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NOTICE – Notice of Intent filed with State Register (LAC 7:XV.167 – Emerald Ash Borer Quarantine)

May 11, 2018

LDAF has filed a notice of intent with the State Register giving public notice that theLouisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry, pursuant to the authority set forth in R.S. 3:1652, intends to amend LAC7:XV.167 by expanding a previously established quarantine for the following pests: emerald ash borer (“EAB”), Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire. The existing quarantine presently includes the parishes of Bossier, Claiborne, Lincoln, Union, and Webster.  This proposed rule expands the quarantine to include Bienville, Jackson, Morehouse, and Ouachita Parishes.

Interested persons may may submit written comments, data, opinions, and arguments regarding the proposed Rule. Written submissions must be directed to Ansel Rankins, Director of the Horticulture Commission, Department of Agriculture and Forestry, 5825 Florida Blvd., Suite 3002, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70806 and must be received no later than 12:00 p.m., on June 10, 2018.
No preamble is available regarding the proposed regulations.