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Guidance for the movement of plants, plant parts and soil leaving a Japanese beetle regulated area located within British Columbia

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1.0 Introduction

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has established regulated areas within the Province of British Columbia (BC) to prevent the spread of Japanese beetle (Popillia japonica).

The CFIA is working with the British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries (AFF), the Cities of Burnaby, Port Coquitlam and Vancouver, the Invasive Species Council of British Columbia (ISCBC), the British Columbia Landscape and Nursery Association (BCLNA), and other stakeholders, to restrict the movement of material (regulated articles) that could contribute to the spread of Japanese beetle.

Japanese Beetle - Regulated Area (Vancouver). Description follows.
Map of Japanese Beetle (Popillia japonica) Regulated Areas within Vancouver and Burnaby, British Columbia

This map shows the boundaries of the Japanese beetle regulated areas in the cities of Vancouver and Burnaby, British Columbia. For more details on where Japanese beetles have been detected in British Columbia, please visit the British Columbia Japanese beetle survey report.

Please visit the CFIA's Japanese beetle web page to stay informed of any changes to the regulated areas.

Japanese beetle on a leaf
Photo credit: Katja Schulz, Creative Commons 2.0

Anyone growing or working with plants, soil or plant waste in a regulated area should be aware of the full requirements described below. Municipal bylaws and provincial laws must still be followed.

1.1 When to contact the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)

Example of traps used in the Japanese beetle surveillance program. Please report broken or knocked down traps to the CFIA as soon as possible.
Photo credit: Melissa Cook, CFIA

Contact the CFIA by calling: 604-292-5742 or by emailing: BCPF.Japanese.Beetle@inspection.gc.ca when the following applies:

(see section 9.0 for definition of "movement certificate")

2.0 Regulated articles

Regulated articles are things that are infested or likely to be infested with Japanese beetle when originating from a regulated area. Regulated articles include things that may be a pathway for the movement of Japanese beetle eggs, larvae, pupae and/or adults. The list of regulated articles varies over the course of a year, depending on the life stage of Japanese beetle which may be present.

A CFIA movement certificate is required for the following articles before they can be moved out of a BC regulated area during the timeframe specified:

(See section 9.0 for definition of "soil")

3.0 Exempted articles

Exempted articles are things that are unlikely to carry or be infested with live Japanese beetle (eggs, larvae, pupae and/or adults). These articles can move freely out of a BC regulated area and do not require a CFIA movement certificate.
Some examples of exempted articles include:

The following articles are only exempted outside of the Japanese beetle flight period (June 15 to October 15):

(see section 9.0 for definitions of "silt", "substantially free from soil", "Japanese beetle flight period", and "outside of the Japanese beetle flight period")

Other exemptions may be considered on a case-by-case basis, at the discretion of the CFIA. Please contact the CFIA if you are unsure.

4.0 Movement Requirements for regulated articles leaving the regulated area

Regulated Articles Time of year Examples Possible
Japanese beetle life stage present
Is a Movement Certificate Required?
Soil Year round Eggs, larvae, pupae and/or adult beetles YES
Plants and plant parts with soil attached Year round Potted plants, turfgrass, sod, ornamental grasses, raked plant debris with soil Eggs, larvae, pupae and/or adult beetles YES
Plants and above-ground plant parts, that are substantially free from soil June 15 - October 15 Grass clippings, pruning waste and branches with leaves attached Adult beetles YES
Plants and above-ground plant parts, that are substantially free from soil January 1 - June 14, October 16 - December 31 Grass clippings, pruning waste and branches with leaves attached n/a NO
Map of the Japanese beetle regulated areas (RAs) in British Columbia. Description follows.
Figure 1 - Map of the Japanese beetle regulated areas (RAs) in British Columbia.

Map of the Japanese beetle regulated areas (RA) in British Columbia. Movement of regulated articles within a RA and movement into a RA (green arrows) are unrestricted and do not require a movement certificate. Movement of regulated articles out of a RA (red arrow) is restricted and may require a movement certificate. Please consult section 4.0 to determine if you need a movement certificate.

4.1 Soil – regulated year-round

All forms of soil require a CFIA issued movement certificate to move outside of the regulated area.

The top 30 cm of soil must be treated or disposed of in accordance with CFIA specifications (for example, heat treatment or deep burial). Any sites that are unlikely to support Japanese beetle development may be eligible for a site assessment (see section 4.2).

