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RULE §21.5Quarantined Articles

(a) Quarantined articles include the quarantined pests; any living or non-living rootstock, leaf, root, stem, limb, twig, fruit, seed, seedling or other part of any plant in the botanical family Rutaceae, subfamily Aurantioideae (including the genera Aegle, Aeglopsis, Afraegle, Atalantia, Balsamocitrus, Bergera, Burkillanthus, Calodendrum, Choisya, X Citrofortunella, Citropsis, Citrus, Clausena, Clymenia, Eremocitrus, Feronia, Feroniella, Fortunella, Glycosmis, Hesperethusa, Limnocitrus, Limonia, Luvunga, Merope, Merrillia, X Microcitronella, Microcitrus, Micromelum, Monanthocitrus, Murraya, Naringi, Oxanthera, Pamburus, Paramignya, Pleiospermium, Poncirus, Severinia, Swinglea, Tetradium, Toddalia, Triphasia, Vepris, Wenzelia and Zanthoxylum, and any hybrid thereof); and any article carrying or capable of carrying the quarantined plant pests or diseases.

(b) Exceptions: Any article covered under subsection (a) of this section that is intended only for consumption as food is not a quarantined article with respect to this subchapter, if the article:

  (1) has been desiccated and ground, chopped or otherwise finely divided; or

  (2) consists of one or more detached mature leaves that prior to entering Texas have been made and maintained in compliance with all applicable USDA-APHIS-PPQ requirements and restrictions.

Source Note: The provisions of this §21.5 adopted to be effective September 2, 1996, 21 TexReg 7973; amended to be effective May 3, 2006, 31 TexReg 3529; amended to be effective June 29, 2010, 35 TexReg 5523; amended to be effective March 22, 2018, 43 TexReg 1629

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