Swine Health Protection Act; Amendments to Garbage Feeding Regulations, 64414-64415 [2019-25367]

Download as PDF 64414 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 226 / Friday, November 22, 2019 / Rules and Regulations List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 457 Acreage allotments, Crop insurance, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Need for Correction Accordingly, 7 CFR part 457 is corrected by making the following amendments: PART 457—COMMON CROP INSURANCE REGULATIONS 1. The authority citation for part 457 continues to read as follows: ■ Authority: 7 U.S.C. 1506(l) and 1506(o). § 457.8 [Amended] 2. Amend § 457.8, in the Common Crop Insurance Policy, in section 3(g)(3), remove the words ‘‘section 34(c)(3)’’ and add ‘‘section 34(b)(3)’’ in its place. ■ Robin Anderson, Executive Secretary, Federal Crop Insurance Corporation. [FR Doc. 2019–25387 Filed 11–21–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–08–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 9 CFR Part 166 [Docket No. APHIS–2018–0067] RIN 0579–AE50 Swine Health Protection Act; Amendments to Garbage Feeding Regulations Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Final rule. AGENCY: We are amending the Swine Health Protection Act regulations by removing the State status lists from the regulations in order to maintain these lists on the Agency’s website. These changes will allow us to use a noticebased, streamlined approach to update the lists while continuing to protect swine health in the United States. DATES: Effective December 23, 2019. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Ross Free, Veterinary Services, APHIS, 920 Main Campus Dr. #200, Raleigh, NC 27606; email: Ross.a.Free@usda.gov; phone: (919) 855–7712. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES SUMMARY: Background The Swine Health Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 3801 et seq., referred to below as VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:48 Nov 21, 2019 Jkt 250001 the Act) is intended to protect the commerce, health, and welfare of the people of the United States by ensuring that food waste fed to swine does not contain active disease organisms that pose a risk to domestic swine. The regulations in 9 CFR part 166 regarding swine health protection (referred to below as the regulations) were promulgated in accordance with the Act. Section 166.15 of the regulations contains provisions regarding garbage feeding and enforcement responsibility, with lists of States that are subject to each provision. On June 20, 2019, we published in the Federal Register (84 FR 28774–28775, Docket No. APHIS–2018–0067) a proposal 1 to amend the regulations by moving the State status lists for garbage feeding of swine in § 166.15 from the regulations to the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) website. As a result of this move, any subsequent change to a State’s status will be announced through a notice published in the Federal Register in conjunction with updating that status on the APHIS website. We solicited comments concerning our proposal for 60 days ending August 19, 2019. We received four comments by that date. They were from a national organization representing pork producers and members of the public. All responses were in favor of moving the State status lists in § 166.15 from the regulations to the APHIS website. One commenter stated that we should ensure that information be made available in an alternative format for persons without online access. In § 166.15(b), we note that for information concerning the feeding of garbage to swine, the public may contact the APHIS Area Veterinarian in Charge, the State animal health official, or Veterinary Services, 4700 River Road, Unit 37, Riverdale, MD 20737–1231. Therefore, for the reasons given in the proposed rule, we are adopting the proposed rule as a final rule, without change. Executive Orders 12866 and 13771 and Regulatory Flexibility Act This final rule has been determined to be not significant for the purposes of Executive Order 12866 and, therefore, has not been reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget. This rule is not an Executive Order 13771 regulatory action because this rule is not significant under Executive Order 12866. 1 To view the proposed rule, supporting documents, and the comments we received, go to http://www.regulations.gov/#! docketDetail;D=APHIS-2018-0067. PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 In accordance with the Regulatory Flexibility Act, we have analyzed the potential economic effects of this action on small entities. The analysis is summarized below. Copies of the full analysis are available on the Regulations.gov website (see footnote 1 in this document for a link to Regulations.gov) or by contacting the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. In accordance with the Swine Health Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 3801 et seq.), APHIS regulates food waste containing any meat products fed to swine. Raw or undercooked meat may transmit numerous infectious or communicable diseases. Compliance with these regulations ensures that all food waste fed to swine is properly treated to kill disease organisms. We are revising the regulations by moving the State status lists in § 166.15 from the regulations to the APHIS website. As a result of this move, any subsequent additions, deletions, and other changes to a State’s status will be made using a notice-based process. This final rule, while facilitating changes to the State status lists, is not expected to have an economic impact on hog and pig farms. Under these circumstances, the Administrator of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has determined that this action will not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. Executive Order 12372 This program/activity is listed in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance under No. 10.025 and is subject to Executive Order 12372, which requires intergovernmental consultation with State and local officials. (See 2 CFR chapter