Importation of Fresh Apple and Pear Fruit Into the Continental United States From Certain Countries in the European Union, 22203-22204 [2016-08806]

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AGENCY: We are reopening the comment period for our proposed rule that would amend the regulations to allow the importation of fresh apple and pear fruit from certain countries in the European Union into the continental United States, provided that the fruit is produced in accordance with a systems approach, as an alternative to importation under the current preclearance program. This action will allow interested persons additional time to prepare and submit comments. DATES: The comment period for the proposed rule published on January 20, 2016 (81 FR 3033–3038) is reopened. We will consider all comments that we receive on or before May 5, 2016. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2015-0073. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2015–0073, 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-2015-0073 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: Mr. David B. Lamb, Senior Regulatory Policy Specialist, PPQ, APHIS, USDA, 4700 River Road Unit 133, Riverdale, MD 20737–1236; (301) 851–2103; David.B.Lamb@aphis.usda.gov. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\15APP1.SGM 15APP1 22204 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 73 / Friday, April 15, 2016 / Proposed Rules On January 20, 2016, we published in the Federal Register (81 FR 3033–3038, Docket No. APHIS–2015–0073) a proposal to amend the regulations to allow the importation of fresh apple and pear fruit from certain countries in the European Union into the continental United States, provided that the fruit is produced in accordance with a systems approach, as an alternative to importation under the current preclearance program. Comments on the proposed rule were required to be received on or before March 21, 2016. We are reopening the comment period on Docket No. APHIS– 2015–0073 for an additional 45 days until May 5, 2016. This action will allow interested persons additional time to prepare and submit comments. We will also consider all comments received between March 22, 2016, and the date of this notice. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 11th day of April 2016. Kevin Shea, Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2016–08806 Filed 4–14–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION 34 CFR Chapter II [Docket ID ED–2015–OESE–0130] Negotiated Rulemaking Committee; Schedule of Committee Meetings Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Department of Education. ACTION: Intent to establish a negotiated rulemaking committee. 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We explained that the negotiated rulemaking committee would be convened to address proposed regulations that would: (1) Update existing assessment regulations to reflect changes to section 1111(b)(2) of the ESEA; and (2) relate to the requirement under section 1118(b) of the ESEA that title I, part A funds be used to supplement, and not supplant, non-Federal funds. In the February 4, 2016, notice, we set a schedule for three sessions of committee meetings, including an optional third session from April 18–April 19, 2016, if the committee determined that a third session would enable the committee to complete its work of developing regulations that reflect a final consensus of the committee. We also announced the date, time, and locations of the three sessions. We now announce that the April 18, 2016, meeting of the committee will be held at a different location than indicated in the February 4, 2016, notice. 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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 73 (Friday, April 15, 2016)]
[Proposed Rules]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-08806]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

7 CFR Part 319

[Docket No. APHIS-2015-0073]
RIN 0579-AE18


Importation of Fresh Apple and Pear Fruit Into the Continental 
United States From Certain Countries in the European Union

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 amend the regulations to allow the importation of fresh apple and 
pear fruit from certain countries in the European Union into the 
continental United States, provided that the fruit is produced in 
accordance with a systems approach, as an alternative to importation 
under the current preclearance program. This action will allow 
interested persons additional time to prepare and submit comments.

DATES: The comment period for the proposed rule published on January 
20, 2016 (81 FR 3033-3038) is reopened. We will consider all comments 
that we receive on or before May 5, 2016.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2015-0073.
     Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to 
Docket No. APHIS-2015-0073, 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-2015-
0073 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: Mr. David B. Lamb, Senior Regulatory 
Policy Specialist, PPQ, APHIS, USDA, 4700 River Road Unit 133, 
Riverdale, MD 20737-1236; (301) 851-2103; David.B.Lamb@aphis.usda.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On January 20, 2016, we published in the 
Federal Register (81 FR 3033-3038, Docket No. APHIS-2015-0073) a 
proposal to amend the regulations to allow the importation of fresh 
apple and pear fruit from certain countries in the European Union into 
the continental United States, provided that the fruit is produced in 
accordance with a systems approach, as an alternative to importation 
under the current preclearance program.
    Comments on the proposed rule were required to be received on or 
before March 21, 2016. We are reopening the comment period on Docket 
No. APHIS-2015-0073 for an additional 45 days until May 5, 2016. This 
action will allow interested persons additional time to prepare and 
submit comments. We will also consider all comments received between 
March 22, 2016, and the date of this notice.

    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 11th day of April 2016.
Kevin Shea,
Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 2016-08806 Filed 4-14-16; 8:45 am]
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