[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 90 (Thursday, May 9, 2013)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 27001]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-11028]



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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

9 CFR Part 11

[Docket No. APHIS-2011-0030]
RIN 0579-AD43


Horse Protection Act; Requiring Horse Industry Organizations To 
Assess and Enforce Minimum Penalties for Violations; Correction

AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.

ACTION: Correcting amendment.

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SUMMARY: In a final rule that was published in the Federal Register on 
June 7, 2012, and effective on July 9, 2012, we amended the horse 
protection regulations to require horse industry organizations or 
associations that license Designated Qualified Persons to assess and 
enforce minimum penalties for violations of the Horse Protection Act. 
This document corrects an error in that final rule.

DATES: Effective May 9, 2013.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Rachel Cezar, Horse Protection 
National Coordinator, Animal Care, APHIS, 4700 River Road, Unit 84, 
Riverdale, MD 20737; (301) 851-3746.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    In a final rule that was published in the Federal Register on June 
7, 2012 (77 FR 33607-33619, Docket No. APHIS-2011-0030), and effective 
on July 9, 2012, we amended the horse protection regulations in 9 CFR 
part 11 to require horse industry organizations or associations that 
license Designated Qualified Persons to assess and enforce minimum 
penalties for violations of the Horse Protection Act. We established 
the minimum penalties in a new Sec.  11.25.
    As part of this change, we amended paragraph (d) of Sec.  11.21 to 
indicate that horse industry organizations or associations are required 
to assess and enforce penalties for violations in accordance with Sec.  
11.25. Before the publication of the June 2012 final rule, this 
paragraph also indicated that horse industry organizations or 
associations had to report all violations in accordance with Sec.  
11.20(b)(3). However, in revising Sec.  11.21(d) to reflect the new 
minimum penalty requirements, we erroneously changed the paragraph 
reference in the existing reporting requirement to Sec.  11.20(b)(4), 
which does not exist. This document corrects that error.

List of Subjects in 9 CFR Part 11

    Animal welfare, Horses, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.
    Accordingly, 9 CFR part 11 is corrected by making the following 
correcting amendment:

PART 11--HORSE PROTECTION REGULATIONS

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

    Authority:  15 U.S.C. 1823-1825 and 1828; 7 CFR 2.22, 2.80, and 
371.7.

Sec.  11.21  [Amended]

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2. In Sec.  11.21, paragraph (d), the citation ``Sec.  11.20(b)(4)'' is 
removed and the citation ``Sec.  11.20(b)(3)'' is added in its place.

    Done in Washington, DC, this 3rd day of May 2013.
Kevin Shea,
 Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 2013-11028 Filed 5-8-13; 8:45 am]
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