2 Va. Admin. Code § 5-336-20 - Purpose of quarantine

Current through Register Vol.. 38, No. 17, April 11, 2022

The purpose of this quarantine is to help prevent the artificial spread of Spotted Lanternfly to uninfested areas of the Commonwealth by regulating the movement of articles that are capable of transporting the Spotted Lanternfly. The Spotted Lanternfly is a new pest to the United States and has become established in the Commonwealth. The Spotted Lanternfly has the potential to spread to uninfested areas by natural means or through the movement of infested articles.

The Spotted Lanternfly is not native to the Commonwealth or the United States and is a threat to forests, ornamental trees, orchards, and grapes. It is not yet widely prevalent or distributed within or throughout the Commonwealth. The Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services has determined that the Spotted Lanternfly is dangerous and destructive to the agriculture, horticulture, and forests of this Commonwealth.


2 Va. Admin. Code § 5-336-20
Derived From Virginia Register Volume 36, Issue 09, eff. 12/2/2019.

Statutory Authority: § 3.2-703 of the Code of Virginia.

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