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described herein, provided each shipment is accompanied by the certificate of inspection and the shipper's declaration certified by an American consular officer in conformity with the rules and regulations made for the enforcement of the act.
Forest and ornamental deciduous trees.
Ornamental deciduous shrubs.
Coniferous trees other than pines.
Evergreen trees other than conifers.
Evergreen shrubs other than conifers.
Field-grown florists' stock not otherwise listed.
JAMES WILSON, Secretary of Agriculture.
Permits for the entry of nursery stock from countries which do not maintain official nursery stock inspection will be addressed to the collector of customs in the following form:
To the collector of customs,
You are hereby authorized, so far as the jurisdiction of the Department of Agriculture is concerned, to permit the importation under "The plant quarantine act, August 20, 1912," of the nursery stock specified in the application of dated described herein, only upon receipt of notice in writing from an inspector of the Department of Agriculture that the nursery stock has been inspected by him or under his direction at the port of arrival and was found or believed to be free from injurious plant diseases and insect pests.
(See Regulation 6 for entry of nursery stock from countries having no official system of nursery inspection.)
Permits are not required for nursery stock entering the United States for immediate transportation in bond to foreign countries.
Permits for nursery stock entered for immediate transportation to interior points in bond are required only at point of entry.
Regulation 6. Entry of nursery stock.—(Sec. 1.) On and after July 1, 1913, entry of nursery stock will not be allowed unless the invoice is accompanied by the original certificate and unless each container bears a copy certificate, issued by a duly authorized official of the country from which it is shipped, stating that the nursery stock covered by these certificates has been thoroughly inspected by him or under his direction and was found, or believed to be, free from injurious plant diseases and insect pests: Provided, That for stock to be shipped between October 1 and May 31 such inspection shall be made on or after the 1st of October and for stock shipped during the growing season inspection shall be made at the time of packing: Provided further, That on and after July 1, 1913, nursery stock from countries which do not maintain official nursery-stock inspection will be admitted into the United States only for experimental purposes and in limited quantities. For such importations a special permit will be required. (See Reg. 5.) Applications for such permits should be addressed, in writing, to the Federal Horticultural Board, specifying the amount and
kinds of nursery stock which it is intended to import. Any such shipments will be allowed to enter only through a port which the Secretary of Agriculture will designate in the permit. Such nursery stock shall not be delivered to the importer or consignee until it has been examined by an inspector of the Department of Agriculture and found to be free from plant diseases and insect pests.
Prior to July 1, 1913, it will not be required that the original certificate of inspection accompany the invoice, but each container of imported nursery stock must bear a copy of the certificate of inspection in the form authorized by the responsible inspection official of the country of origin.
Prior to July 1, 1913, nursery stock from countries which maintain no official nurserystock inspection will be admitted into the United States only through the ports of New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Jacksonville, New Orleans, Honolulu, and San Juan after examination by inspectors of the Department of Agriculture at the port of entry, if found to be free from plant diseases and insect pests.
Collectors of customs will be notified from time to time, through the Secretary of the Treasury, of the countries which maintain official nursery-stock inspection.
Entry will not be allowed unless the case, box, or other container or covering is plainly and correctly marked to show the number of permit, the general nature and quantity of the contents, the district or locality, and country where grown, the name and address of the exporter, and the name and address of the consignee.
Nursery stock offered for entry without compliance with these regulations will be refused admission. Nursery stock inspected as provided herein, which is found to be carrying dangerous insects or plant diseases, may be treated or destroyed, as circumstances require.
When a package of imported nursery stock includes any prohibited species the entire package will be refused entry and treated or destroyed, as circumstances may require.
All charges for storage, cartage, and labor incident to inspection, other than the services of inspectors, shall be paid by the owner or consignee.
Regulation 7. Foreign certificate of inspection.-(Sec. 1.) On and after July 1, 1913, certificates and copy certificates shall give the date of inspection, name of the grower, the district or locality, and country where grown; a statement that the stock has been inspected by a duly authorized official and found, or believed to be, free from dangerous insects and plant diseases. The original certificate shall be signed and sealed by, and the copy certificate shall bear the seal of the responsible inspection official for the country of origin.
Lists of officials in foreign countries authorized to inspect nursery stock, giving their names and official designations, will be furnished to collectors of customs through the Secretary of the Treasury.
