[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 147 (Wednesday, July 31, 2013)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Page 46255]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-18524]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

9 CFR Part 2

[Docket No. APHIS-2006-0159]
RIN 0579-AC69


Handling of Animals; Contingency Plans; Stay of Regulations

AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.

ACTION: Final rule; stay of regulations.

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SUMMARY: On December 31, 2012, we published a final rule establishing 
regulations under which research facilities and dealers, exhibitors, 
intermediate handlers, and carriers must meet certain requirements for 
contingency planning and training of personnel. In this document, we 
are issuing a stay of those regulations in order that we may undertake 
a review of their requirements.

DATES: Effective July 31, 2013, 9 CFR 2.38(l) and 2.134 are stayed 
indefinitely.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Johanna ``Jeleen'' Briscoe, 
Veterinary Medical Officer, Animal Care, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 
84, Riverdale, MD 20737-1234; (301) 851-3726.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On December 31, 2012, we published a final 
rule (77 FR 76814-76824) establishing regulations under which research 
facilities and dealers, exhibitors, intermediate handlers, and carriers 
must meet certain requirements for contingency planning and training of 
personnel. In this document, we are issuing a stay of those regulations 
in order that we may undertake a review and analysis of such 
requirements. We intend to conduct this additional review to further 
consider the impact of contingency plan requirements on regulated 
entities, taking into account a reexamination of any unique 
circumstances and costs that may vary by the type and size of 
businesses.

    Authority:  7 U.S.C. 2131-2159; 7 CFR 2.22, 2.80, and 371.7.

    Done in Washington, DC, this 29th day of July 2013.
Kevin Shea,
Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 2013-18524 Filed 7-30-13; 8:45 am]
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