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USDA Recognizes New Pest-Free Area in the Republic of Chile

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June 10, 2010

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is recognizing an additional area of the Republic of Chile as a pest-free area for Mediterranean fruit fly ( Ceratitis capitata). Based on APHIS' site visit to the area and review of the documentation submitted by the Republic of Chile, which were made available to the public for review and comment through a previous notice, the Administrator has determined that the area meets APHIS' criteria for recognition as a pest-free area for Medfly.

This action was published in the June 10 Federal Register and becomes effective upon publication.

Note to Reporters: Public notices and other APHIS information are available on the Internet and through Really Simple Syndication (RSS) feeds. Go to the APHIS news release page at www.aphis.usda.gov and click on the “Newsroom” button to view and/or sign up to receive releases via the RSS feed link. For additional information about this topic contact Alyn Kiel at
(301) 734-5222 or by e-mail at alyn.g.kiel@aphis.usda.gov.

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