Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service September 5, 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Black Stem Rust; Additions of Rust-Resistant Species and Varieties
Document Number: 2017-18712
Type: Rule
Date: 2017-09-05
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are amending the black stem rust quarantine and regulations by adding 15 varieties to the list of rust-resistant Berberis species and varieties and 2 varieties to the list of rust-resistant Mahonia species and varieties. This action will allow for the interstate movement of these newly developed varieties without unnecessary restrictions.
Notice of Decision; Cold Treatment of Grapefruit From Australia
Document Number: 2017-18703
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-05
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are advising the public of our decision to amend cold treatment schedule T107-d-3 in the Plant Protection and Quarantine Treatment Manual to include grapefruit from Australia. In a previous notice, we made available to the public for review and comment a treatment evaluation document that described the treatment schedule and explained why we have determined that it is effective at neutralizing certain target pests on grapefruit from Australia.