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Olympic Peninsula Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-18013
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-25
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Olympic Peninsula Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Forks, Washington. The committee is authorized under the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act (the Act) and operates in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The purpose of the committee is to improve collaborative relationships and to provide advice and recommendations to the Forest Service concerning projects and funding consistent with the Act. RAC information can be found at the following Web site: http://www.fs.usda.gov/main/olympic/ workingtogether/advisorycommittees.
Animal Welfare; Procedures for Applying for Licenses and Renewals
Document Number: 2017-17967
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-08-24
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are soliciting public comment on potential revisions to the licensing requirements under our Animal Welfare Act regulations to promote compliance with the Act, reduce licensing fees, and strengthen existing safeguards that prevent any individual whose license has been suspended or revoked, or who has a history of noncompliance, from obtaining a license or working with regulated animals. We are soliciting public comment on these topics to help us consider ways to reduce regulatory burden and more efficiently ensure the sustained compliance of licensees with the Act.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-17966
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-24
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Request for Extension and Revision of a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2017-17887
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-24
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration
GIPSA intends to request that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approve a 3-year extension of a currently approved information collection for the ``Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements under the United States Grain Standards Act (USGSA) and under the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (AMA).'' This approval is required under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA).
Notice of Request for Approval of an Information Collection; Citrus Black Spot
Document Number: 2017-17877
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-24
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's intention to request approval of an information collection associated with the requirements for the interstate movement of regulated articles to prevent the spread of citrus black spot.
Notice of Request for Approval of an Information Collection; Systems Approach for the Interstate Movement of Fresh, Mature Kaffir Lime, Curry, and Bael Leaves for Consumption From Areas Quarantined for Citrus Greening and Asian Citrus Psyllid
Document Number: 2017-17876
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-24
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's intention to request approval of an information collection associated with the requirements for the interstate movement of fresh, mature Kaffir lime, curry, and bael leaves for consumption from areas quarantined for citrus greening and Asian citrus psyllid.
Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Importation of Fruits and Vegetables
Document Number: 2017-17875
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-24
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's intention to request a revision to and extension of approval of an information collection associated with the regulations for the importation of certain fruits and vegetables into the United States.
Semiannual Regulatory Agenda, Spring 2017
Document Number: 2017-16886
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-08-24
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Office of the Secretary
This agenda provides summary descriptions of significant and not significant regulations being developed in agencies of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in conformance with Executive Orders (EO) 13771 ``Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda,'' 12866 ``Regulatory Planning and Review,'' and 13563 ``Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review.'' The agenda also describes regulations affecting small entities as required by section 602 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act, Public Law 96-354. This agenda also identifies regulatory actions that are being reviewed in compliance with section 610(c) of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. We invite public comment on those actions as well as any regulation consistent with EO 13563. USDA has attempted to list all regulations and regulatory reviews pending at the time of publication except for minor and routine or repetitive actions, but some may have been inadvertently missed. There is no legal significance to the omission of an item from this listing. Also, the dates shown for the steps of each action are estimated and are not commitments to act on or by the date shown. USDA's complete regulatory agenda is available online at www.reginfo.gov. Because publication in the Federal Register is mandated for the regulatory flexibility agendas required by the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 602), USDA's printed agenda entries include only: (1) Rules that are likely to have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities; and (2) Rules identified for periodic review under section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-17781
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-23
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Educational Meeting on the Mandatory Inspection of Fish of the Order Siluriformes and Products Derived From Such Fish Final Rule Implementation
Document Number: 2017-17757
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-08-22
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is announcing an educational meeting to discuss the enforcement and implementation of the Final Rule, ``Mandatory Inspection of Fish of the Order Siluriformes and Products Derived from Such Fish.'' Fish of the order Siluriformes include fish of several families, including catfish (fish of the family Ictaluridae), basa, tra, and swai (fish of the family Pangasiidae), and clarias (fish of the Clariidae family). FSIS will present information on the upcoming full implementation of the regulatory requirements at official domestic establishments that process Siluriformes fish and fish products, as well as information on entry procedures and reinspection at official import inspection establishments. FSIS is particularly interested in soliciting participation from representatives from domestic wild-caught operations that process Siluriformes fish and fish products. The primary objectives of the meeting are to provide updated information to stakeholders and to encourage dialogue between FSIS and the Siluriformes fish industry. Affected industry and interested individuals, organizations, and other stakeholders are invited to participate in the meeting.
