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USDA/APHIS RIN: 0579-AE41 Publication ID: Spring 2020 
Title: Pine Shoot Beetle Deregulation 

This rulemaking will amend the regulations pertaining to the domestic quarantine notices to remove all pine shoot beetle (PSB) quarantined areas and all Federal regulatory requirements related to the import and movement of PSB and associated host material. We prepared an analysis of regulatory options, which we made available for public review and comment, that evaluates the effectiveness of the regulatory program in slowing the spread of the pest and reducing damages. This action will provide flexibility to the States as they manage PSB, will allow Federal resources spent on this program to be allocated elsewhere, and will remove PSB-related interstate movement restrictions on PSB regulated articles.


Agency: Department of Agriculture(USDA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Deregulatory 
CFR Citation: 7 CFR 301    7 CFR 319   
Legal Authority: 7 U.S.C. 450    7 U.S.C. 7701 to 7772    7 U.S.C. 7781 to 7786    21 U.S.C. 136 and 136a   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  09/23/2019  84 FR 49680   
NPRM Comment Period End  11/22/2019 
Final Rule  07/00/2020 
Additional Information: Additional information about APHIS and its programs is available on the Internet at
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Claudia Ferguson
Senior Regulatory Policy Specialist, Regulatory Coordination and Compliance, PPQ
Department of Agriculture
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
4700 River Road, Unit 133,
Riverdale, MD 20737-1231
Phone:301 851-2352