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Black Stem Rust; Additions of Rust-Resistant Varieties

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AGENCY:

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.

ACTION:

Direct final rule; confirmation of effective date.

SUMMARY:

On September 8, 2010, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service published a direct final rule. 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. We did not receive any written adverse comments or written notice of intent to submit adverse comments in response to the direct final rule.

DATES:

Effective Date: The effective date of the direct final rule published September 8, 2010, at 75 FR 54461, is confirmed as November 8, 2010.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Mr. Prakash K. Hebbar, National Program Manager, Black Stem/Barberry Rust Program, PPQ, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 26, Riverdale, MD 20737-1231; (301) 734-5717.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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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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Section 301.75-15 issued under Sec. 204, Title II, Public Law 106-113, 113 Stat. 1501A-293; sections 301.75-15 and 301.75-16 issued under Sec. 203, Title II, Public Law 106-224, 114 Stat. 400 (7 U.S.C. 1421 note).

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Done in Washington, DC, this 12th day of January 2011.

Kevin Shea,

Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

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[FR Doc. 2011-982 Filed 1-18-11; 8:45 am]

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