DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Controlled Plant and Noxious Weed Committee Meeting
[50 Pa.B. 331]
[Saturday, January 18, 2020]
The Department of Agriculture (Department) announces a public meeting of the Controlled Plant and Noxious Weed Committee (Committee), established by 3 Pa.C.S. § 1511 (relating to designation of noxious weeds and controlled plants). The meeting will be held at 1 p.m. on January 23, 2020, in Room 405, Department of Agriculture, 2301 North Cameron Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110.
The purpose of the meeting is to consider addition of six plants to the noxious weed list. If time permits, these six plants will be considered at this meeting:
• Phyllostachys aurea (Golden bamboo)
• Phyllostachys aureosulcata (Yellow groove bamboo)
• Phyllostachys bambusoides (Giant timber bamboo)
• Reynoutria japonica (Japanese knotweed)
• Reynoutria sachalinensis (Giant knotweed)
• Reynoutria x bohemica (Bohemian knotweed)
Public comment will be accepted either in person at the meeting or in writing prior to the meeting. Written comments may be sent to RAemail@example.com or the Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Plant Industry Noxious Weed Program, 2301 North Cameron Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110. Written comments must be received by January 22, 2020. Written comments will become a part of the record, with the same force as if presented during the meeting.
The meeting agenda is as follows: presentation of background information on plants for consideration; public comment period; Committee discussion; Committee action on plants under consideration; and new business.
Individuals with questions regarding this meeting should contact the Department at (717) 787-4843.
RUSSELL C. REDDING,
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 20-69. Filed for public inspection January 17, 2020, 9:00 a.m.]
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