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Old 10-26-2009, 07:42 PM   #1
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Cal-IPC: Q-37
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While many countries have adopted protocol that protect their environment without unduly limiting free trade, the US system remains weak (see the National Plant Board's 2006 assessment.) The USDA, which bears responsibility for screening plant imports, has released new "Q-37" guidelines for review, with comments due Oct. 21, 2009. Some will resist this proposal, so it is critical that natural resource managers voice their perspectives.
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Old 10-26-2009, 07:43 PM   #2
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Cal-IPC's letter to the USDA was well written:
http://www.cal-ipc.org/policy/federal/pdf/Cal-IPC%20letter%20on%20Q-37.pdf
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Old 10-27-2009, 01:11 AM   #3
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We should all voice our support, USDA - APHIS - Import and Export, Importation of Plants for Planting
"Revision of the nursery stock quarantine, 7CFR 319.37
Regulations covering the importation of plants for planting (nursery stock) are contained primarily in 7 CFR 319.37. When this quarantine (known as Q37) was first written, plants came to the United States from only a few foreign locations, were imported by nurseries in low numbers as germplasm “starter” material, and required treatment for pests. National plant distribution was slow. Today, plants from worldwide locations come to the US in unlimited “consumer ready” quantities, and are treated only when quarantine pests are found. The USDA proposes a comprehensive review and modernization of Q37. The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has begun this process. This website will provide information about rulemaking, stakeholder meetings, and various other components of the revision process.
Establishing a Category of Plants for Planting Whose Importation is Not Authorized Pending Pest Risk Analysis (NAPPRA)
Addressing the Risks Associated with the Importation of Plants for Planting, a White Paper, December, 2005 (PDF; 238Kb)
Basics of a Proposed Regulatory Systems Approach Protocol – Plants for Planting (PDF; 46Kb)
Federal Import Quarantine Orders
Federal Register Publications (Regulatory Changes)
Outreach Activities"
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Old 10-27-2009, 01:17 AM   #4
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One more to look over, http://nationalplantboard.org/docs/P...%207-17-06.pdf
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