Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy; Importation of Bovines and Bovine Products

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
9 CFR Parts 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, and 98
[Docket No. APHIS-2008-0010]
RIN 0579-AC68

Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy; Importation of Bovines and Bovine Products

Agency

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.

Action

Proposed rule; reopening of comment period.

Summary

We are reopening the comment period for our proposed rule that would amend the regulations that govern the importation of animals and animal products to revise the conditions for the importation of live bovines and products derived from bovines with regard to bovine spongiform encephalopathy. This action will allow interested persons additional time to prepare and submit comments.

Dates

We will consider all comments that we receive on or before June 14, 2012.

Addresses

You may submit comments by either of the following methods:

  • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=APHIS-2008-0010-0001.
  • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS-2008-0010, Regulatory Analysis and Development, PPD, APHIS, Station 3A-03.8, 4700 River Road, Unit 118, Riverdale, MD 20737-1238.

Supporting documents and any comments we receive on this docket may be viewed at http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2008-0010 or in our reading room, which is located in Room 1141 of the USDA South Building, 14th Street and Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC. Normal reading room hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. To be sure someone is there to help you, please call (202) 799-7039 before coming.

For Further Information Contact

For information concerning live ruminants, contact Dr. Betzaida Lopez, Import Animal Staff Veterinarian, Technical Trade Services, Animals, Organisms and Vectors, and Select Agents, National Center for Import and Export, VS, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 39, Riverdale, MD 20737-1231; (301) 851-3364.

For information regarding ruminant products and for other information regarding this proposed rule, contact Dr. Christopher Robinson, Assistant Director, Technical Trade Services, Animal Products, National Center for Import and Export, VS, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 38, Riverdale, MD 20737-1231; (301) 851-3300.

Supplementary Information

On March 16, 2012, we published in theFederal Register(77 FR 15848-15913, Docket No. APHIS-2008-0010) a proposal to amend the regulations that govern the importation of animals and animal products to revise the conditions for the importation of live bovines and products derived from bovines with regard to bovine spongiform encephalopathy.

Comments on the proposed rule were required to be received on or before May 15, 2012. We are reopening the comment period on Docket No. APHIS-2008-0010 for an additional 30 days. This action will allow interested persons additional time to prepare and submit comments. We will also consider all comments received between May 16, 2012 (the day after the close of the original comment period) and June 14, 2012.

Authority

7 U.S.C. 8301-8317; 21 U.S.C. 136 and 136a; 31 U.S.C. 9701; 7 CFR 2.22, 2.80, and 371.4.

Done in Washington, DC, this 17th day of May 2012.
Gregory L. Parham,
Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 2012-12318 Filed 5-17-12; 11:15 am]
BILLING CODE 3410-34-P
 
 
Comment Period Closed
Jun 14 2012, at 11:59 PM ET
ID: APHIS-2008-0010-0055
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Date Posted: May 21, 2012
RIN: 0579-AC68
CFR: 9 CFR Parts 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, and 98
Federal Register Number: 2012-12318
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