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Dec

Control of Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia; Public Meetings
Federal Register: December 22, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 246)
AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.
ACTION: Notice of public meetings.
SUMMARY: We are advising the public that the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's Veterinary Services program will host four public meetings to present current information about the outbreaks of viral hemorrhagic septicemia (VHS) and actions taken to prevent the spread of this fish disease, and to discuss issues concerning possible regulation of VHS by the Agency.

Boll Weevil; Quarantine and Regulations
Federal Register: Dec 20, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 244)
AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.
ACTION: Proposed rule; extension of comment period.
SUMMARY: We are extending the comment period for our proposed rule that would establish domestic boll weevil regulations that would restrict the interstate movement of regulated articles within regulated areas and from regulated areas into or through nonregulated areas in commercial cotton-producing States. 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 Feb 01, 2007.

Environmental Impact Statement; Genetically Engineered Fruit Fly and Pink Bollworm
Federal Register: Dec 19, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 243)
AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.
ACTION: Notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement and proposed scope of study.
SUMMARY: We are advising the public that the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service intends to prepare an environmental impact statement relative to the proposed use of genetically engineered fruit flies and pink bollworm in certain plant pest control programs. This notice identifies potential issues and alternatives that will be studied in the environmental impact statement, requests public comment to further delineate the scope of the issues and alternatives, and provides notice of public meetings.
DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before Feb 20, 2007.

Importation of Fruits and Vegetables
Federal Register: Dec 18, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 242)
AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.
ACTION: Final rule.
SUMMARY: We are amending the regulations to list a number of fruits and vegetables from certain parts of the world as eligible, under specified conditions, for importation into the United States. Some of the fruits and vegetables are already eligible for importation under permit, but are not specifically listed in the regulations. All of the fruits and vegetables, as a condition of entry, will be inspected and subject to treatment at the port of first arrival as may be required by an inspector. In addition, some of the fruits and vegetables will be required to meet other special conditions. In one case, we are adding a systems approach that will provide an alternative to methyl bromide fumigation. These actions will provide the United States with additional types and sources of fruits and vegetables while continuing to protect against the introduction of quarantine pests through imported fruits and vegetables. EFFECTIVE DATE: Dec 18, 2006.

Request for Information; Potential Sites for a Sterile Fruit Fly Production Facility or Potential Alternate Sources of Sterile Fruit Flies
Federal Register: Dec 01, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 231)
AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.
ACTION: Notice.
SUMMARY: We are advising the public that the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is exploring options for the construction of a multispecies exotic fruit fly facility and/or the privatization of sterile fly production to provide backup capacity for our sterile fruit fly programs and emergency needs. APHIS recognizes the need to maintain a backup for sterile fruit fly production to respond to emergency outbreaks when they occur, and to ensure current preventive release programs in California, Florida, and Texas remain effective. In this notice, we are soliciting the submission of information from interested persons regarding potential sites for the production of sterile fruit flies or alternate sources of those flies.
DATES: We will consider all submissions of information that we receive on or before Jan 02, 2007.

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Nov

Karnal Bunt; Regulated Areas
Federal Register: Nov 22, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 225)
AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.
ACTION: Interim rule and request for comments.
SUMMARY: We are amending the Karnal bunt regulations to remove certain areas or fields in Maricopa and Pinal Counties, AZ, and Archer, Baylor, Knox, McCulloch, San Saba, Throckmorton, and Young Counties, TX, from the list of regulated areas based on our determination that those fields or areas meet our criteria for release from regulation. This action is necessary to relieve restrictions that are no longer necessary.
DATES: This interim rule became effective Nov 16, 2006. We will consider all comments that we receive on or before Jan 22, 2007.

Oriental Fruit Fly; Add a Portion of San Bernardino County, CA, to the List of Quarantined Areas
Federal Register: Nov 17, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 222)
AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.
ACTION: Interim rule and request for comments.
SUMMARY: We are amending the Oriental fruit fly regulations by adding a portion of San Bernardino County, CA, to the list of quarantined areas and restricting the interstate movement of regulated articles from that area. We are also amending the definitions of the terms core area and day degrees and adding jujube (Ziziphus spp.) to the list of articles regulated for Oriental fruit fly. These actions are necessary to prevent the artificial spread of Oriental fruit fly to noninfested areas of the United States and to update the regulations to reflect current science and practices.
DATES: This interim rule is effective Nov 17, 2006. We will consider all comments that we receive on or before Jan 16, 2007.

