Stakeholder risk assessment consultation allows stakeholders to review and provide comments on draft risk assessments or pest lists for fruits, vegetables, plants, or plant products for a 30-day period prior to the country consultation process. As draft risk assessments and pest lists are made available for comment, they will be posted on this page with the date by which comments are due.
Please submit your comments to PPQPRAcomments
@aphis.usda.gov.You will need to include the name of the commodity assessed by the draft document (examples: apples, spruce trees) in the Subject line of your emailed comment.
Your comments will be considered and may result in changes to the risk assessments or pest lists. However, we are unable to provide you with individual feedback regarding your comment. When providing comments, please note:
You will not find mitigations for pests shown in draft pest lists and risk assessments. Risk Management, including mitigations, is conducted after we receive stakeholder and country comments on each pest list or risk assessment.
You will have additional opportunities to provide comments on our risk assessments or pest lists when the respective proposed rules or notices are available for comment in the Federal Register.
To receive automatic notifications that risk assessments or pest lists have been posted to this website for review and comment, we encourage interested stakeholders to register with the APHIS Stakeholder Registry. When signing up for specific updates, check the boxes for "Fruits and Vegetables Imports" and/or "Plants for Planting", depending on your interests. These boxes may be found on the list by expanding the headings "APHIS - Plant Health Information" > "Importation into the US" > "Entry Requirements".