Proposed New Light Brown Apple Moth Quarantine Boundary – Mendocino County

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Light Brown Apple Moth

Light Brown Apple Moth

Effective July 8, 2014, the California Department of Food and Agriculture is adding the Mendocino County Quarantine Boundary. A map of the proposed boundary can be found at The quarantine boundary is being added because a second adult light brown apple moth was found within three miles and one life cycle of a previous find. The new quarantine will add 14 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 New 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:

For questions regarding the regulations or map, please email Dayna Napolillo ( or Keith Okasaki ( or call (916) 654-0312.