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APHIS Extends Comment Period for Draft Pest Risk Assessments for Stonefruit for Consumption from Australia

USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is extending the comment period on the draft pest risk assessments for apricot, nectarine, peach, European plum, and Japanese plum for consumption from Australia for 30 days. This action will allow interested parties additional time to prepare and submit comments.

On January 3, 2020, APHIS published the pest risk assessments and opened a 30-day comment period. At the request of stakeholders, APHIS is extending the comment period for an additional 30 days, until April 4, 2020.

APHIS shares draft pest risk assessments and pest lists to determine whether stakeholders have information that might lead us to revise the draft assessment before we identify pest mitigations and proceed with the commodity import approval process.

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