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tion. The Deputy Administrator may, whenever he deems it necessary as an emergency measure in order to prevent the dissemination of any plant pest new to or not theretofore known to be widely prevalent or distributed within and throughout the United States, seize, quarantine, treat, apply other remedial measures to, destroy, or otherwise dispose of, in such manner as he deems appropriate, any plant pest which is moving without compliance with any conditions in the permit or the provisions of this part or after the permit has been canceled.
§330.206 Permits for plant pest movement associated with National Defense projects.
The Deputy Administrator will facilitate research associated with National Defense projects through issuance of permits for movement of plant pests for such research, upon receiving assurance satisfactory to him that adequate safeguards will surround utilization of the plant pests to prevent their dissemination.
ganisms not subject to regulation under the Federal Plant Pest Act but subject to regulation under some other act.
§ 330.209 Permits for means of convey
No permit shall be required for movement into or through the United States from any place outside thereof, or interstate, of a means of conveyance unless the primary purpose of such movement of the means of conveyance is to move plant pests.
§ 330.210 Packing materials and containers for plant pest movement; host materials.
Plant pests moved into or through the United States, or interstate, must be free of soil, except when the Deputy Administrator approves in the permit the movement of soil with the plant pest. Subject to this exception, only approved packing materials are to be employed in the shipment of plant pests. Approved packing materials for the movement of plant pests under this part will be prescribed in administrative instructions or approved in specific cases by the Deputy Administrator. Such actions will be coordinated with and may supplement any requirements of the Post Office Department governing packing and packaging of any materials for movements covered by the postal laws and regulations. All containers shall be stoutly constructed so as to prevent breakage in transit and danger of plant pest dissemination and shall be labeled in accordance with § 330.211. The Deputy Administrator may allow the movement of host materials with plant pests under permits when they must necessarily accompany the pests, although such movement is otherwise barred under the Plant Quarantine Act.
§ 330.210a Administrative instructions listing approved packing materials for plant pests.
(a) The following materials are approved as packing materials for use with any shipment of plant pests in accordance with § 330.210:
(1) Absorbent cotton or processed cotton padding free of cottonseed. (2) Cellulose materials.
(3) Excelsior. (4) Felt.
(5) Ground peat (peat moss). (6) Paper or paper products.
(7) Phenolic resin foam. (8) Sawdust.
(9) Sponge rubber.
(10) Thread waste; twine; or cord. (11) Vermiculite.
(b) Advance approval for the use of any other packing material for any specific movement should be obtained from the Deputy Administrator.
§ 330.211 Labelling of plant pests for movement under permits.
(a) Interstate movement. For interstate movements of plant pests a label shall be attached to each parcel containing the pests as evidence that the movement of the plant pests is authorized. Such label shall also disclose the contents of the parcel.
(b) Movement into or through the United States from places outside thereof by mail or cargo. (1) When a permit authorizing the movement of plant pests into the United States from any place outside thereof is issued to an applicant under this part, it will be accompanied by distinctive labels, with instructions for their use by the foreign shipper. Such labels will be issued in quantity sufficient to permit attaching one to each parcel to be moved. The labels will direct the parcels to specified inspection stations of the Plant Protection and Quarantine Programs, or other designated points, for clearance. The stations will be notified by the Deputy Administrator in advance of the expected arrival of the plant pests. Plant pests so moved by mail may be refused entry unless the containers thereof bear such labels. Cargo shipments of plant pests so moved may be refused entry unless they bear such labels or are otherwise plainly marked to identify the contents.
(2) Any labelling requirements with respect to the movement of plant pests through the United States will be included in shipping instructions issued as conditions of the permits.
(c) Misuse of labels. No labels unused in accordance with the terms of the
permit may be used for the movement of any other plant pest. The Federal Plant Pest Act provides a penalty2 for the misuse of labels under this part. Any unauthorized movement of plant pests under a label shall be refused by the inspector, and the plant pests so moved may be destroyed or otherwise dealt with as set out in §330.106 if deemed necessary as an emergency measure under that section.
(Approved by the Office of Management and Budget under control number 0579-0054)
[24 FR 10825, Dec. 29, 1959, as amended at 48 FR 57466, Dec. 30, 1983]
§ 330.212 Movement of plant pests by baggage.
Persons proposing to move plant pests into or through the United States from any place outside thereof, or from any Territory or possession into or through any other Territory or possession, or the Continental United States, by baggage, shall show the permit authorizing the movement to the inspector upon arrival at the port where the baggage is inspected. The conditions specified for the movement must be observed. The inspector will insure that the movement is handled in accordance with the terms of the permit. If it is necessary to move the plant pest to another place for clearance, the owner will be responsible for all costs incidental to such forwarding. Pending forwarding, the inspector will specify and supervise the application of safeguards against danger of plant pest dissemination and may retain custody of the pests until forwarded.
