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2004

Nursery Stock Regulations
Federal Register: Dec 10, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 237)
AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.
ACTION: Advance notice of proposed rulemaking and request for comments.
SUMMARY: We are soliciting public comment on whether and how we should amend the regulations that govern the importation of nursery stock, also known as plants for planting.
DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before Mar 10, 2005.

Shipboard Technology Evaluation Program; Programmatic Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact
Federal Register: Dec 08, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 235)
AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.
ACTION: Notice of availability.
SUMMARY: The Coast Guard announces the availability of the Final Programmatic Environmental Assessment (PEA) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) that evaluated the potential environmental impacts resulting from the implementation of the Shipboard Technology Evaluation Program (STEP).

Requirements for Requests To Amend Import Regulations
Federal Register: Oct 28, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 208)
AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.
ACTION: Proposed rule.
SUMMARY: We are proposing to establish regulations governing the submission of requests for changes in our regulations that restrict the importation of plants, plant parts, and plant products.
DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before Dec 27, 2004.

Noxious Weeds; Notice of Availability of Petitions To Regulate Caulerpa
Federal Register: Oct 26, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 206)
AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.
ACTION: Petitions and request for comments.
SUMMARY: We are advising the public that the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has received two petitions requesting that additional aquatic plants of the genus Caulerpa be added to the list of noxious weeds. We are soliciting public comments on the petitions and the implications of adopting them.
DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before Dec 27, 2004.

Melaleuca; Availability of an Environmental Assessment
Federal Register: Oct 26, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 206)
AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.
ACTION: Notice of availability and request for comments.
SUMMARY: We are advising the public that the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has prepared an environmental assessment relative to an application for a permit for the environmental release of the nonindigenous fly Fergusonina turneri and its obligate nematode, Fergusobia quinquenerviae, potential biological control agents for Melaleuca quinquenervia. The environmental assessment documents our review and analysis of environmental impacts associated with, and alternatives to, issuing a permit for the environmental release of the fly and nematode in the continental United States. We are making this environmental assessment available to the public for review and comment.
DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before Nov 26, 2004.

Mile-A-Minute Weed; Availability of an Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact
Federal Register: Oct 04, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 191)
AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.
ACTION: Notice.
SUMMARY: We are advising the public that an environmental assessment and finding of no significant impact have been prepared by the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service relative to issuing a permit for the environmental release of the nonindigenous weevil Rhinoncomimus latipes Korotyaev (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), a potential biological control agent of mile-a-minute weed (Polyganum perfoliatum).

Old World Climbing Fern; Availability of an Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact
Federal Register: Oct 04, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 191)
AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.
ACTION: Notice.
SUMMARY: We are advising the public that an environmental assessment and finding of no significant impact have been prepared by the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service relative to issuing a permit for the environmental release of the nonindigenous moth Cataclysta camptozonale (Hampson) (Lepidoptera: Crambidae), a potential biological control agent of Old World climbing fern (Lygodium microphyllum).

Foreign Quarantine
Federal Register: Oct 04, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 191)
AGENCY: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
ACTION: Amendment of Feb 04, 2004, order to embargo bird and bird products imported from Malaysia.
SUMMARY: CDC and APHIS are now imposing an embargo on birds and bird products from Malaysia because of the documented cases of Influenza A (H5N1) in poultry in Malaysia.

Importation of Unmanufactured Wood Articles From Mexico
Federal Register: Aug 26, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 165)
AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.
ACTION: Final rule.
SUMMARY: We are amending the regulations to add restrictions on the importation of pine and fir logs and lumber, as well as other unmanufactured wood articles, from Mexican States adjacent to the United States/Mexico border. This rule requires that these wood articles meet certain treatment and handling requirements to be eligible for importation into the United States. This action is necessary to prevent the introduction into the United States of plant pests, including forest pests, with unmanufactured wood articles from Mexico.
DATES: Effective Sep 27, 2004.

Record of Decision for the Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report for the San Francisco Estuary Invasive Spartina Project: Spartina Control Program
Federal Register: Aug 24, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 163)
AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.
ACTION: Notice of availability.

