USDA adopts final rule that adds areas of Illinois, Maryland, Missouri, New York, and Virginia and all of Indiana and New Jersey to the list of areas quarantined for pine shoot beetle

USDA adopts final rule that adds areas of Illinois, Maryland, Missouri, New York, and Virginia and all of Indiana and New Jersey to the list of areas quarantined for pine shoot beetle

http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=APHIS-2010-0031-0005

Summary

We are adopting as a final rule, without change, an interim rule that amended the pine shoot beetle regulations by adding areas in the States of Illinois, Maryland, Missouri, New York, and Virginia and the States of Indiana and New Jersey in their entirety to the list of quarantined areas. The interim rule also updated the list of regulated articles. The interim rule was necessary to prevent the spread of pine shoot beetle, a pest of pine trees, into noninfested areas of the United States.

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