Huron-Manistee Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-17714
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-22
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Huron-Manistee Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Mio, Michigan. The RAC is authorized under the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act (the Act) and operates in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The purpose of the RAC is to improve collaborative relationships and to provide advice and recommendations to the Forest Service concerning projects and funding consistent with the Act.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-17692
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-22
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request-Summer Meals Study
Document Number: 2017-17643
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-22
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice invites the general public and other public agencies to comment on this proposed information collection. This collection is a new collection. The purpose of the Summer Meals Study is for the Food and Nutrition Service to understand the facilitators and barriers to program implementation, perceived benefits and challenges for sponsor and site participation, nutritional quality of meals served, parental awareness, factors influencing child participation, and experience with the Summer Food Service Program and the National School Lunch Program's Seamless Summer Option.
United States Standards for Grades of Frozen Onions
Document Number: 2017-17642
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-08-22
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) of the Department of Agriculture (USDA) is establishing voluntary United States Standards for Grades of Frozen Onions. The grade standards provide a common language for trade, a means of measuring value in the marketing of frozen onions, and guidance on the effective use of frozen onions.
U.S. Standards for Grades of Shelled Walnuts and Walnuts in the Shell
Document Number: 2017-17641
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-08-22
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This rule revises the U.S. Standards for Grades of Shelled Walnuts and the U.S. Standards for Grades of Walnuts in the Shell issued under the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1946. The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) of the Department of Agriculture (USDA) is amending the color requirements to include red-colored walnuts. In addition, AMS is removing the ``Unclassified'' section. These revisions will modernize the standards to more accurately represent today's marketing practices and to meet growing consumer demand by providing greater marketing flexibility.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection Comment Requested-Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) Collection Recipe Submission and Review Forms
Document Number: 2017-17524
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-22
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 this notice announces the Food and Nutrition Service's (FNS) intent to request approval to collect information via online forms. This is a revision of a currently approved information collection request which was transferred from Agricultural Research Service. These voluntary forms (SNAP-Ed Connection Recipe Submission and Review Forms) will be used by Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) instructors, Individuals/Households (consumers from the general public), Business (the private sector), USDA Food program operators, and other Federal entities and State Agencies (school nutrition experts, State Agency nutrition programs) to submit recipes. These same groups will also be able to review recipes. These two voluntary forms (The Recipe Finder Submission Form and The Recipe Review Form) give consumers and nutrition program experts the opportunity to share recipes that they have developed and review recipes that have been submitted by either group.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-17609
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-21
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-17562
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-21
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection Comment Request-Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program Education (SNAP Ed) Connection Resource Sharing Form
Document Number: 2017-17517
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-18
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 this
Hazelnuts Grown in Oregon and Washington; Increased Assessment Rate
Document Number: 2017-17488
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-08-18
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This proposed rule would implement a recommendation from the
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-17472
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-18
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Olympic Peninsula Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-17454
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-18
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Olympic Peninsula Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will
Fresno and Madera Counties Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-17453
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-18
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Fresno and Madera Counties Resource Advisory Committee
Nevada and Placer Counties Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-17452
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-18
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Nevada and Placer Counties Resource Advisory Committee
Davy Crockett-Sam Houston Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-17451
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-18
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Davy Crockett-Sam Houston Resource Advisory Committee
Nevada and Placer Counties Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-17450
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-18
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Nevada and Placer Counties Resource Advisory Committee
West Virginia Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-17449
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-18
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The West Virginia Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet
Opportunity To Comment on the Applicants for the South Carolina Area Consisting of the Entire State of South Carolina, Except Those Export Port Locations Within the State, Which Are Serviced by the South Carolina Department of Agriculture
Document Number: 2017-17358
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-17
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration
GIPSA requests comments on the applicants for designation to provide official services in the South Carolina Area that was open for designation. South Carolina Department of Agriculture (SCDA) applied for the entire State of South Carolina. D.R. Schaal Agency, Inc. (Schaal) applied for all or part of the State of South Carolina.
Importation of Hass Avocados From Colombia
Document Number: 2017-17211
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-08-15
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are amending the regulations to allow the importation of fresh Hass avocado fruit from Colombia into the continental United States. As a condition of entry, fresh Hass avocado fruit from Colombia will have to be produced in accordance with a systems approach that includes orchard and packinghouse requirements and port of entry inspection. The fruit will also be required to be imported in commercial consignments and accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate issued by the national plant protection organization of Colombia with an additional declaration stating that the fruit has been produced in accordance with the requirements. This action will allow for the importation of fresh Hass avocado fruit from Colombia while continuing to provide protection against the introduction of plant pests into the continental United States.
Cotton Research and Promotion Program: Procedures for Conduct of Sign-Up Period
Document Number: 2017-17143
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-08-15
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is making corrections to the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) by revising the authority citation for its regulation, Cotton Research and Promotion. In a final rule published in the Federal Register on June 24, 2015, changes were inadvertently made to remove a legal citation from the authority citation and to erroneously include an unnecessary authority citation after a section in AMS regulations. This document corrects those errors.
