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USDA/APHIS RIN: 0579-AE42 Publication ID: Fall 2020 
Title: Removal of Emerald Ash Borer Domestic Quarantine Regulations 

This rulemaking will remove the domestic quarantine regulations for the plant pest emerald ash borer. This action will discontinue the domestic regulatory component of the emerald ash borer program as a means to more effectively direct available resources toward management and containment of the pest. Funding previously allocated to the implementation and enforcement of these domestic quarantine regulations will instead be directed to a non-regulatory option of research into, and deployment of, biological control agents for emerald ash borer, which will serve as the primary tool to mitigate and control the pest.



Agency: Department of Agriculture(USDA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Deregulatory 
CFR Citation: 7 CFR 301   
Legal Authority: 7 U.S.C. 7701 to 7772    7 U.S.C. 7781 to 7786   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  09/19/2018  83 FR 47310   
NPRM Comment Period End  11/19/2018 
Final Rule  11/00/2020 
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Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: Yes 
Agency Contact:
Herbert Bolton
National Policy Manager, PPQ
Department of Agriculture
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
4700 River Road, Unit 26,
Riverdale, MD 20737-1231
Phone:301 851-3594