What is the fine/penalty structure for non-compliance to the lanternfly permits?


According to the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, a citation matrix is in the making. The Pennsylvania SLF Quarantine Order states the following for those who are not in compliance with the required permit:

Criminal citation up to $300 per violation.

Civil penalty up to $20,000 per violation.

Revocation of permit or compliance agreement if PDA determines the holder has not complied.

For more information, you can view the Quarantine Order here: https://www.agriculture.pa.gov/Plants_Land_Water/PlantIndustry/Entomology/spotted_lanternfly/quarantine/Documents/SLF%20Q%20Order%205-2018.pdf