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APHIS Establishes Regulated Area for the Asian Citrus Psyllid (Diaphorina citri) in California

Country: United States

Title: APHIS Establishes Regulated Area for the Asian Citrus Psyllid (Diaphorina citri) in California

Lynn Evans-Goldner, National Policy Manager for Citrus Disease Programs at (301) 851- 2286. or Prakash Hebbar, Citrus Health Response Program National Coordinator at (301) 851-2228.

Report: Effectively immediately, the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), in cooperation with the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), is establishing a regulated area for the Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) in Tulare County, California. This action is necessary because of the detection of ACP at three locations in the Porterville area of Tulare County.

APHIS is applying safeguarding measures on the interstate movement of regulated articles from the 178 square mile regulated area. These measures parallel the intrastate quarantine imposed by CDFA. These actions are necessary to prevent the spread of ACP to non-infested areas of the United States. ACP is considered present only in some areas in California and subject to official control via State and Federal quarantines.

The specific changes to the regulated areas in California can be found at:

APHIS will publish a notice of this change in the Federal Register.

Under IPPC Standards, Asian Citrus Psyllid (Diaphorina citri) is considered to be a pest that is present, only in some areas, and subject to official control to limit its spread in the United States.

Posted Date: Sept. 24, 2013, 9 a.m.