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§330.202 Consideration of applications for permits to move plant pests.
The Deputy Administrator, upon the receipt of an application, made in accordance with §330.201 (a) or (b), for a permit for movement of a plant pest into or through the United States from any place outside thereof, or interstate, shall consider the application on its merits.
(a) Consultation. He may consult with any Federal officials, the appropriate officials of any State, Territory, or other jurisdiction in the United States in charge of research or regulatory programs relative to plant pests, and any other qualified governmental or private research laboratory, institution, or individual, for views on the danger of plant pest dissemination into the United States, or interstate, in connection with the movement proposed.
(b) Inspection of premises. The Deputy Administrator may inspect the site where plant pests are proposed to be handled in connection with or after their movement under permit to determine whether existing or proposed facilities will be adequate to prevent plant pest dissemination in case a permit is issued, provided that the person in possession thereof is the applicant or such inspection is otherwise authorized.
(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]