Have you completed the training and received your Spotted Lanternfly Permit?
June 15, 2020
Last year MMTA reported on efforts to prevent the spread of the Spotted Lanternfly and limit the damage it can do to agriculture. This invasive species has been spotted in areas of Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, and Virginia. To slow its spread, any truck that stops (other than for fuel or at a traffic signal) in quarantined areas of Pennsylvania and New Jersey must go through Lanternfly training and obtain a permit. The training and permits are FREE online; however, the Pennsylvania State Police is enforcing this requirement against trucking companies and issuing penalties for non-compliance.
In March, Pennsylvania expanded the Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine from 14 to 26 counties. The quarantine now encompasses Allegheny, Beaver, Berks, Blair, Bucks, Carbon, Chester, Columbia, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Huntingdon, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Mifflin, Monroe, Montgomery, Northampton, Northumberland, Perry, Philadelphia, Schuylkill and York counties.
If you are making any stops in these impacted areas, you must go through training at: https://extension.psu.edu/spotted-lanternfly-permit-training-powerpoint-slides or you risk being cited. Learn more at https://bit.ly/2lGJQzQ.
Questions? Contact Brenda Tharp at MMTA, 410-644-4600.