PA Dept. of Agriculture requiring permits for Spotted Lanternfly quarantine

  • January 18, 2019 10:42 AM
    Message # 7008598
    Brandon Moree (Administrator)

    Pennsylvania’s Department of Agriculture is stepping up its efforts to combat the Spotted Lanternfly and its destructive capabilities. Beginning in May of 2019, all commercial vehicles conducting any business within the quarantined area will be required to have permits.

    The permits replace the compliance system that was previously in place and is designed to be easier for organizations to acquiesce as well as easier for the state to enforce.

    The quarantined area is made up of 13 counties in the southeastern part of the commonwealth. The affected counties are Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Chester, Delaware, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Monroe, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia and Schuylkill.

    The Ag Dept. and the PA State Police will be partnering this summer to set up check points to ensure proper permits are on board trucks operating in the quarantine area. Failure to present the proper permit may result in citations and fines.

    What are your thoughts on the SLF situation in PA?

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