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USDA Reviewing Information Collections on Imported Fruits and Vegetables

Friday, July 01, 2016
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The Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is inviting comments through Aug. 30 on the proposed extension of the following information collections.

Importation of Fruit from Thailand – Litchi, longan, mango, mangosteen, pineapple and rambutan may be imported from Thailand under certain conditions that involve the use of information collection activities, including an import permit, production area registration and monitoring, recordkeeping, trust fund agreement, phytosanitary certificate with an additional declaration statement, labeling, compliance agreements, foreign site certificate of inspection and/or treatment, approved irradiation facilities, and facility operational workplans.

Irradiation as Phytosanitary Treatment of Imported Fruits and Vegetables – USDA regulations concerning irradiation treatment involve the collection of information such as a compliance agreement, 30-day notification, labeling and packaging, establishment of a dosimetry system, request for dosimetry device approval, request for certification and inspection of facility, denial and withdrawal of certification, irradiation treatment work plan, trust fund agreement, recordkeeping, preclearance work plan and phytosanitary certificate.

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