USDA Reviewing Import and Export Information Collections
The Department of Agriculture is accepting comments through Sept. 20 on the information collections associated with the following.
- importation of Hass avocados from Michoacán, Mexico: form PPQ 587 (Application for Permit to Import Plants or Plant Products) is used to ensure that fresh Hass avocados from Mexico do not harbor insect pests
- export certification, accreditation of non-government facilities: applications submitted by owners or operators of non-government facilities seeking accreditation to conduct laboratory testing or phytosanitary inspection must contain specified information, including operator contact information, facility description, and description of the specific services for which the facility is seeking accreditation
- South American cactus moth quarantine and regulations: information collections include limited permits used to authorize the movement of regulated articles that are not certifiable to specified destinations for processing, treatment, or utilization; federal certificates used for domestic movement of treated articles relating to quarantines; and compliance agreements provided for the convenience of persons who are involved in the growing, handling, or moving of regulated articles from quarantined areas
- importation of French and runner beans from Kenya: information collection activities include inspections, packinghouse registration, box labeling, and phytosanitary certificates
- importation of female squash flowers from Israel: information collection activities include production site registration, trapping records, box markings, production site inspections, and phytosanitary certificates
- importation of cape gooseberry from Colombia: information collection activities include bilateral workplans, production site registration, trapping, recordkeeping, phytosanitary inspection, and phytosanitary certificates