APHIS - Evaluation of plant pests at ports of entry 

November 12:  The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) released for publication in the Federal Register a notice of evaluation of established plant pests for action at ports of entry.

According to the notice [PDF 75 KB], APHIS has determined that it is no longer appropriate or necessary to take certain evaluation action on some plant pests because APHIS is not taking any regulatory action with respect to those same pests when found in interstate movement, due to its scientific determination that mitigating their pest risk is not needed.


To determine that APHIS is taking action at the ports of entry only when warranted, APHIS reported that it has started to assess currently actionable plant pests that are present in the United States to determine which specific pests require action on at the port of entry, with this assessment being based on a number of factors.



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