IV.) Executive Order 12988 This final rule has been reviewed under Executive Order 12988, Civil Justice Reform. This rule: (1) Preempts all State and local laws and regulations that are in conflict with this rule; (2) has no retroactive effect; and (3) does not require administrative proceedings before parties may file suit in court challenging this rule. Congressional Review Act Pursuant to the Congressional Review Act (5 U.S.C. 801 et seq.), the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs designated this rule as not a major rule, as defined by 5 U.S.C. 804(2). Paperwork Reduction Act In accordance with section 3507(d) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 E:\FR\FM\22NOR1.SGM 22NOR1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 226 / Friday, November 22, 2019 / Rules and Regulations (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), the information collection requirements included in this final rule have already been approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under OMB control number 0579–0065. E-Government Act Compliance The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is committed to compliance with the E-Government Act to promote the use of the internet and other information technologies, to provide increased opportunities for citizen access to Government information and services, and for other purposes. For information pertinent to E-Government Act compliance related to this rule, please contact Mr. Joseph Moxey, APHIS’ Information Collection Coordinator, at (301) 851–2483. List of Subjects in 9 CFR Part 166 Animal diseases, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Swine. Accordingly, we are amending 9 CFR part 166 as follows: (b) For information concerning the feeding of garbage to swine, the public may contact the APHIS Area Veterinarian in Charge, the State animal health official, or Veterinary Services, 4700 River Road, Unit 37, Riverdale, MD 20737–1231. 2 https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ ourfocus/animalhealth/animal-diseaseinformation/swine-disease-information. Done in Washington, DC, this 18th day of November 2019. Kevin Shea, Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2019–25367 Filed 11–21–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY Internal Revenue Service 1. The authority citation for part 166 continues to read as follows: 2. Section 166.12 is amended by: a. Removing the phrase ‘‘listed in § 166.15(d) of this part’’ each time it appears and adding the phrase ‘‘referenced in § 166.15(a)’’ in its place; ■ b. Revising the text of footnote 1; and ■ c. Removing the words ‘‘of this part’’ in paragraph (c). The revision reads as follows: ■ ■ § 166.12 * * Cancellation of licenses. * * * 1 To find the name and address of the Area Veterinarian in Charge, go to https:// www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_health/ contacts/field-operations-districts.pdf. 3. Section 166.15 is revised to read as follows: ■ khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with RULES § 166.15 State status. (a) The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) will maintain on its website 2 the following lists of States: (1) States that prohibit the feeding of garbage to swine; (2) States that allow the feeding of treated garbage to swine; (3) States that have primary enforcement responsibility under the Act; and (4) States that issue licenses under cooperative agreements with APHIS, but do not have primary responsibility under the Act. VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:48 Nov 21, 2019 Jkt 250001 Income taxes, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements. Correction of Publication Accordingly, 26 CFR part 1 is corrected by making the following correcting amendment: PART 1—INCOME TAXES 1. The authority citation for part 1 is amended by adding a sectional authority for § 1.6654–2 in numerical order to read in part as follows: ■ * * * * * Section 1.6654–2 also issued under 26 U.S.C. 6654(n). * * * * Martin V. Franks, Chief, Publications and Regulations Branch, Legal Processing Division, Associate Chief Counsel, (Procedure and Administration). [TD 9613] [FR Doc. 2019–25346 Filed 11–21–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4830–01–P Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Treasury. ACTION: Correcting amendment. DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY This document contains corrections to Treasury Decision TD 9613, which was published in the Federal Register on Wednesday, February 27, 2013. Treasury Decision 9623 contains final regulations under section 6654 of the Internal Revenue Code relating to reduced estimated income tax payments for qualified individuals with small business income for any taxable year beginning in 2009 and does not apply to any taxable years beginning before or after 2009. DATES: This correction is effective on November 22, 2019 and is applicable on or after February 27, 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Janet Engel Kidd, Office of Associate Chief Counsel (Procedure and Administration), (202) 317–3600 (not a toll-free number). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 31 CFR Part 591 AGENCY: Authority: 7 U.S.C. 3801–3813; 7 CFR 2.22, 2.80, and 371.4. List of Subjects in 26 CFR Part 1 * 26 CFR Part 1 Reduced 2009 Estimated Income Tax Payments for Individuals With Small Business Income; Correction ■ 9613) contain an error that needs to be corrected. Authority: 26 U.S.C. 7805 * * * RIN 1545–BI67 PART 166—SWINE HEALTH PROTECTION 64415 SUMMARY: Background The final regulations (TD 9613) that are the subject of this correction are issued under section 6654 of the Internal Revenue Code. Need for Correction As published February 27, 2013 (78 FR 13221), the final regulations (TD PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4700 Sfmt 4700 Office of Foreign Assets Control Venezuela Sanctions Regulations Office of Foreign Assets Control, Treasury. ACTION: Final rule. 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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

