HAWAIIAN PLANT MATERIAL                                                                

(Excluding fruits, vegetables and herbs)

 

A. Cut Flowers

Responsibility of certification is with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Shipments of cut flowers and dry decorative material by mail, express and air cargo. Firms regularly shipping these commodities have been placed under compliance agreements by the USDA. The terms of these agreements provide that only specific, approved materials, free from pests, may be shipped. All shipping firms operating under compliance agreement are inspected approximately every six months to determine that the terms of the agreement are being met. The USDA requires that certain plant material be dipped as a precautionary treatment; however, they do not use a treatment stamp indicating any treatments have been performed.

Accompanying Hawaiian Stamps and Certificates:

Cut flowers and dry decorative material: The compliance agreement also requires each shipment of cut flowers be stamped "May be opened for postal inspection." This allows the USDA to spot check packages at the post office prior to shipment and also facilitates destination inspections.

USDA Limited Permit Stamp: Cut flowers and dry decorative material shipped by firms under compliance agreement bear a limited permit stamp (example below), which will also include the island of origin:

PPQ, APHIS, USDA

LIMITED PERMIT

NO.

Movement Authorized Under

Federal Quarantine No. 13

 
 

  

 

 

 

 

USDA “RELEASED” Stamp: Shipments of cut flowers and dry decorative material from firms and individuals not under a compliance agreement are inspected prior to shipment by federal inspectors to determine compliance with federal quarantines. Those meeting the requirements are stamped with a USDA "RELEASED" stamp. Those not meeting the requirements are returned to shipper.

Burrowing and Reniform Nematode Certificate: Cut flowers of prime hosts when free from soil and not capable of propagation are exempt from burrowing and reniform nematode quarantine requirements.

If your inspection of any shipments of cut flowers, foliage or dry decorative material reveals the presence of pests or plant material in violation of federal or state quarantines, please advise Pest Exclusion of your findings. Compliance agreements may be revoked and corrective action will be taken by the USDA in Hawaii if other than approved, clean material is being shipped.

 Plant Material in Ship Cargo and Baggage

Plant material carried in vessel's cargo or passenger's baggage is inspected for pests, and treated when necessary under USDA supervision.   Also, this material is subject to inspection by the County Agricultural Commissioner upon arrival at destination.

 

B. Propagative Material and Nursery Stock

Responsibility of certification is with the State of Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDA).

Shipments of propagative plant material and nursery stock by mail, express and air cargo should be held for destination inspection by the common carrier or post office. Propagative plant material shipped to California by mail, express and air cargo is inspected in Hawaii prior to departure by inspectors of the Plant Quarantine Branch, HDA. Inspectors of the USDA, also participate in the inspection. Inspections determine compliance with California exterior quarantines and Federal plant quarantine requirements.

 Accompanying Hawaiian Stamps and Certificates:

Plants: For all islands, all packages containing propagative material must be marked with the name and address of the shipper and receiver, a statement of contents and the name of the country, state or territory where contents were grown, as per California Food and Agriculture code: 6421.

Burrowing and Reniform Nematode Certificate: Shipments of nursery stock and orchid plants from Hawaii must be accompanied by a burrowing and reniform nematode certificate issued by the HDA. 

 TERMINAL INSPECTION

HDA issues nematode certificates to nurseries participating in Master Permit No. QC 650. Participating nurseries will be authorized to ship nursery stock to California destinations under the terms of California’s Master Permit No. QC 650.  This permit is equivalent to that which was issued to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services QC 390.  The wording of HDA’s burrowing and reniform nematode certificate is as follows:

 

Text Box: HAWAII DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
                    PLANT QUARANTINE BRANCH

                 NEMATODE CERTIFICATE #____      

This is to certify that the plant materials in this shipment meet ’s burrowing and reniform nematode quarantine requirements and originated from a nursery participating under the terms of ’s Master Permit for the Shipment of Nursery Stock from to , Permit No. QC 650.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 * See below for a list of invalid QC 650 numbers.

 

These certificates are used for both nursery stock and orchid plants.  The certificates have 4 digit numbers (the old certificates had 3 digit numbers).  Additionally, HDA maintains their own nematode certificate for distribution to qualifying shippers.  This certificate is identical to the one above, but does not have a number associated with it.

              

 

THE FOLLOWING NUMBERS ARE NO LONGER VALID

CALIFORNIA/HDA MASTER PERMIT QC 650 NUMBERS

 

0003, 0005, 0007, 0010, 0013, 0014, 0018, 0019, 0020,  0021, 0022, 0023, 0029, 0030, 0031, 0034, 0037, 0038, 0039, 0040, 0041, 0043, 0044, 0045, 0049, 0050, 0051, 0052, 0053, 0054, 0055, 0056, 0060, 0061, 0064, 0065, 0066, 0069, 0070, 0071, 0072, 0075, 0077, 0078, 0080, 0083, 0084, 0086, 0089, 0091, 0095, 0096, 0101, 0104, 0105, 0111, 0113, 0114, 0115, 0116, 0117, 0118, 0119, 0121, 0122, 0123, 0125, 0127, 0128, 0131, 0132, 0133, 0134, 0136, 0139, 0140, 0141, 0143, 0144, 0145, 0146, 0148, 0149, 0151, 0152, 0155, 0157, 0158, 0159, 0163, 0168, 0169, 0171, 0176, 0179, 0183, 0184, 0185, 0186, 0188, 0189, 0190, 0193, 0194, 0202, 0210, 0214, 0215, 0216, 0217, 0220, 0226, 0227, 0228, 0229, 0230, 0231, 0234, 0235, 0237, 0239, 0240, 0242, 0244, 0245, 0246, 0248, 0249, 0250, 0251, 0252, 0253, 0256, 0259, 0260, 0261, 0262, 0266, 0268, 0270, 0273, 0274, 0275, 0277, 0279, 0280, 0281, 0282, 0283, 0284, 0285, 0287, 0289, 0290, 0291, 0292, 0293, 0294, 0295, 0296, 0298, 0300, 0302, 0304, 0305, 0309, 0312, 0313, 0316, 0317, 0320, 0321, 0322, 0323, 0324, 0325, 0327, 0328, 0329, 0330, 0332, 0333, 0334, 0335, 0338, 0339, 0341, 0342, 0343, 0344, 0345, 0347, 0348, 0349, 0350, 0351, 0354, 0359, 0361, 0362, 0364, 0367 0368 ,0372,  0373, 0376, 0377, 0378, 0381, 0382, 0385,0386,0387,0388,0389, 0394, 0395, 0397, 0398 0399, 0402, 0403,  0405, 0406, 0407, 0410, 0413, 0414, 0415, 0416, 0418, 0419, 0420, 0421, 0422, 0426, 0427, 0429, 0431, 0432, 0433, 0435,0436,0439, 0437,0440,0443, 0446,0447,0448,0449, 0450, 0451, 0452,  0453, 0455, 0456, 0457,0458, 0459,  0461, 0462,0463, 0464, 0465, 0468,  0471, 0472, 0475, 0476, 0478, 0480, 0485, 0488,  125, 159, 312, 313,  330, 447, 464, 477, 482, 501, 512, 542, 543, 545, 561, 569, 587, 622, 632, 645, 649, 654, 688, 699, 722, 726, 756