Domestic Quarantine of New Areas in Maine for Gypsy Moth (GM) (Lymantria dispar)
This Federal Order is issued under the regulatory authority provided by the Plant Protection Act of
June 20, 2000, as amended, Section 412 (a), 7U.S.C. 7712 (a), which authorizes the Secretary of
Agriculture to prohibit or restrict the movement in interstate commerce of any plant, plant part, or
article if the Secretary determines the prohibition or restriction is necessary to prevent the
dissemination of a plant pest within the United States.
This Federal Order provides notification, effective immediately, for quarantine of the following
areas in the State of Maine for GM (Lymantria dispar):
In Aroostook County: The Town of Amity, Town of Cary Plantation, Town of Dyer Brook,
Town of Haynesville,Town of Hodgdon, Town of Linneus, Town of Oakfield, Town of
Forkstown, Township of T2 R4 WELS, Township of T3 R3 WELS, Township of T3 R4 WELS,
Township of T4 R3 WELS, Township of TA R2 WELS; In Franklin County: Town of Eustis;
In Penobscot County: Town of Patten; In Piscataquis County: Town of Greenville.
Accordingly, effective immediately, all interstate movement of GM regulated articles from the
areas indicated in this federal order must be done in accordance with the regulations promulgated
pursuant to the Plant Protection Act found at 7 CFR 301.45 et seq. This action is in response to
detection of reproducing populations of GM in these areas, communicated by the Maine Forest
Service to USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
The 7CFR 301.45-2(b) allows the quarantine of less than an entire state only when the Animal
and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Administrator has determined, as here, that the
designation of less than the entire State as a regulated area will be adequate to prevent the spread
of the GM and that the State enforces an intrastate quarantine that matches Federal
GM regulations. Prior to 15 November 2007, the State Plant Regulatory Official f