Definitions of the European Union and the United Kingdom

CourtAgriculture Department,Animal And Plant Health Inspection Service
Citation86 FR 45621
Publication Date16 Aug 2021
Record Number2021-16900
Federal Register, Volume 86 Issue 155 (Monday, August 16, 2021)
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                DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
                Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
                9 CFR Parts 92, 93, 94, 95, 98 and 130
                [Docket No. APHIS-2021-0003]
                Definitions of the European Union and the United Kingdom
                AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.
                ACTION: Final rule.
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                SUMMARY: We are amending the animal and animal product import
                regulations in order to reflect the exit of the United Kingdom (UK)
                from the European Union (EU). The revised regulations will treat as
                separate entities Great Britain (England, Scotland, and Wales) (GB) and
                Northern Ireland in various lists and definitions. We are also
                announcing that, for an interim period, during which the UK will
                transition to and implement their new animal health laws and policies,
                the current Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service import
                conditions for animals and animal products from the UK will continue to
                apply to imports from GB. In addition, we are announcing that because
                of Northern Ireland's stated intent to continue to follow EU animal
                health regulations and policies, we intend to consider the animal
                health statuses of Northern Ireland to be the same animal health
                statuses of equivalent EU Member States, wherever appropriate. We are
                also updating our definition of the EU, where necessary, to include
                Croatia. Lastly, we are further amending the regulations to update the
                names of staff offices and websites, and we are making other minor
                changes.
                DATES: Effective August 16, 2021.
                FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Javier Vargas, Senior Staff
                Officer, Regionalization Evaluation Services, Strategy and Policy,
                Veterinary Services, APHIS, 4700 River Road, Unit 38, Riverdale, MD
                20737-1231; (301) 851-3316; [email protected].
                SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
                Background
                 The regulations in 9 CFR parts 92, 93, 94, and 95 prescribe
                conditions for importing live animals and animal products into the
                United States. These regulations include regionalization and
                compartmentalization requirements (part 92); general requirements for
                animals and animal products (part 93); import restrictions and
                prohibitions pertaining to certain animal diseases, such as foot-and-
                mouth disease (part 94); and requirements for importation of certain
                animal byproducts (part 95).
                 Among other things, the regulations include provisions for the
                importation of animals and animal products from the European Union
                (EU). Heretofore, the EU has included the United Kingdom (UK). However,
                under the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020, widely
                referred to as Brexit, the UK ratified withdrawing from the EU and, on
                February 1, 2020, the UK formally left the EU. As a result, it has
                become necessary to update our regulations to reflect this change.
                 In this final rule, we are revising the regulations in parts 92,
                93, 94, and 95 to indicate that the UK is no longer a Member State of
                the EU. With the UK's exit from the EU, Great Britain (GB), which
                consists of England, Scotland, and Wales, and Northern Ireland will
                operate under two different animal health regulation and policy
                structures. For an interim period, during which the UK will transition
                to and implement their new animal health laws and policies, the current
                APHIS import conditions for animals and animal products from the UK
                will continue to apply to imports from GB. APHIS will publish a follow-
                up Federal Register document when the interim period ends. Northern
                Ireland will continue to follow the EU animal health law structure and
                will revise its laws to remain harmonized with the EU. Because Northern
                Ireland has stated that it intends to continue to follow EU animal
                health regulations and policies, we will continue to allow Northern
                Ireland to maintain APHIS-recognized animal health statuses afforded to
                EU Member States, where appropriate.
                 In Sec. 92.1, we are revising the list of Member States under the
                definition of European Union by removing the entry for the UK. We are
                also updating the definition by adding Croatia to the list because
                Croatia is now a Member State. Finally, we are adding a footnote to the
                definition stating that, as noted above, for animal health purposes,
                Northern Ireland will be following EU guidelines and will be treated
                the same as the Member States of the EU.
                 In Sec. 93.301, we are revising the provisions for the importation
                of thoroughbred horses by removing the references to the UK and
                replacing them with entries for, respectively, ``Great Britain
                (England, Scotland, and Wales)'' and ``Northern Ireland.'' This
                language is consistent with that we are using elsewhere in this rule.
                In footnote 6, we are also updating the name of the French certifying
                organization.
                 In Sec. 94.0, we are replacing the definition of APHIS-defined EU
                Poultry Trade Region with a definition of APHIS-defined European
                Poultry Trade Region. The existing definition of APHIS-defined EU
                Poultry Trade Region lists EU countries in that region and includes the
                UK. Reflecting the exit of the UK from the EU, the new definition of
                APHIS-defined European Poultry Trade Region reads as follows: ``A
                single region consisting of Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, the Czech
                Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain
                (England, Scotland, and Wales), Greece, Hungary, Ireland (Republic of),
                Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Northern
                Ireland, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, and
                Sweden.''
                 In Sec. 94.24, which contains restrictions on meat and edible
                products of ovines and caprines due to bovine spongiform
                encephalopathy, paragraph (a) contains a list of regions from which
                such imports are prohibited or restricted. That list includes the UK.
                We are revising that paragraph to eliminate that reference. In its
                place, we would refer instead to Great Britain (England, Scotland, and
                Wales) and, separately, Northern Ireland.
                 Section 94.28 contains restrictions on the importation of poultry
                and poultry products from the APHIS-defined EU Poultry Trade Region. We
                are revising the section heading and all the text throughout the
                section by replacing all references to the APHIS-defined EU Poultry
                Trade Region with references to
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                the APHIS-defined European Poultry Trade Region. We are also replacing
                the words ``Member State'' each time they appear with ``country.''
                These changes accord with our substitution of the latter term for the
                former in the definitions in Sec. 94.0 and reflect the change in
                status of the UK in regard to the EU.
                 Section 95.4 provides for the restriction of imports of various
                animal products due to bovine spongiform encephalopathy. Paragraph (a)
                contains a list of restricted regions that includes the UK. Consistent
                with the other changes to the regulations, we are revising that
                paragraph to eliminate the reference to the UK and to refer instead to
                Great Britain (England, Scotland, and Wales) and, separately, Northern
                Ireland.
                Miscellaneous
                 In addition to the Brexit-related changes described above to parts
                92, 93, 94, and 95, we are updating outdated web links and mailing
                addresses for the public to use when requesting information on the
                animal disease statuses of foreign regions. The updates would apply to
                those three parts, as well as to 9 CFR parts 98 and 130, which contain,
                respectively, importation requirements for certain animal embryos and
                semen and regulations pertaining to Veterinary Services user fees. We
                are also making a couple of minor editorial changes to Sec. 93.301 to
                clarify the instructions regarding accessing certain information on our
                website.
