Interstate Movement of Sharwil Avocados From Hawaii

Docket ID: APHIS-2012-0008
Agency: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)
Parent Agency: Department of Agriculture (USDA)
This rulemaking amends the Hawaii quarantine regulations to allow the interstate movement of untreated Sharwil avocados from Hawaii into the continental United States. As a condition of movement, Sharwil avocados from Hawaii will have to be produced in accordance with a systems approach that includes requirements for registration and monitoring of places of production and packinghouses, an orchard trapping program, grove sanitation, limits on harvest periods and distribution areas, and harvesting and packing requirements to ensure that only intact fruit that have been protected against infestation are shipped. This action allows for the interstate movement of Sharwil avocados from Hawaii into other States, while continuing to provide protection against the introduction of quarantine pests.
RIN: 0579-AD70
Impacts and Effects: International, Small Entities (Business)
CFR Citation: 7 CFR part 318
Priority: Routine and Frequent
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Publication Period: Spring 2014
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: No
Federalism Implications: No
Unfunded Mandates: No
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: No
Small Entities Affected: Business
International Impacts: Yes
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
ActionDateFR Citation
NPRM02/07/201378 FR 8987
NPRM Comment Period End04/08/2013
Final Rule09/12/201378 FR 56129
Final Rule Effective10/15/2013
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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
Apr 08, 2013 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 02/07/2013
ID: APHIS-2012-0008-0001
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 09/12/2013
ID: APHIS-2012-0008-0036

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 09/12/2013
ID: APHIS-2012-0008-0037
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 02/07/2013
ID: APHIS-2012-0008-0003
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 02/07/2013
ID: APHIS-2012-0008-0004


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Agency Contact
David Lamb
Regulatory Policy Specialist, Regulatory Coordination and Compliance, PPQ
301 851-2103
4700 River Road, Unit 133, Riverdale, MD 20737-1231
Riverdale, MD 20737-1231
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