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B.C. Reg. 280/90
O.C.1268/90
Deposited August 27, 1990

Plant Protection Act

Blueberry Maggot Control Regulation

Note: Check the Cumulative Regulation Bulletin 2015 and 2016
for any non-consolidated amendments to this regulation that may be in effect.

[includes amendments up to B.C. Reg. 112/2014, June 18, 2014]

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Contents
1Interpretation
2Quarantine area established
3Movement of fresh blueberries into the quarantine area
4Sale of blueberries
5Offence
Schedule

Interpretation

1  In this regulation:

"blueberry maggot" means Rhagoletis mendax Curran;

"infested area" means any place listed in the Schedule or any other place where blueberry maggot is known to be established;

"inspector" means an inspector appointed under the authority of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Act.

Quarantine area established

2  To prevent the spread within the Province of blueberry maggot, the Province is declared to be a quarantine area.

Movement of fresh blueberries into the quarantine area

3  No person shall move fresh blueberries into the quarantine area from an infested area unless

(a) the blueberries have been fumigated with methyl bromide at atmospheric pressure in accordance with one of the following:

(i) 32 g/m3 for 2 hours at 27.7°C or above;

(ii) 32 g/m3 for 2 1/2 hours at 22.2°C to 27.2°C;

(iii) 32 g/m3 for 3 hours at 16.6°C to 21.6°C;

(iv) 32 g/m3 for 3 1/2 hours at 10°C to 16.1°C,

(b) the residues of methyl bromide on the blueberries do not exceed the maximum residue limit established under the Food and Drugs Act (Canada), and

(c) the blueberries are accompanied by

(i) proof satisfactory to an inspector of compliance with the requirements in paragraph (a) and (b), and

(ii) a certificate stating the name and address of the grower.

Sale of blueberries

4  No person shall sell or offer for sale within the quarantine area any fresh blueberries that have been moved into the quarantine area from an infested area, except if that person possesses, for those blueberries, a copy of both the proof and the certificate referred to in section 3 (c).

Offence

5  A person who contravenes section 3 or 4 commits an offence and is liable to a fine not exceeding $2 000.

Schedule

[en. B.C. Reg. 112/2014, App. s. 16.]

(Section 1)

Infested Areas

Canada United States of America
New Brunswick Alabama
Nova Scotia Connecticut
Ontario Delaware
Prince Edward Island District of Columbia
Québec Florida
Georgia
Illinois
Indiana
Kentucky
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Missouri
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York
North Carolina
Ohio
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
Tennessee
Vermont
Virginia
West Virginia

[Provisions relevant to the enactment of this regulation: Plant Protection Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 365, section 8]