Utah Administrative Code

The Utah Administrative Code is the body of all effective administrative rules as compiled and organized by the Division of Administrative Rules (see Subsection 63G-3-102(5); see also Sections 63G-3-701 and 702).

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R68. Agriculture and Food, Plant Industry.

Rule R68-18. Quarantine Pertaining to Karnal Bunt.

As in effect on October 1, 2019

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R68-18-1. Authority.

(A) Promulgated under authority of Subsection 4-2-2(1)(k)(ii).

(B) The fact has been determined by the Utah Commissioner of Agriculture and Food that a serious fungal disease of wheat, durum wheat, and Triticale known as Karnal bunt (Tilletia indica Mitra), not known to exist in the State of Utah, exists in the described infested areas, and the restricted articles and commodities described are hosts or possible carriers of the disease.

(C) The Commissioner, by virtue of the authority vested in him by Section 4-2-2, does establish a quarantine setting forth the name of the fungal disease against which the quarantine is established, the infested area, the articles and commodities regulated, and specifying conditions governing disposition of violations.

R68-18-2. Disease.

Karnal bunt (Tilletia indica Mitra) in any living state of development.

R68-18-3. Areas Under Quarantine.

(A) Entire state of Arizona; Counties in New Mexico: Dona Ana county, Hidalgo county, Luna county and Sierra county; Counties in Texas: El Paso county, Hudspeth county.

(B) Any areas not mentioned above and subsequently found to be infested.

R68-18-4. Articles and Commodities Under Quarantine.

(A) The disease Karnal bunt (Tilletia indica Mitra) in any living state of development.

(B) Plants of the genus Triticum or any plant part hereof.

(C) Any mechanized farming equipment from the areas under quarantine used in the planting or harvesting of small grains.

(D) Any other plant, plant part, article, or means of conveyance when it is determined by the Commissioner, Utah Department of Agriculture and Food or the commissioners duly authorized representative to present a hazard spreading of Karnal bunt organisms.

R68-18-5. Restrictions.

(A) All articles and commodities under quarantine are prohibited entry into the state of Utah from any area under quarantine with the following exception:

(1) From uninfested areas of the states listed in R68-18-3, when accompanied by a certificate of origin stating the origin of the material and that the plant material originated from an area not known to be infested with Karnal bunt.

R68-18-6. Disposition of Violations.

Any or all shipments or lots of quarantined articles or commodities listed in R68-18-4 arriving in the state of Utah in violation of this order shall immediately be sent out of the state, destroyed, or treated by a method and in a manner as directed by the Commissioner, Utah Department of Agriculture and Food or his agent. Treatment shall be performed at the expense of the owner, or owners, or their duly authorized agent.


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Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment

March 18, 1997

Notice of Continuation

February 8, 2016

Authorizing, Implemented, or Interpreted Law


Additional Information


For questions regarding the content or application of rules under Title R68, please contact the promulgating agency (Agriculture and Food, Plant Industry). A list of agencies with links to their homepages is available at http://www.utah.gov/government/agencylist.html or from http://www.rules.utah.gov/contact/agencycontacts.htm.