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Ports of Entry for Certain Plants and Plant Products

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Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.


Direct final rule; confirmation of effective date.


On December 18, 2003, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service published a direct final rule. (See 68 FR 70421-70423.) The direct final rule notified the public of our intention to amend the regulations governing the importation of nursery stock and other articles by designating the ports of Atlanta, Georgia, and Agana, Guam, as plant inspection stations. 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 February 17, 2004.

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Mr. James A. Petit de Mange, Senior Staff Officer, Quarantine Policy, Analysis and Support, PPQ, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 60, Riverdale, MD 20737-1232; (301) 734-8295.

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Authority: 7 U.S.C. 450 and 7701-7772; 21 U.S.C. 136 and 136a; 7 CFR 2.22, 2.80, and 371.3.

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Done in Washington, DC, this 6th day of February, 2004.

W. Ron DeHaven,

Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

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[FR Doc. 04-3070 Filed 2-11-04; 8:45 am]