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State Plant Regulatory OfficialG. John Caravetta (602) 542-0996Serves on the National Plant Board, oversees state pest detection and regulatory activities and coordinates survey activities between government agencies, public and private organizations. Coordinates the state's initial emergency response if an exotic pest is detected.
State Survey CoordinatorMark Van Kleeck (602) 542-3263Coordinates CAPS survey planning, execution and reporting as well as community outreach activities.
State Plant Health DirectorJerry Levitt (602) 431-3201Directs federal APHIS-PPQ pest detection and regulatory activities in cooperation with state officials, and coordinate the initial PPQ emergency response if an exotic pest is detected in the state.
Pest Survey Specialist
VacantProvides technical support in planning, executing and reporting annual surveys and coordinates pest detection activities with neighboring states.
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