Plant Health Regulation Activities

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


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Current Actions

Emergency Rulemaking

This is an Emergency action that will be to create timeframes, definitions, and procedures for industrial hemp registration and program eligibility determination.

Date submitted to OAL: 3/10/2020

Office of Administrative Law’s Decision: Approved

Date filed with Secretary of State: 3/17/20

Effective Date: 3/17/20

This is an Emergency action that will create an exterior quarantine against emerald ash borer. The effect of this regulation will be to provide authority for the State to perform inspections on regulated articles to protect California's agricultural industry and environment.

Date submitted to OAL: 3/30/2021

Office of Administrative Law’s Decision: Approved

Date filed with Secretary of State: 4/9/2021

Effective Date: 6/3/2022

This is an Emergency action that will change the harvest period from within 15 days to harvest after sampling to 30 days and increase the timeframe to request sampling and test samples for THC concentrations.

Date submitted to OAL: 3/30/2021

Office of Administrative Law’s Decision: Approved

Date filed with Secretary of State: 4/9/2021

Effective Date: 4/9/2021

This is an Emergency action that will give the Department authority to complete eradication activities for Caribbean fruit fly (Anastrepha suspensa) in Santa Clara county.

Date submitted to OAL: 9/27/2021

Office of Administrative Law’s Decision: Approved

Date filed with Secretary of State: 9/29/2021

Effective Date: 9/29/2021

This is an Emergency action that will bring California industrial hemp regulations in compliance with the California State Regulatory Plan for Hemp Production approved by USDA.

Date submitted to OAL: 6/29/2022

Office of Administrative Law’s Decision: Approved

Date filed with Secretary of State: 7/11/2022

Effective Date: 7/11/2022

Regular Rulemaking

This is a Notice action that will add El Dorado and Placer counties to the eradication area for Title 3, CCR Section 3591.13, Guava Fruit Fly Eradication Area.

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This is an Rulemaking Notice to amend California Code of Regulations (CCR) Sections 3417(c) and 3588(b) to revise and update the known host list for Mexican fruit fly in California regulations to coincide with the official Mexican fruit fly (Anastrepha ludens) host list promulgated on July 14th, 2021 by the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) and United Stated Department of Agriculture (USDA).

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This regulation is to establish authority for the Department to implement eradication activities for black fig fly (Silba adipata McAlpine) in Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Ventura Counties, as advisable. This regulation was originally adopted as an emergency regulation that became effective on September 20, 2021 and expired on March 22, 2022.

On July 19 an amendment was published to add San Diego and San Luis Obispo to the Eradication area.

Date submitted to OAL: 5/18/2022

Office of Administrative Law’s Decision: Approved

Date filed with Secretary of State: 9/20/2022

Effective Date: 1/1/2023

The amendment is to clarify the responsible parties for Japanese beetle eradication activities and for quarantine violation fines.

Date submitted to OAL: 5/18/2022

Office of Administrative Law’s Decision: Approved

Date filed with Secretary of State: 8/25/2022

Effective Date: 10/1/2022

This amendment will repeal these regulations pertaining to the San Joaquin Valley Quality Cotton District.

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This amendment of Section 3700(b) adopted and made permanent the emergency regulation establishing Del Norte County as a regulated area.

Date submitted to OAL: 3/30/2021

Office of Administrative Law’s Decision: Approved

Date filed with Secretary of State: 11/17/2021

Effective Date: 11/17/2021

This amendment is repeal the Peach Yellows, Little Peach and Red Suture Diseases Exterior Quarantine and Peach Rosette Disease Exterior Quarantine.

Date submitted to OAL: 5/14/0221

Office of Administrative Law’s Decision: Approved

Date filed with Secretary of State: 10/26/2021

Effective Date: 1/1/2022

This is proposed action will add the following eradication areas for Oriental fruit fly to Title 3, CCR Section 3591.2: Butte, Colusa, Humboldt, Imperial, Marin, Merced, Monterey, Napa, Nevada, Placer, San Francisco, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Sutter, and Yuba counties.

Date submitted to OAL: 11/22/2021

Office of Administrative Law’s Decision: Approved

Date filed with Secretary of State: 01/04/2022

Effective Date: 4/1/2022

This is an Rulemaking Notice to amend California Code of Regulations (CCR) Section 3591.11 to establish authority for the Department to complete eradication activities for Caribbean fruit fly (Anastrepha suspensa) in Santa Clara county.

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This is a change without regulatory effect to update the common name of the species Lymantria dispar from "gypsy moth" to "spongy moth".

Date submitted to OAL: 6/13/2022

Office of Administrative Law’s Decision: Approved

Date filed with Secretary of State: 7/26/2022

Effective Date: 7/26/2022

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).

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