News from the Federal Register - 2006
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service NOTICES Meetings:
National Poultry Improvement Plan General Conference Committee, 76633 [E6-21841]
Meetings: Control of viral hemorrhagic septicemia, 76961 [E6-21966]
Chronic Wasting Disease Herd Certification Program and Interstate Movement of Farmed or Captive Deer, Elk, and Moose; Petitions and Request for Comments AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of receipt of petitions and request for comments; extension of comment period. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- SUMMARY: We are extending the comment period for our notice that announced the receipt of three petitions requesting that we delay implementation of, and reconsider provisions in, a recent final rule establishing a herd certification program and interstate movement restrictions for cervids to control the spread of chronic wasting disease. This action will allow interested persons additional time to prepare and submit comments. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before January 3, 2007.
Exportation and importation of animals and animal products:
Bovine spongiform encephalopathy; minimal-risk regions and importation of commodities,
PROPOSED RULES Chronic Wasting Disease Herd Certification Program: Farmed or captive deer, elk, and moose; interstate movement requirements 64650-64651 [E6-18564] PETITIONS TO DELAY IMPLEMENTATION; deadline for comments 4Dec06
Animal welfare: Captive elephants; space and living conditions,
62215 [E6-17775] COMMENT PERIOD EXTENDED
Exportation and importation of animals and animal products: Foot-
and-mouth disease and rinderpest; disease status change- Namibia,
62198-62201 [E6-17776] ADDED TO FMD NEGATIVE LIST
Tuberculosis in Cattle and Bison; State and Zone Designations; Texas
AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Interim rule and request for comments.
SUMMARY: We are amending the bovine tuberculosis regulations regarding State and zone classifications by raising the designation of Texas from modified accredited advanced to accredited-free. We have determined that Texas meets the criteria for designation as an accredited-free State. DATES: This interim rule is effective September 29, 2006.
Extension of MUMS indexing comment period to 20Dec06
Animal drugs, feeds, and related products: Minor Use and Minor Species Act of 2004; implementation- Legally marketed unapproved drugs for minor species; index, 57892-57893 [E6-16208]
Endangered and threatened species: Recovery Plans- Hawaiian forest birds, 57004 [E6-15956]
AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA),
Department of Labor.
ACTION: Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM).
SUMMARY: OSHA, other Federal agencies, and stakeholder representatives
have participated in long-term international negotiations to develop a
Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals
(GHS). The GHS has been adopted by the United Nations, and there is an
international goal for as many countries as possible to implement the
GHS by 2008. The GHS includes harmonized provisions for classification
of chemicals for their health, physical, and environmental effects, as
well as for labels on containers and safety data sheets (SDS). Adoption
of the GHS by OSHA would require modifications to the Agency's Hazard
Communication Standard (HCS). For example, an order of information
would be established for safety data sheets. In this notice, OSHA is
providing further information about the GHS, the benefits of adopting
it, and its potential impact on the HCS. OSHA is seeking input from the
public on a number of issues related to implementation of the GHS. The
Agency is simultaneously announcing the availability of a new guide on
its Web site at http://www.osha.gov
http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/leaving.cgi?from=leavingFR.html&log=linklog&to=http://www.osha.gov that describes the GHS.
DATES: Comments must be submitted by the following dates:
Hard copy: Your comments must be submitted (postmarked or sent) by
November 13, 2006.
Facsimile and electronic transmission: Your comments must be sent
by November 13, 2006.
ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by OSHA Docket No. H-
022K, by any of the following methods:
Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov
Follow the instructions below for submitting comments.
Agency Web Site: http://ecomments.osha.gov
http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/leaving.cgi?from=leavingFR.html&log=linklog&to=http://ecomments.osha.gov Follow the instructions on the OSHA web page for submitting comments.
FAX: If your comments, including any attachments, are 10 pages or
fewer, you may fax them to the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693-1648.
Mail, express delivery, hand delivery, and courier service: You
must submit three copies of your comments and attachments to the OSHA
Docket Office, Docket No. H-022K, Room N2625, U.S. Department of Labor,
200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202)
693-2350 (OSHA's TTY number is (877) 889-5627). OSHA Docket Office and
Department of Labor hours of operation are 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., ET.
Instructions: All submissions received must include the Agency name
and docket number (H-022K). Comments received will be posted without
change on OSHA's Web page at http://www.osha.gov
http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/leaving.cgi?from=leavingFR.html&log=linklog&to=http://www.osha.gov, including any personal information provided. For detailed instructions on submitting comments, see the ``Public Participation'' heading of the SUPPLEMENTARY
INFORMATION section of this document.
Docket: For access to the docket to read comments or background
documents received, go to OSHA's Web page. Comments and submissions are
also available for inspection and copying at the OSHA Docket Office at
the address above.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Press inquiries: Kevin Ropp, OSHA
Office of Communications, Room N3647, U.S. Department of Labor, 200
Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693-
1999. General and technical information: Maureen O'Donnell, Industrial
Hygienist, or David O'Connor, Health Scientist, Directorate of
Standards and Guidance, Room N3718, U.S. Department of Labor, 200
Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693-
The USDA adopted several American Veterinary Medical Association animal welfare policies in August. Declawing and removing canine teeth from wild/exotic carnivores and nonhuman primates is no longer allowed for USDA license holders and registrants, except when required for medical or scientific reasons.
