Emerald Ash Borer Quarantine, Revised July 15, 2004
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MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
PESTICIDE AND PLANT PEST MANAGEMENT DIVISION
EMERALD ASH BORER INTERIOR QUARANTINE
(Revised July 15, 2004)
WHEREAS, the Director, Michigan Department of Agriculture, having found that an
exotic pest, known as the emerald ash borer, Coleoptera: Buprestidae: Agrilus planipennis, has
been detected in this state and has a limited distribution at this time; and
WHEREAS the emerald ash borer has been found infesting and killing ash, Fraxinus
spp. trees in certain counties and townships, and
WHEREAS, ash trees are a valuable resource for the nursery, landscaping and timber
industries in Michigan; and
WHEREAS, ash trees represent a significant component of the natural environment in
NOW, THEREFORE, the Director of the Michigan Department of Agriculture by the
authority of Act No. 72 of the Public Acts of 1945, as amended, and Quarantine Regulation No.
620, does promulgate this quarantine to prevent the further spread of this pest and sets forth:
definitions, regulated articles, regulated areas, conditions of movement, violations and penalties,
and special exemptions. This revised quarantine shall become effective immediately and will
remain in effect until rescinded by the Director.
The following terms shall be construed to mean:
(A) DIRECTOR means the Director of the Michigan Department of Agriculture or his or her
(B) INSPECTOR means an employee of the Department of Agriculture authorized to
enforce the provisions of this quarantine.
(C) INFESTATION means the presence of the ash borer or the existence of the
circumstances that make it reasonable to believe that the ash borer is present.
(D) CERTIFICATE and CERTIFICATE OF INSPECTION mean a document issued or
authorized to be issued by the Director, including state-issued certificates of quarantine
compliance, state phytosanitary certificates and multipl