Regulation 8. Notice of shipment by importers and shippers.—(Secs. 2 and 4.) Immediately upon the entry and before removal from the port of entry of shipments of nursery stock the person receiving the stock shall notify the Secretary of Agriculture through the collector of customs where entry is made on forms provided for that purpose, stating the number of permit, the general nature, age or height, and quantity of the nursery stock, the country and locality where grown, the date of entry, and the name and address of each of the consignees to whom it is proposed to forward the nursery stock, together with the probable date of delivery for transportation.
At the same time, a copy of the notice to the Secretary of Agriculture shall be sent by the person receiving the stock at port of entry to the duly authorized inspector or other officer of the State, Territory, or district to which the nursery stock is to be shipped. Lists of such officers may be obtained on application to the collector of customs or the Federal Horticultural Board, Washington, D. C. A list of State inspection officials will be found at the end of this circular.
Should the consignee named in the notices required to be given before removal from the port of entry of imported nursery stock ship or deliver for shipment to any other State, Territory, or district such nursery stock before it has been inspected by a duly authorized State, Territorial, or district officer, he shall prior to such shipment give like notice to the Secretary of Agriculture and to the duly authorized inspector or other officer of the State, Territory, or district to which the nursery stock is to be reshipped.
Imported nursery stock which has been once inspected will be allowed to move interstate without restrictions other than those imposed on the interstate movement of domestic nursery stock.
Regulation 9. Declaration.—(Sec. 1.) On and after December 1, 1912, each invoice of nursery stock imported into the United States from any foreign country which maintains an official system of nursery-stock inspection shall be accompanied by a declaration of the shipper, produced before an American consular officer, as follows:
that I am the
(name in full), the undersigned, do solemnly and truly declare (shipper) of the nursery stock herein mentioned and described, and that it consists of stock which I believe to contain no injurious plant diseases or insect pests.
This stock was grown in
(district or locality and country) during the past (city) and consigned to
growing season - and is exported from (city). The marks on the packages are true and this nursery stock was inspected by - (name of inspector) and certified by him to be free from injurious plant diseases and insect pests. This shipment is offered under permit No. Secretary of Agriculture
issued by the
certify that the
-, consul of the United States of America at above declaration was produced before me on Given under my hand and the seal of this consulate the day and year above written.
If the declaration be not at hand at the time of the arrival of the nursery stock at the port of entry, the stock may be delivered to the importer, consignee, or agent for the proper care thereof on the same conditions as are set forth in Regulation 4 for the delivery of the stock in case the permit is not at hand at the time of the arrival of the same at the port of entry.
Regulation 10. Hearings.-(Secs. 5, 7, and 8.) When the Secretary of Agriculture, in the exercise of his discretion, contemplates the restriction of the importation of plants and plant products not included within the term "nursery stock" as used in this act, or the prohibition of the importation of nursery stock and other plants and plant products from any foreign country, or the prohibition or restriction of the shipment of nursery stock and other plants and plant products from one State, Territory, or district of the United States to another State, Territory, or district he will give a public hearing to the interested parties, who may appear either in person or by attorney, and give evidence or be heard respecting the subject of the hearing. Due notice of the hearing will be given by publication or otherwise, as may be deemed appropriate by the Secretary of Agriculture. Notices will contain a statement of the action which is contemplated by the Secretary of Agriculture, and will state the time and place of the hearing.
Regulation 11. Marking of packages.-(Sec. 3.) Packages containing nursery stock which arrive not marked according to the law will not be delivered until they shall have been so marked under customs supervision and at the expense of the importers. (See also paragraph 2, Regulation 6.)
The above rules and regulations are hereby adopted.
WASHINGTON, D. C., December 3, 1912.
JAMES WILSON, Secretary of Agriculture.
STATE INSPECTION OFFICIALS.
Alabama: State Horticulturist, Alabama Polytechnic Institute, Auburn, Ala.
Alaska: Special Agent in Charge, Alaska Agricultural Experiment Station, Sitka, Alaska.
Arkansas: State Inspector, Fayetteville, Ark.
California: Horticultural Quarantine Officer, Room 11, Ferry Building, San Francisco, Cal.
Delaware: Secretary, State Board of Agriculture, Dover, Del.
Florida: Inspector of Nursery Stock, Florida Agricultural Experiment Station, Gainesville, Fla.