Gypsy Moth Generally Infested Areas; Addition of Areas in Virginia
Federal Register: Nov 17, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 222)
AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service,
USDA. ACTION: Interim rule and request for comments.
SUMMARY: We are amending the gypsy moth regulations by adding the Cities of Roanoke and Salem and the Counties of Craig, Giles, and Roanoke in Virginia to the list of generally infested areas based on the detection of infestations of gypsy moth in those areas. As a result of this action, the interstate movement of regulated articles from those areas will be restricted. This action is necessary to prevent the artificial spread of the gypsy moth to noninfested areas of the United States.
DATES: This interim rule is effective Nov 17, 2006. We will consider all comments that we receive on or before Jan 16, 2007.

Evaluating the Invasive Potential of Imported Plants; Electronic Public Discussion
Federal Register: Nov 13, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 218)
AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.
ACTION: Notice of electronic public discussion.
SUMMARY: We are advising the public that the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is hosting an electronic public discussion on methods that can be used to evaluate the potential of imported plants to become invasive species if they are introduced into the United States. Any interested person can register for the electronic discussion, which will allow participants to upload files and interact with other participants and with APHIS staff.
DATES: The electronic public discussion will be held from Nov 27, 2006 to Jan 26, 2007.

Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy; Minimal-Risk Regions, Identification of Ruminants and Processing and Importation of Commodities
Federal Register: Nov 09, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 217)
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 remove several restrictions regarding the identification of animals and the processing of ruminant materials from BSE minimal-risk regions, as well as BSE-based restrictions on gelatin derived from bovine hides. 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 Nov 24, 2006.

Evaluating the Invasive Potential of Imported Plants; Electronic Public Discussion
Federal Register: Nov 13, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 218)
AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.
ACTION: Notice of electronic public discussion.
SUMMARY: We are advising the public that the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is hosting an electronic public discussion on methods that can be used to evaluate the potential of imported plants to become invasive species if they are introduced into the United States. Any interested person can register for the electronic discussion, which will allow participants to upload files and interact with other participants and with APHIS staff.
DATES: The electronic public discussion will be held from Nov 27, 2006 to Jan 26, 2007.

Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy; Minimal-Risk Regions, Identification of Ruminants and Processing and Importation of Commodities
Federal Register: Nov 09, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 217)
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 remove several restrictions regarding the identification of animals and the processing of ruminant materials from BSE minimal-risk regions, as well as BSE-based restrictions on gelatin derived from bovine hides. 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 Nov 24, 2006.

Potential Revision of Mandatory Ballast Water Management Reporting Requirements
Federal Register: Nov 08, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 216)
AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS.
ACTION: Notice; request for public comments.
SUMMARY: The Coast Guard requests public comments on our current ballast water management reporting and recordkeeping requirements. To provide additional opportunity for public comment, public meetings will be held in the Great Lakes and Gulf of Mexico regions. All stakeholders and interested parties are encouraged to submit comments to the docket and to attend a public meeting in or near their region.
DATES: Comments and related material must reach the Docket Management Facility on or before Mar 16, 2007.

Boll Weevil; Quarantine and Regulations Correction
Federal Register: Nov 03, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 213)

Chronic Wasting Disease Herd Certification Program and Interstate Movement of Farmed or Captive Deer, Elk, and Moose; Petitions and Request for Comments
Federal Register: Nov 03, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 213)
AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.
ACTION: Notice of receipt of petitions and request for comments.
SUMMARY: We are advising the public that the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has received three petitions requesting that we delay implementation of, and reconsider provisions in, a recent final rule establishing a herd certification program and interstate movement restrictions for cervids to control the spread of chronic wasting disease. We are soliciting public comments on the petitions and the potential impacts of the actions they recommend.
DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before Dec 04, 2006.

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Oct

Boll Weevil; Quarantine and Regulations
Federal Register: Oct 31, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 210)
AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.
ACTION: Proposed rule.
SUMMARY: We are proposing to establish domestic boll weevil regulations that would restrict the interstate movement of regulated articles within regulated areas and from regulated areas into or through nonregulated areas in commercial cotton-producing States. The proposed regulations would help prevent the artificial spread of boll weevil into noninfested areas of the United States and the reinfestation of areas from which the boll weevil has been eradicated.
DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before Jan 02, 2007.

