[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 207 (Friday, October 26, 2007)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 60790]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-21136]


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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. 72, No. 207 / Friday, October 26, 2007 / 
Proposed Rules

[[Page 60790]]



DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

7 CFR Part 319

[Docket No. 03-002-5]
RIN 0579-AC55


Importation of Nursery Stock; Postentry Quarantine Requirements 
for Potential Hosts of Chrysanthemum White Rust and Definition of From

AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.

ACTION: Proposed rule; reopening of comment period.

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SUMMARY: We are reopening the comment period for our proposed rule that 
would amend the regulations on importing nursery stock by providing a 
new option for the postentry quarantine growing period for articles of 
Chrysanthemum spp., Leucanthemella serotina, and Nipponanthemum 
nipponicum and amending the definition of from. 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 
November 26, 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-2005-0081 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. 03-002-4, 
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. 03-002-4.
    Reading Room: You may read any comments that we receive on Docket 
No. 03-002-4 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: Dr. Arnold T. Tschanz, Senior Import 
Specialist, Commodity Import Analysis and Operations, PPQ, APHIS, 4700 
River Road Unit 133, Riverdale, MD 20737-1236; (301) 734-5306.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On August 8, 2007, we published in the 
Federal Register (72 FR 44425-44433, Docket No. 03-002-4) a proposed 
rule that would amend the regulations on importing nursery stock by 
providing an option in which the postentry quarantine growing period 
for articles of Chrysanthemum spp., Leucanthemella serotina, and 
Nipponanthemum nipponicum that are imported from certain locations 
would be reduced from 6 months to 2 months, provided that the grower of 
those plants has implemented a systems approach to prevent the imported 
articles from being infected with chrysanthemum white rust. The 
proposed rule would also amend the definition of from.
    Comments on the proposed rule were required to be received on or 
before October 9, 2007. We are reopening the comment period on Docket 
No. 03-002-4 until November 26, 2007. This action will allow interested 
persons additional time to prepare and submit comments. We will also 
consider all comments received between October 9, 2007, and the date of 
this notice.

    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.

    Done in Washington, DC, this 22nd day of October 2007.
Kevin Shea,
Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
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