[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 6 (Tuesday, January 10, 2012)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 1388-1396]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-226]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

9 CFR Parts 92, 93, 94, 96, and 98

[Docket No. APHIS-2009-0035]
RIN 0579-AD05


Lists of Regions Classified With Respect to Certain Animal 
Diseases and States Approved To Receive Certain Imported Horses

AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: We are removing lists of regions classified with respect to 
certain animal diseases and pests, and lists of States approved to 
receive horses imported from foreign regions where contagious equine 
metritis (CEM) exists, from our animal and animal product import 
regulations. Instead, the lists will be posted on the Animal and Plant 
Health Inspection Service's (APHIS') Web site. The regulations will 
provide the Web address and explain APHIS' criteria and processes for 
adding a region or a State to, or removing a region or State from, each 
of the lists. Because the lists will no longer be in the Code of 
Federal Regulations, changing the lists will no longer require 
rulemaking. We will keep the public informed of changes to the lists 
and provide opportunity for public comment through publications in the 
Federal Register. This rule will enable APHIS to more quickly recognize 
changes in the disease or pest status of foreign regions and approve 
States to receive horses from foreign regions where CEM exists. This 
rulemaking does not change the technical criteria APHIS uses to 
evaluate whether a foreign region should be added to or removed from a 
list or the criteria for approving a State to receive horses imported 
from foreign regions where CEM exists.

DATES: Effective Date: February 9, 2012.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Laurel Voelker, Regional 
Evaluation Services--Import, National Center for Import and Export, VS, 
APHIS, 920 Main Campus Drive, Suite 150, Raleigh, NC 27606; (919) 855-
7736.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    The regulations in 9 CFR part 94 govern the importation into the 
United States of certain animals and animal products in order to 
prevent the introduction of specified livestock diseases into the 
United States. The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) 
has, in the past, listed in part 94 regions affected with or free of 
various diseases of livestock. APHIS has also listed in part 94 
countries in Europe that are part of the APHIS-defined region of Europe 
that we recognize as low risk for classical swine fever (CSF). The 
regulations in 9 CFR part 93 govern the importation of animals into the 
United States. Part 93 has listed regions affected with certain 
diseases of livestock and regions where screwworm is considered to 
exist. Part 93 has also listed States that are approved by APHIS to 
receive stallions or mares over 731 days of age that are imported under 
specified conditions from regions affected with contagious equine 
metritis (CEM). The regulations in 9 CFR part 98 govern the importation 
into the United States of animal embryos and semen. Part 98 has listed 
the countries in Europe that are part of the APHIS-defined region of 
Europe that we recognize as low risk for CSF. Each time we have added 
or removed a country or other region to or from a list in any of these 
regulations, we have had to engage in rulemaking in order to change the 
Code of Federal Regulations.
    On June 1, 2011, we published a proposed rule in the Federal 
Register (Docket No. APHIS-2009-0035, 76 FR 31499-31507) to remove the 
lists of States approved to receive stallions or mares from regions 
affected with CEM, the lists of countries in the APHIS-defined European 
CSF region, and most of the other lists of regions from parts 93, 94, 
and 98 and instead post them to APHIS' Web site. We proposed to include 
in the regulations the Web address for the lists; a contact for 
requesting copies of the lists by mail, fax, or email; and APHIS' 
process for

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adding or removing a State or foreign region to or from the lists. We 
did not propose to change the technical criteria APHIS uses to evaluate 
whether a foreign region should be added to or removed from a list, or 
the conditions States must meet in order to be approved to receive 
stallions or mares from regions affected with CEM.
    Because the lists would no longer be in the Code of Federal 
Regulations, changes to the lists would no longer have to be made 
through rulemaking. We proposed to keep the public informed and provide 
opportunity for public comment on changes to the lists through notices 
published in the Federal Register. The proposed action was intended to 
allow more timely changes to the lists, while continuing to provide 
opportunity for public comment.
    We solicited comments concerning our proposal for 60 days ending 
August 1, 2011. We did not receive any comments. Therefore, for the 
reasons given in the proposed rule, we are adopting the proposed rule 
as a final rule, without change.

Executive Order 12866 and Regulatory Flexibility Act

    This final rule has been determined to be not significant for the 
purposes of Executive Order 12866 and, therefore, has not been reviewed 
by the Office of Management and Budget.
    In accordance with the Regulatory Flexibility Act, we have analyzed 
the potential economic effects of this action on small entities. In the 
past, rulemaking has been required to amend the Code of Federal 
Regulations to change the disease or pest status of a region. The basis 
for such a change is either an outbreak of a disease or pest in a 
foreign region that results in a downgrade in status or an evaluation 
by APHIS that provides a basis for an upgrade in status. This final 
rule will remove the need for rulemaking to change the disease or pest 
status of a foreign region, while still providing opportunity for 
public comment on the basis for the action. We are not changing our 
criteria for recognizing a region as free of or affected with a disease 
or pest, or for adding or removing any country or other region to or 
from the lists. Similarly, rulemaking has been required whenever APHIS 
has approved a State to receive stallions or mares over 731 days of age 
from regions where CEM exists. This final rule will remove the need for 
rulemaking while still providing opportunity for public comment on the 
basis for the action. We are not changing our criteria for approving a 
State to receive stallions or mares from CEM-affected regions. This 
final rule will enable APHIS to more quickly approve States to receive 
horses from CEM-affected regions and recognize changes in the disease 
or pest status of foreign regions.
    Under these circumstances, the Administrator of the Animal and 
Plant Health Inspection Service has determined that this action will 
not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small 
entities.

Executive Order 12988

    This final rule has been reviewed under Executive Order 12988, 
Civil Justice Reform. This rule: (1) Has no retroactive effect and (2) 
does not require administrative proceedings before parties may file 
suit in court challenging this rule.

Paperwork Reduction Act

    This final rule contains no information collection or recordkeeping 
requirements under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 
et seq.).

List of Subjects

9 CFR Part 92

    Animal diseases, Imports, Livestock, Poultry and poultry products, 
Region, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

9 CFR Part 93

    Animal diseases, Imports, Livestock, Poultry and poultry products, 
Quarantine, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

9 CFR Part 94

    Animal diseases, Imports, Livestock, Meat and meat products, Milk, 
Poultry and poultry products, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

9 CFR Part 96

    Imports, Livestock, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

9 CFR Part 98

    Animal diseases, Imports.

