Importation of Beef From a Region in Argentina, 64687-64688 [2014-25936]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 211 / Friday, October 31, 2014 / Proposed Rules Oneida Pepin Portage Price Richland Rusk Shawano Taylor Vernon Vilas Waupaca Wood * * * * * [FR Doc. 2014–25903 Filed 10–30–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6325–39–P OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT 5 CFR Part 9501 RIN 3206–AL02 Office of Personnel Management Criteria for Internal Revenue Service Broadbanding Systems Office of Personnel Management. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking; withdrawal. AGENCY: The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) hereby withdraws a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) regarding the criteria governing the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) broadbanding systems, published in the Federal Register April 17, 2007. OPM has determined withdrawal of the NPRM is appropriate as it would be impractical to issue this rule at this time. DATES: Effective Date: The proposed rule, published on April 17, 2007, in the Federal Register (72 FR 19126), is withdrawn as of October 31, 2014. 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[FR Doc. 2014–25902 Filed 10–30–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6325–39–P PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 64687 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 9 CFR Part 94 [Docket No. APHIS–2014–0032] Importation of Beef From a Region in Argentina Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Proposed rule; reopening of comment period. AGENCY: We are reopening the comment period for our proposed rule that would allow, under certain conditions, the importation of fresh (chilled or frozen) beef from a region in Argentina located north of Patagonia South and Patagonia North B, referred to as Northern Argentina. This action will allow interested persons additional time to prepare and submit comments. DATES: The comment period for the proposed rule published on August 29, 2014 (79 FR 51508) is reopened. We will consider all comments that we receive on or before December 29, 2014. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!docket Detail;D=APHIS–2014–0032. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2014–0032, 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–2014–0032 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. SUMMARY: Dr. Silvia Kreindel, Senior Staff Veterinarian, Regionalization Evaluation Services, National Import Export Services, Veterinary Services, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 38, Riverdale, MD 20737–1231; (301) 851–3313. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On August 29, 2014, we published in the Federal Register (79 FR 51508–51514, Docket No. APHIS–2014–0032) a proposal to allow, under certain conditions, the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: E:\FR\FM\31OCP1.SGM 31OCP1 64688 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 211 / Friday, October 31, 2014 / Proposed Rules importation of fresh (chilled or frozen) beef from a region in Argentina located north of Patagonia South and Patagonia North B, referred to as Northern Argentina. Comments on the proposed rule were required to be received on or before October 28, 2014. We are reopening the comment period on Docket No. APHIS– 2014–0032 for an additional 60 days. We will also accept all comments received between October 29, 2014 (the day after the close of the original comment period) and the date of this document. This action will allow interested persons additional time to prepare and submit comments. Authority: 7 U.S.C. 450, 7701–7772, 7781– 7786, and 8301–8317; 21 U.S.C. 136 and 136a; 31 U.S.C. 9701; 7 CFR 2.22, 2.80, and 371.4. Done in Washington, DC, this 27th day of October 2014. Kevin Shea, Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2014–25936 Filed 10–30–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY 10 CFR Parts 429 and 430 [Docket No. EERE–2014–BT–TP–0007] RIN: 1904–AD17 Energy Conservation Program: Test Procedures for Ceiling Fan Light Kits Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking. AGENCY: In this notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) proposes to revise its test procedures for ceiling fan light kits (CFLKs). DOE proposes to update the current test procedures (appendix V) by replacing references to ENERGY STAR test procedures with references to DOE lamps test procedures for medium screw base lamps and to industry test procedures for pin-based fluorescent lamps. DOE also proposes to establish new test procedures (appendix V1) that would support amendments to CFLK energy conservation standards that are currently being considered by DOE. Specifically, these new test procedures would establish an efficacybased metric for all lamps packaged with CFLKs and for CFLKs with integrated solid-state lighting circuitry. 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For additional information about attending the meeting, see section V of this document, ‘‘Public Participation.’’ Any comments submitted must identify the NOPR for Test Procedures for CFLKs and provide docket number EE–2014–BT–TP–0007 and/or regulatory information number (RIN) number 1904–AD17. Comments may be submitted using any of the following methods: 1. Federal eRulemaking Portal: www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. 2. Email: CFLK2014TP0007@ ee.doe.gov. Include the docket number and/or RIN in the subject line of the message. 3. Postal Mail: Ms. Brenda Edwards, U.S. Department of Energy, Building Technologies Program, Mailstop EE–5B, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC, 20585–0121. If possible, please submit all items on a PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 compact disc (CD), in which case it is not necessary to include printed copies. 4. 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This Web page will contain a link to the docket for this notice on the www.regulations.gov Web site. The www.regulations.gov Web page contains simple instructions on how to access all documents, including public comments, in the docket. See section V, ‘‘Public Participation,’’ for information on how to submit comments through www.regulations.gov. For further information on how to submit a comment, review other public comments and the docket, or participate in the public meeting, contact Ms. Brenda Edwards at (202) 586–2945 or by email: Brenda.Edwards@ee.doe.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Lucy deButts, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Building Technologies Program, EE–5B, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC, 20585–0121. Telephone: (202) 287–1604. Email: ceiling_fan_light_kits@ee.doe.gov. 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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 211 (Friday, October 31, 2014)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Pages 64687-64688]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-25936]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

9 CFR Part 94

[Docket No. APHIS-2014-0032]


Importation of Beef From a Region in Argentina

AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.

ACTION: Proposed rule; reopening of comment period.

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SUMMARY: We are reopening the comment period for our proposed rule that 
would allow, under certain conditions, the importation of fresh 
(chilled or frozen) beef from a region in Argentina located north of 
Patagonia South and Patagonia North B, referred to as Northern 
Argentina. This action will allow interested persons additional time to 
prepare and submit comments.

DATES: The comment period for the proposed rule published on August 29, 
2014 (79 FR 51508) is reopened. We will consider all comments that we 
receive on or before December 29, 2014.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2014-0032.
     Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to 
Docket No. APHIS-2014-0032, 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-2014-
0032 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 Import 
Export Services, Veterinary Services, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 38, 
Riverdale, MD 20737-1231; (301) 851-3313.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On August 29, 2014, we published in the 
Federal Register (79 FR 51508-51514, Docket No. APHIS-2014-0032) a 
proposal to allow, under certain conditions, the

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importation of fresh (chilled or frozen) beef from a region in 
Argentina located north of Patagonia South and Patagonia North B, 
referred to as Northern Argentina.
    Comments on the proposed rule were required to be received on or 
before October 28, 2014. We are reopening the comment period on Docket 
No. APHIS-2014-0032 for an additional 60 days. We will also accept all 
comments received between October 29, 2014 (the day after the close of 
the original comment period) and the date of this document. This action 
will allow interested persons additional time to prepare and submit 
comments.

    Authority:  7 U.S.C. 450, 7701-7772, 7781-7786, and 8301-8317; 
21 U.S.C. 136 and 136a; 31 U.S.C. 9701; 7 CFR 2.22, 2.80, and 371.4.

    Done in Washington, DC, this 27th day of October 2014.
Kevin Shea,
Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
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