DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Controlled Plant and Noxious Weed Committee Virtual Meeting
[50 Pa.B. 5663]
[Saturday, October 10, 2020]
The Department of Agriculture (Department) announces a virtual 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 October 22, 2020, by means of teleconference. The call in number 1-267-332-8737. The conference ID # 18849425.
The purpose of the virtual public meeting is to consider the addition of seven plants to the noxious weed list. If time permits, these seven plants will be considered at this meeting:
• Japanese Angelica Tree (Aralia elata) Proposed Class A or B
• Japanese Hops (Humulus japonica) Proposed Class B
• Common Reed (Phragmites australis spp. australis) Proposed Class B
• Oriental Bittersweet (Celastrus orbiculatus) Proposed Class B
• Black Swallowort (Vincetoxium nigrum syn, Cynachum louiseae) Proposed Class B
• Pale Swallowort (Vincetoxium rossicum syn. Cynachum rossicum) Proposed Class B
• Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris) Proposed Class B
Public comment will be accepted either in person at the meeting or in writing prior to the virtual public 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 October 21, 2020, to be considered. Written comments will become a part of the record, with the same force as if presented during the meeting.
The virtual public 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. 20-1392. Filed for public inspection October 9, 2020, 9:00 a.m.]
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