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For the reasons set forth in the publish a document in the Federal United States. The designated Canadian
preamble, 7 CFR Part 948 is amended as Register withdrawing this rule before border ports for ratites are listed in
follows: the effective date. § 93.107(b)(2); for poultry, in
ADDRESSES: You may submit comments § 93.203(b); for horses, in § 93.303(b)(1);
PART 948—IRISH POTATOES GROWN or notice of intent to submit adverse for ruminants, in § 93.403(b); for swine,
IN COLORADO comments by postal mail/commercial in § 93.503(b); and for miscellaneous
1. The authority citation for 7 CFR delivery or by e-mail. If you use postal animals, in § 98.703(a)(2). In part 98,
part 948 continues to read as follows: mail/commercial delivery, please send § 98.6 provides that animal embryos
four copies (an original and three regulated under subpart A of part 98
Authority: 7 U.S.C. 601–674. may be imported at the ports of entry
copies) to: Docket No. 02–064–1,
2. Section 948.150 is amended by Regulatory Analysis and Development, listed in § 93.303 for horses, § 93.403 for
revising paragraph (b) to read as follows: PPD, APHIS, Station 3C71, 4700 River ruminants, or § 93.503 for swine, and
§ 948.150 Reestablishment of committee Road Unit 118, Riverdale, MD 20737– § 98.33(b) lists the Canadian border
membership. 1238. Please state that your comment ports through which certain animal
* * * * * refers to Docket No. 02–064–1. If you semen from Canada may be imported.
(b) Area No. 3: Three producers and use e-mail, address your comment to Blaine, Lynden, and Sumas, WA,
two handlers selected as follows: Three regulations@aphis.usda.gov. Your which are in geographical proximity to
(3) producers and two (2) handlers from comment must be contained in the body one another, are among the ports of
any county in Area No. 3. of your message; do not send attached entry currently listed in the regulations.
files. Please include your name and Of those three ports, Sumas, WA, is now
Dated: November 4, 2002.
address in your message and ‘‘Docket used exclusively for the importation of
A.J. Yates, No. 02–064–1’’ on the subject line. certain animals, ratites, poultry, and
Administrator, Agricultural Marketing You may read any comments that we animal germ plasm into the United
Service. receive on this docket in our reading States because Blaine and Lynden, WA,
[FR Doc. 02–28474 Filed 11–7–02; 8:45 am] room. The reading room is located in have not been used as ports of entry for
BILLING CODE 3410–02–U room 1141 of the USDA South Building, those purposes in approximately 4
14th Street and Independence Avenue years. Therefore, in accordance with the
SW., Washington, DC. Normal reading procedures explained below under
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE room hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., ‘‘Dates,’’ we are amending § 93.107(b)(2)
Monday through Friday, except by removing Blaine, WA, from the list
Animal and Plant Health Inspection
holidays. To be sure someone is there to of Canadian border ports for ratites from
Service
help you, please call (202) 690–2817 Canada, and by removing Blaine and
before coming. Lynden, WA, from the lists of Canadian
9 CFR Parts 93 and 98 APHIS documents published in the border ports in §§ 93.203(b),
[Docket No. 02–064–1] Federal Register, and related 93.303(b)(1), 93.403(b), 93.503(b),
information, including the names of 93.703(a)(2), and 98.33(b).
Canadian Border Ports; Blaine and organizations and individuals who have Removing Blaine and Lynden, WA,
Lynden, WA commented on APHIS dockets, are from the lists of Canadian border ports
AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health available on the Internet at http:// will update the regulations so that they
Inspection Service, USDA. www.aphis.usda.gov/ppd/rad/ accurately reflect the ports of entry for
webrepor.html. the importation of certain animals,
ACTION: Direct final rule.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. birds, poultry, and animal germ plasm
SUMMARY: We are amending the Gary Colgrove, Chief Staff Veterinarian, into the United States.
