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USDA REMOVES CERTAIN AREAS OF CALIFORNIA FROM LIST OF AREAS REGULATED FOR KARNAL BUNT

December 18, 2009

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is adopting as a final rule, without change, an interim rule that amended the Karnal bunt regulations to remove certain areas or fields in Riverside County, Calif., from the list of regulated areas.  APHIS has determined that those areas or fields meet the criteria for release from regulation of Karnal bunt, a fungal disease of wheat.  This interim rule relieved restrictions on certain areas or fields that are no longer necessary.
 
The final rule is published in today’s Dec. 18 Federal Register.  This rule affirms the interim rule that was published and effective June 4.

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