[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 173 (Thursday, September 8, 2005)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 53313]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-17799]


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This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of 
the proposed issuance of rules and regulations. The purpose of these 
notices is to give interested persons an opportunity to participate in 
the rule making prior to the adoption of the final rules.

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Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 173 / Thursday, September 8, 2005 / 
Proposed Rules

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

9 CFR Part 94

[Docket No. 04-083-2]


Add Argentina to the List of Regions Considered Free of Exotic 
Newcastle Disease; Correction

AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.

ACTION: Proposed rule; correction.

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SUMMARY: In a proposed rule published in the Federal Register on August 
23, 2005 (Docket No. 04-083-1), we proposed to amend the regulations by 
adding Argentina to the list of regions considered free of exotic 
Newcastle disease (END) and announced the availability of a qualitative 
evaluation regarding the END status of Argentina. The proposed rule 
contained an incorrect Internet address and incomplete instructions on 
how to access the qualitative evaluation. This document corrects those 
errors.

DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on Docket No. 04-
083-1 on or before October 24, 2005.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods:
     EDOCKET: Go to http://www.epa.gov/feddocket to submit or 
view public comments, access the index listing of the contents of the 
official public docket, and to access those documents in the public 
docket that are available electronically. Once you have entered 
EDOCKET, click on the ``View Open APHIS Dockets'' link to locate Docket 
No. 04-083-1.
     Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Please send four copies 
of your comment (an original and three copies) to Docket No. 04-083-1, 
Regulatory Analysis and Development, PPD, APHIS, Station 3C71, 4700 
River Road Unit 118, Riverdale, MD 20737-1238. Please state that your 
comment refers to Docket No. 04-083-1.
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://
www.regulations.gov and follow the instructions for locating this 
docket and submitting comments.
    Reading Room: You may read the qualitative evaluation and any 
comments that we receive on Docket No. 04-083-1 in our reading room. 
The reading room 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) 
690-2817 before coming.
    Other Information: You may view APHIS documents published in the 
Federal Register and related information on the Internet at http://
www.aphis.usda.gov/ppd/rad/webrepor.html.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. David Nixon, Case Manager, 
Regionalization Evaluation Services, National Center for Import and 
Export, VS, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 38, Riverdale, MD 20737-1231; 
(301) 734-4356.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On August 23, 2005, we published in the 
Federal Register (70 FR 49200-49207, Docket No. 04-083-1) a proposed 
rule in which we proposed to amend the regulations in 9 CFR part 94 by 
adding Argentina to the list of regions considered free of exotic 
Newcastle disease (END) and announced the availability of a qualitative 
evaluation regarding the END status of Argentina. The evaluation 
documents the factors that have led us to conclude that commercial 
poultry in Argentina are END-free. We are making the proposed rule and 
the qualitative evaluation available for public comment for 60 days. 
Comments must be received on or before October 24, 2005.
    In the background portion of the proposed rule, we provided an 
Internet address where the evaluation could be viewed. This address was 
incorrect. The Internet address should have read: http://
www.aphis.usda.gov/vs/ncie/reg-request.html. In addition, the 
instructions we provided for accessing the evaluation were incomplete. 
This document corrects those errors.

Correction

    In FR Doc. 05-16689, published on August 23, 2005 (70 FR 49200-
49207), make the following correction: On page 49205, first column, 
third full paragraph, in the first sentence, correct http://
www.aphis.usda.gov/vs/reg-request.html by following the link for 
current requests and supporting documentation to read http://
www.aphis.usda.gov/vs/ncie/reg-request.html. At the bottom of that Web 
site page, follow the link for ``Information previously submitted by 
Regions requesting export approval and supporting documentation.'' At 
the next screen, click on the triangle beside ``Argentina/ Poultry 
Products/Exotic Newcastle Disease.'' From that screen, you may click on 
the triangle beside ``Response by APHIS'' to view the qualitative 
evaluation and the triangle beside ``Information supporting request'' 
to view information provided by Argentine veterinary officials. You may 
also view the evaluation in our reading room (information on the 
location and hours of the reading room is provided under the heading 
ADDRESSES at the beginning of this document)''.

    Done in Washington, DC, this 1st day of September 2005.
Elizabeth E. Gaston,
Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
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