    Accordingly, we are amending 9 CFR parts 92, 93, 94, 96, and 98 as 
follows:

PART 92--IMPORTATION OF ANIMALS AND ANIMAL PRODUCTS: PROCEDURES FOR 
REQUESTING RECOGNITION OF REGIONS

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1. The authority citation for part 92 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  7 U.S.C. 1622 and 8301-8317; 21 U.S.C. 136 and 136a; 
31 U.S.C. 9701; 7 CFR 2.22, 2.80, and 371.4.


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2. Section 92.2 is amended as follows:
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a. In paragraph (d), by removing the word ``rulemaking''; and
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b. By revising paragraphs (e) and (f) to read as follows:


Sec.  92.2  Application for recognition of the animal health status of 
a region.

* * * * *
    (e) If, after review and evaluation of the information submitted, 
APHIS believes the request can be safely granted, APHIS will indicate 
its intent and make its evaluation available for public comment through 
a document published in the Federal Register.
    (f) APHIS will provide a period of time during which the public may 
comment on its evaluation. During the comment period, the public will 
have access to the information upon which APHIS based its evaluation, 
as well as the evaluation itself. Once APHIS has reviewed all comments 
received, it will make a final determination regarding the request and 
will publish that determination in the Federal Register.
* * * * *

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3. Section 92.4 is revised to read as follows:


Sec.  92.4  Reestablishment of a region's disease-free status.

    This section applies to regions that are designated under this 
subchapter as free of a specific animal disease and then experience an 
outbreak of that disease.
    (a) Interim designation. If a region recognized as free of a 
specified animal disease in this subchapter experiences an outbreak of 
that disease, APHIS will take immediate action to prohibit or restrict 
imports of animals and animal products from that region. The 
prohibitions or restrictions may be imposed on only a portion of the 
region previously recognized as free of a disease. In these cases, 
APHIS will inform the public as soon as possible through notice in the 
Federal Register of the basis for its decision to prohibit or restrict 
imports from the smaller area of that region previously recognized as 
free.
    (b) Reassessment of the disease situation. (1) Following removal of 
disease-free status from all or part of a region, APHIS may reassess 
the disease situation in that region to determine whether it is 
necessary to continue the interim prohibitions or restrictions. In 
reassessing a region's disease status, APHIS will take into 
consideration the standards of the World Organization for Animal Health 
(OIE) for reinstatement of disease-free status, as well as all relevant 
information obtained through public comments or collected by or

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submitted to APHIS through other means.
    (2) Prior to taking any action to relieve prohibitions or 
restrictions, APHIS will make information regarding its reassessment of 
the region's disease status available to the public for comment. APHIS 
will announce the availability of this information in the Federal 
Register.
    (c) Determination. Based on the reassessment conducted in 
accordance with paragraph (b) of this section, including comments 
regarding the reassessment information, APHIS will take one of the 
following actions:
    (1) Publish a notice of its decision to reinstate the disease-free 
status of the region, or a portion of the region;
    (2) Publish a notice of its decision to continue the prohibitions 
or restrictions on the imports of animals and animal products from that 
region; or
    (3) Publish another document in the Federal Register for comment.

PART 93--IMPORTATION OF CERTAIN ANIMALS, BIRDS, FISH, AND POULTRY, 
AND CERTAIN ANIMAL, BIRD, AND POULTRY PRODUCTS; REQUIREMENTS FOR 
MEANS OF CONVEYANCE AND SHIPPING CONTAINERS

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4. The authority citation for part 93 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  7 U.S.C. 1622 and 8301-8317; 21 U.S.C. 136 and 136a; 
31 U.S.C. 9701; 7 CFR 2.22, 2.80, and 371.4.


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5. Section 93.301 is amended as follows:
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a. By revising paragraphs (c)(1), (h)(6), (h)(7), and (j) introductory 
text; and
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b. In paragraphs (c)(2)(ix), (d)(3), (e)(1) introductory text, 
(e)(2)(i), (f)(10)(i), (g) introductory text, and (h) introductory 
text, by removing the words ``listed in'' each time they appear and 
adding in their place the words ``listed under''.
    The revisions read as follows:


Sec.  93.301  General prohibitions; exceptions.

