. "BACKGROUND." Review of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Response to Petitions to Reclassify the Light Brown Apple Moth as a Non-Actionable Pest: A Letter Report. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2009.
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Review of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Response to Petitions to Reclassify the Light Brown Apple Moth as a Non-Actionable Pest: A Letter Report
and the petitioners apply terminology used by CDFA (Class A, B, C, and so on). The committee posed various questions to APHIS about its classification system for plant pests and how it is related to CDFA’s system. Figure 1 represents the committee’s best understanding of the relationships among the terms used by APHIS in these documents with respect to pests. The figure is purely descriptive; it does not represent any sort of recommendation or criticism by the committee regarding the relationship between these categories.
Figure 1:Committee’s understanding of the relationships between categories defined byIPPC and APHIS terminology2
This figure is intended to be descriptive. Any criterion implied by the figure is the committee’s interpretation of existing terminology, not a recommendation or a criticism. The petitions included terms used by CDFA; however, the Response from APHIS does not. Therefore, the committee has chosen not to represent CDFA terminology in this figure.