ATCP 21.05(3)(d) (d) Service inspections integrated with other inspections. Whenever possible, service inspections under this section shall be integrated with other routine or regularly scheduled inspections, to minimize overall program costs and make efficient use of department personnel.
ATCP 21.05(3)(e) (e) Inspection fees paid to department; delinquent fees. Fees under this section are due and payable within 30 days after the billing date. The department may bring an action in court to collect any delinquent payment, and may refuse any further inspection or certification service until fees are paid in full.
ATCP 21.05 History History: Cr. Register, November, 1990, No. 419, eff. 12-1-90; CR 02-121: cr. (1m), r. and recr. (3) (a) to (c) Register July 2003 No. 571, eff. 8-1-03.
ATCP 21.10 ATCP 21.10Gypsy moth; import controls and quarantine.
ATCP 21.10(1)(1)Trees, unprocessed forest products, and shrubs from infested areas.
ATCP 21.10(1)(a)(a) Except as provided under sub. (3), no person may import into this state any trees, woody shrubs, cut Christmas trees, logs, pulpwood, slabwood, firewood, or wood chips that originate from a gypsy moth regulated area designated by the United States department of agriculture under 7 CFR 301.45-2a.
ATCP 21.10(1)(b) (b) Except as provided under sub. (3), no person may move any trees, woody shrubs, cut Christmas trees, logs, pulpwood, slabwood, firewood, or wood chips out of any area in this state which the United States department of agriculture has designated as a gypsy moth regulated area under 7 CFR 301.45-2a.
ATCP 21.10(2) (2)Used outdoor household items; commercial movement from infested areas. Except as provided under sub. (3), no common carrier may do either of the following:
ATCP 21.10(2)(a) (a) Transport into this state, for delivery in this state, any outdoor household item that has been used in a gypsy moth regulated area designated by the United States department of agriculture under 7 CFR 301.45-2a.
ATCP 21.10(2)(b) (b) Transport, out of an area in this state which the United States department of agriculture has designated as a gypsy moth regulated area under 7 CFR 301.45-2a, any outdoor household item that has been used in that area.
ATCP 21.10(3) (3)Inspected and certified items. Subsections (1) and (2) do not apply to items that are inspected and certified by a pest control official in the state or province of origin, provided that the items are accompanied by a written certificate issued by the pest control official who inspected those items. The certificate shall identify the date of inspection and the items inspected. In the certificate, the pest control official shall certify at least one of the following:
ATCP 21.10(3)(a) (a) That the inspected items originate from non-infested premises and have not been exposed to gypsy moth infestation.
ATCP 21.10(3)(b) (b) That the inspected items were found, at the time of inspection, to be free of gypsy moth infestation.
ATCP 21.10(3)(c) (c) That the inspected items have been effectively treated to destroy the gypsy moth. The certificate shall specify the method and date of treatment.
ATCP 21.10 Note Note: Effective treatment methods include the methods described in the “Gypsy Moth Program Manual" published by the United States department of agriculture, animal and plant health inspection service (USDA-APHIS). A copy of the manual may be inspected at the department, or may be obtained from USDA-APHIS.
ATCP 21.10(3)(d) (d) That the inspected items are produced, processed, stored, handled, or used under conditions, described in the certificate, that effectively preclude the transmission of any gypsy moth infestation.
ATCP 21.10 History History: Cr. Register, December, 1994, No. 468, eff. 1-1-95.
ATCP 21.12 ATCP 21.12Pine shoot beetle; import controls and quarantine.
ATCP 21.12(1)(1)Importing or moving regulated items from infested areas; prohibition. Except as provided under sub. (3), no person may do either of the following:
ATCP 21.12(1)(a) (a) Import into this state any regulated item identified under sub. (2) if that item originates from any of the regulated areas designated by the United States department of agriculture under 7 CFR 301.50-3.
ATCP 21.12(1)(b) (b) Move any regulated item identified under sub. (2) out of any regulated area designated in this state by the United States department of agriculture under 7 CFR 301.50-3.