                Effective Date
                 This rule relates to internal agency management and makes various
                nonsubstantive changes to the regulations in 9 CFR to reflect the
                current composition of the European Union and ensure addresses and
                weblinks are up to date. Because the changes contained in this rule are
                nonsubstantive in nature, notice and other public procedure on this
                rule are unnecessary and contrary to the public interest. Therefore,
                pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 553, notice of proposed rulemaking and opportunity
                to comment are not required, and this rule may be made effective less
                than 30 days after publication in the Federal Register. Further, since
                this rule relates to internal agency management, it is exempt from the
                provisions of Executive Orders 12866 and 12988. Finally, this action is
                not a rule as defined by the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 501)
                and, thus, is exempt from the provisions of that Act.
                Executive Order 12372
                 This program/activity is listed in the Catalog of Federal Domestic
                Assistance under No. 10.025 and is subject to Executive Order 12372,
                which requires intergovernmental consultation with State and local
                officials. (See 2 CFR chapter IV.)
                Executive Order 12988
                 This rule has been reviewed under Executive Order 12988, Civil
                Justice Reform. This rule: (1) Preempts all State and local laws and
                regulations that are inconsistent with this rule; (2) has no
                retroactive effect; and (3) does not require administrative proceedings
                before parties may file suit in court challenging this rule.
                Congressional Review Act
                 Pursuant to the Congressional Review Act (5 U.S.C. 801 et seq.),
                the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs designated this rule
                as not a major rule, as defined by 5 U.S.C. 804(2).
                Paperwork Reduction Act
                 This rule contains no reporting or recordkeeping requirements under
                the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.).
                List of Subjects
                9 CFR Part 92
                 Animal diseases, Imports, Livestock, Quarantine.
                9 CFR Part 93
                 Animal diseases, Imports, Livestock, Poultry and poultry products,
                Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.
                9 CFR Part 94
                 Animal diseases, Imports, Livestock, Meat and meat products, Milk,
                Poultry and poultry products, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.
                9 CFR Part 95
                 Animal feeds, Hay, Imports, Livestock, Reporting and recordkeeping
                requirements, Straw, Transportation.
                9 CFR Part 98
                 Animal diseases, Imports.
                9 CFR Part 130
                 Animal diseases, Exports, Imports, Poultry and poultry products,
                Quarantine.
                 Accordingly, 9 CFR parts 92, 93, 94, 95, 98, and 130 are amended as
                follows:
                PART 92--IMPORTATION OF ANIMALS AND ANIMAL PRODUCTS: PROCEDURES FOR
                REQUESTING RECOGNITION OF REGIONS AND COMPARTMENTS
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                1. The authority citation for part 92 continues to read as follows:
                 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.
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                2. Section 92.1 is amended by redesignating footnotes 1 and 2 as
                footnotes 2 and 3, respectively, and revising the definition of
                ``European Union'' to read as follows:
                Sec. 92.1 Definitions.
                * * * * *
                 European Union. The organization of Member States consisting of
                Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic,
                Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland
                (Republic of), Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the
                Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, and
                Sweden.\1\
                * * * * *
                 \1\ For animal health purposes, APHIS considers that Northern
                Ireland is following European Union regulations and policies and is
                treating it the same as Member States of the European Union.
                * * * * *
                PART 93--IMPORTATION OF CERTAIN ANIMALS, BIRDS, FISH, AND POULTRY,
                AND CERTAIN ANIMAL, BIRD, AND POULTRY PRODUCTS; REQUIREMENTS FOR
                MEANS OF CONVEYANCE AND SHIPPING CONTAINERS
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                3. The authority citation for part 93 continues to read as follows:
                 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.
                Sec. 93.101 [Amended]
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                4. Section 93.101 is amended as follows:
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                a. In footnote 2, by removing the words ``National Center for Import-
                Export'' and adding the words ``Strategy and Policy'' in their place;
                and
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                b. In footnotes 3 and 4, by removing the words ``Operational
                Support,''.
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                5. Section 93.103 is amended as follows:
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                a. By revising footnote 8; and
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                b. In footnote 9, by removing the words ``National Center for Import-
                Export'' and adding the words ``Strategy and Policy'' in their place.
                 The revision reads as follows:
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                Sec. 93.103 Import permits for birds; and reservation fees for space
                at quarantine facilities maintained by APHIS.
                * * * * *
                 \8\ VS import permit application forms are available from local
                offices of Veterinary Services, which are listed in telephone
                directories, from Strategy and Policy, Veterinary Services, Animal
                and Plant Health Inspection Service, 4700 River Road, Riverdale, MD
                20737-1231, or by visiting https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/resources/sa_epermits/eauth-epermits. For other permit requirements
                for birds, the regulations issued by the U.S. Department of the
                Interior (50 CFR parts 14 and 17) should be consulted.
                * * * * *
                Sec. 93.106 [Amended]
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                6. In Sec. 93.106, footnote 11 is amended by removing the words
                ``National Center for Import-Export'' and adding the words ``Strategy
                and Policy'' in their place.
                Sec. 93.201 [Amended]
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                7. In Sec. 93.201, footnote 3 is amended by removing the words
                ``National Center for Import-Export'' and adding the words ``Strategy
                and Policy'' in their place.
                Sec. 93.204 [Amended]
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                8. In Sec. 93.204, footnote 5 is amended by removing the words
                ``National Center for Import-Export'' and adding the words ``Strategy
                and Policy'' in their place.
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                9. Section 93.301 is amended as follows:
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                a. In footnote 4, by removing the words ``National Center for Import-
                Export'' and adding the words ``Strategy and Policy,'' in their place;
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                b. By revising paragraphs (c)(1)(i) and (c)(2)(v), the paragraph (d)
                subject heading, paragraph (d)(1) introductory text, and footnote 6 in
                paragraph (d)(1)(ii)(B) introductory text;
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                c. In footnotes 7, 8, and 9, by removing the words ``the National
                Center for Import and Export, Import/Export Animals'' and adding the
                words ``Strategy and Policy'' in their place; and
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                d. By revising paragraphs (h)(6) and (7) and (j) introductory text.
                 The revisions read as follows:
                Sec. 93.301 General prohibitions; exceptions.
                * * * * *
                 (c) * * *
                 (1) * * *
                 (i) A list of regions that APHIS considers to be affected with CEM
                is maintained on the APHIS website at https://www.aphis.usda.gov/animalhealth/disease-status-of-regions. Copies of the list can be
                available via postal mail or email upon request to Regionalization
                Evaluation Services, Strategy and Policy, Veterinary Services, Animal
                and Plant Health Inspection Service, 4700 River Road, Unit 38,
                Riverdale, Maryland 20737; [email protected].
