[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 128 (Wednesday, July 2, 2008)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 37775]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-15016]



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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

7 CFR Part 301

[Docket No. APHIS-2007-0104]


Asian Longhorned Beetle; Additions to Quarantined Areas in New 
York

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 Asian longhorned beetle regulations by expanding 
the boundaries of the quarantined areas in New York and restricting the 
interstate movement of regulated articles from these areas. The interim 
rule was necessary to prevent the artificial spread of the Asian 
longhorned beetle to noninfested areas of the United States.

DATES: Effective on July 2, 2008, we are adopting as a final rule the 
interim rule published at 72 FR 46373-46375 on August 20, 2007.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Julie Twardowski, Assistant Staff 
Officer, Emergency and Domestic Programs, PPQ, APHIS, 4700 River Road 
Unit 137, Riverdale, MD 20737-1231; (301) 734-5332.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    The regulations in 7 CFR 301.51-1 through 301.51-9 (referred to 
below as the regulations) restrict the interstate movement of regulated 
articles from quarantined areas to prevent the artificial spread of 
Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) to noninfested areas of the United 
States. Quarantined areas are listed in Sec.  301.51-3(c) of the 
regulations.
    In an interim rule \1\ effective and published in the Federal 
Register on August 20, 2007 (72 FR 46373-46375, Docket No. APHIS 2007-
0104), we amended the regulations in Sec.  301.51-3 by adding a portion 
of the Borough of Richmond in the City of New York, NY, 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-2007-0104.
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    Comments on the interim rule were required to be received on or 
before October 19, 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 without change.
    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 46373-46375 on August 20, 2007.

    Done in Washington, DC, this 25th day of June 2008.
Cindy J. Smith,
Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
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