From: TSS ()
Subject: Re: CWD Herd Certification Program and Interstate Movement of Farmed or Captive Deer, Elk, and Moose; Petitions and Request for Coments on DELAY
Date: November 21, 2006 at 11:44 am PST
In Reply to: CWD Herd Certification Program and Interstate Movement of Farmed or Captive Deer, Elk, and Moose; Petitions and Request for Coments on DELAY posted by TSS on November 3, 2006 at 1:37 pm:
[Federal Register: November 21, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 224)]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
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.
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
9 CFR Parts 55 and 81
[Docket No. 00-108-6]
Chronic Wasting Disease Herd Certification Program and Interstate
Movement of Farmed or Captive Deer, Elk, and Moose; Petitions and
Request for Comments
AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.
ACTION: Notice of receipt of petitions and request for comments;
extension of comment period.
SUMMARY: We are extending the comment period for our notice that
announced the receipt of three petitions requesting that we delay
implementation of, and reconsider provisions in, a recent final rule
establishing a herd certification program and interstate movement
restrictions for cervids to control the spread of chronic wasting
disease. 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
January 3, 2007.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Dean E. Goeldner, Senior Staff
Veterinarian, Ruminant Health Programs, VS, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit
43, Riverdale, MD 20737-1231; (301) 734-4916. Copies of the petitions
are available at the Federal eRulemaking Portal, www.regulations.gov
, as described under ADDRESSES below.
ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods:
Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to www.regulations.gov
, select ``Animal and Plant Health Inspection
Service'' from the agency drop-down menu, then click ``Submit'' In the
Docket ID column, select APHIS-2006-0118 to submit or view public
comments and to view supporting and related materials available
electronically. Information on using Regulations.gov, including
instructions for accessing documents, submitting comments, and viewing
the docket after the close of the comment period, is available through
the site's ``User Tips'' link.
Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Please send four copies
of your comment (an original and three copies) to Docket No. 00-108-5,
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. 00-108-5.
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 www.aphis.usda.gov.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On November 3, 2006, we published in the
Federal Register (71 FR 64650-64651, Docket No. 00-108-5) a document in
which we announced the receipt of, and requested comments on, three
petitions from the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, the
National Assembly of State Animal Health Officials, and the United
States Animal Health Association. The petitions requested that APHIS
delay the effective date of a recent final rule and reconsider several
requirements of the rule. The final rule, published in the Federal
Register on July 21, 2006 (71 FR 41682-41707, Docket No. 00-108-3),
establishes a herd certification program and interstate movement
regulations for farmed or captive cervids to help eliminate chronic
wasting disease in the United States. We published a notice in the
Federal Register on September 8, 2006 (71 FR 52983, Docket No. 00-108-
4), delaying the effective date of the final rule until further notice.
Comments on the petitions were required to be received on or before
December 4, 2006. We are extending the comment period on Docket No. 00-
108-5 until January 3, 2007, an additional 30 days from the original
close of the comment period. This action will allow interested persons
additional time to prepare and submit comments.
Authority: 7 U.S.C. 8301-8317; 7 CFR 2.22, 2.80, and 371.4.
Done in Washington, DC, this 15th day of November 2006.
Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. E6-19662 Filed 11-20-06; 8:45 am]
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