Washington, DC, USA
August 3, 2012
[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 150 (Friday, August 3, 2012)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-19029]
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
[Docket No. APHIS-2012-0060]
Availability of an Environmental Assessment for a Biological Control Agent for Hemlock Woolly Adelgid
AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.
SUMMARY: We are advising the public that the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has prepared an environmental assessment relative to the release of Symnus coniferarum to control hemlock woolly adelgid. The environmental assessment considers the effects of, and alternatives to, the release of Symnus coniferarum into the eastern United States for use as a biological control agent to reduce the severity of hemlock woolly adelgid infestations. We are making the environmental assessment available to the public for review and comment.
DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before September 4, 2012.