[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 39 (Thursday, February 27, 2014)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 10999]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-04308]


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Proposed Rules
                                                Federal Register
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This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains notices to the public of 
the proposed issuance of rules and regulations. The purpose of these 
notices is to give interested persons an opportunity to participate in 
the rule making prior to the adoption of the final rules.

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Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 39 / Thursday, February 27, 2014 / 
Proposed Rules

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

9 CFR Part 94

[Docket No. APHIS-2009-0017]
RIN 0579-AD41


Importation of Beef From a Region in Brazil

AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.

ACTION: Proposed rule; reopening of comment period.

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SUMMARY: We are reopening the comment period for our proposed rule that 
would allow, under certain conditions, the importation of fresh 
(chilled or frozen) beef from a region in Brazil (the States of Bahia, 
Distrito Federal, Espirito Santo, Goias, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do 
Sul, Minas Gerais, Parana, Rio Grande do Sul, Rio de Janeiro, Rondonia, 
Sao Paulo, Sergipe, and Tocantins). This action will allow interested 
persons additional time to prepare and submit comments.

DATES: The comment period for the proposed rule published December 23, 
2013 (78 FR 77370) is reopened. We will consider all comments that we 
receive on or before April 22, 2014.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=APHIS-2009-0017-0010.
     Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to 
Docket No. APHIS-2009-0017, Regulatory Analysis and Development, PPD, 
APHIS, Station 3A-03.8, 4700 River Road Unit 118, Riverdale, MD 20737-
1238.
    Supporting documents and any comments we receive on this docket may 
be viewed at http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2009-
0017 or in our reading room, which is located in room 1141 of the USDA 
South Building, 14th Street and Independence Avenue SW., Washington, 
DC. Normal reading room hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through 
Friday, except holidays. To be sure someone is there to help you, 
please call (202) 799-7039 before coming.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Silvia Kreindel, Senior Staff 
Veterinarian, Regional Evaluation Services Staff, National Import 
Export Services, VS, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 38, Riverdale, MD 
20737-1231; (301) 851-3313.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On December 23, 2013, we published in the 
Federal Register (78 FR 77370-77376, Docket No. APHIS-2009-0017) a 
proposal to allow, under certain conditions, the importation of fresh 
(chilled or frozen) beef from a region in Brazil (the States of Bahia, 
Distrito Federal, Espirito Santo, Goias, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do 
Sul, Minas Gerais, Parana, Rio Grande do Sul, Rio de Janeiro, Rondonia, 
Sao Paulo, Sergipe, and Tocantins).
    Comments on the proposed rule were required to be received on or 
before February 21, 2014. We are reopening the comment period on Docket 
No. APHIS-2009-0017 for an additional 60 days. This action will allow 
interested persons additional time to prepare and submit comments. We 
will also consider all comments received between February 22, 2014 (the 
day after the close of the original comment period) and the date of 
this notice.

    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.

    Done in Washington, DC, this 21st day of February 2014.
Kevin Shea,
Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 2014-04308 Filed 2-26-14; 8:45 am]
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