Skip to Content


Turtles Intrastate and Interstate Requirements

Document Details

Information about this document as published in the Federal Register.

Published Document

This document has been published in the Federal Register. Use the PDF linked in the document sidebar for the official electronic format.

Start Preamble


Food and Drug Administration, HHS.


Final rule; technical amendment.


The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is amending its regulation regarding the intrastate and interstate distribution of turtles to reflect a change in responsibility for administering the provisions of the regulations from FDA's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) to FDA's Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM). FDA is taking this action to enable the agency to more effectively administer the provisions of this regulation.


This rule is effective August 16, 2005.

Start Further Info


Joseph Paige, Center for Veterinary Medicine (HFV-230), Food and Drug Administration, 7519 Standish Pl., Rockville, MD 20855, 240-276-9210, e-mail:

End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information


FDA is amending its regulations regarding the intrastate and interstate distribution of turtles (§ 1240.62 (21 CFR 1240.62)) to reflect the transfer of regulatory responsibility from CFSAN to CVM. Except as otherwise provided, § 1240.62 requires that viable turtle eggs and live turtles with a carapace length of less than 4 inches not be sold, held for sale, or offered for any other type of commercial or public distribution. FDA is amending this regulation because current expertise for addressing issues regarding this regulation is within CVM. Reassigning regulatory responsibility to CVM more effectively utilizes agency resources in administering the provisions of the regulation.

Publication of this document constitutes final action on this change under the Administrative Procedures Act (5 U.S.C. 553). FDA has determined that notice and public comment are unnecessary because this amendment to the regulation is nonsubstantive. It merely reflects an organizational change.

Start List of Subjects

List of Subjects in 21 CFR Part 1240

End List of Subjects Start Amendment Part

Therefore, under the Public Health Service Act and under authority delegated to the Commissioner of Food and Drugs,

End Amendment Part Start Part


End Part Start Amendment Part

1. The authority citation for

End Amendment Part Start Authority

Authority: 42 U.S.C. 216, 243, 264, 271.

End Authority
Start Amendment Part

2. Section 1240.62 is amended as follows:

End Amendment Part

a. In paragraphs (c)(1)(i), (c)(1)(ii), (c)(1)(v), and (c)(2) by removing “Director of the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition” each time it appears, and adding in its place “Director of the Center for Veterinary Medicine”.

b. In paragraph (c)(1)(ii) by removing “5100 Paint Branch Pkwy., College Park, MD 20740”, and adding in its place “7519 Standish Pl., Rockville, MD 20855”.

Start Signature

Dated: August 9, 2005.

Jeffrey Shuren,

Assistant Commissioner for Policy.

End Signature End Supplemental Information

[FR Doc. 05-16142 Filed 8-15-05; 8:45 am]