                * * * * *
                 (2) * * *
                 (v) Spanish Pure Breed horses imported for permanent entry from
                Spain or thoroughbred horses imported for permanent entry from France,
                Germany, Great Britain (England, Scotland, and Wales), the Ireland
                (Republic of), or Northern Ireland if the horses meet the requirements
                of paragraph (d) of this section;
                * * * * *
                 (d) Spanish Pure Breed horses from Spain and thoroughbred horses
                from France, Germany, Great Britain (England, Scotland, and Wales),
                Ireland (Republic of), and Northern Ireland. (1) Spanish Pure Breed
                horses from Spain and thoroughbred horses from France, Germany, Great
                Britain (England, Scotland, and Wales), Ireland (Republic of), and
                Northern Ireland may be imported for permanent entry if the horses meet
                the following requirements:
                * * * * *
                 (h) * * *
                 (6) Individual State requirements for receiving stallions over 731
                days of age imported under paragraph (e) of this section can be
                accessed through the APHIS website at https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/animalhealth/animal-disease-information/equine/cem/contagious-equine-metritis. The information can also be obtained via postal mail
                or email upon request to Strategy and Policy, Veterinary Services,
                Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 4700 River Road, Riverdale,
                Maryland 20737; [email protected].
                 (7) Individual State requirements for receiving mares over 731 days
                of age imported under paragraph (e) of this section can be accessed
                through the APHIS website at https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/animalhealth/animal-disease-information/equine/cem/contagious-equine-metritis. The information can also be obtained via postal mail or email
                upon request to Strategy and Policy, Veterinary Services, Animal and
                Plant Health Inspection Service, 4700 River Road, Riverdale, Maryland
                20737; [email protected].
                * * * * *
                 (j) Examination and treatment for screwworm. Horses from regions
                where APHIS considers screwworm to exist may be imported into the
                United States only if they meet the requirements in paragraphs (j)(1)
                through (7) of this section and all other applicable requirements of
                this part. APHIS maintains a list of regions where screwworm is
                considered to exist on the APHIS website at https://www.aphis.usda.gov/animalhealth/disease-status-of-regions. Copies of the list are also
                available via postal mail or email upon request to Regionalization
                Evaluation Services, Strategy and Policy, Veterinary Services, Animal
                and Plant Health Inspection Service, 4700 River Road, Unit 38,
                Riverdale, Maryland 20737; [email protected]. APHIS will add
                a region to the list upon determining that screwworm exists in the
                region based on reports APHIS receives of detections of the pest from
                veterinary officials of the exporting country, from the World
                Organization for Animal Health (OIE), or from other sources the
                Administrator determines to be reliable. APHIS will remove a region
                from the list after conducting an evaluation of the region in
                accordance with Sec. 92.2 of this subchapter and finding that
                screwworm is not present in the region. In the case of a region
                formerly not on this list that is added due to a detection, the region
                may be removed from the list in accordance with the procedures for
                reestablishment of a region's disease-free status in Sec. 92.4 of this
                subchapter.
                * * * * *
                 \6\ The following breed associations and their record systems
                have been approved by the Department: Asociacion Nacional de
                Criadores de Caballos de Pura Raza Espa[ntilde]ola for Spain;
                Weatherby's Ltd. for Great Britain (England, Scotland, and Wales),
                Ireland (Republic of), and Northern Ireland; France Galop for
                France; and Direktorium f[uuml]r Vollblutzucht und Rennen e.V. for
                Germany.
                * * * * *
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                10. Section 93.308 is amended as follows:
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                a. By revising paragraphs (a)(1)(i) and (a)(2)(i);
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                b. In footnote 11 in paragraph (a)(3), by removing the words ``National
                Center for Import-Export'' and adding the words ``Strategy and
                Policy,'' in their place; and
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                c. In paragraphs (b)(1) and (c)(1) and footnotes 12 and 13, by removing
                the words ``National Center for Import and Export'' and adding the
                words ``Strategy and Policy,'' in their place.
                 The revisions read as follows:
                Sec. 93.308 Quarantine requirements.
                 (a) * * *
                 (1) * * *
                 (i) Horses imported from regions of the Western Hemisphere that
                APHIS considers to be free of Venezuelan
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                equine encephalomyelitis are exempt from the requirements of paragraph
                (a)(1) of this section. A list of regions that APHIS has declared free
                of Venezuelan equine encephalomyelitis is maintained on the APHIS
                website at https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/animalhealth/animal-and-animal-product-import-information/animal-health-status-of-regions. Copies of the list can be obtained via postal mail or email
                upon request to Regionalization Evaluation Services, Strategy and
                Policy, Veterinary Services, Animal and Plant Health Inspection
                Service, 4700 River Road, Unit 38, Riverdale, Maryland 20737;
                [email protected].
                * * * * *
                 (2) * * *
                 (i) A list of regions that APHIS considers affected with African
                horse sickness is maintained on the APHIS website at https://www.aphis.usda.gov/animalhealth/disease-status-of-regions. Copies of
                the list can be obtained via postal mail or email upon request to
                Regionalization Evaluation Services, Strategy and Policy, Veterinary
                Services, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 4700 River Road,
                Unit 38, Riverdale, Maryland 20737; [email protected].
                * * * * *
                Sec. 93.324 [Amended]
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                11. In Sec. 93.324, footnote 19 is amended by removing the words
                ``National Center for Import-Export'' and adding the words ``Strategy
                and Policy'' in their place.
                Sec. 93.400 [Amended]
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                12. Section 93.400 is amended as follows:
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                a. In the definition of ``Fever tick, Rhipicephalus annulatus,
                Rhipicephalus microplus'', by removing ``http://www.aphis.usda.gov/wps/portal/aphis/ourfocus/importexport'' and adding ``https://www.aphis.usda.gov/animalhealth/disease-status-of-regions'' in its
                place; and
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                b. In footnote 1, by removing the words ``National Center for Import
                and Export'' and adding the words ``Strategy and Policy'' in their
                place.
                Sec. 93.401 [Amended]
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                13. In Sec. 93.401, footnote 4 is amended by removing the words
                ``National Center for Import-Export'' and adding the words ``Strategy
                and Policy'' in their place.
                Sec. 93.404 [Amended]
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                14. In Sec. 93.404, footnote 6 is amended by removing the words
                ``National Center for Import-Export'' and adding the words ``Strategy
                and Policy'' in their place.
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                15. In Sec. 93.405, paragraph (a)(3) introductory text is revised to
                read as follows:
                Sec. 93.405 Health certificate for ruminants.
                 (a) * * *
                 (3) If the ruminants are from any region where screwworm is
                considered to exist, the ruminants may be imported into the United
                States only if they meet the requirements of paragraphs (a)(3)(i)
                through (iv) of this section and all other applicable requirements of
                this part. APHIS maintains a list of regions where screwworm is
                considered to exist on the APHIS website at https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/animalhealth/animal-and-animal-product-import-information/animal-health-status-of-regions. Copies of the list can be
                obtained via postal mail or email upon request to Regionalization
                Evaluation Services, Strategy and Policy, Veterinary Services, Animal
                and Plant Health Inspection Service, 4700 River Road, Unit 38,
                Riverdale, Maryland 20737; [email protected]. APHIS will add
                a region to the list upon determining that screwworm exists in the
                region based on reports APHIS receives of detections of the pest from
                veterinary officials of the exporting country, from the World
                Organization for Animal Health (OIE), or from other sources the
                Administrator determines to be reliable. APHIS will remove a region
                from the list after conducting an evaluation of the region in
                accordance with Sec. 92.2 of this subchapter and finding that
                screwworm is not present in the region. In the case of a region
                formerly not on this list that is added due to a detection, the region
                may be removed from the list in accordance with the procedures for
                reestablishment of a region's disease-free status in Sec. 92.4 of this
                subchapter.
