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USA Flag Pine Shoot Beetle (PSB), Tomicus piniperda, Notice of Quarantined Areas
Date posted: 07/15/2003
Contact: Not available
This memorandum provides notification of the temporary designation effective September 1, 2003, of additional quarantined counties in six States. This action is in response to recent trapping detections in the indicated counties. This action is authorized by 7 CFR 301.50-3 (b) which provides for temporary designation pending publication of a rule to add the new areas to the list shown in 7 CFR 301.50-3 (c). The 7 CFR 301.50-3 (b) further requires written notification be given to the owner or person in possession of a newly quarantined area. This is the responsibility of the Federal and/or State regulatory personnel responsible for the PSB program in each of the affected States.

The States and counties affected under this action are:

- New York--Albany, Greene, Hamilton, Montgomery, Saratoga, Schenectady, Sullivan
- Ohio--Gallia
- Vermont--Washington
- Maryland--Montgomery
- Virginia--Clarke
- Indiana--Union

Prior to September 1, each State must confirm the establishment of a parallel quarantine or the entire State will be regulated as of that date. The confirmation should be made in writing to the respective Plant Protection and Quarantine State Plant Health Director.

If you wish more details on the Federal regulatory program, you may contact Staff Officer Weyman Fussell at (301) 734-8247. For information on the PSB survey and trapping program, please contact your respective State Plant Health Director.

We continue to appreciate the cooperative relationship with each State affected by PSB.