DAR File No. 42930

This notice was published in the June 15, 2018, issue (Vol. 2018, No. 12) of the Utah State Bulletin.


Agriculture and Food, Plant Industry

Rule R68-16

Quarantine Pertaining to Pine Shoot Beetle, Tomicus piniperda

Five-Year Notice of Review and Statement of Continuation

DAR File No.: 42930
Filed: 05/23/2018 10:08:35 AM

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:

Section 4-35-109 allows the Department of Agriculture and Food (Department) to establish rules to prevent insect infestations in the state of Utah. Pine Shoot Beetle has effected many regions outside of the state of Utah and the rules are enacted to prevent the spread of the invasive species in the state of Utah.

Summary of written comments received during and since the last five-year review of the rule from interested persons supporting or opposing the rule:

The Department has received no comments since the last five-year review.

Reasoned justification for continuation of the rule, including reasons why the agency disagrees with comments in opposition to the rule, if any:

Pine Shoot Beetle poses a significant threat to both urban trees and the native forests of Utah. If an infestation is established in the state, it will cost thousands of dollars to try and eradicate the invasive species. This rule is in place to prevent the Pine Shoot Beetle from entering the state. Therefore, this rule should be continued.

The full text of this rule may be inspected, during regular business hours, at the Office of Administrative Rules, or at:

Agriculture and Food
Plant Industry
350 N REDWOOD RD
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84116-3034

Direct questions regarding this rule to:

  • Melissa Ure at the above address, by phone at 801-538-4976, by FAX at , or by Internet E-mail at [email protected]
  • Bracken Davis at the above address, by phone at 801-538-7188, by FAX at , or by Internet E-mail at [email protected]

Effective:

05/23/2018

Authorized by:

LuAnn Adams, Commissioner


Additional Information

More information about a Five-Year Notice of Review and Statement of Continuation is available online.

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/2018/b20180615.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 Melissa Ure at the above address, by phone at 801-538-4976, by FAX at , or by Internet E-mail at [email protected]; Bracken Davis at the above address, by phone at 801-538-7188, by FAX at , or by Internet E-mail at [email protected].  For questions about the rulemaking process, please contact the Office of Administrative Rules.