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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 23-12



Controlled Plant and Noxious Weed Committee Public Meeting

[53 Pa.B. 23]
[Saturday, January 7, 2023]

 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 January 19, 2023, by means of Microsoft Teams. The call in number is (267) 332-8737. The conference ID is 272237279#. The meeting ID is 238 412 003 080. The passcode is XrQvLw.

 The purpose of the meeting is to consider the addition of six plants to the noxious weed list. One plant will be considered for movement from Class B to Class A. If time permits, these seven plants will be considered at this meeting:

 • Amur honeysuckle (Lonicera mackii) Class B consideration

 • Morrow's honeysuckle (Lonicera morrowii) Class B consideration

 • Standish or fragrant honeysuckle (Lonicera standishii) Class B consideration

 • Tatarian honeysuckle (Lonicera tatarica) Class B consideration

 • Bell's honeysuckle (Lonicera x bella) Class B consideration

 • Starry stonewort (Nitellopsis obtusa) Class A consideration

 • Parrot feather (Myriophyllum aquaticum) Move from Class B to Class A

 Public comment will be accepted either in person at the meeting or in writing prior to the meeting. Written comments may be sent to or to the Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Plant Industry Noxious Weed Program, 2301 North Cameron Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110. Written comments must be received by January 18, 2023, to be considered. Written comments will become a part of the record, with the same force as if presented during the public meeting.

 The meeting agenda related to this consideration is as follows: presentation of background information on plants for consideration; public comment period; Committee discussion; and Committee action on plants under consideration.

 Individuals with questions regarding this meeting should contact the Department at (717) 787-4843.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 23-12. Filed for public inspection January 6, 2023, 9:00 a.m.]

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