Draft Risk Assessments Available for Comment
Stakeholder risk assessment consultation allows stakeholders to review and provide comments on draft risk assessments or pest lists for fruits, vegetables, plants, or plant products for a 30-day period prior to the country consultation process. As draft risk assessments and pest lists are made available for comment, they will be posted on this page with the date by which comments are due.
The following draft risk assessments and pest lists are available for comment.
|Comments Due by:||Title|
|November 7, 2016||Importation of Live Plants of Rotala macrandra Koehne, R. rotundifolia (Buch.-Ham. ex Roxb.) Koehne and R. wallichii (Hooker) Koehne in Approved Growing Media from Denmark into the Continental United States and Alaska|
|November 14, 2016
||Importation of Live Plants of Alternanthera reineckii Briq. in Approved
Growing Media from Denmark into the Continental United States and Alaska
November 30, 2016
||Importation of Fresh Pumpkin [Cucurbita moschata (Duchesne ex Lam.) Duchesne ex Poir.], Squash [Cucurbita maxima Duchesne ex Lam.] and the Interspecific Hybrid Variety Tetsukabuto [C. moschata × C. maxima] from Brazil into the Continental United States|
How to Submit Comments
Please submit your comments to PPQPRAcomments@aphis.usda.gov .
You will need to include the name of the commodity assessed by the draft document (examples: apples, spruce trees) in the Subject line of your emailed comment.
Your comments will be considered and may result in changes to the risk assessments or pest lists. However, we are unable to provide you with individual feedback regarding your comment. When providing comments, please note:
How to Receive Automatic Notifications
To receive automatic notifications that risk assessments or pest lists have been posted to this website for review and comment, we encourage interested stakeholders to subscribe to the APHIS Stakeholder Registry “Risk Analysis and Assessments” topic. Depending on your interests select other topics such as "Fruits and Vegetables Imports" and "Plants for Planting". All three of these topics may be found on the list by expanding the headings "APHIS - Plant Health Information" > "Importation into the US" > "Entry Requirements".