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Black Stem Rust; Addition of Rust-Resistant Varieties

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Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.


Direct final rule; confirmation of effective date.


On June 12, 2007, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service published a direct final rule. (See 72 FR 32165-32167.) The direct final rule notified the public of our intention to amend the black stem rust quarantine and regulations by adding four varieties to the list of rust-resistant Berberis species or cultivars in the regulations. We did not receive any written adverse comments or written notice of intent to submit adverse comments in response to the direct final rule.


Effective Date: The effective date of the direct final rule is confirmed as August 13, 2007.

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Dr. Vedpal Malik, Agriculturalist, Invasive Species and Pest Management, PPQ, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 134, Riverdale, MD 20737-1236; (301) 734-6774.

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Authority: 7 U.S.C. 7701-7772 and 7781-7786; 7 CFR 2.22, 2.80, and 371.3.

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Done in Washington, DC, this 25th day of July 2007.

Kevin Shea,

Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

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[FR Doc. E7-14722 Filed 7-30-07; 8:45 am]