Notice of Availability of a Pest Risk Analysis for the Importation of Fresh Star Apple Fruit From Vietnam Into the Continental United States, 46886 [2016-16981]

Download as PDF 46886 Notices Federal Register Vol. 81, No. 138 Tuesday, July 19, 2016 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency statements of organization and functions are examples of documents appearing in this section. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2016–0032] Notice of Availability of a Pest Risk Analysis for the Importation of Fresh Star Apple Fruit From Vietnam Into the Continental United States Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: We are advising the public that we have prepared a pest risk analysis that evaluates the risks associated with importation of fresh star apple fruit from Vietnam into the continental United States. Based on the analysis, we have determined that the application of one or more designated phytosanitary measures will be sufficient to mitigate the risks of introducing or disseminating plant pests or noxious weeds via the importation of fresh star apple fruit from Vietnam. We are making the pest risk analysis available to the public for review and comment. SUMMARY: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before September 19, 2016. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!docket Detail;D=APHIS-2016-0032. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2016–0032, 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-2016-0032 or in our reading room, which is located in room 1141 of mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:39 Jul 18, 2016 Jkt 238001 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. ´ Tony Roman, Senior Regulatory Policy Specialist, Regulatory Coordination and Compliance, PPQ, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 133, Riverdale, MD 20737– 1231; (301) 851–2242. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the regulations in ‘‘Subpart–Fruits and Vegetables’’ (7 CFR 319.56–1 through 319.56–75, referred to below as the regulations), the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) prohibits or restricts the importation of fruits and vegetables into the United States from certain parts of the world to prevent plant pests from being introduced into or disseminated within the United States. Section 319.56–4 contains a performance-based process for approving the importation of certain fruits and vegetables that, based on the findings of a pest risk analysis, can be safely imported subject to one or more of the five designated phytosanitary measures listed in paragraph (b) of that section. APHIS received a request from the national plant protection organization (NPPO) of Vietnam to allow the importation of fresh star apple fruit (Chrysophyllum cainito) into the continental United States. As part of our evaluation of Vietnam’s request, we have prepared a pest risk assessment (PRA) to identify pests of quarantine significance that could follow the pathway of importation of fresh star apple fruit into the continental United States from Vietnam. Based on the PRA, a risk management document (RMD) was prepared to identify phytosanitary measures that could be applied to the fresh star apple fruit to mitigate the pest risk. We have concluded that fresh star apple fruit can be safely imported from Vietnam into the continental United States using one or more of the five designated phytosanitary measures listed in § 319.56–4(b). These measures are: • The fresh star apple fruit must be imported as commercial consignments only; PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 • Each consignment of fresh star apple fruit must be accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate issued by the NPPO of Vietnam; • Each consignment of fresh star apple fruit must be treated in accordance with 7 CFR part 305; and • Each consignment of fresh star apple fruit is subject to inspection upon arrival at the port of entry to the United States. Therefore, in accordance with § 319.56–4(c), we are announcing the availability of our PRA and RMD for public review and comment. The documents may be viewed on the Regulations.gov Web site or in our reading room (see ADDRESSES above for a link to Regulations.gov and information on the location and hours of the reading room). You may request paper copies of the PRA and RMD by calling or writing to the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Please refer to the subject of the analysis you wish to review when requesting copies. After reviewing any comments we receive, we will announce our decision regarding the import status of fresh star apple fruit from Vietnam in a subsequent notice. If the overall conclusions of our analysis and the Administrator’s determination of risk remain unchanged following our consideration of the comments, then we will authorize the importation of fresh star apple fruit from Vietnam into the continental United States subject to the requirements specified in the RMD. 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 13th day of July 2016. Jere L. Dick, Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2016–16981 Filed 7–18–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P E:\FR\FM\19JYN1.SGM 19JYN1

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This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules 
or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings 
and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, 
delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency 
statements of organization and functions are examples of documents 
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Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 138 / Tuesday, July 19, 2016 / 
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

[Docket No. APHIS-2016-0032]


Notice of Availability of a Pest Risk Analysis for the 
Importation of Fresh Star Apple Fruit From Vietnam Into the Continental 
United States

AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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SUMMARY: We are advising the public that we have prepared a pest risk 
analysis that evaluates the risks associated with importation of fresh 
star apple fruit from Vietnam into the continental United States. Based 
on the analysis, we have determined that the application of one or more 
designated phytosanitary measures will be sufficient to mitigate the 
risks of introducing or disseminating plant pests or noxious weeds via 
the importation of fresh star apple fruit from Vietnam. We are making 
the pest risk analysis available to the public for review and comment.

DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before 
September 19, 2016.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2016-0032.
     Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to 
Docket No. APHIS-2016-0032, 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-2016-
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: Mr. Tony Rom[aacute]n, Senior 
Regulatory Policy Specialist, Regulatory Coordination and Compliance, 
PPQ, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 133, Riverdale, MD 20737-1231; (301) 
851-2242.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the regulations in ``Subpart-Fruits 
and Vegetables'' (7 CFR 319.56-1 through 319.56-75, referred to below 
as the regulations), the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 
(APHIS) prohibits or restricts the importation of fruits and vegetables 
into the United States from certain parts of the world to prevent plant 
pests from being introduced into or disseminated within the United 
States.
    Section 319.56-4 contains a performance-based process for approving 
the importation of certain fruits and vegetables that, based on the 
findings of a pest risk analysis, can be safely imported subject to one 
or more of the five designated phytosanitary measures listed in 
paragraph (b) of that section.
    APHIS received a request from the national plant protection 
organization (NPPO) of Vietnam to allow the importation of fresh star 
apple fruit (Chrysophyllum cainito) into the continental United States. 
As part of our evaluation of Vietnam's request, we have prepared a pest 
risk assessment (PRA) to identify pests of quarantine significance that 
could follow the pathway of importation of fresh star apple fruit into 
the continental United States from Vietnam. Based on the PRA, a risk 
management document (RMD) was prepared to identify phytosanitary 
measures that could be applied to the fresh star apple fruit to 
mitigate the pest risk. We have concluded that fresh star apple fruit 
can be safely imported from Vietnam into the continental United States 
using one or more of the five designated phytosanitary measures listed 
in Sec.  319.56-4(b). These measures are:
     The fresh star apple fruit must be imported as commercial 
consignments only;
     Each consignment of fresh star apple fruit must be 
accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate issued by the NPPO of 
Vietnam;
     Each consignment of fresh star apple fruit must be treated 
in accordance with 7 CFR part 305; and
     Each consignment of fresh star apple fruit is subject to 
inspection upon arrival at the port of entry to the United States.
    Therefore, in accordance with Sec.  319.56-4(c), we are announcing 
the availability of our PRA and RMD for public review and comment. The 
documents may be viewed on the Regulations.gov Web site or in our 
reading room (see ADDRESSES above for a link to Regulations.gov and 
information on the location and hours of the reading room). You may 
request paper copies of the PRA and RMD by calling or writing to the 
person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Please refer to 
the subject of the analysis you wish to review when requesting copies.
    After reviewing any comments we receive, we will announce our 
decision regarding the import status of fresh star apple fruit from 
Vietnam in a subsequent notice. If the overall conclusions of our 
analysis and the Administrator's determination of risk remain unchanged 
following our consideration of the comments, then we will authorize the 
importation of fresh star apple fruit from Vietnam into the continental 
United States subject to the requirements specified in the RMD.

    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 13th day of July 2016.
Jere L. Dick,
Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 2016-16981 Filed 7-18-16; 8:45 am]
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