* * * * *
    (c) * * *
    (1) Importation prohibited. Except as provided in paragraph (c)(2) 
of this section, notwithstanding the other provisions of this part 
concerning the importation of horses into the United States, the 
importation of all horses from any region that APHIS considers to be 
affected with contagious equine metritis (CEM) and the importation of 
all horses that have been in any such region within the 12 months 
immediately preceding their being offered for entry into the United 
States is prohibited.
    (i) A list of regions that APHIS considers to be affected with CEM 
is maintained on the APHIS Web site at http://www.aphis.usda.gov/import_export/animals/animal_disease_status.shtml. Copies of the 
list will also be available via postal mail, fax, or email upon request 
to the Sanitary Trade Issues Team, National Center for Import and 
Export, Veterinary Services, Animal and Plant Health Inspection 
Service, 4700 River Road Unit 38, Riverdale, Maryland 20737.
    (ii) APHIS will add a region to the list upon determining that the 
disease exists in the region based on reports APHIS receives of 
outbreaks of the disease from veterinary officials of the exporting 
country, from the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), or from 
other sources the Administrator determines to be reliable, or upon 
determining that the region trades horses freely with a region in which 
CEM exists without testing for CEM. APHIS will remove a region from the 
list after conducting an evaluation of the region in accordance with 
Sec.  92.2 of this subchapter and finding that the disease is not 
present in the region. In the case of a region formerly not on this 
list that is added due to an outbreak, the region may be removed from 
the list in accordance with the procedures for reestablishment of a 
region's disease-free status in Sec.  92.4 of this subchapter.
* * * * *
    (h) * * *
    (6) A list of States approved by APHIS to receive stallions over 
731 days of age imported under paragraph (e) of this section is 
maintained on the APHIS Web site at http://www.aphis.usda.gov/import_export/animals/downloads/states_app_conduct_cem_testing.pdf. Copies 
of the list will also be available via postal mail, fax, or email upon 
request to the Sanitary Trade Issues Team, National Center for Import 
and Export, Veterinary Services, Animal and Plant Health Inspection 
Service, 4700 River Road Unit 38, Riverdale, Maryland 20737.
    (7) A list of States approved by APHIS to receive mares over 731 
days of age imported under paragraph (e) of this section is maintained 
on the APHIS Web site at http://www.aphis.usda.gov/import_export/animals/downloads/states_app_conduct_cem_testing.pdf. Copies of the 
list will also be available via postal mail, fax, or email upon request 
to the Sanitary Trade Issues Team, National Center for Import and 
Export, Veterinary Services, Animal and Plant Health Inspection 
Service, 4700 River Road Unit 38, Riverdale, Maryland 20737.
* * * * *
    (j) Examination and treatment for screwworm. Horses from regions 
where APHIS considers screwworm to exist may be imported into the 
United States only if they meet the requirements in paragraphs (j)(1) 
through (7) of this section and all other applicable requirements of 
this part. APHIS will maintain a list of regions where screwworm is 
considered to exist on the APHIS Web site at http://www.aphis.usda.gov/import_export/animals/animal_disease_status.shtml. Copies of the 
list will also be available via postal mail, fax, or email upon request 
to the Sanitary Trade Issues Team, National Center for Import and 
Export, Veterinary Services, Animal and Plant Health Inspection 
Service, 4700 River Road Unit 38, Riverdale, Maryland 20737. APHIS will 
add a region to the list upon determining that screwworm exists in the 
region based on reports APHIS receives of detections of the pest from 
veterinary officials of the exporting country, from the World 
Organization for Animal Health (OIE), or from other sources the 
Administrator determines to be reliable. APHIS will remove a region 
from the list after conducting an evaluation of the region in 
accordance with Sec.  92.2 of this subchapter and finding that 
screwworm is not present in the region. In the case of a region 
formerly not on this list that is added due to a detection, the region 
may be removed from the list in accordance with the procedures for 
reestablishment of a region's disease-free status in Sec.  92.4 of this 
subchapter.
* * * * *

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6. In Sec.  93.308, paragraphs (a)(1) and (2) are revised to read as 
follows:


Sec.  93.308  Quarantine requirements.

    (a) * * *
    (1) Except as provided in Sec. Sec.  93.317 and 93.324 and in 
paragraph (a)(1)(i) of this section, horses intended for importation 
from the Western Hemisphere shall be quarantined at a port designated 
in Sec.  93.303 for not less than 7 days to be evaluated for signs of 
Venezuelan equine encephalomyelitis.
    (i) Horses imported from regions of the Western Hemisphere that 
APHIS considers to be free of Venezuelan equine encephalomyelitis are 
exempt from the requirements of paragraph (a)(1) of this section. A 
list of regions that APHIS has declared free of Venezuelan equine 
encephalomyelitis is maintained on the APHIS Web site at http://www.aphis.usda.gov/import_export/animals/animal_import/equine/equine_import_quarantine.shtml. Copies of the list will also be 
available

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via postal mail, fax, or email upon request to the Sanitary Trade 
Issues Team, National Center for Import and Export, Veterinary 
Services, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 4700 River Road 
Unit 38, Riverdale, Maryland 20737.
    (ii) APHIS will add a region to the list of those it has declared 
free of Venezuelan equine encephalomyelitis after it conducts an 
evaluation of the region in accordance with Sec.  92.2 of this 
subchapter and finds that the disease is not present. In the case of a 
region formerly on this list that is removed due to an outbreak, the 
region may be returned to the list in accordance with the procedures 
for reestablishment of a region's disease-free status in Sec.  92.4 of 
this subchapter. APHIS will remove a region from the list of those it 
has declared free of Venezuelan equine encephalomyelitis upon 
determining that the disease exists in the region based on reports 
APHIS receives of outbreaks of the disease from veterinary officials of 
the exporting country, from the World Organization for Animal Health 
(OIE), or from other sources the Administrator determines to be 
reliable.
    (2) Horses intended for importation from regions APHIS considers to 
be affected with African horse sickness may enter the United States 
only at the port of New York, and must be quarantined at the New York 
Animal Import Center in Newburgh, New York, for at least 60 days. This 
restriction also applies to horses that have stopped in or transited a 
region considered affected with African horse sickness.
    (i) A list of regions that APHIS considers affected with African 
horse sickness is maintained on the APHIS Web site at http://www.aphis.usda.gov/import_export/animals/animal_disease_status.shtml. Copies of the list will also be available via postal 
mail, fax, or email upon request to the Sanitary Trade Issues Team, 
National Center for Import and Export, Veterinary Services, Animal and 
Plant Health Inspection Service, 4700 River Road Unit 38, Riverdale, 
Maryland 20737.
    (ii) APHIS will add a region to the list upon determining that the 
disease exists in the region based on reports APHIS receives of 
outbreaks of the disease from veterinary officials of the exporting 
country, from the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), or from 
other sources the Administrator determines to be reliable. APHIS will 
remove a region from the list after conducting an evaluation of the 
region in accordance with Sec.  92.2 of this subchapter and finding 
that the disease is not present in the region. In the case of a region 
formerly not on this list that is added due to an outbreak, the region 
may be removed from the list in accordance with the procedures for 
reestablishment of a region's disease-free status in Sec.  92.4 of this 
subchapter.
* * * * *

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7. In Sec.  93.405, paragraph (a)(3) introductory text is revised to 
read as follows:


Sec.  93.405  Health certificate for ruminants.

