Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.
Affirmation of interim rule as final rule.
We are adopting as a final rule, without change, an interim rule that amended the citrus canker regulations by removing a portion of Manatee County, FL, from the list of quarantined areas. The regulations require that an area be free from citrus canker for a period of at least 2 years before it may be removed from the list of quarantined areas. Surveys have shown that the Duette area of Manatee County, FL, has been free of citrus canker since February 4, 2000. The interim rule removed restrictions on the interstate movement of regulated articles from that portion of Manatee County, FL.
The interim rule became effective on May 8, 2002.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Mr. Stephen Poe, Operations Officer, Surveillance and Emergency Programs Planning and Coordination, PPQ, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 134, Riverdale, MD 20737-1231; (301) 734-8899.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
In an interim rule effective and published in the Federal Register on May 8, 2002 (67 FR 30769-30771, Docket No. 02-029-1), we amended the citrus canker regulations in 7 CFR part 301 by removing a portion of Manatee County, FL, from the list of quarantined areas in § 301.75-4(a). The regulations require that an area be free from citrus canker for a period of at least 2 years before it may be removed from the list of quarantined areas, and surveys have shown that the 41-square-mile Duette area in eastern Manatee County, FL, has been free of citrus canker since February 4, 2000. Therefore, the interim rule removed restrictions on the interstate movement of regulated articles from that area.
Comments on the interim rule were required to be received on or before July 8, 2002. We did not receive any comments. Therefore, for the reasons given in the interim rule, we are adopting the interim rule as a final rule.
This action also affirms the information contained in the interim rule concerning Executive Order 12866 and the Regulatory Flexibility Act, Executive Orders 12372 and 12988, and the Paperwork Reduction Act.
Further, for this action, the Office of Management and Budget has waived its review under Executive Order 12866.Start List of Subjects
List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 301
- Agricultural commodities
- Plant diseases and pests
- Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, and Transportation
PART 301—DOMESTIC QUARANTINE NOTICESEnd Part Start Amendment PartEnd Amendment Part
Section 301.75-15 also issued under Sec. 204, Title II, Pub. L. 106-113, 113 Stat. 1501A-293; sections 301.75-15 and 301.75-16 also issued under Sec. 203, Title II, Pub. L. 106-224, 114 Stat. 400 (7 U.S.C. 1421 note).Start Signature
Done in Washington, DC, this 7th day of August 2002.
Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 02-20330 Filed 8-9-02; 8:45 am]
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