Draft Management and Control Plan for Asian Carps in the United States
Federal Register: Oct 24, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 205)
AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.
ACTION: Notice of document availability and request for comments.
SUMMARY: This notice announces the availability of the draft "Management and Control Plan for Asian Carps in the United States."' This draft document was prepared by the Asian Carp Working Group of the Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force. We are seeking public comments on this draft document. Comments received will be considered during the preparation of the final national management and control plan, which will guide cooperative and integrated management of Asian carps in the United States.
DATES: Submit your comments on the draft "Management and Control Plan for Asian Carps in the United States" by Dec 26, 2006.

Exotic Fruit Fly Strategic Plan, Fiscal Years 2006-2010
Federal Register: Oct 24, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 205)
AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.
ACTION: Notice of availability.
SUMMARY: We are advising the public that the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has prepared a final Exotic Fruit Fly Strategic Plan for fiscal years 2006 through 2010 and is making it available for review. The final strategic plan has been updated in response to the comments we received on the draft strategic plan.

Change in Disease Status of Namibia With Regard to Foot-and-Mouth Disease and Rinderpest
Federal Register: Oct 24, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 205)
AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.
ACTION: Final rule.
SUMMARY: We are amending the regulations to add Namibia, except the portion of the country north of the Veterinary Cordon Fence (VCF), to the list of regions that are considered free of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), and to add the entire country to the list of regions that are considered free of rinderpest.
DATES: Effective Date: Nov 24, 2006.

Draft National Management and Control Plan for the New Zealand Mudsnail (Potamopyrgus antipodarum)
Federal Register: Oct 19, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 202)
AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.
ACTION: Notice of document availability and request for comments.
SUMMARY: This notice announces the availability of the draft "National Management and Control Plan for the New Zealand Mudsnail (Potamopyrgus antipodarum).'' The draft was prepared by the New Zealand Mudsnail Working Group of the Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force. We are seeking public comments on this draft document. Comments received will be considered during the preparation of the final national management and control plan, which will guide cooperative and integrated management of Zealand mudsnails in the United States.
DATES: Submit your comments on the draft "National Management and Control Plan for the New Zealand Mudsnail (Potamopyrgus antipodarum)" by Dec 04, 2006.

Imported Fire Ant; Addition of Counties in Arkansas and Tennessee to the List of Quarantined Areas
Federal Register: Oct 18, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 201)
AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.
ACTION: Affirmation of interim rule as final rule.
SUMMARY: We are adopting as a final rule, without change, an interim rule that amended the imported fire ant regulations by designating as quarantined areas all of 2 counties in Arkansas and all or portions of 21 counties in Tennessee. As a result of that action, the interstate movement of regulated articles from those areas is restricted. The interim rule was necessary to prevent the artificial spread of imported fire ant to noninfested areas of the United States.
DATES: Effective on Oct 18, 2006, we are adopting as a final rule the interim rule that was published at 71 FR 42246-42249 on Jul 26, 2006.

International Sanitary and Phytosanitary Standard-Setting Activities
Federal Register: Oct 13, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 198)
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 World Organization for Animal Health, 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.

Asian Longhorned Beetle; Additions to Quarantined Areas
Federal Register: Oct 11, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 196)
AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Interim rule and request for comments.
SUMMARY: We are amending the Asian longhorned beetle regulations by expanding the boundaries of the quarantined areas in New Jersey and restricting the interstate movement of regulated articles from these areas. This action is necessary to prevent the artificial spread of the Asian longhorned beetle to noninfested areas of the United States.
DATES: This interim rule was effective Oct 04, 2006. We will consider all comments that we receive on or before Dec 11, 2006.

Interstate Movement of Fruits and Vegetables From Hawaii
Federal Register: Oct 11, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 196)
AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Proposed rule.
SUMMARY: We are proposing to remove vapor heat treatment as an approved treatment for bell pepper, eggplant, Italian squash, and tomato moved interstate from Hawaii. This action is necessary because these four commodities can serve as hosts for the solanum fruit fly, which has been detected in Hawaii. Vapor heat treatment is not an approved treatment for that pest. We are also proposing to provide for the use of irradiation as an approved treatment for all Capsicum spp. (peppers) and Curcurbita spp. (squash) moved interstate from Hawaii. This action would relieve unnecessary restrictions on the interstate movement of peppers and squash and allow a greater variety of Capsicum spp. and Curcurbita spp. to be moved interstate from Hawaii.
DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before Dec 11, 2006.

