Importation, Interstate Movement, and Environmental Release of Certain Genetically Engineered Organisms, 10312-10313 [2017-02783]

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 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 27 / Friday, February 10, 2017 / Proposed Rules organisms, thereby reducing burden for regulated entities whose organisms pose no plant pest or noxious weed risks. Comments on the proposed rule were required to be received on or before May 19, 2017. We are extending the comment period on Docket No. APHIS– 2015–0057 for an additional 30 days. This action will allow interested persons additional time to prepare and submit comments. Authority: 7 U.S.C. 7701–7772 and 7781– 7786; 31 U.S.C. 9701; 7 CFR 2.22, 2.80, and 371.3. Federal Register of November 22, 2016 (81 FR 83750) Lists of Subjects in 14 CFR Part 71 Airspace, Incorporation by reference, Navigation (air). The Withdrawal Accordingly, pursuant to the authority delegated to me, the notice of proposed rulemaking, as published in the Federal Register on December 12, 2016 (81 FR 89399) (FR Doc. 2016– 29630), is hereby withdrawn. Authority: 49 U.S.C. 106(f), 106(g); 40103, 40113, 40120; E.O. 10854, 24 FR 9565, 3 CFR, 1959–1963 Comp., p. 389. Done in Washington, DC, this 6th day of February 2017. Michael C. Gregoire, Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. Issued in College Park, Georgia, on December 29, 2016. Debra L. Hogan, Acting Manager, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Air Traffic Organization. [FR Doc. 2017–02783 Filed 2–9–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION [FR Doc. 2017–02490 Filed 2–9–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–13–P Federal Aviation Administration DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY 14 CFR Part 71 [Docket No. FAA–2016–9266; Airspace Docket No. 16–ASO–5] Coast Guard Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Kill Devil Hills, NC: Withdrawal 33 CFR Part 110 [Docket Number USCG–2016–0916] Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM), withdrawal. AGENCY: A Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) published in the Federal Register on December 12, 2016 amending Class E airspace at First Flight Airport, Kill Devil Hills, NC is being withdrawn. Upon review, the FAA found that this is a duplicate of an NPRM published November 22, 2016. DATES: Effective 0901 UTC. As of February 10, 2017 the proposed rule published December 12, 2016, at 81 FR 89399, is withdrawn. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Fornito, Operations Support Group, Eastern Service Center, Federal Aviation Administration, P.O. Box 20636, Atlanta, Georgia 30320; telephone (404) 305–6364. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: rmajette on DSK2TPTVN1PROD with PROPOSALS SUMMARY: History On December 12, 2016, the FAA published in the Federal Register a NPRM to establish Class E airspace at Devil Hills, NC (81 FR 89399) Docket No. FAA–2016–9266. The document is being withdrawn as it was found to be a duplicate of one published in the VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:56 Feb 09, 2017 Jkt 241001 RIN 1625–AA01 Anchorages; Captain of the Port Puget Sound Zone, WA Coast Guard, DHS. Notice of proposed rulemaking. AGENCY: ACTION: The Coast Guard proposes the creation of several new anchorages and holding areas as well as a nonanchorage area, the expansion of one existing general anchorage, and the establishment of new and clarification of existing regulations governing such anchorages and areas in the Puget Sound area. This action is necessary to provide enhanced safety for maritime traffic in the Puget Sound area. We invite your comments on this proposed rulemaking. DATES: Comments and related material must be received by the Coast Guard on or before May 11, 2017. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments identified by docket number USCG– 2016–0916 using the Federal eRulemaking Portal at https:// www.regulations.gov. See the ‘‘Public Participation and Request for Comments’’ portion of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for further instructions on submitting comments. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4702 Sfmt 4702 10313 If you have questions about this proposed rulemaking, call or email Mr. Laird Hail, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound; telephone 206–217–6051, email SectorPugetSoundWWM@uscg.mil. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: I. Table of Abbreviations CFR Code of Federal Regulations DHS Department of Homeland Security FR Federal Register NPRM Notice of proposed rulemaking § Section U.S.C. United States Code II. Background, Purpose, and Legal Basis Previous rulemakings defined a number of anchorages and one nonanchorage area throughout the greater Puget Sound area. Since those rulemakings, additional informal anchorages, holding areas, and a nonanchorage area have been utilized to accommodate the wide variety of vessels now calling on Puget Sound ports. Coast Guard Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) Puget Sound, working with shipping agents, pilots, and other stakeholders, identified and started using these anchorages and areas to improve the safety of maritime traffic. Because these anchorages and areas are not formally established, however, they are not included on nautical charts, referenced in the Coast Pilot, or subject to regulations. Accordingly, this proposed rule would formally designate these anchorages and areas. In addition, it would establish new and clarify existing regulations governing the use of all anchorages and areas in the Puget Sound area. The purpose of these actions is to improve the safety of all Puget Sound waterway users. The Coast Guard proposes this rulemaking under the authority established in 33 U.S.C. 471, 1221 through 1236, 2071; 33 CFR 1.05–1; and Department of Homeland Security Delegation No. 0170.1. III. Discussion of Proposed Rule This rulemaking proposes the creation of several new anchorages, holding areas, and a non-anchorage area as well as the expansion of one existing general anchorage in the Puget Sound area, as detailed in the proposed regulatory text. Graphic depictions of the anchorages, holding areas, and non-anchorage area are included in the docket. In general, they are located in the vicinity of Port Townsend, Commencement Bay, Port Angeles, Vendovi Island, Quartermaster Harbor, and Budd Inlet. The proposed anchorages and areas have been used for many years informally, however, they E:\FR\FM\10FEP1.SGM 10FEP1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 27 (Friday, February 10, 2017)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-02783]


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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

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 our proposed rule that 
would 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 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

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organisms, thereby reducing burden for regulated entities whose 
organisms pose no plant pest or noxious weed risks.
    Comments on the proposed rule were required to be received on or 
before May 19, 2017. We are extending the comment period on Docket No. 
APHIS-2015-0057 for an additional 30 days. This action will allow 
interested persons additional time to prepare and submit comments.

    Authority: 7 U.S.C. 7701-7772 and 7781-7786; 31 U.S.C. 9701; 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. 2017-02783 Filed 2-9-17; 8:45 am]
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