[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 181 (Tuesday, September 20, 2005)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 55036]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-18604]


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Proposed Rules
                                                Federal Register
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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. 181 / Tuesday, September 20, 2005 / 
Proposed Rules

[[Page 55036]]



DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

7 CFR Part 319

[Docket No. 03-016-2]


Cut Flowers From Countries With Chrysanthemum White Rust

AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.

ACTION: Proposed rule; reopening of a comment period.

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SUMMARY: We are reopening the comment period for our proposed rule that 
would amend the cut flowers regulations to establish specific 
requirements for the importation of cut flowers that are hosts of 
chrysanthemum white rust (CWR) from countries where the disease is 
known to occur. We also proposed to amend the nursery stock regulations 
to update lists of countries where CWR is known to occur. This action 
will allow interested persons additional time to prepare and submit 
comments.

DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on Docket No. 03-
016-1 on or before October 21, 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. 03-016-1.
     Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Please send four copies 
of your comment (an original and three copies) to Docket No. 03-016-1, 
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. 03-016-1.
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://
www.regulations.gov and follow the instructions for locating Docket No. 
03-016-1 and submitting comments.
    Reading Room: You may read any comments that we receive on Docket 
No. 03-016-1 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: Ms. Sharon Porsche, Import Specialist, 
Commodity Import Analysis and Operation, PPQ, APHIS, 4700 River Road 
Unit 133, Riverdale, MD 20737-1231; (301) 734-5281.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On July 7, 2005, we published in the Federal 
Register (70 FR 39194-39199, Docket No. 03-016-1) a proposal to amend 
the cut flowers regulations to establish specific requirements for the 
importation of cut flowers that are hosts of chrysanthemum white rust 
(CWR) from countries where the disease is known to occur. We also 
proposed to amend the nursery stock regulations to update lists of 
countries where CWR is known to occur.
    Comments on the proposed rule were required to be received on or 
before September 6, 2005. We are reopening the comment period on Docket 
No. 03-016-1 until October 21, 2005, an additional 45 days from the 
original close of the comment period. This action will allow interested 
persons additional time to prepare and submit comments. We will also 
consider all comments received between September 7, 2005 (the day after 
the close of the original comment period) and the date of this notice.

    Done in Washington, DC, this 13th day of September 2005.
W. Ron DeHaven,
Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 05-18604 Filed 9-19-05; 8:45 am]
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