Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service June 21, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Consolidation of Permit Procedures; Denial and Revocation of Permits
Document Number: 2013-14638
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-06-21
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are proposing to consolidate the regulations concerning the issuance of permits for the importation and interstate movement of a wide variety of regulated plants, plant products, and other articles. We would also make corresponding changes to the regulations concerning permits for the importation and interstate movement of noxious weeds and the importation of honeybees and other beekeeping articles. We are also proposing to include new provisions in our regulations for the denial of a permit and the revocation of a permit once issued. These changes would make our permit procedures more transparent and easier to use, allow us to evaluate a permit application more quickly and thoroughly, and help us hold permittees accountable for complying with permit conditions.