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Re: [aroid-l] Comments on small lot seed imports - U. S.

  • Subject: Re: [aroid-l] Comments on small lot seed imports - U. S.
  • From: Betsy Feuerstein <ecuador@midsouth.rr.com>
  • Date: Sat, 01 May 2004 11:55:00 -0500

Just a suggestion. When you wish for someone to send a response to the Department of Agriculture...... an address might be the stimulus to a
greater response, along with to the attention of whom. Issue certainly has warrant for most of us. If someone comes up with an address, please
post it.

"G. D. M." wrote:

> >From the Pacific Bulb Society's mailing lists that I received today is the following letter that could be of benefit to us all in the U. S.
> -----------------------------------------------
> We are proposing to amend the nursery stock regulations to allow the
> importation of small lots of seed under an import permit with specific
> conditions, as an alternative to the current phytosanitary certificate
> requirement. This proposed change is necessary because several entities
> that import small lots of seed-individual importers, horticultural
> societies, arboreta, and small businesses have had difficulty obtaining the
> necessary certificates and have been adversely affected by the phytosanitary
> certificate requirement.
> We will consider all comments that we receive on or before June 28, 2004.
> --------------------------------------------------------
> USDA-APHIS                   RIN: 0579-AB78
> Importation of Small Lots of Seed Without Phytosanitary
> Certificates -- APHIS Docket No. 02-119-1
> RECEIVED:  02/23/2004        LEGAL DEADLINE: None
> COMPLETED: 04/19/2004 Consistent w/no change
> http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/library/OMBREGSC.html#USDA
> Please write with your opinion.  Obscure items such as this often go the way that people on the staff think for lack of public input.
> Gary

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