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USDA Reviewing Information Collection on Plants for Planting Not Authorized for Import

Friday, October 03, 2014
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The Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is inviting comments through Nov. 3 on an information collection concerning the establishment of a category for plants for planting not authorized for importation pending pest risk analysis. APHIS collects the following information before a pest risk assessment can be prepared: (1) a description and/or map of the specific locations(s) of the areas in the exporting country where the plant, plant parts or plant products are produced; (2) scientific name (including genus, species and author names) and taxonomic classification of arthropods, fungi, bacteria, nematodes, viruses, viroids, mollusks, phytoplasmas, spiroplasmas, etc., attacking the crop; and (3) plant part attacked by each pest, pest life stages associated with plant part attacked, and location of pest (in, on or with commodity).

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