USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is asking the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve another three-year extension for its collection of information regarding specific poultry imports from Mexico. APHIS is accepting comments on its request to OMB, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.

USDA regulations permit the importation of poultry meat and poultry products from the Mexican states of Sinaloa and Sonora under conditions that protect against the introduction of exotic Newcastle disease into the United States.  To ensure that the poultry is safe for importation, APHIS requires that certain data appear on the foreign meat inspection certificate that accompanies them.  APHIS also requires that serially numbered seals be applied to containers carrying these times.

APHIS requests that comments be submitted by June 20.  The Federal Register notices can be found at www.federalregister.gov/articles/2011/04/21/2011-9702/notice-of-request-for-extension-of-approval-of-an-information-collection-importation-of-poultry-meat.

 

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