USDA SEEKS COMMENT ON DRAFT PEST RISK ASSESSMENT ON HONEY BEES IMPORTED FROM AUSTRALIA INTO THE UNITED STATES
March 15, 2010
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is announcing to the public that it has prepared an evaluation of the pest risks associated with the importation of honey bees from Australia. The draft pest risk assessment considers potential pest risks involved in the importation of honeybees into the United States from Australia after concerns that exotic honey bee pathogens or parasites may have been introduced into Australia. APHIS is making the draft pest risk assessment available to the public for review and comment.
This action is published in today's March 15 Federal Register.
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