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Domestic Soil

Soil from Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands is handled as foreign soil and is authorized movement into the continental U.S. under the provisions described for foreign soil.

Domestic soil (from within the continental U.S.) may be restricted movement from specific areas under APHIS quarantine regulations. When required by quarantine, the movement of domestic soil may be authorized through the development of a compliance agreement established between the local APHIS office and the person or firm responsible for handling the soil.

Persons desiring more information related to the movement of domestic soil are encouraged to contact the local Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) office and State agricultural officials. The PPQ Permit Unit in Riverdale, Maryland can help identify appropriate offices. The telephone number for the Permit Unit is Area Code 866-524-5421 or 301- 851-2046, fax (301) 734-5786
 



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