TITLE 21               AGRICULTURE AND RANCHING

CHAPTER 17       PEST, DISEASE, AND WEED CONTROL

PART 28               PECAN WEEVIL EXTERIOR QUARANTINE

 

21.17.28.1             ISSUING AGENCY:  New Mexico State University, New Mexico Department of Agriculture

MSC 3189, Box 30005, Las Cruces New Mexico 88003-8005, Telephone No. (575) 646-3007.

[7/1/97; 21.17.28.1 NMAC - Rn & A, 21 NMAC 17.28.1, 05/29/09]

 

21.17.28.2             SCOPE:  Part 28 shall apply to all persons transporting regulated articles into or through New Mexico.

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21.17.28.3             STATUTORY AUTHORITY:  Granted to the board of regents of New Mexico state university under the Pest Control Act, Chapter 76, Article 6, Sections 1 through 9, NMSA 1978 Compilation.

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21.17.28.4             DURATION:  Permanent.

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21.17.28.5             EFFECTIVE DATE:  July 1, 1997

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21.17.28.6             OBJECTIVE:  The objective of Part 28 of Chapter 17 is to establish an exterior quarantine in order to prevent the introduction of the pecan weevil into New Mexico.

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21.17.28.7             DEFINITIONS:  [RESERVED]

 

21.17.28.8             PECAN WEEVIL EXTERIOR QUARANTINE:  In order to prevent the introduction of the pecan weevil into New Mexico, the board of regents hereby orders and declares the regulated articles herein defined shall not be allowed to move from states or areas of states under quarantine, except under restrictions herein described.

                A.            Pests: pecan weevil, Curculio caryae (horn).

                B.            Areas under quarantine: All states and districts of the United States except Arizona, California, E1 Paso and Hudspeth counties, Texas and that part of Culberson county, Texas south of 31 degrees 10' north latitude and west of 104 degrees 40' west longitude.

                C.            Regulated articles:

                    (1)     Nuts of all species and varieties of pecan and hickory, and sacks used in harvesting, hulling, dehydrating, shelling, transporting or storing of any nuts or hulls. Extracted nut meats are not included.

                    (2)     Boxes, containers, equipment, appliances, machinery and vehicles used in connection with harvesting, hulling, dehydrating, shelling, transporting or storing of any nuts or hulls.

                    (3)     Whole, live trees or parts thereof with soil attached.

                    (4)     Hulls, husks, shells and fragments of hulls, husks and shells of all species and varieties of pecan and hickory.

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21.17.28.9             RESTRICTIONS:

                A.            Certificate of origin: Pecan or hickory nuts produced in Arizona, California, El Paso and Hudspeth counties, Texas and that part of Culberson county, Texas south of 31 degrees 10' north latitude and west of 104 degrees 40' west longitude and other regulated articles originating in these areas, will be admitted into the state of New Mexico if accompanied by a certificate of origin issued by an authorized representative of the department of agriculture of the state of origin. Certificate shall include name and address of grower and consignee, regulated article and amount, date of shipment and lot number. Lot number must also be placed on shipping container or bag to correspond with lot number on certificate of origin.

                B.            Certificate of treatment: Each shipment of pecan or hickory nuts and other regulated articles entering the state from the area under quarantine, shall be permitted entry into the state only when the shipment is accompanied by a certificate issued by an authorized representative of the department of agriculture of the state of origin certifying treatment under official supervision prior to arrival in the state by a method prescribed under 21.17.28.11 NMAC. The certificate shall specify lot number, regulated article and amount, date and method of treatment and the names and addresses of the shipper and consignee. Lot number must also be placed on shipping container or bag to correspond with lot number on certificate of treatment.

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21.17.28.10          DISPOSITION OF VIOLATIONS:  Any regulated article arriving in New Mexico in violation of 21.17.28 NMAC shall be subject to immediate quarantine and treated or otherwise disposed of as necessary to prevent spread or establishment in the state. Such treatment or disposal shall be at the expense of the owners or agents and under the direction of the New Mexico department of agriculture after proper notification to the owner or his agents.

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21.17.28.11          TREATMENT OF REGULATED ARTICLES:

                A.            Articles specified in Subsection C of 21.17.28.8 NMAC shall be:

                    (1)     stored in an approved cold storage chamber at or below zero (0) degrees fahrenheit for a period of seven (7) consecutive days (one hundred sixty-eight (168) hours) after the entire lot reaches zero (0) degrees fahrenheit; or

                    (2)     immersed in hot water for a period of five (5) minutes after-reaching a temperature of one hundred forty (140) degrees fahrenheit.

                B.            Articles specified in Subsection C of 21.17.28.8 NMAC shall be cleaned to remove debris, nuts, husks, hulls and shells, and steam treated.

                C.            Articles specified in Subsection C of 21.17.28.8 NMAC shall be treated with a method approved by the director.

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21.17.28.12          LIABILITY DISCLAIMER:  The board disclaims liability for any costs incident to inspection or compliance with the provisions of 21.17.28 NMAC.

                A.            All regulated articles are further subject to the provisions of any other law, regulation, or regulatory order of the state of New Mexico or the United States department of agriculture now in effect or which may hereafter be promulgated.

                B.            Regulated articles covered by 21.17.28 NMAC may be imported by an authorized governmental or private organization under special permit from the New Mexico department of agriculture.

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HISTORY OF 21.17.28 NMAC:

Pre-NMAC History:  The material in this part was derived from that previously filed with the State Records Center and Archives under:

NMDA Rule 69-6, Exterior Quarantine No. 3, Pecan Weevil and Pecan Nut Casebearer, filed 10/3/69.

NMDA Rule 69-6 Amendment No. 1, Exterior Quarantine No. 3, Amended, Pecan Nut Casebearer, filed 11/20/72.

NMDA Rule 72-6, Exterior Quarantine No. 4, Pecan Weevil, Hickory Shuckworm, Black Walnut Curculio, and Butternut Curculio, filed 11/20/72.

NMDA Rule 72-8, Exterior Quarantine No. 4, Pecan Weevil, Hickory Shuckworm, Black Walnut Curculio, and Butternut Curculio, filed 11/29/72.

NMDA Rule 74-6, Regulatory Order No. 1, Pecan Weevil, filed 9/18/74.

NMDA Rule 74-7, Exterior Quarantine, Regulatory Order No. 2, Weevil-Curculio, filed 9/18/74.

NMDA Rule 74-7, Amendment No. 1, Regulatory Order No. 2, Pecan Weevil, Hickory Shuckworm, Black Walnut Curculio, and Butternut Curculio, filed 2/28/83.

NMDA Rule 83-3, Pecan Weevil and Hickory Shuckworm Quarantine, filed 4/7/83.

 

NMDA Rule 88-15, Pecan Weevil and Hickory Shuckworm Quarantine, filed 12/22/88.

NMDA Rule 90-2, Emergency Pecan Weevil and Hickory Shuckworm Quarantine, filed 3/14/90.

NMDA Rule 90-4, Emergency Pecan Weevil Exterior Quarantine, filed 10/24/90.

NMDA Rule 90-7, Pecan Weevil Exterior Quarantine, filed 12/19/90.

 

History of Repealed Material: [RESERVED]