Importation of Fresh Peppers From Ecuador Into the United States, 20528 [2016-08190]

Download as PDF 20528 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 68 / Friday, April 8, 2016 / Rules and Regulations prepared for export in accordance with the requirements of § 319.56–75. (Approved by the Office of Management and Budget under control number 0579–0435) Done in Washington, DC, this 5th day of April 2016. Kevin Shea, Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2016–08191 Filed 4–7–16; 8:45 a.m.] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P Lists of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 319 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Coffee, Cotton, Fruits, Imports, Logs, Nursery stock, Plant diseases and pests, Quarantine, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Rice, Vegetables. Accordingly, we are amending 7 CFR part 319 as follows: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 7 CFR Part 319 [Docket No. APHIS–2014–0086] RIN 0579–AE07 PART 319—FOREIGN QUARANTINE NOTICES Importation of Fresh Peppers From Ecuador Into the United States 1. The authority citation for part 319 continues to read as follows: ■ Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Final rule; technical amendment. AGENCY: 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. In a final rule published in the Federal Register on October 23, 2015, and effective on November 23, 2015, we amended the fruits and vegetables regulations to allow the importation of fresh peppers into the United States from Ecuador subject to a systems approach. However, the scope of the pest risk analysis supporting the rule was limited to the continental United States. Therefore, we are amending the regulations to limit the importation of fresh peppers from Ecuador to the continental United States only. DATES: Effective April 8, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Claudia Ferguson, M.S., Senior Regulatory Policy Specialist, Regulatory Coordination and Compliance, Imports, Regulations and Manuals, PPQ, APHIS, (301) 851–2352; email: Claudia.Ferguson@aphis.usda.gov. SUMMARY: In a final rule 1 that was published in the Federal Register on October 23, 2015 (80 FR 64307–64309, Docket No. APHIS–2014– 0086), and effective on November 23, 2015, we amended the fruits and vegetables regulations by adding 7 CFR 319.56–74 to allow the importation of fresh peppers from Ecuador into the United States under a systems approach. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with RULES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 1 To view the final rule and supporting documents, go to http://www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2014-0086. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:15 Apr 07, 2016 Jkt 238001 However, the pest risk analysis we prepared for the rule examined the importation of fresh peppers from Ecuador to the continental United States only and did not examine the risks associated with the fruit entering Hawaii or the U.S. Territories. Therefore, in order for the regulations to be consistent with the scope of the pest risk analysis, we are amending § 319.56–74 to limit the importation of fresh peppers from Ecuador to the continental United States. § 319.56–74 [Amended] 2. Section 319.56–74 is amended by adding the word ‘‘continental’’ before the words ‘‘United States’’ each time they occur. ■ Done in Washington, DC, this 5th day of April 2015. Kevin Shea, Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2016–08190 Filed 4–7–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY 10 CFR Part 431 [Docket Number EERE–2013–BT–TP–0002] RIN 1904–AC93 Energy Conservation Program: Test Procedures for Commercial Clothes Washers; Correction Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy. ACTION: Final rule; correcting amendments. AGENCY: The Department of Energy (DOE) published a final rule in the Federal Register on December 3, 2014 revising the test procedure provisions for commercial clothes washers. DOE published another final rule on SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 December 15, 2014 amending the energy conservation standards for commercial clothes washers. This final rule correction amends the test procedure provisions for commercial clothes washers to clarify the applicability of the revised test procedures to the amended energy conservation standards. The correction also removes obsolete regulatory provisions. DATES: This correction is effective April 8, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bryan Berringer, 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) 586–0371. Email: commercial_clothes_washers@ ee.doe.gov. Jennifer Tiedeman, U.S. Department of Energy, Office of the General Counsel, GC–33, 1000 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20585–0121. Telephone: (202) 287–6111. Email: Jennifer.Tiedeman@hq.doe.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Energy conservation standards for commercial clothes washers (CCWs) are codified at 10 CFR 431.156. Pursuant to 10 CFR 431.154, the test procedures for clothes washers at 10 CFR part 430, subpart B, appendix J1 must be used to test CCWs to determine compliance with the current energy conservation standards codified at 10 CFR 431.156(b). 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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 68 (Friday, April 8, 2016)]
[Rules and Regulations]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-08190]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

7 CFR Part 319

[Docket No. APHIS-2014-0086]
RIN 0579-AE07


Importation of Fresh Peppers From Ecuador Into the United States

AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.

ACTION: Final rule; technical amendment.

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SUMMARY: In a final rule published in the Federal Register on October 
23, 2015, and effective on November 23, 2015, we amended the fruits and 
vegetables regulations to allow the importation of fresh peppers into 
the United States from Ecuador subject to a systems approach. However, 
the scope of the pest risk analysis supporting the rule was limited to 
the continental United States. Therefore, we are amending the 
regulations to limit the importation of fresh peppers from Ecuador to 
the continental United States only.

DATES: Effective April 8, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Claudia Ferguson, M.S., Senior 
Regulatory Policy Specialist, Regulatory Coordination and Compliance, 
Imports, Regulations and Manuals, PPQ, APHIS, (301) 851-2352; email: 
Claudia.Ferguson@aphis.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In a final rule \1\ that was published in 
the Federal Register on October 23, 2015 (80 FR 64307-64309, Docket No. 
APHIS-2014-0086), and effective on November 23, 2015, we amended the 
fruits and vegetables regulations by adding 7 CFR 319.56-74 to allow 
the importation of fresh peppers from Ecuador into the United States 
under a systems approach. However, the pest risk analysis we prepared 
for the rule examined the importation of fresh peppers from Ecuador to 
the continental United States only and did not examine the risks 
associated with the fruit entering Hawaii or the U.S. Territories. 
Therefore, in order for the regulations to be consistent with the scope 
of the pest risk analysis, we are amending Sec.  319.56-74 to limit the 
importation of fresh peppers from Ecuador to the continental United 
States.
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    \1\ To view the final rule and supporting documents, go to 
http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2014-0086.
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Lists of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 319

    Coffee, Cotton, Fruits, Imports, Logs, Nursery stock, Plant 
diseases and pests, Quarantine, Reporting and recordkeeping 
requirements, Rice, Vegetables.

    Accordingly, we are amending 7 CFR part 319 as follows:

PART 319--FOREIGN QUARANTINE NOTICES

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1. The authority citation for part 319 continues to read as follows:

    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.


Sec.  319.56-74  [Amended]

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2. Section 319.56-74 is amended by adding the word ``continental'' 
before the words ``United States'' each time they occur.

    Done in Washington, DC, this 5th day of April 2015.
Kevin Shea,
Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 2016-08190 Filed 4-7-16; 8:45 am]
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