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[REPEALED] Virginia Emerald Ash Borer Quarantine for Enforcement of the Virginia Pest Law [2 VAC 5 ‑ 335]
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Action:
Expansion of Emerald Ash Borer Regulated Area
 
General Information
Action Summary By authority granted under Section 3.2-703 of the Code of Virginia, the Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services can extend or reduce the area currently regulated for plant pests. Expansion of the Virginia Emerald Ash Borer Quarantine is now necessary due to the detection of adult Emerald Ash Borers in Frederick County. The amendment will add the counties of Frederick and Clarke and the city of Winchester to the Emerald Ash Borer Quarantine. The purpose of the promulgation of this regulation is to delay the long distance (artificial) spread of the emerald ash borer from infested areas to non-infested areas. This will reduce the impact of the emerald ash borer to landowners and forest users in Virginia thereby protecting the public’s health and welfare. The quarantine restricts the movement of regulated articles, as defined in § 40, from regulated localities to non-regulated localities. The regulated articles, which include ash trees, green (non-heat treated) ash lumber and ash wood products, as well as hardwood firewood, pose a significant risk of transporting emerald ash borer. These regulated articles may move freely within the regulated areas.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Exempt from APA Yes, this chapter is exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act. The normal executive branch review process is not required.
Exempt Citation: § 3.2-703
RIS Project Yes  [002495]
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
 
Stages
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
5590 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 07/08/2010.
 
Contact Information
Name / Title: Larry Nichols  / Program Manager, Office of Plant Industry Services
Address: P.O. Box 1163
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address: Larry.Nichols@vdacs.virginia.gov
Phone: (804)786-3515    FAX: (804)371-7793    TDD: (800)828-1120

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.