If you are moving soil out of the regulated area in Burnaby or Vancouver, contact the CFIA prior to the start of work by email or phone 604-292-5742.

For any large quantity of soil which must be disposed of through deep burial at the Vancouver Landfill, please be advised that:

Please consult the Vancouver Landfill and Recycling Depot website for more information about municipal landfill requirements.

Soil that is deeper than 30 cm, and soil that is beneath an impermeable surface, such as: asphalt, cement or similar plant barrier, does not require specific treatment or deep burial, but still requires a CFIA movement certificate. Material that does not fit the definition of soil does not require treatment or deep burial, but still requires a movement certificate.

(see section 9.0 for definition of "soil")

4.2 Site assessment – determining if soil requires disposal

Any site, with soil, inside a regulated area, is eligible for a CFIA site assessment. Deep burial disposal requirements may be waived for sites inside a regulated area that are unlikely to support Japanese beetle development. To request a CFIA site assessment, please go to Appendix 1 and follow the instructions provided to complete and submit the site assessment application form.

4.3 Plants and plant parts with soil attached – regulated year-round

This category of regulated article includes items such as: green plant waste with soil, turf grass, sod, ornamental grasses, annuals, perennials, bulbs in soil, shrubs, bedding plants and potted houseplants, as well as, patio plants grown outdoors.

Plants for planting with soil attached

Plants with soil from a regulated area, which are not destined for disposal within the regulated area, including: plants grown in commercially produced soil-less growing media, and plants that need to be returned to the original supplier outside the regulated area, must meet CFIA requirements to be moved outside of the regulated area. Such movements will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Plants may or may not be eligible to move outside the regulated area depending on a number of factors, including: size of the plant root ball, or availability of effective and approved treatments as per section 5.3 of D-96-15. Please contact the CFIA (see section 1.1) if you need to move plants outside of a regulated area.

If you are a plant retailer or supplier, see section 7.0 for more specific guidance. Plant suppliers should adjust their practices to prevent movement of regulated plant material outside of the regulated area.

Plant waste with soil for disposal

Plant waste may be disposed of through a municipal green/compost waste program in accordance with program requirements. Contact the CFIA before moving regulated articles out of the regulated area for disposal. See section 5.2 for information on where to take green plant waste (plants and plant parts without soil) during the Japanese beetle flight period (June 15 to October 15).

(see section 9.0 for definition of "green plant waste")

A CFIA movement certificate is required before moving regulated articles outside of the regulated area for disposal. These articles must be treated or disposed of in accordance with CFIA specifications (for example heat-treatment or deep burial).

4.4 Plants and above-ground plant parts with no soil attached – regulated during the Japanese beetle flight period (from June 15 to October 15)

This category of regulated article includes: all outdoor plants; plant parts which are substantially free from soil; and green plant waste.

(see section 9.0 for definition of "green plant waste")

As much as possible, these materials should be mulched in place or composted within the same regulated area. During the Japanese beetle flight period, from June 15 to October 15, a movement certificate is required to move these regulated articles out of a regulated area.

If you are disposing of green plant waste through a municipal green waste or leaf collection program, you do not need a movement certificate.

See section 5.3 for more information on municipal transfer stations.

5.0 Disposal and treatment options for regulated articles

5.1 Options for disposal and treatment of regulated articles staying within a regulated area (no movement certificate required)

Please use the green/compost bins which are picked up by your city to dispose of regulated plant waste that is substantially free from soil, such as: pruning waste, grass clippings, leaves, weeds, or spent flowers. Municipal requirements for green bins must still be followed.

(see section 9.0 for definition of "substantially free from soil")

See section 4.0 for Movement Requirements which are in effect year-round on regulated articles (including soil, plants and plant parts with soil) leaving a regulated area.

See section 5.3 for information about Transfer Station disposal of regulated articles.

5.2 Options for disposal and treatment of regulated articles outside of a regulated area (movement certificate required)

All regulated articles leaving a regulated area require a movement certificate, and when applicable, must be treated or disposed of in a CFIA-approved manner.

Please contact CFIA prior to initiating treatment or disposal processes to apply for a movement certificate. Find out if you are in a regulated area. A printable map of the regulated areas in BC - PDF (2,160 kb) is available here.

