Monday, May 9, 2011

Now Open for Comment: 'Not Authorized For Importation'

July 5, 2011 is the deadline for public comment on a new "category of plants for planting" aka 'nursery stock'. These plants would be "not authorized for importation pending pest risk assessment". This is the long awaited Q-37 final rule "Establishing a Category of Plants for Planting Not Authorized for Importation Pending Pest Risk Analysis" (NAPPRA). All comments received on Docket No. APHIS-2006-0011 on or before July 5, 2011 will be considered. Read the public comments made to date. For more information click on USDA APHIS website, Plant Import or Frequently Asked Questions or the Proposed Rule.