Agricultural Quarantine Inspection Enforcement Summary

Agricultural Quarantine Inspection (AQI) Enforcement Summary

To support agriculture quarantine inspection activities in Fiscal Year (FY) 2016, APHIS initiated 1265 cases and issued 400 pre-litigation settlement agreements, resulting in the collection of $426,026 in stipulated penalties.  APHIS negotiated two administrative consent decisions, each with civil penalties for the statutory maximum of $1,100, for Plant Protection Act violations related to individuals importing propagative material with passenger baggage.  APHIS also issued multiple pre-litigation settlements involving the improper safeguarding of regulated garbage, including settlements with civil penalties of $40,000 and $32,000.

Totals FY 2015 FY 2016 FY 2017
(through 3rd quarter)
Cases Initiated

1,181

1,265 937
Warnings

59

96 58
Settlement Agreements

375

400 253
Stipulated Penalties Assessed

$278,330

$426,026 $318,862
Non-Monetary Stipulations

0

0 0
Referrals to OGC

3 (alleged violators)

3 (cases)

0 0
Administrative Complaints

2

2 1
Administrative Decisions

0

2 2
Civil Penalties Assessed

$0

$2,200 $17,500
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