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News Release

Phytosanitary Treatments; Update of General Provisions in 7 CFR part 305 - Cold Treatment Facilities, Fumigation Treatments, and Compliance Agreements

(Docket No. 13-081-1)
The U.S. Department of Agriculture‚Äôs (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) proposes to amend the phytosanitary treatment regulations that apply to cold treatment facilities, fumigation treatments and compliance agreements. This proposed rule would establish generic criteria for new and existing cold treatment facilities making the addition of approved facilities easier, standardizing requirements for facilities, and eliminating the need for separate rulemaking associated with the addition of new facilities in Southern and Western states.  The amendments proposed will do the following:

The proposed rule affects multiple paragraphs in 7 CFR Part 305. The proposed rule will be published June 30, 2016 and comments will be accepted for 60 days ending August 29, 2016.

ADDRESSES:  You may submit comments by either of the following methods:

Supporting documents and any comments we receive on this docket may be viewed at!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2013-0081 or in our reading room, which is located in room 1141 of the USDA South Building, 14th Street and Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC.  Normal reading room hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays.  To be sure someone is there to help you, please call (202) 799-7039 before coming.


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