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APHIS Extends Comment Period for Scrapie Eradication Document

Thursday, August 30, 2001

APHIS today reopened and extended the period for which comments will be accepted on the Scrapie Eradication Uniform Methods and Rules (UMR). The comment period, which ended June 19, 2001, was reopened and will now close on September 20, 2001, according to a notice in the August 30, 2001, Federal Register.
The UMR are a set of procedures and standards adopted by APHIS and States for controlling and eradicating scrapie. The UMR will be reviewed at least annually by members of the livestock industry and appropriate state and federal agencies and will be drafted, revised and published as needed by USDA.
The document has been approved by APHIS and contains recommendations for the state animal health authorities, industry representatives, National Institute for Animal Agriculture and the U.S. Animal Health Association.
For information on how to submit comments and obtain a copy of the UMR, read the Federal Register entry at http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=2001_register&docid=01-21927-filed.pdf.

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