Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service July 2010 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Black Stem Rust; Additions of Rust-Resistant Varieties
Document Number: 2010-18756
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-07-30
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
On May 25, 2010, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service published a direct final rule. (See 75 FR 29191-29193.) The direct final rule notified the public of our intention to amend the black stem rust quarantine and regulations by adding 21 varieties to the list of rust-resistant Berberis species or cultivars and 2 varieties to the list of rust-resistant Mahonia species or cultivars in the regulations. We did not receive any written adverse comments or written notice of intent to submit adverse comments in response to the direct final rule.
Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Phytophthora Ramorum; Quarantine and Regulations
Document Number: 2010-18755
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-30
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 regulated articles to prevent the spread of Phytophthora ramorum.
Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Certificate for Poultry and Hatching Eggs for Export
Document Number: 2010-18750
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-30
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 the export of poultry and poultry hatching eggs from the United States.
Agricultural Bioterrorism Protection Act of 2002; Biennial Review and Republication of the Select Agent and Toxin List; Reorganization of the Select Agent and Toxin List
Document Number: 2010-18581
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-07-29
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
In accordance with the Agricultural Bioterrorism Protection Act of 2002, we are soliciting public comment regarding 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. Accordingly, we are soliciting public comment on the current list of select agents and toxins in our regulations and suggestions regarding any addition or reduction of the animal or plant pathogens currently on the list of select agents. In addition, we are soliciting public comment on the potential reorganization of the list of select agents and toxins based on the relative potential of each select agent or toxin to be misused to adversely affect human, plant or animal health. Such tiering of the list could allow for the application of different security measures for those select agents or toxins which pose a higher risk to animal or plant health if they were to be stolen or otherwise misused.
Solicitation of Letters of Interest to Participate in Biotechnology Quality Management System Program
Document Number: 2010-17526
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-19
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are advising the public that the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is soliciting letters of interest to participate in the APHIS Biotechnology Quality Management System Program. The Biotechnology Quality Management System Program is a voluntary compliance assistance program designed to help regulated entities develop and implement sound management practices, thus enhancing compliance with the regulatory requirements for field trials and movement of genetically engineered organisms in 7 CFR part 340.
South American Cactus Moth Regulations; Quarantined Areas
Document Number: 2010-17276
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-07-15
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are amending the South American cactus moth regulations by adding the State of Louisiana to the list of areas quarantined because of South American cactus moth. As a result of this action, the interstate movement of regulated articles from Louisiana is restricted. This action is necessary to prevent the artificial spread of the South American cactus moth from infested areas in the State of Louisiana into noninfested areas of the United States.
Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Interstate Movement of Fruit from Hawaii
Document Number: 2010-17271
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-15
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 certain fruit from Hawaii to help ensure that plant pests are not spread to the continental United States.
Viruses, Serums, Toxins, and Analogous Products and Patent Term Restoration; Nonsubstantive Amendments
Document Number: 2010-17076
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-07-14
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
On April 21, 2010, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service published a direct final rule. (See 75 FR 20771-20773.) The direct final rule notified the public of our intention to amend the Virus-Serum-Toxin Act regulations concerning veterinary biological
Notice of Availability of a Pest Risk Analysis for Importation of Wall Rocket Leaves from the United Kingdom into the Continental United States
Document Number: 2010-16709
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-08
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are advising the public that we have prepared a pest risk analysis with respect to perennial wall rocket leaves grown in the United Kingdom. The analysis evaluates the risks associated with the importation into the continental United States of fresh leaves of perennial wall rocket. Based on that analysis, 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 wall rocket leaves from the United Kingdom. We are making the pest risk analysis available to the public for review and comment.