Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service September 23, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Importation of Litchi Fruit From Australia
Document Number: 2013-23044
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-09-23
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are amending the regulations in order to allow, under certain conditions, the importation of commercial shipments of litchi fruit from Australia into the continental United States, except Florida. As a condition of entry, the litchi fruit must be treated with irradiation and subject to inspection. If irradiation is applied outside the United States, the fruit must be inspected jointly by inspectors from the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service and the national plant protection organization (NPPO) of Australia prior to departure and accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate issued by the NPPO of Australia certifying that the fruit received the required irradiation treatment. If irradiation is to be applied upon arrival in the United States, the fruit must be inspected by Australian inspectors prior to departure and accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate issued by the NPPO of Australia. Additionally, the litchi fruit may not be imported into or distributed within the State of Florida, due to the presence of litchi rust mite in Australia. This action allows for the importation of litchi fruit from Australia into the continental United States, except Florida, while continuing to provide protection against the introduction of quarantine pests.
Notice of Request for Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Requirements for Poultry and Hatching Eggs for Export
Document Number: 2013-23039
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-23
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 hatching eggs from the United States.
Notice of Request for Approval of an Information Collection; National Animal Health Monitoring System; Bison 2014 Study
Document Number: 2013-23038
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-23
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 new information collection for the National Animal Health Monitoring System's Bison 2014 Study to support the bison industry of the United States.
Notice of Request for Approval of an Information Collection; National Animal Health Monitoring System; Cervid 2014 Study
Document Number: 2013-23037
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-23
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 new information collection for the National Animal Health Monitoring System's Cervid 2014 Study to support the farmed cervid industry in the United States.