Department of Agriculture - Asian Longhorned Beetle - Definitions.

Published: 2018-11-09

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As used in Chapter 901:5-57 of the Administrative Code:

(A) "Compliance agreement" means a written accord between the Ohio department of agriculture and a person subject to a quarantine, containing the requirements the person must comply with in order to move regulated articles from, into, through, or within a regulated or quarantined area.

(B) "Department" means the Ohio department of agriculture.

(C) "Firewood" means wood, either split or unsplit, in sections less than four feet in length.

(D) "Infestation" means the presence of Asian longhorned beetle, in any life stage, or signs of Asian longhorned beetle damage giving evidence of its presence.

(E) "Person" means person as defined in division (C) of section 1.59 of the Revised Code.

(F) "Pest" means the destructive insect known as Asian longhorned beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis) in any living stage of development.

(G) "Regulated area" means the portion of the quarantined state and appropriate environs with an infestation of the Asian longhorned beetle as declared by the director in accordance with section 927.71 of the Revised Code, to which this quarantine is limited.

(H) Regulated article" means any item, combination of items, or means of conveyance determined by the director of agriculture to be capable of or having the potential to harbor, spread, or assist in the spreading of Asian longhorned beetle.