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This insect can be highly destructive to Georgia's ash trees (<I>Fraxinus </I>species) and ash nursery stock. Therefore, it is in the best interest of Georgia's citizens, agriculture, and silviculture that this quarantine be established to limit its human-assisted spread within the state.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="224-3-.012.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The purpose of this quarantine is to prevent the human-assisted spread of the Emerald Ash Borer to non-infested areas of the state by regulating the movement of those articles that are likely to transport this insect.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="224-3-.013.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> This Quarantine closely parallels both the U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (USDA APHIS) quarantine regulation in the Code of Federal Regulations, <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/us/books/Code_of_Federal_Regulations/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=301.53-1&amp;title=7#" target="_newtab">7 CFR § 301.53-1</a> through § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/us/books/Code_of_Federal_Regulations/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=301.53-9&amp;title=7#" target="_newtab">301.53-9</a> and the Georgia Department of Agriculture quarantine regulation at Ga. Comp. R. &amp; Regs, r. 40-4-25.01 through .14 .</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/224-3-.02" name="224-3-.02" title="224-3-.02">Rule 224-3-.02 Definitions</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="224-3-.021.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Director" means the Director of the Georgia Forestry Commission or other person authorized to act on his behalf.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="224-3-.022.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Certificate" means a document issued by the Director or by an authorized person operating under a compliance agreement to allow the movement of regulated articles to a destination.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="224-3-.023.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Compliance agreement" means a written agreement between a person and, the Georgia Forestry Commission, in accordance with the provisions of this quarantine regulation, the Georgia Department of Agriculture, in accordance with the provisions of its quarantine regulation at Ga. Comp. R. &amp; Regs, r. 40-4-25.01 through .14 , or the U.S. Department of Agriculture in accordance with its quarantine regulation at <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/us/books/Code_of_Federal_Regulations/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=301.53-1&amp;title=7#" target="_newtab">7 CFR § 301.53-1</a> through .53-9, or all three agencies, in which the person agrees to comply with the requirements and conditions of the agreement and the quarantine regulation(s) governing the agreement.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="224-3-.024.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Emerald Ash Borer" means the insect known as Emerald Ash Borer (<I>Agrilus planipennis </I>[Coleoptera: Buprestidae]) in any stage of development (egg, larva, pupa, adult).</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="224-3-.025.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Infestation" means the presence of the Emerald Ash Borer or the existence of circumstances that make it reasonable to believe that the Emerald Ash Borer is present.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="224-3-.026.">6.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Intrastate" means within the State of Georgia.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="224-3-.027.">7.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Inspector" means any employee of the Georgia Forestry Commission, or other individual authorized by the Director to enforce the provisions of this quarantine.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="224-3-.028.">8.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Limited permit" means a document issued by the Director in which a person operating under a compliance agreement affirms that the regulated article is not eligible for a certificate and will be moved only to a specified destination and in accordance with conditions specified on the permit.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="224-3-.029.">9.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Moved (movement, move)" means shipped, offered for shipment, received for transportation, transported, carried, or allowed to be moved, shipped, transported, or carried.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="224-3-.0210.">10.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Person" means any association, company, corporation, firm, individual, joint stock company, partnership, society, or any other legal entity.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="224-3-.0211.">11.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Quarantined area" means any area that has been placed under quarantine by the Georgia Forestry Commission.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="224-3-.0212.">12.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Regulated Area" means the area where all Emerald Ash Borer Quarantine regulations are in effect as defined in Ga. Comp. R. &amp; Regs., r. <a title="224-3-.04" href="224-3-.04">224-3-.04</a> .</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="224-3-.0213.">13.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Regulated article" means any article listed in <a title="224-3-.03" href="224-3-.03">224-3-.03</a> or otherwise determined by the Director as capable of harboring or carrying any life stage of the Emerald Ash Borer.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="224-3-.0214.">14.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> These rules shall apply to any ash trees originating within a forest setting or regulated articles which are derived from forest trees.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/224-3-.03" name="224-3-.03" title="224-3-.03">Rule 224-3-.03 Regulated Articles</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="224-3-.031.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The following are regulated articles: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="224-3-.031.(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Emerald Ash Borer in any life stage,</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="224-3-.031.(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Firewood of all hardwood (non-coniferous) species,</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="224-3-.031.