To request a movement certificate, email the CFIA a completed copy of the application form found in Appendix 2. The CFIA-issued movement certificate will list of set of conditions that must be followed to mitigate the risk of spreading the beetle from a regulated area to a pest-free area.

See section 5.3 for information about Transfer Station disposal of regulated articles.

Heat treatment or composting are potential treatment options for regulated articles, see Appendix 3 for more details.

Deep burial is an approved disposal method. The Vancouver Landfill will accept some material for deep burial from the regulated areas by appointment and when accompanied by a CFIA-issued Movement Certificate.

If you would like to use one of these treatment options or a different disposal site, please contact the CFIA for additional information. CFIA approval is required prior to using any new treatment and disposal options that are not indicated in this section or in Appendix 3. Propose alternative options in writing to CFIA for consideration and include a detailed description of the regulated articles and the disposal or treatment process.

5.3 Transfer Station disposal of regulated articles (movement certificate may be required)

A transfer station is a municipally managed site which has been designated as an approved facility to collect, consolidate or process various forms of waste received. Specific transfer stations in the cities of Vancouver and Burnaby have been designated to receive green waste and very small amounts of soil from the regulated areas.

You are expected to dispose of acceptable regulated articles at the transfer station nearest to your location within the regulated area (see Table 1), to mitigate the risk of spreading the beetle from a regulated area to a pest-free area. All regulated articles leaving the regulated area require a movement certificate. Please contact the CFIA to apply for a movement certificate prior to disposing of regulated articles at a transfer station outside of your regulated area.

Map showing Transfer Station locations in relation to the regulated areas in Burnaby and Vancouver, B.C. Description follows.
Map showing Transfer Station locations in relation to the regulated areas in Burnaby and Vancouver, B.C.

This map shows the boundaries of the Japanese beetle regulated areas in the cities of Vancouver and Burnaby, British Columbia.

Map showing Transfer Station locations in relation to the regulated area in Vancouver, B.C. Description follows.
Map showing Transfer Station locations in relation to the regulated area in Vancouver, B.C.

The regulated area of Vancouver commences with the eastern boundary of Clark Drive and Knight Street; south to 49th Avenue; west to Granville Street; north to 41st Avenue; west to Mackenzie Street; north to Quesnel Drive; northwest to King Edward Avenue; west to Blenheim Street; north to the high-water mark of English Bay; and, east to Burrard Street, including: Kits Point, Stanley Park, and Downtown Vancouver, until the eastern boundary of Clark Drive and Knight Street. The following neighbourhoods fall within this regulated boundary: downtown Vancouver; False Creek; Mount Pleasant; South Main; Shaughnessy; West End; Davie Village; Coal Harbour; and, parts of East Vancouver and Kitsilano. The following major parks and greenspaces fall within the regulated area: Stanley, Quilchena, Trafalger, Carnarvon, Douglas, Strathcona and Connaught Parks; Van Dusen Botanical Garden; and, Bloedel Observatory in Queen Elizabeth Park.

Approved Waste Transfer Stations (see symbol on the maps) will accept green waste from the regulated areas. You may need a CFIA-issued Movement Certificate to move soil or plants out of the regulated area. Contact the CFIA to find out more.

Approved Waste Transfer Stations in or near the Vancouver regulated area:

  • Temporary Transfer Station located at 301 W 1st Ave, Vancouver – A CFIA-issued Movement Certificate may be required to bring regulated articles here.
  • Vancouver South Transfer Station located at 377 W Kent Ave N, Vancouver – A CFIA-issued Movement Certificate is required to bring regulated articles here.
Map showing Transfer Station locations in relation to the regulated area in Burnaby, B.C. Description follows.
Map showing Transfer Station locations in relation to the regulated area in Burnaby, B.C.

East of the regulated area in the City of Vancouver (approximately 9.3 km east), the regulated area within the City of Burnaby commences at the point of intersection between Eastlake Drive and Production Way, and proceeds south until Production Way transitions to Brighton Avenue; southwest along Winston Street to the western border of Salamander Creek; south along the western border of Salamander Creek to the northern border of Burnaby Lake; west along the shoreline of Burnaby Lake to Philips Point; north from Philips Point to Philips Avenue; north to Lougheed Highway; east until Eagle Creek Ravine Park; northeast along the border of Eagle Creek Ravine Park to Venture Street; east to Lake City Way; north to Broadway Street; east to Underhill Avenue south to Eastlake Drive; east to Production Way until the boundary of Eastlake Drive and Production Way. The following neighbourhoods partially fall within this regulated boundary: Lake City, Burnaby Lake, Government Road, and Sperling-Broadway. The follow major parks and greenspaces fall within regulated area: Warner Loat Park; Charles Rummel Park; and, parts of Eagle Creek Park and Burnaby Lake Park.

