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USDA ePermits - Part 1


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Learn how to fill out and submit USDA permits online via USDA ePermits website.

Learn how to fill out and submit USDA permits online via USDA ePermits website.

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  • 1. USDA Plant Pest Permits: An Introduction to ePermits and the 526 permit Prepared for the Association For Butterflies October 1-4, 2012
  • 2. Wayne Wehling, PhD Senior Entomologist, USDA/APHIS Plant Protection and Quarantine Pest Permit Branch, Unit 133 4700 River Road, Riverdale, MD 20737 Phone 301-851-2336 Fax 301-734-8700 Wayne.F.Wehling@APHIS.USDA.GOV
  • 3. Day 1: Getting set up with an ePermits Account and understanding the butterfly release matrix Day 2: How to fill out and submit applications Day 3: Short cuts and how to manage your permits account Day 4: Follow up on all question
  • 4. Welcome to day one of the butterfly permitting short course. For today I will email this out in two sections. This first portion will cover getting set up with an eAuthentication account. The second portion for today will cover the butterfly release matrix and how to interpret the matrix for your personal location and needs.
  • 5. Much of the program will be showing screen shots from eAuthentication , ePermit, and APHIS web pages. I will use yellow arrows and yellow boxes outlined in red placed on these screen shots to point out or make comments on important details. All of the arrows and boxes are placed by me and are not present on the screen view. I hope I don’t block any important details. Special comments found here
  • 6. You will notice that there is a standard format for the appearance for all USDA, APHIS, and ePermit web pages. Choices are available in shadowed blue or grey boxes down the left and right sides of the screen. Your personal ePermits account will also have this same structure and appearance.
  • 7. tTake a look at the Animal and Plant Health Inspection home page at: http://www.APHIS.USDA.GOV / (seen on the next page) All of the web pages for setting up eAuthentication And accessing ePermits can be navigated from this Home page.
  • 8. APHIS Home Page. The banner and center block picture constantly change so don’t expect to see these necessarily
  • 9. Register and learn about eAuthentication by Following this link
  • 10. Follow this link to Start the eAuthentication application process. This view is the bottom of this screen
  • 11. All of the selections From this screen are Useful. Take a minute And explore several. Eventually, you will need a level 1 and level 2 accounts
  • 12. Be sure to fill in all required information and to advance through and fill in all of the screens. Note the “continue” button at the bottom right of the screen. You will need to scroll down to see it.
  • 13. The screens will not advance if you leave any required lines blank. You will get red error messages
  • 14. After you have submitted the complete level 1 application you will receive an email confirming submission. You are now ready to find an LRA
  • 15. From this map you can select your home state to find an LRA near you
  • 16. Select your county to find an LRA near you. This is Iowa and I will select Franklin county
  • 17. Results for Franklin County, Iowa Be sure to call ahead before going.
  • 18. I hope you found this helpful and a good use of your time. I realize that if you have not already set up a level 2 account that you will not be ready for tomorrows lesson plan. I hope that these lesson plans can be set aside and used when time allows. Level 2 eAuthentication requires face to face contact with the LRA. Please feel free to contact me anytime for help with ePermits, email works best. Please note that help is available via the web pages for eAuthentication and ePermits. information specialist in our office can help with ePermit questions. 301-851-2046 Scott Kravetz or Chris Bembenek. Keep in mind that eAuthentication and ePermits are different Software packages and are supported by different staffs. The APHIS permitting staff will not be able to help you with eAuthentication questions.