Addition of Lebanon to the List of Regions Affected by Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, 7787 [2017-01392]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 13 / Monday, January 23, 2017 / Notices The conclusions of the OIE scientific commission for these countries can be viewed at: Costa Rica: http://www.oie.int/ fileadmin/Home/eng/Internationa_ Standard_Setting/docs/pdf/SCAD/A_ SCAD_Feb2016.pdf (page 92). Germany: http://www.oie.int/ fileadmin/Home/eng/Internationa_ Standard_Setting/docs/pdf/SCAD/A_ SCAD_Feb2016.pdf (page 93). Lithuania: http://www.oie.int/ fileadmin/Home/eng/Internationa_ Standard_Setting/docs/pdf/SCAD/A_ SCAD_Feb2016.pdf (page 95). Mexico: http://www.oie.int/fileadmin/ Home/eng/Internationa_Standard_ Setting/docs/pdf/SCAD/A_SCAD_ Feb2016.pdf (page 96). Namibia: http://www.oie.int/ fileadmin/Home/eng/Internationa_ Standard_Setting/docs/pdf/SCAD/A_ SCAD_Feb2016.pdf (page 98). Romania: http://www.oie.int/ fileadmin/Home/eng/Internationa_ Standard_Setting/docs/pdf/SCAD/A_ SCAD_Feb2016.pdf (page 101). Spain: http://www.oie.int/fileadmin/ Home/eng/Internationa_Standard_ Setting/docs/pdf/SCAD/A_SCAD_ Feb2016.pdf (page 99). After reviewing any comments we receive, we will announce our final determination regarding the BSE classification of these countries in the Federal Register, along with a discussion of and response to pertinent issues raised by commenters. If APHIS recognizes a country as either negligible risk or controlled risk for BSE, the Agency will include that country on the list of regions of negligible risk or controlled risk for BSE, as applicable, that is available to the public on the Agency’s Web site at https:// www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/ animalhealth/animal-and-animalproduct-import-information/import-liveanimals/ct_bovine_spongiform_ encephalopathy. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Authority: 7 U.S.C. 1622 and 8301–8317; 21 U.S.C. 136 and 136a; 31 U.S.C. 9701; 7 CFR 2.22, 2.80, and 371.4. Done in Washington, DC, this 13th day of January 2017. Kevin Shea, Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2017–01390 Filed 1–19–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:02 Jan 19, 2017 Jkt 241001 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2016–0072] Addition of Lebanon to the List of Regions Affected by Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: We are advising the public that we added Lebanon to the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) list maintained on the APHIS Web site of regions considered affected with highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI). We are taking this action because of the confirmation of HPAI detection in Lebanon. DATES: Effective Date: The addition of Lebanon to the APHIS list of regions considered affected with HPAI is effective retroactively to April 22, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Javier Vargas, Import Risk Analyst, National Import Export Services, VS, APHIS, 4700 River Road, Unit 38, Riverdale, MD 20737; (301) 851–3300; Javier.Vargas@aphis.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The regulations in 9 CFR part 94 (referred to below as the regulations) govern the importation of certain animals and animal products into the United States to prevent the introduction of various animal diseases, including Newcastle disease and highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI). The regulations prohibit or restrict the importation of live poultry, poultry meat, and other poultry products from regions where these diseases are considered to exist. Section 94.6 of part 94 of the regulations contain requirements governing the importation into the United States of carcasses, meat, parts or products of carcasses, and eggs (other than hatching eggs) of poultry, game birds, or other birds from regions of the world where HPAI exists or is reasonably believed to exist. HPAI is an extremely infectious and potentially fatal form of avian influenza in birds and poultry that, once established, can spread rapidly from flock to flock. A list of regions that the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) considers affected with HPAI of any subtype is maintained on the APHIS Web site at https://www.aphis.usda.gov/ aphis/ourfocus/animalhealth/animaland-animal-product-importinformation/ct_animal_disease_status. APHIS receives notice of HPAI outbreaks from veterinary officials of the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 7787 exporting country, from the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), or from other sources the Administrator determines to be reliable. On April 23, 2016, the veterinary authorities of Lebanon reported to the OIE that an HPAI outbreak had been confirmed in the Bekaa region on April 22, 2016. The outbreak affected a farm of approximately 20,000 birds. In response to this outbreak, APHIS added Lebanon to the list of regions where HPAI exists or is reasonably believed to exist. As a result, live poultry, poultry meat, and other poultry products from Lebanon are subject to APHIS import restrictions designed to mitigate risk of HPAI introduction into the United States. These restrictions are effective retroactively to April 22, 2016. Authority: 7 U.S.C. 450, 7701–7772, 7781– 7786, and 8301–8317; 21 U.S.C. 136 and 136a; 31 U.S.C. 9701; 7 CFR 2.22, 2.80, and 371.4. Done in Washington, DC, this 13th day of January 2017. Kevin Shea, Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2017–01392 Filed 1–19–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2016–0101] Notice of Request for Reinstatement of an Information Collection; National Veterinary Accreditation Program Application Form Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Reinstatement of an information collection; comment request. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s intention to request a reinstatement of an information collection associated with the National Veterinary Accreditation Program application form. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before March 24, 2017. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2016-0101. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2016–0101, Regulatory Analysis SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\23JAN1.SGM 23JAN1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