ATCP 21.12(2) (2)Regulated items. The following items are regulated under sub. (1):
ATCP 21.12(2)(a) (a) Plants of the genus Pinus, including live plants or plant parts cut live for ornamental use.
ATCP 21.12(2)(b) (b) Logs or timber with bark from the genera Abies, Picea or Pinus.
ATCP 21.12(3) (3)Inspected and certified items; exemption. Subsection (1) does not apply to regulated items that are inspected and certified by a pest control official in the state or province of origin, provided that the items are accompanied by a written certificate issued by the pest control official who inspected those items. The certificate shall identify the date of inspection and the items inspected. In the certificate, the pest control official shall certify at least one of the following:
ATCP 21.12(3)(a) (a) That the pine shoot beetle is not present on the inspected items.
ATCP 21.12(3)(b) (b) That the inspected items have been effectively treated to destroy the pine shoot beetle. The certificate shall specify the method and date of treatment.
ATCP 21.12 Note Note: Effective treatment methods include the methods described in the “Pine Shoot Beetle Program Manual" published by the United States department of agriculture, animal and plant health inspection service (USDA-APHIS). A copy of the manual may be inspected at the department, or may be obtained from USDA-APHIS.
ATCP 21.12 History History: Cr. Register, December, 1994, No. 468, eff. 1-1-95.
ATCP 21.13 ATCP 21.13Honeybees; import controls.
ATCP 21.13(1)(1)Reporting import shipments.
ATCP 21.13(1)(a)(a) No person may ship live honeybees or used beekeeping equipment into this state without first reporting the import shipment to the department in writing. A single report may cover 2 or more import shipments made in the same calendar year.
ATCP 21.13(1)(b) (b) A report under par. (a) shall include all of the following information for each import shipment covered by the report:
ATCP 21.13(1)(b)1. 1. The name and address of the person making the import shipment.
ATCP 21.13(1)(b)2. 2. A description of the import shipment. The description shall indicate whether the shipment includes any beehive or used beekeeping equipment, or whether it includes only a queen, a queen and attendant honeybees, or adult honeybees.
ATCP 21.13(1)(b)3. 3. The expected date of the import shipment. If 2 or more import shipments are covered by the same report, the report need only include the expected date of the first import shipment.
ATCP 21.13(1)(b)4. 4. The name and address of the beekeeping operation from which the import shipment will originate, including the state, county and local address of that operation.
ATCP 21.13(1)(b)5. 5. The name and address of the person receiving the import shipment in this state if that person is a wholesale distributor of honeybees or beekeeping equipment.
ATCP 21.13(1)(b)6. 6. The original copy of each certificate required in connection with the import shipment under subs. (2) to (4). Each certificate shall be issued by a pest control official in the state of origin, prior to the import shipment date. Each certificate shall be based on an inspection performed by the pest control official within 12 months prior to the import shipment date. A single certificate may cover 2 or more import shipments and may combine certifications under subs. (2) to (4).
ATCP 21.13(2) (2)Species certification.
ATCP 21.13(2)(a)(a) Except as provided under par. (b), no person may ship into this state any live honeybees or used beekeeping equipment originating from a county or parish in which, according to the National Agricultural Pest Insect Survey published by the United States department of agriculture, undesirable honeybees have been found.
ATCP 21.13 Note Note: The National Agricultural Pest Insect Survey (NAPIS), which is published on a regular periodic basis by the United States department of agriculture, identifies counties in which Africanized honeybees and other undesirable honeybees have been found. Recent issues of the National Agricultural Pest Insect Survey are available from the department.
ATCP 21.13(2)(b) (b) Paragraph (a) does not apply to either of the following:
ATCP 21.13(2)(b)1. 1. Honeybees that a pest control official certifies under par. (c) as being European honeybees.
ATCP 21.13(2)(b)2. 2. Used beekeeping equipment that a pest control official certifies as being free of live honeybees.
ATCP 21.13(2)(c) (c) A pest control official may use any of the following methods to certify that honeybees are European honeybees:
ATCP 21.13(2)(c)1. 1. The Fast Africanized Bee Identification System published by the United States department of agriculture, agricultural research service.
