Fwd: Importation of Plants - Proposed rule - Request for Guidance

Ellen Hornig hornig@earthlink.net
Mon, 27 Jul 2009 10:05:49 PDT
Maybe we're all getting more hot and bothered than we should.  If APHIS can 
only inspect 3% of imports under permit with their present staff and 
funding, and if, as my ag inspector tells me, they have great difficulty 
hiring inspectors because the pay is abysmally low, enforcement of any new 
mandate is probably a long way off.  It seems to me that it's relatively 
inexpensive to make new regs that to some extent silence loudly squeaky 
wheels; the proof of the intent is in the funding, and since that is already 
far behind current needs it seems unlikely that it will be made available to 
cover new mandates, especially in "these times".


Ellen Hornig
Seneca Hill Perennials
3712 County Route 57
Oswego NY 13126 USA

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