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:
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 subscribe to the APHIS Stakeholder Registry “Risk Analysis and Assessments” topic. Depending on your interests select other topics such as "Fruits and Vegetables Imports" and "Plants for Planting". All three of these topics may be found on the list by expanding the headings "APHIS - Plant Health Information" > "Importation into the US" > "Entry Requirements".
Draft Risk Assessments Available for Comment
Importation of Fresh Pepper Fruit – Capsicum annuum L., Capsicum baccatum L., Capsicum chinense Jacq., Capsicum frutescens L., and Capsicum pubescens Ruiz & Pav. – from Ecuador into the United States [Comments due by October 1, 2014]
Pest List for the Importation of Fresh Fruit of Apple, Malus domestica, and Pear, Pyrus communis, into the Continental United States from seven countries in the European Union (Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Portugal, Spain, the Netherlands) [Comments due by October 1, 2014]