Agency: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are adopting as a final rule, without change, an interim rule that amended the regulations to clearly state that a permit is required for the movement of noxious weeds interstate, as well as into or through the United States. Prior to the interim rule, the regulations provided for the issuance of permits for movements of noxious weeds into or
We are amending the Karnal bunt regulations by adding Throckmorton and Young Counties in Texas to the list of areas regulated because of Karnal bunt, a fungal disease of wheat, due to the detection of bunted kernels in grain grown in this area. This action will help prevent the spread of Karnal bunt into noninfected areas of the United States.
We are amending the regulations governing the importation of fruits and vegetables to allow the importation of mangoes from Guimaras Island in the Republic of the Philippines, subject to inspection and the completion of a prescribed vapor heat treatment. We believe that this action is warranted because there appears to be no significant pest risk
We are proposing to amend the black stem rust quarantine and regulations by requiring that persons who request the addition of Berberis, Mahoberberis, or Mahonia spp. plants to the list of rust resistant varieties in the regulations must provide the Agency with a description of the variety that can be used by State nursery inspectors to clearly