Plant Health Regulation Activities

Proposals to adopt, amend or repeal certain regulations listed by title


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Current Actions

Emergency Rulemaking

Japanese Beetle Eradication Area This is an emergency action that will add Marin County to the eradication area for Title 3, CCR Section 3589, Japanese Beetle Eradication Area.

Date submitted to OAL: 11/08/2023

Office of Administrative Law’s Decision: Approved

Date filed with Secretary of State: 12/7/2023

Effective Date: 12/7/2023

This is an Emergency action that will remove the host list for Oriental fruit fly in CCR Section 3423 and redirect the public to the host list for Title 3, CCR Section 3591.2, Oriental Fruit Fly Eradication Area.

Date submitted to OAL: Withdrawn 6/12/2023

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This is an Emergency action of the amendment of Section 3591.27 and adoption of Section 3444 that will allow the Department to create an interior quarantine, add Ventura County to the eradication area, and update the Zeugodacus tau host list to be in harmony with the most current USDA list.

Date submitted to OAL: 8/04/2023

Office of Administrative Law’s Decision: Approved

Date filed with Secretary of State: 8/11/2023

Effective Date: 8/11/2023

This is an Emergency action of the adoption of Section 3591.30 and of Section 3445 that will allow the Department to create an interior quarantine and eradication area against the pest Queensland Fruit Fly.

Date submitted to OAL: 9/6/2023

Office of Administrative Law's Decision: Approved

Date filed with Secretary of State: 9/12/2023

Effective Date: 9/12/2023

This is an emergency action that will add Kern County to the eradication area for Title 3, CCR Section 3591.2, Oriental Fruit Fly Eradication Area.

Date submitted to OAL: 9/6/2023

Office of Administrative Law's Decision: Approved

Date filed with Secretary of State: 9/13/2023

Effective Date: 9/13/2023

Regular Rulemaking

This is a Notice rulemaking action that will update the definition of “Harvest”.

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This is a Notice action that will remove the host list for White striped fruit fly in CCR Section 3436 and redirect the public to the host list for Title 3, CCR Section 3591.23, White Striped Fruit Fly Eradication Area and update the list to match the current USDA host list.

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This is a Notice action that will amend the Guava Fruit Fly Eradication Area to expand the number of counties with eradication authority Guava Fruit Fly.

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This is a Notice action that will change the registration fees in Title 3, CCR Sections 2950 Registration Fee and 2951 Registration Fee Schedule.

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This is a Notice action that will update the host list for Oak Mortality Disease Control in CCR Section 3700 to match the USDA Host List for Phytophthora ramorum that was updated in October 2022.

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This is an Notice action that will add Fresno County to the eradication area for Title 3, CCR Section 3591.2, Oriental Fruit Fly Eradication Area.

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This is a Notice action that will repeal the interior quarantine for Light Brown Apple Moth, Title 3, Section 3434 of Title 3 of the California Code of Regulations (CCR).

Date submitted to OAL: 11/28/2022

Office of Administrative Law’s Decision: Approved

Date filed with Secretary of State: 1/3/2023

Effective Date: 4/1/2023

Notice action amending Section 3915.1 to clarify the dispute resolution procedures and make labels more consistent with other state laws and regulations.

Date submitted to OAL: 2/10/2023

Office of Administrative Law’s Decision: Approved

Date filed with Secretary of State: 3/22/2023

Effective Date: 7/1/2023

This is a notice for the adoption of the interior state quarantine for Sweet Orange Scab, Title 3, Section 3443, of Title 3 of the California Code of Regulations (CCR).

Date submitted to OAL: 2/3/2023

Office of Administrative Law’s Decision: Approved

Date filed with Secretary of State: 7/5/2023

Effective Date: 10/1/2023

This is a Notice action that will add Sacramento County to the eradication area for Title 3, CCR Section 3591.12 Peach Fruit Fly Eradication Area.

Date submitted to OAL: 11/21/2023

Office of Administrative Law’s Decision: Approved

Date filed with Secretary of State: 1/8/2024

Effective Date: 4/1/2024

This proposed action will remove the host list for Oriental fruit fly in CCR Section 3423 and redirect the public to the host list for Title 3, CCR Section 3591.2, Oriental Fruit Fly Eradication Area, which is being updated.

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This is a Notice action of the amendment of Section 3591.27 and adoption of Section 3444 that will allow the Department to create an interior quarantine, add Ventura County to the eradication area, and update the Zeugodacus tau host list to be in harmony with the most current USDA list.

Date submitted to OAL: 12/22/2023

Office of Administrative Law’s Decision: Approved

Date filed with Secretary of State: 2/7/2024

Effective Date: 2/7/2024

This is a Notice action of the amendment of the adoption of Section 3591.30 and of Section 3445 that will allow the Department to create an interior quarantine and eradication area against the pest Queensland Fruit Fly.

Date submitted to OAL: 12/22/2023

Office of Administrative Law’s Decision: Approved

Date filed with Secretary of State: 2/5/2024

Effective Date: 2/5/2024

This is a Notice action that will correct Volutaria canariensis to Volutaria tubuliflora.

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This is a change without regulatory effect to fix minor spelling errors and italicizations.

Date submitted to OAL: 10/18/2023

Office of Administrative Law’s Decision: Approved

Date filed with Secretary of State: 11/6/2023

Effective Date: 11/6/2023

This is a Notice action that will remove the host list from CCR Sections 3406 Mediterranean Fruit Fly Interior Quarantine, 3424 Bactrocera zonata Interior Quarantine, 3425 Melon Fruit Fly Interior Quarantine, 3429 Sweetpotato Weevil Interior Quarantine, 3441 Bactrocera correcta Interior Quarantine, and 3442 Malaysian Fruit Fly Interior Quarantine and redirect the public to the host lists in the their pests Eradication Area regulation.

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This is an action that will add Kern County to the eradication area for Title 3, CCR Section 3591.2, Oriental Fruit Fly Eradication Area.

Date submitted to OAL: 12/22/2023

Office of Administrative Law’s Decision: Approved

Date filed with Secretary of State: 2/6/2024

Effective Date: 2/6/2024

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