The USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Wildlife Services (WS) program is seeking stakeholder participation in the development of an Environmental Assessment (EA) that analyzes potential environmental effects and concerns of conducting field trials in Alabama and Texas to evaluate the effectiveness of HOGGONE® as a potential control measure for feral swine.
HOGGONE® is a sodium nitrite-based bait developed for feral swine control. The National Wildlife Research Center, which is the research unit of the WS program, is proposing to conduct field trials in Alabama and Texas to test the feasibility and efficacy of HOGGONE®.
The WS identified a number of issues and concerns through the initial scoping process and through consultation with state and federal agencies. WS is seeking review and comments on the EA from interested parties as part of the scoping process to identify additional concerns, issues, and alternatives.
Interested parties may obtain a copy of the EA by clicking here or by sending a written request to Feral Swine Research Project, National Wildlife Research Center, USDA/APHIS/Wildlife Services, 4101 Laporte, CO 80521. WS requests that you submit comments on the EA electronically by clicking here or by sending the comments to the address listed. Please include your name and mailing address in the comments. To receive full consideration, WS must receive all comments by the end of the day on Sept. 30, 2017.
All comments received, including the names and addresses of those people who comment, will be part of the public record and will be released for public review as required and allowed by law.
Source: USDA APHIS VS