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TITLE 4AGRICULTURE
PART 1TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
CHAPTER 20COTTON PEST CONTROL
SUBCHAPTER BQUARANTINE REQUIREMENTS
RULE §20.14Eradicated Areas

(a) The Commissioner may grant a request for declaration of an area in Texas as eradicated after a written recommendation is submitted to the department by the Foundation, supported by scientific documentation acceptable to the department indicating that movement of regulated articles into the area presents a threat to the success of boll weevil eradication.

(b) The West Texas Maintenance Area, as provided in §3.702 (relating to West Texas Maintenance Area), the Northern Blacklands (NBL) Boll Weevil Eradication Zone, as provided in §3.116 (relating to Northern Blacklands Boll Weevil Eradication Zone), and the Southern Blacklands (SBL) Boll Weevil Eradication Zone, as provided in §3.114 (relating to Southern Blacklands Boll Weevil Eradication Zone), have been declared as eradicated by the Commissioner.

(c) The department will recognize as eradicated any areas outside of Texas that are declared eradicated by that state's department of agriculture if that state's definition of an eradicated area is equivalent to the definition of an eradicated area in Subchapter A of this chapter (relating to General Provisions).

(d) The department has determined that the definitions of an eradicated area of the New Mexico and Oklahoma departments of agriculture are equivalent to the definition of an eradicated area in Subchapter A of this chapter.


Source Note: The provisions of this §20.14 adopted to be effective July 9, 2001, 26 TexReg 4996; amended to be effective October 7, 2004, 29 TexReg 9353; amended to be effective January 1, 2016, 40 TexReg 9625; amended to be effective June 4, 2020, 45 TexReg 3619

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