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USDA/APHIS RIN: 0579-AC36 Publication ID: Spring 2014 
Title: Importation of Poultry and Poultry Products From Regions Affected With Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza 
Abstract: This rulemaking will amend the regulations concerning the importation of animals and animal products to prohibit or restrict the importation of birds, poultry, and bird and poultry products from regions that have reported the presence in commercial birds or poultry of highly pathogenic avian influenza of any subtype. This action will supplement existing prohibitions and restrictions on articles from regions that have reported the presence of Newcastle disease or highly pathogenic avian influenza subtype H5N1. 
Agency: Department of Agriculture(USDA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 9 CFR 93 to 95   
Legal Authority: 7 USC 1622    7 USC 8301 to 8317    21 USC 136 and 136a    31 USC 9701   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Interim Final Rule  01/24/2011  76 FR 4046   
Interim Final Rule Comment Period End  03/25/2011    
Interim Final Rule Comment Period Reopened  05/03/2011  76 FR 24793   
Interim Final Rule Comment Period Reopened End  05/18/2011    
Interim Final Rule Comment Period Reopened  06/12/2012  77 FR 34783   
Interim Final Rule Comment Period Reopened End  07/12/2012 
Final Rule  09/00/2014 
Additional Information: Additional information about APHIS and its programs is available on the Internet at
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: Federal, State 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
International Impacts: This regulatory action will be likely to have international trade and investment effects, or otherwise be of international interest.
RIN Data Printed in the FR: Yes 
Agency Contact:
Javier Vargas
Case Manager, National Import Export Services, Animal Health Policy and Programs, VS
Department of Agriculture
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
4700 River Road, Unit 38,
Riverdale, MD 20737
Phone:301 851-3300