Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service February 27, 2019 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Availability of an Environmental Assessment for the Release of Biological Control of Brazilian Peppertree
Document Number: 2019-03322
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-27
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
We are advising the public that the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has prepared an environmental assessment relative to permitting the release of Calophya latiforceps and Pseudophilothrips ichini for the biological control of Brazilian peppertree, a significant invasive weed, within the contiguous United States. Based on the environmental assessment and other relevant data, we have reached a preliminary determination that the release of these control agents will not have a significant impact on the quality of the human environment. We are making the environmental assessment available to the public for review and comment.