    (a) * * *
    (3) If the ruminants are from any region where screwworm is 
considered to exist, the ruminants may be imported into the United 
States only if they meet the requirements of paragraphs (a)(3)(i) 
through (iv) of this section and all other applicable requirements of 
this part. APHIS will maintain a list of regions where screwworm is 
considered to exist on the APHIS Web site at http://www.aphis.usda.gov/import_export/animals/animal_disease_status.shtml. Copies of the 
list will also be available via postal mail, fax, or email upon request 
to the Sanitary Trade Issues Team, National Center for Import and 
Export, Veterinary Services, Animal and Plant Health Inspection 
Service, 4700 River Road Unit 38, Riverdale, Maryland 20737. APHIS will 
add a region to the list upon determining that screwworm exists in the 
region based on reports APHIS receives of detections of the pest from 
veterinary officials of the exporting country, from the World 
Organization for Animal Health (OIE), or from other sources the 
Administrator determines to be reliable. APHIS will remove a region 
from the list after conducting an evaluation of the region in 
accordance with Sec.  92.2 of this subchapter and finding that 
screwworm is not present in the region. In the case of a region 
formerly not on this list that is added due to a detection, the region 
may be removed from the list in accordance with the procedures for 
reestablishment of a region's disease-free status in Sec.  92.4 of this 
subchapter.
* * * * *


Sec.  93.500  [Amended]

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8. Section 93.500 is amended by removing the definition of APHIS-
defined European CSF region.

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9. Section 93.505 is amended as follows:
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a. In paragraph (a), by adding the words ``as defined in Sec.  94.0 of 
this subchapter,'' immediately after the words ``APHIS-defined European 
CSF region,''; and
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b. In paragraph (b), by revising the introductory text to read as 
follows:


Sec.  93.505  Certificate for swine.

* * * * *
    (b) Swine from any region where screwworm is considered to exist 
may only be imported into the United States if they meet the 
requirements of paragraphs (b)(1) through (b)(4) of this section and 
all other applicable requirements of this part. APHIS will maintain a 
list of regions where screwworm is considered to exist on the APHIS Web 
site at http://www.aphis.usda.gov/import_export/animals/animal_disease_status.shtml. Copies of the list will also be available via 
postal mail, fax, or email upon request to the Sanitary Trade Issues 
Team, National Center for Import and Export, Veterinary Services, 
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 4700 River Road Unit 38, 
Riverdale, Maryland 20737. APHIS will add a region to the list upon 
determining that screwworm exists in the region based on reports APHIS 
receives of detections of the pest from veterinary officials of the 
exporting country, from the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), 
or from other sources the Administrator determines to be reliable. 
APHIS will remove a region from the list after conducting an evaluation 
of the region in accordance with Sec.  92.2 of this subchapter and 
finding that screwworm is not present in the region. In the case of a 
region formerly not on this list that is added due to a detection, the 
region may be removed from the list in accordance with the procedures 
for reestablishment of a region's disease-free status in Sec.  92.4 of 
this subchapter.
* * * * *

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10. In Sec.  93.600, paragraph (a) introductory text is revised to read 
as follows:


Sec.  93.600  Importation of dogs.

    (a) All dogs. Dogs from any region of the world where screwworm is 
considered to exist may only be imported into the United States if they 
meet the requirements of paragraphs (a)(1) and (2) of this section and 
all other applicable requirements of this part. APHIS will maintain a 
list of regions where screwworm is considered to exist on the APHIS Web 
site at http://www.aphis.usda.gov/import_export/animals/animal_disease_status.shtml. Copies of the list will also be available via 
postal mail, fax, or email upon request to the Sanitary Trade Issues 
Team, National Center for Import and Export, Veterinary Services, 
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 4700 River Road Unit 38, 
Riverdale, Maryland 20737. APHIS will add a region to the list upon 
determining that screwworm exists in the region based on reports APHIS

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receives of detections of the pest from veterinary officials of the 
exporting country, from the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), 
or from other sources the Administrator determines to be reliable. 
APHIS will remove a region from the list after conducting an evaluation 
of the region in accordance with Sec.  92.2 of this subchapter and 
finding that screwworm is not present in the region. In the case of a 
region formerly not on this list that is added due to a detection, the 
region may be removed from the list in accordance with the procedures 
for reestablishment of a region's disease-free status in Sec.  92.4 of 
this subchapter.
* * * * *

PART 94--RINDERPEST, FOOT-AND-MOUTH DISEASE, EXOTIC NEWCASTLE 
DISEASE, AFRICAN SWINE FEVER, CLASSICAL SWINE FEVER, SWINE 
VESICULAR DISEASE, AND BOVINE SPONGIFORM ENCEPHALOPATHY: PROHIBITED 
AND RESTRICTED IMPORTATIONS

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11. The authority citation for part 94 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  7 U.S.C. 450, 7701-7772, 7781-7786, and 8301-8317; 
21 U.S.C. 136 and 136a; 31 U.S.C. 9701; 7 CFR 2.22, 2.80, and 371.4.


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12. Section 94.0 is amended by revising the definition of APHIS-defined 
European CSF region to read as follows:


Sec.  94.0  Definitions.

* * * * *
    APHIS-defined European CSF region. A single region of Europe 
recognized by APHIS as low risk for classical swine fever.
    (1) A list of areas included in the region is maintained on the 
APHIS Web site at http://www.aphis.usda.gov/import_export/animals/animal_disease_status.shtml. Copies of the list will also be 
available via postal mail, fax, or email upon request to the Sanitary 
Trade Issues Team, National Center for Import and Export, Veterinary 
Services, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 4700 River Road 
Unit 38, Riverdale, Maryland 20737.
    (2) APHIS will add an area to the region after it conducts an 
evaluation of the area to be added in accordance with Sec.  92.2 of 
this subchapter and finds that the risk profile for the area is 
equivalent with respect to classical swine fever to the risk profile 
for the region it is joining.
* * * * *

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13. In Sec.  94.1, paragraph (a) is revised to read as follows:


Sec.  94.1  Regions where rinderpest or foot-and-mouth disease exists; 
importations prohibited.

