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

Notice of Availability of an Environmental Assessment for Biological Control of Cape Ivy!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2015-0099


We are advising the public that the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has prepared a draft environmental assessment relative to the control of Cape ivy, Delairea odorata. The environmental assessment considers the effects of, and alternatives to, the field release of a gall-forming fly, Parafreutreta regalis, into the continental United States for use as a biological control agent to reduce the severity of Cape Ivy infestations. We are making the environmental assessment available to the public for review and comment.

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