ATCP 21.13 Note Note: Copies of the Fast Africanized Bee Identification Systems (FABIS) are on file with the department and the legislative reference bureau. Copies are available at cost from the department.
ATCP 21.13(2)(c)2. 2. The Morphometric Method for Identification of Africanized and European Honey Bees Using Large Reference Populations.
ATCP 21.13 Note Note: The Morphometric Method for Identification of Africanized and European Honey Bees Using Large Reference Populations is described in Rinderer et al.,“Morphometric identification of Africanized and European honey bees using large reference populations," Apidologie (1993) 24, 569-585. Copies of this article are on file with the department and the legislative reference bureau. Copies are available at cost from the department.
ATCP 21.13(2)(c)3. 3. Any other method approved by the department.
ATCP 21.13(3) (3)Varroa mite certification.
ATCP 21.13(3)(a)(a) No person may ship live honeybees into this state unless those honeybees originate from a colony which a pest control official has certified as being apparently free of Varroa mite infestation.
ATCP 21.13(3)(b) (b) A pest control official may certify that honeybee colonies found at any location are apparently free of Varroa mite infestation if the pest control official does any of the following:
ATCP 21.13(3)(b)1. 1. Examines at least 20% of those colonies using the ether roll method, and finds fewer than 3 mites per 250 honeybees in each examination. Under the ether roll method, the pest control official shall treat 250 honeybees with ether, and shall count the number of mites accumulated in the sampling jar.
ATCP 21.13(3)(b)2. 2. Examines at least 20% of those colonies using the sticky board method, and finds fewer than 200 mites in each examination. Under the sticky board method, the pest control official shall treat a colony with a miticide approved by the federal environmental protection agency, shall collect the mites killed by the miticide during a period of at least 24 hours, and shall count the collected mites.
ATCP 21.13(3)(b)3. 3. Examines at least 20% of those colonies using another test approved by the department, and finds that every inspected colony is apparently free of Varroa mite infestation based on a standard specified by the department.
ATCP 21.13(3)(c) (c) No person may ship used beekeeping equipment into this state unless a pest control official first certifies that the beekeeping equipment is apparently free of Varroa mite infestation.
ATCP 21.13(4) (4)American foulbrood certification.
ATCP 21.13(4)(a)(a) No person may ship live honeybees into this state unless those honeybees originate from a colony which a pest control official has certified as being apparently free of American foulbrood.
ATCP 21.13(4)(b) (b) A pest control official may certify that colonies found at any location are apparently free of American foulbrood if the pest control official visually examines at least 20% of the colonies at that location, and finds evidence of American foulbrood in fewer than 3% of the colonies examined.
ATCP 21.13(4)(c) (c) No person may ship used beekeeping equipment into this state unless a pest control official first certifies that the beekeeping equipment is apparently free of American foulbrood.
ATCP 21.13 History History: Cr. Register, December, 1994, No. 468, eff. 1-1-95.
ATCP 21.14 ATCP 21.14Potato rot nematode.
ATCP 21.14(1) (1)Definitions. In this section:
ATCP 21.14(1)(a) (a) “Adjacent field" means any parcel of land contiguous to an infested field.
ATCP 21.14(1)(b) (b) “Certified seed potatoes" means seed potatoes which have been inspected and certified by the college as having been produced under, and meeting field and bin inspection standards and requirements under, ch. ATCP 156, and which have been graded and certified by the department as being of a grade specified under ch. ATCP 156.
ATCP 21.14(1)(c) (c) “College" means the college of agricultural and life sciences of the University of Wisconsin.
ATCP 21.14(1)(d) (d) “Department" means the state of Wisconsin department of agriculture, trade and consumer protection.
ATCP 21.14(1)(e) (e) “Exposed field" means any parcel of land which may have been exposed to infestation by the potato rot nematode because of the movement of potatoes, machinery, or equipment, or through any other means.
ATCP 21.14(1)(f) (f) “Infested field" means any parcel of land which is declared to be an infested field under sub. (3), or which is known to be currently infested in fact with potato rot nematode.