                * * * * *
                Sec. 93.412 [Amended]
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                16. In Sec. 93.412, paragraph (d)(1)(i) introductory text and footnote
                7 are amended by removing the words ``National Center for Import and
                Export'' and adding the words ``Strategy and Policy'' in their place.
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                17. In Sec. 93.427, paragraph (b)(1) introductory text is revised to
                read as follows:
                Sec. 93.427 Cattle and other bovines from Mexico.
                * * * * *
                 (b)(1) Cattle from regions of Mexico that APHIS has determined to
                be free from fever ticks. APHIS has evaluated certain regions of Mexico
                in accordance with Sec. 92.2 of this chapter, and determined that they
                are free from fever ticks; a list of all such regions is found on the
                internet at https://www.aphis.usda.gov/animalhealth/disease-status-of-regions. Copies of the list can be obtained via postal mail or email
                upon request to Regionalization Evaluation Services, Strategy and
                Policy, Veterinary Services, Animal and Plant Health Inspection
                Service, 4700 River Road, Unit 38, Riverdale, Maryland 20737;
                [email protected]. Regions may be removed from the list based
                on a determination by APHIS that fever ticks exist in the region, on
                the discovery of tick-infested cattle from the region at a port of
                entry into the United States, or on information provided by a
                representative of the government of that region that fever ticks exist
                in the region. Cattle from regions of Mexico that APHIS has determined
                to be free from fever ticks may be imported into the United States
                subject to the following conditions:
                * * * * *
                Sec. 93.501 [Amended]
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                18. In Sec. 93.501, footnote 4 is amended by removing the words
                ``National Center for Import-Export'' and adding the words ``Strategy
                and Policy'' in their place.
                Sec. 93.504 [Amended]
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                19. In Sec. 93.504, footnote 6 is amended by removing the words
                ``National Center for Import-Export'' and adding the words ``Strategy
                and Policy'' in their place.
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                20. In Sec. 93.505, paragraph (b) introductory text is revised to read
                as follows:
                Sec. 93.505 Certificate for swine.
                * * * * *
                 (b) Swine from any region where screwworm is considered to exist
                may only be imported into the United States if they meet the
                requirements of paragraphs (b)(1) through (4) of this section and all
                other applicable requirements of this part. APHIS maintains a list of
                regions where screwworm is considered to exist on the APHIS website at
                 https://www.aphis.usda.gov/animalhealth/disease-status-of-regions.
                Copies of the list can be obtained via postal mail or email upon
                request to Regionalization Evaluation Services, Strategy and Policy,
                Veterinary Services, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 4700
                River Road, Unit 38, Riverdale, Maryland 20737;
                [email protected]. APHIS
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                will add a region to the list upon determining that screwworm exists in
                the region based on reports APHIS receives of detections of the pest
                from veterinary officials of the exporting country, from the World
                Organization for Animal Health (OIE), or from other sources the
                Administrator determines to be reliable. APHIS will remove a region
                from the list after conducting an evaluation of the region in
                accordance with Sec. 92.2 of this subchapter and finding that
                screwworm is not present in the region. In the case of a region
                formerly not on this list that is added due to a detection, the region
                may be removed from the list in accordance with the procedures for
                reestablishment of a region's disease-free status in Sec. 92.4 of this
                subchapter.
                * * * * *
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                21. In Sec. 93.600, paragraph (a) introductory text is revised to read
                as follows:
                Sec. 93.600 Importation of dogs.
                 (a) All dogs. Dogs from any region of the world where screwworm is
                considered to exist may only be imported into the United States if they
                meet the requirements of paragraphs (a)(1) and (2) of this section and
                all other applicable requirements of this part. APHIS maintains a list
                of regions where screwworm is considered to exist on the APHIS website
                at https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/animalhealth/animal-and-animal-product-import-information/animal-health-status-of-regions.
                Copies of the list can be obtained via postal mail or email upon
                request to Regionalization Evaluation Services, Strategy and Policy,
                Veterinary Services, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 4700
                River Road, Unit 38, Riverdale, Maryland 20737;
                [email protected]. APHIS will add a region to the list upon
                determining that screwworm exists in the region based on reports APHIS
                receives of detections of the pest from veterinary officials of the
                exporting country, from the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE),
                or from other sources the Administrator determines to be reliable.
                APHIS will remove a region from the list after conducting an evaluation
                of the region in accordance with Sec. 92.2 of this subchapter and
                finding that screwworm is not present in the region. In the case of a
                region formerly not on this list that is added due to a detection, the
                region may be removed from the list in accordance with the procedures
                for reestablishment of a region's disease-free status in Sec. 92.4 of
                this subchapter.
                * * * * *
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                22. In Sec. 93.704, paragraph (b) is revised to read as follows:
                Sec. 93.704 Import permit.
                * * * * *
                 (b) Import permit required. Any person who desires to import a
                hedgehog or tenrec must submit an application (VS Form 17-129) for an
                import permit. Applications are available from, Strategy and Policy,
                Veterinary Services, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 4700
                River Road, Riverdale, Maryland 20737; or by visiting https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/resources/sa_epermits/eauth-epermits. A
                separate application must be prepared for each shipment.
                * * * * *
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                23. In Sec. 93.802, paragraph (b) is revised to read as follows:
                Sec. 93.802 Import permit.
                * * * * *
                 (b) An application for an import permit may be obtained from
                Strategy and Policy, Veterinary Services, Animal and Plant Health
                Inspection Service, 4700 River Road, Riverdale, Maryland 20737; or by
                visiting https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/resources/sa_epermits/eauth-epermits. A separate application must be prepared for each shipment.
                * * * * *
                Sec. 93.803 [Amended]
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                24. In Sec. 93.803, paragraph (a)(4) is amended by removing the words
                ``National Center for Import-Export'' and adding the words ``Strategy
                and Policy'' in their place.
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                25. In Sec. 93.804, the introductory text is revised to read as
                follows:
                Sec. 93.804 Declaration upon arrival.
                 Upon arrival of an elephant, hippopotamus, rhinoceros, or tapir at
                a port of entry, the importer or the importer's agent shall notify
                APHIS of the arrival by giving an inspector a completed VS Form 17-29,
                ``Declaration of Importation for Animals, Animal Semen, Birds, Poultry,
                and Eggs for Hatching.'' (This form is available from Strategy and
                Policy, Veterinary Services, Animal and Plant Health Inspection
                Service, 4700 River Road, Riverdale, Maryland 20737 or by visiting
                https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/resources/forms/ct_vs_forms.) Forms
                may be provided to the inspector using a U.S. Government electronic
                information exchange system or other authorized method. The completed
                form must state:
                * * * * *
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                26. In Sec. 93.903, paragraph (b) is revised to read as follows:
                Sec. 93.903 Import permits for live fish, fertilized eggs, and
                gametes.
