Quarantine of Certain "Articles" to Prevent the Continuing Threat Posed by Spotted Lanternfly (SL)

The New York State "Register" is published weekly by the New York Department of State to serve notice and solicit comments on proposed new Rules promulgated by State Agencies. Click link below, see pages 1-4. Relating to the Quarantine of certain "articles" to prevent the continuing threat posed by Spotted Lanternfly (SL)

This week the NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets has published Rules related to the Quarantine of the following regulated articles THAT ARE TRANSPORTED INTO THE STATE OF NEW YORK from certain neighboring states and counties listed below. Please understand that while this is categorized as an 'Emergency Rule" After 60 days it can continue in force until which time that the Department of Agriculture and Markets declares it to be unnecessary.

Purpose: To prevent SL-infested articles originating in or moving through areas in other states where SL is present from entering NYS.
§ 142.3 Regulated articles.
The following articles are regulated when originating from, located within, or moved through the area as described in Section 142.2 of this Part:
(a) Any living life stage of the Spotted lanternfly.
(b) Brush, debris, bark, or yard waste.
(c) Landscaping, remodeling, or construction waste.
(d) Logs, stumps, or any tree parts.
(e) Firewood of any species.
(f) Packing materials, such as wood crates or boxes.
(g) All plants and plant parts including but not limited to nursery stock, green lumber, fruit and produce and other material living, dead, cut, fallen (including stumps), roots, branches, mulch, and composted and uncomposted chips.
(h) Outdoor household articles, including, but not limited to, recreational vehicles, lawn tractors and mowers, mower decks, grills, grill and furniture covers, tarps, mobile homes, tile, stone, deck boards, mobile fire pits, and any equipment associated therewith, and trucks or vehicles not stored indoors.

The quarantine area consists of the following counties:
(a) In the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the counties of Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Chester, Delaware, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Monroe, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia, and Schuylkill.
(b) In the Commonwealth of Virginia, the county of Frederick.
(c) In the State of New Jersey, the counties of Hunterdon, Mercer, and Warren.
(d) In the State of Delaware, the county of New Castle.

This notice is intended: to serve as both a notice of emergency adoption and a notice of proposed rule making. The emergency rule will expire December 17, 2018.

Text of rule and any required statements and analyses may be obtained from: Christopher Logue, Director, Division of Plant Industry, Agriculture and Markets, 10B Airline Drive, Albany, NY 12235, (518) 457-2087, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Data, views or arguments may be submitted to: Same as above. Public comment will be received until: 60 days after publication of this notice.

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