Skip to main content

U.S. flag An official website of the United States government

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture

USDA FAQ's and resources about coronavirus (COVID-19).  LEARN MORE

USDA Issues Finding of No Significant Impact for the Release of Cheilosia urbana to Control Invasive Hawkweeds

Washington, D.C., [September 24, 2019] – The United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has prepared a final environmental assessment and issued a finding of no significant impact associated with releasing hoverfly (Cheilosia urbana) in the contiguous United States to control invasive hawkweeds (Pilosella spp.). With this action, APHIS will begin issuing permits to release hoverfly.

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. To file a complaint of discrimination, write: USDA, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Ave., SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (866) 632-9992 (Toll-free Customer Service), (800) 877-8339 (Local or Federal relay), (866) 377-8642 (Relay voice users).

Complementary Content