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File #: 18-1501    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Informational Report Status: Passed
File created: 11/9/2018 In control: Agricultural Commissioner
On agenda: 12/4/2018 Final action: 12/4/2018
Title: Approval of Standard Agreement No. 18-0276, Exotic Pest Detection Trapping Contract in the amount of $20,307
Indexes: Core Roles - Create opportunities for improved safety and health, Provide community-appropriate levels of service
Attachments: 1. Staff Report, 2. Exotic Pest Detection 18-0276 Agreement 2018-19.pdf

To: Board of Supervisors

From: Agricultural Commissioner

SUBJECT:
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Approval of Standard Agreement No. 18-0276, Exotic Pest Detection Trapping Contract in the amount of $20,307
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RECOMMENDATION(S):
Recommendation
That the Board of Supervisors approve Standard Agreement No. 18-0276, known as the Exotic Pest Detection Trapping Program Contract with the California Department of Food and Agriculture; authorize the chair to sign the original agreement, one copy of the cover page, and the contractor certification, then return all signed copies to the Agricultural Commissioner's office for further processing; and grant a waiver from the provisions of the Nuclear Free Ordinance.

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SOURCE OF FUNDING:
California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA)

DISCUSSION:
The waiver from the provisions of the Nuclear Free Ordinance is requested because the State of California will not modify its "standard agreements" to accommodate local ordinances. The Agricultural Commissioner's Office receives annual subventions from CDFA to offset the local costs associated with enforcing certain state-mandated programs. One of these programs, the Exotic Pest Detection Trapping Program is conducted annually by the Agriculture Department and is intended to identify introductions of specific insect pests that are known to cause serious damage to agriculture or the environment. Humboldt County's detection program is the local component of an annual state-wide effort by counties that target multiple species of destructive insect pests. Under the general direction of CDFA, Standard Agreement no. 18-0276 provides funding for Humboldt County's trapping survey and will focus on the "A-rated" pests, Gypsy Moth and Japanese Beetle. Early detection of local introductions is essential for preventing their spread and increasing the likely success of eradication efforts. Each of these pests has the potential to cause significant damage to Humboldt County's environment and could, if...

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