[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 177 (Thursday, September 13, 2007)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 52281]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-18056]



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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

7 CFR Part 301

[Docket No. APHIS-2007-0067]


Pine Shoot Beetle; Addition of Cumberland County, NJ, to the List 
of Quarantined Areas

AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.

ACTION: Affirmation of interim rule as final rule.

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SUMMARY: We are adopting as a final rule, without change, an interim 
rule that amended the pine shoot beetle regulations by adding 
Cumberland County in New Jersey to the list of quarantined areas. We 
took that action following the detection of pine shoot beetle in the 
county. The interim rule was necessary to prevent the spread of pine 
shoot beetle, a pest of pine trees, into noninfested areas of the 
United States.

DATES: Effective on September 13, 2007, we are adopting as a final rule 
the interim rule that was published at 72 FR 34161-34163 on June 21, 
2007.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Weyman Fussell, Program Manager, 
Pest Detection and Management Programs, PPQ, APHIS, 4700 River Road 
Unit 134, Riverdale, MD 20737-1231; (301) 734-5705.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    The regulations in 7 CFR 301.50 through 301.50-10 (referred to 
below as the regulations) restrict the interstate movement of certain 
regulated articles from quarantined areas in order to prevent the 
spread of pine shoot beetle into noninfested areas of the United 
States. Areas quarantined for pine shoot beetle are listed in Sec.  
301.50-3.
    In an interim rule \1\ effective and published in the Federal 
Register on June 21, 2007 (72 FR 34161-34163, Docket No. APHIS-2007-
0067), we amended the regulations in Sec.  301.50-3 by adding 
Cumberland County in New Jersey to the list of quarantined areas.
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    \1\ To view the interim rule, go to http://www.regulations.gov/
fdmspublic/component/main?main=DocketDetail&d=APHIS-2007-0067.
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    Comments on the interim rule were required to be received on or 
before August 20, 2007. We did not receive any comments. Therefore, for 
the reasons given in the interim rule, we are adopting the interim rule 
as a final rule.
    This action also affirms the information contained in the interim 
rule concerning Executive Order 12866 and the Regulatory Flexibility 
Act, Executive Orders 12372 and 12988, and the Paperwork Reduction Act.
    Further, for this action, the Office of Management and Budget has 
waived its review under Executive Order 12866.

List of Subjects in 7 CFR Part 301

    Agricultural commodities, Plant diseases and pests, Quarantine, 
Reporting and recordkeeping requirements, Transportation.

PART 301--DOMESTIC QUARANTINE NOTICES

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Accordingly, we are adopting as a final rule, without change, the 
interim rule that amended 7 CFR part 301 and that was published at 72 
FR 34161-34163 on June 21, 2007.

    Done in Washington, DC, this 7th day of September 2007.
Kevin Shea,
Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. E7-18056 Filed 9-12-07; 8:45 am]
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