Section .0700 ‑ Imported Fire Ant

Link to law: http://reports.oah.state.nc.us/ncac/title 02 - agriculture and consumer services/chapter 48 - plant industry/subchapter a/02 ncac 48a .0701.html
Published: 2015

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SECTION .0700 ‑ IMPORTED FIRE ANT

 

02 NCAC 48A .0701          DEFINITIONS

For the purpose of this Section the following shall apply:

(1)           Certificate.  A document issued or authorized to be

issued by an inspector to allow the movement of regulated articles to any destination;

(2)           Compliance Agreement.  A written agreement between

an individual, or concern, engaged in growing, dealing in, or moving regulated

articles and the North Carolina Department of Agriculture, Plant Industry

Division, wherein the former agrees to comply with conditions specified in the

agreement to prevent the dissemination of the imported fire ant;

(3)           Exemptions.  Conditions contained in these

Regulations which provide for modifications in conditions of movement of

regulated articles from regulated areas under specified conditions;

(4)           Infestation.  The presence of the imported fire ant

or the existence of circumstances that make it reasonable to believe that the

imported fire ant is present;

(5)           Inspector.  Any authorized employee of the North

Carolina Department of Agriculture, Plant Industry Division, or any other

person authorized by the Commissioner of Agriculture to enforce the provisions

of this quarantine;

(6)           Mechanized Soil‑Moving Equipment.  Mechanical

equipment used to move or transport soil‑‑e.g., draglines,

bulldozers, road scrapers, and dump trucks;

(7)           Permit.  A document issued or authorized to be

issued by an inspector to allow the movement of noncertified regulated articles

to a specified destination for particular handling, utilization, or processing,

or for treatment;

(8)           Pest.  The insect known as the imported fire ant

(Solenopsis invicta Buren, Solenopsis richteri Forel) in any stage of

development;

(9)           Regulated Area.  Any counties or parts of counties

in the State of North Carolina listed or provided for in these Regulations.

(10)         Soil.  Soil shall be considered as that part of the

upper layer of earth in which plants can grow.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 106‑65.45; 106‑65.46;

106‑284.18; 106‑420;

Eff. January 1, 1985.