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Download as PDF 72859 Notices Federal Register Vol. 78, No. 233 Wednesday, December 4, 2013 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency statements of organization and functions are examples of documents appearing in this section. AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION Public Quarterly Meeting of the Board of Directors United States African Development Foundation. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: The U.S. African Development Foundation (USDAF) will hold its quarterly meeting of the Board of Directors to discuss the agency’s programs and administration. DATES: The meeting will be held on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 2 p.m. and will last until 3:30 p.m. of the same day. ADDRESSES: This meeting will be held via teleconference. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rabayah Akhter, 202–233–8811. SUMMARY: Authority: Public Law 96–533 (22 U.S.C. 290h). Dated: November 26, 2013. Doris Mason Martin, General Counsel. [FR Doc. 2013–28986 Filed 12–3–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6117–01–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2013–0064] EMCDONALD on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Concurrence With OIE Risk Designations for Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: We are advising the public of our preliminary concurrence with the World Organization for Animal Health’s (OIE) bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) risk designations SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:09 Dec 03, 2013 Jkt 232001 for 14 regions. The OIE recognizes these regions as being of either negligible risk for BSE or of controlled risk for BSE. We are taking this action based on our review of information supporting the OIE’s risk designations for these regions. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before February 3, 2014. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/ #!documentDetail;D=APHIS-2013-00640001. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2013–0064, Regulatory Analysis and Development, PPD, APHIS, Station 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-2013-0064 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: Dr. Silvia Kreindel, Senior Staff Veterinarian, Regionalization Evaluation Services, National Center for Import and Export, VS, APHIS, 4700 River Road, Unit 38, Riverdale, MD 20737–1231; (301) 851–3300. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background As amended by a final rule published in today’s Federal Register (see ‘‘Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy; Importation of Bovines and Bovine Products,’’ Docket No. APHIS–2008– 0010), the regulations in 9 CFR part 92 subpart B, ‘‘Importation of Animals and Animal Products; Procedures for Requesting BSE Risk Status Classification With Regard To Bovines’’ (referred to below as the regulations), set forth the process by which the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) classifies regions for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) risk. Section 92.5 of the regulations provides that all countries of the world are PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 considered by APHIS to be in one of three BSE risk categories: Negligible risk, controlled risk, or undetermined risk. These risk categories are defined in § 92.1. Any region that is not classified by APHIS as presenting either negligible risk or controlled risk for BSE is considered to present an undetermined risk. The list of those regions classified by APHIS as having either negligible risk or controlled risk can be accessed on the APHIS Web site at http:// www.aphis.usda.gov/import_export/ animals/animal_disease_status.shtml. The list can also be obtained by writing to APHIS at National Import Export Services, 4700 River Road Unit 38, Riverdale, MD 20737. Under the regulations, APHIS may classify a region for BSE in one of two ways. One way is for countries that have not received a risk classification from the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) to request classification by APHIS. The other way is for APHIS to concur with the classification given to a country by the OIE. If the OIE has classified a country as either BSE negligible risk or BSE controlled risk, APHIS will seek information to support concurrence with the OIE classification. This information may be publicly available information, or APHIS may request that countries supply the same information given to the OIE. APHIS will announce in the Federal Register, subject to public comment, its intent to concur with an OIE classification. In accordance with this process, we are giving notice in this document that APHIS intends to concur with the OIE risk classifications of the following countries: • Regions of negligible risk for BSE: Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Colombia, Israel, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Singapore, Slovenia. • Regions of controlled risk for BSE: Bulgaria, Costa Rica, Croatia, Nicaragua, Taiwan. The OIE recommendations regarding each of the above countries can be viewed at http://www.oie.int/animalhealth-in-the-world/official-diseasestatus/bse/list-of-bse-risk-status/. The conclusions of the OIE scientific commission for these countries can be viewed at: Austria: http://www.oie.int/fileadmin/ Home/eng/Internationa_Standard_ Setting/docs/pdf/SCAD/A_SCAD_ Feb2012.pdf (page 46). E:\FR\FM\04DEN1.SGM 04DEN1

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This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules 
or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings 
and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, 
delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency 
statements of organization and functions are examples of documents 
appearing in this section.

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AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION


Public Quarterly Meeting of the Board of Directors

AGENCY: United States African Development Foundation.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. African Development Foundation (USDAF) will hold its 
quarterly meeting of the Board of Directors to discuss the agency's 
programs and administration.

DATES: The meeting will be held on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 2 
p.m. and will last until 3:30 p.m. of the same day.

ADDRESSES: This meeting will be held via teleconference.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rabayah Akhter, 202-233-8811.

    Authority:  Public Law 96-533 (22 U.S.C. 290h).

    Dated: November 26, 2013.
Doris Mason Martin,
General Counsel.
[FR Doc. 2013-28986 Filed 12-3-13; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6117-01-P