33 Regulatory Control

USDA regulations governing the movement of plant pests within the United States are administered by the Plant Protection Quarantine (PPQ) Programs of its Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) (see section 27 for address).

Movement of a plant pest is lawful if it complies with applicable USDA regulations. Pursuant to 7 U.S.C. 7701, those regulations may require that a USDA permit or a prescribed inspection certificate be obtained and accompany the plant pest to be moved.

Under USDA regulations, (see 7 CFR 330) when interstate movement of a plant pest is authorized, the package containing the pest must bear a label identifying the contents and evidencing the authorization. Similar labeling is required for any such package being moved into the United States by a foreign shipper.