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ANLA, SAF Submit Comments on Plants for Planting Rules

Monday, October 14, 2013   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Gregg Robertson
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APHIS LogoWASHINGTON, D.C. - The American Nursery and Landscape Association (ANLA) and the Society of American Florists (SAF) have submitted comments on APHIS proposal for new rules for the "plants for planting” (Quarantine 37) regulations.

The changes would do two things:

1. Move all specific restrictions from the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) to the on-line "Plants for Planting Manual.”  Changes to restrictions and requirements would still be done by "notice and comment” but would not require the lengthy, formal rulemaking process.  This change is basically a good one, but it will mean that interested persons will have to sign up for the APHIS stakeholder list and watch for notices of changes.  (To do that, go to https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDAAPHIS/subscriber/new)

2. Establish a framework for the use of "integrated pest management measures” in the production of some plants for planting proposed for import into the U.S. "when the pest risk associated ... can only be addressed through the use of integrated measures.”  The framework proposed is the North American Plant Protection Organization (NAPPO) regional standard, rather than the international (IPPC) standard. ANLA and SAF believe that the IPPC standard would be a better choice.

To review the ANLA and SAF comments click on the following links:

http://www.anla.org/knowledgecenter/ticker/index.cfm?view=detail&colid=123&cid=356&mid=5732 
http://www.anla.org/docs/government%20relations/Q37-ANLA-SAF-Comments-Final.pdf

For more information please contact Lin Schmale at LSchmale@safnow.org or Joe Bischoff at jbischoff@anla.org.  

 

 

 


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