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APHIS Modifies Conditions for Interstate Movement of Regulated Articles in Quarantined Areas for European Cherry Fruit Fly (Rhagoletis cerasi)

May 20, 2020

To: State and Territory Agricultural Regulatory Officials

Effective immediately,the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service(APHIS) is modifying conditions for the interstate movement of regulated articles from areas quarantined for European cherry fruit fly (ECFF) as described in Federal Order DA-2019-13. The new conditions include a revised systems approach to allow the interstate movement of cherry fruit without methyl bromide fumigation from areas within a half-mile radius of ECFF detections. This action also makes modifications to locations prohibited from receiving cherry fruit from the quarantine area. The host list remains unchanged. 

APHIS will regulate the interstate movement of ECFF host articles from all ECFF quarantine areas in the United States in accordance with the regulations in 7 CFR 301.32 and any applicable provisions of this Federal Order. APHIS has posted the current ECFF quarantine areas, the ECFF host list, and this Federal Order on the following site: 

For additional information about the ECFF program, you may contact Fruit Fly National Policy Manager, Richard Johnson, at 301-851-2109. 


Osama El-Lissy
Deputy Administrator
Plant Protection and Quarantine

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