[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 103 (Wednesday, May 29, 2013)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 32184]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-12685]



Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

7 CFR Part 319

[Docket No. APHIS-2011-0132]
RIN 0579-AD62

Importation of Fresh Apricots From Continental Spain

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 allow the importation into the United States of fresh apricots 
from continental Spain. This action will allow interested persons 
additional time to prepare and submit comments.

DATES: The comment period for the proposed rule published January 30, 
2013 (78 FR 6227) is reopened. We will consider all comments that we 
receive on or before June 13, 2013.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=APHIS-2011-0132-0001.
     Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to 
Docket No. APHIS-2011-0132, Regulatory Analysis and Development, PPD, 
APHIS, Station 3A-03.8, 4700 River Road Unit 118, Riverdale, MD 20737-
    Supporting documents and any comments we receive on this docket may 
be viewed at http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2011-
0132 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.

Regulatory Policy Specialist, Regulatory Coordination and Compliance, 
PPQ, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 133, Riverdale, MD 20737-1231; (301) 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On January 30, 2013, we published in the 
Federal Register (78 FR 6227-6232, Docket No. APHIS-2011-0132) a 
proposal \1\ to amend the regulations concerning the importation of 
fruits and vegetables to allow the importation of fresh apricots from 
continental Spain into the United States subject to a systems approach 
jointly agreed upon in a bilateral workplan between APHIS and the 
national plant protection organization of Spain.

    \1\ To view the proposed rule, risk documents, and the comments 
we received, go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2011-0132.

    Comments on the proposed rule were required to be received on or 
before April 1, 2013. We are reopening the comment period on Docket No. 
APHIS-2011-0132 for an additional 15 days. This action will allow 
interested persons additional time to prepare and submit comments. We 
will also consider all comments received between April 2, 2013 (the day 
after the close of the original comment period) and the date of this 

    Authority: 7 U.S.C. 450, 7701-7772, and 7781-7786; 21 U.S.C. 136 
and 136a; 7 CFR 2.22, 2.80, and 371.3.

    Done in Washington, DC, this 22nd day of May 2013.
Kevin Shea,
Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 2013-12685 Filed 5-28-13; 8:45 am]