SECTION .1500 ‑ GYPSY MOTH

 

02 NCAC 48A .1501          DEFINITIONS

For the purposes of this Section, the following shall apply:

(1)           Associated Equipment.  Articles associated with mobile homes and recreational vehicles, such as, but not limited to, awnings, tents, outdoor furniture, trailer blocks, and trailer skirts;

(2)           Certificate.  A document issued or authorized to be issued by an inspector to allow the movement of regulated articles to any destination;

(3)           Compliance Agreement.  A written agreement between a person engaged in growing, handling, or moving regulated articles, and the North Carolina Department of Agriculture, Plant Industry Division, wherein the former agrees to comply with the requirements of the compliance agreement;

(4)           Exemptions.  Conditions contained in these Regulations which provide for modifications in conditions of movement of regulated articles from regulated areas under specified conditions;

(5)           Hazardous Recreational Vehicle Site.  Any site where a recreational vehicle is, or may be parked, and it is determined in the professional judgment of an inspector that such site harbors populations of gypsy moths that could be spread by movement of recreational vehicles or associated equipment;

(6)           Infestation:

(a)           The presence of gypsy moths based on the trapping of male moths in such a pattern which indicates the establishment of a reproducing population; or

(b)           The detection of any other life stage of the gypsy moth through visual inspection in a sufficient population to present a regulatory hazard; however, it does not include the presence of life stages of the gypsy moth not established in the wild which are found as a result of hitchhiking on transitory means of conveyance;

(7)           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;

(8)           Mobile Home.  Any vehicle, other than a recreational vehicle, designed to serve, when parked, as a dwelling or place of business;

(9)           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;

(10)         Gypsy Moth.  The live insect, Lymantria dispar Linnaeus, in any life stage (egg, larva, pupa, adult);

(11)         Recreational Vehicles.  Highway vehicles, including pickup truck campers, one‑piece motor homes, and travel trailers, designed to serve as a temporary place of dwelling;

(12)         Regulated Areas.  Any counties or parts of counties in the State of North Carolina listed or provided for in these rules;

(13)         Outdoor Household Articles.  Articles associated with a household that have been kept outside the home such as outdoor furniture, barbecue grills, dog houses, boats, hauling trailers, garden tools, tents, and awnings;

(14)         Scientific Permit.  A document issued by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture, Plant Industry Division to authorize the movement of regulated articles to a specified destination for scientific purposes.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 106‑420;

Eff. December 1, 1988.