[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 244 (Wednesday, December 20, 2006)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 76224]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-21676]


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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. 71, No. 244 / Wednesday, December 20, 2006 / 
Proposed Rules

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

7 CFR Part 301

[Docket No. APHIS-2006-0002]
RIN 0579-AB91


Boll Weevil; Quarantine and Regulations

AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.

ACTION: Proposed rule; extension of comment period.

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SUMMARY: We are extending the comment period for our proposed rule that 
would establish domestic boll weevil regulations that would restrict 
the interstate movement of regulated articles within regulated areas 
and from regulated areas into or through nonregulated areas in 
commercial cotton-producing 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 
February 1, 2007.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://
www.regulations.gov, select ``Animal and Plant Health Inspection 
Service'' from the agency drop-down menu, then click ``Submit.'' In the 
Docket ID column, select APHIS-2006-0002 to submit or view public 
comments and to view supporting and related materials available 
electronically. Information on using Regulations.gov, including 
instructions for accessing documents, submitting comments, and viewing 
the docket after the close of the comment period, is available through 
the site's ``User Tips'' link.
     Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Please send four copies 
of your comment (an original and three copies) to Docket No. APHIS-
2006-0002, Regulatory Analysis and Development, PPD, APHIS, Station 3A-
03.8, 4700 River Road Unit 118, Riverdale, MD 20737-1238. Please state 
that your comment refers to Docket No. APHIS-2006-0002.
    Reading Room: You may read any comments that we receive on Docket 
No. APHIS-2006-0002 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: Additional information about APHIS and its 
programs is available on the Internet at http://www.aphis.usda.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. William Grefenstette, National 
Coordinator, Boll Weevil Eradication Program, PPQ, APHIS, 4700 River 
Road Unit 138, Riverdale, MD 20737-1236; (301) 734-8676.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On October 31, 2006, we published in the 
Federal Register (71 FR 63707-63717, Docket No. APHIS-2006-0002) a 
proposal to establish domestic boll weevil regulations that would 
restrict the interstate movement of regulated articles within regulated 
areas and from regulated areas into or through nonregulated areas in 
commercial cotton-producing States. The proposed regulations would help 
prevent the artificial spread of boll weevil into noninfested areas of 
the United States and the reinfestation of areas from which the boll 
weevil has been eradicated.
    Comments on the proposed rule were required to be received on or 
before January 2, 2007. We are extending the comment period on Docket 
No. APHIS-2006-0002 for an additional 30 days. This action will allow 
interested persons additional time to prepare and submit comments.

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

     Done in Washington, DC, this 14th day of December 2006.
Kevin Shea,
Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. E6-21676 Filed 12-19-06; 8:45 am]
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