Mitigating transportation risk

After the implementation of bulk citrus quarantine zones, DATOC was requested to evaluate the feasibility of a more nuanced mitigation scheme based on specific risk levels for movement from/to combinations of production location and processing location.

January, 2018

At a meeting of the CPDPC full committee, it was discussed whether bulk citrus shipments moving into Zone 6 (where HLB is present), should require the same mitigation requirements as shipments moving into other zones. The discussion ended with the conclusion that a team would incorporate information regarding HLB and ACP risk and potentially come up with mitigation regulations that varied by zone according to risk. DATOC was then asked to complete the risk analysis.

March 14 and May 2, 2018

Presented pilot model to the CPDPC full committee and the Science and Technology subcommittee.

September 14, 2018

Regulatory taskforce convened; provided input to refine Phase 1 of the model.

October 12, 2018

Presented results of refined model to regulatory taskforce. Determined that taskforce would provide input on Phase 2 of the model

November 7, 2018

Joint CPDPC Science Subcommittee/Regulatory Taskforce meeting. A consensus is reached on final model parameters. 

December 6, 2018

Final risk estimation from the model was presented with a recommendation to a joint meeting of the CPDPC Science Subcommittee and the Regulatory Task Force. It was determined that the model would be sent out to the rest of the committee, and an informational webinar could be hosted for any interested members.

Bulk citrus ACP quarantine zones 

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DATOC is sponsored by the Citrus Research Board and the California Citrus Pest and Disease Prevention Program.