The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry is proposing a full-state quarantine for the gypsy moth.
The proposed rule establishes a state quarantine against the gypsy moth to prevent its movement from all parts of Maine. This quarantine is necessary to protect Maine’s and other states’ forest and landscape tree resources. The gypsy moth is also a federally regulated pest and the United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Plant Protection and Quarantine program will mimic the full-state quarantine.
• European gypsy moth (Lymantria dispar) North America quarantine and proposed expansion of gypsy moth regulated area in Maine: bit.ly/2FqM9ie
• Draft Chapter 271: gypsy moth quarantine: bit.ly/2Jr9STv
Written comments will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. on April 26.
Send comments to the address, email, or fax listed below:
Gary Fish, State Horticulturist, Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, 28 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0028; firstname.lastname@example.org; 287-7545 — phone; 287-5576 — fax