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USDA Seeks Comments on Environmental Assessment on Proposed Biological Control Program for Sirex Woodwasp

July 18, 2008

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is advising the public that an environmental assessment has been prepared relative to a proposed biological control program for Sirex woodwasp. The environmental assessment documents our review and analysis of environmental impacts associated with the proposed biological control program. We are making this environmental assessment available to the public for review and comment.

This notice is scheduled for publication in the July 21 Feder al Register.

Consideration will be given to comments received on or before Aug. 20. You may submit comments by either of the following methods:

  • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to to submit or view comments and to view supporting and related materials available electronically

  • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Please send two copies of your comment to Docket No. APHIS-2008-0073, Regulatory Analysis and Development, PPD, APHIS, Station 3A-03.8, 4700 River Road, Unit 118, Riverdale, MD 20737-1238. Please state that your comment refers to Docket No. APHIS-2008-0073.


Note to Reporters: Public notices and other APHIS information are available on the Internet. Go to the APHIS news release page at and click on the “Newsroom” button. For additional information about this topic contact Melissa O' Dell at (301) 734-5222 or by e-mail at melissa.l.o'dell@aphis.usda,gov.


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