2 Section 108 of the Federal Plant Pest Act provides: "Any person who violates section 103 of this act, or any regulation promulgated under this act, or who forges, counterfeits, or without authority from the Secretary uses, alters, or defaces any permit or other document provided for by this act or the regulations thereunder, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punished by a fine not exceeding $500, or by imprisonment not exceeding one year, or both."
Subpart-Movement of Soil, Stone, And Quarry Products
§330.300 Soil from foreign countries or Territories or possessions.1
No soil shall be moved into or through the United States from any place outside thereof or from any Territory or possession into or through any other Territory or possession or the Continental United States, whether the soil is moved as such or incidentally adhering to means of conveyance or other articles, except as authorized in §318.60, §319.37-16a, or §319.69 of this chapter, or this subpart. However this section shall not apply to the movement of soil from Mexico through Mexican Border ports, which movement is subject to the requirements in part 320 of this chapter and, as applicable, §§ 319.37-16a and 319.69 of this chapter.
(a) Permits authorized. The Deputy Administrator may issue permits under this section for movements of soil not governed by $318.60, §319.37-16a, or §319.69, or part 320 of this chapter, for research, analytical, religious, ceremonial, patriotic, or similar purposes, or such other purposes as he shall deem consistent with the objectives of this part, specifying in the permit or in the related correspondence, the safeguards, including methods of treatment, or other conditions which he deems necessary for the purpose of preventing the dissemination of plant pests into the United States or interstate. Whenever it is possible to formulate a general rule specifying such conditions, it shall be promulgated in administrative instructions and the applicable provisions thereof may be incorporated into a permit by citation, but shall be applicable whether or not so cited.
(b) Application for permits. Only persons resident in the United States may apply for permits under this section to move soil into the United States from any place outside thereof, or from any territory or possession into or through
1The movement of soil from Puerto Rico into or through any other State, Territory, or District of the United States is also subject to the provisions of the imported fire ant quarantine and regulations contained in 7 CFR 301.81 et seq.
any other Territory or possession or the Continental United States. Persons resident in the United States contemplating such movements, or any persons contemplating movement through the United States, of soil under this section shall first make application for permits authorizing such movement by submitting to the Plant Protection and Quarantine Programs the form provided therefor by the Plant Protection and Quarantine Programs or by submitting, in the form of a letter or other written communication, the following information: Origin of the shipment, destination, quantity, method of shipment, proposed port of first arrival in the United States, port of export (if applicable), approximate date of arrival in the United States, intended use, measures to be employed to prevent danger of plant pest dissemination, method of final disposition, and the number of parcels expected to be moved. In acting upon the application for permits for such movement of soil, the Deputy Administrator will follow the procedures outlined in §330.202 for the consideration of applications for permits to move plant pests insofar as they are applicable.
(c) Issuance of permits; conditions of permits. Upon the approval of an application for a permit authorizing the movement of soil under this section, the permit will be issued. The permit may contain any conditions which are necessary, in the opinion of the Deputy Administrator, to prevent dissemination of plant pests into the United States or interstate, including conditions with respect to routing, packing, and labeling of the soil. The Deputy Administrator may require the applicant to agree in writing to such conditions prior to the issuance of the permit. The importer will receive, as a part of the permit, information on the manner in which the importation is to be made. A permit without conditions may be issued orally.
(d) Containers; labels. All containers for soil moved under this section shall be stoutly constructed so as to prevent breakage in transit and danger of plant pest dissemination and shall be appropriately labeled as to contents. If the soil is moved by mail, special mailing labels will be issued to the importer,
with instructions for their use, which he is to send to the foreign shipper. The quantity of mailing labels issued will be sufficient for the foreign shipper to attach one to each parcel moved by mail. Such mailing labels will indicate to the postal and the plant quarantine officials that the movement is authorized under the conditions specified in this permit. Importations arriving by mail without labels will be subject to refusal of entry into the United States, or interstate movement, by the inspector unless treated, at the expense of the owner, in a manner to remove danger of plant pest dissemination. The Deputy Administrator may issue mailing labels for movement into or through the United States from any place outside thereof, or from any Territory or possession into or through any other Territory or possession of the continental United States, of earth other than soil when the movement might otherwise be impeded because of the similarity to soil subject to this section.
(Approved by the Office of Management and Budget under control number 0579-0054)
[24 FR 10855, Dec. 29, 1959, as amended at 47 FR 36103, Aug. 19, 1982; 48 FR 57466, Dec. 30, 1983]
§330.300a Administrative instructions
exempting soil from parts of Canada from certain restrictions.
Soil of Canadian origin except soil from Newfoundland and the Land District of South Saanich on Vancouver Island of British Columbia may be moved into or through the United States from Canada free from the permit requirements of § 330.300 and the release requirements of § 330.105 but subject to inspection under $330.105 and disposal under §330.106, if the inspection discloses any plant pest new to or not theretofore widely prevalent or distributed within and throughout the United States. Such soil is also subject to all applicable requirements under part 319 of this chapter.1
[34 FR 13148, Aug. 14, 1969]
1 Sod from Canada is regulated by §319.375 of this chapter.
§ 330.301 Stone and quarry products from certain areas in Canada.
