Addition of Cambodia to the List of Regions Affected by African Swine Fever, 40384 [2019-17468]

Download as PDF 40384 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 157 / Wednesday, August 14, 2019 / Notices and U.S. importers of fruits and vegetables. Estimated annual number of respondents: 43. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 483. Estimated annual number of responses: 20,774. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 805 hours. (Due to averaging, the total annual burden hours may not equal the product of the annual number of responses multiplied by the reporting burden per response.) All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will also become a matter of public record. Done in Washington, DC, this 8th day of August 2019. Michael Watson, Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2019–17467 Filed 8–13–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2019–0026] Addition of Cambodia to the List of Regions Affected by African Swine Fever Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: We are advising the public that we have added Cambodia to the list of regions that the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service considers to be affected with African swine fever (ASF). We are taking this action because of the confirmation of ASF in Cambodia. DATES: Cambodia was added to the APHIS list of regions considered affected with ASF on April 4, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Ingrid Kotowski, Regionalization Evaluation Services, Veterinary Services, APHIS, 920 Main Campus Drive, Suite 200, Raleigh, NC 27606; (919) 855–7732; email: ingrid.kotowski@ usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The regulations in 9 CFR part 94 (referred to below as the regulations) govern the importation of specified animals and animal products to prevent the introduction into the United States of various animal diseases, including African swine fever (ASF). ASF is a highly contagious disease of wild and domestic swine that can spread rapidly jspears on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:56 Aug 13, 2019 Jkt 247001 in swine populations with extremely high rates of morbidity and mortality. A list of regions where ASF exists or is reasonably believed to exist is maintained on the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) website at https://www.aphis.usda.gov/ aphis/ourfocus/animalhealth/animaland-animal-product-importinformation/animal-health-status-ofregions/. This list is referenced in § 94.8(a)(2) of the regulations. Section 94.8(a)(3) of the regulations states that APHIS will add a region to that list upon determining ASF exists in the region, based on reports APHIS receives of outbreaks of the disease 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, or upon determining that there is reason to believe the disease exists in the region. On April 3, 2019, the veterinary authorities of Cambodia reported to the OIE the occurrence of ASF in that country. In response to this outbreak, on April 4, 2019, APHIS added Cambodia to the list of regions where ASF exists or is reasonably believed to exist. As a result, pork and pork products from Cambodia, including casings, are subject to APHIS import restrictions designed to mitigate the risk of ASF introduction into the United States. Pursuant to the Congressional Review Act (5 U.S.C. 801 et seq.), the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs designated this action as not a major rule, as defined by 5 U.S.C. 804(2). Authority: 7 U.S.C. 1633, 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 8th day of August 2019. Michael Watson, Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2019–17468 Filed 8–13–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2019–0020] Addition of Vietnam to the List of Regions Affected by African Swine Fever Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 We are advising the public that we have added Vietnam to the list of regions that the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service considers to be affected with African swine fever (ASF). We are taking this action because of the confirmation of ASF in Vietnam. DATES: Vietnam was added to the APHIS list of regions considered affected with ASF on February 18, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Hatim Gubara, Senior Staff Veterinarian, Regionalization Evaluation Services, Strategy and Policy, Veterinary Services, 4700 River Road, Unit 38, Riverdale, MD 220737; phone: (301) 851–3310; email: hatim.gubara@usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The regulations in 9 CFR part 94 (referred to below as the regulations) govern the importation of specified animals and animal products to prevent the introduction into the United States of various animal diseases, including African swine fever (ASF). ASF is a highly contagious disease of wild and domestic swine that can spread rapidly in swine populations with extremely high rates of morbidity and mortality. A list of regions where ASF exists or is reasonably believed to exist is maintained on the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) website at https://www.aphis.usda.gov/ aphis/ourfocus/animalhealth/animaland-animal-product-importinformation/animal-health-status-ofregions/. This list is referenced in § 94.8(a)(2) of the regulations. Section 94.8(a)(3) of the regulations states that APHIS will add a region to that list upon determining ASF exists in the region, based on reports APHIS receives of outbreaks of the disease 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, or upon determining that there is reason to believe the disease exists in the region. On February 20, 2019, the veterinary authorities of Vietnam reported to the OIE confirmation of an ASF outbreak on February 18, 2019. In response to this outbreak, APHIS has added Vietnam to the list of regions where ASF exists or is reasonably believed to exist. As a result, pork and pork products from Vietnam, including casings, are subject to APHIS import restrictions designed to mitigate the risk of ASF introduction into the United States. Pursuant to the Congressional Review Act (5 U.S.C. 801 et seq.), the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs designated this action as not a major rule, as defined by 5 U.S.C. 804(2). SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\14AUN1.SGM 14AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

[Docket No. APHIS-2019-0026]


Addition of Cambodia to the List of Regions Affected by African 
Swine Fever

AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: We are advising the public that we have added Cambodia to the 
list of regions that the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 
considers to be affected with African swine fever (ASF). We are taking 
this action because of the confirmation of ASF in Cambodia.

DATES: Cambodia was added to the APHIS list of regions considered 
affected with ASF on April 4, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Ingrid Kotowski, Regionalization 
Evaluation Services, Veterinary Services, APHIS, 920 Main Campus Drive, 
Suite 200, Raleigh, NC 27606; (919) 855-7732; email: 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The regulations in 9 CFR part 94 (referred 
to below as the regulations) govern the importation of specified 
animals and animal products to prevent the introduction into the United 
States of various animal diseases, including African swine fever (ASF). 
ASF is a highly contagious disease of wild and domestic swine that can 
spread rapidly in swine populations with extremely high rates of 
morbidity and mortality. A list of regions where ASF exists or is 
reasonably believed to exist is maintained on the Animal and Plant 
Health Inspection Service (APHIS) website at https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/animalhealth/animal-and-animal-product-import-information/animal-health-status-of-regions/. This list 
is referenced in Sec.  94.8(a)(2) of the regulations.
    Section 94.8(a)(3) of the regulations states that APHIS will add a 
region to that list upon determining ASF exists in the region, based on 
reports APHIS receives of outbreaks of the disease 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, or upon determining that there is reason to believe the 
disease exists in the region.
    On April 3, 2019, the veterinary authorities of Cambodia reported 
to the OIE the occurrence of ASF in that country. In response to this 
outbreak, on April 4, 2019, APHIS added Cambodia to the list of regions 
where ASF exists or is reasonably believed to exist. As a result, pork 
and pork products from Cambodia, including casings, are subject to 
APHIS import restrictions designed to mitigate the risk of ASF 
introduction into the United States.
    Pursuant to the Congressional Review Act (5 U.S.C. 801 et seq.), 
the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs designated this action 
as not a major rule, as defined by 5 U.S.C. 804(2).

    Authority: 7 U.S.C. 1633, 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 8th day of August 2019.
Michael Watson,
 Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 2019-17468 Filed 8-13-19; 8:45 am]
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