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Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture
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Requesting Approval to Use New Technology for Handling Regulated Garbage

Anyone wishing to use new technology in the handling of regulated garbage must submit a signed letter requesting approval of the new technology along with the supporting required data per the following protocol.   

APHIS will assign the request to an evaluation team, which will request additional information from the establishment/company as needed. Send the signed request letter to the APHIS Administrator at the following address: 

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
c/o AQI VMO Director
USDA-APHIS-PPQ Field Operations
2150 Centre Ave Bldg B
Fort Collins, CO 80526 

Alternatively, a scanned signed letter requesting approval to use new technology on regulated garbage along with supporting required data may be sent to the APHIS Administrator by email at the following address:

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