Approved Waste Transfer Stations (see symbol on the maps) will accept green waste from the regulated areas. You may need a CFIA-issued Movement Certificate to move soil or plants out of the regulated area. Contact the CFIA to find out more.

Approved Waste Transfer Stations near the Burnaby regulated area:

  • Burnaby Eco Centre located at 4855 Still Creek, Burnaby – A CFIA-issued Movement Certificate is required to bring regulated articles here.
Table 1: List of Transfer Stations designated to receive regulated articles. Contact the CFIA before moving any amounts of soil outside of a regulated area.
Transfer Station Address Location Is a Movement Certificate required to bring regulated articles to this site? Examples of regulated articles accepted at this Transfer Station Dates Open
Vancouver South Transfer Station 377 W Kent Ave N, Vancouver Located outside of the Vancouver and Burnaby regulated areas YES – if regulated articles are from the Vancouver regulated area
  • Yard Trimmings Table Note a (grass, leaves, branches)
  • Soil Table Note a, up to a maximum of 0.5 cubic meters (approx. half a wheelbarrow load)
Year-Round
Burnaby Eco Centre 4855 Still Creek, Burnaby Located outside of the Vancouver and Burnaby regulated areas YES – if regulated articles are from the Burnaby regulated area Year-Round

Fees may apply and accepted methods of payment may differ at each transfer station. Transfer station access and hours of operation are subject to change. You may be asked where the items you are bringing to the transfer station originated from. Due to capacity intake, only regulated articles which originated from the same municipality's regulated area will be accepted. For more information and a complete list of accepted items, visit the following municipal websites:

5.4 Regular or frequent movement of restricted articles from a regulated area to a site outside of the same regulated area

You may be eligible for an annual multi-use movement certificate if you live or work in a regulated area, or manage multiple worksites situated within a regulated area, and need to regularly or frequently transport regulated articles to a location outside of the same regulated area (e.g. an approved deep burial site, treatment site, transfer station, retail location or other site). Please contact the CFIA (see section 1.1) prior to beginning work, as needs will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Once issued, you will be provided with a list of conditions which must be met on all movements. You will also be expected to maintain a movement control log to record the movement of all regulated articles outside of a regulated area. The CFIA can request a copy of this log at any time for audit purposes. The CFIA may also audit the movement of regulated articles at any time. Such an audit may include following a load of regulated articles from start to end destination, observing handling of regulated articles on site, or other inspection activities.

6.0 Additional guidance for landscapers, groundskeepers, construction crews and anyone working in a Japanese beetle regulated area

Industry plays an important role in preventing the unintentional human-assisted spread of Japanese beetle and in protecting the industries which will be negatively impacted by Japanese beetle. To reduce the risk of spreading Japanese beetle, changes to standard operating procedures may be necessary. The CFIA is not responsible for any additional costs incurred as a result of Japanese beetle movement restrictions.

In addition to maintaining compliance with the Movement Requirements outlined in section 4.0 and the Disposal and Treatment Options outlined in section 5.0, please do the following when working in a regulated area year-round:

6.1 Report all Japanese beetle sightings

Please report all adult Japanese beetles, along with feeding damage which may have been caused by Japanese beetle, to the CFIA as soon as possible. Encourage your clients to report any beetles or feeding damage they may find.

If you see insects which you suspect are adult Japanese beetles (see Image 1), or if you see signs of feeding damage which may be caused by Japanese beetle (see Image 2), please take high-resolution photographs and send them to the CFIA by email. When possible, attempt to collect as many beetles as you can in a sealed hard-sided container, place the container in the freezer, and then contact the CFIA by phone at 604-292-5742 or by email.

6.2 Plan ahead and obtain a Movement Certificate

If you will be working in a Japanese beetle regulated area, plan ahead! Know which restrictions are in effect and what applies to you before you begin a project or arrive on-site.

Obtain a movement certificate from the CFIA before you move soil and other regulated articles out of a regulated area.

