Concurrence With OIE Risk Designations for Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy

CourtAgriculture Department,Animal And Plant Health Inspection Service
Citation86 FR 48660
Record Number2021-18788
Publication Date31 Aug 2021
48660
Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 166 / Tuesday, August 31, 2021 / Notices
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To view the notice, go to www.regulations.gov
and enter APHIS–2019–0053 in the Search field.
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[FR Doc. 2021–18771 Filed 8–30–21; 8:45 am]
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Animal and Plant Health Inspection
Service
[Docket No. APHIS–2019–0053]
Concurrence With OIE Risk
Designations for Bovine Spongiform
Encephalopathy
AGENCY
: Animal and Plant Health
Inspection Service, USDA.
ACTION
: Notice.
SUMMARY
: We are advising the public of
our decision to concur with the World
Organization for Animal Health’s (OIE)
bovine spongiform encephalopathy
(BSE) risk designations for Ecuador and
Serbia. The OIE recognizes Ecuador as
being of controlled risk for BSE and
Serbia as being of negligible risk for
BSE. We are taking this action based on
our review of information supporting
the OIE’s risk designations for these
regions.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
: Dr.
Kari Coulson, Senior Staff Veterinarian,
Strategy and Policy, VS, APHIS, 920
Main Campus Drive, Suite 200, Raleigh,
NC 27606; (919) 480–9876; email:
AskRegionalization@usda.gov.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION
: The
regulations in 9 CFR part 92 subpart B,
‘‘Importation of Animals and Animal
Products; Procedures for Requesting
BSE Risk Status Classification With
Regard To Bovines’’ (referred to below
as the regulations), set forth the process
by which the Animal and Plant Health
Inspection Service (APHIS) classifies
regions for bovine spongiform
encephalopathy (BSE) risk. Section 92.5
of the regulations provides that all
countries of the world are considered by
APHIS to be in one of three BSE risk
categories: Negligible risk, controlled
risk, or undetermined risk. These risk
categories are defined in § 92.1. Any
region that is not classified by APHIS as
presenting either negligible risk or
controlled risk for BSE is considered to
present an undetermined risk. The list
of those regions classified by APHIS as
having either negligible risk or
controlled risk can be accessed on the
APHIS website at https://www.aphis.
usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/animalhealth/
animal-and-animal-product-import-
information/animal-health-status-of-
regions. The list can also be obtained by
writing to APHIS at Regionalization
Evaluation Services, 4700 River Road,
Unit 38, Riverdale, MD 20737.
Under the regulations, APHIS may
classify a region for BSE in one of two
ways. One way is for regions that have
not received a risk classification from
the World Organization for Animal
Health (OIE) to request classification by
APHIS. The other way is for APHIS to
concur with the classification given to a
country or region by the OIE.
If the OIE has classified a region as
either BSE negligible risk or BSE
controlled risk, APHIS will seek
information to support concurrence
with the OIE classification. This
information may be publicly available
information, or APHIS may request that
regions supply the same information
given to the OIE. APHIS will announce
in the Federal Register, subject to
public comment, its intent to concur
with an OIE classification.
In accordance with this process, we
published a notice
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in the Federal
Register on October 25, 2019 (84 FR
57384–57385, Docket No. APHIS 2019–
0053), in which we announced our
intent to concur with the OIE risk
classifications of the following regions:
Regions of negligible risk for BSE:
Serbia.
Regions of controlled risk for BSE:
Ecuador.
We solicited comments on the notice
for 60 days ending on December 24,
2019. We did not receive any comments
by this date.
Therefore, in accordance with the
regulations in § 92.5, we are announcing
our decision to concur with the OIE risk
classifications for Ecuador and Serbia.
Pursuant to the Congressional Review
Act (5 U.S.C. 801 et seq.), the Office of
Information and Regulatory Affairs
designated this action as not a major
rule, as defined by 5 U.S.C. 804(2).
Authority: 7 U.S.C. 1622 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 25th day of
August 2021.
Michael Watson,
Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant
Health Inspection Service.
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Food and Nutrition Service
National School Lunch, Special Milk,
and School Breakfast Programs,
National Average Payments/Maximum
Reimbursement Rates; Correction
AGENCY
: Food and Nutrition Service
(FNS), USDA.
ACTION
: Notice, correction.
SUMMARY
: The Food and Nutrition
Service published a document on July
16, 2021, concerning reimbursement
rates for the National School Lunch,
Special Milk, and School Breakfast
Programs. The document contained an
incorrect table entry.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT
:
Mike Rizzo 703–305–4364.
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