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Proposed Rule

Importation of Lemons From Northwest Argentina

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AGENCY:

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.

ACTION:

Proposed rule; extension of comment period.

SUMMARY:

We are extending the comment period for a proposed rule to allow the importation of lemons from northwest Argentina into the continental United States. This action will allow interested persons additional time to prepare and submit comments.

DATES:

We will consider all comments that we receive on or before August 10, 2016.

ADDRESSES:

You may submit comments by either of the following methods:

Supporting documents and any comments we receive on this docket may be viewed at http://www.regulations.gov/​#!docketDetail;​D=​APHIS-2014-0092 or in our reading room, which is located in Room 1141 of the USDA South Building, 14th Street and Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC. Normal reading room hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. To be sure someone is there to help you, please call (202) 799-7039 before coming.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Mr. Juan A. (Tony) Román, Senior Regulatory Policy Specialist, PPQ, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 133, Riverdale, MD 20737-1236; (301) 851-2242.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

On May 10, 2016, we published in the Federal Register (81 FR 28758-28764, Docket No. APHIS-2014-0092) a proposed rule to authorize the importation of lemons from northwest Argentina into the United States.

Comments on the proposed rule were required to be received on or before July 11, 2016. We are extending the comment period on Docket No. APHIS-2014-0092 for an additional 30 days. As a result of this extension, comments are now due on or before August 10, 2016. This action will allow interested persons additional time to prepare and submit comments.

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Authority: 7 U.S.C. 450, 7701-7772, and 7781-7786; 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 July 2016.

Kevin Shea,

Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.

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[FR Doc. 2016-16363 Filed 7-8-16; 8:45 am]

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