If you are unsure about whether you need a Movement Certificate, contact the CFIA by phone at 604-292-5742 or by email.

If you live or work in a regulated area, or manage multiple worksites situated within a regulated area, and need to regularly or frequently transport regulated articles to a location outside of the same regulated area (e.g. an approved deep burial site, treatment site, transfer station, retail location or other site), you may be eligible for an annual multi-use movement (see section 5.4)

Plan your route to minimize movement outside of the regulated area, and always bring regulated articles, accompanied by a movement certificate, to the transfer station or disposal site that is nearest to your worksite(s) (see section 5.0). Keep a map of the regulated areas – PDF (2,1 mb) in all crew trucks for easy reference.

Note: Only regulated articles originating from the Burnaby regulated area will be accepted at the Burnaby Eco-Centre. Only regulated articles originating from the Vancouver regulated area will be accepted at the South Vancouver Transfer Station.

6.3 Biosecurity: Best Practices

Ensure you have strong biosecurity practices in place to prevent the spread of Japanese beetle and other invasive insects, plants and plant diseases. Review these biosecurity measures regularly with your staff and colleagues to minimize the risks to your industry.

Biosecurity Best Practices include:

Image 1 Example of an adult Japanese beetle. The head and thorax are metallic green, while the wing coverings are a metallic copper colour. There are distinctive white tufts of hair along the sides and rear of the abdomen. These beetles are approx. 10 mm long and 6 mm wide.
Photo Credit: David Cappaert, Michigan State University, bugwood.org
Example of damage caused by adult Japanese beetle feeding
Image 2 Example of damage caused by adult Japanese beetle feeding. Look for lacy, webbing in plants and skeletonized leaves.

Photo Credit: Troy Kimoto, CFIA

7.0 Additional guidance for retailers

Plant retailers or suppliers play an important role in helping prevent the unintentional human-assisted spread of Japanese beetle from regulated areas by informing their associates and customers about the plant and soil movement restrictions, as outlined in this document. If you own or work in a nursery, garden centre, store, outdoor market or other facility which is situated within a regulated area and you sell plants or soil, the following information will assist in mitigating the risks Japanese beetle presents to your industry.

Additional information can also be found in D-96-15: Phytosanitary Requirements to Prevent the Spread of Japanese Beetle, Popillia japonica, in Canada and the United States

7.1 Report all Japanese beetle sightings

Please report all adult Japanese beetles, along with, feeding damage which may have been caused by Japanese beetle, to the CFIA as soon as possible. Encourage your customers and clients to report any beetles or feeding damage they may find.

If you see insects which you suspect are adult Japanese beetles (see Image 1), or if you see signs of feeding damage which may be caused by Japanese beetle (see Image 2), please take high-resolution photographs and send them to the CFIA by email. When possible, attempt to collect as many beetles as you can in a sealed hard-sided container, place the container in the freezer, and then contact the CFIA by phone at 604-292-5742 or by email.

7.2 Options for Retailers situated in a Japanese beetle regulated area who intend to sell plants to customers that may remove them from a Japanese beetle regulated area

If you are retailer within a regulated area – PDF (2.1 mb), who wishes to sell potted plants (with soil or growing media) to customers who may be taking the plants or soil outside of a regulated area, you must operate under one of the following four options listed below to reduce the risk of spreading Japanese beetle.

Retailers are responsible for selecting an option and will be assessed by the CFIA on a case-by-case basis. The CFIA is not responsible for any additional costs incurred as a result of Japanese beetle regulatory compliance actions. Please contact the CFIA by phone at 604-292-5742 or by email, to determine which of the following options will work for your facility. As indicated below, you may require a CFIA-issued Movement Certificate.

See section 2.0 for a list of Regulated Articles and section 3.0 for a list of Exempted Articles.

Option 1:

If retail plants are kept exclusively in a closed indoor area during the Japanese beetle flight period (June 15 – October 15), then those plants can move outside of a regulated area and no movement certificate is required.

Option 2:

If retail plants have undergone a regulatory treatment, as per Section 5.3 of D-96-15, and a movement certificate has been obtained by the retailer, then those plants can move outside of a regulated area.

Option 3:

If retail plants were produced in compliance with the Japanese beetle Pest-free Greenhouse / Screenhouse Program, as per Annex 1 of D-96-15, and a movement certificate has been obtained by the retailer, then those plants can move outside of a regulated area.

