USDA/APHIS Request for Public Comment: ISA in Maine

(06/13/18)

 

Federal Register Notice

Request for Public Comment

Infectious Salmon Anemia (ISA) in Maine

USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)

 

 

The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is seeking additional public comments on the paperwork and regulatory burdens associated with its program to "... reimburse aquaculture industry businesses; conduct biosecurity, protocols and audits; develop site-specific ISA action plans; compile fish inventories and mortality reports (and keep records of the inventories and reports); and conduct disease surveillance ..." - APHIS notes that ISA is a "... clinical disease resulting from infection with the ISA virus; signs include hemorrhaging, anemia, and lethargy. ISA poses a substantial threat to the economic viability and sustainability of salmon aquaculture in the United States and abroad ..."

 

The title of the June 12, 2018 USDA Federal Register Notice is "Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request"

 

The title of the March 30, 2018 APHIS Federal Register Notice is "Notice of Request for Revision to and Extension of Approval of an Information Collection; Infectious Salmon Anemia; Payment of Indemnity"

 

The June 12, 2018 Federal Register Notice was signed on an unspecified date by Ruth Brown who is a Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer with the USDA Office of the Chief Information Officer

 

The March 30, 2018 Federal Register Notice was signed on March 26, 2018 by Kevin Shea who is the Administrator of the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

 

Source: June 12, 2018 USDA Federal Register Notice

 

March 30, 2018 APHIS Federal Register Notice

 

Comments Due By: July 12, 2018

 

The June 12, 2018 USDA Federal Register Notice is posted at


http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-06-12/html/2018-12585.htm

 

The March 30, 2018 APHIS Federal Register Notice is posted at


http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2018-03-30/html/2018-06514.htm

 

Additional information about the Maine Infectious Salmon Anemia Virus Control Program Standards is posted at


http://www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_health/animal_dis_spec/aquaculture/downloads/isa_standards.pdf

 

Questions may be directed to Teresa Robinson who is the Maine ISA Program Aquaculture Liaison with the USDA APHIS Veterinary Services in Edmunds Township, Maine at 207 319 3703