Gypsy Moth Generally Infested Areas; Additions in Minnesota, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin, 53457 [2015-21998]

Download as PDF 53457 Rules and Regulations Federal Register Vol. 80, No. 172 Friday, September 4, 2015 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–2014–0023] Gypsy Moth Generally Infested Areas; Additions in Minnesota, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin 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 gypsy moth regulations by adding areas in Minnesota, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin to the list of generally infested areas based on the detection of infestations of gypsy moth in those areas. As a result of the interim rule, the interstate movement of regulated articles from those areas was restricted. The interim rule was necessary to prevent the artificial spread of the gypsy moth to noninfested areas of the United States. DATES: Effective on September 4, 2015, we are adopting as a final rule the interim rule published at 80 FR 12916– 12917 on March 12, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Paul Chaloux, National Policy Manager, Emerald Ash Borer Program and Gypsy Moth Program, Plant Protection and Quarantine, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 137, Riverdale, MD 20737; (301) 851–2064. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The gypsy moth, Lymantria dispar (Linnaeus), is a destructive pest of forest, shade, and commercial trees such as nursery stock and Christmas trees. The gypsy moth regulations (contained in 7 CFR 301.45 through 301.45–12 and referred to rmajette on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with RULES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:57 Sep 03, 2015 Jkt 235001 below as the regulations) restrict the interstate movement of regulated articles from generally infested areas to prevent the artificial spread of the gypsy moth. In an interim rule 1 effective and published in the Federal Register on March 12, 2015 (80 FR 12916–12917, Docket No. APHIS–2014–0023), we amended the regulations in § 301.45– 3(a) by adding the following areas to the list of generally infested areas: Cook and Lake Counties in Minnesota; Tazewell County in Virginia; McDowell, Mercer, Raleigh, Summers, and Wyoming Counties in West Virginia; and Iowa County in Wisconsin. As a result of the interim rule, the interstate movement of regulated articles from these areas was restricted. Comments on the interim rule were required to be received on or before May 11, 2015. We received two comments by that date. The comments were from the National Plant Board and an individual. Both commenters supported the interim rule. 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 80 FR 12916– 12917 on March 12, 2015. ■ 1 To view the interim rule and the comments we received, go to http://www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2014-0023. PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Done in Washington, DC, this 31st day of August 2015. Kevin Shea, Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2015–21998 Filed 9–3–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Business-Cooperative Service Rural Housing Service Rural Utilities Service Farm Service Agency 7 CFR Part 1980 RIN 0570–AA94 Strategic Economic and Community Development Rural Business-Cooperative Service, Rural Housing Service, Rural Utilities Service, Farm Service Agency, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). ACTION: Interim rule with public comment; reopening of public comment period. AGENCY: Through this action, the Rural Housing Service, the Rural BusinessCooperative Service, the Rural Utilities Service, and the Farm Service Agency are reopening the comment period for the interim rule, published on May 20, 2015 ‘‘Strategic Economic and Community Development’’. DATES: Comments on the interim rule that was published on May 20, 2015 (80 FR 28807) and effective June 19, 2015, must be received by September 18, 2015. SUMMARY: Submit your comments on this rule by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Submit written comments via the U.S. Postal Service to the Branch Chief, Regulations and Paperwork Management Branch, U.S. Department of Agriculture, STOP 0742, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250–0742. • Hand Delivery/Courier: Submit written comments via Federal Express Mail, or other courier service requiring ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\04SER1.SGM 04SER1

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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 
week.

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Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 172 / Friday, September 4, 2015 / 
Rules and Regulations

[[Page 53457]]



DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

7 CFR Part 301

[Docket No. APHIS-2014-0023]


Gypsy Moth Generally Infested Areas; Additions in Minnesota, 
Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin

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 gypsy moth regulations by adding areas in 
Minnesota, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin to the list of 
generally infested areas based on the detection of infestations of 
gypsy moth in those areas. As a result of the interim rule, the 
interstate movement of regulated articles from those areas was 
restricted. The interim rule was necessary to prevent the artificial 
spread of the gypsy moth to noninfested areas of the United States.

DATES: Effective on September 4, 2015, we are adopting as a final rule 
the interim rule published at 80 FR 12916-12917 on March 12, 2015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Paul Chaloux, National Policy 
Manager, Emerald Ash Borer Program and Gypsy Moth Program, Plant 
Protection and Quarantine, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 137, Riverdale, 
MD 20737; (301) 851-2064.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The gypsy moth, Lymantria dispar (Linnaeus), 
is a destructive pest of forest, shade, and commercial trees such as 
nursery stock and Christmas trees. The gypsy moth regulations 
(contained in 7 CFR 301.45 through 301.45-12 and referred to below as 
the regulations) restrict the interstate movement of regulated articles 
from generally infested areas to prevent the artificial spread of the 
gypsy moth.
    In an interim rule \1\ effective and published in the Federal 
Register on March 12, 2015 (80 FR 12916-12917, Docket No. APHIS-2014-
0023), we amended the regulations in Sec.  301.45-3(a) by adding the 
following areas to the list of generally infested areas: Cook and Lake 
Counties in Minnesota; Tazewell County in Virginia; McDowell, Mercer, 
Raleigh, Summers, and Wyoming Counties in West Virginia; and Iowa 
County in Wisconsin. As a result of the interim rule, the interstate 
movement of regulated articles from these areas was restricted.
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    \1\ To view the interim rule and the comments we received, go to 
http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2014-0023.
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    Comments on the interim rule were required to be received on or 
before May 11, 2015. We received two comments by that date. The 
comments were from the National Plant Board and an individual. Both 
commenters supported the interim rule. 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

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Accordingly, we are adopting as a final rule, without change, the 
interim rule that amended 7 CFR part 301 and that was published at 80 
FR 12916-12917 on March 12, 2015.

    Done in Washington, DC, this 31st day of August 2015.
Kevin Shea,
Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 2015-21998 Filed 9-3-15; 8:45 am]
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