Draft Risk Assessments Available for Comment
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.
The following draft risk assessments and pest lists are available for comment.
|Comments Due by:||Title|
|February 27, 2015||Importation of Live Plants of multiple Hygrophila species in Approved Growing Media from Denmark into the Continental United States and Alaska (PDF; 162 Kb)
|February 27, 2015||Importation of Live Plants of Anubias barteri Schott in Approved Growing Media from Denmark into the Continental United States and Alaska (PDF; 131 Kb)
|February 27, 2015||Importation of Live Plants of Leptochilus pteropus (Blume) Fraser-Jenk. in Approved Growing Media from Denmark into the Continental United States and Alaska (PDF; 139 Kb)
|March 6, 2015||Importation of Bell Pepper (Capsicum annuum) from Morocco into the Continental United States (PDF; 1.27 Mb)
|March 9, 2015||Importation of Phalaenopsis spp. Plants in Approved Growing Media from Costa Rica into the United States (PDF; 822 Kb)
|March 16, 2015||An Assessment of Seeds of Hibiscus and Abelmoschus as a Pathway for the Pink Bollworm Pectinophora gossypiella (Saunders) if Found Contaminating Shipments of Seeds of Cotton or other Commodities (PDF; 865 Kb)
|March 24, 2015||Importation of Fresh Fig, Ficus carica L., Fruit from Peru into the Continental United States (PDF; 668 Kb)|
How to Submit Comments
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:
How to Receive Automatic Notifications
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".