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|
|May 27, 2015||Importation of Persimmon, Diospyros kaki Thunb., as Fresh Fruit from New Zealand into the Entire United States, Including Hawaii and U.S. Territories
|June 1, 2015||Importation of Cherry [Prunus avium (L.) L.] from Continental Spain into the Continental United States
|June 3, 2015||Importation of Fresh Pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) Fruit from Peru into the Continental United States
|June 23, 2015||Importation of Persimmon, Diospyros kaki Thunb., as Fresh Fruit with Calyxes from Japan into the United States|
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".