Noxious Weeds; South African Ragwort and Madagascar Ragwort
Federal Register: Oct 05, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 193)
AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.
ACTION: Affirmation of interim rule as final rule.
SUMMARY: We are adopting as a final rule, without change, an interim rule that amended the noxious weed and imported seed regulations by adding South African ragwort (Senecio inaequidens DC.) and Madagascar ragwort (Senecio madagascariensis Poir.) to the list of terrestrial noxious weeds and to the list of seeds with no tolerances applicable to their introduction. That action was necessary to prevent the artificial spread of these noxious weeds into the United States.

Pine Shoot Beetle; Additions to Quarantined Areas
Federal Register: Oct 03, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 191)
AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.
ACTION: Interim rule and request for comments.
SUMMARY: We are amending the pine shoot beetle regulations by adding counties in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, New Jersey, New York, and Ohio to the list of quarantined areas. In addition, we are designating the States of Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, and Pennsylvania, in their entirety, as quarantined areas based on their decision not to enforce intrastrate movement restrictions. Finally, we are adding the States of Connecticut and Rhode Island, in their entirety, to the list of quarantined areas based on projections of the natural spread of pine shoot beetle that make it reasonable to believe that the pest is present in those States. This action is necessary to prevent the spread of pine shoot beetle, a pest of pine trees, into noninfested areas of the United States.

Emerald Ash Borer; Quarantined Areas; Michigan
Federal Register: Oct 02, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 190)
AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.
ACTION: Interim rule and request for comments.
SUMMARY: We are amending the emerald ash borer regulations by adding areas in Michigan to the list of areas quarantined because of emerald ash borer. As a result of this action, the interstate movement of regulated articles from those areas is restricted. This action is necessary to prevent the artificial spread of the emerald ash borer from infested areas in the State of Michigan into noninfested areas of the United States.

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Sep

Pine Shoot Beetle Host Material From Canada
Federal Register: Sep 29, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 189)
AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.
ACTION: Final rule.
SUMMARY: We are adopting as a final rule, with one change, an interim rule that amended the regulations by restricting the importation of pine shoot beetle host material into the United States from Canada. Under the regulations established by the interim rule, as amended by this document, pine nursery stock, as well as pine products that consist of pine bark or have pine bark attached, must meet certain requirements relating to documentation, treatment, handling, and utilization as a condition of importation into the United States from Canada. The interim rule was necessary to help prevent the introduction and spread of pine shoot beetle, a pest of pine trees, into noninfested areas of the United States.

Lake Champlain Sea Lamprey Control Alternatives Workgroup
Federal Register: Sep 28, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 188)
AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.
ACTION: Notice of meeting.
SUMMARY: We, the Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce a meeting of the Lake Champlain Sea Lamprey Control Alternatives Workgroup (Workgroup). The Workgroup's purpose is to provide, in an advisory capacity, recommendations and advice on research and implementation of sea lamprey control techniques alternative to lampricide that are technically feasible, cost effective, and environmentally safe. Primary objectives of the meeting will be to identify research initiatives that may enhance alternative sea lamprey control techniques, and to explore the significance of larval sea lamprey populations that occur in delta habitats rather than stream habitats. The meeting is open to the public.

Notice of Availability of the Draft South Florida and Caribbean Parks Exotic Plant Management Plan/Draft Environmental Impact Statement
Federal Register: Sep 27, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 187)
AGENCY: National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
SUMMARY: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, 42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(C), the National Park Service (NPS) announces the availability of a Draft South Florida and Caribbean Parks Exotic Plant Management Plan/Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for Big Cypress National Preserve, Florida, Biscayne National Park, Florida, Canaveral National Seashore, Florida, Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida, Everglades National Park, Florida, Buck Island Reef National Monument, Virgin Islands, Christiansted National Historic Site, Virgin Islands, Salt River Bay National Historic Park and Ecological Preserve, Virgin Islands, and Virgin Islands National Park, Virgin Islands.

Japanese Beetle; Addition of Iowa to the List of Quarantined States
Federal Register: Sep 27, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 187)
AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.
ACTION: Affirmation of interim rule as final rule.
SUMMARY: We are adopting as a final rule, without change, an interim rule that amended the Japanese beetle quarantine and regulations by adding the State of Iowa to the list of quarantined States. That action was necessary to prevent the artificial spread of Japanese beetle into noninfested areas of the United States.

