Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Change in Disease Status of Surrey County, England, Because of Foot-and-Mouth Disease
Document Number: E8-30724
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-24
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are amending the regulations governing the importation of certain animals, meat, and other animal products into the United States by restoring Surrey County, England, to the list of regions of the world that are considered free of rinderpest and foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), and to the list of regions of the world considered free of rinderpest and FMD but subject to additional importation restrictions because of those regions' proximity to or trading relationships with FMD-affected regions. This final rule follows an interim rule that removed Surrey County, England, from those lists due to the detection of FMD in that region. Based on the results of a risk analysis concerning the FMD disease status of Surrey County, England, we have determined that Surrey County, England, can be added to the list of regions considered free of FMD. This rule relieves certain FMD-related prohibitions and restrictions on the importation of ruminants and swine and the fresh meat and other animal products of ruminants and swine into the United States from Surrey County, England.
Handling of Animals; Contingency Plans
Document Number: E8-30220
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-12-19
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are extending the comment period for our proposed rule that would amend the Animal Welfare Act regulations to add requirements for contingency planning and training of personnel by research facilities and by dealers, exhibitors, intermediate handlers, and carriers. This action will allow interested persons additional time to prepare and submit comments.
Notice of Decision to Issue Permits for the Importation of Fresh White Asparagus From Senegal Into the Continental United States
Document Number: E8-30216
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-19
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are advising the public of our decision to begin issuing permits for the importation into the continental United States of fresh white asparagus from Senegal. Based on the findings of a pest risk analysis, which we made available to the public for review and comment through a previous notice, we believe that the application of one or more designated phytosanitary measures will be sufficient to mitigate the risks of introducing or disseminating plant pests or noxious weeds via the importation of fresh white asparagus from Senegal.
Notice of Request for Revision and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; National Poultry Improvement Plan
Document Number: E8-30215
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-19
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 a revision and extension of an information collection associated with regulations for the National Poultry Improvement Plan.
Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Revision of Fruits and Vegetables Import Regulations
Document Number: E8-30214
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-19
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 an extension of approval of an information collection associated with regulations to allow importation of new fruits and vegetables into the United States.
Notice of Request for Revision and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Animal Welfare
Document Number: E8-30213
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-19
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 a revision and extension of an information collection associated with Animal Welfare Act regulations for the humane handling, care, treatment, and transportation of certain animals by dealers, research facilities, exhibitors, carriers, and intermediate handlers.
Importation of Baby Squash and Baby Courgettes From Zambia
Document Number: E8-30080
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-18
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are amending the fruits and vegetables regulations to allow the importation into the continental United States of baby squash and baby courgettes from Zambia. As a condition of entry, both commodities must be produced in accordance with a systems approach that includes requirements for pest exclusion at the production site, fruit fly trapping inside and outside the production site, and pest-excluding packinghouse procedures. Both commodities must also be accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate with an additional declaration stating that the baby squash or baby courgettes have been produced in accordance with the requirements of the systems approach. This action will allow the importation of baby squash and baby courgettes from Zambia into the United States while continuing to provide protection against the introduction of quarantine pests.
Importation of Ash Plants
Document Number: E8-30077
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-18
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are adopting as a final rule, without change, an interim rule that amended the regulations governing the importation of nursery stock to prohibit or restrict the importation of ash (Fraxinus spp.) plants for planting, except seed, from all foreign countries except for certain areas in Canada that are not regulated areas for emerald ash borer. The interim rule was necessary to prevent further introductions of emerald ash borer into the United States and to prevent the artificial spread of this destructive plant pest.
Citrus Canker; Movement of Fruit From a Quarantined Area; Bag Markings
Document Number: E8-29458
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-12-12
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are adopting as a final rule, without change, an interim rule that amended the regulations governing the interstate movement of fruit from an area quarantined for citrus canker to extend the temporary exception that allows fruit to be packed for interstate movement in bags that are clearly marked with only a limited distribution statement, if those bags are then packed in a box that is marked with both the limited distribution statement and the statement ``Limited Permit: USDA-APHIS-PPQ.'' The interim rule extended the ending date for this temporary exemption from August 1, 2008, to August 1, 2010. The interim rule was necessary to provide for the continued use of existing inventories of bags in which regulated fruit are packed while maintaining safeguards against the movement of regulated fruit to commercial citrus-producing States.
Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; PPQ Form 816; Contract Pilot and Aircraft Acceptance
Document Number: E8-29084
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-09
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 an extension of approval of an information collection for contract pilot and aircraft acceptance associated with Plant Protection and Quarantine domestic, emergency, and biological control programs.
Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.; Availability of Petition and Environmental Assessment for Determination of Nonregulated Status for Corn Genetically Engineered for Tolerance to Glyphosate and Acetolactate Synthase-Inhibiting Herbicides
Document Number: E8-28968
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-08
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are advising the public that the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has received a petition from Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc., seeking a determination of nonregulated status for corn designated as transformation event 98140, which has been genetically engineered for tolerance to glyphosate and acetolactate synthase-inhibiting herbicides. The petition has been submitted in accordance with our regulations concerning the introduction of certain genetically engineered organisms and products. In accordance with those regulations, we are soliciting comments on whether this genetically engineered corn is likely to pose a plant pest risk. We are also making available for public comment an environmental assessment for the proposed determination of nonregulated status.
Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Special Need Requests Under the Plant Protection Act
Document Number: E8-28966
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-08
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 an extension of approval of an information collection associated with regulations to allow States to impose prohibitions or restrictions on specific articles in addition to those required by the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service to help protect against the introduction and establishment of plant pests.
Public Meetings; National Tuberculosis Program Listening Sessions; Correction
Document Number: E8-28884
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-05
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are correcting an error in a notice advising the public that the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service will host a series of public meetings to provide the public with an opportunity to offer comments regarding current challenges and new approaches for future tuberculosis control methods and eradication in view of budgetary constraints. The notice, which was published in the Federal Register on November 20, 2008 (73 FR 70310), provided an incorrect location for the meeting to be held in Washington, DC.
Importation of Eggplant From Israel
Document Number: E8-26814
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-12-05
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Standards for Privately Owned Quarantine Facilities for Ruminants; Correction
Document Number: E8-28761
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-12-04
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are correcting errors in our notice to request an extension of approval of an information collection associated with regulations for privately owned quarantine facilities for ruminants. The notice was published in the Federal Register on November 5, 2008 (73 FR 65821- 65822, Docket No. APHIS-2008-0116).
Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Importation of Swine and Swine Products From the European Union
Document Number: E8-27850
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-24
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 an extension of approval of an information collection associated with regulations for the importation of swine and swine products from the European Union.
Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; National Veterinary Accreditation Program; Correction
Document Number: E8-27849
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-24
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are correcting errors in our notice to request an extension of approval of an information collection for the national veterinary accreditation program. The notice was published in the Federal Register on November 5, 2008 (73 FR 65820-65821, Docket No. APHIS-2008-0115).
Public Meetings; National Tuberculosis Program Listening Sessions
Document Number: E8-27620
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-20
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are advising the public that the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service will host a series of public meetings to provide the public with an opportunity to offer comments regarding current challenges and new approaches for future tuberculosis control methods and eradication in view of budgetary constraints.
Remove South Carolina From the Lists of States Approved To Receive Stallions and Mares From CEM-Affected Regions
Document Number: E8-27596
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-20
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are amending the animal importation regulations by removing South Carolina from the lists of States approved to receive certain stallions and mares imported into the United States from regions affected with contagious equine metritis. This action is necessary because South Carolina no longer offers contagious equine metritis quarantine or treatment services and has requested removal from the lists.
Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Requirements for Requests To Amend Import Regulations
Document Number: E8-27483
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-19
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 an extension of approval of an information collection associated with regulations for requests to import commodities not already authorized by 7 CFR part 319.
Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Importation of Baby Corn and Baby Carrots From Zambia
Document Number: E8-27482
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-19
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 an extension of approval of an information collection associated with regulations for the importation of baby corn and baby carrots from Zambia.
Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Requirements for Recognizing the Animal Health Status of Foreign Regions
Document Number: E8-27481
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-19
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 an extension of approval of an information collection associated with regulations for recognizing the animal health status of foreign regions.
Syngenta Seeds, Inc.; Availability of Petition and Environmental Assessment for Determination of Nonregulated Status for Corn Genetically Engineered To Produce an Enzyme That Facilitates Ethanol Production
Document Number: E8-27479
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-19
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are advising the public that the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has received a petition from Syngenta Seeds, Inc., seeking a determination of nonregulated status for corn designated as transformation event 3272, which has been genetically engineered to produce a microbial enzyme that facilitates ethanol production. The petition has been submitted in accordance with our regulations concerning the introduction of certain genetically engineered organisms and products. In accordance with those regulations, we are soliciting comments on whether this genetically engineered corn is likely to pose a plant pest risk. We are also making available for public comment an environmental assessment for the proposed determination of nonregulated status.
Importation of Eggplant From Israel
Document Number: E8-26814
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-11-12
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are proposing to allow the importation of commercial shipments of fresh eggplant from Israel. As a condition of entry, the eggplant would be grown under a systems approach that would include requirements for pest exclusion at the production site, fruit fly trapping inside and outside the production site, and pest-excluding packinghouse procedures. The eggplant would also be required to be accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate issued by the Israeli national plant protection organization with an additional declaration confirming that the eggplant had been produced in accordance with the proposed requirements. This action would allow for the importation of commercial consignments of fresh eggplant from Israel into the United States while continuing to provide protection against the introduction of quarantine pests.
Importation, Interstate Movement, and Release Into the Environment of Certain Genetically Engineered Organisms; Correction
Document Number: E8-26717
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-11-10
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are correcting an error in our proposed rule to revise the regulations regarding the importation, interstate movement, and environmental release of certain genetically engineered organisms. The proposed rule was published in the Federal Register on October 9, 2008 (73 FR 60008-60048, Docket No. APHIS 2008-0023).
Importation of Longan From Taiwan
Document Number: E8-26612
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-11-07
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are proposing to allow the importation of commercial shipments of fresh longan with stems from Taiwan into the United States. As a condition of entry, the longan would be subject to cold treatment and special port-of-arrival inspection procedures for certain quarantine pests. In addition, the fruit would have to be accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate stating that the fruit was inspected and found to be free of certain pests, and the individual cartons or boxes in which the longan are shipped would have to be stamped or printed with a statement prohibiting their importation into or distribution in the State of Florida. This action would allow for the importation of commercial shipments of fresh longan with stems from Taiwan into the United States while continuing to provide protection against the introduction of quarantine pests into the United States.
Multi-Agency Informational Meeting Concerning Compliance With the Federal Select Agent Program; Public Meeting
Document Number: E8-26387
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-05
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
This is to notify all interested parties, including individuals and entities possessing, using, or transferring biological agents and toxins listed in 7 CFR 331.3, 9 CFR 121.3, or 42 CFR 73.3, that a meeting will be held to provide specific regulatory guidance related to the Federal Select Agent Program established under the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002. The meeting is being organized by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, the Department of Health and Human Services' Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Department of Justice's Federal Bureau of Investigation. Issues to be discussed include entity registration, security risk assessments, biosafety requirements, and security measures.
Notice of Request for Revision and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; State-Federal Brucellosis Eradication Program
Document Number: E8-26386
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-05
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 and extension of approval of an information collection associated with the State-Federal Brucellosis Eradication Program.
Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; National Veterinary Accreditation Program
Document Number: E8-26385
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-05
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 an extension of approval of an information collection associated with regulations for the national veterinary accreditation program.
Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Standards for Privately Owned Quarantine Facilities for Ruminants
Document Number: E8-26384
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-05
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 an extension of approval of an information collection associated with regulations for privately owned quarantine facilities for ruminants.
