|(a) A regulated article or quarantined pest located
within a core area shall be monitored, handled, and treated, as prescribed
in a written notice issued by the department or the USDA, or as specified
in a written compliance agreement between the department or the USDA
and the owner or person in control of the regulated article or the
property on which the regulated article is located.
(b) The owner or manager of an orchard, other commercial
fruit operation, or nursery subject to quarantine requirements may
be required to bear all treatment expenses.
(c) Homeowners located in a core area who enter into
a written compliance agreement with the department or the USDA shall
not be required to pay treatment expenses for fruit or fruit trees
grown, harvested, or found on their residential property, unless the
fruit or fruit tree is transported to the residential property from
an orchard, other commercial fruit operation, or nursery owned or
operated by the homeowner or at which the homeowner is employed, at
a time during which the quarantine is in effect.
(d) Unless otherwise specified in a written notice
issued by the department or the USDA or in a written compliance agreement
between the person and the department or the USDA, a wholesaler, fruit
retailer, street fruit vendor, or flea market stall operator located
within the quarantined area shall cover or enclose detached fruit
with Mexfly exclusionary air curtains, screens, plastic sheets, boxes
without holes or other openings, or tarpaulins.
(e) A person who within the quarantined area is holding
or displaying for sale or distribution a plant the fruit of which
is a regulated article shall ensure that each such plant is free of
fruit at all times prior to sale or distribution of the plant.