B. E. Po Q. 571, Revised effective July 24, 1953
M STATES' DEPAI!T OF AGRIC ULURE
AGRLCULTURALT 1CFAIVUH ALIINISTEATION
BUREAUOF NTC440I(GY AND PIAMT QUARANTINE
AD1T=STPAI INSTRUCTIONS: LIST OF APPPWED PAC1I: G
TRIALS AND INSTIWZTIONS FOR TBEIR USE
On June 26, 1953, there was published in the Federal Rfeister (13
F. R. 3664) a notice of proposed rule makinG concerning an amendment of
administrative instructions listing approved packin6 materials and
inst,_tionS, for their use, effective January 1, 1949 (7 CFR 3l).37-!(,
B. E. P. Q. 571). After due cnaideraticn of all relevant matter
presented, and pursuant to the authority conferred upon him by B 3l .37-10
of the regulations supplementary to Nursery Stock, Plant, and Seed Qtar~n-
tine No. 37 (7 CFR 319.37-16) under section 5 of the Plant Quarantine
Act of 1912, as amended. (7 U. S. C. 159), the Chief of the Bureau Af
EntomoY and Plant Quarantine hereby amends 1 319.37-1a to read as
319.37-16a Administrative instructions: ist of approved acin
mtorals and instructions for their use. (a) The folluwin material,
we fro sand, soil, or earth, unless otherwise noted, and when
they have not been previously used as packing or otherwise with liing
plants, are approved as packing materials for use in connection with any
shipnt of restricted plant materials imported in acc ordance with
II'319.37 to 319.37-28:
Charcceal (inspection is difficult when this material ifi used, t
should be used only where its particular qualities are especially
desirble. and qther approved packirn mterialB are unsuitble).
Coral sand from Bermuda, when free from surface soil, and certified
as suh by the Director of A. culture of Bermuda.
Gr ound a ork.
Vegetable fiber when free of pulp, including coconut fiber and
Osunda fiber, but excluding sugarcane fiber and cotton fiber.
(b) In addition, the following material is approved as a packing
material for use in connection with lily bulbs from Japan imported in
accordance with B 319.37-3 :
Subsoil from Japan treated with an insecticide of a kind and in an
amount deemed by the Chief of Bureau as adequate to destroy Phyllobrotica
app. and other insect pests, when certified by an authorized official of
the Plant Protection Section, Japanese Ministry of Agriculture and
Forestry, as having been dug from at least 2 feet below the soil sur hoe,
sifted., dried, and stored so as to prevent contamination with insects
and plant diseases, and treated. with an insecticide as prescr.bed by
the Chief of Bureau.
(c) In cases of emergency an inspector may approve for use for
specific shipments packing materials other than those listed, after he
bas determined that such materials are free from sand, soil, or earth
and that their use does not involve a risk of introducing plant pests.
Should the inspector determine that any unlisted packing material
accompanying a specific shipment of restricted plant material is objec-
tionable, the shipment way be 'reTused entry.,
(d) Regulations governing the entry of hay and straw ]acking
material are contained in this Department's .ureau of Animal Industry
Order 3-1 (9 CFR 95.21 and 95.22). Such material is restricted-entry
from countries where rinderpest or foot-and-mouth disease exists. Any
such material offered for entry without having met the conditions of
B ,5.21 (9 CFR 95.21) is required by 9 95*22 (9 CFR 95.22) to be disin-
fected or burned. The provisios of this Bureau of Animal Industry order
are not applicable to hay or straw mate, Jackets, or casings.
(e) All restricted material from Europe and Canada must be free from
willow withes. Such material, when not free from willow withos, will be
refused entry until the withes are removed and destroyed. Such material,
when acccmpaniled by willow withes, may be held in customs custcdy for a
period not exceeding 40 days, during which period the permittee or his
agent, after making satisfactory arrangements, may remove and destroy
the withes under the supervision of, .nd In a manner satisfactory to, an
inipector, after which the shipmnent may be handled in the usual way.
The purpose of this amendment is to reauthorize the use of Javnese
subsoil as a packing material, provided it has been dug from a depth of
2 feet belcw the soil surface; h'as been sifted, dried, and stored so as
to prevent contamination with insects and plant diseases; has been
treated with an insecticide of a kind and In an amount deemed by the
Chief of the Buroau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine as adequate to
destroy insect infestations t!"t right be present; and has been so certified
by Japanooo plant quarantine officials. During the rast two shipping
suasons, numerouo tests have boon made with DD)T-treated Japanese subsoil#
Tulbs shipped and stored In such a mixture have bloomed satisfactorily.
(See. 3, 33 Stat. 1270, sec. 37 't.o, -1; 7 U. S. C. 14-, "
Interprets or applies sec. 5, 3 Stat. 316, s C0 eIed; 7 U. S. C. .)
Ti amendment shall be effective July 4, 1953, when it sall
supersede 7 CFP 319.37-16a,, effective January 1, 1949.
Dcite at Washington, D. C., this l3th day of July 1953.