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B. R. P. Q.-Q, 60, nrevised.
United States Department of culture
BUREAU OF ENTOMOLOGY AND PLANT QU N E
NOTICE OF QUARANTINE NO. 60 (RE
HAWAIIAN AND PUERTO RICAN QUARANTINE COVERING SAND, SOIL
OR EARTH, WITH PLANTS
Notice uf Quaruuantine No. 60 originally prohibited the movement of plants in
soil from the Territories tof Hawaii iand Puerto Rico to the mainland. Informa-
tion accumulated since this quarantine was first promulgated indicates that,
un er satisfactory safeguards, plants in soil originating in the Territories of
Hawaii and Puerto Rico may be carried by. and may remain on. vessels for
ornamental purposes while such vessels are in mainland waters, without risk
of spreading the pests named in the quarantine. TIe present revision of
No.ice of Quarantine No. 60 makes provision for retention of potted plants on
hin.rd vessels from Hawaii and Puerto Rico when evidence is presented satis-
factory to the plant quarantine inspector that thie soil about the plants has
l*tni 5s sterilized or otherwise treated that pe?,t risk is eliminated, that it is
of such nature that there is no pest risk, or that the safeguards erected around
ouch soil are adequate to preclude pest escape.
LEE A. STRONG,
Chief, Bureau of Etwomolofl and Plant Quarantine.
NOTICE OF QUARANTINE NO. 60 (REVISED)
HAWAIIAN AND PUERTO RICAN QUARANTINE COVERING SAND,
SOIL, OR EARTH, WITH PLANTS
(Approved Aug. 14, 1936; effective Sept. 1, 1936)
Whereas the Secretary of Agriculture, after holding the required public
hearing, did issue Notice of Quarantine No. 60, on February 19, 1926, in order
to prevent the spread of certain injurious insects named therein, and did declare
therein, under the authority of the Plant Quarantine Act of August 20. 1912
(37 Stat. 315), as amended, that sand (other than clean ocean sand), soil, or
earth around the roots of plants, should nut be shipped. offered for shipment
to a common carrier, received for transportation or transported by a cornmmion
carrier, or carried, transported, moved, -or allowed to be moved from the
Territories of Puerto Rico and Hawaii. into or through any other State or
Territory or District of the United States: and
Whereas it is now believed that plants in sandl, soil, or earth originating in
Hawaii or Puerto Rico, which are carried for ornamental purposes on vessels
entering the territorial waters of continental United States, may be allowed
to remain on board, under certain conditions and safeguards, without risk of
qspreading the pests named in the said Notice of Quarantine No. (14. and that
it should be revised accordingly:
Now, therefore. I, M. L. Wilson, Acting Secretary of Agriculture. under
authority of said Plant Quarantine Act of August 20. 1912, the required pulilic
hearing having been duly given, and having determined that it is necessary to
quarantine the Territories of Hawaii and Puerto Rico to prevent the spread. h.
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ls of sand earth about the roots of plants, of Immature stages of
i rtin jurious including Phyllophaga spp. (white grubs), Phytaolus sp., .
dC MAI'tu8 sp., and eral species of termites or white ants, new to and not
hi'erl l ellY p !lent or distributed within and throughout the United
I ta&M,, Vt"uaranti' e said Territories of Hawaii and Puerto Rico, effective
-o n and after SelB r 1, 1936. Thereafter, pursuant to tile provisions of
\V e said act of -v 20, 1912, sand (other than clean ocean sand), soil, or
ei h around le ro s of plants, shall not be shipped, offered for shipment I
to a o~ttwic*-i received for transportation, or transported by a common ,
rrlr. lrc e aispJorted, moved, or allowed to be moved from the Terri"-..
to]ijn I11 Puerto Rico into or through any other State, Territory,
ur District of the United States: Provided, That this prohibition shall not apply i
to sand, soil, or earth around the roots of plants which are carried, for orna- :
mental purposes, on vessels into mainland ports of the United States and
which are not intended to be landed threat, when evidence is presented satis-
factory to the inspector of the Bureau of Entomology and Plant Quarantine of
the Department of Agriculture (a) that such sand. soil, or earth has been so
processed or is of such nature that no pest risk is involved, or (b) that the
plants with sand, soil, or earth around them are maintained on board under
such safeguards as will preclude pest escape.
The prohibition of this quarantine shall not apply to the movement of sand,
soil. or ea:irth around the roots of plants moved from the Territories of Hawaii
and Puerto Rico for experimental or scientific purposes by the United States
Department of Agriculture.
Effective September 1, 1936, this notice of quarantine revises and supersedes
Notice of Quarantine No. 60, approved February 19, 1926, which became
effective March 1, 1926.
Done at the city of Washiington this 14th day of August 1936.
Witness my hand and the seal of the United States Depart-
mt'nt of Agriculture.
Acting Secretary of Agriculture.
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