USDA Withdraws Interim Rule on Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia
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Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia; Interstate Movement and Import Restrictions on Certain Live Fish


We are withdrawing an interim rule that established regulations to restrict the interstate movement and importation into the United States of live fish that are susceptible to viral hemorrhagic septicemia, a highly contagious disease of certain fresh and saltwater fish. We are taking this action after considering the comments we received following the publication of the interim rule, which subsequently delayed the effective date of the interim rule indefinitely.

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