regulations by removing Blaine and Sanitary Issues Management Staff, Dates
Lynden, WA, from the lists of Canadian National Center for Import and Export,
border ports designated as ports of entry VS, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 38, We are publishing this rule without a
for the importation of certain animals, Riverdale, MD 20737–1231; (301) 734– prior proposal because we view this
birds, poultry, and animal germ plasm 4356. action as noncontroversial and
into the United States. We are removing SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
anticipate no adverse public comment.
the ports of Blaine and Lynden, WA, This rule will be effective, as published
from the lists of designated Canadian Background in this document, on January 7, 2003,
border ports for the importation of The regulations in 9 CFR parts 93 and unless we receive written adverse
animals, birds, poultry, or germ plasm 98 (referred to below as the regulations) comments or written notice of intent to
into the United States because neither restrict the importation of specified submit adverse comments on or before
port has been used for those purposes in animals, birds, poultry, and their December 9, 2002.
approximately 4 years. This rule will products into the United States to Adverse comments are comments that
update the regulations so that they prevent the introduction of suggest the rule should not be adopted
accurately reflect the ports used for the communicable diseases of livestock and or that suggest the rule should be
importation of certain animals and poultry. The regulations designate land changed.
animal semen into the United States. border ports along the U.S.-Canadian If we receive written adverse
DATES: This rule will be effective on border that have inspection facilities for comments or written notice of intent to
January 7, 2003, unless we receive the importation of certain animals, submit adverse comments, we will
written adverse comments or written birds, poultry, and animal germ plasm publish a document in the Federal
notice of intent to submit adverse requiring inspection. Register withdrawing this rule before
comments on or before December 9, The regulations in part 93 specify, the effective date. We will then publish
2002. If we receive written adverse among other things, the Canadian a proposed rule for public comment.
comments or written notice of intent to border ports through which certain As discussed above, if we receive no
submit adverse comments, we will animals may be imported into the written adverse comments or written

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notice of intent to submit adverse List of Subjects DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION


comments that are postmarked,
delivered, or e-mailed within 30 days of 9 CFR Part 93 Federal Aviation Administration
publication of this direct final rule, this Animal diseases, Imports, Livestock,
direct final rule will become effective 60 Poultry and poultry products, 14 CFR Part 39
days following its publication. We will Quarantine, Reporting and [Docket No. 99–NE–33–AD; Amendment 39–
publish a document in the Federal recordkeeping requirements. 12937; AD 2002–22–11]
Register before the effective date of this
direct final rule, confirming that it is 9 CFR Part 98 RIN 2120–AA64
effective on the date indicated in this
Animal diseases and Imports. Airworthiness Directives; Turbomeca
document.
Artouste III Series Turboshaft Engines
Executive Order 12866 and Regulatory Accordingly, we are amending 9 CFR
parts 93 and 98 as follows: AGENCY: Federal Aviation
Flexibility Act
Administration, DOT.
This rule has been reviewed under PART 93—IMPORTATION OF CERTAIN ACTION: Final rule.