Proposed California Federal Milk Marketing Order; Documents for Official Notice
Document Number: 2017-17100
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-08-14
Agency: Agricultural Marketing Service, Department of Agriculture
This document announces the intention of the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) to take Official Notice of documents related to the California Federal Milk Marketing Order (FMMO) rulemaking proceeding. This document invites interested parties to submit comments on whether the documents are relevant to the material issues of the proceeding.
Restrictions on the Importation of Fresh Pork and Pork Products From a Region in Mexico
Document Number: 2017-16980
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-08-11
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are withdrawing a proposed rule that would have defined a low-risk classical swine fever region in Mexico from which we would have allowed the importation of fresh pork and pork products into the United States under certain conditions. We are taking this action after reopening our risk evaluation of the classical swine fever status of Mexico using updated information.
Availability of an Environmental Assessment for Field Testing of a Vaccine for Use Against Canine Lymphoma
Document Number: 2017-16977
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-11
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are advising the public that the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has prepared an environmental assessment concerning authorization to ship for the purposes of field testing, and then to field test, an unlicensed Canine Lymphoma Vaccine, Live Listeria Vector. Based on the environmental assessment, risk analysis, and other relevant data, we have reached a preliminary determination that field testing this veterinary vaccine will not have a significant impact on the quality of the human environment. We are making the documents available to the public for review and comment.
Southwest Mississippi Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-16943
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-11
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Southwest Mississippi Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Meadville, Mississippi. The committee is authorized under the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act (the Act) and operates in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The purpose of the committee is to improve collaborative relationships and to provide advice and recommendations to the Forest Service concerning projects and funding consistent with the Act. RAC information can be found at the following Web site: https://www.fs.usda.gov/mississippi/.
Nevada and Placer Counties Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-16942
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-11
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Nevada and Placer Counties Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Truckee, California. The committee is authorized under the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000 (the Act) as reauthorized by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) and operates in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The purpose of the committee is to improve collaborative relationships and to provide advice and recommendations to the Forest Service concerning projects and funding consistent with Title II of the Act. RAC information can be found at the following Web site: http://cloudapps-usda-gov.force.com/FSSRS/ RAC_Page?id=001t0000002JcwUAAS.
Notice of Proposed New Fee Sites
Document Number: 2017-16941
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-11
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest is proposing new recreation fee sites. The Chequamegon-Nicolet's proposal includes: A $75 nightly fee for the Franklin Lake Caretaker Cabin, and adding nine day-use sites to the Forest's day-use fee program. Sites proposed are: Ada Lake Beach, Bear Lake Beach, Bear Lake Boat Landing, Beck Road Trailhead, Block House Boat Landing, Gordon Lake Beach, Mondeaux Pines Picnic Site, Smith Rapids Picnic Area and Wanoka Trailhead. Fees are assessed based on the level of amenities and services provided, cost of operations and maintenance and market assessment. These fees are proposed and will be determined upon further analysis and public comment. Funds from fees would be used for the continued operation and maintenance and improvements to the facilities within the recreation areas. An analysis of nearby recreation facilities with similar amenities shows that the proposed fees are reasonable and typical of similar sites in the area.
Newspapers Used for Publication of Legal Notices by the Intermountain Region; Utah, Idaho, Nevada, and Wyoming
Document Number: 2017-16939
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-11
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
This notice lists the newspapers that will be used by the ranger districts, forests and regional office of the Intermountain Region to publish legal notices required under our regulations. The intended effect of this action is to inform interested members of the public which newspapers the Forest Service will use to publish notices of proposed actions and notices of decision. This will provide the public with constructive notice of Forest Service proposals and decisions provide information on the procedures to comment, object or appeal, and establish the date that the Forest Service will use to determine if comments or appeals/objection were timely.
Northern New Mexico Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-16938
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-11
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Northern New Mexico Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The committee is authorized under the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act (the Act) and operates in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The purpose of the committee is to improve collaborative relationships and to provide advice and recommendations to the Forest Service concerning projects and funding consistent with the Act. RAC information can be found at the following Web site: https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/santafe/ workingtogether/advisorycommittees.
Ozark-Ouachita Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-16937
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-11
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Ozark-Ouachita Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Russellville, Arkansas. The committee is authorized under the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act (the Act) and operates in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The purpose of the committee is to improve collaborative relationships and to provide advice and recommendations to the Forest Service concerning projects and funding consistent with the Act. RAC information can be found at the following Web site: https://cloudapps-usda- gov.secure.force.com/FSSRS/RAC_Page?id=001t0000002JcwBAAS.