    (a) APHIS considers rinderpest or foot-and-mouth disease to exist 
in all regions of the world except those declared free of one or both 
of these diseases by APHIS.
    (1) A list of regions that APHIS has declared free of rinderpest 
and a list of regions APHIS has declared free of foot and mouth disease 
are maintained on the APHIS Web site at http://www.aphis.usda.gov/import_export/animals/animal_disease_status.shtml. Copies of the 
list will also be available via postal mail, fax, or email upon request 
to the Sanitary Trade Issues Team, National Center for Import and 
Export, Veterinary Services, Animal and Plant Health Inspection 
Service, 4700 River Road Unit 38, Riverdale, Maryland 20737.
    (2) APHIS will add a region to the list of those it has declared 
free of rinderpest or foot-and-mouth disease, or both, after it 
conducts an evaluation of the region in accordance with Sec.  92.2 of 
this subchapter and finds that the disease, or diseases, are not 
present. In the case of a region formerly on this list that is removed 
due to an outbreak, the region may be returned to the list in 
accordance with the procedures for reestablishment of a region's 
disease-free status in Sec.  92.4 of this subchapter. APHIS will remove 
a region from the list of those it has declared free of rinderpest or 
foot-and-mouth disease upon determining that the disease exists in the 
region based on reports APHIS receives of outbreaks of the disease from 
veterinary officials of the exporting country, from the World 
Organization for Animal Health (OIE), or from other sources the 
Administrator determines to be reliable.
* * * * *


Sec.  94.2  [Amended]

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14. Section 94.2 is amended by removing the word ``infected'' each time 
it appears and adding in its place the word ``affected''.

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15. Section 94.8 is amended as follows:
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a. By redesignating paragraphs (a), (b), and (c) as paragraphs (b), 
(c), and (d), respectively; and
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b. By removing the introductory text, including footnote 8, and adding 
a new paragraph (a);
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c. In redesignated paragraphs (b)(3)(i) and (b)(4) introductory text, 
by removing the paragraph designation ``(a)(5)'' and adding in its 
place the paragraph designation ``(b)(5)'';
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d. In redesignated paragraph (b)(5) introductory text, by redesignating 
footnote 9 as footnote 8; and
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e. In redesignated paragraph (c), by removing the paragraph designation 
``(a)(2)'' and adding in its place the paragraph designation 
``(b)(2)''.
    The addition reads as follows:


Sec.  94.8  Pork and pork products from regions where African swine 
fever exists or is reasonably believed to exist.

    (a) African swine fever exists or the Administrator has reason to 
believe that African swine fever exists in the regions listed under 
paragraph (a)(2) of this section.
    (1) The Administrator bases the reason to believe African swine 
fever exists in a region on the following factors:
    (i) When a region allows the importation of host animals, pork or 
pork products, or vectors of African swine fever from a region in which 
African swine fever exists under conditions which the Administrator has 
determined are less stringent than those prescribed by this chapter for 
importing host animals, pork or pork products, or vectors of African 
swine fever into the United States from a region in which African swine 
fever exists; or
    (ii) When a region allows the importation or use of African swine 
fever virus or cultures under conditions which the Administrator has 
determined are less stringent than those prescribed by this chapter for 
the importation or use of African swine fever virus or cultures into or 
within the United States; or
    (iii) When a region has a contiguous border with, or is subject to 
commercial exchange or natural spread of African swine fever host 
animals, host materials, or vectors with, another region with known 
outbreaks of African swine fever; or
    (iv) A region's lack of a disease detection, control, or reporting 
system capable of detecting or controlling African swine fever and 
reporting it to the United States in time to allow the United States to 
take appropriate action to prevent the introduction of African swine 
fever into the United States; or
    (v) Any other fact or circumstance found to exist which constitutes 
a risk of introduction of African swine fever into the United States.
    (2) A list of regions where African swine fever exists or the 
Administrator has reason to believe that African swine fever exists is 
maintained on the APHIS Web site at http://www.aphis.usda.gov/import_export/animals/animal_disease_status.shtml. Copies of the list will 
also be available via postal

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mail, fax, or email upon request to the Sanitary Trade Issues Team, 
National Center for Import and Export, Veterinary Services, Animal and 
Plant Health Inspection Service, 4700 River Road Unit 38, Riverdale, 
Maryland 20737.
    (3) APHIS will add a region to the list upon determining that the 
disease exists in the region based on reports APHIS receives of 
outbreaks of the disease from veterinary officials of the exporting 
country, from the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), or from 
other sources the Administrator determines to be reliable, or upon 
determining that there is reason to believe the disease exists in the 
region. APHIS will remove a region from the list after conducting an 
evaluation of the region in accordance with Sec.  92.2 of this 
subchapter and finding that the disease is not present and that there 
is no reason to believe the disease is present. In the case of a region 
formerly not on this list that is added due to an outbreak, the region 
may be removed from the list in accordance with the procedures for 
reestablishment of a region's disease-free status in Sec.  92.4 of this 
subchapter.
* * * * *

0
16. Section 94.9 is amended as follows:
0
a. By removing footnote 10 in paragraph (a) and redesignating footnote 
11 in paragraph (c)(3) and footnote 12 in paragraph (e)(2) introductory 
text as footnotes 10 and 11, respectively;
0
b. By revising paragraph (a);
0
c. By adding a new footnote 9 at the end of paragraph (c) introductory 
text; and
0
d. In paragraphs (c)(1)(iii)(C)(1) and (2), by removing the words ``in 
paragraph (a)'' and adding in their place the words ``under paragraph 
(a)''.
    The revision and addition read as follows:


Sec.  94.9  Pork and pork products from regions where classical swine 
fever exists.

    (a) APHIS considers classical swine fever to exist in all regions 
of the world except those declared free of the disease by APHIS.
    (1) A list of regions that APHIS has declared free of classical 
swine fever is maintained on the APHIS Web site at http://www.aphis.usda.gov/import_export/animals/animal_disease_status.shtml. Copies of the list will also be available via postal 
mail, fax, or email upon request to the Sanitary Trade Issues Team, 
National Center for Import and Export, Veterinary Services, Animal and 
Plant Health Inspection Service, 4700 River Road Unit 38, Riverdale, 
Maryland 20737.
    (2) APHIS will add a region to the list of those it has declared 
free of classical swine fever after it conducts an evaluation of the 
region in accordance with Sec.  92.2 of this subchapter and finds that 
the disease is not present. In the case of a region formerly on this 
list that is removed due to an outbreak, the region may be returned to 
the list in accordance with the procedures for reestablishment of a 
region's disease-free status in Sec.  92.4 of this subchapter. APHIS 
will remove a region from the list of those it has declared free of 
classical swine fever upon determining that the disease exists in the 
region based on reports APHIS receives of outbreaks of the disease from 
veterinary officials of the exporting country, from the World 
Organization for Animal Health (OIE), or from other sources the 
Administrator determines to be reliable.
* * * * *
    (c) * * * \9\

    \9\ See also other provisions of this part and parts 93, 95, and 
96 of this chapter, and part 327 of this title, for other 
prohibitions and restrictions upon the importation of swine and 
swine products.
* * * * *

0
17. In Sec.  94.10, paragraph (a) is revised to read as follows:


Sec.  94.10  Swine from regions where classical swine fever exists.