Executive Order 12866. For this action, ANIMALS, BIRDS, AND POULTRY,
the Office of Management and Budget AND CERTAIN ANIMAL, BIRD, AND SUMMARY: This amendment supersedes
has waived its review under Executive POULTRY PRODUCTS; an existing airworthiness directive (AD),
Order 12866. REQUIREMENTS FOR MEANS OF that is applicable to Turbomeca
This rule will remove Blaine, WA, as CONVEYANCE AND SHIPPING Artouste III series turboshaft engines
a port of entry for the importation of CONTAINERS with injection wheels part numbers (P/
ratites into the United States. It will also N’s) 218.25.700.0, 218.25.704.0,
remove Blaine and Lynden, WA, as 1. The authority citation for part 93 is 243.25.709.0, 243.25.713.0,
ports of entry for the importation of revised to read as follows: 0.218.27.705.0, 0.218.27.709.0, and
poultry, horses, ruminants, swine, and 0.218.27.713.0 installed. That AD
Authority: 7 U.S.C. 1622, 8303, 8306–8308,
animal germ plasm. We are taking these currently requires smoke emission
8310, 8313, and 8315; 21 U.S.C. 136 and
actions because neither port has been 136a; 31 U.S.C. 9701; 7 CFR 2.22, 2.80, and checks after every ground engine
used for the importation of animals or 371.4. shutdown. If smoke is detected, that AD
animal germ plasm in over 4 years. requires inspecting for fuel flow. If fuel
These actions would update the § 93.107 [Amended] flow is not detected, the engine may
regulations so that they accurately have injection wheel cracks, which
reflect the ports used for the importation 2. In § 93.107, paragraph (b)(2) is requires removing the engine from
of certain animals and germ plasm into amended by removing the words service for repair. If fuel flow is
the United States. ‘‘Blaine, WA;’’. detected, the engine may have a
Since the ports of Blaine and Lynden, malfunctioning electric fuel cock, which
§§ 93.203, 93.303, 93.403, 93.503, and 93.703
WA, have not been used to inspect [Amended] requires removing the electric fuel cock
animals and animal germ plasm from service and replacing with a
imported into the United States in 3. Sections 93.203(b), 93.303(b)(1), serviceable part. This amendment has
approximately 4 years, this action will 93.403(b), 93.503(b), and 93.703(a)(2) similar requirements as the original AD,
have no economic effect on any entity. are amended by removing the words except that the smoke emissions are to
Small entities located at or around the ‘‘Blaine, Lynden,’’ and by removing the be checked after the last flight of the
ports of Blaine and Lynden, WA, will comma immediately after the word day, as opposed to after every flight, as
not be affected by this proposed rule for ‘‘Oroville’’. required by the original AD. This
the same reason that no economic entity amendment also requires inspection of
of any size will be affected. PART 98—IMPORTATION OF CERTAIN central labyrinths not previously
Under these circumstances, the ANIMAL EMBRYOS AND ANIMAL inspected or not replaced after the
Administrator of the Animal and Plant SEMEN engine logged 1,500 operating hours,
Health Inspection Service has and, replacement of these labyrinths if
determined that this action will not 4. The authority citation for part 98 is necessary. This amendment is prompted
have a significant economic impact on revised to read as follows: by reports and analyses of in-flight
a substantial number of small entities. shutdowns (IFSD’s) occurring since the
Authority: 7 U.S.C. 1622, 8303, 8306, 8307,
Executive Order 12988 8313, and 8315; 21 U.S.C. 136 and 136a; 31 issuance of AD 2000–06–12. The actions
U.S.C. 9701; 7 CFR 2.22, 2.80, and 371.4. specified by this AD are intended to
This rule has been reviewed under
prevent injection wheel cracks and
Executive Order 12988, Civil Justice § 98.33 [Amended] excessive central labyrinth wear, which
Reform. This rule: (1) Preempts all State
could result in an IFSD.
and local laws and regulations that are 5. In § 98.33, paragraph (b) is
inconsistent with this rule; (2) has no amended by removing the words DATES: Effective December 13, 2002. The
retroactive effect; and (3) does not ‘‘Blaine, Lynden,’’ and by removing the incorporation by reference of certain
require administrative proceedings comma immediately after the word publications listed in the regulations is
before parties may file suit in court ‘‘Oroville’’. approved by the Director of the Federal
challenging this rule. Register as of December 13, 2002.
Done in Washington, DC, this 5th day of
ADDRESSES: The service information
Paperwork Reduction Act November 2002.
referenced in this AD may be obtained
This rule contains no information Peter Fernandez, from Turbomeca, 40220 Tarnos, France;
collection or recordkeeping Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant telephone +33 05 59 64 40 00, fax +33
requirements under the Paperwork Health Inspection Service. 05 59 64 60 80. This information may
Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 [FR Doc. 02–28476 Filed 11–7–02; 8:45 am] be examined, by appointment, at the
et seq.). BILLING CODE 3410–34–P Federal Aviation Administration (FAA),

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