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TITLE 4AGRICULTURE
PART 1TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
CHAPTER 20COTTON PEST CONTROL
SUBCHAPTER CSTALK DESTRUCTION PROGRAM
RULE §20.20Pest Management Zones

(a) Establishment. The department may establish a geographical zone of all or part of one or more counties to control or prevent the spread of cotton pests.

  (1) A petition for establishment or change of zone boundaries of a pest management zone will be considered if submitted by: a certified cotton producer organization within the pest management zone; a County Extension Agriculture Committee; a county Farm Service Agency (FSA) Committee; an established agriculture business that is representative of the proposed pest management zone; or any other established business or non-profit organization as approved by the department.

  (2) A recommendation for change of a pest management zone's boundaries will also be considered by the department if approved by majority vote of the pest management zone's Cotton Producer Advisory Committee and so documented in the meeting minutes.

(b) Zones. Established zones include the following counties:

  (1) Zone 1. Brooks, Cameron, Hidalgo, Jim Hogg, Starr, Willacy, Zapata and the southern part of Kenedy County encompassing the area below an east-west line through Katherine and Armstrong, Texas.

  (2) Zone 2, Area (1). Duval and Webb.

  (3) Zone 2, Area (2). Jim Wells, Kleberg, Nueces, and the northern portion of Kenedy County encompassing the area above an east-west line through Katherine and Armstrong, Texas.

  (4) Zone 2, Area (3). Aransas except for that part north of Copano Bay (including but not limited to Lamar and Blackjack peninsulas), San Patricio and south and east of U.S. Highway 59 in Bee and Live Oak.

  (5) Zone 2, Area (4). Aransas north of Copano Bay (including but not limited to Lamar and Blackjack peninsulas), Calhoun, Goliad, LaSalle, McMullen, Refugio, Victoria and north and west of U.S. Highway 59 in Bee and Live Oak.

  (6) Zone 3. Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Colorado, Fayette, Fort Bend, Galveston, Gonzales, Harris, Jackson, Jefferson, Lavaca, Liberty, Matagorda, Orange, Waller and Wharton.

  (7) Zone 4. Atascosa, Bexar, DeWitt, Dimmit, Frio, Karnes, Kinney, Maverick, Medina, Uvalde, Val Verde, Wilson, and Zavala.

  (8) Zone 6. Bastrop, Burnet, Caldwell, Comal, Guadalupe, Hays, Lee, Milam, Travis, and Williamson.

  (9) Zone 7, Area (1). Anderson, Angelina, Cherokee, Houston, Leon, Nacogdoches, Panola, Rusk, Sabine, San Augustine, Shelby and Smith.

  (10) Zone 7, Area (2). Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Hardin, Jasper, Madison, Montgomery, Newton, Polk, Robertson, San Jacinto, Trinity, Tyler, Walker and Washington.

  (11) Zone 8 Area (1). Bell, Bosque, Coryell, Falls, Freestone, Hamilton, Hill, Lampasas, Limestone, and McLennan.

  (12) Zone 8 Area (2). Ellis, Henderson, Hood, Johnson, Navarro and Somervell.

  (13) Zone 9. Pecos, Reeves and Ward.

  (14) Zone 10. El Paso County and that portion of Hudspeth County bounded by Interstate Highway 10 on the north, the El Paso County line on the west, the Rio Grande River on the south and a line from old Fort Quitman, north along Highway 34 to Interstate 10 on the east.


Source Note: The provisions of this §20.20 adopted to be effective September 2, 1996, 21 TexReg 7969; amended to be effective August 25, 2002, 27 TexReg 7511; amended to be effective August 1, 2004, 29 TexReg 7089; amended to be effective March 26, 2006, 31 TexReg 2143; amended to be effective July 19, 2007, 32 TexReg 4383; amended to be effective September 13, 2018, 43 TexReg 5773

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