    (a) APHIS considers classical swine fever to exist in all regions 
of the world except those declared free of the disease by APHIS.
    (1) A list of regions that APHIS has declared free of classical 
swine fever is maintained on the APHIS Web site at http://www.aphis.usda.gov/import_export/animals/animal_disease_status.shtml. Copies of the list will also be available via postal 
mail, fax, or email upon request to the Sanitary Trade Issues Team, 
National Center for Import and Export, Veterinary Services, Animal and 
Plant Health Inspection Service, 4700 River Road, Unit 38, Riverdale, 
Maryland 20737.
    (2) APHIS will add a region to the list of those it has declared 
free of classical swine fever after it conducts an evaluation of the 
region in accordance with Sec.  92.2 of this subchapter and finds that 
the disease is not present. In the case of a region formerly on this 
list that is removed due to an outbreak, the region may be returned to 
the list in accordance with the procedures for reestablishment of a 
region's disease-free status in Sec.  92.4 of this subchapter. APHIS 
will remove a region from the list of those it has declared free of 
classical swine fever upon determining that the disease exists in the 
region based on reports APHIS receives of outbreaks of the disease from 
veterinary officials of the exporting country, from the World 
Organization for Animal Health (OIE), or from other sources the 
Administrator determines to be reliable.
* * * * *

0
18. Section 94.11 is amended as follows:
0
a. By revising paragraph (a);
0
b. In paragraph (c) introductory text, by removing the words ``regions 
designated in paragraph (a)'' and adding in their place the words ``any 
region listed under paragraph (a)(2)'';
0
c. In paragraph (c)(1), by removing the words ``listed in Sec.  94.1(a) 
as a region infected with rinderpest or foot-and-mouth disease'' and 
adding in their place the words ``designated under Sec.  94.1(a) as a 
region where rinderpest or foot-and-mouth disease exists'';
0
d. In paragraph (c)(2), by removing the word ``infected'' each time it 
appears and adding in its place the word ``affected''; and
0
e. In paragraph (c)(3), by removing the words ``in Sec.  94.1(a)(2)'' 
and adding in their place the words ``under Sec.  94.1(a)''.
    The revision reads as follows:


Sec.  94.11  Restrictions on importation of meat and other animal 
products from specified regions.

    (a) The meat of ruminants or swine, and other animal products, and 
ship stores, airplane meals, and baggage containing such meat or animal 
products originating in any region listed as provided in paragraph 
(a)(2) of this section may not be imported into the United States 
unless the requirements in this section, in addition to other 
applicable requirements of chapter III of this title, are met. However, 
meat and meat products that meet the requirements of Sec.  94.4 do not 
have to comply with the requirements of this section. As used in this 
section, the term ``other animal product'' means all parts of the 
carcass of any ruminant or swine, other than meat and articles 
regulated under part 95 or part 96 of this chapter.
    (1) The regions listed under paragraph (a)(2) of this section have 
been declared free of rinderpest and foot-and-mouth disease by APHIS as 
provided in Sec.  94.1(a) but supplement their national meat supply by 
the importation of fresh (chilled or frozen) meat of ruminants or swine 
from regions that APHIS considers to be affected with rinderpest or 
foot-and-mouth disease as provided in Sec.  94.1(a); or have a common 
land border with regions considered to be affected with rinderpest or 
foot-and-mouth disease; or import ruminants or swine from regions 
considered to be affected with rinderpest or foot-and-mouth disease 
under conditions less restrictive than would be acceptable for

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importation into the United States. Thus, the meat may be commingled 
with the fresh (chilled or frozen) meat of animals from an affected 
region, resulting in an undue risk of introducing rinderpest or foot-
and-mouth disease into the United States.
    (2) A list of regions whose products are regulated under this 
section is maintained on the APHIS Web site at http://www.aphis.usda.gov/import_export/animals/animal_disease_status.shtml. Copies of the list will also be available via postal 
mail, fax, or email upon request to the Sanitary Trade Issues Team, 
National Center for Import and Export, Veterinary Services, Animal and 
Plant Health Inspection Service, 4700 River Road Unit 38, Riverdale, 
Maryland 20737.
    (3) APHIS will add a region to the list of those whose products are 
regulated under this section after conducting an evaluation of the 
region and determining that one or more of the circumstances described 
in paragraph (a)(1) of this section exists. APHIS will remove a region 
from the list upon conducting an evaluation of the region and 
determining that the circumstances in paragraph (a)(1) of this section 
no longer exist or upon determining that rinderpest or foot-and-mouth 
disease exists in the region.
* * * * *

0
19. Section 94.12 is amended as follows:
0
a. By revising paragraph (a);
0
b. In paragraph (b)(1)(iii)(B), by redesignating footnote 13 as 
footnote 12;
0
c. In paragraph (b)(1)(iv)(B)(1), by removing the word ``infected'' and 
adding in its place the word ``affected''; and by removing the words 
``in paragraph (a)'' and adding in their place the words ``under 
paragraph (a)(1)'';
0
d. In paragraph (b)(1)(iv)(B)(2)(i), by removing the word ``infected'' 
and adding in its place the word ``affected'';
0
e. In paragraph (b)(1)(iv)(B)(2)(ii), by removing the words ``in 
paragraph (a)'' and adding in their place the words ``under paragraph 
(a)(1)'';
0
f. In paragraph (b)(3), by redesignating footnote 14 as footnote 13; 
and
0
g. By revising redesignated footnote 13 in paragraph (b)(3) to read `` 
\13\ See footnote 10.''
    The revision reads as follows:


Sec.  94.12  Pork and pork products from regions where swine vesicular 
disease exists.