International Sanitary and Phytosanitary Standard-Setting Activities
Federal Register: Aug 19, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 160)
AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.
ACTION: Notice and request for comments.
SUMMARY: In accordance with legislation implementing the results of the Uruguay Round of negotiations under the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, we are informing the public of international standard-setting activities of the Office International des Epizooties, the Secretariat of the International Plant Protection Convention, and the North American Plant Protection Organization, and we are soliciting public comment on the standards to be considered.

Approval of Ballast Water Treatment Systems
Federal Register: Aug 05, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 150)
AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.
ACTION: Notice with request for comments.
SUMMARY: The Coast Guard seeks consultation with all interested and affected parties in establishing a program to approve ballast water treatment systems. The intent of this program is to ensure that ballast water treatment systems approved for use on-board vessels will meet the ballast water discharge standard the Coast Guard will be implementing in the near future to prevent the introduction and spread of nonindigenous species via ballast water discharges, as authorized by the Nonindigenous Aquatic Nuisance Prevention and Control Act and the National Invasive Species Act.
DATES: Comments and related material must reach the Docket Management Facility on or before Dec 03, 2004.

Mandatory Ballast Water Management Program for U.S. Waters
Federal Register: Jul 28, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 144)
AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.
ACTION: Final rule.
SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is requiring mandatory ballast water management practices for all vessels equipped with ballast water tanks bound for ports or places within the U.S. or entering U.S. waters. This rule will increase the Coast Guard's ability to protect U.S. waters against the unintentional introduction of nonindigenous species via ballast water discharges, which have had significant impacts on the nation's marine and freshwater resources, biological diversity, and coastal infrastructure. It will also comply with the requirements of the Nonindigenous Aquatic Nuisance Prevention and Control Act of 1990 and the National Invasive Species Act of 1996. The Great Lakes ballast water management program remains unchanged.
DATES: This final rule is effective Sep 27, 2004.

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Shipboard Technology Evaluation Program; Programmatic Environmental Assessment
Federal Register: Jun 24, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 121)
AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.
ACTION: Notice of availability and request for public comments.
SUMMARY: The Coast Guard announces the availability of the draft Programmatic Environmental Assessment (PEA) that evaluates the potential environmental impacts resulting from the implementation of the Shipboard Technology Evaluation Program (STEP). The purpose of STEP is to facilitate the development of effective ballast water treatment technologies to protect U.S. waters against the unintentional introduction of nonindigenous species via ballast water discharges. STEP will create more options for vessels seeking alternatives to ballast water exchange as they manage their ballast water.
DATES: Comments and related materials must reach the Docket Management Facility on or before Jul 26, 2004.

Penalties for Non-Submission of Ballast Water Management Reports
Federal Register: Jun 14, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 113)
AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.
ACTION: Final rule.
SUMMARY: The Coast Guard finalizes regulations for vessels equipped with ballast water tanks bound for ports or places within the United States. These regulations establish penalty provisions for vessels that fail to submit a ballast water management (BWM) report. Penalty provisions are also established for vessels bound for the Great Lakes or portions of the Hudson River who violate the mandatory BWM requirements. These regulations also widen the reporting and recordkeeping requirements. This will increase the Coast Guard's ability to prevent the introduction of nonindigenous species as required by the Nonindigenous Aquatic Nuisance Prevention and Control Act and the National Invasive Species Act.
DATES: This final rule is effective Aug 13, 2004.

Invasive Species Advisory Committee
Federal Register: Feb 12, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 29)
AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, Interior.
ACTION: Notice of public meetings of the Invasive Species Advisory Committee.
SUMMARY: Pursuant to the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, notice is hereby given of meetings of the Invasive Species Advisory Committee.
DATES: Meeting of Invasive Species Advisory Committee: 8:30 a.m., Tuesday, Mar 02, 2004; and 8:30 a.m., Wednesday, Mar 03, 2004.
ADDRESSES: Hilton Hawaiian Village, 2005 Kalia Road, Honolulu, HI 96815. Meetings on both days will be held in the Honolulu Suite, Rooms 1 & 2.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kelsey Brantley, National Invasive Species Council Program Analyst; Phone: (202) 513-7243; Fax: (202) 371-1751.