(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Ash nursery stock,</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="224-3-.031.(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Green (non-heat treated) ash lumber,</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="224-3-.031.(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Other living, dead, cut, or fallen, material of the genus <I>Fraxinus</I>, including logs,stumps, roots, branches, and composted and uncomposted chips that have not been ground to a small enough size to destroy EAB in any life stage, as required by USDA APHIS. </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="224-3-.032.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any other article, product, or means of conveyance not listed in paragraph 1 above may be designated as a regulated article if an inspector determines that it presents a risk of spreading Emerald Ash Borer and notifies the person in possession of the article, product, or means of conveyance that it is subject to the restrictions of the regulations.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/224-3-.04" name="224-3-.04" title="224-3-.04">Rule 224-3-.04 Quarantined and Regulated Areas</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="224-3-.041.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> In accordance with O.C.G.A. § <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=12-6-16&amp;title=12#12-6-16(b)" target="_newtab">12-6-16(b)</a>, the Director hereby declares and defines the entire state of Georgia as an area of quarantine for the Emerald Ash Borer. However, the procedural requirements for the quarantine detailed in these regulations will only be in effect for the regulated area as defined in paragraphs 2 and 3 herein. Specifically, the restrictions in Ga. Comp. R. &amp; Regs., r. <a title="224-3-.06" href="224-3-.06">224-3-.06</a> regarding the movement of regulated articles from quarantined areas, the requirements in Ga. Comp. R. &amp; Regs., r. <a title="224-3-.09" href="224-3-.09">224-3-.09</a> regarding assembly and inspection of regulated articles, and the requirements in Ga. Comp. R. &amp; Regs.,r. <a title="224-3-.12" href="224-3-.12">224-3-.12</a> regarding inspection and disposal of regulated articles and pests will be in effect and enforced only in the regulated area.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="224-3-.042.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The regulated area, where all procedural requirements for the quarantine detailed in these regulations are effective and enforceable, currently includes: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="224-3-.042.(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> DeKalb County and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="224-3-.042.(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Fulton County.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="224-3-.043.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The regulated area may be expanded if the Director determines that the Emerald Ash Borer is either present in other Counties or there is an increased risk for the presence of the Emerald Ash Borer in other Counties. The Director's determination regarding the presence or increased risk for the presence of the Emerald Ash Borer will be made after specimens collected in United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) survey traps are confirmed by USDA APHIS to be Emerald Ash Borer. Counties that constitute the regulated area will be identified on the Georgia Forestry Commission's website where they will be conspicuously posted at: <U> http://www.gatrees.org/forest-management/forest-health/eab/index.cfm </U> .</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="224-3-.044.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> These rules shall apply to any ash trees originating within a forest setting or regulated articles which are derived from forest trees.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/224-3-.05" name="224-3-.05" title="224-3-.05">Rule 224-3-.05 Conditions Governing the Intrastate Movement of Regulated Articles</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="224-3-.051.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Movement of a regulated article solely within the regulated area is allowed without restriction.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="224-3-.052.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> At no time are the regulated articles permitted to be transported from an infested area to a non-infested area without a limited permit.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/224-3-.06" name="224-3-.06" title="224-3-.06">Rule 224-3-.06 Conditions Governing the Movement of Regulated Articles from Quarantined Areas</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="224-3-.061.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Regulated articles may be moved from a quarantined area only if moved: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="224-3-.061.(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> With a certificate or limited permit issued and attached in accordance with <a title="224-3-.07" href="224-3-.07">224-3-.07</a> and 224-3-08 from an area of Georgia identified by USDA APHIS as having a "non-flight" period for EAB, and only during the period of November 1 through March 1. Counties outside of this "non-flight" zone do not have a period when regulated articles can be moved from a quarantined area to a non-quarantined area. See map in appendix for this zone.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="224-3-.062.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Without a certificate or limited permit if: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="224-3-.062.(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The regulated article is moved by the United States Department of Agriculture for experimental or scientific purposes; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="224-3-.062.(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The regulated article originates outside the quarantined area and is moved through the quarantined area under the following conditions: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="224-3-.062.(b)(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The points of origin and destination are indicated on a waybill accompanying the regulated article; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="224-3-.062.(b)(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The regulated article is moved in an enclosed vehicle or is completely covered t prevent access by the Emerald Ash Borer, or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="224-3-.062.