USDA ANNOUNCES ADDITONAL AREAS QUARANTINED FOR
September 21, 2009
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is amending its emerald ash borer regulations by adding areas in Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin to the list of areas quarantined because of the pest. As a result of this action, the interstate movement of regulated articles from those areas is restricted.
This interim rule will be published in today’s Sept. 21 Federal Register and becomes effective upon publication.
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