Great Lakes National Program Office FY2004-2005 Funding Guidance - Request for Initial Proposals
Federal Register: Feb 05, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 24)
AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
ACTION: Notice of funding availability.
SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency's Great Lakes National Program Office (GLNPO) is requesting Initial Proposals for projects, collectively totaling up to $4,180,000, furthering protection and clean up of the Great Lakes ecosystem.

Foreign Quarantine
Federal Register: Jan 23, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 15)
AGENCY: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
ACTION: Notice of embargo of civets (Family: Viverridae).
SUMMARY: According to published scientific articles, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)-like virus has been isolated from civets (Family: Viverridae) captured in areas of China where the 2002-2003 SARS outbreak originated. Shipments of civets are being imported into the United States and further distributed. CDC is banning the importation of all civets immediately and until further notice. CDC is taking this action to prevent the importation and spread of SARS, a communicable disease.
DATES: This embargo is effective on Jan 13, 2004, and will remain in effect until further notice.

Notice of Intent To Prepare an Exotic Plant Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement for Nine Park Units in the Southeast Region
Federal Register: Jan 22, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 14)
AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.
ACTION: Notice.
SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4332) (40 CFR 1503.1) and Council on Environmental Quality regulations (40 CFR 1506.6), the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service will prepare an exotic plant management plan / environmental impact statement (Plan/EIS).

Ballast Water Technology Demonstration Program: Request for Proposals for Fiscal Year 2004
Federal Register: Jan 16, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 11)
AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC).
ACTION: Notice of request for proposals.
SUMMARY: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), in cooperation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) and the U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD), publishes this notice to solicit proposals to conduct ballast water treatment technology testing and demonstration projects.
DATES: Preliminary proposals must be received by 5 p.m. e.s.t. Feb 13, 2004. Full proposals must be received by 5 p.m. e.s.t. on Feb 17, 2004.

Declaration of Extraordinary Emergency Because of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy
Federal Register: Jan 12, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 7)
Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) has been detected in the United States. BSE is a progressive neurological disorder of ruminants that results from infection by an unconventional transmissible agent. It appears that BSE is primarily spread through the use of ruminant feed containing protein and other products from ruminants infected with BSE. The disease was detected in the State of Washington and had not previously been detected in the United States.

Approval for Experimental Shipboard Installations of Ballast Water Treatment Systems
Federal Register: Jan 07, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 4)
AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.
ACTION: Notice of withdrawal.
SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is withdrawing its proposal to proceed with an interim rule establishing a program through which vessel owners can apply for approval of experimental ballast water treatment (BWT) systems installed and tested on board their operating vessels. Instead of a rulemaking, the Coast Guard will proceed with establishing this voluntary experimental approval program using a Coast Guard Circular. Details of the program are published in Coast Guard Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 01-04 (PDF | 986 KB).

Shipboard Technology Evaluation Program
Federal Register: Jan 07, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 4)
AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.
ACTION: Notice of availability.
SUMMARY: The U.S. Coast Guard is announcing an innovative program that will allow vessel owners/operators to apply for acceptance of vessels, permitting them to install and test experimental ballast water treatment systems. This program will facilitate the development of effective ballast water treatment technology, which will create more options for vessels seeking alternatives to ballast water exchange. Details of the program are published in Coast Guard Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 01-04 (PDF | 986 KB).
DATES: This program is effective and the NVIC is available on Jan 07, 2004.

Intent [To Prepare a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement] for a Proposed Introduction of the Oyster Species, Crassostrea Ariakensis, Into the Tidal Waters of Maryland and Virginia To Establish a Naturalized, Reproducing, and Self-Sustaining Population of This Oyster Species
Federal Register: Jan 05, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 2)
AGENCY: Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DoD.
ACTION: Notice of intent.

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