[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 209 (Friday, October 29, 2010)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 66699]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-27425]

Proposed Rules
                                                Federal Register

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.


Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 209 / Friday, October 29, 2010 / 
Proposed Rules

[[Page 66699]]


Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

7 CFR Part 357

[Docket No. APHIS-2009-0018]
RIN 0579-AD11

Lacey Act Implementation Plan; Definitions for Exempt and 
Regulated Articles

AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.

ACTION: Proposed rule; reopening of comment period.


SUMMARY: We are reopening the comment period for our proposed rule that 
would establish definitions for the terms ``common cultivar'' and 
``common food crop.'' This action will allow interested persons 
additional time to prepare and submit comments.

DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before 
November 29, 2010.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/fdmspublic/component/main?main=DocketDetail&d=APHIS-2009-0018 to submit or view comments and 
to view supporting and related materials available electronically.
     Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Please send one copy of 
your comment to Docket No. APHIS-2009-0018, Regulatory Analysis and 
Development, PPD, APHIS, Station 3A-03.8, 4700 River Road Unit 118, 
Riverdale, MD 20737-1238. Please state that your comment refers to 
Docket No. APHIS-2009-0018.
    Reading Room: You may read any comments that we receive on this 
docket in our reading room. The reading room 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) 690-2817 before coming.
    Other Information: Additional information about APHIS and its 
programs is available on the Internet at http://www.aphis.usda.gov.

Officer, Quarantine Policy Analysis and Support, PPQ, APHIS, 4700 River 
Road Unit 60, Riverdale, MD 20737-1231; (301) 734-8295.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On August 4, 2010, we published in the 
Federal Register (75 FR 46859-46861, Docket No. APHIS-2009-0018) a 
proposal to establish definitions for the terms ``common cultivar'' and 
``common food crop.'' We proposed to establish these definitions in 
response to recent amendments to the Lacey Act, which expanded the 
protections of the Act to a broader range of plant species, extended 
its reach to encompass products, and require that importers submit a 
declaration at the time of importation for certain plants and plant 
products. Common cultivars and common food crops are among the 
categorical exemptions to the provisions of the Act. The Act does not 
define the terms ``common cultivar'' and ``common food crop'' but 
instead gives authority to the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the 
U.S. Department of the Interior to define these terms by regulation.
    Comments on the proposed rule were required to be received on or 
before October 4, 2010. We are reopening the comment period on Docket 
No. APHIS-2009-0018 for an additional 30 days. This action will allow 
interested persons additional time to prepare and submit comments. We 
will also consider all comments received between October 5, 2010 (the 
day after the close of the original comment period), and the date of 
this notice.

    Authority:  16 U.S.C. 3371 et seq.; 7 CFR 2.22, 2.80, and 

    Done in Washington, DC, this 25th day of October 2010.
Kevin Shea,
Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 2010-27425 Filed 10-28-10; 8:45 am]