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K. K. P. Q.-Q. 37
S. P. Q.-Q. 37 Revision of Regulations 3 and T
Effective January 14, 1935
United States Department of Agriculture
BUREAU OF ENTOMOLOGY AND PLANT QUARANTINE
MODIFICATION OF NURSERY STOCK, PLANT, AND
SEED QUARANTINE REGULATIONS
This revision of regulation 3 of the Regulations Supplemental to Notice of
Quarantine No. 37 makes provision for the entry of Narcissus (daffldil., jon-
quils, etc.) on and after December 15, 1936, without limitation as t, quantity
or use. As the importation of elm seeds from Europe is now prohibited by
Quarantine No. 70, on the Dutch elm disease, reference to elm seeds is omitted
from this regulation.
In regulation 7 provision is made for the use of sterilized or otherwise safe-
guarded soil as packing for nuts and seeds as well as for bulbs andl corms.
LFs A. STRONG,
Chief. Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine.
AMENDMENT NO. 2 TO REVISED RULES AND REGULATIONS
SUPPLEMENTAL TO NOTICE OF QUARANTINE NO. 37
(Approved Jan. 14, 1935; effective Jan. 14, 1935)
Under authority conferred by the Plant Quarantine Act of August 20, 1912
(37 Stat. 315), it is ordered that regulations 3 and 7 of the revised rules and
regulations supplemental to Notice of Quarantine No. 37, on account of certain
injurious Insects and fungous diseases. which were promulgated December 17,
1930, and amended effective July 1, 1932, be, and the same are hereby, further
amended to read as follows:
Regulation 3. Nursery Stock, Other Plants and Parts of Plants, Including
Seeds, for Which a Permit is Required
The following nursery stock, other plants andti parts of plants, including
seeds, not, including, however, such other plants and parts of plants as are
named in appendix A, which are governed by special quarantines and other
restrictive orders now in force, nor such as may hereafter be made the subject
of special quarantines, may be imported, without limitation as to quantity or
use, from countries which maintain inspection (appendix B1), under permit
upon compliance with these regulations:
(1) Bulbs, corms, or root stocks (pips) of the following genera: Lilium
(lily), Conrallaria (llly-of-the-valley), Hyacinthus (hyacinth), Tulipa (tulip),
and Crocus; and, until further notice, Chionodoxa (glory-of-the-snnw), Oala,-
thus (snowdrop), Bcilla squilll), Pritillaria, Muscrri (grape-hyacinth), I.a,
and Rranthis (winter aconite) ; and, on and after December 15. 1936, Narcissus
(daffodil and jonquil).
(2) Cutting-, scions, and huds (f fruits or nuts: Prorided. That cuttings,
scions, and buds of fruits or nuts may be imported from Asia. Japan. Philippine
Islands, and WOceania (Including Australia and New Zealand) under the pro-
*visions of regulation 14 only. (Stocks of fruits or nuts may not be imported,
under permit or otherwise.)
(3) Rose stocks, including Manetti, Rosa multiflora (brier rose), and
(4) Nuts, including palmn seeds for growing purposes: Provided, That such
nuts or seeds shall he free from pulp.
(5) Seeds of fruit, forest, ornamental, and shade trees, seeds of deciduous
and evergreen ornamental shrubs, and seeds of hardy perennial plants: Pro-
vided, That such seeds shall be free from pulp: Provided further,. That citrus
seeds may be imported only through specified ports subject to disinfection as
provided in regulation 9: Provided further, That mango seeds may not be
imported under permit or otherwise, except from the countries of North
America, Central America, and South America, and the West Indies.
Importations from countries not maintaining inspection of nursery stock,
other plants and parts of plants, including seeds, the entry of which is per-
missible under this regulation, may be made under permit upon compliance
with these regulations in limited quantities for public-service purposes only,
'but this limitation shall not apply to tree seeds.
(6) Materials permitted entry under Quarantine No. 56 for consumption pur-
'poses are authorized entry under this regulation for propagation.
Regulation 7. Certification, Marking, Freedom from Sand, Soil, or Earth,
and Approved Packing Material
The importation of nursery stock and other plants and seeds from countries
which maintain inspection will not be allowed unless the invoice is accom-
panied by an original certificate, and unless each container bears a copy cer-
tificate issued by a duly authorized official of the country from which it is
.exported stating that the nursery stock and other plants and seeds covered
by the certificate have been thoroughly inspected by him or under his direction
at the time of packing, and found, or believed to be, free from injurious plant
diseases and insect pests.
Each certificate and copy certificate shall give the date of inspection, name
,of the grower or exporter, the district or locality and the country where
grown, and a statement that the nursery stock and other plants and seeds
have been inspected by a duly authorized official and found, or believed to be,
free from insect pests and plant diseases. The original certificate shall be
signed and sealed by, and the copy certificate shall bear the seal and the actual
-or reproduced signature of, a responsible inspection official of the country of
Lists of officials in foreign countries authorized to inspect nursery stock and
-other plants and seeds, giving their names and official designations, will be
furnished to collectors of customs through the Secretary of the Treasury.
Each case, box, or other container or covering of nursery stock and other
plants and seeds offered for entry shall be plainly and correctly marked to
show the number of the 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: Provided, That all im-
portations of plants authorized under regulation 14 shall be addressed to the
United States Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Entomology and Plant
'Quarantine, at the port designated in the permit. In addition to the address,
as indicated, such shipments shall be marked with the permit number and
name of the importer.
All nursery stock and other plants and seeds offered for import must be
free from sand, soil, or earth, and all plant roots, rhizomes, tubers, etc., must
be freed by washing or other means from such sand, soil, or earth: Provided,
That this requirement shall not apply to plants imported from Canada under
regulation 15: Provided further, That sand, soil, or earth may be employed for
the packing of bulbs, corms, seeds, and nuts when such sand, soil, or earth has
been sterilized or otherwise safeguarded in accordance with the methods pre-
scribed by the Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine and is so certified
by the duly authorized inspector of the country of origin. The use of such
sand, soil, or earth as packing for plants other than bulbs, corms, seeds, and
nuts is not authorized.
All packing materials employed in connection with importations of nursery
stock and other plants and seeds are subject to approval as to such use by
the Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine. Such packing material must
not previously have been used as packing or otherwise in connection with living
plants, and except as provided in the preceding paragraph for bulbs, corms,
seeds, and nuts, must be free from sand, soil, or earth, and must be certified
as meeting these conditions by the duly authorized inspector of the country of
If a package of nursery stock and other plants and seeds offered for entry
includes any prohibited article, or if any of the plants have not been freed
from earth, the entire package may be refused entry.
This amendment shall be effective on and after January 14, 1935, and shall
on that date supersede amendment no. 1 which became effective July 1, 1932.
Done at the city of Washington this 14th day of January 1935.
Witness my hand and the seal of the United States Depart-
ment of Agriculture.
H. A. WALLACE,
WSecretary of Agriculture.
SFor detailed instructions relative to packing materials, including sterilized soil for
bulbs and acorns, see B. E. P. Q.-369.
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