(b)(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The regulated article is moved directly through the quarantined area without stopping (except for refueling or for traffic conditions), or has been stored, packed, or handled at locations approved by an inspector as not posing a risk of infestation by the Emerald Ash Borer; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="224-3-.062.(b)(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The article has not been combined or commingled with other articles so as to lose its individual identity.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/224-3-.07" name="224-3-.07" title="224-3-.07">Rule 224-3-.07 Issuance and Cancellation of Certificates and Limited Permits</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="224-3-.071.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Director or person operating under a compliance agreement may issue a certificate for the movement of a regulated article if he or she determines that the regulated article: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="224-3-.071.(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Is apparently free of the Emerald Ash Borer, based on inspection; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="224-3-.071.(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Has been grown, produced, manufactured, stored, or handled in a manner that, in the judgment of the inspector, prevents the regulated article from presenting a risk of spreading the Emerald Ash Borer; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="224-3-.071.(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Is eligible for unrestricted movement under all other Federal domestic plant quarantines and regulations applicable to the regulated articles.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="224-3-.072.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Director or a person operating under a compliance agreement may issue a limited permit for the movement of a regulated article not eligible for a certificate if he or she determines that the regulated article: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="224-3-.072.(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Is to be moved to a specified destination for specific processing, handling, or utilization (the destination and other conditions to be listed on the limited permit), and this movement will not result in the spread of the Emerald Ash Borer because the pest will be destroyed by the specific processing, handling, or utilization; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="224-3-.072.(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Is to be moved in compliance with any additional emergency conditions that the Director may impose to prevent the spread of the Emerald Ash Borer; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="224-3-.072.(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Is eligible for unrestricted movement under all other Federal domestic plant quarantines and regulations applicable to the regulated article.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="224-3-.073.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Director may issue blank certificates and limited permits to a person operating under a compliance agreement in accordance with rule <a title="224-3-.07" href="224-3-.07">224-3-.07</a> or authorize reproduction of the certificates or limited permits on shipping containers, or both, as requested by the person operating under the compliance agreement. These certificates and limited permits may then be completed and used, as needed, for the movement of regulated articles that have met all of the requirements of paragraph 1 or 2 of this section.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="224-3-.074.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any certificate or limited permit may be canceled orally or in writing by the Director whenever he determines that the holder of the certificate or limited permit has not complied with this chapter. If the cancellation is oral, the cancellation will become effective immediately, and the cancellation and the reasons for the cancellation will be confirmed in writing as soon as circumstances permit. Any person whose certificate or limited permit has been canceled may appeal the decision in writing to the Director within 10 days after receiving written cancellation notice. The appeal must state all of the facts and reasons that the person wants the Director to consider in deciding the appeal. As soon as practicable, the Director will grant or deny the appeal in writing, stating the reasons for the decision.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/224-3-.08" name="224-3-.08" title="224-3-.08">Rule 224-3-.08 Compliance Agreements and Cancellation</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="224-3-.081.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any person engaged in growing, handling, or moving regulated articles may enter into a compliance agreement when the Director determines that the person understands this quarantine. The agreement shall stipulate that safeguards will be maintained against the establishment and spread of infestation, and will comply with the conditions governing the maintenance of identity, handling, and subsequent movement of such articles, and the cleaning and treatment of means of conveyance and containers.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="224-3-.082.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any compliance agreement may be canceled orally or in writing by the Director whenever he determines that the person who has entered the compliance agreement has failed to comply with this quarantine. If the cancellation is oral, the cancellation will become effective immediately, and the cancellation and the reasons for the cancellation will be confirmed in writing as soon as circumstances permit. Any person whose compliance agreement has been canceled may appeal the decision in writing to the Director within 10 days after receiving written cancellation notice. The appeal must state all of the facts and reasons that the person wants the Director to consider in deciding the appeal. As soon as practicable, the Director will grant or deny the appeal in writing, stating the reasons for the decision.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/224-3-.09" name="224-3-.09" title="224-3-.09">Rule 224-3-.09 Assembly and Inspection of Regulated Articles</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="224-3-.091.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Persons requiring certification or other services shall request the services from the Director at least 5 business days before the regulated article is to be moved.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="224-3-.092.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The regulated articles must be assembled at the place and in the manner that the Director designates as necessary to comply with this chapter.