APHIS Seeks Public Comment on Three Draft Pest Risk Assessments for the Importation of Aquatic Plants

APHIS seeks public comment on three draft pest risk assessments (PRAs) for the importation of the following list of aquatic plants in approved growing media from Denmark into the continental United States and Alaska:

  • Micranthemum callitrchoides, and micranthemoides
  • Myriophyllum mattogrossensis
  • Pogostemon erectus, P. helferi, and stellatus

These PRAs were prepared in response to a request from the Danish Plant Directorate of the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, and will be available for comment for 30 days.

To view these draft documents go to the APHIS Stakeholder Risk Assessment Consultation web page: https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/planthealth/import-information/commodity-import-approval-process/ct_stakeholder_consultation

Please submit your comments via email to PPQPRAcomments@aphis.usda.gov.

We are accepting comments until September 28, 2017.

These PRAs were developed in conjunction with Weed Risk Assessments. For more information go to the Noxious Weeds Program Risk Assessments web page: https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/planthealth/plant-pest-and-disease-programs/pests-and-diseases/sa_weeds/sa_noxious_weeds_program/ct_riskassessments

For general information go to the commodity import approval process web page: https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/planthealth/import-information/commodity-import-approval-process/ct_commodity_import_approval_process

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