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USDA Informs the Public on International Sanitary and Phytosanitary Standard-Setting Activities

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), in accordance with legislation implementing the results of the Uruguay Round of negotiations under the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, is informing the public of the international standard-setting activities of the World Organization for Animal Health, the Secretariat of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC), and the North American Plant Protection Organization (NAPPO). APHIS is accepting comments on the activities related to the aforementioned standard-setting organizations.

This notice may be viewed in the Federal Register on November 25, 2019 at: http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2019-0064. Comments may be submitted to the following contacts and can be submitted at any time. APHIS will respond to comments as needed.

For general information on the topics covered in this notice, contact Ms. Jessica Mahalingappa, USDA, APHIS Associate Deputy Administrator for International Services, at Room 1132, USDA South Building, 14th Street and Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250 or at (202) 799-7121. For specific information regarding standard-setting activities of the World Organization for Animal Health, contact Dr. Michael David, Director, International Animal Health Standards, Veterinary Services, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 33, Riverdale, MD 20737 or at (301) 851-3302. For specific information regarding the standard-setting activities of the IPPC, contact Dr. Marina Zlotina, IPPC Technical Director, International Phytosanitary Standards, PPQ, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 130, Riverdale, MD 20737 or at (301) 851-2200. For specific information on the NAPPO, contact Ms. Patricia Abad, NAPPO Technical Director, International Phytosanitary Standards, PPQ, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 130, Riverdale, MD 20737 or at (301) 851-2264.



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