    (a) APHIS considers swine vesicular disease to exist in all regions 
of the world except those declared free of the disease by APHIS.
    (1) A list of regions that APHIS has declared free of swine 
vesicular disease is maintained on the APHIS Web site at http://www.aphis.usda.gov/import_export/animals/animal_disease_status.shtml. Copies of the list will also be available via postal 
mail, fax, or email upon request to the Sanitary Trade Issues Team, 
National Center for Import and Export, Veterinary Services, Animal and 
Plant Health Inspection Service, 4700 River Road Unit 38, Riverdale, 
Maryland 20737.
    (2) APHIS will add a region to the list of those it has declared 
free of swine vesicular disease after it conducts an evaluation of the 
region in accordance with Sec.  92.2 of this subchapter and finds that 
the disease is not present. In the case of a region formerly on this 
list that is removed due to an outbreak, the region may be returned to 
the list in accordance with the procedures for reestablishment of a 
region's disease-free status in Sec.  92.4 of this subchapter. APHIS 
will remove a region from the list of those it has declared free of 
swine vesicular disease upon determining that the disease exists in the 
region based on reports APHIS receives of outbreaks of the disease from 
veterinary officials of the exporting country, from the World 
Organization for Animal Health (OIE), or from other sources the 
Administrator determines to be reliable.
* * * * *

0
20. Section 94.13 is amended as follows:
0
a. By redesignating paragraphs (a) and (b) as paragraphs (b) and (c), 
respectively;
0
b. By redesignating the introductory text as paragraph (a) and revising 
it;
0
c. By revising newly redesignated paragraph (c)(1); and
0
d. In newly redesignated paragraph (c)(2), by removing the words ``in 
Sec.  94.12'' and adding in their place the words ``under Sec.  
94.12(a)''.
    The revisions read as follows:


Sec.  94.13  Restrictions on importation of pork or pork products from 
specified regions.

    (a) Pork or pork products and ship's stores, airplane meals, and 
baggage containing pork or pork products, other than those articles 
regulated under part 95 or part 96 of this chapter, produced in any 
region listed under paragraph (a)(2) of this section may not be 
imported into the United States unless the requirements of this 
section, in addition to other applicable requirements of part 327 of 
this title, are met.
    (1) The regions listed under paragraph (a)(2) of this section have 
been declared free of swine vesicular disease as provided in Sec.  
94.12(a) but supplement their national pork supply by the importation 
of fresh (chilled or frozen) meat of animals from regions where swine 
vesicular disease is considered to exist, or have a common border with 
such regions, or have trade practices that are less restrictive than 
are acceptable to the United States. Thus, the pork or pork products 
may be commingled with fresh (chilled or frozen) meat of animals from a 
region where swine vesicular disease is considered to exist, resulting 
in an undue risk of swine vesicular disease introduction into the 
United States.
    (2) A list of regions whose products are regulated under this 
section is maintained on the APHIS Web site at http://www.aphis.usda.gov/import_export/animals/animal_disease_status.shtml. Copies of the list will also be available via postal 
mail, fax, or email upon request to the Sanitary Trade Issues Team, 
National Center for Import and Export, Veterinary Services, Animal and 
Plant Health Inspection Service, 4700 River Road Unit 38, Riverdale, 
Maryland 20737.
    (3) APHIS will add a region to the list of those whose products are 
regulated under this section after conducting an evaluation of the 
region and determining that one or more of the circumstances listed in 
paragraph (a)(1) of this section exists. APHIS will remove a region 
from the list upon conducting an evaluation of the region and 
determining that the circumstances in paragraph (a)(1) of this section 
no longer exist or upon determining that swine vesicular disease exists 
in the region.
* * * * *
    (c) * * *
    (1) The slaughtering establishment is not permitted to receive 
animals that originated in a region considered to have swine vesicular 
disease or that have ever been in a region in which swine vesicular 
disease existed.
* * * * *


Sec.  94.14  [Amended]

0
21. In Sec.  94.14, paragraph (a) is amended by removing the words 
``listed in'' and adding in their place the words ``listed under''.
0
22. Section 94.16 is amended as follows:
0
a. By revising paragraph (b) introductory text;
0
b. In paragraph (b)(2), by redesignating footnote 15 as footnote 14; 
and
0
c. By revising paragraph (c) introductory text and paragraph (d).
    The revisions read as follows:


Sec.  94.16  Milk and milk products.

* * * * *

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    (b) Milk and milk products originating in, or shipped from, any 
region where rinderpest or foot-and-mouth disease is considered to 
exist under Sec.  94.1(a) may be imported into the United States if 
they meet the requirements of paragraphs (b)(1), (2), or (3) of this 
section:
* * * * *
    (c) Milk and milk products originating in and shipped from regions 
listed under Sec.  94.1(a) as free of rinderpest and foot-and-mouth 
disease but which have entered a port or otherwise transited a region 
where APHIS considers either disease to exist may not be imported into 
the United States unless:
* * * * *
    (d) Except for milk and milk products imported from Canada, and 
except as provided in this paragraph, milk or milk products imported 
from a region listed under Sec.  94.1(a) as free of rinderpest and 
foot-and-mouth disease must be accompanied by a certificate endorsed by 
a full-time, salaried veterinarian employed by the region of export. 
The certificate must state that the milk was produced and processed in 
a region listed under Sec.  94.1(a) as free of rinderpest and foot-and-
mouth disease, or that the milk product was processed in one such 
region from milk produced in another such region. The certificate must 
name the region in which the milk was produced and the region in which 
the milk or milk product was processed. Further, the certificate must 
state that, except for movement under seal as described in Sec.  
94.16(c), the milk or milk product has never been in a region in which 
rinderpest or foot-and-mouth disease exists. Milk or milk products from 
a region listed under Sec.  94.1(a) as free of rinderpest and foot-and-
mouth disease and that were processed in whole or in part from milk or 
milk products from a region not listed under Sec.  94.1(a) as free of 
rinderpest and foot-and-mouth disease may be imported into the United 
States only in accordance with paragraph (b)(3) of this section.
* * * * *


Sec.  94.17  [Amended]

0
23. Section 94.17 is amended as follows:
0
a. Footnote 16 in paragraph (e) and footnote 17 in paragraph (p)(1)(i) 
are redesignated as footnotes 15 and 16, respectively; and
0
b. Newly redesignated footnote 16 in paragraph (p)(1)(i) is revised to 
read ``\16\ See footnote 15.''


