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Japanese Beetle Quarantine Expansion

Agriculture, Department of
Title of action
Japanese Beetle Quarantine Expansion
Date significant agency action was initiated
Monday, January 1, 2024
Significant legislative rules
Brief description of significant agency actions for which the agency is initiating an environmental justice assessment.
Amends and expands the Japanese beetle quarantine to include additional portions of Yakima and Benton Counties, as well as a portion within the city Pasco. Soil samples will be added to the list of regulated articles, and a clarification will be made that cut flowers exposed to open air environments are a regulated article.
Methods for providing public comment for agency consideration as part of the environmental justice assessment.
Members of the public can direct their comments on this significant agency action to Community engagement, particularly for any communities identified as overburdened for this significant agency action, will also occur as part of the development of the environmental justice assessment.
Date EJ Assessment was completed
Friday, July 19, 2024