AGRICULTURE, HORTICULTURE AND ANIMAL HUSBANDRY
INSECT PESTS AND PLANT DISEASES
430:53 Powers and Duties of the Commissioner.
I. The commissioner shall conduct research and educational activities which address the environmental and economic effects of invasive species upon the state. The commissioner shall solicit support for and participation by other state and federal government entities, the University of New Hampshire and private entities in such activities.
II. The commissioner shall disseminate information on and make recommendations for control of invasive species.
III. The commissioner shall consult with the invasive species committee and prepare and publish by April 1 annually a list of invasive species deemed to present an immediate danger to the health of native species, to the environment, to commercial agricultural or forest crop production, or to human health. The commissioner shall have authority to prohibit collection possession, importation, transportation, sale, propagation, transplantation or cultivation by any person of any species so listed. Such list shall be known as the "New Hampshire prohibited invasive species list."
IV. The commissioner shall consult with the invasive species committee and prepare and publish by April 1 annually a list of species which present the potential for environmental or economic harm but for which such potential may be reduced or eliminated by cultural or biological practices. Such list shall be known as the "New Hampshire restricted invasive species list."
V. The commissioner shall apply for and accept grants, gifts, bequests and donations which support the purposes of this subdivision.
Source. 2000, 88:1, eff. April 27, 2000.