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Import of Clementines, Mandarins, and Tangerines From Chile into the U.S.

Import of Clementines, Mandarins, and Tangerines From Chile into the U.S. – The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is seeking public comments on the paperwork and regulatory burdens associated with its regulations under which these commodities may be imported “… under certain conditions … to prevent the introduction of plant pests into the United States … The regulations include requirements that involve information collection activities, such as phytosanitary certificates, trust fund agreements, permits, production site registration, phytosanitary inspection, shipping documentation, and treatment (cold treatment or fumigation) or low prevalence production site certification …”

Document Title: The title of the March 28, 2017 USDA APHIS Federal Register Notice is “Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Importation of Clementines, Mandarins, and Tangerines From Chile”

Organization: The March 28, 2017 Federal Register Notice was signed on March 28, 2017 by Jere L. Dick who is the Acting Administrator of the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Source: March 28, 2017 USDA APHIS Federal Register Notice

Comments Due By: May 30, 2017

Web site: The March 28, 2017 USDA APHIS Federal Register Notice is posted at
http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-03-28/html/2017-06215.htm

Contact: Questions may be directed to Robert Baca who is the Assistant Director of the Permitting and Compliance Coordination program of the Compliance and Environmental Coordination Branch, a unit of the USDA APHIS Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) program in Riverdale, Maryland at 301 851 2292; e-mail: Robert.M.Baca@APHIS.USDA.gov

* Copies of more detailed information on the information collection may be obtained by contacting Kimberly Hardy who is the APHIS Information Collection Coordinator in Riverdale, Maryland at 301 851 2483; e-mail: Kimberly.A.Hardy@APHIS.USDA.gov

Summary: The following information is taken from the March 28, 2017 USDA APHIS Federal Register Notice:

Title: Importation of Clementines, Mandarins, and Tangerines From Chile.
OMB Control Number: 0579-0242.
Type of Request: Revision to and extension of approval of an information collection.

Abstract: The Plant Protection Act (PPA, 7 U.S.C. 7701 et seq.) authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to restrict the importation, entry, or interstate movement of plants, plant products, and other articles to prevent the introduction of plant pests into the United States or their dissemination within the United States. As authorized by the PPA, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service regulates the importation of certain fruits and vegetables in accordance with the regulations in “Subpart–Fruits and Vegetables” (7 CFR 319.56-1 through 319.56-76).

Under these regulations, clementines, mandarins, and tangerines from Chile may be imported into the United States under certain conditions, as listed in Sec. 319.56-38, to prevent the introduction of plant pests into the United States. The regulations include requirements that involve information collection activities, such as phytosanitary certificates, trust fund agreements, permits, production site registration, phytosanitary inspection, shipping documentation, and treatment (cold treatment or fumigation) or low prevalence production site certification.

We are asking the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve our use of these information collection activities, as described, for an additional 3 years.

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