|(a) Treatments for regulated articles intended for
sale, distribution or movement out of an area quarantined for citrus
pests and disease or out of the state of Texas shall be as provided
in 7 CFR §301.76, and as specified in the "Interstate Movement
of Citrus and other Rutaceous Plants For Planting From Areas Quarantined
for Citrus Canker, Citrus Greening, or Asian Citrus Psyllid" as published
by the USDA-APHIS-PPQ.
(b) Treatments for regulated articles intended for
intrastate Texas sale, distribution or movement that do not involve
leaving an area quarantined for citrus pests shall be using active
ingredients approved in the USDA Treatment Manual, in D301.76(b),
having to do with treatment of citrus nursery stock and related hosts
for control of ACP. Required treatments are:
(1) Residual treatment. Treatment shall consist of
application of a soil drench, in-ground granular chemical or other
soil-applied formulation of a systemic insecticide. The active ingredient
must be dinotefuran, imidacloprid or another active ingredient in
the USDA Treatment Manual. Application schedule must be either:
(A) treat 20-40 days prior to movement of article;
(B) reapply up to the date of movement, if previously
treated 20-90 days prior to movement; and
(2) Foliar spray.
(A) Apply an appropriately labeled foliar spray formulation
including an active ingredient listed in the USDA Treatment Manual
prior to movement.
(B) Apply the foliar spray no more than 14 days prior
(c) Treatments must be made with formulations labeled
for use in citrus to control ACP. Treatments must be applied according
to the EPA label, including, but not limited to, application directions,
restricted entry interval (REI), preharvest interval (PHI) and Worker
Protection Standards (WPS). Application of a restricted use pesticide
must be made according to applicable Department and EPA pesticide
regulations; a pesticide applicator’s license and additional
recordkeeping are required.
(d) Inspection of regulated articles for ACP must be
made within 72 hours prior to shipping. No ACP may be present at any
time on the regulated articles, including at the time of movement.
(e) If any maximum treatment period specified under
subsection (b) of this section expires before all regulated articles
at a Class 2, 3 or 4 nursery have been sold, distributed or moved,
the required treatment shall be re-applied, as necessary. No regulated
article at a Class 2, 3 or 4 nursery that is not compliant with all
applicable treatment requirements may be sold, distributed, or moved.
(f) All regulated articles at any nursery must be kept
free of ACP and all other pests, as required in §22.2 of this
title (relating to Application).
(g) Commercial citrus fruit and citrus seed treated
as prescribed in the USDA Treatment Manual in T203-p, having to do
with seeds of citrus (Rutaceae family) to prevent pest transmission
are exempt from the requirements set forth in this Subchapter A, Citrus