|(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