Fwd: Proposal to amend regulations governing plant importation

Lee Poulsen wpoulsen@pacbell.net
Thu, 10 Mar 2005 16:18:56 PST
Here we go again.

Some of you may be interested in submitting comments on this latest  
USDA/APHIS proposal to restrict plant imports into the U.S. They want  
to create what is known as a white list similar to what Australia and  
New Zealand use. In the text of the proposal it states that it applies  
to all parts of a plant, including seeds, that may be used to propagate  
a plant after importation into the U.S. If you want to see the full  
text of the proposal, go to  
<http://www.jlhudsonseeds.net/DocketNo03-069-1.htm> where the site  
owner has highlighted especially egregious portions of the proposal in  
To submit your own comments, go to <http://www.epa.gov/feddocket/>,  
select item 2 "View Open APHIS Dockets". Then it's the third item down,  
03-069-1 APHIS-2004-0024, innocuously titled "Nursery Stock  
Regulations". Click on Submit Comment to enter up to 2000 characters of  
your own comments regarding this proposal.

--Lee Poulsen
Pasadena area, California, USDA Zone 9-10

Begin forwarded message:
> To: rarefruit@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [rarefruit] Comment Period Extension
>  Folks, The comment period regarding the proposed rule change  
> regarding the importation of "plants for planting" has been extended.   
> Please put in your "two cents" worth, and forward it on to all your  
> plant-loving friends.  This proposed rule change is not strictly  
> related to fruit, but plants in general, so don't be shy.  There is no  
> requirement that you be an American to comment, so let's hear from  
> everyone. For further information, click on the below link  
> http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi? 
> dbname=2005_register&amp;docid=fr10mr05-25WarrenMiami, FL
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