Option 4:

If a retail plant entered the regulated area after October 16 of the previous year, and it is not a grass (family Poacaea)Footnote 1, then the plant can be sold and moved by a customer outside of a regulated area under the following conditions:

  1. the CFIA has issued a regulatory notice to you, the retailer, which requires you, the retailer, to:
    1. display CFIA-issued signage that educates your customers about Japanese beetle and the regulated area (includes a map of the regulated area);
    2. inspect the plant for Japanese beetle prior to the plant leaving the store;
    3. allow the CFIA to place a Japanese beetle trap within your premises during the adult Japanese beetle flight season (June 15 to October 15 annually), and provide access to the trap throughout the adult Japanese beetle flight season, so a CFIA inspector can check and maintain the trap as needed.
  2. the CFIA has confirmed you, the retailer, are compliant with the regulatory notice requirements listed above in option 4.a, and subsequently issued a movement certificate to you, the retailer. The customer will not be required to complete any further action.

7.3 Managing plant returns from a regulated area

People and organizations located outside of a regulated area are encouraged to reject plant returns from the regulated area due to the potential risk of spreading Japanese beetle. In the event that plants with soil from the regulated area are accepted at a location outside the regulated area, immediately secure and safeguard the plants (for example double-bag them) and call the CFIA (see section 1.1) to get a movement certificate. Those people or organizations in care and control of the regulated plants are responsible for all costs associated with disposal of the non-compliant plants.

7.4 Promoting awareness about Japanese beetle

Where applicable, please work with plant suppliers (vendors) and other associates to establish roles and responsibilities regarding Japanese beetle movement restrictions for plants and green waste to ensure you are compliant. Contact the CFIA by email to obtain Japanese beetle outreach materials that you can display and distribute.

8.0 Non-compliance with the movement requirements for Japanese beetle

When issues of non-compliance are observed, the CFIA will follow the Agency's Compliance and Enforcement Policy.

One of the enforcement options is to issue an Administrative Monetary Penalty (AMP), which is a Notice of Violation with either a warning or a penalty. Penalties for individuals can range from $500 to $1,300, and from $1,300 to $10,000 for violations committed during the course of business.

Learn more about the Japanese beetle and get updates on this response effort.

9.0 Definitions

Please visit the CFIA's Plant Health Glossary of Terms for definitions which may not be included here.

approved facility

an entity that has received official approval from the CFIA to perform specific activities described in a program.

green plant waste

includes: plants, above-ground plant parts, and plant parts that are substantially free from soil, such as: grass clippings, leaves, weeds, spent flowers, or pruning waste. Leaf-free woody material and commercially-grown cut flowers or decorative branches are exempted articles; see section 3.0 for more information.

Japanese beetle flight period

occurs in Canada from June 15 to October 15 in the current calendar year.

movement certificate

a document, issued pursuant to the Plant Protection Act and signed by an inspector, that authorizes the movement of things within Canada or from Canada to a foreign destination (Plant Protection Regulations).

outside of the Japanese beetle flight period

occurs in Canada from January 1 to June 14 and from October 16 to December 31 in the current calendar year.

regulated area

an area into which, within which and/or from which plants, plant products and other regulated articles are subjected to phytosanitary regulations or procedures in order to prevent the introduction and/or spread of quarantine pests or to limit the economic impact of regulated non-quarantine pests (ISPM No. 5)..

silt

fine sand, clay or other material carried by running water and deposited as sediment, especially in a channel or harbour.

soil

the loose surface of the earth in which plants grow, in most cases consisting of disintegrated rock with an admixture of organic matter, including related matter, such as: clay, silt, sand, soil minerals, humus, compost, earthworm castings, muck, plant litter and debris, either individually or as a combination of these or other similar materials.

Note: Material that does not fit the definition of "soil" may include: rocks, concrete, other types of inorganic construction waste, or combinations of inorganic material used as fill that are substantially free from soil, clay, sand, and/or silt.

substantially free from soil

articles are considered "substantially free from soil" when the articles have been cleaned, brushed, shaken and/or washed, and the maximum size of any individual clump of soil remaining on the material is less than 12.7 mm (0.5 inches) in diameter.

