Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service December 3, 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Importation of Orchids in Growing Media From Taiwan
Document Number: 2014-28487
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-12-03
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are proposing to amend the regulations governing the importation of plants and plant products to add orchid plants of the genus Oncidium from Taiwan to the list of plants that may be imported into the United States in an approved growing medium, subject to specified growing, inspection, and certification requirements. We are taking this action in response to a request from the Taiwanese Government and after determining that the plants could be imported, under certain conditions, without resulting in the introduction into, or the dissemination within, the United States of a plant pest or noxious weed.
Secretary's Advisory Committee on Animal Health; Notice of Solicitation for Membership
Document Number: 2014-28440
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-03
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are giving notice that the Secretary is soliciting nominations for membership for this Committee to serve for 2 year terms.
National Poultry Improvement Plan and Auxiliary Provisions; Technical Amendment
Document Number: 2014-28439
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-12-03
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
In a final rule that was published in the Federal Register on July 9, 2014, and effective on August 8, 2014, we amended the provisions of the National Poultry Improvement Plan by, among other things, amending the standards for the U.S. H5/H7 Avian Influenza Monitored classification. In that amendment, we incorrectly indicated that table-egg layer flocks may qualify for U.S. H5/H7 Avian Influenza Monitored status if they meet one of three testing and surveillance requirements, when we should have indicated such flocks must meet all applicable listed testing and surveillance requirements to qualify. This document corrects that error. We are also making several other minor edits for clarity.