Importation of Hass Avocados From Colombia, 10312 [2017-02781]

Download as PDF 10312 Proposed Rules Federal Register Vol. 82, No. 27 Friday, February 10, 2017 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of the proposed issuance of rules and regulations. The purpose of these notices is to give interested persons an opportunity to participate in the rule making prior to the adoption of the final rules. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 7 CFR Part 319 [Docket No. APHIS–2016–0022] RIN 0579–AE29 Importation of Hass Avocados From Colombia Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Proposed rule; extension of comment period. AGENCY: We are extending the comment period for a proposed rule to allow the importation of Hass avocados from Colombia into the continental United States. This action will allow interested persons additional time to prepare and submit comments. DATES: The comment period for the proposed rule published on October 27, 2016 (81 FR 74722) is extended. We will consider all comments that we receive on or before March 20, 2017. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to https://www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2016-0022. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comments to Docket No. APHIS–2016–0022, 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 https:// www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2016-0022 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. rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:56 Feb 09, 2017 Jkt 241001 Mr. David B. Lamb, Senior Regulatory Policy Specialist, USDA/APHIS/PPQ, 4700 River Road, Unit 133, Riverdale, MD 20737–1236; (301) 851–2103; David.B.Lamb@aphis.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On October 27, 2016, we published in the Federal Register (81 FR 74722–74727, Docket No. APHIS–2016–0022) a proposed rule to authorize the importation of Hass avocados from Colombia into the continental United States. Comments on the proposed rule were required to be received on or before December 27, 2016. On January 17, 2017, we published in the Federal Register (82 FR 4798) a notice of reopening of the comment period for an additional 30 days. Comments were required to be received by February 16, 2017. We are extending the comment period on Docket No. APHIS–2016–0022 for an additional 30 days. This action will allow interested persons additional time to prepare and submit comments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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 6th day of February 2017. Michael C. Gregoire, Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2017–02781 Filed 2–9–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 7 CFR Part 340 [Docket No. APHIS–2015–0057] RIN 0579–AE15 Importation, Interstate Movement, and Environmental Release of Certain Genetically Engineered Organisms Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Proposed rule; extension of comment period. AGENCY: We are extending the comment period for our proposed rule that would revise our regulations regarding the importation, interstate SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 movement, and environmental release of certain genetically engineered organisms in order to update the regulations in response to advances in genetic engineering and understanding of the plant pest and noxious weed risk posed by genetically engineered organisms, thereby reducing burden for regulated entities whose organisms pose no plant pest or noxious weed risks. This action will allow interested persons additional time to prepare and submit comments. DATES: The comment period for the proposed rule published on January 19, 2017 (82 FR 7008) is extended. We will consider all comments that we receive on or before June 19, 2017. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to https://www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2015-0057. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2015–0057, 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 https:// www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2015-0057 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: Dr. Sidney Abel, Assistant Deputy Administrator, Biotechnology Regulatory Services, APHIS, 4700 River Road, Unit 147, Riverdale, MD 20737– 1238; (301) 851–3896. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On January 19, 2017, we published in the Federal Register (82 FR 7008–7039, Docket No. APHIS–2015–0057) a proposal to revise our regulations regarding the importation, interstate movement, and environmental release of certain genetically engineered organisms in order to update the regulations in response to advances in genetic engineering and understanding of the plant pest and noxious weed risk posed by genetically engineered E:\FR\FM\10FEP1.SGM 10FEP1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 27 (Friday, February 10, 2017)]
[Proposed Rules]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-02781]


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Proposed Rules
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This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of 
the proposed issuance of rules and regulations. The purpose of these 
notices is to give interested persons an opportunity to participate in 
the rule making prior to the adoption of the final rules.

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Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 27 / Friday, February 10, 2017 / 
Proposed Rules

[[Page 10312]]



DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

7 CFR Part 319

[Docket No. APHIS-2016-0022]
RIN 0579-AE29


Importation of Hass Avocados From Colombia

AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.

ACTION: Proposed rule; extension of comment period.

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SUMMARY: We are extending the comment period for a proposed rule to 
allow the importation of Hass avocados from Colombia into the 
continental United States. This action will allow interested persons 
additional time to prepare and submit comments.

DATES: The comment period for the proposed rule published on October 
27, 2016 (81 FR 74722) is extended. We will consider all comments that 
we receive on or before March 20, 2017.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to https://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2016-0022.
     Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comments to 
Docket No. APHIS-2016-0022, 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 https://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2016-
0022 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, USDA/APHIS/PPQ, 4700 River Road, Unit 133, 
Riverdale, MD 20737-1236; (301) 851-2103; David.B.Lamb@aphis.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On October 27, 2016, we published in the 
Federal Register (81 FR 74722-74727, Docket No. APHIS-2016-0022) a 
proposed rule to authorize the importation of Hass avocados from 
Colombia into the continental United States.
    Comments on the proposed rule were required to be received on or 
before December 27, 2016. On January 17, 2017, we published in the 
Federal Register (82 FR 4798) a notice of reopening of the comment 
period for an additional 30 days. Comments were required to be received 
by February 16, 2017.
    We are extending the comment period on Docket No. APHIS-2016-0022 
for an additional 30 days. This action will allow interested persons 
additional time to prepare and submit comments.

    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 6th day of February 2017.
Michael C. Gregoire,
Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 2017-02781 Filed 2-9-17; 8:45 am]
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