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

Notice of Decision To Issue Permits for the Importation of Fresh Mango Fruit From Pakistan Into the Continental United States
Document Number: 2010-21568
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-27
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 mango fruit from Pakistan. 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 mango fruit from Pakistan.
Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; National Management Information System
Document Number: 2010-21459
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-27
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 cooperative wildlife damage management programs.
Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Importation of Animals and Poultry, Animal and Poultry Products, Certain Animal Embryos, Semen, and Zoological Animals
Document Number: 2010-21458
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-27
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 extension of approval of an information collection associated with the importation of animals and poultry, animal and poultry products, and animal germplasm.
Notice of Request for Approval of an Information Collection; National Animal Health Monitoring System; Sheep 2011 Study
Document Number: 2010-21455
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-27
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 Sheep 2011 Study.
Fiscal Year 2011 Veterinary Import/Export Services, Veterinary Diagnostic Services, and Export Certification for Plants and Plant Products User Fees
Document Number: 2010-21293
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-26
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
This notice pertains to user fees charged for import- and export-related services that we provide for animals, animal products, birds, germ plasm, organisms, and vectors; for certain veterinary diagnostic services; and for export certification of plants and plant products. The purpose of this notice is to remind the public of the user fees for fiscal year 2011 (October 1, 2010, through September 30, 2011).
Notice of Request for Approval of an Information Collection; National Animal Health Monitoring System; Dairy Heifer Raiser 2010 Study
Document Number: 2010-21292
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-26
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 Dairy Heifer Raiser 2010 Study.
Notice of Availability of Pest Risk Analyses for the Importation of Fresh Celery, Arugula, and Spinach From Colombia
Document Number: 2010-21136
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-25
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are advising the public that we have prepared three pest risk analyses that evaluate, respectively, the risks associated with the importation into the continental United States of fresh celery, arugula, and spinach from Colombia. Based on these analyses, 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 celery, arugula, and spinach from Colombia. We are making these pest risk analyses available to the public for review and comment.
Cold Treatment Regulations
Document Number: 2010-21134
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-25
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are adopting as a final rule, with changes, an interim rule that amended the phytosanitary treatment regulations for cold treatment enclosures and procedures, including regulations for precooling temperatures and temperature recording devices. The interim rule as amended by this document requires articles destined for cold treatment to be precooled at or below the highest temperature listed in the prescribed treatment schedule rather than at the intended treatment temperature. The amended interim rule also requires entities performing cold treatment to use measures approved by the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service as adequate to ensure the security and integrity of cold treatment temperature data rather than requiring password- protected and tamperproof temperature recording devices specifically. These actions relieve certain requirements that we have determined are not necessary while continuing to ensure the effectiveness of cold treatment and prevent the introduction of plant pests into the United States.
Notice of Availability of a Treatment Evaluation Document
Document Number: 2010-21131
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-25
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are advising the public that we have determined that it is necessary to revise a treatment schedule in the Plant Protection and Quarantine Treatment Manual and to retain the current treatment schedule with a different treatment number. We have prepared a treatment evaluation document that discusses the existing treatment schedule, describes the new treatment schedule, and explains why these change are necessary. We are making the treatment evaluation document available to the public for review and comment.
Notice of Availability of a Pest Risk Analysis for Interstate Movement of Guavas From Hawaii Into the Continental United States
Document Number: 2010-21129
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-25
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are advising the public that we have prepared a pest risk analysis that evaluates the risks associated with the interstate movement into the continental United States of fresh guava fruit from Hawaii. 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 interstate movement of guavas from Hawaii. We are making the pest risk analysis available to the public for review and comment.
Privacy Act System of Records; National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHLN)
Document Number: 2010-20360
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-18
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) proposes to add a new Privacy Act system of records to its inventory of records systems subject to the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, and invites public comment on this new records system. The system of records being proposed is the National Animal Health Laboratory Network. This notice is necessary to meet the requirements of the Privacy Act to publish in the Federal Register notice of the existence and character of record systems maintained by the agency. Although the Privacy Act requires only that the portion of the system that describes ``routine uses'' of the system be published for comment, USDA invites comment on all portions of this notice.
Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Veterinary Services; Customer Service Survey
Document Number: 2010-19693
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-10
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 extension of approval of an information collection to evaluate service delivery by Veterinary Services to the public.
Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Credit Account Approval for Reimbursable Services
Document Number: 2010-19692
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-10
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 credit account approval for reimbursable services.
Notice of Request for Revision and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Importation of Live Swine, Pork, and Pork Products from Certain Regions Free of Classical Swine Fever in Chile and Mexico
Document Number: 2010-19689
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-10
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 revise an information collection associated with regulations for the importation of live swine, pork, and pork products from certain regions free of classical swine fever in Chile and Mexico and to request extension of approval of the information collection.
Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; U.S. Origin Health Certificate
Document Number: 2010-19685
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-10
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 extension of approval of an information collection associated with the export of animals and animal products from the United States.
Animal Traceability; Public Meetings
Document Number: 2010-19565
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-09
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
This is a notice to inform the public of upcoming meetings in Madison, WI, Atlanta, GA, and Pasco, WA, to provide an opportunity for stakeholders to offer their input on the new framework being developed for animal disease traceability. The meetings are being organized by the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
Changes to Treatments for Sweet Cherries from Australia and Irradiation Dose for Mediterranean Fruit Fly
Document Number: 2010-19135
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-04
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are advising the public that we are adding new approved phytosanitary treatment schedules to the Plant Protection and Quarantine Treatment Manual for sweet cherries imported from Australia into the United States. We are also adding to the treatment manual a new approved irradiation dose for Mediterranean fruit fly of 100 gray. These new treatments will continue to prevent the introduction or interstate movement of quarantine pests in the United States.
Lacey Act Implementation Plan; Definitions for Exempt and Regulated Articles
Document Number: 2010-19098
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-08-04
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
In response to recent amendments to the Lacey Act, we are proposing to establish definitions for the terms ``common cultivar'' and ``common food crop.'' The amendments to the Act expanded its protections to a broader range of plant species, extended its reach to encompass products, including timber, that derive from illegally harvested plants, and require that importers submit a declaration at the time of importation for certain plants and plant products. Common cultivars and common food crops are among the categorical exemptions to the provisions of the Act. The Act does not define the terms ``common cultivar'' and ``common food crop'' but instead gives authority to the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of the Interior to define these terms by regulation. Our proposed definitions would specify which plants and plant products will be subject to the provisions of the Act, including the declaration requirement.
Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Emerald Ash Borer; Host Material from Canada
Document Number: 2010-18989
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-03
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 extension of approval of an information collection associated with regulations for the importation of certain articles from Canada to prevent the introduction and spread of emerald ash borer in the United States.