USDA SEEKS COMMENTS ON ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT RELATED TO THE CONTROL OF WATER HYACINTH
November 16, 2009
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has prepared an environmental assessment relative to the control of water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes). The environmental assessment considers the effects of, and alternatives to, the release of an insect, Megamelus scutellaris, into the continental United States for use as a biological control agent to reduce the severity of water hyacinth infestations. We are making the environmental assessment available to the public for review and comment.
Consideration will be given to all comments received on or before Dec. 16. You may submit comments by either of the following methods:
Docket No. APHIS-2009-0058, Regulatory Analysis and Development, PPD, APHIS, Station 3A-03.8, 4700 River Road Unit 118, Riverdale, MD 20737-1238. Please state that your comment refers to Docket No. APHIS-2009-0058.
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