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Pale Cyst Nematode (PCN) Supplemental Environment Assessment Available for Review

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is making available to the public a supplemental environmental assessment (SEA) for the Pale Cyst Nematode Program (PCN) in Bingham and Bonneville Counties, Idaho. A draft SEA was made available for review and comment on April 28, 2016. This updated SEA includes revisions as a result of comments received and additional information regarding the program.  Anyone wishing to obtain a copy of the document should contact Brian Marschman by mail at USDA APHIS PPQ, 9134 W. Blackeagle Dr., Boise, ID 83709; or at: Brian.L.Marschman@aphis.usda.gov). The document can also be viewed at:  http://www.aphis.usda.gov/planthealth/pcn Continue reading

Available for Comment: Release of Gall-Forming Fly for the Biological Control of Cape Ivy

USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service published a draft environmental assessment on March 24, 2016 for the proposed release of a gall-forming fly (Parafreutreta regalis) into the continental United States for use as a biological control agent to reduce the severity of Cape Ivy (Delairea odorata) infestations.

We will consider all comments that we receive on or before April 25, 2016.

For further information or to make a comment on this assessment, refer to http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2015-0099.