Addition of Russia and Azerbaijan to the List of Regions Where African Swine Fever Exists
Document Number: E8-26140
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-11-03
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are amending the regulations concerning the importation of animals and animal products by adding Russia and Azerbaijan to the list of regions where African swine fever exists. We are taking this action because outbreaks of African swine fever have been detected in Russia and Azerbaijan. This action will restrict the importation of pork and pork products into the United States from Russia and Azerbaijan and is necessary to prevent the introduction of African swine fever into the United States.
Sirex Woodwasp; Availability of an Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact
Document Number: Z8-24889
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-31
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia; Interstate Movement and Import Restrictions on Certain Live Fish
Document Number: E8-25663
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-28
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
On September 9, 2008, we published an interim rule in the Federal Register (73 FR 52173-52189) to restrict the interstate movement and importation into the United States of live fish that are susceptible to viral hemorrhagic septicemia, a highly contagious disease of certain freshwater and saltwater fish. That interim rule was scheduled to become effective on November 10, 2008. We are delaying the effective date of the interim rule until January 9, 2009. This delay will provide APHIS with time to consider all comments and make some adjustments to the interim rule that may be necessary in order to successfully implement it.
Agricultural Bioterrorism Protection Act of 2002; Biennial Review and Republication of the Select Agent and Toxin List
Document Number: Z8-23887
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-27
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
General Conference Committee of the National Poultry Improvement Plan; Meeting
Document Number: E8-25513
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-27
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are giving notice of a meeting of the General Conference Committee of the National Poultry Improvement Plan.
Special Need Requests Under the Plant Protection Act
Document Number: E8-25291
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-23
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are amending our domestic quarantine regulations to establish a process by which a State or political subdivision of a State could request approval to impose prohibitions or restrictions on the movement in interstate commerce of specific articles that are in addition to the prohibitions and restrictions imposed by the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. The Plant Protection Act provides that States or political subdivisions of States may make such special need requests, but there are currently no procedures in place for their submission or consideration. This action establishes a process by which States may make a special need request.
Handling of Animals; Contingency Plans
Document Number: E8-25289
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-23
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are proposing to amend the Animal Welfare Act regulations to add requirements for contingency planning and training of personnel by research facilities and by dealers, exhibitors, intermediate handlers, and carriers. We are proposing these requirements because we believe all licensees and registrants should develop a contingency plan for all animals regulated under the Animal Welfare Act in an effort to better prepare for potential disasters. This action would heighten the awareness of licensees and registrants regarding their responsibilities and help ensure a timely and appropriate response should an emergency or disaster occur.
Sirex Woodwasp; Availability of an Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact
Document Number: E8-24889
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-20
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are advising the public that a final environmental assessment and finding of no significant impact have been prepared by the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service relative to a proposed biological control program for Sirex woodwasp. The environmental assessment documents our review and analysis of environmental impacts associated with the proposed biological control program. Based on its finding of no significant impact, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has determined that an environmental impact statement need not be prepared.
Agricultural Bioterrorism Protection Act of 2002; Biennial Review and Republication of the Select Agent and Toxin List
Document Number: E8-23887
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-16
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
In accordance with the Agricultural Bioterrorism Protection Act of 2002, we are amending and republishing the list of select agents and toxins that have the potential to pose a severe threat to animal or plant health, or to animal or plant products. The Act requires the biennial review and republication of the list of select agents and toxins and the revision of the list as necessary. This action implements the findings of the second biennial review of the list.
Notice of Decision To Issue Permits for the Importation of Guavas From Mexico Into the United States
Document Number: E8-24334
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-14
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are advising the public of our decision to begin issuing permits for the importation into the United States of fresh guava fruit from Mexico. Based on the findings of a pest risk analysis, which we made available to the public for review and comment through a previous notice, we believe that the application of one or more designated phytosanitary measures will be sufficient to mitigate the risks of introducing or disseminating plant pests or noxious weeds via the importation of guavas from Mexico.
