Asian Longhorned Beetle; Quarantined Areas in New Jersey, 41877 [2014-16924]

Download as PDF 41877 Rules and Regulations Federal Register Vol. 79, No. 138 Friday, July 18, 2014 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains regulatory documents having general applicability and legal effect, most of which are keyed to and codified in the Code of Federal Regulations, which is published under 50 titles pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 1510. The Code of Federal Regulations is sold by the Superintendent of Documents. Prices of new books are listed in the first FEDERAL REGISTER issue of each week. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 7 CFR Part 301 [Docket No. APHIS–2013–0078] Asian Longhorned Beetle; Quarantined Areas in New Jersey Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Affirmation of interim rule as final rule. AGENCY: We are adopting as a final rule, without change, an interim rule that amended the Asian longhorned beetle regulations by removing portions of Middlesex and Union Counties, NJ, from the list of quarantined areas based on our determination that those areas meet our criteria for removal. The interim rule was necessary to relieve restrictions that are no longer necessary because there are no longer any areas in New Jersey that are quarantined because of Asian longhorned beetle. DATES: Effective on July 18, 2014, we are adopting as a final rule the interim rule published at 79 FR 17387–17388 on March 28, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Claudia Ferguson, Senior Regulatory Policy Specialist, Regulatory Coordination and Compliance, PPQ, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 133, Riverdale, MD 20737–1236; (301) 851– 2352. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with RULES Background The Asian longhorned beetle (ALB, Anoplophora glabripennis), an insect native to China, Japan, Korea, and the Isle of Hainan, is a destructive pest of hardwood trees. The ALB regulations in 7 CFR 301.51–1 through 301.51–9 (referred to below as the regulations) VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:30 Jul 17, 2014 Jkt 232001 restrict the interstate movement of regulated articles from quarantined areas to prevent the artificial spread of ALB to noninfested areas of the United States. In an interim rule 1 effective and published in the Federal Register on March 28, 2014 (79 FR 17387–17388, Docket No. APHIS–2013–0078), we amended the regulations by removing the entry for Middlesex and Union Counties, NJ. That action relieved restrictions on the movement of regulated articles from those areas that are no longer warranted. With that change, there are no longer any areas in New Jersey that are quarantined because of ALB. Comments on the interim rule were required to be received on or before May 27, 2014. We did not receive any comments. Therefore, for the reasons given in the interim rule, we are adopting the interim rule as a final rule without change. This action also affirms the information contained in the interim rule concerning Executive Order 12866 and the Regulatory Flexibility Act, Executive Orders 12372 and 12988, and the Paperwork Reduction Act. Further, for this action, the Office of Management and Budget has waived its review under Executive Order 12866. List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 301 Agricultural commodities, Plant diseases and pests, Quarantine, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Transportation. PART 301—DOMESTIC QUARANTINE NOTICES Accordingly, we are adopting as a final rule, without change, the interim rule that amended 7 CFR part 301 and that was published at 79 FR 17387– 17388 on March 28, 2014. Done in Washington, DC, this 14th day of July 2014. Kevin Shea, Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2014–16924 Filed 7–17–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P 1 To view the interim rule, go to http://www. regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=APHIS-20130078. PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Aviation Administration 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2013–0956; Airspace Docket No. 13–AWP–17] Establishment of Class E Airspace; Phoenix, AZ Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: This action establishes Class E airspace at the Phoenix VHF OmniDirectional Radio Range Tactical Air Navigation Aid (VORTAC), Phoenix, AZ, to facilitate vectoring of Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) aircraft under control of Albuquerque Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC). This improves the safety and management of IFR operations within the National Airspace System. DATES: Effective date, 0901 UTC, September 18, 2014. The Director of the Federal Register approves this incorporation by reference action under 1 CFR Part 51, subject to the annual revision of FAA Order 7400.9 and publication of conforming amendments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bill Nugent, Federal Aviation Administration, Operations Support Group, Western Service Center, 1601 Lind Avenue SW., Renton, WA 98057; telephone (425) 203–4518. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: History On December 26, 2013, the FAA published in the Federal Register a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to establish controlled airspace at Phoenix, AZ (78 FR 78298). Interested parties were invited to participate in this rulemaking effort by submitting written comments on the proposal to the FAA. One comment was received from the National Business Aviation Association in support of the recommended change. Class E airspace designations are published in paragraph 6006, of FAA Order 7400.9X dated August 7, 2013, and effective September 15, 2013, which is incorporated by reference in 14 CFR Part 71.1. The Class E airspace designations listed in this document will be published subsequently in that Order. E:\FR\FM\18JYR1.SGM 18JYR1