9 CFR Part 166

[Docket No. APHIS-2018-0067]
RIN 0579-AE50


Swine Health Protection Act; Amendments to Garbage Feeding 
Regulations

AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: We are amending the Swine Health Protection Act regulations by 
removing the State status lists from the regulations in order to 
maintain these lists on the Agency's website. These changes will allow 
us to use a notice-based, streamlined approach to update the lists 
while continuing to protect swine health in the United States.

DATES: Effective December 23, 2019.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Ross Free, Veterinary Services, 
APHIS, 920 Main Campus Dr. #200, Raleigh, NC 27606; email: 
[email protected]; phone: (919) 855-7712.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    The Swine Health Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 3801 et seq., referred to 
below as the Act) is intended to protect the commerce, health, and 
welfare of the people of the United States by ensuring that food waste 
fed to swine does not contain active disease organisms that pose a risk 
to domestic swine. The regulations in 9 CFR part 166 regarding swine 
health protection (referred to below as the regulations) were 
promulgated in accordance with the Act. Section 166.15 of the 
regulations contains provisions regarding garbage feeding and 
enforcement responsibility, with lists of States that are subject to 
each provision.
    On June 20, 2019, we published in the Federal Register (84 FR 
28774-28775, Docket No. APHIS-2018-0067) a proposal \1\ to amend the 
regulations by moving the State status lists for garbage feeding of 
swine in Sec.  166.15 from the regulations to the Animal and Plant 
Health Inspection Service (APHIS) website. As a result of this move, 
any subsequent change to a State's status will be announced through a 
notice published in the Federal Register in conjunction with updating 
that status on the APHIS website.
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    \1\ To view the proposed rule, supporting documents, and the 
comments we received, go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2018-0067.
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    We solicited comments concerning our proposal for 60 days ending 
August 19, 2019. We received four comments by that date. They were from 
a national organization representing pork producers and members of the 
public. All responses were in favor of moving the State status lists in 
Sec.  166.15 from the regulations to the APHIS website.
    One commenter stated that we should ensure that information be made 
available in an alternative format for persons without online access.
    In Sec.  166.15(b), we note that for information concerning the 
feeding of garbage to swine, the public may contact the APHIS Area 
Veterinarian in Charge, the State animal health official, or Veterinary 
Services, 4700 River Road, Unit 37, Riverdale, MD 20737-1231.
    Therefore, for the reasons given in the proposed rule, we are 
adopting the proposed rule as a final rule, without change.

