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File #: 19-850    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 8/8/2019 Departments: AGRICULTURE\WEIGHTS & MEASURES
On agenda: 9/17/2019 Final action: 9/17/2019
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing an agreement with the California Department of Food and Agriculture for high risk pest exclusion inspection services for the term of July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020, in an amount not to exceed $613,337.96.
Attachments: 1. 20190910_r_19-0076 HRPE agreement.pdf, 2. 20190910_a_19-0076 HRPE Agreement.pdf, 3. 20190910_att_Certification
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Fred W. Crowder, Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer
Subject: Agreement (#19-0076) with the California Department of Food and Agriculture

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing an agreement with the California Department of Food and Agriculture for high risk pest exclusion inspection services for the term of July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020, in an amount not to exceed $613,337.96.

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BACKGROUND:
In 1999, your Board approved the first agreement with California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) to initiate the High-Risk Pest Exclusion (HRPE) Program. The agreement has been renewed each year. HRPE program funding addresses the need for County plant inspection activities to prevent the introduction of exotic insects and diseases through identified high-risk pest pathways.

DISCUSSION:
The County will receive $613,337.96 as reimbursement for 7,640 personnel hours to be expended on HRPE activities under agreement 19-0076. Staff will perform daily inspections of air freight shipments at San Francisco International Airport (SFO), nursery stock truck shipments at wholesale nurseries, and plant product shipments at parcel facilities. Pest exclusion work activities protect the agricultural industry and the environment from harmful exotic pests that may be introduced into California. The Department's FY 2019-20 Approved Recommended Budget recognizes this revenue.
CDFA will accept the Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer's approval and signature on agreement amendments providing the Department submits a resolution that outlines the Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer's authority to sign amended documents. The Department requests your Board to authorize the Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer to execute additional amendments to this agreement with CDFA which modify the State's maximum reimbursement obligation by no more than $25,000 (in agg...

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