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USDA/APHIS RIN: 0579-AD28 Publication ID: Spring 2014 
Title: Importation of Wood Packaging Material From Canada 
Abstract: This rulemaking will amend the regulations for the importation of unmanufactured wood articles to remove the exemption that allows wood packaging material from Canada to enter the United States without first meeting the treatment and marking requirements of the regulations that apply to wood packaging material from all other countries. This action is necessary in order to prevent the dissemination and spread of pests via wood packaging material from Canada. 
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: 7 CFR 319   
Legal Authority: 7 USC 450    7 USC 7701 to 7772    7 USC 7781 to 7786    21 USC 136 and 136a   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  12/02/2010  75 FR 75157   
NPRM Comment Period End  01/31/2011    
Final Rule  07/00/2014 
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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: Federal 
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:
John Tyrone Jones
Trade Director, Forestry Products, Phytosanitary Issues Management, PPQ
Department of Agriculture
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
4700 River Road, Unit 140,
Riverdale, MD 20737-1231
Phone:301 851-2344