TDA Emerald Ash Borer Emergency Quarantine for Harrison County, Texas

Today the Texas Department of Agriculture declared the Harrison County Emerald Ash Borer Quarantined Area under the Department’s new Emergency Quarantine for Emerald Ash Borer. This quarantine will be parallel to a USDA quarantine. The quarantine includes all of Harrison County, Texas.

On June 30, 2016, the Department filed an Emerald Ash Borer Emergency Quarantine (Title 4, Chapter 19, Subchapter Z, §§19.700-19.708) with the Texas Register; the quarantine became effective upon filing; it expires October 27, 2016, unless renewed or replaced by permanent quarantine regulations. The emergency quarantine can be found in the Texas Register issue for July 15, 2016 (page: 41-TexReg-5127). Please find a copy of the new emergency quarantine regulations attached for your convenience.

PATH to the Departments Emerald Ash Borer web page, which contains the declaration of the quarantined area:

Please contact either me, Program Specialist Ms. Allison Olofson (; 512-463-7884) or Coordinator for Biosecurity and Agriculture Resource Management Dr. Awinash Bhatkar (; 512-463-5025) if you have any questions or concerns.