Importing plant pests and biological control agents into Wisconsin, or moving them within the state, requires a permit:
- To bring these organisms into the state, you need a USDA Plant Protection and Quarantine permit, called PPQ 526, with concurrence from the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.
- To move them within the state and release them into the environment, you need a Wisconsin Permit 414, parts I and II.
The person receiving the organisms in Wisconsin is responsible for obtaining the permit. In some cases, a facility inspection may be necessary before we issue the permit. If the organisms have not been approved for release previously, a risk assessment will be necessary. The average time for the USDA to issue a permit is 80 days if you submit your application on paper, or 50 if you submit your application electronically.
Printable paper application for mailing
Wisconsin 414 Permit
Part I printable paper application for mailing
Part I fillable paper application for emailing
Part II printable paper application for mailing
Part II fillable application for emailing
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