                * * * * *
                 (b) An application for an import permit must be submitted for each
                shipment of live fish, fertilized eggs, or gametes of SVC-susceptible
                species to Strategy and Policy, Veterinary Services, Animal and Plant
                Health Inspection Service, 4700 River Road, Riverdale, MD 20737-1231.
                Application forms for import permits may be obtained from this address.
                * * * * *
                PART 94--FOOT-AND-MOUTH DISEASE, NEWCASTLE DISEASE, HIGHLY
                PATHOGENIC AVIAN INFLUENZA, AFRICAN SWINE FEVER, CLASSICAL SWINE
                FEVER, SWINE VESICULAR DISEASE, AND BOVINE SPONGIFORM
                ENCEPHALOPATHY: PROHIBITED AND RESTRICTED IMPORTATIONS
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                27. The authority citation for part 94 continues to read as follows:
                 Authority: 7 U.S.C. 1633, 7701-7772, 7781-7786, and 8301-8317;
                21 U.S.C. 136 and 136a; 31 U.S.C. 9701; 7 CFR 2.22, 2.80, and 371.4.
                0
                28. Section 94.0 is amended as follows:
                0
                a. By removing the definition of ``APHIS-defined EU Poultry Trade
                Region'';
                0
                b. By revising the definition of ``APHIS-defined European CSF region'';
                and
                0
                c. By adding in alphabetical order a definition for ``APHIS-defined
                European Poultry Trade Region''.
                 The revision and addition read as follows:
                Sec. 94.0 Definitions.
                * * * * *
                 APHIS-defined European CSF region. A single region of Europe
                recognized by APHIS as low risk for classical swine fever.
                 (1) A list of areas included in the region is maintained on the
                APHIS website at https://www.aphis.usda.gov/animalhealth/disease-status-of-regions. Copies of the list are also available via postal
                mail or email upon request to Regionalization Evaluation Services,
                Strategy and Policy, Veterinary Services, Animal and Plant Health
                Inspection Service, 4700 River Road, Unit 38, Riverdale, Maryland
                20737; [email protected].
                 (2) APHIS will add an area to the region after it conducts an
                evaluation of the area to be added in accordance with Sec. 92.2 of
                this subchapter and finds that the risk profile for the area is
                equivalent with respect to classical swine fever to
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                the risk profile for the region it is joining.
                 APHIS-defined European Poultry Trade Region. A single region
                consisting of Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark,
                Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain (England, Scotland,
                and Wales), Greece, Hungary, Ireland (Republic of), Italy, Latvia,
                Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Northern Ireland,
                Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, and Sweden.
                * * * * *
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                29. In Sec. 94.1, paragraph (a)(1) is revised to read as follows:
                Sec. 94.1 Regions where foot-and-mouth disease exists; importations
                prohibited.
                 (a) * * *
                 (1) A list of regions that APHIS has declared free of foot-and-
                mouth disease is maintained on the APHIS website at https://www.aphis.usda.gov/animalhealth/disease-status-of-regions. Copies of
                the list can be obtained via postal mail upon request to
                Regionalization Evaluation Services, Strategy and Policy, Veterinary
                Services, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 4700 River Road,
                Unit 38, Riverdale, Maryland 20737; [email protected].
                * * * * *
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                30. In Sec. 94.6, paragraphs (a)(1)(i) and (a)(2)(i), footnote 5 in
                paragraph (b)(2), and paragraph (d) are revised to read as follows:
                Sec. 94.6 Carcasses, meat, parts or products of carcasses, and eggs
                (other than hatching eggs) of poultry, game birds, or other birds;
                importations from regions where Newcastle disease or highly pathogenic
                avian influenza is considered to exist.
                 (a) * * *
                 (1) * * *
                 (i) A list of free regions is maintained on the APHIS website at
                https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/animalhealth/animal-and-animal-product-import-information/animal-health-status-of-regions.
                Copies of the list are also available via postal mail upon request to
                Regionalization Evaluation Services, Strategy and Policy, Veterinary
                Services, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 4700 River Road,
                Unit 38, Riverdale, Maryland 20737; [email protected].
                * * * * *
                 (2) * * *
                 (i) A list of affected regions is maintained on the APHIS website
                at https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/animalhealth/animal-and-animal-product-import-information/animal-health-status-of-regions.
                Copies of the list can be obtained via postal mail upon request to
                Regionalization Evaluation Services, Strategy and Policy, Veterinary
                Services, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 4700 River Road,
                Unit 38, Riverdale, Maryland 20737; [email protected].
                * * * * *
                 (d) To apply for a permit, contact Strategy and Policy, Veterinary
                Services, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 4700 River Road,
                Riverdale, Maryland 20737, or visit https://efile.aphis.usda.gov/s/vs-permitting-assistant.
                * * * * *
                 \5\ The names and addresses of approved establishments may be
                obtained from, and requests for approval may be made to,
                Regionalization Evaluation Services, Strategy and Policy, Veterinary
                Services, APHIS, 4700 River Road, Unit 38, Riverdale, Maryland
                20737-1231.
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                31. In Sec. 94.8, paragraph (a)(2) is revised to read as follows:
                Sec. 94.8 Pork and pork products from regions where African swine
                fever exists or is reasonably believed to exist.
                 (a) * * *
                 (2) A list of regions where African swine fever exists or the
                Administrator has reason to believe that African swine fever exists is
                maintained on the APHIS website at https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/animalhealth/animal-and-animal-product-import-information/animal-health-status-of-regions. Copies of the list are also available
                via postal mail upon request to Regionalization Evaluation Services,
                Strategy and Policy, Veterinary Services, Animal and Plant Health
                Inspection Service, 4700 River Road, Unit 38, Riverdale, Maryland
                20737; [email protected].
                * * * * *
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                32. In Sec. 94.9, paragraph (a)(1) is revised to read as follows:
                Sec. 94.9 Pork and pork products from regions where classical swine
                fever exists.
                 (a) * * *
                 (1) A list of regions that APHIS has declared free of classical
                swine fever is maintained on the APHIS website at https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/animalhealth/animal-and-animal-product-import-information/animal-health-status-of-regions. Copies of
                the list are also available via postal mail upon request to
                Regionalization Evaluation Services, Strategy and Policy, Veterinary
                Services, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 4700 River Road,
                Unit 38, Riverdale, Maryland 20737; [email protected].
                * * * * *
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                33. In Sec. 94.10, paragraph (a)(1) is revised to read as follows:
                Sec. 94.10 Swine from regions where classical swine fever exists.
