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Gypsy Moth Generally Infested Areas; Addition of Counties in Ohio

In this rule, we are amending Sec. 301.45-3(a) by adding two counties in Ohio and one county in West Virginia to the list of generally infested areas. As a result of this rule, the interstate movement of regulated articles from these areas will be restricted. We are taking this action because, in cooperation with the States of Ohio and West Virginia , the United States Department of Agriculture conducted surveys that detected multiple life stages of the gypsy moth in Delaware and Franklin Counties , OH, and in Monroe County , WV . Based on these surveys, we determined that reproducing populations exist at significant levels in these areas. Eradication of these populations is not considered feasible because these areas are immediately adjacent to areas currently recognized as generally infested and are, therefore, subject to reinfestation.

News notes are courtesy of Southern Forests Network News Notes





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