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/224-3-.10" name="224-3-.10" title="224-3-.10">Rule 224-3-.10 Attachment and Disposition of Certificates and Limited Permits</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="224-3-.101.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A regulated article must be plainly marked with the name and address of the consignor and the name and address of the consignee and must have the certificate or limited permit issued for the movement of a regulated article accompany at all times during movement to: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="224-3-.101.(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The regulated article (all round ash logs shall be painted on the butts);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="224-3-.101.(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The container (or transport vehicle) carrying the regulated article; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="224-3-.101.(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The consignee's copy of the accompanying waybill: <I>Provided,</I> that the description of the regulated article on the certificate or limited permit, and on the waybill, are sufficient to identify the regulated article; and</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="224-3-.102.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The carrier must furnish the certificate or limited permit authorizing movement of a regulated article to the consignee at the destination of the shipment.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/224-3-.11" name="224-3-.11" title="224-3-.11">Rule 224-3-.11 Costs and Charges</a></h2> <P>The Director may assess fees for inspections, and/or for issuance of limited permits, certificates, or compliance agreements.</P> <h2><a href="/GAC/224-3-.12" name="224-3-.12" title="224-3-.12">Rule 224-3-.12 Inspection and Disposal of Regulated Articles and Pests</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="224-3-.121.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Director is authorized to stop and inspect, and to seize, destroy, or otherwise dispose of, or require disposal of regulated articles and Emerald Ash Borers.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="224-3-.122.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All costs for treatment, destruction, or disposal of regulated articles shall be borne by the person in possession of the regulated article.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/224-3-.13" name="224-3-.13" title="224-3-.13">Rule 224-3-.13 Unlawful Acts</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="224-3-.131.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The following are violations of this chapter: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="224-3-.131.(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The movement of any regulated article outside of a quarantined area without proper permit,</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="224-3-.131.(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Providing false information in an attempt to obtain a limited permit or compliance agreement,</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="224-3-.131.(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Using a limited permit or certificate issued to another person or allowing another person to use a limited permit not issued to that person,</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="224-3-.131.(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Failure to follow all the conditions contained in a limited permit or compliance agreement,</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="224-3-.131.(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The obstruction of the Director in the performance of his duties.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/224-3-.14" name="224-3-.14" title="224-3-.14">Rule 224-3-.14 Violation is a Misdemeanor</a></h2> <P>Any person violating any provision of this chapter shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.</P> <h2><a href="/GAC/Appendix224-3-.14A" name="224-3-.14A" title="224-3-.14A">Appendix 224-3-.14A </a></h2> <P> <P><img class="ImageLink" src="/pdf/ga/admin/2016/224-3-.14a_1.png" alt=" image: ga/admin/2016/224-3-.14a_1.png"></P> </P> </div> </div> </div> <div id="toc" class="sidebar noprint"> <ul id="toc-children" class="children"><li><a href="/GAC/224-3-.01" name="224-3-.01" title="224-3-.01">Rule 224-3-.01 Establishment and Purpose of Quarantine</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/224-3-.02" name="224-3-.02" title="224-3-.02">Rule 224-3-.02 Definitions</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/224-3-.03" name="224-3-.03" title="224-3-.03">Rule 224-3-.03 Regulated Articles</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/224-3-.04" name="224-3-.04" title="224-3-.04">Rule 224-3-.04 Quarantined and Regulated Areas</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/224-3-.05" name="224-3-.05" title="224-3-.05">Rule 224-3-.05 Conditions Governing the Intrastate Movement of Regulated Articles</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/224-3-.06" name="224-3-.06" title="224-3-.06">Rule 224-3-.06 Conditions Governing the Movement of Regulated Articles from Quarantined Areas</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/224-3-.07" name="224-3-.07" title="224-3-.07">Rule 224-3-.07 Issuance and Cancellation of Certificates and Limited Permits</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/224-3-.08" name="224-3-.08" title="224-3-.08">Rule 224-3-.08 Compliance Agreements and Cancellation</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/224-3-.09" name="224-3-.09" title="224-3-.09">Rule 224-3-.09 Assembly and Inspection of Regulated Articles</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/224-3-.10" name="224-3-.10" title="224-3-.10">Rule 224-3-.10 Attachment and Disposition of Certificates and Limited Permits</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/224-3-.11" name="224-3-.11" title="224-3-.11">Rule 224-3-.11 Costs and Charges</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/224-3-.12" name="224-3-.12" title="224-3-.12">Rule 224-3-.12 Inspection and Disposal of Regulated Articles and Pests</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/224-3-.13" name="224-3-.13" title="224-3-.13">Rule 224-3-.13 Unlawful Acts</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/224-3-.14" name="224-3-.14" title="224-3-.14">Rule 224-3-.14 Violation is a Misdemeanor</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/Appendix224-3-.14A" name="224-3-.14A" title="224-3-.14A">Appendix 224-3-.14A </a></li></ul> </div> </div> <!--content ends here--> <div id="footer" class="noprint"><span class="footer">Copyright &copy; 2016 Lawriter LLC - All rights reserved.</span>| <a 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