Notice of Decision To Authorize the Importation of Chipilin Leaves and Edible Flowers of Chufle, Izote, and Pacaya From Guatemala Into the Continental United States, 62092 [2014-24634]

Download as PDF 62092 Notices Federal Register Vol. 79, No. 200 Thursday, October 16, 2014 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. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2014–0021] Notice of Decision To Authorize the Importation of Chipilin Leaves and Edible Flowers of Chufle, Izote, and Pacaya From Guatemala Into the Continental United States Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: We are advising the public of our decision to authorize the importation of chipilin leaves and edible flowers of chufle, izote, and pacaya from Guatemala into the continental United States. Based on the findings of pest risk analyses, which we made available to the public to review and comment through a previous notice, we have concluded 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 chipilin leaves and edible flowers of chufle, izote, and pacaya from Guatemala. DATES: Effective Date: October 16, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Claudia Ferguson, Senior Regulatory Policy Specialist, Regulations, Permits and Manuals, PPQ, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 133, Riverdale, MD 20737– 1231; (301) 851–2352. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the regulations in ‘‘Subpart—Fruits and Vegetables’’ (7 CFR 319.56–1 through 319.56–71, referred to below as the regulations), 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 plant pests from being asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:19 Oct 15, 2014 Jkt 235001 introduced into or disseminated 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, 2014 (79 FR 38484, Docket No. APHIS–2014–0021), in which we announced the availability, for review and comment, of pest risk assessments that evaluate the risks associated with the importation into the continental United States of chipilin leaves and edible flowers of chufle, izote, and pacaya from Guatemala and risk management documents prepared to identify phytosanitary measures that could be applied to the commodities to mitigate the pest risk. We solicited comments on the pest risk assessments and risk management documents for 60 days ending on September 8, 2014. We did not receive any comments by that date. Therefore, in accordance with § 319.56–4(c)(2)(ii), we are announcing our decision to authorize the importation of chipilin leaves and edible flowers of chufle, izote, and pacaya from Guatemala into the continental United States subject to the following phytosanitary measures: 1 To view the notice and risk documents, go to http://www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2014-0021. PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 • The commodities must be imported into the continental United States in commercial consignments only. • Each consignment must be accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate issued by the national plant protection organization of Guatemala. • Each consignment is subject to inspection upon arrival at the port of entry to the United States. These conditions will be listed in the Fruits and Vegetables Import Requirements database (available at http://www.aphis.usda.gov/favir). In addition to these specific measures, chipilin leaves and edible flowers of chufle, izote, and pacaya from Guatemala 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 9th day of October 2014. Kevin Shea, Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2014–24634 Filed 10–15–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food and Nutrition Service Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Emergency Approval of New Information Collection for Feasibility of Tribal Administration of Federal Nutrition Assistance Programs Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), USDA. ACTION: Notice. 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Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 200 / Thursday, October 16, 2014 / 
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

[Docket No. APHIS-2014-0021]


Notice of Decision To Authorize the Importation of Chipilin 
Leaves and Edible Flowers of Chufle, Izote, and Pacaya From Guatemala 
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 authorize the 
importation of chipilin leaves and edible flowers of chufle, izote, and 
pacaya from Guatemala into the continental United States. Based on the 
findings of pest risk analyses, which we made available to the public 
to review and comment through a previous notice, we have concluded 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 chipilin leaves and 
edible flowers of chufle, izote, and pacaya from Guatemala.

DATES: Effective Date: October 16, 2014.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Claudia Ferguson, Senior 
Regulatory Policy Specialist, Regulations, Permits and Manuals, PPQ, 
APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 133, Riverdale, MD 20737-1231; (301) 851-
2352.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the regulations in ``Subpart--Fruits 
and Vegetables'' (7 CFR 319.56-1 through 319.56-71, referred to below 
as the regulations), 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 plant 
pests from being introduced into or disseminated 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, 2014 (79 FR 38484, Docket No. APHIS-2014-
0021), in which we announced the availability, for review and comment, 
of pest risk assessments that evaluate the risks associated with the 
importation into the continental United States of chipilin leaves and 
edible flowers of chufle, izote, and pacaya from Guatemala and risk 
management documents prepared to identify phytosanitary measures that 
could be applied to the commodities to mitigate the pest risk.
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    \1\ To view the notice and risk documents, go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2014-0021.
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    We solicited comments on the pest risk assessments and risk 
management documents for 60 days ending on September 8, 2014. We did 
not receive any comments by that date.
    Therefore, in accordance with Sec.  319.56-4(c)(2)(ii), we are 
announcing our decision to authorize the importation of chipilin leaves 
and edible flowers of chufle, izote, and pacaya from Guatemala into the 
continental United States subject to the following phytosanitary 
measures:
     The commodities must be imported into the continental 
United States in commercial consignments only.
     Each consignment must be accompanied by a phytosanitary 
certificate issued by the national plant protection organization of 
Guatemala.
     Each consignment is subject to inspection upon arrival at 
the port of entry to the United States.
    These conditions will be listed in the Fruits and Vegetables Import 
Requirements database (available at http://www.aphis.usda.gov/favir). 
In addition to these specific measures, chipilin leaves and edible 
flowers of chufle, izote, and pacaya from Guatemala 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 9th day of October 2014.
Kevin Shea,
Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
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