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Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
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Regulations Governing Pine Shoot Beetle [2 VAC 5 ‑ 325]
This action is exempt from the executive branch review process.
Action:
Amends Regulations to Expand Regulations Governing Pine Shoot Beetle
 
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 area regulated under the Regulations Governing Pine Shoot Beetle is now necessary due to the detection of adult Pine Shoot Beetle in Loudoun County. The amendment will add the county of Loudoun to the Regulations Governing Pine Shoot Beetle. The purpose of the promulgation of this regulation is to delay the long distance (artificial) spread of the pine shoot beetle from infested areas to non-infested areas. This will reduce the impact of the pine shoot beetle 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 2 VAC 5-325-20, from regulated localities to non-regulated localities. The regulated articles include pine products which pose a significant risk of transporting the pine shoot beetle. These regulated articles include pine products such as bark nuggets (including bark chips), Christmas trees, logs with bark attached, lumber with bark attached, nursery stock, raw pine material for wreaths and garland, and stumps. 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 II of the APA and executive branch review. The normal executive branch review process is not required.
RIS Project Yes  [002629]
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
5702 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 11/05/2010.
 
Contact Information
Name / Title: David Gianino  / Program Manager, Office of Plant Industry Services
Address: P.O. Box 1163
Richmond, VA 23218
Email Address: David.Gianino@vdacs.virginia.gov
Phone: (800)786-3515    FAX: (804)371-7793    TDD: (800)828-1120

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.