This memorandum provides notification, effective immediately, for quarantine of all counties of Vermont for PSB, Tomicus piniperda.
This action is authorized by 7 CFR 301.50-3 (b) which provides for temporary designation pending publication of a rule to add new areas to the list shown in 7 CFR 301.50-3 (c). This action is in response to the decision made by the state of Vermont, communicated to APHIS/USDA via letter of July 22, 2004, declaring all Vermont counties as a quarantine area for PSB, Tomicus piniperda.
The 7 CFR 301.50-3 (b) further requires written notification be given to the owner or person(s) in possession of a newly quarantined area. This is the responsibility of the Federal and State regulatory personnel in charge of the PSB program in the affected state.
If you wish more details on the Federal regulatory program, you may contact Staff Officer, Weyman Fussell at (301) 734-8247. For information on the PSB survey and trapping program, please contact your respective State Plant Health Director.
We continue to appreciate the cooperative relationship with each state affected by PSB.