[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 72 (Friday, April 13, 2012)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 22185-22186]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-8914]



Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

7 CFR Part 301

[Docket No. APHIS-2011-0074]

Karnal Bunt; Regulated Areas in California

AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.

ACTION: Affirmation of interim rule as final rule.


SUMMARY: We are adopting as a final rule, without change, an interim 
rule that amended the Karnal bunt regulations to make changes to the 
list of areas or fields regulated because of Karnal bunt, a fungal 
disease of wheat. Specifically, we removed areas and fields in 
Riverside County, CA, from the list of regulated areas based on our 
determination that those fields or areas meet our criteria for release 
from regulation. The interim rule was necessary to relieve restrictions 
on certain areas that were no longer necessary.

DATES: Effective on April 13, 2012, we are adopting as a final rule the 
interim rule published at 76 FR 72081-72082 on November 22, 2011.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Ms. Lynn Evans-Goldner, Karnal Bunt 
Program Manager, Forest Pest and Plant Pathogen Programs, EDP, PPQ, 
APHIS, 4700 River Road, Unit 26, Riverdale, MD 20737-1236; (301) 851-



    In an interim rule \1\ effective and published on November 22, 
2011, in the

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Federal Register (76 FR 72081-72082, Docket No. APHIS-2011-0074), we 
amended the Karnal bunt regulations in 7 CFR part 301 by removing areas 
and fields in Riverside County, CA, from the list of regulated areas in 
Sec.  301.89-3(f). That action relieved restrictions that were no 
longer necessary on the interstate movement of regulated articles from 
this area.

    \1\ To view the interim rule and the comment we received, go to 

    Comments on the interim rule were required to be received on or 
before January 23, 2012. We received one comment by that date. The 
comment, from a private citizen, supported the interim rule. 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.


    Accordingly, we are adopting as final, without change, the interim 
rule that amended 7 CFR part 301 and that was published at 76 FR 72081 
on November 22, 2011.

    Done in Washington, DC, this 9th day of April 2012.
Kevin Shea,
Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 2012-8914 Filed 4-12-12; 8:45 am]