Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service November 13, 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Affirmation of Addition of a Treatment Schedule for Methyl Bromide Fumigation of Blueberries
Document Number: 2013-27134
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-13
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are affirming our earlier determination that it was necessary to immediately add to the Plant Protection and Quarantine Treatment Manual a treatment schedule for methyl bromide fumigation of blueberries for Mediterranean fruit fly and South American fruit fly. In a previous notice, we made available to the public for review and comment a treatment evaluation document that described the new treatment schedule and explained why we have determined that it is effective at neutralizing these fruit flies.
Evaluation of Established Plant Pests for Action at Ports of Entry
Document Number: 2013-27132
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-13
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are advising the public that we have been and are assessing certain plant pests that are present in the United States to determine whether we should take action to mitigate the risk posed by those pests when they are found in consignments of imported goods at ports of entry into the United States. We have determined that it is no longer appropriate or necessary to take such action on some plant pests on which we had been taking action at ports of entry because we are not taking any regulatory action on those same pests when we find them in interstate movement, due to our scientific determination that we do not need to mitigate their pest risk. This process relieves restrictions that are no longer needed and ensures that actions taken on plant pests found in imported goods are consistent with the actions we take on those same pests when they appear in interstate commerce.