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15.06.04.00.htm 15.06.04.00. Title 15 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Subtitle 06 PLANT PEST CONTROL Chapter 04 Regulation of Invasive Plants Authority: Agriculture Article, §9.5-301, Annotated Code of Maryland
15.06.04.01.htm 15.06.04.01. 01 Scope.. These regulations establish a science-based risk assessment protocol to determine the harm and impact caused by invasive plants, including an approval procedure for activities involving invasive plant species that cause or are likely to cause severe harm and administrative orders that the Secretary may issue to enforce these regulations.
15.06.04.02.htm 15.06.04.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) “Commercial entity” means an entity that engages in a plant removal activity for profit.. 2) “Invasive plant” means a terrestrial plant species that:. a) Did not evolve in the State; and. b) If introduced within the State, will cause or is likely to cause, as determined by the Secretary:. i) Economic harm;. ii) Ecological harm;. iii) Environmental harm; or.
15.06.04.03.htm 15.06.04.03. 03 Risk Assessment Protocol for Invasive Plants.. The Secretary shall determine whether an invasive plant qualifies as a Tier 1 or a Tier 2 plant based on the following protocols:A. Plant risk assessment protocol established by the United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Plant Protection Quarantine pursuant to A. Koop, L. Fowler, L. Newton, and B. Caton, Development and Validation of a Weed Screening Tool for the United States, Bi
15.06.04.04.htm 15.06.04.04. 04 Tier 1 Prohibitions and Approvals.. A. Except as approved by the Secretary under this regulation, a person may not propagate, import, transfer, sell, purchase, transport, or introduce any living part of a Tier 1 invasive plant in the State.B. A person may conduct an activity prohibited under §A of this regulation if:. 1) The person receives approval from the Secretary before conducting the activity; and. 2) The activity is for the purpose of:.
15.06.04.05.htm 15.06.04.05. 05 Administrative Orders By The Secretary.. A. The Secretary may issue administrative orders to enforce the provisions of this chapter and Agriculture Article, Title 9.5 (Invasive Plants Prevention and Control) Annotated Code of Maryland, as follows:1) Order any person to cease propagating, importing, transferring, selling, purchasing, transporting, or introducing any living part of a Tier 1 invasive plant in the State;2) Order the condemnation and seizure of any Tier
15.06.04.06.htm 15.06.04.06. 06 Tier 1 and Tier 2 Invasive Plants.. A. The following plants are classified as Tier 1 invasive plants upon adoption of this regulation (see Department’s website for adoption date http:mda.maryland.gov/plantspests/Pages/maryland invasive plants prevention and control.aspx)1) Ficaria verna (fig buttercup). 2) Geranium lucidum (shining cranesbill). 3) Iris pseudacorus (yellow flag iris). 4) Euonymus fortune (wintercreeper) and. 5) Lonicera maackii (Amur honeysuckle).
15.06.04.07.htm 15.06.04.07. 07 Required Retail Signage for Tier 2 Plants.. A person shall post in a conspicuous place, in proximity to all Tier 2 invasive plant displays, a sign imprinted with the insignia required by this regulation, identifying the plants as Tier 2 invasive plants, consistent with the following:A. The insignia imprinted on any sign shall be a minimum of 5” tall x 7” wide;. B. The insignia shall be reproduced in black on a bright yellow background; and.
15.06.04.9999.htm 15.06.04.9999. Administrative History Effective date: January 21, 2013 (40:1 Md. R. 21) ―. Chapter revised effective April 11, 2016 (43:7 Md. R. 452). Regulation .06 amended effective February 13, 2017 (44:3 Md. R. 189).
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