Draft Risk Assessments Available for Comment
APHIS shares draft pest risk assessments with the public to determine whether stakeholders have information that might lead us to revise the draft assessment before we identify pest mitigations and proceed with official rulemaking. This service 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. 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.
|Comments Due by:||Title|
|February 3, 2020||Importation of Acer buergerianum Miq., A. palmatum Thunb., and A.
pseudosieboldianum Nakai live bunjae from the Republic of Korea into the
continental United States
|February 4, 2020
||Importation of Japanese Plum (Prunus salicina Lindl. var. salicina) from Australia into the Continental United States
|February 4, 2020
||Importation of Apricot (Prunus armeniaca L.), Nectarine [P. persica var. nucipersica (Suckow) C.K. Schneid.)], Peach (P. persica L. Batsch var. persica), and European Plum (P. domestica A. Savat. subsp. domestica) from Australia into the Continental United States
|February 14, 2020||Importation of Melon (Cucumis melo L.) fruit from Japan into the Continental United States, Puerto Rico, and United States Virgin Islands
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 for scientific and technical issues raised 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".