Executive Orders 12866 and 13771 and Regulatory Flexibility Act

    This final rule has been determined to be not significant for the 
purposes of Executive Order 12866 and, therefore, has not been reviewed 
by the Office of Management and Budget. This rule is not an Executive 
Order 13771 regulatory action because this rule is not significant 
under Executive Order 12866.
    In accordance with the Regulatory Flexibility Act, we have analyzed 
the potential economic effects of this action on small entities. The 
analysis is summarized below. Copies of the full analysis are available 
on the Regulations.gov website (see footnote 1 in this document for a 
link to Regulations.gov) or by contacting the person listed under FOR 
FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.
    In accordance with the Swine Health Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 3801 
et seq.), APHIS regulates food waste containing any meat products fed 
to swine. Raw or undercooked meat may transmit numerous infectious or 
communicable diseases. Compliance with these regulations ensures that 
all food waste fed to swine is properly treated to kill disease 
organisms.
    We are revising the regulations by moving the State status lists in 
Sec.  166.15 from the regulations to the APHIS website. As a result of 
this move, any subsequent additions, deletions, and other changes to a 
State's status will be made using a notice-based process.
    This final rule, while facilitating changes to the State status 
lists, is not expected to have an economic impact on hog and pig farms.
    Under these circumstances, the Administrator of the Animal and 
Plant Health Inspection Service has determined that this action will 
not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small 
entities.

Executive Order 12372

    This program/activity is listed in the Catalog of Federal Domestic 
Assistance under No. 10.025 and is subject to Executive Order 12372, 
which requires intergovernmental consultation with State and local 
officials. (See 2 CFR chapter IV.)

Executive Order 12988

    This final rule has been reviewed under Executive Order 12988, 
Civil Justice Reform. This rule: (1) Preempts all State and local laws 
and regulations that are in conflict with this rule; (2) has no 
retroactive effect; and (3) does not require administrative proceedings 
before parties may file suit in court challenging this rule.

Congressional Review Act

    Pursuant to the Congressional Review Act (5 U.S.C. 801 et seq.), 
the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs designated this rule 
as not a major rule, as defined by 5 U.S.C. 804(2).

Paperwork Reduction Act

    In accordance with section 3507(d) of the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995

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(44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), the information collection requirements 
included in this final rule have already been approved by the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) under OMB control number 0579-0065.

E-Government Act Compliance

    The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is committed to 
compliance with the E-Government Act to promote the use of the internet 
and other information technologies, to provide increased opportunities 
for citizen access to Government information and services, and for 
other purposes. For information pertinent to E-Government Act 
compliance related to this rule, please contact Mr. Joseph Moxey, 
APHIS' Information Collection Coordinator, at (301) 851-2483.

List of Subjects in 9 CFR Part 166

    Animal diseases, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Swine.

    Accordingly, we are amending 9 CFR part 166 as follows:

PART 166--SWINE HEALTH PROTECTION

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1. The authority citation for part 166 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  7 U.S.C. 3801-3813; 7 CFR 2.22, 2.80, and 371.4.


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2. Section 166.12 is amended by:
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a. Removing the phrase ``listed in Sec.  166.15(d) of this part'' each 
time it appears and adding the phrase ``referenced in Sec.  166.15(a)'' 
in its place;
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b. Revising the text of footnote 1; and
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c. Removing the words ``of this part'' in paragraph (c).
    The revision reads as follows:


Sec.  166.12   Cancellation of licenses.

* * * * *
    \1\ To find the name and address of the Area Veterinarian in 
Charge, go to https://www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_health/contacts/field-operations-districts.pdf.


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3. Section 166.15 is revised to read as follows:


Sec.  166.15   State status.

    (a) The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) will 
maintain on its website \2\ the following lists of States:
    (1) States that prohibit the feeding of garbage to swine;
    (2) States that allow the feeding of treated garbage to swine;
    (3) States that have primary enforcement responsibility under the 
Act; and
    (4) States that issue licenses under cooperative agreements with 
APHIS, but do not have primary responsibility under the Act.
    (b) For information concerning the feeding of garbage to swine, the 
public may contact the APHIS Area Veterinarian in Charge, the State 
animal health official, or Veterinary Services, 4700 River Road, Unit 
37, Riverdale, MD 20737-1231.

    \2\ https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/animalhealth/animal-disease-information/swine-disease-information.

    Done in Washington, DC, this 18th day of November 2019.
Kevin Shea,
Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 2019-25367 Filed 11-21-19; 8:45 am]
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