Official Pest Reports

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USA Flag Gypsy Moth (GM), Lymantria dispar, Notice of Quarantined Areas
Date posted: 01/28/2004
Contact: Not available
The purpose of this memorandum is to notify you of the temporary designation, effective February 15, for seven additional counties in Wisconsin as quarantined areas. 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 GM program in the affected State.

The counties in the State of Wisconsin affected under this action are:

·Adams
·Dane
·Lincoln Marathon
·Marquette
·Oneida
·Vilas

The State of Wisconsin must confirm prior to February 15 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 APHIS State Plant Health Director.

For more information on the Federal regulatory program, you may contact Weyman Fussell, Staff Officer, at (301) 734-5705. For information on the GM survey and trapping program, please contact your State Plant Health Director.

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