Stone and quarry products from areas in Canada infested with the gypsy moth may be moved from Canada into or through the United States only into or through areas regulated by the gypsy moth and browntail moth quarantine and regulations in §§ 301.45, 301.45-1 et seq. of this chapter; or into or through other areas in the United States under conditions paralleling the requirements of said quarantine and regulations for movement of stone and quarry products from said regulated areas into such other areas of the United States.
§330.302 Domestic movements of earth (including soil), stone, etc.
The interstate movement from regulated areas in the Continental United States of earth (including soil), stone, quarry products, and similar substances is regulated in §§301.45, 301.48, 301.72, 301.77, 301.78, 301.79, 301.80, and 301.81 of this chapter and may be made only in accordance with the requirements of these sections. Any such movement of earth, stone, quarry products and similar substances which may hereafter be regulated in part 301 of this chapter may likewise be made only in accordance with the requirements of said part. The interstate movement of such materials of United States origin, from any place in the Continental United States, is not regulated by this part.
§ 330.400 Regulation of certain garbage.
(a) Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands of the United States, Guam, and all other Insular Possessions of the United States are hereby quarantined, and the movement therefrom to other parts of the United States of garbage is hereby regulated as provided in this section to prevent the spread of dangerous plant diseases and insect pests specified in §§ 318.13, 318.58, and 318.82 or other plant pests which exist in these areas. Also, to prevent the dissemination of plant pests and livestock and poultry diseases, garbage is regulated as otherwise provided in this part be
cause of international movements of means of conveyance.
(b) Garbage. For purposes of this part, "garbage" means all waste material derived in whole or in part from fruits, vegetables, meats, or other plant or animal (including poultry) material, and other refuse of any character whatsoever that has been associated with any such material on board any means of conveyance, and including food scraps, table refuse, galley refuse, food wrappers or packaging materials, and other waste material from stores, food preparation areas, passengers' or crews' quarters, dining rooms, or any other areas on means of conveyance. For purposes of this part, garbage also means meals and other food that were available for consumption by passengers and crew on an aircraft but were not consumed.
NOTE: Not all garbage is regulated for the purposes of this part. Garbage regulated for the purposes of this part is defined as "regulated garbage" in paragraphs (c) and (d) of this section.
(c) Garbage regulated because of movements outside the United States or Canada. For purposes of this part, garbage on or removed from a means of conveyance is regulated garbage, if, when the garbage is on or removed from the means of conveyance, the means of conveyance has been in any port outside the United States and Canada within the previous 2-year period. There are, however, two exceptions to this provision. These exceptions are as follows:
(1) Exception 1. Garbage on or removed in the United States from a means of conveyance other than an aircraft is exempt from requirements under paragraph (c) of this section, if the following conditions are met when the garbage is on or removed from the means of conveyance:
(i) The means of conveyance is accompanied by a certificate from an inspector stating the following:
(A) That the means of conveyance had previously been cleared of all garbage and of all meats and meat products, whatever the country of origin, except meats that are shelf-stable; all fresh and condensed milk and cream from countries designated in 9 CFR 94.1 as those in which foot-and-mouth dis
ease exists; all fresh fruits and vegetables; and all eggs; and the items cleared from the means of conveyance as prescribed by this paragraph have been disposed of according to the procedures for disposing of regulated garbage, as specified in paragraph (g)(1) of this section.
(B) That the means of conveyance had then been cleaned and disinfected in the presence of the inspector; and
(ii) Since being cleaned and disinfected, the means of conveyance has not been in a non-Canadian foreign port.
(2) Exception 2. Garbage on or removed from an aircraft is exempt from requirements under paragraph (c) of this section if the following conditions are met when the garbage is on or removed from the aircraft:
(i) The aircraft had been cleared of all garbage and all stores; and the items cleared from the aircraft as prescribed by this paragraph have been disposed of according to the procedures for disposing of regulated garbage, as specified in paragraph (g)(1) of this section.
(ii) After the garbage and stores referred to in paragraph (c)(2)(i) of this section were removed, the aircraft has not been in a non-Canadian foreign port.
(d) Garbage regulated because of certain movements to or from Hawaii, territories, or possessions. For purposes of this part, garbage on or removed from a means of conveyance is regulated garbage, if at the time the garbage is on or removed from the means of conveyance, the means of conveyance has moved during the previous one-year period, either directly or indirectly, to the continental United States from any territory or possession or from Hawaii; to any territory or possession from any other territory or possession or from Hawaii, or to Hawaii from any territory or possession. There are, however, two exceptions to this provision. These exceptions are as follows:
(1) Exception 1. Garbage on or removed from a means of conveyance other than an aircraft is exempt from requirements under paragraph (d) of this section if the following two conditions are met when the garbage is on or