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[Aroid-l] Fw: New rules for importing Nursery Stock

  • Subject: [Aroid-l] Fw: New rules for importing Nursery Stock
  • From: "Marge Talt" mtalt@hort.net
  • Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2005 03:36:22 -0500

> For those of you not on Alpine-L, I'm taking the liberty of
> forwarding this message from Joyce Fingerut, past president of
NARGS
> Anybody who is interested in importing plants needs to go wade
> through this document and comment on it, either via email, on the
web
> site and/or via snail mail to USDA and, if you're in the US, your
> local congressional/senate representatives.
> 
> Not much time left...cut off date for comments is March 10.
> 
> Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
> mtalt@hort.net
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> 
> ----------
> > From: Joyce Fingerut <alpinegarden@COMCAST.NET>
> > 
> > Just a gentle nudge, for those of you interested in ever bringing
> > plants, bulbs or seeds into the US.  The deadline for comments on
> the
> > proposed changes in the import regulations is March 10th.  The
USDA
> is
> > considering major changes to the import regs, including possibly
> adding
> > a requirement for Pest Risk Assessments (PRAs) before new taxa
can
> be
> > imported.
> > 
> > Go to:
> > http://www.aphis.usda.gov/ppd/rad/webrepor/ppq.html
> > and then scroll down to the Nursery Stock Regulations [Docket No.
> > 03-069-1] dated December 10, 2004.
> > 
> > Please take the time to read their proposals carefully and
respond
> to
> > their requests for comments and suggestions. Plant lovers need to
> make
> > their concerns known!  The Agency can't know what you want unless
> you
> > tell them; APHIS is waiting to hear from you.

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