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
The March 30, 2018 APHIS Federal Register Notice is posted at
Additional information about the Maine Infectious Salmon Anemia Virus Control Program Standards is posted at
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