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Office of the Secretary, USDA.
This document delegates the authority given to the Secretary of Agriculture under the Agricultural Risk Protection Act of 2000 to administer the Plant Protection Act. Authority is delegated from the Secretary of Agriculture to the Assistant Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs (whose title has been changed to the Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs); from that official to the Administrator of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service; and from the Administrator of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service to the Deputy Administrator for Plant Protection and Quarantine.
August 14, 2000.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Ms. Cynthia Howard, Chief, Regulatory Analysis and Development, PPD, APHIS, suite 3C63, 4700 River Road Unit 118, Riverdale, MD 20737-1238; (301) 734-5957.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
Title IV of the Agricultural Risk Protection Act of 2000 (Pub. L. 106-224), known as the Plant Protection Act, incorporates nine preexisting pest quarantine and exclusion statutes into a comprehensive law aimed at, among other things, augmenting the Secretary's authority to detect, control, and eradicate plant pests and noxious weeds. Section 434 of the Plant Protection Act authorizes the Secretary to issue such regulations and orders as he considers necessary to carry out this title. This rule delegates that authority from the Secretary of Agriculture to the Assistant Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs (as noted previously, now entitled the Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs); from that official to the Administrator of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service; and from the Administrator of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service to the Deputy Administrator for Plant Protection and Quarantine. We will further amend title 7 and amend title 9 of the Code of Federal Regulations in a future rulemaking action to add the Plant Protection Act to our lists of legal authorities and to make any other changes deemed necessary as a result of the enactment of this law.
This rule relates to internal agency management. Therefore, this rule is exempt from the provisions of Executive Order 12866 and 12988. Moreover, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553, notice of proposed rulemaking and opportunity for comment are not required for this rule, and it may be made effective less than 30 days after publication in the Federal Register. In addition, under 5 U.S.C. 804, this rule is not subject to congressional review under the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996, Pub. L. 104-121. Finally, this action is not a rule as defined by 5 U.S.C. 601 et seq., the Regulatory Flexibility Act, and thus is exempt from the provisions of that Act.Start List of Subjects
List of Subjects
- Authority delegations (Government agencies)
- Organization and functions (Government agencies)
Accordingly, 7 CFR parts 2 and 371 are amended as follows:End Amendment Part Start Part
PART 2—DELEGATIONS OF AUTHORITY BY THE SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE AND GENERAL OFFICERS OF THE DEPARTMENTEnd Part Start Amendment Part
1. The authority citation for part 2 continues to read as follows:End Amendment Part
Subpart C—Delegations of Authority to the Deputy Secretary, the Under Secretaries and Assistant SecretariesStart Amendment Part
2. Section 2.22 is amended by adding a new paragraph (a)(2)(xlvi) to read as follows:End Amendment Part
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(2) * * *
Subpart N—Delegations of Authority by the Assistant Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory ProgramsStart Amendment Part
3. Section 2.80 is amended by adding a new paragraph (a)(51) to read as follows:End Amendment Part
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PART 371—ORGANIZATION, FUNCTIONS, AND DELEGATIONS OF AUTHORITYEnd Part Start Amendment Part
4. The authority citation for part 371 continues to read as follows:End Amendment Part Start Amendment Part
5. Section 371.3 is amended by adding a new paragraph (b)(2)(xv) to read as follows:End Amendment Part
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For Part 2, Subpart C:
Dated: August 8, 2000.
Secretary of Agriculture.
P For Part 2, Subpart N:Start Printed Page 49472
Dated: July 20, 2000.
Michael V. Dunn,
Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs.
For Part 371:
Dated: July 17, 2000.
Craig A. Reed,
Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 00-20611 Filed 8-11-00; 8:45 am]
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