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USDA Reviewing Information Collections on Papayas, Plants for Planting

Tuesday, August 29, 2017
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The Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is accepting comments through Oct. 23 on the proposed extension of information collections associated with the regulations for the importation of papayas from certain regions of Brazil, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama into the continental U.S., Alaska, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. These collections include phytosanitary certificates, fruit fly monitoring records, and box labeling.

APHIS is also accepting comments through Oct. 30 on the proposed extension of information collections required of individuals involved in growing, exporting, and importing plants for planting (nursery stock). These include permits; foreign site certificates of inspection and/or treatment; written requests to APHIS for permission to move, propagate, or allow propagation of regulated articles; markings and identification of regulated articles; phytosanitary certificates; grower and production site registrations; inspections, lists, reinstatements, and reapprovals; and trust fund agreements.

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