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Regulated Areas

In accordance with SC Code of Laws Title 46 Chapter 9, the State Crop Pest Commission may promulgate and enforce reasonable regulations necessary to eradicate or prevent the introduction, spread, or dissemination of plant pests.  The commission may carry out operations, including quarantines or measures to prevent, locate, suppress, control, or eradicate the spread of plant pests, independently or in cooperation with counties, municipalities, organizations, individuals, federal agencies or agencies of other states by regulation, compliance agreement, judicial action or other appropriate means.

The SC Code of Regulations Chapter 27 - Clemson University outline the regulations and quarantines of designated plant pests.  Quarantines are in place to prevent the introduction and slow the spread of the following pests from the infested areas listed below:

Asian Citrus Psyllid

The following counties are under quarantine pursuant to S.C. Code Reg. Ch. 27 Article 10a:
Beaufort, Charleston and Colleton.

Benghal Dayflower

The following area in Aiken County is under quarantine for Benghal dayflower pursuant to S.C. Code Reg. Ch. 27 Article 5B:

The area of Aiken County from North Latitude 33.365, east to Highway 62, south to Highway 125 and North back to Latitude 33.365

The following area in Dorchester County is under quarantine for Benghal dayflower pursuant to S.C. Code Reg. Ch. 27 Article 5B:

The area of Dorchester County beginning at the northeastern intersection of latitude N 33.185 and the stream known as Cattle Creek (N 33.185000, -80.689845); then extending east to Interstate I-95 (33.185000, -80.610433); then extending south to the Edisto River and the Dorchester County/Colleton County line (33.090726, -80.649830); then extending west along the Edisto River to the intersection of the aforementioned Cattle Creek (33.140872, -80.694201); and then north from the Edisto River along the main tributary of Cattle Creek back to latitude N 33.185 (33.185000, -80.689845).

Citrus Greening

The following counties are under quarantine and pursuant to S.C. Code Reg. Ch. 27 Article 6F:
Beaufort, Charleston and Colleton.

Emerald Ash Borer

All of South Carolina is under quarantine pursuant to an emergency order issued on October 2, 2017 by the Director of Regulatory Services on behalf of the State Crop Pest Commission.  This quarantine is effective until further notice.

Imported Red Fire Ant

All of South Carolina is under quarantine pursuant to S.C. Code Reg. Ch. 27 Article 9.

Japanese Beetle

The following counties are considered generally infested, under quarantine pursuant to S.C. Code Reg. Ch. 27 Article 8:
Abbeville, Aiken, Anderson, Calhoun, Cherokee, Chester, Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Fairfield, Florence, Greenville, Greenwood, Horry, Kershaw, Lancaster, Laurens, Lee, Lexington, Marion, Marlboro, McCormick, Newberry, Oconee, Orangeburg, Pickens, Richland, Saluda, Spartanburg, Union and York.

Light Brown Apple Moth

Regulated areas: Any infested area as designated by USDA-APHIS-PPQ on their website.

Phony Peach 

The following counties are under quarantine and pursuant to S.C. Code Reg. Ch. 27 Article 7:
Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun, Cherokee, Chesterfield, Edgefield, Greenville, Hampton, Lancaster, Laurens, Lexington, Marlboro, Orangeburg, Richland, Saluda, Spartanburg, Sumter and York.

Those areas of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Tennessee and Texas, which are under regulations by their respective state authorities or any other state areas similarly quarantined by the responsible Regulatory Agency of that State, are under quarantine and subject to Article 7.

Phytophagous Snails

All infested areas in the states of Arizona, California, Florida, Hawaii, Minnesota, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, and Washington are under quarantine pursuant to S.C. Code Reg. Ch. 27 Article 22.

Any other areas hereafter found to be infested with phytophagous snails.

Phytophthora ramorum

Regulated areas: Any infested area designated as regulated or quarantined by USDA-APHIS-PPQ on their website.

Plum Pox Virus

There are no areas in South Carolina currently under quarantine pursuant to S.C. Code Reg. Ch. 27 Article 6B.

Sweet Potato Weevil

The following counties are under quarantine for sweet potato weevil pursuant to S.C. Code Reg. Ch. 27 Article 6:
Beaufort and Charleston.

Any areas in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina and Texas which are regulated by the plant regulatory agency of the state concerned are under quarantine.

Tropical Soda Apple

The following counties are under quarantine for tropical soda apple pursuant to S.C. Code Reg. Ch. 27 Article 5A:
Aiken, Allendale, Bamberg, Beaufort, Charleston, Cherokee, Chester, Colleton, Dorchester, Edgefield, Greenwood, Hampton, Horry, Laurens, McCormick, Orangeburg, Saluda, Sumter, and York.

All infested counties in the following states are under quarantine:
Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Puerto Rico.

Witchweed

The following counties are under quarantine for witchweed pursuant to S.C. Code Reg. Ch. 27 Article 5:
Horry and Marion.