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Notices Federal Register

Vol. 70, No. 97

Friday, May 20, 2005

This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER to Docket No. 05–002–1, Regulatory the public for review and comment. We
contains documents other than rules or Analysis and Development, PPD, will consider all comments that we
proposed rules that are applicable to the APHIS, Station 3C71, 4700 River Road receive on or before the date listed
public. Notices of hearings and investigations, Unit 118, Riverdale, MD 20737–1238. under the heading DATES at the
committee meetings, agency decisions and Please state that your comment refers to beginning of this notice.
rulings, delegations of authority, filing of
petitions and applications and agency
Docket No. 05–002–1. The environmental assessment may
statements of organization and functions are Reading Room: You may read any be viewed on the Internet on the
examples of documents appearing in this comments that we receive on the EDOCKET Web site (see ADDRESSES
section. environmental assessment in our above for instructions for accessing
reading room. The reading room is EDOCKET) or on the APHIS Web site at
located in room 1141 of the USDA
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE South Building, 14th Street and enviro_docs/index.html. You may
Independence Avenue, SW., request paper copies of the
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Washington, DC. Normal reading room environmental assessment by calling or
Service hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday writing to the person listed under FOR
[Docket No. 05–002–1] through Friday, except holidays. To be FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Please
sure someone is there to help you, refer to the title of the environmental
Interstate Movement of Garbage From please call (202) 690–2817 before assessment when requesting copies. The
Hawaii; Availability of an coming. environmental assessment is also
Environmental Assessment Other Information: You may view available for review in our reading room
APHIS documents published in the (information on the location and hours
AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Federal Register and related of the reading room is listed under the
Inspection Service, USDA. information on the Internet at http:// heading ADDRESSES at the beginning of
ACTION: Notice of availability and this notice).
request for comments. webrepor.html. The environmental assessment has
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. been prepared in accordance with: (1)
SUMMARY: We are advising the public
Susan Dublinski, Import Specialist, The National Environmental Policy Act
that the Animal and Plant Health
Permits, Registrations, and Imports, of 1969 (NEPA), as amended (42 U.S.C.
Inspection Service has prepared an
PPQ, APHIS, 4700 River Road, Unit 133, 4321 et seq.), (2) regulations of the
environmental assessment relative to a
Riverdale, MD 20737–1236; (301) 734– Council on Environmental Quality for
request to allow the interstate
8758. implementing the procedural provisions
movement of garbage from Hawaii. The
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: of NEPA (40 CFR parts 1500–1508), (3)
document contains a general assessment
USDA regulations implementing NEPA
of the potential environmental effects Background (7 CFR part 1), and (4) APHIS’ NEPA
associated with moving garbage
The importation and interstate Implementing Procedures (7 CFR part
interstate from Hawaii to the mainland
movement of garbage is regulated by the 372).
United States subject to certain pest risk
mitigation measures. The environmental Animal and Plant Health Inspection Done in Washington, DC, this 16th day of
assessment documents our review and Service (APHIS) under 7 CFR 330.400 May 2005.
analysis of environmental impacts and 9 CFR 94.5 (referred to below as the Kevin Shea,
associated with, and alternatives to, the regulations) in order to protect against Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant
proposed action. We are making this the introduction into and dissemination Health Inspection Service.
environmental assessment available to within the United States of plant and [FR Doc. 05–10101 Filed 5–19–05; 8:45 am]
the public for review and comment. animal pests and diseases. BILLING CODE 3410–34–P
APHIS is advising the public that we
DATES: We will consider all comments have prepared an environmental
that we receive on or before June 20, assessment relative to a request to allow
the interstate movement of garbage from
ADDRESSES: You may submit comments Hawaii to the mainland United States. Animal and Plant Health Inspection
by either of the following methods: The environmental assessment, titled Service
• EDOCKET: Go to http:// ‘‘Movement of Plastic-Baled Municipal to submit or Solid Waste from Hawaii to the [Docket No. 05–015–2]
view public comments, access the index Continental United States (May 2005)’’
National Animal Identification System;
listing of the contents of the official examines the potential environmental
Draft Strategic Plan and Draft Program
public docket, and to access those effects associated with moving garbage
documents in the public docket that are interstate from Hawaii to the continental
available electronically. Once you have United States subject to certain pest risk AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health
entered EDOCKET, click on the ‘‘View mitigation measures. The environmental Inspection Service, USDA.
Open APHIS Dockets’’ link to locate this assessment documents our review and ACTION: Notice of availability; extension
document. analysis of environmental impacts of comment period.
• Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: associated with, and alternatives to, the
Please send four copies of your proposed action. We are making this SUMMARY: We are extending the
comment (an original and three copies) environmental assessment available to comment period for our notice of

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