Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.
Direct final rule; confirmation of effective date.
On November 8, 2002, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service published a direct final rule in the Federal Register. (See 67 FR 68021-68022, Docket No. 02-064-1.) The direct final rule notified the public of our intention to amend the regulations by removing Blaine and Lynden, WA, from the lists of Canadian border ports designated as ports of entry for the importation of certain animals, birds, poultry, and animal germ plasm into the United States. We did not receive any written adverse comments or written notice of intent to submit adverse comments in response to the direct final rule.
The effective date of the direct final rule is confirmed as January 7, 2003.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Dr. Gary Colgrove, Chief Staff Veterinarian, Sanitary Issues Management Staff, National Center for Import and Export, VS, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 38, Riverdale, MD 20737-1231; (301) 734-4356.Start Signature
Done in Washington, DC, this 17th day of December 2002.
Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 02-32295 Filed 12-23-02; 8:45 am]
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