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Interim compliance agreement (CA) for the movement of Lymantria dispar (gypsy moth) regulated nursery stock from regulated areas to non-regulated areas

Note: This CA is intended for any facility located in an area regulated for gypsy moth or under regulatory control for an incursion of gypsy moth outside of the regulated area, and must be completed and submitted to your local CFIA office prior to the movement of host nursery stock to a non-regulated area of Canada or the United States. A preventive control plan (PCP) may be submitted in lieu of this CA provided it contains all of the elements described below. Other equivalent risk mitigation measures may be considered on a case by case basis. Contact your local CFIA office for more information.

1.0 Applicant information

Facility name:
 
Pest control manager:
 
Address:
 
Telephone:
 
Email address:
 
Shipping season
start and finish:

 
Planned movement activities for 2021
(check all that apply)
  • Box Domestic movement outside of a regulated area
  • Box Export to non-regulated area of U.S.
  • Box Other: space

Please provide a list of all employees designated to inspect shipments:

Please describe any control measures currently being used at this facility to mitigate the risks of moving gypsy moths on host nursery stock. For example, include treatment, enhanced inspection, Canadian Nursery Certification Program (CNCP) module, etc.:

2.0 Specific requirements

The facility named in section 1.0 agrees to adhere to the following conditions:

  1. The facility will designate 1 individual to be the pest control manager (PCM). The PCM will be responsible for:
    1. ensuring that the elements of this compliance agreement are followed
    2. ensuring that the staff designated in section 1.0 are adequately trained to inspect for and identify the life stages of gypsy moth
    3. reporting any find of gypsy moth on product or within the facility to the CFIA
  2. The general facility area and current nursery stock inventory will be inspected for gypsy moth egg masses before the start of larval emergence (typically late April to early June). New nursery stock entering the facility will be inspected for all stages of gypsy moth upon arrival. Inspection will include both the plant material and associated material (pots, burlap, leafy debris, mulch, etc.)
  3. During shipping season, inventories of nursery stock within the facility will be monitored for all stages of gypsy moth at least once every 2 weeks. Ongoing environmental scouting and the use of pheromone traps during the gypsy moth flight period (typically July to mid-September) are encouraged, but not mandatory.
  4. The CFIA must be notified when any life stage of gypsy moth is confirmed within the facility, and a preventive control plan (PCP) developed and implemented. The PCP will describe the enhanced control measures that the facility will implement; such measures will be commensurate with the level of infestation. The PCP will be developed in cooperation with the CFIA, and its implementation will need to be complete before the start or continuation of shipments under this agreement.
  5. Plant material moving from the facility to an unregulated area of Canada or the United States is subject to inspection and may only be moved under the authorization of the CFIA. This authorization will be in the form of either a movement certificate (domestic) or phytosanitary certificate (export).
  6. In the event of non-compliance, movement or export certification may be refused, and valid movement certificates or phytosanitary certificates may be revoked.
  7. The facility is responsible for maintaining records of inspection, treatment and training activities performed during each calendar year. These records must be maintained for 2 years and made available to the CFIA upon request.

3.0 Attestation and signatures

I, space, the owner/person in possession, care or control of the above named facility, have read and fully understood the conditions and obligations stated herein by which I may move regulated nursery stock to non-regulated areas of Canada or the United States.

Further, I am and shall be responsible for and shall indemnify and save harmless Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada, including the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Her Officers, Servants, Employees, Successors and Assigns, from and against all manner of actions, causes of action, claims, demands, loss, costs, damages, actions or other proceedings by whomsoever made, sustained, brought or prosecuted in any manner based upon, caused by, arising out of, attributable to or with respect to any failure, inadvertent or otherwise, by act or omission, to fully comply with the said conditions and requirements.

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Participant's signature of acceptance
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CFIA inspector/officer signature of approval
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