Quarantine; Blueberry Maggot
(1)Establishing Quarantine. A quarantine is established against blueberry maggot (Rhagoletis mendax).
(2)Area under Quarantine. All states, districts, and territories of the United States east of and including the States of North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. All states of the United States west of North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas are not included therein.
(3)Commodities Covered. All fresh fruit of blueberry and blueberry plants (except when free from soil and growing media; clumps of soil or growing media larger than 1⁄2 inch diameter will be cause for rejection).
(4)All commodities covered are prohibited entry into Oregon from the area under quarantine with the exception of items listed in (5) below.
(a)No restrictions are placed by this quarantine upon the entry into the State of Oregon of fruits which upon arrival are frozen solid and which are held under refrigeration to assure their solid frozen state;
(b)Fruits affected by this quarantine, which have been held in cold storage for a continuous period of at least 40 days during which period the temperature in said cold storage area has been maintained at 32° F or less, may be admitted into the State of Oregon providing that the lot or shipment of the same is accompanied by an official certificate, issued by an agency of the state of origin authorized to do so, evidencing compliance with the requirements of this subsection.
(c)Fruits that are accompanied by an official certificate showing that they have been treated with a fumigant effective against blueberry maggot according to label instructions.
(6)Disposition of Commodities in Violation of Quarantine. All commodities described in section (3) of this rule inspected by the Department and determined to be in violation of this quarantine and not permitted entry pursuant to section (5) of this rule, shall be immediately returned by the person receiving the same to the point of origin or, at his option and without expense or indemnity paid by the Department, destroyed by such person.
Rule 603-052-0115 — Quarantine; Blueberry Maggot,