DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
PESTICIDE AND PLANT PESTICIDE MANAGEMENT DIVISION
REGULATION NO. 620. QUARANTINE
(By authority of section 23 of Act No. 189 of the Public Acts of 1931 and section 6 of
Act No. 72 of the Public Acts of 1945, being SS286.223 and 286.256 of the Michigan
R 285.620.1 Quarantine; purpose.
Rule 1. (1) The director of agriculture when he shall find that there exists in any state,
territory, or district or part thereof any
infestation with reference to which the secretary of agriculture of the United States
has not established a quarantine may promulgate and enforce by this rule
dangerous insect pest or plant disease
quarantine prohibiting or restricting the transportation into, within, or through the state,
or any portion thereof, from such other state, territory, or district, of any class of
nursery stock, plant, fruit, seed, or other article of any character whatsoever,
capable of carrying such plant disease or insect infestation.
(2) A quarantine shall recite the following:
(a) The dangerous plant pest involved by common name or scientific name, or both.
(b) Definitions of the terms used.
(c) The quarantined or regulated area by naming the state, territory, or district, or
designated portions thereof, by recognized
political subdivisions or legal land
(d) The classes or names of the nursery stock, plants, fruits, seeds, or other articles of
any character, the movement of which is prohibited or restricted into or within
(e) Any treatment, certification, or other action or condition that will permit the
movement of restricted articles into or within this state from the quarantined area.
(f) Conditions of seizure, treatment, or destruction of prohibited or restricted articles
moving into or within this state in violation of the quarantine or the return of such
articles to the quarantined area.
History: 1979 AC.