Sec.  94.18  [Amended]

0
24. In Sec.  94.18, footnote 18 in paragraph (c)(2) and footnote 19 in 
paragraph (d)(1) are redesignated as footnotes 17 and 18, respectively.


Sec.  94.24  [Amended]

0
25. Section 94.24 is amended as follows:
0
a. In paragraphs (a)(1)(i) and (b)(2)(i), by removing the words ``in 
Sec. Sec.  94.9(a) and 94.10(a) as one'' each time they occur and 
adding in their place the words ``under Sec. Sec.  94.9(a) and 94.10(a) 
as a region'';
0
b. In paragraph (a)(5), by redesignating footnote 20 as footnote 19; 
and
0
c. In paragraph (b)(6) by redesignating footnote 21 as footnote 20.

0
26. Section 94.25 is amended as follows:
0
a. By removing the introductory text;
0
b. By revising paragraph (a);
0
c. In paragraph (b) introductory text, paragraph (c) introductory text, 
and paragraphs (c)(1) and (c)(5), by removing the words ``designated 
in'' each time they occur and by adding in their place the words 
``listed under''; and
0
d. In paragraphs (b)(1), (b)(2), (b)(3), (c)(2), (c)(3), and (c)(4), by 
removing the words ``designated in Sec. Sec.  94.9 and 94.10 as 
affected with CSF'' each time they occur and adding in their place the 
words ``classified under Sec. Sec.  94.9 and 94.10 as a region in which 
CSF is known to exist''.
    The revision reads as follows:


Sec.  94.25  Restrictions on the importation of live swine, pork, or 
pork products from certain regions free of classical swine fever.

    (a) Live swine, pork, or pork products and ship stores, airplane 
meals, and baggage containing pork or pork products, other than those 
articles regulated under part 95 or part 96 of this chapter, may not be 
imported into the United States from a region listed under paragraph 
(a)(2) of this section unless the requirements in this section, in 
addition to other applicable requirements of part 93 of this chapter 
and part 327 of this title, are met.
    (1) The regions listed under paragraph (a)(2) of this section have 
been declared free of classical swine fever (CSF) by APHIS in 
accordance with Sec. Sec.  94.9(a) and 94.10(a) but either supplement 
their pork supplies with fresh (chilled or frozen) pork imported from 
regions considered to be affected by CSF, or supplement their pork 
supplies with pork from CSF-affected regions that is not processed in 
accordance with the requirements of this part, or share a common land 
border with CSF-affected regions, or import live swine from CSF-
affected regions under conditions less restrictive than would be 
acceptable for importation into the United States. Thus, the live 
swine, pork, or pork products from those regions may be commingled with 
live swine, pork, or pork products from CSF-affected regions, resulting 
in a risk of CSF introduction into the United States.
    (2) A list of regions whose live swine, pork, and pork products are 
regulated under this section is maintained on the APHIS Web site at 
http://www.aphis.usda.gov/import_export/animals/animal_disease_status.shtml. Copies of the list will also be available via postal 
mail, fax, or email upon request to the Sanitary Trade Issues Team, 
National Center for Import and Export, Veterinary Services, Animal and 
Plant Health Inspection Service, 4700 River Road Unit 38, Riverdale, 
Maryland 20737.
    (3) APHIS will add a region to the list of those whose live swine, 
pork, and pork products are regulated under this section after 
conducting an evaluation of the region and determining that one or more 
of the circumstances described in paragraph (a)(1) of this section 
exists. APHIS will remove a region from the list upon conducting an 
evaluation of the region and determining that the circumstances in 
paragraph (a)(1) of this section no longer exist or upon determining 
that classical swine fever exists in the region.
* * * * *

PART 96--RESTRICTION OF IMPORTATIONS OF FOREIGN ANIMAL CASINGS 
OFFERED FOR ENTRY INTO THE UNITED STATES

0
27. The authority citation for part 96 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  7 U.S.C. 8301-8317; 21 U.S.C. 136 and 136a; 7 CFR 
2.22, 2.80, and 371.4.


Sec.  96.2  [Amended]

0
28. Section Sec.  96.2 is amended as follows:
0
a. In paragraph (a) introductory text, by removing the words ``in Sec.  
94.8'' and adding in their place the words ``under Sec.  94.8(a)'';
0
b. In paragraph (a)(1), by removing the words ``in Sec.  94.8(a)'' and 
adding in their place the words ``under Sec.  94.8(a)'';
0
c. In paragraph (a)(2), by removing the words ``in Sec.  94.8'' and 
adding in their place the words ``under Sec.  94.8(a)''; and
0
d. In paragraph (a)(5), by removing the words ``in Sec.  94.8'' each 
time they appear and adding in their place the words ``under Sec.  
94.8(a)''.

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PART 98--IMPORTATION OF CERTAIN ANIMAL EMBRYOS AND ANIMAL SEMEN

0
29. The authority citation for part 98 continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  7 U.S.C. 1622 and 8301-8317; 21 U.S.C. 136 and 136a; 
31 U.S.C. 9701; 7 CFR 2.22, 2.80, and 371.4.


Sec.  98.3  [Amended]

0
30. In Sec.  98.3, the introductory text is amended by removing the 
words ``listed in Sec.  94.1(a)(2)'' and adding in their place ``listed 
under Sec.  94.1(a)''.


Sec.  98.30  [Amended]

0
31. Section 98.30 is amended by removing the definition of APHIS-
defined European CSF region.


Sec.  98.38  [Amended]

0
32. Section 98.38 is amended as follows:
0
a. In the introductory text, by adding the words ``, as defined in 
Sec.  94.0 of this subchapter,'' immediately after the words ``APHIS-
defined EU CSF region''; and
0
b. In paragraph (b)(1), by removing the words ``in Sec. Sec.  94.9(a) 
and 94.10(a) of this chapter as one'' and adding in their place the 
words ``under Sec. Sec.  94.9(a) and 94.10(a) of this chapter as a 
region''.

    Done in Washington, DC, this 4th day of January 2012.
Kevin Shea,
Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 2012-226 Filed 1-9-12; 8:45 am]
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