Appendix 1 - Application Form for a Site Assessment by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) for Movement of Soil out of a Japanese beetle Regulated Area

PDF (70 kb)

Company Name (if applicable):

Contact Person Name:

Contact Phone Number:

Contact Email:

Site Address:

Is the soil on the site currently covered by an impermeable surface (asphalt / concrete / gravel)? Please describe the type of material that is covering the soil.

Yes / No / Don't Know

General description of the soil to be moved. For example: "top soil" or "fill dirt"?

Is there any grass/turf/sod/lawn/plants growing on the site?

Yes / No / Don't Know

Does your company have a permit from the BC Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, to move the soil from the site?

Yes / No / Don't Know

If yes, provide a copy of the permit with this application and provide details, including:

Where do you plan to move the soil (address)?

What is the projected start date of soil removal (DD/MM/YYYY)?

In order to complete this assessment, you must submit this completed form and good-quality photos of the entire site (showing the ground cover / soil) to: BCPF.Japanese.Beetle@inspection.gc.ca prior to any work being done

Additional information (For example: Is this a one-time movement or will multiple trips out of the regulated area be needed? Are other companies involved in this project?):

Appendix 2 – Application for movement certification of regulated material for Japanese beetle under the Plant Protection Act and the Japanese Beetle Ministerial Order

PDF (135 kb)

Before completing your application, please refer to the links below, as these are tools to assist you in determining if a Movement Certificate is required for the material you wish to move within Canada.

Send the completed application by email to: BCPF.Japanese.Beetle@inspection.gc.ca

Upon receipt of a completed application, the issuance of a movement certificate may take up to five business days. If you need more space to provide the information requested on this form, you may attach additional pages to this application. Please make sure the applicant/contact name is included on each additional page.

Please note that incomplete applications may cause a delay in this process.

You may contact the CFIA at 604-292-5742 or by email at BCPF.Japanese.Beetle@inspection.gc.ca for any questions regarding this form.

I want to receive a Movement Certificate by:

Facsimile:

Email:

Applicant/Contact Name

Organization/Company Name (if applicable)

Organization/Company Street Address

Postal Code

City

Province

Telephone Number

Email Address

Description of article(s) to be moved out of regulated area:
Top 30cm of undisturbed soil
Soil that is 30 cm or deeper, or soil from beneath impermeable surface
Rooted plants with attached soil
Above-ground plant parts (regulated June 15-Oct 15)
Other, please describe:

Article End Use:
Disposal
Treatment / Processing
Planting

Single Movement/Shipment
Multiple Movements/Shipments

For Single Movement/Shipment
Planned Start Date:
Planned End Date:

For Multiple Movements/Shipments
Planned Period Start Date:
Planned Period End Date:

Article Origin Address(es) (Work site address)

Article Destination Address(es)

How did you learn about Japanese beetle movement restrictions?

I certify that I am the applicant on this application and that I comply with the requirements of the Plant Protection Act and the Plant Protection Regulations, including section 30 of those regulations, and that the information provided in this Application for Movement Certification is true, correct and complete.

The information collected on this form may be accessible or protected under the provisions of the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act.

Applicant Signature

Date

Print your name here

Organization Name/Company Name

The information you provide in this document and associated attachments are collected by the CFIA under the authority of the Plant Protection Act for the purpose of issuing a Movement Certificate. Personal information will be protected under the provisions of the Privacy Act and will be stored in Personal Information Bank CFIA/PPU-115. Information may be accessible or protected under the provisions of the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act. Page 2 of 2

Appendix 3 – Composting and heat treatment specifications for Japanese beetle regulated material in British Columbia

PDF (69 kb)

If you are heat treating or composting regulated articles, you must maintain records of the following procedures. In order to verify temperature, time, moisture and receiving time, these records must be made available to CFIA upon request.

Composting:

Heat Treatment: Regulated articles may be heat treated, as specified in the table below. Timing of the heat treatment begins only when the entire mass has reached or exceeded the targeted temperature. Records and documentation must be made available to the CFIA.

Table A: Composting and heat treatment schedules for regulated articles to lessen the risk of Japanese beetle.

Description Minimum temperature Minimum moisture content Minimum time
Composting 55°C (131°F) 40% 2 weeks
Composting 65°C (149°F) 40% 1 week
Heat treatment 74°C (165°F) Saturated/Wet heat 4 hours
Heat treatment 80°C (176°F) Saturated/Wet heat 2 hours
Heat treatment 90°C (194°F) Saturated/Wet heat 1 hour
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