This memorandum provides notification of the temporary designation, effective
immediately, for quarantine of the following additional counties for Tomicus piniperda:
Illinois: Christian, Douglas and Edgar Counties
Indiana: Vigo County
Ohio: Lawrence and Meigs Counties
Pennsylvania: Wayne County
Wisconsin: Dane, Jackson, Lafayette, Sauk and Walworth Counties.
This action is in response to recent trapping detections in the indicated counties. This action is authorized by 7 CFR 301.50-3 (b) which provides for temporary designation pending publication of a rule to add the new areas to the list shown in 7 CFR 301.50-3 (c).
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 responsible for the PSB program in the affected state.
Prior to October 15, 2004, the State Plant Regulatory Officials for the indicated states must confirm the establishment of a parallel quarantine encompassing these counties, or the entire state will be regulated as of that date. The confirmation should be made in writing to the respective APHIS State Plant Health Director.
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.