Nevada and Placer Counties Resource Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2017-16936
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-11
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Forest Service
The Nevada and Placer Counties Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Truckee, California. The committee is authorized under the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000 (the Act) and operates in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The purpose of the committee is to improve collaborative relationships and to provide advice and recommendations to the Forest Service concerning projects and funding consistent with Title II of the Act. RAC information can be found at the following Web site: http:// cloudapps-usda-gov.force.com/FSSRS/RAC_Page?id=001t0000002Jcw UAAS.
Educational Meeting on the Mandatory Inspection of Fish of the Order Siluriformes and Products Derived From Such Fish Final Rule Implementation
Document Number: 2017-16895
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-08-10
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service
The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is announcing an educational meeting to discuss the enforcement and implementation of the Final Rule, ``Mandatory Inspection of Fish of the Order Siluriformes and Products Derived from Such Fish.'' Fish of the order Siluriformes include fish of several families, including catfish (fish of the family Ictaluridae), basa, tra, and swai (fish of the family Pangasiidae), and clarias (fish of the Clariidae family). FSIS will present information on the upcoming full implementation of the regulatory requirements at official domestic establishments that process Siluriformes fish and fish products, as well as information on entry procedures and reinspection at official import inspection establishments. FSIS is particularly interested in soliciting participation from representatives from domestic wild-caught operations that process Siluriformes fish and fish products. The primary objectives of the meeting are to provide updated information to stakeholders and to encourage dialogue between FSIS and the Siluriformes fish industry. Affected industry and interested individuals, organizations, and other stakeholders are invited to participate in the meetings.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-16885
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-10
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Notice of Determination of the Classical Swine Fever, Swine Vesicular Disease, African Swine Fever, Foot-and-Mouth Disease, and Rinderpest Status of Malta
Document Number: 2017-16832
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-10
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are adding the Republic of Malta to the lists of regions considered to be free of swine vesicular disease (SVD), African swine fever (ASF), foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), and rinderpest, and to the list of regions considered free or low risk for classical swine fever (CSF), subject to conditions in the regulations governing the importation of certain animals and animal products into the United States. Based on our evaluation of the animal health status of Malta, which we made available to the public for review and comment through a previous notice, the Administrator has determined that Malta is free of SVD, ASF, FMD, and rinderpest, and is low risk for CSF. This action establishes the disease status of Malta with regard to SVD, ASF, FMD, rinderpest, and CSF while continuing to protect the United States from introduction of those diseases.
Notice To Request an Extension for a Currently Approved Information Collection
Document Number: 2017-16788
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-09
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the Foreign Agricultural Service to request an extension for a currently approved information collection for the Pima Agricultural Cotton Trust Fund.
Rules of Practice Governing Formal Adjudicatory Proceedings Instituted by the Secretary Under Various Statutes
Document Number: 2017-16786
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-08-09
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Office of the Secretary
This final rule amends the scope and applicability of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) uniform rules of practice governing adjudicatory proceedings to include actions initiated under subtitles B and D of the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946, as amended (1946 Act).
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-16702
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-08
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Notice of Availability of Treatment Evaluation Document for Aircraft Treatments for Certain Hitchhiking Pests
Document Number: 2017-16676
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-08
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are advising the public that we have determined that it is necessary to immediately add to the Plant Protection and Quarantine Treatment Manual two new chemical treatments for targeting regulated pests in the cargo holds of aircraft. We have prepared a treatment evaluation document that describes the new treatment schedules and explains why we have determined that they are effective at neutralizing certain target pests. We are making the treatment evaluation document available to the public for review and comment.
Notice of Availability of an Evaluation of the Classical Swine Fever Status of Mexico
Document Number: 2017-16675
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-08
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are advising the public that we are proposing to recognize Mexico as free of classical swine fever, subject to conditions in the regulations governing the importation of live swine, pork, and pork products from certain regions into the United States. We are proposing this action based on a risk evaluation that we have prepared in connection with this action and that we are making available to the public for review and comment.
Concurrence With OIE Risk Designations for Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy
Document Number: 2017-16674
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-08
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are advising the public of our decision to concur with the World Organization for Animal Health's (OIE) bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) risk designations for seven regions. The OIE recognizes these regions as being of negligible risk for BSE. We are taking this action based on our review of information supporting the OIE's risk designations for these regions.
Availability of an Environmental Assessment for Field Testing of a Bursal Disease-Marek's Disease Vaccine, Serotype 3, Live Marek's Disease Vector
Document Number: 2017-16673
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-08
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are advising the public that the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has prepared an environmental assessment concerning authorization to ship for the purposes of field testing, and then to field test, an unlicensed Bursal Disease-Marek's Disease Vaccine, Serotype 3, Live Marek's Disease Vector. Based on the environmental assessment, risk analysis, and other relevant data, we have reached a preliminary determination that field testing this veterinary vaccine will not have a significant impact on the quality of the human environment. We are making the documents available to the public for review and comment.