                 (a) * * *
                 (1) A list of regions that APHIS has declared free of classical
                swine fever is maintained on the APHIS website at https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/animalhealth/animal-and-animal-product-import-information/animal-health-status-of-regions. Copies of
                the list are also available via postal mail upon request to
                Regionalization Evaluation Services, Strategy and Policy, Veterinary
                Services, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 4700 River Road,
                Unit 38, Riverdale, Maryland 20737; [email protected].
                * * * * *
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                34. In Sec. 94.11, paragraph (a)(2) is revised to read as follows:
                Sec. 94.11 Restrictions on importation of meat and other animal
                products from specified regions.
                 (a) * * *
                 (2) A list of regions whose products are regulated under this
                section is maintained on the APHIS website at https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/animalhealth/animal-and-animal-product-import-information/animal-health-status-of-regions. Copies of
                the list are also available via postal mail upon request to
                Regionalization Evaluation Services, Strategy and Policy, Veterinary
                Services, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 4700 River Road,
                Unit 38, Riverdale, Maryland 20737; [email protected].
                * * * * *
                0
                35. Section 94.12 is amended as follows:
                0
                a. By revising paragraph (a)(1); and
                0
                b. In footnote 12, by removing the words ``National Center for Import-
                Export'' and adding the words ``Strategy and Policy'' in their place.
                 The revision reads as follows:
                Sec. 94.12 Pork and pork products from regions where swine vesicular
                disease exists.
                 (a) * * *
                 (1) A list of regions that APHIS has declared free of swine
                vesicular disease is maintained on the APHIS website at https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/animalhealth/animal-and-animal-product-import-information/animal-health-status-of-regions. Copies of
                the list are also available via postal
                [[Page 45627]]
                mail upon request to Regionalization Evaluation Services, Strategy and
                Policy, Veterinary Services, Animal and Plant Health Inspection
                Service, 4700 River Road, Unit 38, Riverdale, Maryland 20737;
                [email protected].
                * * * * *
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                36. In Sec. 94.13, paragraph (a)(2) is revised to read as follows:
                Sec. 94.13 Restrictions on importation of pork or pork products from
                specified regions.
                 (a) * * *
                 (2) A list of regions whose products are regulated under this
                section is maintained on the APHIS website at https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/animalhealth/animal-and-animal-product-import-information/animal-health-status-of-regions. Copies of
                the list are also available via postal mail upon request to
                Regionalization Evaluation Services, Strategy and Policy, Veterinary
                Services, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 4700 River Road,
                Unit 38, Riverdale, Maryland 20737; [email protected].
                * * * * *
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                37. In Sec. 94.15, paragraphs (b)(1) and (c)(1) are revised to read as
                follows:
                Sec. 94.15 Animal products and materials; movement and handling.
                * * * * *
                 (b) * * *
                 (1) The person desiring to move the pork and pork products through
                the United States obtains a United States Veterinary Permit for
                Importation and Transportation of Controlled Materials and Organisms
                and Vectors (VS Form 16-6). (An application for the permit may be
                obtained from Strategy and Policy, Veterinary Services, Animal and
                Plant Health Inspection Service, 4700 River Road, Riverdale, Maryland
                20737; or by visiting https://efile.aphis.usda.gov/s/vs-permitting-assistant.)
                * * * * *
                 (c) * * *
                 (1) The person desiring to move the poultry carcasses, parts, or
                products through the United States obtains a United States Veterinary
                Permit for Importation and Transportation of Controlled Materials and
                Organisms and Vectors (VS Form 16-6). An application for the permit may
                be obtained from Strategy and Policy, Veterinary Services, Animal and
                Plant Health Inspection Service, 4700 River Road, Riverdale, Maryland
                20737; or by visiting https://efile.aphis.usda.gov/s/vs-permitting-assistant.
                * * * * *
                Sec. 94.16 [Amended]
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                38. In Sec. 94.16, footnote 14 is amended by removing the words
                ``National Center for Import-Export'' and adding the words ``Strategy
                and Policy'' in their place.
                0
                39. In Sec. 94.23, paragraph (f) is revised to read as follows:
                Sec. 94.23 Importation of gelatin derived from bovines.
                * * * * *
                 (f) The Administrator determines that the gelatin will not come
                into contact with ruminants in the United States and can be imported
                under conditions that will prevent the introduction of BSE into the
                United States, and the person importing the gelatin has obtained a
                United States Veterinary Permit for Importation and Transportation of
                Controlled Materials and Organisms and Vectors. To apply for a permit,
                file a permit application on VS Form 16-3 (available from Strategy and
                Policy, Veterinary Services, APHIS, 4700 River Road, Unit 38,
                Riverdale, MD 20737-1231, or electronically at https://efile.aphis.usda.gov/s/vs-permitting-assistant). The application for
                such a permit must state the intended use of the gelatin and name and
                address of the consignee in the United States.
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                40. In Sec. 94.24, paragraphs (a) and (b)(2) are revised to read as
                follows:
                Sec. 94.24 Restrictions on importation of meat and edible products
                from ovines and caprines due to bovine spongiform encephalopathy.
                 (a) Except as provided in paragraph (b) of this section and in
                Sec. 94.25, the importation of meat, meat products, and edible
                products other than meat (excluding milk and milk products) from ovines
                and caprines that have been in any of the following regions is
                prohibited: Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina,
                Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, the Federal
                Republic of Yugoslavia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain
                (England, Scotland, and Wales), Greece, Hungary, Ireland (Republic of),
                Israel, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, the Former Yugoslav
                Republic of Macedonia, Monaco, Northern Ireland, Norway, Oman, the
                Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia,
                Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland.
                 (b) * * *
                 (2) The person importing the gelatin obtains a United States
                Veterinary Permit for Importation and Transportation of Controlled
                Materials and Organisms and Vectors by filing a permit application on
                VS Form 16-3. Permit applications are available from Strategy and
                Policy, Veterinary Services, APHIS, 4700 River Road, Riverdale, MD
                20737-1231, or at https://efile.aphis.usda.gov/s/vs-permitting-assistant. Forms may be submitted using a U.S. Government electronic
                information exchange system or other authorized method. The application
                for such a permit must state the intended use of the gelatin and name
                and address of the consignee in the United States.
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                41. Section 94.28 is amended as follows:
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                a. By revising the section heading; and
                0
                b. By removing the words ``EU Poultry Trade Region'' each time they
                appear and adding the words ``European Poultry Trade Region'' in their
                place, and by removing the words ``Member State'' each time they appear
                and adding the word ``country'' in their place.
                 The revision reads as follows:
                Sec. 94.28 Restrictions on the importation of poultry meat and
                products, and live birds and poultry, from the APHIS-defined European
                Poultry Trade Region.
                * * * * *
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                42. In Sec. 94.32, paragraph (a)(2) is revised to read as follows:
                Sec. 94.32 Restrictions on the importation of live swine, pork, or
                pork products from certain regions free of classical swine fever.
