Comprises 8 members that represent the major stakeholders in the NSHS. The PPAB will act as the primary body giving direction to the NSHS. The PPAB will contain a member each from the National Plant Board (NPB), the American Association of Seed Control Officials (AASCO), the Association of Official Seed Certifying Agencies (AOSCA) and three members from the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA). The director(s) of the Administrative Unit(s) and the Administrator of APHIS (or his designee) will participate as ex-officio members of the PPAB.
PPAB duties include:
- Development of policy and panels for the NSHS.
- To provide technical expertise and information that is deemed necessary for the Accreditation Manager to effectively administer the system.
- To develop technical panels of public and private experts to provide sound scientific support and integrity of procedures, protocols for the accreditation system.
Current PPAB Members