USDA ADOPTS FINAL RULE TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF SOUTH AMERICAN CACTUS MOTHS
June 5, 2009
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is amending the domestic quarantine regulations to restrict the interstate movement of South American cactus moth host material, including nursery stock and plant parts for consumption, from infested areas of the United States. This action is intended to help prevent the artificial spread of South American cactus moth into noninfested areas of the United States.
Notice of this final rule is scheduled for publication in the June 8 Federal Register and becomes effective July 8.
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