Expansion of the LBAM Quarantine Boundary – San Luis Obispo

DanField & Row Crops, General, Specialty Crops, Tree, nut & vine crops, Vegetables

Light Brown Apple Moth-adults2Effective immediately, the California Department of Food and Agriculture is expanding the San Luis Obispo County quarantine boundary for the light brown apple moth (LBAM).

A map of the proposed boundary can be found at http://www.cdfa.ca.gov/plant/lbam/regulation.html#central.

The quarantine boundary is being expanded because San Luis Obispo chose to combine the Cayucos and Los Osos quarantine boundaries, creating a combined quarantine boundary of 47 square miles.

Regulated articles and conditions for intrastate movement under the quarantine can be found at Title 3 California Code of Regulations (CCR) section 3434. Pursuant to Title 3 CCR section 3434 any interested party or local entity may appeal a quarantine area designation.

Process to Appeal the Proposed Expansion Boundary

The appeal must be submitted to the Department in writing and supported by clear and convincing evidence. The appeal must be filed no later than ten (10) working days from the date of this notification. During the pending of the appeal, the designated Quarantine Boundary under appeal shall remain in effect.

Mail Appeals to:

CDFA – Pest Exclusion
1220 N Street, Room 325
Sacramento, CA 95814

Electronic Notification of Boundary Changes

California Code of Regulation allows interested parties to be notified of quarantine area boundary changes, as well as the opportunity to submit quarantine boundary appeals. If interested in receiving notifications, please sign up for regulatory updates through the email notification ListServ at: www.cdfa.ca.gov/subscriptions/index.html#planthealth.

For questions regarding the regulations or map, please email Dayna Napolillo (dayna.napolillo@cdfa.ca.gov) or Keith Okasaki (keith.okasaki@cdfa.ca.gov) or call (916) 654-0312.

Thank you for your attention to this timely matter.