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Notices Federal Register


Vol. 67, No. 214

Tuesday, November 5, 2002

This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER You may read any comments that we You may view the pest risk
contains documents other than rules or receive on the pest risk assessment in assessment on the Internet at http://
proposed rules that are applicable to the our reading room. The reading room is www.aphis.usda.gov/ppq/pra/, or in our
public. Notices of hearings and investigations, located in room 1141 of the USDA reading room (information on the
committee meetings, agency decisions and South Building, 14th Street and location and hours of the reading room
rulings, delegations of authority, filing of
petitions and applications and agency
Independence Avenue SW., is provided under the heading
statements of organization and functions are Washington, DC. Normal reading room ADDRESSES at the beginning of this
examples of documents appearing in this hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday notice). You may also request a copy
section. through Friday, except holidays. To be from the person listed under FOR
sure someone is there to help you, FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.
please call (202) 690–2817 before Authority: 7 U.S.C. 450, 7711–7714, 7718,
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE coming. 7731, 7732, and 7751–7754; 21 U.S.C. 136
APHIS documents published in the and 136a; 7 CFR 2.22, 2.80, and 371.3.
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Federal Register, and related Done in Washington, DC, this 30th day of
Service information, including the names of October 2002.
organizations and individuals who have Bobby R. Acord,
[Docket No. 00–090–1] commented on APHIS dockets, are Administrator, Animal and Plant Health
available on the Internet at http:// Inspection Service.
Availability of Pest Risk Assessment www.aphis.usda.gov/ppd/rad/ [FR Doc. 02–28074 Filed 11–4–02; 8:45 am]
for the Importation of Unshu Oranges webrepor.html. BILLING CODE 3410–34–P
From the Republic of Korea Into Citrus
Producing States of the Continental FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr.
United States Gary Cave, Center for Plant Health
Science and Technology, PPQ, APHIS, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health 1017 Main Campus Drive, Suite 2500,
Inspection Service, USDA. Forest Service
Raleigh, NC 27606–5202; (919) 513–
ACTION: Notice of availability and 2127. Tahoe National Forest; Sierra County,
request for comments. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: CA; Cottonwood Fire Vegetation
Management Project
SUMMARY: We are advising the public Background
that the Animal and Plant Health AGENCY:Forest Service, USDA.
Under the regulations in ‘‘Subpart—
Inspection Service has prepared a pest ACTION:Notice of intent to prepare an
Citrus Fruit’’ (7 CFR 319.28, referred to
risk assessment relative to a proposed Environmental Impact Statement.
below as the regulations), Unshu
rule currently under consideration that
oranges from the Republic of Korea may SUMMARY: The USDA Forest Service,
would allow the importation of Unshu
be imported, under certain conditions, Tahoe National Forest, gives notice of
oranges from the Republic of Korea into
into any area in the United States except the Agency’s intent to prepare an
citrus producing States of the
American Samoa, Arizona, California, Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)
continental United States. We are
Florida, Louisiana, the Northern to disclose the environmental effects of
making the pest risk assessment
Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, Texas, applying registered herbicides to
available to the public for review and
and the U.S. Virgin Islands, which are approximately 13,500 acres of National
comment.
citrus-producing States. Forest System land. The application
DATES: We will consider all comments At the request of the Government of will reduce competition from overgrown
that we receive on or before January 6, the Republic of Korea, the Animal and vegetation that is adversely affecting the
2003. Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) survival and growth of conifer seedlings
ADDRESSES: You may submit comments is considering amending the regulations on the Sierraville Ranger District. The
by postal mail/commercial delivery or to allow the importation of Unshu project proposes to apply glyhosate
by e-mail. If you use postal mail/ oranges from the Republic of Korea into (trade name Accord or equivalent) and
commercial delivery, please send four citrus-producing States in the triclopyr (trade name Garlon 4 or
copies of your comment (an original and continental United States. To evaluate equivalent), using backpack sprayers, in
three copies) to: Docket No. 00–090–1, the risks associated with the the spring and summer months when
Regulatory Analysis and Development, importation of Unshu oranges from the herbicide treatments are most effective.
PPD, APHIS, Station 3C71, 4700 River Republic of Korea as specified in the The acres identified for application
Road Unit 118, Riverdale, MD 20737– Korean Government’s request, APHIS would be treated over a five- to seven-
1238. Please state that your comment has drafted a pest risk assessment year time period.
refers to Docket No. 00–090–1. If you entitled ‘‘Expansion of the Importation The purpose of the project is to help
use e-mail, address your comment to of Fresh Unshu Orange Fruit (Citrus ensure survival, and stimulate vigor and
regulations@aphis.usda.gov. Your reticulata Blanco var. unshu Swingle) growth of sufficient numbers of conifer
comment must be contained in the body from the Republic of Korea into Citrus seedlings in order to accelerate the
of your message; do not send attached Producing States of the Continental development of a biologically and
files. Please include your name and United States’ (October 4, 2002). This structurally diverse forest. Following a
address in your message and ‘‘Docket notice solicits public comments on the wildfire in 1994 that destroyed much of
No. 00–090–1’’ on the subject line. pest risk assessment. the forest stand structure, shrub and

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