Importation of Table Grapes From Namibia
Federal Register: Sep 21, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 183)
AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.
ACTION: Final rule.
SUMMARY: We are amending the fruits and vegetables regulations to allow the importation into the United States of fresh table grapes from Namibia under certain conditions. As a condition of entry, the grapes must undergo cold treatment and fumigation with methyl bromide and must be accompanied by a phytosanitary certificate with an additional declaration stating that the commodity has been inspected and found free of the specified pests. In addition, the grapes will also be subject to inspection at the port of first arrival. This action allows for the importation of grapes from Namibia into the United States while continuing to provide protection against the introduction of quarantine pests.

Mediterranean Fruit Fly; Remove Portions of Los Angeles, San Bernardino, and Santa Clara Counties, CA, From the List of Quarantined Areas
Federal Register: Sep 13, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 177)
AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.
ACTION: Interim rule and request for comments.
SUMMARY: We are amending the Mediterranean fruit fly regulations by removing portions of Los Angeles, San Bernardino, and Santa Clara Counties, CA, from the list of quarantined areas and by removing restrictions on the interstate movement of regulated articles from those areas. This action is necessary to relieve restrictions that are no longer needed to prevent the spread of Mediterranean fruit fly into noninfested areas of the United States. We have determined that the Mediterranean fruit fly has been eradicated from these portions of Los Angeles, San Bernardino, and Santa Clara Counties, CA, and that the quarantine and restrictions are no longer necessary. These portions of Los Angeles, San Bernardino, and Santa Clara Counties, CA, were the last remaining areas in California quarantined for Mediterranean fruit fly. Therefore, as a result of this action, there are no longer any areas in the continental United States quarantined for the Mediterranean fruit fly.

Gypsy Moth Generally Infested Areas; Addition of Counties in Ohio and West Virginia
Federal Register: Sep 12, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 176)
AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.
ACTION: Interim rule and request for comments.
SUMMARY: We are amending the gypsy moth regulations by adding Delaware and Franklin Counties in Ohio and Monroe County in West Virginia to the list of generally infested areas based on the detection of infestations of gypsy moth in those counties. As a result of this action, the interstate movement of regulated articles from those areas will be restricted. This action is necessary to prevent the artificial spread of the gypsy moth to noninfested States.

Asian Longhorned Beetle; Addition and Removal of Quarantined Areas in New Jersey
Federal Register: Sep 08, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 174)
AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.
ACTION: Affirmation of interim rule as final rule.
SUMMARY: We are adopting as a final rule, without change, an interim rule that amended the regulations by adding a portion of Middlesex and Union Counties, NJ, to the list of quarantined areas and restricting the interstate movement of regulated articles from those areas. The interim rule also removed the areas within Hudson County, NJ, from the list of quarantined areas and removed restrictions on the interstate movement of regulated articles from those areas. These actions were necessary, respectively, to prevent the artificial spread of the Asian longhorned beetle to noninfested areas of the United States and to remove quarantine restrictions that were no longer necessary.

Pine Shoot Beetle; Additions to Quarantined Areas; Wisconsin
Federal Register: Sep 08, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 174)
AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.
ACTION: Affirmation of interim rule as final rule.
SUMMARY: We are adopting as a final rule, without change, an interim rule that amended the pine shoot beetle regulations by designating the State of Wisconsin, in its entirety, as a quarantined area based on the detection of new pine shoot beetle infested areas in the State, as well as its decision to no longer enforce intrastate movement restrictions. The interim rule was necessary to prevent the spread of pine shoot beetle, a pest of pine trees, into noninfested areas of the United States.

Injurious Wildlife Species; Silver Carp (Hypophthalmichthys molitrix) and Largescale Silver Carp (Hypophthalmichthys harmandi)
Federal Register: Sep 05, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 171)
AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.
ACTION: Proposed rule; notice of availability of environmental documents.
SUMMARY: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposes to add all forms (diploid and triploid) of live silver carp (Hypophthalmichthys molitrix), gametes, eggs, and hybrids; and all forms (diploid and triploid) of live largescale silver carp (Hypophthalmichthys harmandi), gametes, eggs, and hybrids to the list of injurious fish, mollusks, and crustaceans under the Lacey Act. This listing would have the effect of prohibiting the importation and interstate transportation of any live animal, gamete, viable egg, or hybrid of the silver carp and largescale silver carp, without a permit in limited circumstances. The best available information indicates that this action is necessary to protect the interests of human beings, and wildlife and wildlife resources, from the purposeful or accidental introduction and subsequent establishment of silver carp and largescale silver carp populations in ecosystems of the United States.

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