, Import Specialist, Regulatory Coordination and Compliance, PPQ, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 156, Riverdale, MD 20737; (301) 851–2114. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Under the regulations in ‘‘Subpart— Fruits and Vegetables’’ (7 CFR 319.56– 1 through 319.56–57), the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) prohibits or restricts the importation of fruits and vegetables into the United States from certain parts of the world to prevent the introduction and dissemination of plant pests that are new to or not widely distributed 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. APHIS received a request from the Government of Israel to allow the importation of fresh dates (Phoenix dactylifera L.) of the cultivar Barhi to be imported into the United States. Currently, fresh Barhi dates are not authorized for entry from Israel. We completed a pest risk assessment (PRA) to identify pests of quarantine significance that could follow the pathway of importation if such imports were to be allowed. Based on the PRA, we then completed a risk management document (RMD) to identify phytosanitary measures that could be applied to mitigate the risks of introducing or disseminating the identified pests via the importation of Barhi dates from Israel. We have concluded that fresh Barhi dates can safely be imported into the United States from Israel using one or more of the five designated phytosanitary measures listed in § 319.56–4(b). These measures are that: E:\FR\FM\09JAN1.SGM 09JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 6 (Wednesday, January 9, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Page 1825]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-00193]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

[Docket No. APHIS-2012-0088]


Notice of Establishment of an Animal and Plant Health Inspection 
Service Stakeholder Registry

AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the availability of a new Animal and 
Plant Health Inspection Service stakeholder registry.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Hallie Zimmers, Advisor for State 
and Stakeholder Relations, Legislative and Public Affairs, APHIS, room 
1147, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250; (202) 799-
7029.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Animal and Plant Health Inspection 
Service (APHIS) has established an electronic stakeholder registry for 
individuals and organizations interested in receiving updates regarding 
APHIS announcements, activities, policies, regulations and services. 
Subscribers can choose from an array of topics covering all of APHIS' 
program areas and once registered will receive information via email or 
text tailored to their specific interests. In addition to choosing 
topics of interest, subscribers may select how often they want to 
receive messages.
    APHIS' Plant Protection and Quarantine and Veterinary Services 
programs are already using this subscription service to share 
information with stakeholders. By expanding the registry to include 
APHIS' Animal Care, Biotechnology Regulatory Services, International 
Services, and Wildlife Services programs, we are adopting an agency-
wide approach toward increasing transparency and communication with our 
many and diverse stakeholders.
    To join the registry and receive messages, stakeholders must 
subscribe and provide an email address or telephone number. 
Stakeholders can update their profiles at any time using this same 
information.
    Persons interested in becoming subscribers or updating their 
subscriptions may access the expanded registry at: https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDAAPHIS/subscriber/topics?qsp=USDAAPHIS_1. Subscribers can also register or update their 
profiles by clicking on the red envelope on the APHIS home page at 
www.aphis.usda.gov. Questions concerning the APHIS stakeholder registry 
may be directed to the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION 
CONTACT.

    Done in Washington, DC, this 2nd day of January, 2013.
Kevin Shea,
Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 2013-00193 Filed 1-8-13; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3410-34-P