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: 4/9/2021

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 eradication authority to address black fig fly (Silba adipata). The effect of this regulation will be to provide authority for the State to conduct eradication activities in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernadino, Santa Barbara, and Ventura.

Date submitted to OAL: 9/9/2021

Office of Administrative Law’s Decision: Approved

Date filed with Secretary of State: 9/20/2021

Effective Date: 9/20/2021

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

Regular Rulemaking

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

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The proposed amendment of Section 3700(b) will adopt and make permanent the emergency regulation establishing Del Norte County as a regulated area.

Date submitted to OAL: 3/30/2021

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

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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.

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Recently Completed Regulations – Listed by Title