|(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
(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
(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,
(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
(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