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Motor coaches traveling in to or through a Pennsylvania quarantine area will require a permit. This is specific to any area with a “Spotted Lantern Fly” (SLF) population.
Additionally, a designated person or persons (manager/supervisor) from the company should complete the online course and train other employees. Below is a program guide and Frequently Asked Questions.
Multiple states in the Mid-Atlantic area have SLF populations and/or quarantines. Links to those states’ SLF information webpages can be accessed through the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) SLF Permitting page. State Regulatory Officials have reciprocal permit agreements. No need for businesses to take multiple permit courses.
For Pennsylvania (PA), an SLF permit is required when traveling into or through the following quarantined counties: Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Chester, Dauphin, Delaware, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Monroe, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia, and Schuylkill.
Other states with SLF populations and/or quarantines (State: County): Delaware: New Castle; New Jersey: Warren, Hunterdon, and Mercer; Virginia: Frederick; Maryland: Cecil.
New York and Virginia also require a permit if originating from any area with the SLF population or quarantine.