                 (a) * * *
                 (2) A list of regions whose live swine, pork, and pork products are
                regulated under this section is maintained on the APHIS website at
                https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/animalhealth/animal-and-animal-product-import-information/animal-health-status-of-regions.
                Copies of the list are also available via postal mail upon request to
                Regionalization Evaluation Services, Strategy and Policy, Veterinary
                Services, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 4700 River Road,
                Unit 38, Riverdale, Maryland 20737; [email protected].
                * * * * *
                PART 95--SANITARY CONTROL OF ANIMAL BYPRODUCTS (EXCEPT CASINGS),
                AND HAY AND STRAW, OFFERED FOR ENTRY INTO THE UNITED STATES
                0
                43. The authority citation for part 95 continues to read as follows:
                 Authority: 7 U.S.C. 8301-8317; 21 U.S.C. 136 and 136a; 31
                U.S.C. 9701; 7 CFR 2.22, 2.80, and 371.4.
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                44. In Sec. 95.4, paragraphs (a)(4), (c)(8), (e)(2), and (f) are
                revised to read as follows:
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                Sec. 95.4 Restrictions on the importation of processed animal
                protein, offal, tankage, fat, glands, certain tallow other than tallow
                derivatives, and serum due to bovine spongiform encephalopathy.
                 (a) * * *
                 (4) Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina,
                Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, the Federal
                Republic of Yugoslavia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain
                (England, Scotland, and Wales), Greece, Hungary, Ireland (Republic of),
                Israel, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, the Former Yugoslav
                Republic of Macedonia, Monaco, Northern Ireland, Norway, Oman, the
                Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia,
                Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland.
                * * * * *
                 (c) * * *
                 (8) The person importing the shipment has applied for and obtained
                from APHIS a United States Veterinary Permit for Importation and
                Transportation of Controlled Materials and Organisms and Vectors by
                filing a permit application on VS Form 16-3, which may be obtained from
                Strategy and Policy, Veterinary Services, APHIS, 4700 River Road, Unit
                38, Riverdale, MD 20737-1231, or electronically at https://efile.aphis.usda.gov/s/vs-permitting-assistant.
                * * * * *
                 (e) * * *
                 (2) The person importing the article has obtained a United States
                Veterinary Permit for Importation and Transportation of Controlled
                Materials and Organisms and Vectors by filing a permit application on
                VS Form 16-3, which may be obtained from Strategy and Policy,
                Veterinary Services, APHIS, 4700 River Road, Riverdale, MD 20737-1231;
                or electronically at https://efile.aphis.usda.gov/s/vs-permitting-assistant; and
                * * * * *
                 (f) Insulin otherwise prohibited under paragraphs (a) and (b) of
                this section may be imported if the insulin is for the personal medical
                use of the person importing it and if the person importing the shipment
                has applied for and obtained from APHIS a United States Veterinary
                Permit for Importation and Transportation of Controlled Materials and
                Organisms and Vectors. To apply for a permit, file a permit application
                on VS Form 16-3, which is available from Strategy and Policy,
                Veterinary Services, APHIS, 4700 River Road, Riverdale, MD 20737-1231,
                or electronically at https://efile.aphis.usda.gov/s/vs-permitting-assistant. The application for such a permit must state the intended
                use of the insulin and the name and address of the consignee in the
                United States.
                 Note to Paragraph (f): Insulin that is not prohibited from
                importation under this paragraph may be prohibited from importation
                under other Federal laws, including the Federal Food, Drug, and
                Cosmetic Act, 21 U.S.C. 321 et seq.
                * * * * *
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                45. In Sec. 95.5, paragraph (d) is revised to read as follows:
                Sec. 95.5 Processed animal protein derived from ruminants.
                * * * * *
                 (d) The person importing the processed animal protein obtains a
                United States Veterinary Permit for Importation and Transportation of
                Controlled Materials and Organisms and Vectors by filing a permit
                application on VS Form 16-3. To apply for a permit, file a permit
                application on VS Form 16-3, which is available from Strategy and
                Policy, Veterinary Services, APHIS, 4700 River Road, Riverdale, MD
                20737-1231, or electronically at https://efile.aphis.usda.gov/s/vs-permitting-assistant. The application for such a permit must state the
                intended use of the processed animal protein and name and address of
                the consignee in the United States.
                * * * * *
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                46. Section 95.6 is revised to read as follows:
                Sec. 95.6 Offal derived from bovines.
                 Offal derived from bovines is prohibited importation into the
                United States unless it meets the requirements for the importation of
                meat, meat products, and meat byproducts in either Sec. 94.19, Sec.
                94.20, or Sec. 94.21, with the exception of the requirements in
                Sec. Sec. 94.19(c), 94.20(b), and 94.21(b), respectively. The person
                importing the offal must obtain a United States Veterinary Permit for
                Importation and Transportation of Controlled Materials and Organisms
                and Vectors by filing a permit application on VS Form 16-3. To apply
                for a permit, file a permit application on VS Form 16-3, which is
                available from Strategy and Policy, Veterinary Services, APHIS, 4700
                River Road, Riverdale, MD 20737-1231, or electronically at https://efile.aphis.usda.gov/s/vs-permitting-assistant. The application for
                such a permit must state the intended use of the offal and name and
                address of the consignee in the United States.
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                47. In Sec. 95.7, paragraph (f) is revised to read as follows:
                Sec. 95.7 Collagen derived from bovines.
                * * * * *
                 (f) The Administrator determines that the collagen will not come
                into contact with ruminants in the United States and can be imported
                under conditions that will prevent the introduction of BSE into the
                United States, and the person importing the collagen has obtained a
                United States Veterinary Permit for Importation and Transportation of
                Controlled Materials and Organisms and Vectors. To apply for a permit,
                file a permit application on VS Form 16-3, which is available from
                Strategy and Policy, Veterinary Services, APHIS, 4700 River Road,
                Riverdale, MD 20737-1231, or electronically at https://efile.aphis.usda.gov/s/vs-permitting-assistant. The application for
                such a permit must state the intended use of the collagen and the name
                and address of the consignee in the United States.
                * * * * *
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                48. In Sec. 95.8, paragraph (f) is revised to read as follows:
                Sec. 95.8 Tallow derived from bovines.
                * * * * *
                 (f) The Administrator determines that the tallow will not come into
                contact with ruminants in the United States and can be imported under
                conditions that will prevent the introduction of BSE into the United
                States, and the person importing the tallow has obtained a United
                States Veterinary Permit for Importation and Transportation of
                Controlled Materials and Organisms and Vectors. To apply for a permit,
                file a permit application on VS Form 16-3, which is available from
                Strategy and Policy, Veterinary Services, APHIS, 4700 River Road,
                Riverdale, MD 20737-1231, or electronically at https://efile.aphis.usda.gov/s/vs-permitting-assistant. The application for
                such a permit must state the intended use of the tallow and the name
                and address of the consignee in the United States.
