Agency: USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)
Action: Revision of previously proposed rule and re-opening of comment period due by September 27, 2023
Why it matters: The previous proposed rule published in April 2020 about NLRAD elicited concerns regarding the confidentiality of information (regarding suspected or diagnosed incidences of animal diseases or disease agents) reported to States. Further concern was that APHIS was unable to provide Federal assurances of such confidentiality for information reported to the States. This revision no longer requires reporting to State officials.