DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Controlled Plant and Noxious Weed Committee Meeting
[49 Pa.B. 1667]
[Saturday, April 6, 2019]
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 April 25, 2019, in Susquehanna Room A, Department of Environmental Protection Southcentral Regional Office Building, 909 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg, PA 17110.
The purpose of the meeting is to consider addition of four plants to the noxious weed list and to consider a change of noxious weed class for one plant. If time permits, these five plants will be considered at this meeting:
• European frogbit (Hydrocharis morsus-ranae)
• Hydrilla (Hydrilla verticillata)—consider change from Class A to Class B
• European water chestnut (Trapa natans)
• Water primrose (Ludwigia grandiflora ssp. hexapetala)
• Tree-of-heaven (Ailanthus altissima)
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 April 25, 2019. 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. 19-490. Filed for public inspection April 5, 2019, 9:00 a.m.]
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