DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Controlled Plant and Noxious Weed Committee Virtual Public Meeting
[51 Pa.B. 3607]
[Saturday, July 3, 2021]
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 virtual public meeting will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, July 15, 2021, by means of teleconference. The call in number is (267) 332-8737. The conference ID # 41014098.
The purpose of the virtual public meeting is to consider addition of four plants to the noxious weed list. If time permits, these four plants will be considered at this virtual public meeting:
• Pyrus calleryana and interspecific hybrids—Callery Pear (Class B)
• Berberis thunbergii—Japanese Barberry (Class B)
• Microstegium vimineum—Japanese stiltgrass (Class B)
• Alliaria petiolata—Garlic mustard (Class B)
Public comment will be accepted either in person at the virtual public 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 Wednesday, July 14, 2021, to be considered. Written comments will become a part of the record, with the same force as if presented during the virtual public 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 virtual public meeting should contact the Department at (717) 787-4843.
RUSSELL C. REDDING,
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 21-1046. Filed for public inspection July 2, 2021, 9:00 a.m.]
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