postal irregulaty in handling seeds after quarantine.

Mark Mazer
Thu, 25 Jan 2007 15:48:47 PST
Unfortunately, it is quite clear that the ADDRESSEE is the APHIS station as listed on the face of the green and yellow shipping label supplied by USDA.  Per the permit instructions on the back of the labels, the CONSIGNEE address is to be placed WITHIN the package.  The postal service has fulfilled it's obligation delivering to APHIS.  We need to arrange with APHIS the final leg of the journey.  I repeat, it seems to me to be prudent to contact the relevant APHIS agent to coordinate the delivery from APHIS to CONSIGNEE.  This may not have been the intent of the legislation, but it looks like we are stuck with it for now.


>Article 722.12 says,with reference to packets of seed that has been 
>inspected or passed, that it shall be  "...redirected to the addressees, and 
>returrned to the mail for delivery."    This is quite clear, has not changed 
>in recent years.

More information about the pbs mailing list