[Docket No. APHIS-2016-0072]


Addition of Lebanon to the List of Regions Affected by Highly 
Pathogenic Avian Influenza

AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: We are advising the public that we added Lebanon to the Animal 
and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) list maintained on the 
APHIS Web site of regions considered affected with highly pathogenic 
avian influenza (HPAI). We are taking this action because of the 
confirmation of HPAI detection in Lebanon.

DATES: Effective Date: The addition of Lebanon to the APHIS list of 
regions considered affected with HPAI is effective retroactively to 
April 22, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Javier Vargas, Import Risk 
Analyst, National Import Export Services, VS, APHIS, 4700 River Road, 
Unit 38, Riverdale, MD 20737; (301) 851-3300; 
Javier.Vargas@aphis.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The regulations in 9 CFR part 94 (referred 
to below as the regulations) govern the importation of certain animals 
and animal products into the United States to prevent the introduction 
of various animal diseases, including Newcastle disease and highly 
pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI). The regulations prohibit or restrict 
the importation of live poultry, poultry meat, and other poultry 
products from regions where these diseases are considered to exist.
    Section 94.6 of part 94 of the regulations contain requirements 
governing the importation into the United States of carcasses, meat, 
parts or products of carcasses, and eggs (other than hatching eggs) of 
poultry, game birds, or other birds from regions of the world where 
HPAI exists or is reasonably believed to exist. HPAI is an extremely 
infectious and potentially fatal form of avian influenza in birds and 
poultry that, once established, can spread rapidly from flock to flock. 
A list of regions that the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 
(APHIS) considers affected with HPAI of any subtype is maintained on 
the APHIS Web site at https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/animalhealth/animal-and-animal-product-import-information/ct_animal_disease_status.
    APHIS receives notice of HPAI outbreaks from veterinary officials 
of the exporting country, from the World Organization for Animal Health 
(OIE), or from other sources the Administrator determines to be 
reliable. On April 23, 2016, the veterinary authorities of Lebanon 
reported to the OIE that an HPAI outbreak had been confirmed in the 
Bekaa region on April 22, 2016. The outbreak affected a farm of 
approximately 20,000 birds.
    In response to this outbreak, APHIS added Lebanon to the list of 
regions where HPAI exists or is reasonably believed to exist. As a 
result, live poultry, poultry meat, and other poultry products from 
Lebanon are subject to APHIS import restrictions designed to mitigate 
risk of HPAI introduction into the United States. These restrictions 
are effective retroactively to April 22, 2016.

    Authority:  7 U.S.C. 450, 7701-7772, 7781-7786, and 8301-8317; 
21 U.S.C. 136 and 136a; 31 U.S.C. 9701; 7 CFR 2.22, 2.80, and 371.4.

    Done in Washington, DC, this 13th day of January 2017.
Kevin Shea,
Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 2017-01392 Filed 1-19-17; 8:45 am]
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