                * * * * *
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                49. In Sec. 95.9, paragraph (g) is revised to read as follows:
                Sec. 95.9 Derivatives of tallow derived from bovines.
                * * * * *
                 (g) The Administrator determines that the tallow derivative will
                not come into contact with ruminants in the United States and can be
                imported under conditions that will prevent the introduction of BSE
                into the United States, and the person importing the tallow derivative
                has obtained a United States Veterinary Permit for Importation and
                Transportation of Controlled Materials and Organisms and Vectors. To
                apply for a permit, file a permit application on VS Form 16-3, which is
                [[Page 45629]]
                available from Strategy and Policy, Veterinary Services, APHIS, 4700
                River Road, Riverdale, MD 20737-1231, or electronically at https://efile.aphis.usda.gov/s/vs-permitting-assistant. The application for
                such a permit must state the intended use of the tallow derivative and
                the name and address of the consignee in the United States.
                * * * * *
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                50. In Sec. 95.10, paragraph (f) is revised to read as follows:
                Sec. 95.10 Dicalcium phosphate derived from bovines.
                * * * * *
                 (f) The Administrator determines that the dicalcium phosphate will
                not come into contact with ruminants in the United States and can be
                imported under conditions that will prevent the introduction of BSE
                into the United States, and the person importing the dicalcium
                phosphate has obtained a United States Veterinary Permit for
                Importation and Transportation of Controlled Materials and Organisms
                and Vectors. To apply for a permit, file a permit application on VS
                Form 16-3, which is available from Strategy and Policy, Veterinary
                Services, APHIS, 4700 River Road, Riverdale, MD 20737-1231, or
                electronically at https://efile.aphis.usda.gov/s/vs-permitting-assistant. The application for such a permit must state the intended
                use of the dicalcium phosphate and the name and address of the
                consignee in the United States.
                * * * * *
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                51. Section 95.11 is revised to read as follows:
                Sec. 95.11 Specified risk materials.
                 Notwithstanding any other provisions of this part, the importation
                of specified risk materials from controlled-risk regions or
                undetermined-risk regions for BSE, and any commodities containing such
                materials, is prohibited, unless the Administrator determines that the
                materials or other commodities will not come into contact with
                ruminants in the United States and can be imported under conditions
                that will prevent the introduction of BSE into the United States, and
                the person importing the materials or other commodities has obtained a
                United States Veterinary Permit for Importation and Transportation of
                Controlled Materials and Organisms and Vectors. To apply for a permit,
                file a permit application on VS Form 16-3, which is available from
                Strategy and Policy, Veterinary Services, APHIS, 4700 River Road,
                Riverdale, MD 20737-1231, or electronically at https://efile.aphis.usda.gov/s/vs-permitting-assistant. The application for
                such a permit must state the intended use of the materials and other
                commodities and the name and address of the consignee in the United
                States.
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                52. In Sec. 95.13, paragraph (c) is revised to read as follows:
                Sec. 95.13 Importation from regions of negligible risk for BSE of
                processed animal protein derived from animals other than ruminants.
                * * * * *
                 (c) The person importing the shipment has applied for and obtained
                from APHIS a United States Veterinary Permit for Importation and
                Transportation of Controlled Materials and Organisms and Vectors. To
                apply for a permit, file a permit application on VS Form 16-3, which is
                available from Strategy and Policy, Veterinary Services, APHIS, 4700
                River Road, Riverdale, MD 20737-1231, or electronically at https://efile.aphis.usda.gov/s/vs-permitting-assistant.
                * * * * *
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                53. In Sec. 95.14, paragraph (h) is revised to read as follows:
                Sec. 95.14 Importation from regions of controlled risk or
                undetermined risk for BSE of processed animal protein derived from
                animals other than ruminants.
                * * * * *
                 (h) The person importing the shipment has applied for and obtained
                from APHIS a United States Veterinary Permit for Importation and
                Transportation of Controlled Materials and Organisms and Vectors. To
                apply for a permit, file a permit application on VS Form 16-3, which is
                available from Strategy and Policy, Veterinary Services, APHIS, 4700
                River Road, Riverdale, MD 20737-1231, or electronically at https://efile.aphis.usda.gov/s/vs-permitting-assistant.
                * * * * *
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                54. In Sec. 95.15, paragraph (d) is revised to read as follows:
                Sec. 95.15 Transit shipment of articles.
                * * * * *
                 (d) The person moving the articles must obtain a United States
                Veterinary Permit for Importation and Transportation of Controlled
                Materials and Organisms and Vectors. To apply for a permit, file a
                permit application on VS Form 16-3, which is available from Strategy
                and Policy, Veterinary Services, APHIS, 4700 River Road, Riverdale, MD
                20737-1231, or electronically at https://efile.aphis.usda.gov/s/vs-permitting-assistant.
                * * * * *
                Sec. 95.16 [Amended]
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                55. In Sec. 95.16, footnote 2 is amended by removing the words
                ``National Center for Import and Export'' and adding the words
                ``Strategy and Policy'' in their place.
                PART 98--IMPORTATION OF CERTAIN ANIMAL EMBRYOS AND ANIMAL SEMEN
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                56. The authority citation for part 98 continues to read as follows:
                 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.
                Sec. 98.4 [Amended]
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                57. In Sec. 98.4, paragraph (b) is amended by removing the words
                ``National Center for Import-Export'' and adding the words ``Strategy
                and Policy'' in their place.
                Sec. 98.13 [Amended]
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                58. In Sec. 98.13, paragraph (b) introductory text is amended by
                removing the words ``National Center for Import-Export'' and adding the
                words ``Strategy and Policy'' in their place.
                PART 130--USER FEES
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                59. The authority citation for part 130 continues to read as follows:
                 Authority: 5 U.S.C. 5542; 7 U.S.C. 1622 and 8301-8317; 21
                U.S.C. 136 and 136a; 31 U.S.C. 3701, 3716, 3717, 3719, and 3720A; 7
                CFR 2.22, 2.80, and 371.4.
                Sec. 130.1 [Amended]
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                60. In Sec. 130.1, footnote 1 is amended by removing the words
                ``National Center for Import-Export'' and adding the words ``Strategy
                and Policy'' in their place.
                Sec. 130.22 [Amended]
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                61. In Sec. 130.22, paragraph (b) is amended by removing the words
                ``National Center for Import-Export'' and adding the words ``Strategy
                and Policy'' in their place.
                Sec. 130.50 [Amended]
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                62. In Sec. 130.50, footnote 7 is amended by removing the words
                ``National Center for Import and Export'' and adding the words
                ``Strategy and Policy'' in their place.
                 Done in Washington, DC, this 3rd day of August 2021.
                Michael Watson,
                Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
                [FR Doc. 2021-16900 Filed 8-13-21; 8:45 am]
                BILLING CODE 3410-34-P
                

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