Hemlock Woolly Adelgid [Adelges tsugae (Annand)] Infested Place Order for the counties of Digby, Queens, Shelburne, Yarmouth and Annapolis in the Province Of Nova Scotia and the entire province of British Columbia

Declaration

It Is Hereby Declared, Pursuant To Subsection 15(3)(a) of the Plant Protection Act, that the area described in Schedule 1 is a place infested with the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid [Adelges tsugae (Annand)].

And pursuant to subsections 15(3)(d) and (e) of the Plant Protection Act it is Hereby Ordered That:

Interpretation

1. In this Order,

"infested place" means the area described in Schedule 1; (lieu infesté)

"inspector" has the same meaning as in section 3 of the Plant Protection Act; (inspecteur)

"movement certificate" has the same meaning as in section 2 of the Plant Protection RegulationsFootnote 1; (certificat de circulation)

"pest" means the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid [Adelges tsugae (Annand)], in all its life stages, (parasite)

"regulated article" means firewood of all species and plants and plant parts containing bark or foliage from Hemlock (Tsuga spp.), Yeddo spruce (Picea jezoensis), and Tiger-tail spruce (Picea polita) which may include, and is not limited to: plants for planting; Christmas trees; fresh decorative wreaths; foliage and branches; forest products with bark attached such as logs and lumber with bark; bark chips; wood mulch with bark; and dried branches.

The Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, pursuant to subsection 15(3)(a) of the Plant Protection ActFootnote 2 hereby makes the annexed Order declaring the entire counties of Digby, Queens, Shelburne, Yarmouth and Annapolis in the Province of Nova Scotia and the entire province of British Columbia to be infested with Hemlock Woolly Adelgid [Adelges tsugae (Annand)]; and, pursuant to subsections 15(3)(d) and (e), this Order also prohibits or restricts the movement of the pest or regulated articles.

Ottawa, Ontario on the (15), of (December), 2017.

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Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food

Prohibitions or Restrictions of Movement

2. (1) No person, except an inspector, shall move or cause the movement of the pest out of the infested place, unless the person is authorized beforehand to do so in writing by an inspector under a movement certificate.

(2) Subject to subsection (3), no person, except an inspector, shall move or cause the movement of a regulated article out of the infested place unless the person is authorized beforehand to do so in writing by an inspector under a movement certificate.

(3) No authorization is required to move any regulated article out of the infested place if the regulated article:

  1. originated from outside the infested place;
  2. is in a container that is sealed or closed in a manner that prevents the escape from, access to, removal or release of the pest or the regulated article; and
  3. its entrance into, movement through and exit out of the infested place, all occur within a period of time that is less than five (5) consecutive days.

3. Notwithstanding subsection 2(2), no authorization is required to move or cause the movement of a regulated article out of an infested place if it will be exported via a public port that is located within the infested place, and that the export of the regulated article complies with the Plant Protection Act and Plant Protection Regulations.

Schedule 1

The counties of Digby, Queens, Shelburne, Yarmouth and Annapolis in the province of Nova Scotia and the entire province of British Columbia.

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Areas regulated for the hemlock woolly adelgid

Description of Map - Areas regulated for the hemlock woolly adelgid
  • British Columbia: The entire province
  • Nova Scotia: The entire counties of Digby, Queens, Shelburne, Yarmouth and Annapolis
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