Importation of Beef From a Region in Brazil

Docket ID: APHIS-2009-0017
Agency: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)
Parent Agency: Department of Agriculture (USDA)

This rulemaking amends the regulations governing the importation of certain animals, meat, and other animal products by allowing, under certain conditions, the importation of fresh (chilled or frozen) beef from a region in Brazil (the States of Bahia, Distrito Federal, Espírito Santo, Goiás, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Minas Gerais, Paraná, Rio Grande do Sul, Rio de Janeiro, Rondônia, São Paulo, Sergipe, and Tocantins). Based on the evidence in a recent risk assessment, we have determined that fresh (chilled or frozen) beef can be safely imported from those Brazilian States provided certain conditions are met. This action provides for the importation of beef from the designated region in Brazil into the United States while continuing to protect the United States against the introduction of foot-and-mouth disease.

RIN: 0579-AD41
Impacts and Effects: International
CFR Citation: 9 CFR 94
Priority: Economically Significant
UA and Regulatory Plan Information open glossary dialog  
Publication Period: Fall 2015
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Action
Major Rule: Yes
Legal Authorities: 7 U.S.C. 450, 7 U.S.C. 7701 to 7772, 7 U.S.C. 7781 to 7786, 7 U.S.C. 8301 to 8317, 21 U.S.C. 136 and 136a, 31 U.S.C. 9701
Legal Deadlines: None
Government Levels Affected: No
Federalism Implications: No
Unfunded Mandates: No
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: Business
Small Entities Affected: No
International Impacts: Yes
Energy Effects: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
ActionDateFR Citation
NPRM12/23/201378 FR 77370
NPRM Comment Period End02/21/2014
NPRM Comment Period Reopened02/27/201479 FR 10999
NPRM Comment Period Reopened End04/22/201479 FR 10999
Final Rule07/02/201580 FR 37923
Final Rule Effective08/31/2015
Docket Details open glossary dialog  
Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Category: Importation of Animals and Animal Products
Keyword(s): USDA, agriculture
Type: Rulemaking
Program: Veterinary Services

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Apr 22, 2014 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 02/27/2014
ID: APHIS-2009-0017-0506
Comment Period Closed
Apr 22, 2014 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 12/23/2013
ID: APHIS-2009-0017-0010
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 07/02/2015
ID: APHIS-2009-0017-0884

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 07/02/2015
ID: APHIS-2009-0017-0887
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 07/02/2015
ID: APHIS-2009-0017-0888
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 07/02/2015
ID: APHIS-2009-0017-0886


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Comments Received*
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Agency Contact
Silvia Kreindel
Senior Staff Veterinarian, Regionalization Evaluation Services Staff, NIES, VS
301 851-3313
4700 River Road, Unit 38
Riverdale, MD 20737-1231
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