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This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains regulatory documents 
having general applicability and legal effect, most of which are keyed 
to and codified in the Code of Federal Regulations, which is published 
under 50 titles pursuant to 44 U.S.C. 1510.

The Code of Federal Regulations is sold by the Superintendent of Documents. 
Prices of new books are listed in the first FEDERAL REGISTER issue of each 
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Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 138 / Friday, July 18, 2014 / Rules 
and Regulations

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

7 CFR Part 301

[Docket No. APHIS-2013-0078]


Asian Longhorned Beetle; Quarantined Areas in New Jersey

AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.

ACTION: Affirmation of interim rule as final rule.

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SUMMARY: We are adopting as a final rule, without change, an interim 
rule that amended the Asian longhorned beetle regulations by removing 
portions of Middlesex and Union Counties, NJ, from the list of 
quarantined areas based on our determination that those areas meet our 
criteria for removal. The interim rule was necessary to relieve 
restrictions that are no longer necessary because there are no longer 
any areas in New Jersey that are quarantined because of Asian 
longhorned beetle.

DATES: Effective on July 18, 2014, we are adopting as a final rule the 
interim rule published at 79 FR 17387-17388 on March 28, 2014.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Claudia Ferguson, Senior 
Regulatory Policy Specialist, Regulatory Coordination and Compliance, 
PPQ, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 133, Riverdale, MD 20737-1236; (301) 
851-2352.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    The Asian longhorned beetle (ALB, Anoplophora glabripennis), an 
insect native to China, Japan, Korea, and the Isle of Hainan, is a 
destructive pest of hardwood trees. The ALB regulations in 7 CFR 
301.51-1 through 301.51-9 (referred to below as the regulations) 
restrict the interstate movement of regulated articles from quarantined 
areas to prevent the artificial spread of ALB to noninfested areas of 
the United States.
    In an interim rule \1\ effective and published in the Federal 
Register on March 28, 2014 (79 FR 17387-17388, Docket No. APHIS-2013-
0078), we amended the regulations by removing the entry for Middlesex 
and Union Counties, NJ. That action relieved restrictions on the 
movement of regulated articles from those areas that are no longer 
warranted. With that change, there are no longer any areas in New 
Jersey that are quarantined because of ALB.
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    \1\ To view the interim rule, go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2013-0078.
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    Comments on the interim rule were required to be received on or 
before May 27, 2014. We did not receive any comments. Therefore, for 
the reasons given in the interim rule, we are adopting the interim rule 
as a final rule without change.
    This action also affirms the information contained in the interim 
rule concerning Executive Order 12866 and the Regulatory Flexibility 
Act, Executive Orders 12372 and 12988, and the Paperwork Reduction Act.
    Further, for this action, the Office of Management and Budget has 
waived its review under Executive Order 12866.

List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 301

    Agricultural commodities, Plant diseases and pests, Quarantine, 
Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Transportation.

PART 301--DOMESTIC QUARANTINE NOTICES

    Accordingly, we are adopting as a final rule, without change, the 
interim rule that amended 7 CFR part 301 and that was published at 79 
FR 17387-17388 on March 28, 2014.

    Done in Washington, DC, this 14th day of July 2014.
Kevin Shea,
Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 2014-16924 Filed 7-17-14; 8:45 am]
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