Guam: Special Agent in Charge, Guam Agricultural Experiment Station, Island of Guam (via San Fran
Hawaii: Entomologist, Board of Commissioners of Agriculture and Forestry, Honolulu, Hawaii.
Illinois: Chief Horticultural Inspector, Urbana, Ill.
Indiana: State Entomologist, Indianapolis, Ind.
Iowa: State Entomologist, Iowa State College, Ames, Iowa.
Kansas, North: Entomologist, Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station, Manhattan, Kans.
Kentucky: State Entomologist, Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station, Lexington, Ky.
Maryland: State Entomologist, College Park, Md.
Missouri: Entomologist, University of Missouri, Columbia, Mo.
Nebraska: Assistant State Entomologist, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebr.
New Hampshire: Secretary State Board of Agriculture, Concord, N. H.
New Jersey: State Entomologist, New Brunswick, N. J.
New Mexico: Horticulturist, New Mexico Agricultural Experiment Station, State College, N. Mex.
New York: Commissioner of Agriculture, Albany, N. Y.
North Carolina: State Entomologist, State Department of Agriculture, Raleigh, N C
North Dakota: Director, North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station, Agricultural College, N. Dak. Ohio: Chief Inspector, Ohio Department of Agriculture, Columbus, Ohio.
Oklahoma: Secretary, State Board of Agriculture, Oklahoma City, Okla.
Oregon: Secretary, State Board of Horticulture, Portland, Oreg.
Porto Rico: Entomologist, Board of Commissioners of Agriculture, San Juan, P. R.
Rhode Island: State Nursery Inspector, Kingston, R. I.
South Carolina: State Entomologist, Clemson College, S. C.
South Dakota: Entomologist, State College of Agriculture, Brookings, S. Dak.
Texas: Chief Inspector of Nurseries, Houston, Tex.
Utah: State Horticultural Inspector, Salt Lake City, Utah.
West Virginia: Director, West Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station, Morgantown, W. Va.
(T. D. 33072.)
Drawback on castings.
Drawback on castings established for the H. P. Townsend Manufacturing Co., Hartford, Conn., in the manufacture of automatic screw machines.
TREASURY DEPARTMENT, January 9, 1913.
SIR: Drawback is hereby allowed under section 25 of the tariff act of August 5, 1909, and the regulations promulgated thereunder (T. D. 31695 of June 16, 1911), on automatic screw machines manufac
tured by the H. P. Townsend Manufacturing Co., of Hartford, Conn., with the use of imported castings.
A manufacturing record shall be kept which shall show, in addition to the usual data, the weight of the casting as imported and the weight thereof after the same has been dressed and trued. An abstract from such manufacturing record shall be filed with each drawback entry.
The allowance shall not exceed the weight of the castings in the condition as exported as shown by the abstract from the manufacturing record.
The sworn statement of the manufacturer, dated December 10, 1912, is transmitted herewith for filing in your office.
COLLECTOR OF CUSTOMS, Hartford, Conn.
JAMES F. CURTIS,
(T. D. 33073.)
Drawback on paper makers' felts and jackets.
Drawback on paper makers' felts and jackets manufactured by the Albany Felt Co., Albany, N. Y., with the use of imported wool.
TREASURY DEPARTMENT, January 9, 1913.
SIR: Drawback is hereby allowed under section 25 of the tariff act of August 5, 1909, and the regulations promulgated thereunder (T. D. 31695 of June 16, 1911), on paper makers' felts and jackets manufactured by the Albany Felt Co., of Albany, N. Y., with the use of imported wool.
A special manufacturing record shall be kept which shall show, in addition to the usual data, the quantity and quality of wool used in the manufacture of each lot of felts or jackets, the number, weight, and size of the felts or jackets produced, the weight of the waste which is returned to stock, and the worthless waste incurred in scouring. An abstract from such manufacturing record shall be filed with each drawback entry.
In liquidation, the quantity of imported wool which may be taken for the basis of drawback may equal that actually appearing in the exported article, with an addition for such worthless waste as shall be shown by the abstract from the manufacturing record to have occurred in the process of scouring the wool actually appearing in the exported felts or jackets.
The sworn statement of the manufacturer, dated November 26, 1912, is transmitted herewith for filing in your office.
COLLECTOR OF CUSTOMS, New York.
JAMES F. CURTIS,