ATCP 21.14(1)(g) (g) “Potato rot nematode" means the nematode (Ditylenchus destructor) which attacks potatoes, causing rot.
ATCP 21.14(1)(h) (h) “Quarantine" means an order of the department requiring isolation of the material named and prohibiting its movement or disposition except as authorized by the department.
ATCP 21.14(1)(i) (i) “Table stock potatoes" means potatoes grown for use or processing as food for human consumption.
ATCP 21.14(2) (2)Living organism. No person shall move or transport any living specimen of the potato rot nematode or of any soil or plant materials containing such organism without a permit from the department. Permit may be granted only for experimental work or research by governmental agencies, educational institutions, or private laboratories engaged in plant pest research. The department shall grant or deny a permit application within 20 business days after the application is filed with the department, provided that the application is accompanied by all requisite information and documentation.
ATCP 21.14(3) (3)Infested fields; quarantines.
ATCP 21.14(3)(a)(a) The department shall, by notice in writing, declare as an infested field any field or parcel of land on which potatoes infected with potato rot nematode have been grown.
ATCP 21.14(3)(b) (b) No potatoes grown on an infested field may be sold or moved without department approval. Before granting approval, the department shall perform a harvest-time inspection of the infested field and randomly selected potatoes grown on the field. The department may issue a quarantine covering potatoes grown on other exposed or adjacent fields if, in the judgment of the department, potatoes grown on those fields may be infected.
ATCP 21.14(3)(c) (c) No person may plant potatoes on any infested field without giving prior written notice to the department. Notice shall indicate the type of potatoes to be grown on the infested field. The department shall, by March 1 of each year, mail a questionnaire to all persons known by the department to be owners of potato rot nematode infested fields or parcels of land. The questionnaire shall state what crops, if any, are to be grown on the infested field or parcel of land and any other information required by the department. After the questionnaire is completed and signed by the owner, it shall be returned to the department by April 15 of each year. Copies of each completed questionnaire shall be made available to the Wisconsin potato growers association and the college.
ATCP 21.14(3)(d) (d) When the department has reason to believe that any material, machinery or equipment used in the production, processing, or distribution of potatoes is contaminated, the person in charge thereof shall, upon order of the department, fumigate, disinfect, wash, burn, bury, or otherwise dispose of such contaminated material, machinery, or equipment as required by such order.
ATCP 21.14(3)(e) (e) If a field used in the production of table stock potatoes is designated as an infested field under par. (a), the department may withdraw that designation only if one of the following conditions is met:
ATCP 21.14(3)(e)1. 1. The field has been fumigated in accordance with pesticide laws and the fumigant's label and there is no evidence of potato rot nematode infestation in the next potato crop grown on the field. No fumigation may be done without prior written notice to the department.
ATCP 21.14(3)(e)2. 2. There is no evidence of potato rot nematode infestation in 2 successive potato crops grown on the field.
ATCP 21.14(3)(f) (f) If any field used in the production of certified seed potatoes is designated as an infested field under par. (a), the department may not withdraw that designation unless both of the following conditions are met:
ATCP 21.14(3)(f)1. 1. The field has been fumigated in accordance with pesticide laws and the fumigant's label. No fumigation may be done without prior written notice to the department.
ATCP 21.14(3)(f)2. 2. After the field is fumigated, 2 successive potato crops grown on the field show no evidence of potato rot nematode infestation.
ATCP 21.14(3)(g) (g) If a notice of infestation is withdrawn under par. (e) or (f), the department may continue to examine potatoes grown on the field to verify that there is no evidence of potato rot nematode infestation.
ATCP 21.14(4) (4)Sale or processing of table stock potatoes.
ATCP 21.14(4)(a)(a) No table stock potatoes may be marketed unless free from any visible evidence of infection by the potato rot nematode. Culls and waste materials removed in the process of inspection or grading shall be destroyed or disposed of in a manner as approved by the department which will not result in the spread of the disease.
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Published under s. 35.93, Stats. Updated on the first day of each month. Entire code is always current. The Register date on each page is the date the chapter was last published.