The following information was first posted on Citrus Insider.

The new ACP regional quarantine maps for bulk citrus and nursery stock movement have been posted to Citrus Insider. FAQs about the compliance process accompany each map.

Asian Citrus Psyllid Quarantine

To more effectively protect California citrus from Huanglongbing, a regional Asian citrus psyllid quarantine for movement of bulk citrus and nursery stock went into effect on Jan. 1, 2018. FAQs and maps of these regional quarantines are below.

ACP Regional Quarantine – Bulk Citrus Movement

Click here for the Bulk Citrus Movement map

FAQs for Growers, Packers and Transporters

Q: What should a grower, packer or transporter do to be in compliance with the new ACP regional quarantine for bulk citrus movement? 

A: Growers, packers and transporters need to complete a new exhibit form and return it to the California Department of Food and Agriculture as soon as possible. An organization will need to list its current compliance agreement identification number on top of the new exhibit form. CDFA is mailing new exhibit forms to growers, packers and transporters. However, if a grower, transporter or packer would like to fill out the new exhibit form prior to receiving it in the mail by CDFA, he or she can download the form on the CDFA website here.

Completed exhibits should be returned to CDFA through one of the following methods:

  • Mail to CDFA: ACP Program, 1220 N Street, Suite 325, Sacramento, CA 95814
  • Email as PDF to ACPCompliance@cdfa.ca.gov
  • Fax to 916-654-0986

Q: Are there new ACP-free compliance standards for bulk citrus movement when moving citrus between these new regional quarantine zones? 

A: No. The ACP-free compliance standards for bulk citrus movement remain the same when moving citrus between regional quarantine zones. The quarantine zone boundaries; however, have changed. View the ACP-free compliance standards here and a map of the new quarantine zones here.

Q: Where can I find the new exhibit forms on CDFA’s website? 

A: New exhibit forms and instructions for completion can be found here.

Q: When are the completed exhibit forms due to CDFA? 

A: Growers, packers and transporters are encouraged to complete their new exhibit forms as soon as possible. CDFA will distribute an alert in advance of the deadline date to return completed exhibits. Establishments can verify their exhibits have been received by CDFA by checking the online database found here.

Q: The ACP regional quarantine map for bulk citrus movement shows two separate areas for Quarantine Zone 6, and a small circular portion of Zone 6 is inside Zone 5. How does this affect movement of bulk citrus in this area? 

A: Shipments of bulk citrus fruit may transit through an adjacent bulk citrus regional quarantine zone to be packed/processed in its original bulk citrus regional quarantine zone without mitigation (i.e., field cleaning or treatment). However, the shipment must be completely safeguarded during transit as required, and travel in a direct route and without undue delay to the destination. For example, a shipment of bulk citrus from Cathedral City could travel through Riverside to be packed in San Bernardino County.

If you have more questions, please contact the CDFA ACP Program at 916-403-6846. Technical staff will be available to answer calls Monday to Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (PST), Jan. 8 through Feb. 28.

ACP Regional Quarantine – Nursery Stock Movement

Click here for the Nursery Stock Movement Map

FAQs for Production Nurseries

Q: What does the new ACP regional quarantine mean for the transportation of nursery stock? 

A: The new ACP regional quarantine for nursery stock movement establishes three regional quarantine zones. The regional quarantine permits production nurseries to move ACP host nursery stock within its regional quarantine zone if it’s treated and tagged according to the regulation and compliance agreement. For details on movement and sale of ACP host material between quarantines, visit CDFA’s website.

Q: What should a production nursery do to be in compliance with the new ACP regional quarantine for nursery stock movement?

A: Production nurseries with ACP host material will receive a mailing from CDFA that will include a new compliance agreement. All establishments involved in producing, upsizing or shipping ACP host nursery stock must fill out the compliance agreement. A representative of your establishment must physically take a printed copy of the completed and signed documents to a local CDFA office. Production nurseries will also need new nursery stock tree tags to be in compliance with the new quarantine. When visiting the CDFA office, the total number of your establishment’s current inventory of host nursery stock must be presented with the compliance agreement to obtain new nursery stock tree tags.

Q: When will my current compliance agreement be cancelled and invalid?

A: Your current compliance agreement will be cancelled and invalid as of March 1, 2018. You must follow the steps outlined above to obtain a new and approved compliance agreement prior to March 1.

Q: Where and when can I visit a CDFA office to submit my organization’s compliance agreement? 

A: The following CDFA offices are able to validate your new compliance agreement and provide you with new nursery stock tree tags.

Office Address Days of the Week Time Available
Camarillo 745 W Ventura Blvd, Ste A Camarillo, CA 93010 Tues. & Thurs. 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Fresno 2895 N Larkin Ave, Ste A Fresno, CA 93727 Tues. only 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Los Alamitos* 3802 Constitution Ave, Trlr 55 Los Alamitos, CA 90720 Tues. & Thurs. 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Palm Desert 73-710 Fred Waring Dr, Ste 211 Palm Desert, CA 92260 Tues. & Thurs. 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Riverside 3180 Cridge St Riverside, CA 92507 Tues. & Thurs. 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sacramento 1220 N St Sacramento, CA 95814 Tues. & Thurs. 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
San Diego 123 Camino de la Reina, Ste 201E San Diego, CA 92108 Tues. & Thurs. 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Shafter 5100 Douglas Ave Shafter, CA 93263 Thurs. only 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Visalia 724 N Ben Maddox Way, Ste D Visalia, CA 93292 Mon. – Fri. 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

*The Los Alamitos office is in a trailer located on a military training base. A valid government issued ID is required to access the base.

If you have more questions, please contact the CDFA ACP Program at 916-403-6846. Technical staff will be available to answer calls Monday to Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (PST), Jan. 8 through Feb. 28.