Citrus Canker, Citrus Greening, and Asian Citrus Psyllid; Interstate Movement of Regulated Nursery Stock

Docket ID: APHIS-2010-0048
Agency: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)
Parent Agency: Department of Agriculture (USDA)
This rulemaking will amend the regulations governing the interstate movement of regulated articles from areas quarantined for citrus canker, citrus greening, and/or Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) to allow the movement of regulated nursery stock under a certificate to any area within the United States. In order to be eligible to move regulated nursery stock, a nursery must enter into a compliance agreement with APHIS that specifies the conditions under which the nursery stock must be grown, maintained, and shipped. It will also amend the regulations that allow the movement of regulated nursery stock from an area quarantined for ACP, but not for citrus greening, to amend the existing regulatory requirements for the issuance of limited permits for the interstate movement of the nursery stock. We made these changes on an immediate basis in order to provide nursery stock producers in areas quarantined for citrus canker, citrus greening, or ACP with the ability to ship regulated nursery stock to markets within the United States that would otherwise be unavailable to them due to the prohibitions and restrictions contained in the regulations while continuing to provide adequate safeguards to prevent the spread of the three pests into currently unaffected areas of the United States.
RIN: 0579-AD29
Impacts and Effects: None
CFR Citation: 7 CFR 301
Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant
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Publication Period: Fall 2013
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Action
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: 7 USC 7701 to 7772, 7 USC 7781 to 7786
Legal Deadlines: None
Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Tribal
Federalism Implications: No
Unfunded Mandates: No
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: Business, Governmental Jurisdictions
Small Entities Affected: No
International Impacts: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
ActionDateFR Citation
Interim Final Rule04/27/201176 FR 23449
Interim Final Rule Effective04/27/2011
Interim Final Rule Comment Period End06/27/2011
Final Rule10/24/201378 FR 63369
Final Rule Effective11/25/2013
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Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Category: Domestic Plant Health Programs
Keyword(s): USDA, agriculture
Type: Rulemaking
Program: Plant Protection and Quarantine

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Jun 27, 2011 11:59 PM ET
Posted: 04/27/2011
ID: APHIS-2010-0048-0001
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 10/24/2013
ID: APHIS-2010-0048-0012

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 01/14/2014
ID: APHIS-2010-0048-0014
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 10/24/2013
ID: APHIS-2010-0048-0013
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 04/27/2011
ID: APHIS-2010-0048-0004


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Agency Contact
Lynn Evans-Goldner
National Program Manager, Plant Health Programs, PPQ
301 851-2286
4700 River Road, Unit 160, Riverdale, MD 20737-1231
Riverdale, MD 20737-1231
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