[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 92 (Monday, May 13, 2013)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 27856-27857]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-11323]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

7 CFR Part 301

[Docket No. APHIS-2012-0079]


Golden Nematode; Removal of Regulated Areas in Livingston and 
Steuben Counties, NY

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 golden nematode regulations by removing areas in 
Livingston and Steuben Counties in New York from the list of generally 
infested areas. Surveys have shown that certain areas in these two 
counties are free of golden nematode, and we determined that regulation 
of these areas was no longer necessary. As a result of that action, 
areas in Livingston and Steuben Counties in New York that had been 
listed as generally infested were removed from the list of areas 
regulated for golden nematode.

DATES: Effective on May 13, 2013, we are adopting as a final rule, 
without change, the interim rule published at 78 FR 1713-1715 on 
January 9, 2013, and corrected at 78 FR 3827-3828 on January 17, 2013.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Jonathan M. Jones, National 
Program Manager, Emergency and Domestic Programs, Plant Protection and 
Quarantine, APHIS, 4700 River Road, Unit 160, Riverdale, MD 20737; 
(301) 851-2128.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

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Background

    In an interim rule \1\ effective and published in the Federal 
Register on January 9, 2013 (78 FR 1713-1715, Docket No. APHIS-2012-
0079) and corrected on January 17, 2013 (78 FR 3827-3828), we amended 
the golden nematode regulations in 7 CFR part 301 by removing areas in 
Livingston and Steuben Counties in New York from the list of generally 
infested areas.
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    \1\ To view the interim rule, go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2012-0079.
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    Comments on the interim rule were required to be received on or 
before March 11, 2013. 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

    Accordingly, we are adopting as a final rule, without change, the 
interim rule that amended 7 CFR part 301, that was published at 78 FR 
1713-1715 on January 9, 2013, and that was corrected at 78 FR 3827-3828 
on January 17, 2013.

    Done in Washington, DC, May 8, 2013.
Kevin Shea,
Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 2013-11323 Filed 5-10-13; 8:45 am]
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