Chronic Wasting Disease Herd Certification Program: Farmed or captive deer, elk, and moose; interstate movement requirements Effective date delay, 52983 [E6-14861] http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/01jan20061800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2006/E6-14861.htm
Schedules of controlled substances: Schedule II controlled substances; multiple prescriptions, 52724-52726 [E6-14520] http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/01jan20061800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2006/E6-14520.htm
Reports and guidance documents; availability, etc.: Dispensing of Controlled Substances for Treatment of Pain; policy statement, 52716-52723 [E6-14517]
User fees: Veterinary diagnostic services and agricultural quarantine and inspection services, 52052-52057 [E6-14562]
Exportation and importation of animals and animal products: Spring viremia of carp; import restrictions on certain live fish, fertilized eggs, and gametes, 51429-51437 [E6-14478] http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/01jan20061800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2006/E6-14478.htm
Minnesota - TB status for cattle/bison changed FROM accredited-free TO modified accredited advanced
Endangered and threatened species: Critical habitat designations- Bald eagle; Sonoran Desert population, 51549-51565 [06-7180]
Not sure if this MAY impact aquaria, but it might be worth investigating
Meetings: Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health, 51641 [06-7237] http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/01jan20061800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2006/06-7237.htm
MUMS Index of Legally Marketed Unapproved New Animal Drugs for Minor Species
SUMMARY: The Minor Use and Minor Species Animal Health Act of 2004 (MUMS act) amended the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (the act) to authorize the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA, the agency) to establish new regulatory procedures that provide incentives intended to make more drugs legally available to veterinarians and animal owners for the treatment of minor animal species and uncommon diseases in major animal species. At this time, FDA is issuing proposed regulations to implement section 572 of the act entitled ``Index of Legally Marketed Unapproved New Animal Drugs for Minor Species.'' These regulations propose administrative procedures and criteria for index listing a new animal drug for use in a minor species. Such indexing provides a basis for legally marketing an unapproved new animal drug intended for use in a minor species.
Submit written or electronic comments on this document by November 20, 2006.
Interested persons are requested to submit comments on the information collection provisions by September 21, 2006.
Fish and Wildlife Service RULES This final rule will go into effect on September 11, 2006.
Migratory bird hunting: Resident Canada goose populations; management, 45964-45993 [06-6739] http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/01jan20061800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2006/06-6739.htm
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service PROPOSED RULES Animal welfare: Captive elephants; space and living conditions, 45438-45439 [E6-12935] October 10, 2006 deadline for comments
Exportation and importation of animals and animal products: Bovine spongiform encephalopathy; minimal-risk regions and importation of commodities, 45439-45444 [E6-12944]
Sheep and goat semen, 45444-45447 [E6-12934]
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Meetings: Exotic animal importation, sale, and distribution, discussions, 44698-44699 [E6-12736]
Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies Advisory Committee, 44035-44036 [E6-12567]
Chronic Wasting Disease Herd Certification Program and Interstate Movement of Farmed or Captive Deer, Elk, and Moose
AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.
ACTION: Final rule.
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service NOTICES Grants and cooperative agreements; availability, etc.: National Animal Identification System; private animal tracking databases, 42795-42796 [E6-12069]
Animal drugs, feeds, and related products: Adamantane and Neuraminidase inhibitor anti-influenza drugs; extralabel animal drug use; order of prohibition, 14374-14377 [06-2689] http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/01jan20061800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2006/06-2689.htm
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Fish and Wildlife Service
Request for Information and Recommendations on Species Proposals, Resolutions, Decisions, and Agenda Items for Consideration at the Fourteenth Regular Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora; U.S. Approach for the Meeting of the Conference of the Parties
AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.
ACTION: Notice; request for information.
SUMMARY: In order to implement the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES or the Convention), the Parties to the Convention meet periodically to review which species in international trade should be regulated and other aspects of the implementation of CITES. The fourteenth regular meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CITES (CoP14) is tentatively scheduled to be held June 3-15, 2007, in The Hague, Netherlands. Therefore, with this notice we are soliciting recommendations for amending Appendices I and II of CITES at CoP14. We are also soliciting recommendations for resolutions, decisions, and agenda items for discussion at CoP14. We invite you to provide us with information and recommendations on animal and plant species that should be considered as candidates for U.S.
proposals to amend CITES Appendices I and II. Such amendments may concern the addition of species to Appendix I or II, the transfer of species from one Appendix to another, or the removal of species from Appendix II. We also invite you to provide us with information and recommendations on possible resolutions, decisions, and agenda items for discussion at the upcoming meeting. Finally, with this notice we also describe the U.S. approach to preparations for CoP14.
DATES: We will consider all information and comments received by March 20, 2006.
ADDRESSES: Send correspondence pertaining to species proposals to the Division of Scientific Authority; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; 4401 North Fairfax Drive; Room 750; Arlington, Virginia 22203, or via E-mail
to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Comments and materials received pertaining to species proposals will be available for public inspection, by appointment, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the Division of Scientific Authority.
Send correspondence pertaining to resolutions, decisions, and agenda items to the Division of Management Authority; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; 4401 North Fairfax Drive; Room 700; Arlington, Virginia 22203, or via E-mail at: CoP14@fws.gov. Comments and materials received pertaining to resolutions, decisions, and agenda items will be available for public inspection, by appointment, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the Division of Management Authority.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information pertaining to species
proposals: Robert R. Gabel, Chief, Division of Scientific Authority, phone 703-358-1708, fax 703-358-2276, E-mail:
For information pertaining to resolutions, decisions, and agenda
items: Peter O. Thomas, Chief, Division of Management Authority, phone 703-358-2095, fax 703-358-2298, E-mail: CoP14@fws.gov.