Tuberculosis in Cattle and Bison; State and Zone Designations; Minnesota
Document Number: E8-24223
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-10
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are amending the regulations to recognize Minnesota for split-State status for tuberculosis. The entire State of Minnesota has been classified as modified accredited; however, all its affected herds are located in portions of four counties in the northwest corner of the State. We have determined that Minnesota meets our requirements for zone classification. Therefore, we are removing Minnesota from the list of modified accredited States, adding an area in the northwest corner to the list of modified accredited zones, and adding the remainder of the State to the list of modified accredited advanced zones. This action relieves restrictions on the interstate movement of cattle and bison from areas of Minnesota other than the modified accredited zone in the northwest corner.
Trichinae Certification Program
Document Number: E8-23678
Type: Rule
Date: 2008-10-10
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are amending the regulations to establish a voluntary Trichinae Certification Program for U.S. pork that has been produced under disease-prevention conditions. Under the program, we will certify pork production sites that follow prescribed good production practices that reduce, eliminate, or avoid the risk of exposure of swine to zoonotic parasites of the genus Trichinella. Such a program should enhance the ability of producers to export pork and pork products to overseas markets. This program has been developed as a cooperative effort by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the National Pork Board, and the pork processing industry. This program will include those producers who choose to participate in the program, as well as slaughter facilities and other persons that handle or process swine from pork production sites that have been certified under the program.
Importation, Interstate Movement, and Release Into the Environment of Certain Genetically Engineered Organisms
Document Number: E8-23584
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2008-10-09
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We propose to revise our regulations regarding the importation, interstate movement, and environmental release of certain genetically engineered organisms in order to bring the regulations into alignment with provisions of the Plant Protection Act. The revisions would also update the regulations in response to advances in genetic science and technology and our accumulated experience in implementing the current regulations. This is the first comprehensive review and revision of the regulations since they were established in 1987. This rule would affect persons involved in the importation, interstate movement, or release into the environment of genetically engineered plants and certain other genetically engineered organisms.
Implementation of Revised Lacey Act Provisions
Document Number: E8-23984
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-08
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
The Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 amended the Lacey Act to provide, among other things, that importers submit a declaration at the time of importation for certain plants and plant products. The declaration requirements of the Lacey Act become effective on December 15, 2008. The purpose of this notice is to inform the public about the new Lacey Act provisions, particularly the declaration requirements and the Federal Government's plan to implement and enforce the declaration requirements.
General Conference Committee of the National Poultry Improvement Plan; Intent To Renew
Document Number: E8-23854
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-08
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are giving notice that the Secretary of Agriculture intends to renew the General Conference Committee of the National Poultry Improvement Plan (Committee) for a 2-year period. The Secretary of Agriculture has determined that the Committee is necessary and in the public interest.
Notice of Request for Approval of an Information Collection; Enforcement Operations Survey
Document Number: E8-23702
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-10-07
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 initiate a new information collection for a survey by APHIS' Investigative and Enforcement Services unit.
Mexican Fruit Fly; Removal of Quarantined Areas
Document Number: E8-22837
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-29
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are advising the public that we have made changes to the areas quarantined for Mexican fruit fly. The quarantined area was updated on July 15, 2008, by removing from quarantine the area in San Diego County, CA, that had been quarantined, and on August 20, 2008, by removing from quarantine the area in Willacy County, TX, that had been quarantined.
Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Importation of Small Lots of Seed
Document Number: E8-22835
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-29
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 an extension of approval of an information collection associated with regulations for the importation of small lots of seed into the United States.
Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Johne's Disease in Domestic Animals; Interstate Movement
Document Number: E8-22834
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-29
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 an extension of approval of an information collection associated with regulations for the interstate movement of animals affected with Johne's disease.
Notice of Request for Approval of an Information Collection; National Animal Health Monitoring System; Goat 2009 Study
Document Number: E8-22827
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-09-29
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 initiate an information collection to support the National Animal Health Monitoring System Goat 2009 Study.