Importation of Mangoes From India; Technical Amendment, 45387 [2016-16702]

Download as PDF 45387 Rules and Regulations Federal Register Vol. 81, No. 135 Thursday, July 14, 2016 We are amending the regulations regarding the importation of mangoes from India to further clarify our requirements regarding inspection of the mangoes. A previous technical amendment amended the regulations to allow mangoes treated with irradiation in the United States to be inspected by the national plant protection organization (NPPO) of India in India, and subsequently by the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) at the port of entry within the United States, rather than being jointly inspected by APHIS and the NPPO in India in all cases. However, in that technical amendment, we neglected to also remove two references to preclearance inspections within India. This document corrects that error. DATES: Effective July 14, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Nicole Russo, Director, Imports, Regulations, and Manuals, APHIS–PPQ Unit 133, Riverdale, MD 20737–1236; (301) 851–2159. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In a final rule 1 published in the Federal Register on July 20, 2012 (77 FR 42621–42625, Docket No. APHIS–2009–0100), and effective on August 20, 2012, we amended the regulations in 7 CFR 319.56–46 to allow for irradiation treatment of mangoes from India upon arrival in the mainland United States rather than just at the point of origin. In a technical amendment 2 published in the Federal Register on September 21, 2012 (77 FR 58470–58471, Docket No. APHIS–2009–0100), we amended paragraph (c) of § 319.56–46, which contains inspection requirements for mangoes from India, to allow mangoes intended for irradiation treatment within the United States to be inspected by the national plant protection organization (NPPO) of India prior to shipment to the United States, and subsequently to be inspected by an inspector upon arrival at the port of entry in the United States. Prior to that technical amendment, paragraph (c) had required a joint preclearance inspection in India for all mangoes intended for export to the United States. In that technical amendment, however, we neglected to also amend paragraphs (d) and (e)(2) of § 319.56–46, which together required consignments of mangoes to be inspected during preclearance activities and accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate with an additional declaration that the mangoes were inspected during preclearance activities and found free of Cytosphaera mangiferae, Macrophoma mangiferae, and Xanthomonas campestri pv. mangiferaeindicae. Because we did not amend these requirements to remove references to preclearance activities, there has continued to be confusion among stakeholders regarding whether preclearance inspections are required for mangoes from India intended for irradiation in the United States. As noted in the previous technical amendment, however, we consider preclearance inspections, which are jointly conducted by the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service and the NPPO of India, to be necessary only when irradiation will take place in India. If the mangoes will be irradiated in the United States, we require the mangoes to be inspected in the United States prior to this treatment. Accordingly, it is more useful and cost 1 To view the final rule and related documents, go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D= APHIS-2009-0100. 2 To view the technical amendment, go to http:// www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=APHIS2009-0100. 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. 81, No. 135 / Thursday, July 14, 2016 / Rules 
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

7 CFR Part 319

[Docket No. APHIS-2006-0121]
RIN 0579-AC19


Importation of Mangoes From India; Technical Amendment

AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.

ACTION: Final rule; technical amendment.

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SUMMARY: We are amending the regulations regarding the importation of 
mangoes from India to further clarify our requirements regarding 
inspection of the mangoes. A previous technical amendment amended the 
regulations to allow mangoes treated with irradiation in the United 
States to be inspected by the national plant protection organization 
(NPPO) of India in India, and subsequently by the Animal and Plant 
Health Inspection Service (APHIS) at the port of entry within the 
United States, rather than being jointly inspected by APHIS and the 
NPPO in India in all cases. However, in that technical amendment, we 
neglected to also remove two references to preclearance inspections 
within India. This document corrects that error.

DATES: Effective July 14, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Nicole Russo, Director, Imports, 
Regulations, and Manuals, APHIS-PPQ Unit 133, Riverdale, MD 20737-1236; 
(301) 851-2159.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In a final rule \1\ published in the Federal 
Register on July 20, 2012 (77 FR 42621-42625, Docket No. APHIS-2009-
0100), and effective on August 20, 2012, we amended the regulations in 
7 CFR 319.56-46 to allow for irradiation treatment of mangoes from 
India upon arrival in the mainland United States rather than just at 
the point of origin.
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    \1\ To view the final rule and related documents, go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2009-0100.
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    In a technical amendment \2\ published in the Federal Register on 
September 21, 2012 (77 FR 58470-58471, Docket No. APHIS-2009-0100), we 
amended paragraph (c) of Sec.  319.56-46, which contains inspection 
requirements for mangoes from India, to allow mangoes intended for 
irradiation treatment within the United States to be inspected by the 
national plant protection organization (NPPO) of India prior to 
shipment to the United States, and subsequently to be inspected by an 
inspector upon arrival at the port of entry in the United States. Prior 
to that technical amendment, paragraph (c) had required a joint 
preclearance inspection in India for all mangoes intended for export to 
the United States.
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    \2\ To view the technical amendment, go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2009-0100.
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    In that technical amendment, however, we neglected to also amend 
paragraphs (d) and (e)(2) of Sec.  319.56-46, which together required 
consignments of mangoes to be inspected during preclearance activities 
and accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate with an additional 
declaration that the mangoes were inspected during preclearance 
activities and found free of Cytosphaera mangiferae, Macrophoma 
mangiferae, and Xanthomonas campestri pv. mangiferaeindicae.
    Because we did not amend these requirements to remove references to 
preclearance activities, there has continued to be confusion among 
stakeholders regarding whether preclearance inspections are required 
for mangoes from India intended for irradiation in the United States. 
As noted in the previous technical amendment, however, we consider 
preclearance inspections, which are jointly conducted by the Animal and 
Plant Health Inspection Service and the NPPO of India, to be necessary 
only when irradiation will take place in India. If the mangoes will be 
irradiated in the United States, we require the mangoes to be inspected 
in the United States prior to this treatment. Accordingly, it is more 
useful and cost effective for the NPPO to initially inspect the mangoes 
in India, and for us to subsequently inspect the mangoes at the port of 
entry into the United States. As a result, we are amending paragraphs 
(d) and (e)(2) of Sec.  319.56-46 to remove their references to 
preclearance activities.

List 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.  319.56-46  [Amended]

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2. In Sec.  319.56-46, paragraphs (d) and (e)(2) are amended by 
removing the words ``during preclearance activities''.

    Done in Washington, DC, this 8th day of July 2016.
Kevin Shea,
Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 2016-16702 Filed 7-13-16; 8:45 am]
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