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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 22-197



Action of Controlled Plant and Noxious Weed Committee; Addition of Noxious Weeds to Controlled Plants and Noxious Weed List

[52 Pa.B. 838]
[Saturday, February 5, 2022]

 A meeting of the Controlled Plant and Noxious Weed Committee (Committee) was held on January 20, 2022, at the Department of Agriculture, 2301 North Cameron Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

 A Sunshine Notice regarding the meeting was published at 52 Pa.B. 244 (January 8, 2022).

 The purpose of the meeting was to consider the addition of three plants to the noxious weed list as authorized under 3 Pa.C.S. § 1511(b)(3)(ii) (relating to designation of noxious weeds and controlled plants).

 A quorum of the Committee was present at the meeting. After a presentation by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the Department of Agriculture (Department), the acknowledgement of written public comments received and a discussion of the Committee, the Committee voted to approve the following weeds for addition to the noxious weed list.

 • Ravenna grass (Tripidium ravennae) (Synonym: Saccharum ravennae) (Synonym: Erianthus ravennae) as a Class A noxious weed

 • Glossy buckthorn (Frangula alnus) (Synonym: Rhamnus frangula) as a Class B noxious weed

 • Common buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica) as a Class B noxious weed

 Under the authority and requirements of 3 Pa.C.S. § 1511(b)(3)(iv), the Department hereby publishes the addition of Ravenna grass, Glossy buckthorn and Common buckthorn to the noxious weed list.

 The addition of the previously listed plants to the controlled plants and noxious weeds list will become effective 60 days from publication of this notice.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 22-197. Filed for public inspection February 4, 2022, 9:00 a.m.]

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