File No. 36697
This notice was published in the September 15, 2012, issue (Vol. 2012, No. 18) of the Utah State Bulletin.
Agriculture and Food, Plant Industry
Quarantine Pertaining to Japanese Beetle
Five-Year Notice of Review and Statement of Continuation
DAR File No.: 36697
Filed: 08/28/2012 02:47:50 PM
NOTICE OF REVIEW AND STATEMENT OF CONTINUATION
Concise explanation of the particular statutory provisions under which the rule is enacted and how these provisions authorize or require the rule:
Promulgated under authority of Subsections 4-2-2(1)(j) and 4-2-2(1)(1)(ii). These provisions allow the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food when necessary, to issue orders, and make recommendations concerning all matters related to agriculture.
Summary of written comments received during and since the last five-year review of the rule from interested persons supporting or opposing the rule:
There have been no comments received in support of the rule or opposing the rule.
Reasoned justification for continuation of the rule, including reasons why the agency disagrees with comments in opposition to the rule, if any:
Japanese beetle, Popillia japonica, is a beetle, family Scarabaeidae, which in the larval state attacks the roots of many plants and as an adult attacks the leaves and fruits of many plants. This rule protects Utah's agricultural industries from increased production costs and loss of markets that would occur due to the presence of Japanese beetle. The rule limits imports of plants, plant parts, and soil, which are carriers of Japanese beetle life stages. This rule requires certification of host material by the agricultural officials of the exporting state listed in the quarantine, and dispenses violations. The Japanese Beetle Harmonization Plan is referenced in this rule to give guidance for treatment protocols. Therefore, this rule should be continued.
The full text of this rule may be inspected, during regular business hours, at the Division of Administrative Rules, or at:Agriculture and Food
350 N REDWOOD RD
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84116-3034
Direct questions regarding this rule to:
- Kyle Stephens at the above address, by phone at 801-538-7102, by FAX at 801-538-7126, or by Internet E-mail at email@example.com
- Kathleen Mathews at the above address, by phone at 801-538-7103, by FAX at 801-538-7126, or by Internet E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Robert Hougaard at the above address, by phone at 801-538-7187, by FAX at 801-538-7189, or by Internet E-mail at email@example.com
Leonard Blackham, Commissioner
The Portable Document Format (PDF) version of the Bulletin is the official version. The PDF version of this issue is available at https://rules.utah.gov/publicat/bull-pdf/2012/b20120915.pdf. The HTML edition of the Bulletin is a convenience copy. Any discrepancy between the PDF version and HTML version is resolved in favor of the PDF version.
For questions regarding the content or application of this rule, please contact Kyle Stephens at the above address, by phone at 801-538-7102, by FAX at 801-538-7126, or by Internet E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org; Kathleen Mathews at the above address, by phone at 801-538-7103, by FAX at 801-538-7126, or by Internet E-mail at email@example.com; Robert Hougaard at the above address, by phone at 801-538-7187, by FAX at 801-538-7189, or by Internet E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.