AGRICULTURE AND HORTICULTURE
IDAHO PLANT PEST ACT OF 2002
22-2008. Discovery of plant pests — Official marking of infested or infected articles — Reporting the detection of plant pests. (1) Upon knowledge of the existence of a regulated pest or a pest that may cause significant damage or harm within the state, the department is authorized to conspicuously mark all plants, materials and articles known or suspected to be infected or infested with the pest. The department shall notify the person, owner or the tenant in possession of the premises or area in question of the existence of the pest and of the prescribed control measures. The aforementioned person shall, within the prescribed time limit, implement the conditions of the department’s hold order or stop sale or be subject to civil penalties.
(2) The state plant regulatory official shall immediately report the detection of new plant pests within the state to the director and to the U.S. department of agriculture. Other state plant regulatory officials shall be notified as deemed necessary.
[22-2008, added 2002, ch. 89, sec. 2, p. 217.]