Today, the North American Plant Protection Organization (NAPPO) posted on its website two draft Regional Standards for Phytosanitary Measures (RSPMs) and one Science & Technology document for 2020 Consultation (review and commenting). APHIS is inviting U.S. stakeholders to submit comments to PPQ on the draft NAPPO documents by the dates noted below.
|Documents for Country Consultation||Comments Due to PPQ|
|NAPPO Science & Technology (S&T) document on the risks associated with the introduction of exotic lymantriid species of potential concern to the NAPPO region||June 30, 2020|
|Revision of Regional Standard for Phytosanitary Measures (RSPM) 9: Authorization of laboratories for performing phytosanitary testing and Appendix 1-Audit checklist||July 31, 2020|
|Revision of RSPM 5: NAPPO glossary of phytosanitary terms||July 31, 2020|
For specific instructions and Agency points of contact for submitting comments to PPQ on the NAPPO documents, visit the APHIS website. Information is also available on the NAPPO website. Comments should fall into one of three categories: substantial, technical, or editorial. Please provide alternative wording and a justification for any suggested amendments.
For more information, contact PPQ’s NAPPO Technical Director, Patricia Abad at email@example.com.
NAPPO 2020 Work ProgramTo view the list of NAPPO’s current projects under the 2020 NAPPO work program and active expert groups, please visit the NAPPO website.
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