Quarantine; Dutch Elm Disease and Elm Yellows Phytoplasma
(1)Establishing a Quarantine. A quarantine is established against the fungus Ophiostoma novo-ulmi, currently the fungus that causes Dutch elm disease in North America and related species O. ulmi and elm yellows (elm phloem necrosis) phytoplasma.
(2)Areas under Quarantine:
(a)In Oregon, the counties of: Benton, Clackamas, Jackson, Lane, Linn, Malheur, Marion, Multnomah, Polk, Union, Washington and Yamhill
(b)All states and districts of the United States except Alaska, Arizona, Florida, Hawaii, New Mexico and Utah.
(3)Commodities Covered. All trees, plants, cuttings, scions, leaves, bark, roots, or other parts, except seed, of all species of elm (Ulmus spp.) and of the related genera Zelkova and Planera, including wood products manufactured from bark-bearing parts thereof. Tissue culture plantlets in sealed, sterile containers are exempt from this regulation.
(a)Commodities Prohibited from Quarantine Areas. All commodities described in section (3) of this rule originating or grown within or shipped from any state or district described in subsection (2)(b) of this rule, except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, are prohibited entry into the State of Oregon whether moved direct from said areas or diverted or reconsigned from any such areas. All tools or equipment utilized in the pruning or disposal of infected commodities are also prohibited entry into the State of Oregon unless they are decontaminated by an approved method therefore;
(b)Commodities Admitted Under Origin Certificate. Commodities described in section (3) of this rule may be permitted entry into the State of Oregon if each lot or shipment is accompanied by a certificate issued by an official state agency of the state of origin certifying the kind and amount of commodities covered by the certificate, that all such commodities are a product of the state from which shipped or of another state within which neither Dutch Elm Disease nor Elm Yellows phytoplasma is known to occur, that such commodities are free from the described disease, and setting forth in either case the name of the state where produced;
(c)Commodities Restricted Within Quarantine Areas. With exception of commercially produced nursery stock, commodities described in section (3) of this rule situated within the counties described in subsection (2)(a) of this rule, are prohibited movement within or outside said areas except for the transportation of such commodities to locations authorized by the Department for the burning, burial, or other approved method of disposal thereof. All tools or equipment utilized in the pruning or disposal of infected commodities are also prohibited movement within or outside said areas unless they are decontaminated by an approved method therefore.
Rule 603-052-0114 — Quarantine; Dutch Elm Disease and Elm Yellows Phytoplasma,